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

  • Parker Products invests in Creative Food IngredientsJones Day advised Parker Products, LLC, a portfolio company of The Riverside Company, in the acquisition and financing 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.
  • Riverside sells interest in Health and Safety Institute to Waud Capital PartnersJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the sale of its interest in the Health & Safety Institute (“HSI”) to Waud Capital Partners.
  • 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.
  • Riverside acquires Champion Healthcare TechnologiesJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and related financings of Champion Healthcare Technologies, a SaaS provider that enables hospitals to manage surgical implants throughout their life cycle.
  • Riverside acquires Naturally Slim®Jones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and related financing of NS412, LLC (d/b/a Naturally Slim®), a leading digital health platform focused on helping participants reduce Metabolic Syndrome, lose weight, and lead healthier lives.
  • Riverside invests in HemaTerra TechnologiesJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with its investment in and related financing of HemaTerra Technologies, a provider of SaaS-based solutions for independent and hospital-based blood collection centers and plasma collection centers.
  • 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.
  • Riverside acquires SureWerx Inc.Jones Day advised The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and related financing of SureWerx Inc., a leading provider of proprietary branded professional safety products, tools, and equipment used across general industrial, construction, energy, and automotive aftermarket settings.
  • Wallcovering Source Group joins Riverside's Momentum Textiles platformJones Day represented Momentum Textiles, a portfolio company of The Riverside Company, in the add-on acquisition and related financing of D.L. Couch Wallcovering, Inc., TRIKES, Inc., Eykon Wallsource, Inc., and Wall Source, LLC, leading distributors of traditional and digitally printed wallcoverings, upholstery, and various other innovative surface coverings.
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