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 acquires CORE Higher Education GroupJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition of CORE Higher Education Group, known for its leading solutions in student competency management, clinical education, and workforce readiness within the higher education industry.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Granite Garage FloorsJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Threshold Brands of Granite Garage Floors, a franchise company that provides garage floor coatings for residential and commercial customers.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires DSG ConsultingJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Corporate Visions of DSG Consulting, a tech-enabled sales consulting and training company primarily serving large enterprise B2B companies.
  • Riverside portfolio company SureWerx acquires Footwear Specialties InternationalJones Day advised The Riverside Company in the acquisition and financing by portfolio company SureWerx of Footwear Specialties International, a leading safety footwear company.
  • Riverside acquires ESHA ResearchJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition of ESHA Research (ESHA), a provider of SaaS-based nutritional analysis, labeling compliance, and product formulation software.
  • Riverside acquires PaleoWestJones Day advised The Riverside Company in its acquisition of PaleoWest, a professional consultancy that assists clients with their need to address federal, state, and local level environmental regulations, typically in support of a wide variety of land development projects such as the permitting of solar and wind generation facilities, housing developments, roads and bridges, and other major infrastructure development projects.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires AugusoftJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Modern Campus of Augusoft, a SaaS leader in enrollment management for continuing and corporate education programs.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Transplant ConnectJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company inVita Healthcare Technologies of Transplant Connect, whose iTransplantSM software facilitates the donation, transplantation and research of human biologics (including organs, tissues, corneas and birth tissue).
  • 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.
  • Riverside acquires SolutaJones Day advised The Riverside Company in the acquisition and financing of Soluta, Inc. and Boon-Chapman Benefit Administrators, Inc. (Soluta BCBA).
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires AptoJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Buildout, Inc. of Apto, a premier provider of CRM and deal management software for commercial real estate (CRE) brokers.
  • Riverside acquires PFB Corporation for CA$178 millionJones Day advised The Riverside Company on its take-private acquisition of PFB Corporation (TSX: PFB), a North American vertically-integrated manufacturer of proprietary insulating building products based on expanded polystyrene technology, for a cash payment of CA$24.10 per share (CA$178 million on a fully diluted basis), as well as the transaction's financing.
  • Riverside acquires iCEVJones Day advised The Riverside Company on its acquisition and financing of iCEV.
  • Riverside acquires Executive Home Care FranchisingJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with its acquisition of Executive Home Care Franchising (Executive Care), a leading provider of non-medical, in-home services for senior citizens and physically handicapped or injured individuals in need of daily living support.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires milliCareJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Clintar of milliCare, a floor and textile care franchise brand, providing leading carpet, floor and textile care solutions.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Halski SystemsJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Logically of Halski Systems, an award-winning and full-service IT managed services provider.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires The Rodgers Group, LLCJones Day advised The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Lexipol, LLC of The Rodgers Group, LLC, a provider of in-service training for public safety agencies including law enforcement.
  • Riverside portfolio company UniFocus acquires KnowcrossJones Day advised The Riverside Company in the acquisition by portfolio company, UniFocus, of Knowcross, a global leader in task management and operational optimization software for the hospitality industry.
  • Riverside portfolio companies acquire Intarome Fragrance CorporationJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio companies Premier Specialties, Inc. and Fragrance Solutions Corporation of Intarome Fragrance Corporation, creating a disruptive new fragrance house in the middle-market founded upon decades of experience from three separate well-respected companies.
  • Riverside acquires Corporate VisionsJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and financing of Corporate Visions, a leading provider of science-backed sales, marketing, and customer success training solutions to global Fortune 1000 companies.