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

  • J.F. Lehman & Company backed NorthStar Group acquires Trans Ash Inc.Jones Day advised NorthStar Group, a portfolio company of J.F. Lehman & Company, in the acquisition and financing of Trans Ash Inc., a leading provider of coal ash (or coal combustion residuals) services to utilities customers across North America.
  • Alternative investment management firm acquires leading provider of static and electronic outdoor advertising in Commonwealth of Puerto RicoJones Day advised an alternative investment management firm in the acquisition and senior debt financing of a leading provider of static and electronic outdoor advertising in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires GrasonsJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Executive Home Care of Grasons, a franchisor of estate sale services.
  • Infinite Computer Solutions acquires SIS unit, Costa Rica operations of FiservJones Day is advising Infinite Computer Solutions, Inc. in the acquisition of the systems integration services unit and Costa Rica operations of Fiserv.
  • Ascension enters into strategic laboratory collaboration with LabcorpJones Day advised 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.
  • J.F. Lehman & Company acquires USA EnvironmentJones Day advised J.F. Lehman & Company in the acquisition by portfolio company, ENTACT, LLC, of USA Environment, LP and its affiliates.
  • Sensata Technologies acquires DynapowerJones Day advised 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.
  • NerdWallet acquires On The Barrelhead for $120 millionJones Day advised NerdWallet, Inc. (Nasdaq: NRDS), a platform that provides financial guidance to consumers and small- and mid-sized businesses, in its acquisition of On the Barrelhead, Inc. for total consideration of $120 million, consisting of approximately $70 million in cash and $50 million in NerdWallet Class A common stock.
  • 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.
  • Ansys, Inc. acquires OnScale, Inc.Jones Day advised Ansys, Inc. in the acquisition of OnScale, Inc., a cloud simulation provider.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 advised Centre Lane Partners, LLC portfolio company Luminex Home Decor & Fragrance Holding Corporation in the attempted 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.