Kezmen C.Clifton

Associate

Chicago + 1.312.269.4084

Kezmen Clifton advises clients on the employee benefits and executive compensation aspects of corporate acquisitions, dispositions, and mergers. Kezmen has experience drafting employment agreements, separation agreements, equity and incentive arrangements, and securities-related disclosures.

Experience

  • Riverside invests in GSB & Associates, Inc.Jones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with its investment in GSB & Associates, Inc., a flavor house specializing in custom flavor development with a diverse portfolio of liquid and powdered flavors.
  • Five9 acquires Virtual Observer, formerly known as CSIJones Day advised Five9, Inc. in its acquisition of Virtual Observer, formerly known as CSI, an innovative provider of cloud-based Workforce Optimization (WFO), also known as Workforce Engagement Management (WEM), solutions.
  • Riverside acquires National FlavorsJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with its acquisition of National Flavors LLC, a Michigan limited liability company engaged in the business of formulating and producing artificial and natural liquid flavors, extracts, variegates and colors for frozen desserts and dairy products, baked goods, confections, processed fruits, beverages, and other product categories.
  • Advantage Solutions acquires full-service brand, digital, and experiential agencyJones Day advised Advantage Solutions in its acquisition of a full-service brand, digital, and experiential agency.
  • YETI Holdings completes $333.5 million secondary offering of Common StockJones Day represented YETI Holdings, Inc., a designer, marketer, retailer, and distributor of a variety of innovative, branded, premium products, in connection with the $333.5 million underwritten secondary public offering of 11,500,000 shares of Common Stock by certain of its stockholders.
  • Riverside sells CTI Holding Company to Fortive CorporationJones Day advised The Riverside Company in connection with its sale of CTI Holding Company to Fortive Corporation.
  • Riverside sells ProSites to Rockbridge Growth EquityJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the sale of digital marketing provider ProSites, Inc., to Rockbridge Growth Equity.
  • OGE Energy acquires 146 MW combined cycle natural gas-fired power generation facilityJones Day advised Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of OGE Energy Corp., in the purchase of a 146 MW combined cycle natural gas-fired power generation facility from Oklahoma Cogeneration, LLC in Oklahoma City, and subsequently renamed it Frontier Power Plant.
  • Riverside acquires Champion Healthcare TechnologiesJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and related financings of Champion Healthcare Technologies, a SaaS provider that enables hospitals to manage surgical implants throughout their life cycle.
  • OGE Energy acquires 360 MW coal-fired generation facilityJones Day advised Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of OGE Energy Corp., in the purchase of a 360 MW coal-fired generation facility and associated equipment from AES Shady Point, LLC, now known as River Valley Power Plant.
  • YETI Holdings completes $271 million secondary offering of Common StockJones Day represented YETI Holdings, Inc., a designer, marketer, retailer, and distributor of a variety of innovative, branded, premium products, in connection with a $271 million underwritten secondary offering of Common Stock by certain of its stockholders.
  • Riverside invests in HemaTerra TechnologiesJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with its investment in and related financing of HemaTerra Technologies, a provider of SaaS-based solutions for independent and hospital-based blood collection centers and plasma collection centers.
  • SureWerx acquires ADA SolutionsJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the add-on acquisition and related financing of ADA Solutions by portfolio company SureWerx Inc., a leading provider of proprietary branded professional safety products, tools, and equipment used across general industrial, construction, energy, and automotive aftermarket settings.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires The Praetorian GroupJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and related financing by portfolio company, Lexipol, LLC, of The Praetorian Group, a leading provider of learning and content platforms for local government and public safety organizations.
  • Riverside sells stake in Team Technologies to Clearlake Capital GroupJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the its sale of stake in Team Technologies Inc., a leading custom design and manufacturing partner to many of the world’s leading brands in the dental, cosmetic, and medical industries, to Clearlake Capital Group, L.P.
  • Riverside acquires SureWerx Inc.Jones Day advised The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and related financing of SureWerx Inc., a leading provider of proprietary branded professional safety products, tools, and equipment used across general industrial, construction, energy, and automotive aftermarket settings.
  • YETI Holdings completes $288 million IPOJones Day represented YETI Holdings, Inc., a designer, marketer, retailer, and distributor of a variety of innovative, branded, premium outdoor products, in connection with its $288 million initial public offering of Common Stock.
  • Tecum Equity Partners and Western Allegheny Capital acquire controlling interest in High Tide Acquisition Corp.Jones Day represented Tecum Equity Partners and Western Allegheny Capital in connection with the acquisition and related financing of a controlling interest in High Tide Acquisition Corp.
  • Riverside sells Alchemy to Intertek ITRKJones Day advised The Riverside Company in its sale of investment in Alchemy Systems, a provider of food and workplace safety training solutions delivered through a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model, to Intertek ITRK, a leading total quality assurance provider to industries worldwide.
  • Nutrien acquires Agrible Inc.Jones Day advised Nutrien Ltd. in its acquisition of Agrible, Inc., a technology company that connects growers with agricultural, food and consumer products companies and provides agronomic and predictive tools to its customers.
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