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 Management sells Lux Global Label Asia Pte. Ltd. to CCL IndustriesJones Day advised Resilience Management, LLC in it sale of Lux Global Asia Pte. Ltd. to CCL Industries Inc.
  • Direct lender provides $50 million senior secured term loan facility to internet service providerJones Day advised a direct lender, as administrative agent, collateral agent, and sole lead arranger, in connection with a $50 million senior secured term loan facility provided to an internet service provider, and the receipt of equity securities of the borrower.
  • High Road Capital sells portfolio company General Tools & Instruments Company LLC to Worthington Industries, Inc.Jones Day represented High Road Capital Partners in connection with the sale of portfolio company General Tools & Instruments Company LLC, a provider of over 1,200 feature-rich, specialized tools with well-established brands, to Worthington Industries, Inc.
  • Transtar Holding Company sold to Blue Point Capital PartnersJones Day advised Transtar Holding Company, a portfolio of industry-leading automotive aftermarket and original equipment businesses with a focus on high-quality products and unmatched customer service, in the sale of majority ownership to Blue Point Capital Partners.
  • High Road Capital portfolio company acquires distribution segment of Motion Tech AutomationJones Day represented High Road Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company John Henry Foster Minnesota of the assets of the distribution segment of Motion Tech Automation, a leading value-added distributor of engineered automation, motion control, and sensor solutions for a diverse array of end markets.
  • 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.
  • KeyBank provides $100 million credit facility to Purple Innovation, Inc.Jones Day represented KeyBank National Association, as administrative agent, in connection with a $100 million credit facility, consisting of a $45 million term loan facility and a $55 million revolving credit facility, provided to Purple Innovation, Inc., a leading comfort technology company.
  • Resilience Capital Partners portfolio company CR Brands sold leading laundry brands to Scott's Liquid GoldJones Day advised Resilience Capital Partners LLC in the sale by its portfolio company CR Brands, Inc. of its Biz Stain & Odor Eliminator and Dryel "at home dry cleaning" product lines to Scott’s Liquid Gold, Inc.
  • Investment management firm and its affiliated funds recapitalize technology firmJones Day advised an investment management firm and its affiliated funds in connection with a strategic recapitalization of a technology firm.
  • Park Place acquires Custom Hardware Engineering & Consulting, Inc.Jones Day advised Park Place Technologies, LLC in its acquisition of Custom Hardware Engineering & Consulting, Inc., a provider of mission critical data center infrastructure services and specializing in post warranty hardware maintenance.
  • High Road Capital portfolio company acquires Garden WeaselJones Day advised High Road Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition and related financing by portfolio company General Tools & Instruments of Garden Weasel, a specialized lawn and garden tools provider.
  • Resilience Capital portfolio company acquires LabelworxJones Day represented Resilience Capital Partners LLC in connection with the acquisition and related financing 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.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • January 14, 2021
      Non Control Capital for the Middle Market
    • April 20, 2016
      Transaction Liability & Tax Insurance Market Update
    We use cookies to deliver our online services. Details of the cookies and other tracking technologies we use and instructions on how to disable them are set out in our Cookies Policy. By using this website you consent to our use of cookies.