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 to sell Lexipol to GTCRJones Day is representing The Riverside Company in the sale of Lexipol, a leader in policy management and training platforms for state and local governments, to GTCR.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires DIGARCJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Modern Campus of DIGARC, the leading provider of academic catalog and curriculum management, class and student scheduling, and student pathfinder software for higher education.
  • RIA in a Box acquires ITEGRIAJones Day advised RIA in a Box LLC in its acquisition of ITEGRIA, LLC, a leading provider of cloud-based virtual desktop solutions for RIAs.
  • Rockwood Equity Partners recapitalizes Lifeway MobilityJones Day advised Rockwood Equity Partners LLC in the recapitalization sale of portfolio company Lifeway Mobility, a provider of home and business accessibility solutions, to Cressey & Company.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires PROHealth Home Care Services, Inc.Jones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Best Life Brands, LLC (BLB), a family of companies focused on the well-being of clients along the continuum of senior care, of PROHealth Home Care Services, Inc. of Los Angeles, California.
  • Aesop Auto Parts acquires Wayne Auto Salvage, Inc.Jones Day advised American Pacific Group in its acquisition by operating company Aesop Auto Parts of Wayne Auto Salvage, Inc., a North Carolina auto recycling business.
  • LeBaronBrown Industries acquires NPS Holdings Inc.Jones Day advised LeBaronBrown Industries LLC in its acquisition of a majority interest in the NPS Towel & Tissue Division of NPT Holdings Inc., a leading towel & tissue and specialty packaging converter.
  • 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.
  • LBB Specialties acquires Custom Chemical Services, Inc.Jones Day advised LBB Specialties LLC in its acquisition of a majority interest in Custom Chemical Services, Inc., a strong regional specialty chemical and ingredients distributor based in Medley, Florida.
  • American Pacific Group portfolio company acquires PenetrexJones Day represented American Pacific Group in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Wellbeam Consumer Health LLC, formerly Yukon Wellness Holdings LLC, of Penetrex, a leading joint and muscle relief and recovery brand.
  • 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.
  • Riverside acquires USA InsulationJones Day advised The Riverside Company in the acquisition by its home services platform of USA Insulation, which provides residential and commercial insulation services and manufactures, distributes, and sells insulation and insulation-related 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.
  • Speaking Engagements

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