Bernard C.Zapata-Kim

Associate

Miami + 1.305.714.9720

Bernard Zapata-Kim advises public and private companies on the employee benefits and executive compensation elements of corporate transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, spin-offs, private equity, and leveraged buyouts. He has experience preparing employment, equity incentive, separation, and severance agreements. He also advises clients regarding the administration and compliance of employee benefit plans, programs, and arrangements with the Internal Revenue Code and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).

Experience

  • Program Productions acquires Rhino StagingJones Day is advising Program Productions, Inc. in the purchase of substantially all of the assets of Rhino Staging & Event Productions, Inc. and its affiliated companies, a leader in event stagehand labor management and services for live events across the United States.
  • VSE Corporation acquires Turbine Controls, Inc.Jones Day advised VSE Corporation in the $120 million acquisition of Turbine Controls, Inc., a provider of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) support services for complex engine components, as well as engine and airframe accessories, across commercial and military applications.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Next Day AccessJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Best Life Brands of Next Day Access, a leading provider of residential and commercial home access solutions across the United States and Canada.
  • Riverside invests in KasewareJones Day advised The Riverside Company in its acquisition of Kaseware, a leading provider of investigation management software sold to public safety agencies and corporations.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Weber Fire and SafetyJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with its acquisition by portfolio company CertaSite of Weber Fire and Safety (Weber), a fire protection business serving the greater St. Louis, Missouri area.
  • High Road Capital portfolio company acquires HTE TechnologiesJones Day advised High Road Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company John Henry Foster Minnesota, Inc. of HTE Technologies, a leading automation supplier operating in Kansas, Missouri, and Illinois.
  • Roper Technologies acquires Procare SolutionsJones Day advised Roper Technologies, Inc. in the $1.86 billion acquisition of Procare Solutions, a leading provider of cloud-based software for the management of early childhood education centers.
  • VSE Corporation sells Federal and Defense Services operating assetsJones Day advised VSE Corporation in the sale of substantially all of its Federal and Defense Services operating assets.
  • Kinzie Capital acquires Arctic IndustriesJones Day represented Kinzie Capital Partners LP, a Chicago-based private equity firm, in the acquisition and financing of Arctic Industries, a leading manufacturer of commercial grade walk-in coolers and freezers.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires U.S. LawnsJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with its acquisition by portfolio company EverSmith Brands of U.S. Lawns, a provider of lawncare franchisor services, including commercial landscaping and snow removal services, for U.S. commercial properties through a network of franchisees, from an indirect subsidiary of BrightView Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BV).
  • Spark Networks' German StaRUG plan confirmed in first-ever cross-border restructuring under German StaRUG and U.S. chapter 15Jones Day is representing Spark Networks SE in the first-ever cross-border restructuring under the recently enacted German restructuring law ("StaRUG") and chapter 15 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code involving over $100 million of funded debt issued by a U.S.-based credit fund and guaranteed by other German and U.S. entities.
  • Saint Luke's Health System of Kansas City merges with BJC HealthCareJones Day advised Saint Luke's Health System of Kansas City in its merger with BJC HealthCare.
  • Swander Pace Capital sells Patriot Pickle to H.I.G. CapitalJones Day advised Swander Pace Capital in the sale of Patriot Pickle, a manufacturer and distributor of high-quality refrigerated pickles across the United States to restaurant chains, supermarkets, and delis, to an affiliate of H.I.G. Capital.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires busybusy, Inc.Jones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company ToolWatch of busybusy, Inc., developer of the popular time tracking software for construction and other remote industries.
  • Affiliate of Centre Lane Partners acquires appliance business from Instant BrandsJones Day advised an affiliate of Centre Lane Partners in the acquisition and financing of the appliances business of Instant Brands, designer and distributor of kitchen and home appliances, including the Instant Pot, pursuant to Section 363 of title 11 of the United States Code.
  • Cortec Group sells Chauvet & Sons to Court Square Capital PartnersJones Day advised Cortec Group in the sale of its Chauvet & Sons platform to Court Square Capital Partners.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Eastman Fire ProtectionJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company CertaSite of Eastman Fire Protection, a fire protection business in Troy, Michigan.
  • Engage PEO acquires Zamp HRJones Day advised Engage PEO, a leading professional employer organization (PEO) providing HR outsourcing solutions to small and mid-sized businesses across the U.S., in the acquisition of Zamp HR, a Lindon, Utah-based PEO with over 10,000 worksite employees, expanding Engage's growing presence in the western region of the U.S.
  • Riverside sells Baker Hill to Flexpoint FordJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the sale of portfolio company Baker Hill, a provider of cloud-based, end-to-end loan origination, risk management, and analytics software, to Flexpoint Ford.
  • Morgan Stanley Capital Partners portfolio company acquires ASL Print FXJones Day advised Morgan Stanley Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company AWT Labels & Packaging Inc. (AWT) of ASL Print FX (ASL), a leading manufacturer of innovative print solutions to beverage, consumer packaged goods, envelope, and promotional markets across North America.