Kezmen C.Clifton

Associate

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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. She also assists with counseling clients on institutional investment and ERISA fiduciary matters, including with respect to the "plan asset" rules and VCOC (venture capital operating company) and REOC (real estate operating company) structuring.

Experience

  • Riverside acquires Champion Healthcare TechnologiesJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and related financing of Champion Healthcare Technologies, a SaaS provider that enables hospitals to manage surgical implants throughout their life cycle.
  • 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.
  • OGE Energy to acquire 146 MW combined cycle natural gas-fired power generation facilityJones Day is advising 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.
  • OGE Energy to acquire 360 MW coal-fired generation facilityJones Day is advising 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.
  • 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.
  • Nutrien acquires Waypoint AnalyticalJones Day advised Nutrien Ltd. in its acquisition of Waypoint Analytical, Inc. and its operating subsidiaries.
  • Total, NOVA, Borealis form venture for U.S. Gulf Coast projectsJones Day advised Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA, and affiliates of Austria’s Borealis AG and Canada’s NOVA Chemicals (both affiliates of the UAE’s Mubadala Investment Company) in the formation of a joint venture to build a $1.7 billion, 1 million ton per year ethane cracker in Port Arthur, Texas, acquisition of Total’s existing 400,000 ton per year two-line polyethylene plant in Bayport, Texas, and building of a new 625,000 ton per year Borstar PE plant at the Bayport site.
  • Riverside acquires SpirionJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with its investment in and related financing of Spirion (f/k/a Identity Finder), a St. Petersburg, Florida-based provider of IT security and data privacy software.
  • Riverside invests in HMI CardinalJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with its investment in and related financing of HMI Cardinal, a manufacturer and distributor of glass and metal products and associated hardware for shower enclosures, storefronts, and other applications.
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