Katherine M.Thrapp (Katie)

Associate

Chicago + 1.312.269.4368

Katie Thrapp practices in the area of employee benefits and executive compensation and has worked on more than 50 transactions. She advises clients on the compensation and benefits aspects of corporate acquisitions, dispositions, and mergers. In addition, Katie has experience counseling public and private companies with respect to the design, drafting, and operation of equity and incentive compensation programs, employment agreements, retention agreements, separation agreements, and other executive compensation arrangements. Katie also comments on proxy and other securities-related disclosures for public company clients.

Katie is a member of the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals (NASPP) and The Chicago Bar Association.

Experience

  • Home Point sells delegated correspondent channel assets to Planet Home LendingJones Day is advising Home Point Capital Inc. in the sale of certain assets of the delegated correspondent channel of Home Point Financial Corporation to Planet Home Lending, LLC, a national mortgage lender and servicer.
  • Sensata Technologies acquires DynapowerJones Day is advising Sensata Technologies (NYSE: ST), a leading industrial technology company and provider of sensor-rich solutions and insights for customers, in connection with its acquisition of Dynapower Company, LLC, a leading provider of energy storage and power conversion systems, from private equity firm Pfingsten Partners for $580 million in cash.
  • Ansys, Inc. acquires OnScale, Inc.Jones Day is advising Ansys, Inc. in the acquisition of OnScale, Inc., a cloud simulation provider.
  • J.F. Lehman portfolio company acquires InlinerJones Day advised long-standing client J.F. Lehman & Company, a leading mid-market private equity firm focused on the defense, aerospace, and maritime sections, in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Inland Pipe Rehabilitation of Inliner, a leading, vertically integrated provider of trenchless pipe rehabilitation solutions addressing wastewater and storm water infrastructure, from Granite Construction Incorporated.
  • Sensata Technologies acquires Elastic M2MJones Day advised Sensata Technologies in its acquisition of Elastic M2M, a privately-held innovator of connected intelligence for operational assets across heavy-duty transport, warehouse, supply chain and logistics, industrial, light-duty passenger car, and a variety of other industry segments.
  • Ascension enters into strategic laboratory collaboration with LabcorpJones Day is advising Ascension with respect to its strategic alliance with Labcorp whereby Labcorp will manage Ascension’s hospital-based laboratories in 10 states and purchase the assets of the health system’s outreach laboratory business.
  • Centre Lane Partners portfolio company acquires Fiskars' North American watering businessJones Day advised Centre Lane Partners, LLC in connection with the acquisition and financing by its portfolio company Lawn & Garden, LLC of Fiskars Corporation's North American watering business including the Gilmour and Nelson brands.
  • Blue Point Capital Partners portfolio company acquires Texas Water ManagementJones Day advised Blue Point Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition by its Fund IV portfolio company, TAS Environmental Services, of Texas Water Management, a liquid waste transportation service provider to industrial waste generators primarily in the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast regions.
  • Luminex participates in business combination with Global Consumer Acquisition Corp.Jones Day is advising Centre Lane Partners, LLC portfolio company Luminex Home Decor & Fragrance Holding Corporation in the business combination with GP Global Limited and Global Consumer Acquisition Corp. (GACQ), a publicly-traded special purpose acquisition company.
  • Sensata Technologies acquires Sendyne CorpJones Day advised Sensata Technologies in its acquisition of Sendyne Corp, a leader in the development and deployment of innovative computer chips and modules for electric vehicles, charging stations, and stationary battery storage.
  • Norwest Equity Partners invests in Thibaut, Inc.Jones Day represented Norwest Equity Partners in connection with the acquisition and financing of Thibaut, Inc.
  • Blue Point Capital Partners acquires Stax Inc.Jones Day represented Blue Point Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition and financing of Stax Inc., an analytically-driven M&A strategy consulting firm that specializes in commercial due diligence, value creation and exit planning analyses for investment banks, private equity firms, and PE-backed companies.
  • J.F Lehman successfully closes its first single asset continuation fund for NorthStar GroupJones Day represented J.F. Lehman & Company, a leading middle market private equity firm focused exclusively on the aerospace, defense, maritime, government and environmental sectors, in connection with the successful closing and debt financing of its first single asset continuation fund, which will allow the firm to maintain its ownership of NorthStar Group in partnership with management.
  • Misonix merges with BioventusJones Day represented Misonix, Inc. (Nasdaq: MSON) in its acquisition by Bioventus Inc. (Nasdaq: BVS).
  • Trustwave sells PCI compliance business to SysnetJones Day advised Trustwave in the $80 million sale of its payment card industry compliance business (SecureTrust and FLEX divisions) to Sysnet Global Solutions.
  • CDPQ invests in $54 million Series C financing of JupiterJones Day advised CDPQ in the $54 million Series C financing of Jupiter, the global leader in climate analytics for resilience and risk management.
  • ABM acquires Able Services for $830 millionJones Day advised ABM Industries Incorporated in the acquisition of Able Services, a leading facilities services company headquartered in San Francisco, in a cash transaction valued at $830 million.
  • DMI secures strategic investment from OceanSound PartnersJones Day advised DMI in its strategic investment from an affiliate of OceanSound Partners, LP.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Sir GroutJones Day advised The Riverside Company in the acquisition and financing by portfolio company, Threshold Brands, a multi-brand franchisor of trade services concepts, of Sir Grout, a provider of grout, tile, and other hard surface restoration services for residential and commercial customers.
  • Huntington Ingalls Industries acquires Alion Science and Technology for $1.65 billionJones Day advised Huntington Ingalls Industries in the $1.65 billion acquisition of Alion Science and Technology Corporation from Veritas Capital.