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 portfolio company acquires The Brothers that just do Gutters (Brothers Gutters)Jones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Evive Brands of The Brothers that just do Gutters (Brothers Gutters), a franchisor that provides gutter installation, replacement, maintenance, and cleaning services for residential and commercial customers.
  • American Pacific Group acquires Spark Power Group Inc.Jones Day acted as U.S. counsel to American Pacific Group, L.P. in the approximately C$140 million acquisition of Spark Power Group Inc., a leading independent provider of end-to-end electrical services and operations and maintenance services to the industrial, utility, and renewable asset markets in North America.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires jobZologyJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company PeopleGrove of jobZology and its flagship product PathwayU, a SaaS-based solution that assists higher education students with identifying career pathways by leveraging predictive assessments.
  • Dorilton Capital sells Blue Wolf Performance Solutions to Conco Services LLCJones Day represented Dorilton Capital Management in connection with the sale of portfolio company Blue Wolf Performance Solutions and its subsidiaries to Conco Services LLC, creating a single solution for specialty cleaning and testing solutions for industrial and power customers.
  • Rockwood Equity Partners sells BJG Electronics, Inc. to FDH AeroJones Day advised Rockwood Equity Partners LLC in connection with its sale of portfolio company BJG Electronics, Inc. ("BJG"), a global supplier of interconnect and electromechanical products to the world’s leading OEMs in the defense, commercial aviation, business aviation, space, oil and gas, and industrial markets, to FDH Aero ("FDH"), a portfolio company of Audax Private Equity.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Student Opportunity CenterJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company PeopleGrove of Student Opportunity Center (SOC), the leading service provider for Experiential Learning (EL), High-Impact Practices (HIPs), and EL/HIPs operational consulting services.
  • Riverside sells Modern Hire to HireVueJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the sale of portfolio company Modern Hire, the all-in-one enterprise hiring platform that enables organizations to continuously improve hiring experiences and outcomes with trusted science and technology, to HireVue, a global leader in video interviewing, assessments, and text-enabled recruiting tools.
  • American Pacific Group acquires XLR8 EMS LLCJones Day advised American Pacific Group, a San Francisco Bay Area-based private equity firm, in the acquisition of XLR8 EMS LLC ("XLR8"), a Southern California leader in electronic manufacturing services and printed circuit board assembly.
  • Riverside acquires American Service Company (ASC) and Advanced Fire Protection Systems (AFPS)Jones Day represented The Riverside Company in the acquisition of American Service Company (ASC) and Advanced Fire Protection Systems (AFPS), providers of fire and life safety system services to commercial property owners and building managers across eastern Massachusetts and the greater Baltimore / D.C. area, respectively.
  • American Pacific Group portfolio company acquires Silveredge ConsultingJones Day advised American Pacific Group in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Fresche Solutions of Silveredge Consulting, a premier IT consulting services provider specializing in IBM i (AS/400, iSeries) application support, ERP and homegrown application development and help desk services.
  • American Pacific Group acquires Media One Digital Imaging, LLCJones Day advised American Pacific Group in the acquisition and financing of Media One Digital Imaging, LLC, a full-service integrator and distributor of digital textile printing solutions.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires GrasonsJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Executive Home Care of Grasons, a franchisor of estate sale services.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires BloodHubJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company InVita Healthcare Technologies of BloodHub, a leading software provider of blood and biologics supply chain automation solutions.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Assisted Living LocatorsJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Executive Home Care of Assisted Living Locators, a franchisor of senior living advisory and placement services.
  • American Pacific Group acquires Concisys, Inc.Jones Day advised American Pacific Group, a San Francisco Bay Area-based private equity firm, in the acquisition of Concisys, Inc., a Southern California leader in surface mount technology electronic manufacturing services.
  • Riverside invests in PeopleGroveJones Day advised The Riverside Company in the acquisition of PeopleGrove, the leading provider of career mentorship and alumni engagement software for higher education institutions.
  • LBB Specialties acquires Debro Inc.Jones Day represented LBB Specialties LLC, a portfolio company of LeBaronBrown Industries LLC, in its acquisition of of Debro Inc., a Canadian specialty chemicals distributor based in Brampton, ON.
  • American Pacific Group portfolio company acquires Trinity GuardJones Day advised American Pacific Group in the acquisition by portfolio company Fresche Solutions of Trinity Guard, a leader in world-class security, auditing and detection software and services that provide vital capabilities to detect and protect against growing cybercrimes.
  • American Pacific Group portfolio company acquires DigiCut, LLCJones Day advised American Pacific Group, a San Francisco-based private equity firm, in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Fellers, along with Interwest Distribution Company, of DigiCut, LLC, a leading provider of film cutting software and templates for the automotive industry.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires AugusoftJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Modern Campus of Augusoft, a SaaS leader in enrollment management for continuing and corporate education programs.
  • Speaking Engagements

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