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 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.
  • 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.
  • Speaking Engagements

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