Bernard C.Zapata-Kim

Associate

New York + 1.212.326.3708

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 ERISA.

Experience

  • 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.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires eMindfulJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Wondr Health (formerly Naturally Slim), a digital behavioral change company, of eMindful, a leading provider of evidence-based, mindfulness programs for everyday life and chronic conditions.
  • J.F. Lehman & Company sells BEI PrecisionJones Day advised J.F. Lehman & Company in the sale of BEI Precision Systems & Space Company, Inc. to Quantic Corporate Holdings, Inc., a portfolio company of Arcline Investment Management.
  • Riverside sells portfolio company Greenphire to Thoma BravoJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the sale of portfolio company Greenphire, the global leader in financial lifecycle management software for clinical trials, to Thoma Bravo, a software focused private equity firm.
  • EagleTree Capital acquires IntegreonJones Day advised EagleTree Capital in connection with the acquisition and financing of Integreon, a leading global managed services provider, from NewQuest Capital Partners.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires DIGARCJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Modern Campus of DIGARC, the leading provider of academic catalog and curriculum management, class and student scheduling, and student pathfinder software for higher education.
  • Morgan Stanley Capital Partners acquires Nivel Parts & ManufacturingJones Day advised Morgan Stanley Capital Partners in the acquisition and financing of Nivel Parts & Manufacturing Co., LLC, a global manufacturer, distributor, and seller of aftermarket parts and accessories for niche vehicles and heavy-duty equipment.
  • Riverside to sell ARCOSJones Day is advising The Riverside Company in its sale of ARCOS, the market leader in resource management software for utilities, airlines, and other critical infrastructure industries, to Vista Equity Partners.
  • Integrated Power Services acquires Delta Electric Motors and Eastside Electric MotorsJones Day represented Integrated Power Services Holdings, Inc., a leading provider of electric motor and generator repair services, in connection with its acquisition of Delta Electric Motors and Eastside Electric Motors.
  • U.S. Bank National Association acquires Debt Servicing and Securities Custody Services client portfolio of MUFG Union BankJones Day represented U.S. Bancorp, a bank holding company and the parent company of commercial bank U.S. Bank National Association, in its acquisition of the Debt Servicing and Securities Custody Services client portfolio of MUFG Bank N.A., a subsidiary of holding company MUFG Americas Holdings Corporation and a member of the Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group.
  • Playboy acquires sexual wellness chain LoversJones Day advised Playboy Enterprises Inc. in its $25 million acquisition of TLA Acquisition Corp., the parent company of the Lovers family of stores, a leading omni-channel online and brick-and-mortar sexual wellness chain, with 41 stores in five states.
  • Daikin acquires ABCO HVACR Supply + SolutionsJones Day advised Daikin North America LLC, a subsidiary of Daikin Industries, Ltd. and the world's largest manufacturer of heating, cooling, and refrigerant products, in the acquisition of ABCO HVACR Supply + Solutions, the leading full line distributor of HVAC and refrigeration systems and supplies in the Northeastern United States.
  • MPE Partners sells its DreamLine platform to American Bath Group, LLCJones Day advised MPE Partners on the sale of its DreamLine platform to American Bath Group, LLC.
  • Riverside Company invests in Clinical Education AllianceJones Day advised The Riverside Company in connection with its investment in and financing of Clinical Education Alliance, LLC (CEA), a provider of interactive live and web-based certified continuing medical education (CME) activities and related training for healthcare professionals.
  • Riverside sells Camelot Education to Specialized Education Services, Inc.Jones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the sale of portfolio company CHG Alt Ed Holding Company, Inc. d/b/a Camelot Education, a private educational service provider, to Specialized Education Services, Inc.
  • 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 UniFocusJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with its investment in UniFocus, a SaaS-based labor management solution for service industry providers.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires INVIVO CommunicationsJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Red Nucleus of INVIVO Communications, a Toronto-based digital scientific communications provider strategically focused on the medical affairs space.