Edmund W.Appleton (Ted)

Associate

Cleveland + 1.216.586.1258

Ted Appleton advises private equity and venture capital funds (and their sponsors) in formation and governance matters, M&A transactions, and early stage investments. He also represents investors, including large health systems and public corporations, in connection with their investments into private equity and venture capital funds.

The private equity and venture capital funds with which Ted has recently worked include Drive Capital, Noro-Moseley Partners, The Riverside Company, and Trinity Hunt Partners.

On the transactional side, Ted recently advised Morgan Stanley Capital Partners in connection with its acquisitions of Temkin International, LLC and Popular Ink, LLC. Other notable transactions on which Ted has worked include: Associated Estates' $2.5 billion sale to Brookfield Asset Management and Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.'s provision of $500 million in construction financing for a hotel and conference center in Aurora, Colorado.

In community matters, Ted serves on the board of directors of the Center for Arts Inspired Learning, is a member of the Alumni Representative Committee of Office of Undergraduate Admissions of Columbia University in the City of New York, and coaches youth baseball.

Experience

  • Range Media Partners raises initial capital for companyJones Day represented Range Media Partners, LLC (f/k/a 3M Media Company, LLC) and its founders in connection with the seed financing round of the company, which will operate a talent management and media company business.
  • Morgan Stanley Capital Partners portfolio company acquires iMark MoldingJones Day represented Morgan Stanley Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition and related financing by portfolio company Comar Holding Company, LLC of iMark Molding, LLC ("iMark") from the original iMark founders.
  • Drive Capital forms Drive Capital Overdrive FundJones Day advised Drive Capital, LLC in the formation of venture capital funds Drive Capital Overdrive Fund I, L.P. and Drive Capital Overdrive Fund I (TE), L.P.
  • Drive Capital forms Drive Capital Fund IIIJones Day advised Drive Capital, LLC in the formation of venture capital funds, Drive Capital Fund III, L.P. and Drive Capital Fund III (TE), L.P.
  • PPC Flexible Packaging acquires Popular Ink, LLCJones Day represented Morgan Stanley Capital Partners and its portfolio company, PPC Flexible Packaging, LLC, in PPC's acquisition and related financing of Popular Ink, LLC, a leading provider of custom printed flexible packaging for the consumer products market throughout the United States.
  • Riverside forms Riverside Credit Solutions Fund I, L.P.Jones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the formation of Riverside Credit Solutions Fund I, L.P.
  • Riverside forms Riverside Acceleration Capital Fund II, L.P.Jones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the formation of Riverside Acceleration Capital Fund II, L.P.
  • NMP Management Corporation forms Noro-Moseley Partners VIII, L.P.Jones Day advised NMP Management Corporation in the formation of Noro-Moseley Partners VIII, L.P., a venture capital fund ("NMP VIII").
  • PPC Flexible Packaging acquires Temkin InternationalJones Day represented Morgan Stanley Capital Partners and its portfolio company, PPC Flexible Packaging, LLC (“PPC”), in PPC’s acquisition and related financing of Temkin International, LLC and the assets of Temkin Packaging Colombia S.A.S. (together, “Temkin”).
  • Trinity Hunt Partners forms Trinity Hunt Partners V, L.P.Jones Day advised Trinity Hunt Partners in connection with the formation of Trinity Hunt Partners V, L.P., a middle market private equity fund ("THP V").
  • Riverside forms Riverside Micro-Cap Fund V, L.P.Jones Day advised The Riverside Company in the formation of Riverside Micro-Cap Fund V, L.P., a private equity buyout fund ("RMCF V").
  • Morgan Stanley Capital Partners acquires Comar Holding CompanyJones Day advised Morgan Stanley Capital Partners in the acquisition and related financing of Comar Holding Company, LLC.
  • Riverside sells Grace HillJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the sale of Grace Hill, a provider of online training, credentialing, and mystery shopping solutions for property managers.
  • Mutual Capital Partners forms Mutual Capital Partners Fund III, L.P.Jones Day advised Mutual Capital Partners III, L.L.C. in connection with the formation of Mutual Capital Partners Fund III, L.P., a venture capital fund ("MCPF III").
  • Keystone National Group forms Keystone Private Market Opportunities Fund VIII, L.P.Jones Day advised Keystone National Group, LLC in connection with the formation of Keystone Private Market Opportunities Fund VIII, L.P., a private equity fund ("KPMO VIII").
  • MPE Partners acquires Bath Authority LLC d.b.a. DreamLineJones Day represented MPE Partners in connection with the acquisition and related financing of Bath Authority LLC d.b.a. DreamLine, a market leading, technology-driven designer, manufacturer, and marketer of premium bath and shower products.
  • Morgan Stanley Capital Partners portfolio company acquires Packaging Products CorporationJones Day advised Fisher Container Holdings, LLC, an affiliate of Morgan Stanley Capital Partners (MSCP), and MSCP in connection with the acquisition and related financing of a majority interest in Packaging Products Corporation LLC, a leader in flexographic printing and converting of flexible films, bags and pouches primarily used for food packaging.
  • Riverside forms Riverside Strategic Capital Fund I, L.P.Jones Day advised The Riverside Company in the formation of Riverside Strategic Capital Fund I, L.P. ("RSCF I"), Riverside's first non-control investment fund.
  • Riverside sells non-voting minority stake interest to ParkwoodJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the sale of a non-voting minority stake interest to Parkwood LLC, a private financial services company.
  • Morgan Stanley Capital Partners acquires majority interest in Fisher ContainerJones Day advised Morgan Stanley Capital Partners (MSCP) in connection with the acquisition of a majority interest in Fisher Container Holdings, LLC and Fisher Container, LLC, a leading manufacturer of innovative and technical flexible packaging products, by an affiliate of MSCP and experienced plastics and packaging executive, Kevin Keneally.
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