William R.Stewart Jr. (Bill)

Partner

Cleveland + 1.216.586.7582

Bill Stewart has represented private equity funds and privately held companies in more than 100 closed transactions, including leveraged buyouts, sales, equity recapitalizations, minority investments, and other equity financings. In addition to his transactional work, Bill provides practical, efficient corporate counseling to dozens of companies in a wide range of industries.

The private equity funds with which Bill has worked include Blue Point Capital Partners, Crestline Investors, Cyprium Partners, Edgewater Capital Partners, High Road Capital Partners, Kirtland Capital Partners, PNC Erieview Capital, Primus Capital, Resilience Capital Partners, Tecum Capital, and The Riverside Company.

In addition to representing private equity funds and their portfolio companies, Bill represents family- and founder-owned businesses in a variety of matters, including transformative sale transactions.

Incredibly proud of his hometown, Bill is active in the community and is currently chairman of the board of directors of The Children's Museum of Cleveland and president of the board of trustees of the Yale Alumni Association of Cleveland. Bill is also a member of the Leadership Cleveland Class of 2019.

Experience

  • Resilience Capital portfolio company acquires LabelworxJones Day represented Resilience Capital Partners LLC in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company LUX Global Label of Labelworx, a leader in digital label and packaging.
  • Resilience Capital portfolio company merges business operations with those of Maysteel IndustriesJones Day represented Resilience Capital Partners LLC in connection with the merger of business operations of portfolio company, Porter's Group LLC, with those of Maysteel Industries, LLC, creating a leading custom sheet metal fabricator serving a number of industries.
  • Resilience Capital portfolio company acquires Customer Technology Center Michigan of Delphi TechnologiesJones Day represented Resilience Capital Partners LLC in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Trialon Corporation of Customer Technology Center Michigan of Delphi Technologies.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • High Road Capital acquires substantially all assets of Specialized Builder's HardwareJones Day represented High Road Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition and related financing of substantially all of the assets of Specialized Builder's Hardware, Inc., a wholesale distributor of electronic access control doors, door hardware, and security products, by SBH Solutions, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Mid-West Wholesale Hardware Co.
  • 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.
  • Form Tech Concrete Forms acquires Wolford Concrete Forms & Scaffold SupplyJones Day represented Kirtland Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Form Tech Concrete Forms, Inc., an industry leader in the supply of concrete forming and shoring equipment, of Wolford Concrete Forms & Scaffold Supply LLC.
  • Polychem acquired by The Sterling GroupJones Day advised Polychem Corporation in its acquisition by The Sterling Group.
  • Crestline Direct Finance provides $125 million senior secured term loan to subscription based online retailerJones Day advised Crestline Direct Finance, as administrative agent, collateral agent, and sole lead arranger, in connection with a $125 million senior secured term loan facility provided to a subscription based online retailer.
  • Hyster-Yale sold PowerTap® hydrogen generator assets to OneH2Jones Day advised Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. in the sale by subsidiary, Nuvera Fuel Cells, LLC, of substantially all of its PowerTap® hydrogen generator assets, excluding related intellectual property, to OneH2, a hydrogen fuel company.
  • High Road Capital acquires Radix WireJones Day represented High Road Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition and related financing of Radix Wire, a manufacturer of high-temperature and fire-resistant wire and cable.
  • Tecum Equity Partners and Western Allegheny Capital acquire controlling interest in High Tide Acquisition Corp.Jones Day represented Tecum Equity Partners and Western Allegheny Capital in connection with the acquisition and related financing of a controlling interest in High Tide Acquisition Corp.
  • U-C Coatings acquires ContechemJones Day represented High Road Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition and related financing by portfolio company U-C Coatings of Contechem Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of wood protection products for the logging, timber, lumber, woodworking, and agricultural industries.
  • Blue Point Capital recapitalizes Next Level ApparelJones Day advised Blue Point Capital Partners in connection with the recapitalization of YS Garments, LLC (d/b/a Next Level Apparel).
  • Resilience Capital portfolio company CR Brands sells leading cleaning and drain care brands to RPM InternationalJones Day represented Resilience Capital Partners LLC in connection with the sale by portfolio company CR Brands, Inc. of its Mean Green specialty cleaning products line and its exclusive United States and Canadian license for Roto-Rooter-branded drain care products to the Rust-Oleum group of RPM International.
  • Riverside sells Tate’s Bake Shop to Mondelez International for $500 millionJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the sale of Tate’s Bake Shop to global snacks company Mondelez International, Inc. for approximately $500 million.
  • Riverside acquires ClarusJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and related financing of Clarus, a Fort Worth, Texas-based designer and manufacturer of glassboards and other glass writing surfaces.
  • High Road Capital acquires U-C CoatingsJones Day represented High Road Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition and related financing of U-C Coatings, LLC, a manufacturer and distributor of premier specialty coatings and sealants for the North American wood and lumber markets.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • April 20, 2016
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