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 MPE Partners, Drive Capital, Noro-Moseley Partners, The Riverside Company, and Trinity Hunt Partners.

On the transactional side, Ted advised Morgan Stanley Capital Partners in connection with its acquisition of Advanced Web Technologies Holding Company in December of 2020. 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

  • Morgenthaler Private Equity forms MPE Partners III, L.P. and its parallel fundsJones Day represented Morgenthaler Private Equity in its fundraise and formation of MPE Partners III, L.P. and its parallel funds (collectively, "MPE") with $420.1 million in capital commitments.
  • MPE Partners sells its DreamLine platform to American Bath Group, LLCJones Day advised MPE Partners on the sale of its DreamLine platform to American Bath Group, LLC.
  • Morgan Stanley Capital Partners invests in AWT Labels & Packing and Citation Healthcare LabelsJones Day advised Morgan Stanley Capital Partners in their investment in Advanced Web Technologies Holding Company, which operates as AWT Labels & Packaging and Citation Healthcare Labels, from Mason Wells, a Midwest-based private equity firm.
  • Morgan Stanley portfolio company acquires Custom Poly Bag, Inc.Jones Day represented Morgan Stanley Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company PPC Flexible Packaging, LLC of Custom Poly Bag, LLC, a leading manufacturer of custom flexible packaging for bakery, protein, medical, and specialty consumer markets, based in Alliance, Ohio.
  • 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.
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