Jason R.Grove

Partner

New York + 1.212.326.3926

Jason Grove acts as the lead lawyer for private equity funds during the full life cycle of their portfolio company investments, from acquisition through disposition. In addition to representing private equity funds and their portfolio companies, Jason advises other privately held companies, including founder-owned businesses, in connection with their transformative transactions. Jason has extensive experience in a wide variety of industries, jurisdictions, and deal structures, including leveraged buyouts, global transactions, sales, equity recapitalizations, and other equity financings.

The clients Jason has recently represented include Arrowhead Engineered Products, Centre Lane Partners, Compass Partners, Demers Braun Crestline, FVLCRUM, Irving Place Capital, MPE Partners, and The Riverside Company. He also serves in a general counsel function for numerous private companies, including portfolio companies of private equity funds.

Jason is a member of the Firm's Corporate Training Committee and has served as a mentor in the Lawyer to Lawyer Mentoring Program through the Supreme Court of Ohio.

Experience

  • Riverside sells Energy Exemplar to Blackstone and Vista Equity PartnersJones Day advised investment funds affiliated with Riverside's Australia Fund in connection with the sale of its Energy Exemplar platform to a newly formed acquisition vehicle jointly controlled by investment funds affiliated with Blackstone and Vista Equity Partners.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires U.S. LawnsJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with its acquisition by portfolio company EverSmith Brands of U.S. Lawns, a provider of lawncare franchisor services, including commercial landscaping and snow removal services, for U.S. commercial properties through a network of franchisees, from an indirect subsidiary of BrightView Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BV).
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires busybusy, Inc.Jones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company ToolWatch of busybusy, Inc., developer of the popular time tracking software for construction and other remote industries.
  • Affiliate of Centre Lane Partners acquires appliance business from Instant BrandsJones Day advised an affiliate of Centre Lane Partners in the acquisition and financing of the appliances business of Instant Brands, designer and distributor of kitchen and home appliances, including the Instant Pot, pursuant to Section 363 of title 11 of the United States Code.
  • FVLCRUM invests in Burrell Communications GroupJones Day advised FVLCRUM in its investment in Burrell Communications Group, one of the most highly regarded multicultural advertising agencies in the world.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Green GuardJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company EverSmith Brands of Green Guard Services (Green Guard), a provider of commercial kitchen exhaust cleaning (KEC) and related ancillary services and products, which are essential for fire prevention and mitigation.
  • Centre Lane Partners acquires personalization business of Kibo Software, Inc.Jones Day advised Centre Lane Partners, LLC in the acquisition and financing of the personalization business of Kibo Software, Inc., a market leader in modern, omnichannel commerce and a platform company of Vista Equity Partners.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires ProCode, Inc. and 4R3 Software Solutions, Ltd.Jones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company SAFEbuilt, LLC of ProCode, Inc., a provider of engineering consulting services, plan review, and inspection services for municipalities and local governments, and 4R3 Software Solutions, Ltd., an online software and portal solution that enables clients to manage and track construction projects, obtain permits and licenses, pay fees, and review and approve construction plans.
  • FVLCRUM acquires Gulf Coast Crane ServicesJones Day advised FVLCRUM in the acquisition of Gulf Coast Crane Services, LLC, a crane rental services solutions and equipment company headquartered in Corpus Christi, Texas.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires TX BBG Consulting Inc.Jones Day represented The Riverside Company as financing counsel in the financing, and tax and employee benefits counsel in the acquisition, by portfolio company, SAFEbuilt, LLC, a nationwide community development services company, of TX BBG Consulting Inc., bringing together a national leader with local expertise to help communities in the Greater Houston area.
  • Arrowhead Engineered Products acquires Best4ForstJones Day advised Arrowhead Engineered Products, Inc. in the acquisition of Best4Forst, a firm serving the European market with forestry and outdoor power equipment parts ranging from robomowers to commercial logging equipment.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Safety-Reports.com, Inc.Jones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company ToolWatch, LLC of Safety-Reports.com, Inc., which provides safety and compliance management software to the construction, manufacturing, and other safety-related industries.
  • Arrowhead Engineered Products acquires Custom Golf Car SupplyJones Day advised Arrowhead Engineered Products, Inc. ("AEP") in the acquisition of Custom Golf Car Supply, a golf cart accessory supplier.
  • Luminex participates in business combination with Global Consumer Acquisition Corp.Jones Day advised Centre Lane Partners, LLC portfolio company Luminex Home Decor & Fragrance Holding Corporation in the attempted business combination with GP Global Limited and Global Consumer Acquisition Corp. (GACQ), a publicly-traded special purpose acquisition company.
  • Riverside and Investcorp sell Arrowhead Engineered Products to GenstarJones Day advised The Riverside Company in the sale of Arrowhead Engineered Products to Genstar.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Tiger LightsJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Arrowhead Engineered Products, Inc. of Tiger Lights, a leading provider of aftermarket LED lighting accessories for agricultural and industrial equipment including tractors, combines, forklifts, and skid steers.
  • Riverside acquires ToolWatchJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with its acquisition of ToolWatch, a leading provider of tool and equipment tracking and operations management software for the construction, utilities, and oil and gas industries.
  • Demers Braun Crestline acquires Medix Specialty VehiclesJones Day advised Demers Braun Crestline in the acquisition of Medix Specialty Vehicles, a full line final stage ambulance manufacturer headquartered in Elkhart, Indiana.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Eurogarden/F1 GroupJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Arrowhead Engineered Products, Inc. of the Belgian-based Eurogarden/F1 Group, which is active in the distribution of outdoor power equipment and original replacement spare parts for outdoor power equipment.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires TriLink Saw Chain, LLCJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Arrowhead Engineered Products, Inc. of substantially all of the assets of TriLink Saw Chain, LLC, a leading distributor of chainsaw chains, guide bars, and other accessories used in the arborist and forestry industries.
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