William A.Herzberger (Will)

Partner

Cleveland + 1.216.586.7082

Will Herzberger has 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 recently advised 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 on a plan of sweeping changes 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 its 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 (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 on the board of directors as well as the Development and Investment Committees for a community-based nonprofit hospice provider, Hospice of the Western Reserve (the sixth largest nonprofit hospice in the United States and third largest nonprofit organization in Northern Ohio).

Experience

  • Riverside sells majority investment in n2y to Providence Equity PartnersJones Day advised The Riverside Company in connection with the sale of its majority investment in n2y LLC, a leading provider of software, curricula, and tools to the K-12 special education market, to Providence Equity Partners.
  • Shiseido acquires Drunk Elephant™ for $845 millionJones Day advised Shiseido Americas Corporation in its $845 million acquisition of Drunk Elephant™.
  • Directional Aviation Capital sells 50 percent interest in SIMCOM Holdings, Inc. to CAE Inc.Jones Day advised Directional Aviation Capital (DAC), one of the largest, fastest growing, and most innovative corporate aviation service companies globally, in connection with the $85 million sale of a 50 percent interest in SIMCOM Holdings, Inc. to CAE Inc.
  • TriMas to sell Lamons business to First Reserve for $135 millionJones Day is advising TriMas Company, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of TriMas Corporation, in its $135 million sale of its Lamons business, a provider of industrial sealing and fastener solutions used in mission-critical, high-consequence applications in the petrochemical, petroleum refining, midstream energy transportation, upstream oil and gas, metropolitan water and wastewater management end markets to First Reserve, a private equity firm focused on energy investing.
  • BBA Aviation sells Ontic for $1.365 billionJones Day advised BBA Aviation plc ("BBA") in the sale of its Ontic business to an investment fund affiliated with CVC Capital Partners for $1.365 billion.
  • High Road Capital sells portfolio company Banner Solutions to Tailwind CapitalJones Day represented High Road Capital Partners in connection with the sale of portfolio company Banner Solutions, a leading wholesaler of door hardware, to Tailwind Capital.
  • Riverside sells CTI Holding Company to Fortive CorporationJones Day advised The Riverside Company in connection with its sale of CTI Holding Company to Fortive Corporation.
  • PolyOne sells its Performance Products and Solutions business to SK Capital Partners for $775 millionJones Day advised PolyOne Corporation (NYSE: POL), a leading global provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions, in its $775 million cash sale of its Performance Products and Solutions business to SK Capital Partners.
  • 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.
  • Conagra Brands sells Direct Store Delivery snacks business to Utz Quality Foods, LLCJones Day advised Conagra Brands, Inc. in connection with its divestiture of its Direct Store Delivery snacks business to Utz Quality Foods, LLC.
  • PPC Flexible Packaging acquires Popular Ink, LLCJones Day represented Morgan Stanley Capital Partners and its portfolio company, PPC Flexible Packaging, LLC, in PPC's acquisition and related financing of Popular Ink, LLC, a leading provider of custom printed flexible packaging for the consumer products market throughout the United States.
  • Integrated Power Services acquires Excel Apparatus ServicesJones Day represented Integrated Power Services Holdings, Inc., a leading provider of electric motor and generator repair services, in connection with its acquisition of Excel Apparatus Services, Inc., an industrial and marine equipment repair company specializing in on-site and in-shop services for motors, pumps, and switchgear.
  • Parker Hannifin acquires Exotic Metals Forming Company LLC for $1.725 billion cashJones Day advised Parker Hannifin Corporation in its $1.725 billion cash acquisition of Exotic Metals Forming Company LLC.
  • High Road Capital portfolio company acquires Eco ChemicalJones Day represented High Road Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition and related financing by portfolio company U-C Coatings of Seattle, Washington-based Eco Chemical, a leading manufacturer of water-based stains and coatings used on pressure treated wood and in the manufacturing of wood products such as fencing, decks, and exteriors.
  • OMNOVA to be acquired by Synthomer plc for $824 millionJones Day is advising OMNOVA Solutions Inc. in its $824 million acquisition by Synthomer plc, a United Kingdom-based specialty chemical company.
  • 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.
  • Norwest Equity Partners acquires Arteriors HomeJones Day represented Norwest Equity Partners in connection with the acquisition and related financing of 4M Capital, Ltd. d/b/a Arteriors Home, a leading designer and supplier of artisanal lighting, furnishings, and home décor accessories.
  • High Road Capital acquires John Henry Foster MinnesotaJones Day represented High Road Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition and related financing of John Henry Foster Minnesota, Inc., a leading value-added distributor of motion control parts and accessories, compressed air systems, collaborative robots, industrial robotics, and electrical automation products to manufacturers in the Upper Midwest.
  • High Road Capital acquires Berg WholesaleJones Day represented High Road Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition and related financing of Berg Wholesale, a wholesale distributor of door hardware, bath hardware, and security products for the residential and multifamily housing markets.
  • Next Generation Films sold to Charter NEX Films, Inc. for $1.07 billionJones Day advised Next Generation Films, Inc. in its sale to Charter NEX Films, Inc., a manufacturer of specialty plastic films, for an aggregate purchase price of $1.07 billion.
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