William A.Herzberger (Will)

Partner

Cleveland + 1.216.586.7082

Will Herzberger has more than 30 years of experience advising clients on complex commercial, industrial, mining, and multifamily real estate transactions. His experience includes real estate finance, real estate assets in bankruptcy/distress business cases, and advising on the structure and formation of entities for real estate-related activities. Will leads the Real Estate Practice in Jones Day's Cleveland Office and is the Cleveland Office coordinator for Pro Bono and Public Service Activities.

Will advised the Cleveland Clinic in connection with its politically charged redevelopment of a regional hospital into a new $35 million Family Health Center. He also advised top level ownership of a national multifamily housing developer to anticipate a future succession of management to the next generation of family ownership. Will's distressed real estate experience includes advising Chrysler LLC with respect to the disposition of real estate assets in bankruptcy; assisting International Steel Group on its acquisitions of bankrupt Acme Steel, Bethlehem Steel, Georgetown Steel, and Weirton Steel; and advising National City Bank on a bulk disposition program of hundreds of foreclosed (real estate owned [REO]) properties. He also has significant experience coordinating real estate aspects of M&A transactions for both strategic and financial purchasers and represents industrial and office facility tenants in leasing transactions.

Will serves as chair of the board of directors for a community-based nonprofit hospice provider, Hospice of the Western Reserve (the sixth largest nonprofit hospice in the United States and largest hospice in Ohio), and serves on the board of an affiliate of The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland.

Experience

  • General Mills acquires TNT CrustJones Day is advising General Mills in the acquisition of TNT Crust Intermediate Holdings LLC from private equity firm Peak Rock Capital. As part of the acquisition, General Mills will also acquire two manufacturing facilities in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and St. Charles, Missouri.
  • Avient to acquire DSM Protective Materials businessJones Day is advising Avient Corporation (NYSE: AVNT), a leading provider of specialized and sustainable material solutions, in its $1.485 billion purchase of Koninklijke DSM N.V.’s protective materials business, a leading specialty engineered materials business built around the invention of Dyneema®, the world’s strongest fiber.
  • Owens Corning acquires WearDeckJones Day is advising Owens Corning in the acquisition of WearDeck®, a premium producer of composite weather-resistant decking for commercial and residential applications in North America, from JR Plastics Corporation.
  • J.F. Lehman portfolio company acquires InlinerJones Day advised long-standing client J.F. Lehman & Company, a leading mid-market private equity firm focused on the defense, aerospace, and maritime sections, in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Inland Pipe Rehabilitation of Inliner, a leading, vertically integrated provider of trenchless pipe rehabilitation solutions addressing wastewater and storm water infrastructure, from Granite Construction Incorporated.
  • Goode Partners invests in JOCKO FUELJones Day advised Goode Partners LLC in its $30 million minority investment in JOCKO FUEL, a disruptive and rapidly-growing provider of premium sports and lifestyle nutritional products.
  • American Industrial Partners portfolio company Vertex to merge with VectrusJones Day is advising Vertex Aerospace, a portfolio company of American Industrial Partners, in its stock-for-stock merger with Vectrus, Inc. (NYSE: VEC), at an implied value for Vertex of approximately $2.1 billion.
  • Sonepar to sell Vallen Distribution to Nautic PartnersJones Day is representing the Sonepar Group – a Paris-headquartered global leader in B-to-B distribution of electrical products, solutions and related services – in the sale of Sonepar's subsidiary business, Vallen Distribution, to Nautic Partners, a middle-market private equity firm based in Rhode Island.
  • Monster Beverage acquires CANarchyJones Day advised Monster Beverage Corporation in the $330 million acquisition of CANarchy Craft Brewery Collective LLC, a craft beer and hard seltzer company.
  • 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.
  • Morgan Stanley Capital Partners portfolio company acquires Labeltronix, LLCJones Day advised Morgan Stanley Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company AWT Labels & Packaging, Inc. (AWT) of Labeltronix, LLC, a leading label manufacturer of premium craft labels serving some of the country's most prominent brands, in a variety of markets including wine and spirits, craft beer, nutraceutical, food and beverage, and other CPG sectors.
  • Centre Lane Partners portfolio company acquires Fiskars' North American watering businessJones Day advised Centre Lane Partners, LLC in connection with the acquisition and financing by its portfolio company Lawn & Garden, LLC of Fiskars Corporation's North American watering business including the Gilmour and Nelson brands.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Statcomm Inc.Jones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Performance Systems Integration of Statcomm Inc., which provides repeating fire and life safety inspection, repair and maintenance services, as well as installation services for new construction and retrofits, to customers across various industries in the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires manufacturing facility in Mexico, MissouriJones Day advised The Riverside Company in the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Parker Products of a manufacturing facility located in Mexico, Missouri.
  • EagleTree Capital acquires Andronaco IndustriesJones Day advised EagleTree Capital in the acquisition and financing of Andronaco Industries, a leading provider of corrosion-resistant flow control technologies.
  • STERIS sells renal business to EvoquaJones Day advised STERIS in the $196.3 million sale of its Renal Care business to Evoqua Water Technologies, a leading provider of mission-critical water and wastewater treatment solutions.
  • Arrowhead Engineered Products acquires Custom Golf Car SupplyJones Day advised Arrowhead Engineered Products, Inc. ("AEP") in the acquisition of Custom Golf Car Supply, a golf cart accessory supplier.
  • TransDigm Group obtains $50 million revolving credit facilityJones Day represented TransDigm Group Incorporated in connection with a $50 million revolving credit facility provided by Credit Suisse AG, as administrative agent and collateral agent.
  • Morgan Stanley Capital Partners acquires Omega PackagingJones Day advised Morgan Stanley Capital Partners in the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Comar of Omega Packaging, a manufacturer of injection and blow molded products serving the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, sports nutrition, and skin care markets.
  • 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.