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

  • 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.
  • American Pacific Group acquires Gym Launch and Prestige LabsJones Day advised American Pacific Group, a San-Francisco Bay Area-based private equity firm, in the acquisition of Gym Launch, a provider of coaching programs and business training materials to help gym owners increase revenue and improve profitability, and Prestige Labs, a provider of premium fitness and health supplements.
  • Dorilton Capital portfolio company acquires A&A TransferJones Day represented Dorilton Capital in the acquisition by portfolio company MEI Rigging & Crating, LLC of A&A Transfer, LLC, a leading full-service industrial rigging, storage, and hauling company in the Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia area.
  • American Pacific Group portfolio company acquires BioTRUST Nutrition® LLCJones Day advised American Pacific Group in connection with the acquisition and financing of BioTRUST Nutrition® LLC, a fast-growing, leading eCommerce nutrition brand with a portfolio of high-quality, science-based products that span protein, collagen, healthy living, anti-aging, and digestive health, by one of its portfolio companies, Wellbeam Consumer Health, LLC.
  • Dorilton Capital sells portfolio company to Specialty Welding and Turnarounds, LLCJones Day represented Dorilton Capital in connection with the sale of portfolio company Midwest Cooling Tower Services, a leading provider of mission-critical cooling tower solutions, including inspection, maintenance and repair, specialty distribution, and rental, to Specialty Welding and Turnarounds, LLC.
  • Dorilton Capital acquires Homestead HospiceJones Day represented Dorilton Capital in the acquisition by portfolio company Traditions Health, LLC, a national hospice and home health provider, of Roswell, Georgia, based Homestead Hospice, a multi-state provider of hospice services.
  • American Pacific Group acquires FellersJones Day advised American Pacific Group in the acquisition of Fellers Inc., a distributor of vinyl wrap films and supplies.
  • American Pacific Group acquires Interwest Distribution CompanyJones Day advised American Pacific Group, a San Francisco Bay Area-based private equity firm, in the acquisition of Interwest Distribution Company ("Interwest"), a leading distributor of building and automotive films.
  • Riverside sells Lexipol to GTCRJones Day represented The Riverside Company in the sale of Lexipol, a leader in policy management and training platforms for state and local governments, to GTCR.
  • Riverside acquires Executive Home Care FranchisingJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with its acquisition of Executive Home Care Franchising (Executive Care), a leading provider of non-medical, in-home services for senior citizens and physically handicapped or injured individuals in need of daily living support.
  • American Pacific Group portfolio company acquires TruSkinJones Day advised American Pacific Group, a San Francisco-based private equity firm, in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Wellbeam Consumer Health of TruSkin, a leading skincare brand.
  • ARMOR USA acquires industrial segment of International Imaging Materials, Inc.Jones Day represented Armor SAS and ARMOR USA, Inc., a French-based company that specializes in the industrial formulation of inks and the coating of thin layers onto thin films, in the acquisition and financing of International Imaging Materials, Inc. ("IIMAK"), a global developer and manufacturer of value-added consumable solutions for industrial applications.
  • American Pacific Group portfolio company acquires Abacus Solutions LLCJones Day advised American Pacific Group in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Fresche Solutions of Abacus Solutions LLC, a leading provider of IBM cloud, managed services, and infrastructure solutions.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires The Rodgers Group, LLCJones Day advised The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Lexipol, LLC of The Rodgers Group, LLC, a provider of in-service training for public safety agencies including law enforcement.
  • LBB Specialties acquires Centerchem, Inc.Jones Day represented LBB Specialties LLC, a portfolio company of LeBaronBrown Industries LLC, in its acquisition of Centerchem, Inc., a specialty chemical and ingredients distributor based in Norwalk, Connecticut.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires PresenceJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Modern Campus of Presence, a leading campus engagement and learning platform for higher education institutions.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Plumbing Heating ParamedicsJones Day advised The Riverside Company in the acquisition by portfolio company, Threshold Brands, a multi-brand franchisor of trade service concepts, of Plumbing Heating Paramedics (PHP), a provider of HVAC system repairs, HVAC system replacements, plumbing system repairs, and recurring maintenance check-ins.
  • Speaking Engagements

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