Kara M.Jakubec

Staff Attorney

Cleveland + 1.216.586.7183

Kara Jakubec concentrates her practice on private equity, assisting firms with acquisitions and divestitures and the cultivation of global portfolios. She has worked for clients in a broad range of industries, including automotive, community development, and insurance administration.

Prior to joining Jones Day in 2017, Kara worked as a consultant advising corporations and outside counsel regarding discovery, litigation, and compliance best practices. Her client list included companies in the fields of biopharmaceutical development, health care, media production, and power management.

Kara volunteers with The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland and sits on the board of Secondhand Mutts. She is a member of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association.

Experience

  • 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.
  • Riverside sells Sunrise Windows & DoorsJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the sale of Sunrise Windows & Doors, a leading manufacturer and seller of replacement vinyl windows and sliding doors, to MI Windows and Doors.
  • Riverside sells Camelot Education to Specialized Education Services, Inc.Jones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the sale of portfolio company CHG Alt Ed Holding Company, Inc. d/b/a Camelot Education, a private educational service provider, to Specialized Education Services, Inc.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Fox ElectronicsJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Abracon, LLC of Fox Electronics, a leading global supplier of frequency control solutions.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Evolution Labs, Inc.Jones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Navigate360, LLC of Evolution Labs, Inc., a leading developer of social-emotional, mental health and safety content and learning management software for K-12 students and college students.
  • Riverside invests in G&A PartnersJones Day advised The Riverside Company in connection with its minority investment in G&A Partners, a leading national professional employer organization and human resources outsourcing provider with more than 55,000 worksite employees.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires INVIVO CommunicationsJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Red Nucleus of INVIVO Communications, a Toronto-based digital scientific communications provider strategically focused on the medical affairs space.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Parker Products, LLCJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Parker Products, LLC of Creative Food Ingredients, Inc., a provider of baked food ingredients and inclusions.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires SonruJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Modern Hire of Sonru, a provider of automated video interviewing technology in EMEA and Asia Pacific.
  • Riverside invests in Buildout, Inc.Jones Day advised The Riverside Company in connection with its investment in and financing of Buildout, Inc., a Chicago company that provides SaaS-based marketing and customer relationship management software to commercial real estate brokerages.
  • Riverside sells ActivStyleJones Day advised The Riverside Company in its sale of ActivStyle, a distributor of consumable medical supplies with an emphasis on incontinence products.
  • Riverside invests in GSB & Associates, Inc.Jones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with its investment in GSB & Associates, Inc., a flavor house specializing in custom flavor development with a diverse portfolio of liquid and powdered flavors.
  • 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.
  • Riverside invests in Advance Fire & SafetyJones Day advised The Riverside Company in connection with its investment in fire protection service provider Advance Fire & Safety.
  • Riverside acquires National FlavorsJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with its acquisition of National Flavors LLC, a Michigan limited liability company engaged in the business of formulating and producing artificial and natural liquid flavors, extracts, variegates and colors for frozen desserts and dairy products, baked goods, confections, processed fruits, beverages, and other product categories.
  • Riverside invests in LMG HoldingsJones Day advised The Riverside Company in connection with its investment in LMG Holdings, Inc., a provider of ignition interlock devices (IIDs) used to help prevent drunk driving.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Riverside sells interest in North American Dental Group to Jacobs Holdings AG of SwitzerlandJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the sale of its interest in North American Dental Group, a fast growing dental services organization, to Jacobs Holdings AG of Switzerland.
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