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

  • OTC acquires ePumpsJones Day advised OTC Industrial Technologies in the acquisition of ePumps, Inc., a leading provider of engineered solutions for pumps, seals, valves, mixers and related services in Oklahoma and Texas.
  • Riverside invests in PeopleGroveJones Day advised The Riverside Company in the acquisition of PeopleGrove, the leading provider of career mentorship and alumni engagement software for higher education institutions.
  • Integrated Power Services to acquire Tampa Armature Works, Inc.Jones Day is advising Integrated Power Services, the North American leader in service, repair and engineering for power management, electro-mechanical and rotating assets, in its acquisition of Tampa Armature Works, Inc., one of the industry's leading independent power services companies.
  • Ohio Transmission acquires American Industrial CorporationJones Day advised Ohio Transmission Corporation in the acquisition of American Industrial Corporation, a premier supplier of painting and powder coating systems, equipment, components and services in the Midwest.
  • Monster Beverage acquires CANarchyJones Day advised Monster Beverage Corporation in the $330 million acquisition of CANarchy Craft Brewery Collective LLC, a craft beer and hard seltzer company.
  • Riverside acquires PaleoWestJones Day advised The Riverside Company in its acquisition of PaleoWest, a professional consultancy that assists clients with their need to address federal, state, and local level environmental regulations, typically in support of a wide variety of land development projects such as the permitting of solar and wind generation facilities, housing developments, roads and bridges, and other major infrastructure development projects.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Medical Marketing Solutions GroupJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Medical Marketing Solutions Group (MMSG), a leading medical education company that provides strategic services, scientific and medical communications, and operational and event management services to global biopharmaceutical companies.
  • Morgan Stanley Capital Partners portfolio company acquires Labeltronix, LLCJones Day advised Morgan Stanley Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company AWT Labels & Packaging, Inc. (AWT) of Labeltronix, LLC, a leading label manufacturer of premium craft labels serving some of the country's most prominent brands, in a variety of markets including wine and spirits, craft beer, nutraceutical, food and beverage, and other CPG sectors.
  • STERIS sells renal business to EvoquaJones Day advised STERIS in the $196.3 million sale of its Renal Care business to Evoqua Water Technologies, a leading provider of mission-critical water and wastewater treatment solutions.
  • Morgan Stanley Capital Partners portfolio company acquires MacArthur CorporationJones Day advised Morgan Stanley Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company AWT Labels & Packaging, Inc. (AWT) of MacArthur Corporation, a world-class manufacturer of innovative labels, tags, decals, and functional film components for the mobility, electronics, health technology, and industrial sectors.
  • Ohio Transmission acquires AAP AutomationJones Day advised Ohio Transmission Corporation in the acquisition of AAP Automation, a leading provider of machine automation and control solutions throughout the North and Southwest.
  • Blue Sea Capital sells RESA Power to InvestcorpJones Day represented Blue Sea Capital LLC on its sale of RESA Power, a provider of electrical services and products for industrial, commercial, institutional, government, and utility end-users across North America, to Investcorp.
  • High Road Capital portfolio company acquires Sensors Incorporated and Sensors IntegrationJones Day represented High Road Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company John Henry Foster Minnesota, Inc. of Sensors Incorporated and Sensors Integration, affiliated industrial distribution companies specializing in machine vision systems, barcode scanners/readers, and industrial sensors.
  • Riverside sells Lexipol to GTCRJones Day represented The Riverside Company in the sale of Lexipol, a leader in policy management and training platforms for state and local governments, to GTCR.
  • Cortec Group portfolio company acquires Teslaccessories, LLCJones Day advised the Cortec Group in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Enthusiast Auto Holdings, LLC, a direct-to-enthusiast, digitally native platform that invests in and helps operate some of the most innovative e-commerce retailers in the performance automotive industry, of Teslaccessories, LLC, d/b/a EVANNEX, an aftermarket electric vehicle and Tesla accessories dealer.
  • Milliken & Company acquires Encapsys, LLCJones Day advised Milliken & Company in its acquisition of Encapsys, LLC, a world leader in microencapsulation delivery systems for the building, construction, paper, bedding and personal care industries.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires The Rodgers Group, LLCJones Day advised The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Lexipol, LLC of The Rodgers Group, LLC, a provider of in-service training for public safety agencies including law enforcement.
  • Riverside portfolio company UniFocus acquires KnowcrossJones Day advised The Riverside Company in the acquisition by portfolio company, UniFocus, of Knowcross, a global leader in task management and operational optimization software for the hospitality industry.
  • VSE Corporation acquires Global Parts GroupJones Day advised VSE Corporation in the acquisition of Global Parts Group, Inc. in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $38 million.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires MDoutlookJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Clinical Education Alliance, LLC (CEA) of MDoutlook, a provider of precision intelligence solutions that help life sciences companies develop and commercialize therapeutics and diagnostics in oncology.