Joseph D.Hatina (Joe)

Partner

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Joe Hatina acts as the primary point of contact for dozens of portfolio companies of various private equity funds. He focuses his practice on the representation of private equity funds, private companies, emerging growth companies, and entrepreneurs. He has extensive experience in leveraged buyout, venture capital transactions, financial and corporate restructurings, debt and equity financings, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate counseling. In addition Joe advises biotechnology and emerging growth companies on securing and protecting intellectual property rights, forming joint ventures and strategic alliances, and engaging in technology transfer and commercialization of intellectual property activities. He also advises clients on matters relating to the regulation of political activity and compliance issues under the Federal Election Campaign Act.

The clients with which Joe has worked include Dorilton Capital, Draper Triangle Ventures, Early Stage Partners, Foxconn, Francisco Partners, Grey Mountain Partners, High Road Capital Partners, Industrial Growth Partners, JumpStart, Kirtland Capital Partners, Morgenthaler Partners, Rockwood Equity Partners, and The Riverside Company.

Joe is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, and the Cleveland Bridge Builders Class of 2005. He also acts as pro bono counsel to Minds Matter of Cleveland, a not-for-profit organization that helps broaden academic opportunities for high-achieving high school students from low-income families.

Experience

  • Charkit Chemical acquires Custom Ingredients and CA SpecialitiesJones Day advised Charkit Chemical Company LLC in its acquisition of Custom Ingredients, a manufacturer of specialty ingredients, and CA Specialities, a South Carolina-based distributor of ingredients in the personal care market.
  • Montage merges with Shaker InternationalJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the merger of portfolio company, Montage, the single solution to engage, interview and hire better candidates with Shaker International, a leading provider of predictive talent intelligence and assessment software solutions.
  • Dorilton Capital invests in MEI Rigging & CratingJones Day represented Dorilton Capital in connection with its majority investment in MEI Rigging & Crating, LLC, a provider of machinery moving, millwrighting, installation, crating, and export packing services.
  • 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.
  • Rockwood Equity Partners acquires Standard Bent Glass, LLCJones Day advised Rockwood Equity Partners LLC and its portfolio company, Ibis Tek, Inc., in the acquisition of Standard Bent Glass, LLC, a manufacturer and distributor of custom flat and bent glass products and transparent armor systems for the commercial and defense sectors.
  • 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.
  • Dorilton Capital portfolio company acquires assets of Maintenance & Turnaround ResourcesJones Day represented Dorilton Capital in connection with its acquisition by portfolio company, Versa Integrity Group, Inc., of the assets of Maintenance & Turnaround Resources, LLC, a specialist in asset integrity management and non-destructive testing provided to customers in the oil and gas industry.
  • Riverside sells BeneSysJones Day advised The Riverside Company in connection with its sale of BeneSys, a provider of third-party administration (TPA) services for employee healthcare and pension benefit programs for Taft-Hartley multi-employer plans.
  • RockWood Equity Partners invests in Lifeway Mobility HoldingsJones Day represented RockWood Equity Partners LLC in connection with its investment in Lifeway Mobility Holdings, LLC, a provider of home accessibility and safety solutions.
  • Riverside sells Blue Microphones to LogitechJones Day represented The Riverside Company in the sale of its investment in Blue Microphones, a California-based manufacturer of high-performance microphones used by some of the most famous musicians in the world, to Logitech.
  • Riverside sells Specialized Medical Services to Lincare Holdings, Inc.Jones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with its sale of Specialized Medical Services, Inc., a leading provider of oxygen and clinical respiratory services for long-term care, to Lincare Holdings, Inc., a subsidiary of Germany-based Linde AG.
  • Riverside invests in Destiny SolutionsJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with its investment in and related financing of Destiny Solutions, a provider of SaaS-based student lifecycle management software used by higher education institutions to manage continuing education and non-degree programs for “new traditional” students who do not fit the traditional definition of a young adult pursuing a full-time degree program.
  • DoseLogix joins Riverside’s Team Technologies platformJones Day represented The Riverside Company’s affiliate, Team Technologies, Inc., in connection with the add-on acquisition and related financing of DoseLogix, LLC, a Georgia-based designer of metered dosing dispensers and applicators, which are marketed to compound pharmacies for use with topical medications.
  • Riverside acquires CarePatrolJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the add-on acquisition and related financing to the ComForCare platform of CarePatrol, a senior living advisory and placement services franchisor.
  • LeBaronBrown Industries acquires American International Chemical, Inc.Jones Day advised LeBaronBrown Industries LLC in connection with the acquisition and related financing of a majority interest in American International Chemical Inc., a leading specialty chemical and ingredients distributor based in Framingham, Massachusetts.
  • Riverside sells Outward HoundJones Day advised The Riverside Company in connection with its sale of The Kyjen Company, LLC d.b.a. Outward Hound, a designer and distributor of interactive pet toys and accessories.
  • Riverside acquires iView SystemsJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the add-on acquisition and related financing to the Competitive Edge platform of iView Systems, a provider of public safety software solutions within the gaming and hospitality markets.
  • Riverside invests in ShakerJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with its investment in and related financing of Shaker, a provider of SaaS-based online pre-employment assessments used by employers ranging from Fortune 500 to middle market companies for a range of entry-level to mid-management positions.
  • Dorilton Capital portfolio company acquires Carbon Steel InspectionJones Day represented Dorilton Capital in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company, Versa Integrity Group, a leader in the non-destructive testing space, of Carbon Steel Inspection, a provider of NDT solutions in the refining, chemical, and power generation industries.
  • LeBaronBrown Industries invests in Charkit Chemical CompanyJones Day advised LeBaronBrown Industries, LLC in connection with its investment in Charkit Chemical Company, LLC, a supplier of specialty chemicals for the personal care and aroma, food and food additives, imaging and photographic, pharmaceutical, and metal and water treatment industries, among others.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • November 18, 2008
      SPACs - A Case Study, panelist, Association for Corporate Growth - Minneapolis Chapter
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