Joseph D.Hatina (Joe)

Partner

Cleveland + 1.216.586.7253

Joe Hatina has advised private equity funds and private businesses on hundreds of closed transactions over the past 20 years and prides himself on being a pragmatic, solutions-oriented deal advisor. Joe has also acted as the primary point of contact for dozens of portfolio companies of private equity funds. He has extensive experience in leveraged buyouts, venture capital transactions, financial and corporate restructurings, debt and equity financings, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate counseling. In addition, Joe advises 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.

The clients with which Joe has worked include Council Capital, Dorilton Capital Advisors, Grey Mountain Partners, High Road Capital Partners, Industrial Growth Partners, LeBaronBrown Industries, Morgenthaler Partners, Peterson Partners, RedNest Partners, Rockwood Equity Partners, and The Riverside Company.

In community activities, Joe is a member of the board of trustees for Association for Corporate Growth and co-chair of ACG's Membership Committee. Joe is also a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and the Cleveland Bridge Builders Class of 2005. He serves as the Cleveland Office liaison to the Collaborative to End Human Trafficking, which is an organization whose mission is to support the fundamental human right to freedom by educating and advocating for the prevention and abolishment of human trafficking.

Experience

  • Riverside invests in Clintar and TruNetJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with its investment in Clintar and TruNet, leading Canadian providers of commercial outdoor services including full-service snow management, landscaping, and outdoor property services.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Incident Response Technologies, Inc.Jones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Omnigo Software of Incident Response Technologies, Inc. (IRT), makers of the Rhodium Incident Management Suite, a leading provider of incident management solutions in North America.
  • American Pacific Group acquires Eu NaturalJones Day advised American Pacific Group in the acquisition of Eu Natural, a provider of vitamin and mineral nutritional supplement products.
  • American Pacific Group acquires Fresche SolutionsJones Day advised American Pacific Group, a San Francisco-based private equity firm, in its acquisition with Northstar Capital of Fresche Solutions, a leading provider of digital transformation and application modernization solutions.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires CordicoJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Lexipol, LLC of Cordico, a provider of purpose-built, mobile health and wellness applications that deliver high-quality wellness tools, resources and assessments to public safety customers including law enforcement, fire, EMS, corrections, and more.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Evolution Labs, Inc.Jones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Navigate360, LLC of Evolution Labs, Inc., a leading developer of social-emotional, mental health and safety content and learning management software for K-12 students and college students.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Social Sentinel, Inc.Jones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Navigate360, LLC of Social Sentinel, Inc., a Vermont company that provides SaaS-based threat alerts through monitoring social media and other communication sources.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires P3 Global Intel business from Anderson Software, LLCJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Navigate360, LLC of P3 Global Intel, a developer of tip and intelligence management software which provides school administrators and law enforcement with a seamless and efficient solution to address significant health and safety concerns, from Anderson Software, LLC.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires SonruJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Modern Hire of Sonru, a provider of automated video interviewing technology in EMEA and Asia Pacific.
  • OYO partners with SoftBank Group to manage Latin American hotels businessJones Day is advising OYO in a joint venture with SoftBank Group to manage its Latin American hotels business.
  • Riverside invests in QueTelJones Day advised The Riverside Company in connection with its investment in and related financing of QueTel, the technology leader in digital and physical evidence management that also helps law enforcement agencies handle back-office processes, such as forensic request processing, and the management of equipment, uniforms, and supplies.
  • LeBaronBrown Specialties acquires Dien, Inc.Jones Day advised LeBaronBrown Specialties LLC in the acquisition of a majority interest in Dien, Inc., a leading specialty chemical and ingredients distributor based in Dallas, Texas, serving primarily the personal care, food and beverage, and nutraceutical end markets.
  • Dorilton Capital portfolio company acquires Element Integrity Group, Inc.Jones Day represented Dorilton Capital in the acquisition by portfolio company, Versa Integrity Group, Inc., of the assets of Element Integrity Group, Inc., a provider of innovative mechanical integrity and non-destructive testing services to the petrochemical industry, including in consulting, program implementation, inspection, verification, and testing.
  • Dorilton Capital portfolio company acquires Dunkel BrosJones Day represented Dorilton Capital in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company MEI Rigging & Crating, LLC of Dunkel Bros, a provider of machinery moving and warehousing services.
  • MEI sold to RENA Technologies North America Inc.Jones Day represented the shareholders of MEI Wet Processing Systems & Services, LLC, a provider of wet bench and wet processing equipment and services to the semiconductor, MEMs, solar, and high technology industries, in their sale of MEI to RENA Technologies North America Inc.
  • Riverside acquires OmniUpdate and merges with Destiny SolutionsJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and related financing of OmniUpdate, the leading web content management system (CMS) provider for higher education, and subsequent merger with its portfolio company Destiny Solutions, the leading student lifecycle management solution provider for continuing education and other non-traditional higher education students.
  • 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.
  • RIA in a Box acquires Gordian Compliance SolutionsJones Day represented RIA in a Box LLC in connection with its acquisition of Gordian Compliance Solutions, LLC, a leader in regulatory compliance services for investment advisers, broker-dealers, private fund managers, and futures professionals, based in San Francisco, California.
  • Riverside acquires Blue Moon Estate SalesJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with its acquisition of Blue Moon Estate Sales, LLC, the leading estate sales franchise in the U.S.
  • Dorilton Capital portfolio company acquires Hanks Machinery MoversJones Day represented Dorilton Capital in connection with its acquisition by portfolio company MEI Rigging & Crating, LLC of Hanks Machinery Movers, a provider of rigging and machinery moving services to commercial and industrial customers in and around the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
  • Speaking Engagements

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