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 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.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Parker Products, LLCJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Parker Products, LLC of Creative Food Ingredients, Inc., a provider of baked food ingredients and inclusions.
  • NSi Industries acquires Polaris Sales Co., LLCJones Day advised NSi Industries, LLC in its acquisition of Polaris Sales Co., LLC, d/b/a Polaris Electrical Connectors, an Odessa, Florida-based market leader of American-made pre-insulated multi-tap connectors.
  • Investment management firm and its affiliated funds recapitalize technology firmJones Day advised an investment management firm and its affiliated funds in connection with a strategic recapitalization of a technology firm.
  • High Road Capital portfolio company acquires Garden WeaselJones Day advised High Road Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition and related financing by portfolio company General Tools & Instruments of Garden Weasel, a specialized lawn and garden tools provider.
  • Blue Sea Capital sold NSi Industries to Odyssey Investment PartnersJones Day advised Blue Sea Capital LLC on its sale of NSi Industries, LLC to Odyssey Investment Partners.
  • Morgan Stanley Capital Partners portfolio company acquires iMark MoldingJones Day represented Morgan Stanley Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition and related financing by portfolio company Comar Holding Company, LLC of iMark Molding, LLC ("iMark") from the original iMark founders.
  • Riverside invests in Red NucleusJones Day advised The Riverside Company in connection with its investment in and related financing of Red Nucleus Enterprises, LLC, a company that offers learning and compliance services to customers in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Cortec Group acquires Enthusiast Auto HoldingsJones Day advised the Cortec Group in connection with the acquisition and related financing of Ohio-based Enthusiast Auto Holdings, LLC and its subsidiaries, an e-commerce distributor of automobile aftermarket and performance parts, including for Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, and Volkswagen.
  • Integrated Power Services acquires Excel Apparatus ServicesJones Day represented Integrated Power Services Holdings, Inc., a leading provider of electric motor and generator repair services, in connection with its acquisition of Excel Apparatus Services, Inc., an industrial and marine equipment repair company specializing in on-site and in-shop services for motors, pumps, and switchgear.
  • Blue Sea Capital portfolio company acquires Bridgeport FittingsJones Day represented Blue Sea Capital LLC in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company NSI Industries, LLC, a leading provider of electrical products, of Bridgeport Fittings, Inc., an electrical products manufacturer.
  • High Road Capital portfolio company acquires Quality Standby ServicesJones Day represented High Road Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition and related financing by portfolio company Storage Battery Systems, LLC, a manufacturer of industrial batteries, of substantially all of the assets of Quality Standby Services, LLC, a leading provider of critical standby power service and hardware.
  • Finacity Corporation acquired by Greensill CapitalJones Day advised Finacity Corporation, a leader in specialized receivables securitization, in its acquisition by Greensill Capital, the leading non-bank provider of working capital finance for companies globally.
  • High Road Capital acquires John Henry Foster MinnesotaJones Day represented High Road Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition and related financing of John Henry Foster Minnesota, Inc., a leading value-added distributor of motion control parts and accessories, compressed air systems, collaborative robots, industrial robotics, and electrical automation products to manufacturers in the Upper Midwest.
  • Next Generation Films sold to Charter NEX Films, Inc. for $1.07 billionJones Day advised Next Generation Films, Inc. in its sale to Charter NEX Films, Inc., a manufacturer of specialty plastic films, for an aggregate purchase price of $1.07 billion.
  • Riverside acquires Naturally Slim®Jones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and related financing of NS412, LLC (d/b/a Naturally Slim®), a leading digital health platform focused on helping participants reduce Metabolic Syndrome, lose weight, and lead healthier lives.
  • NSi Industries merges with Platinum Tools®Jones Day advised NSi Industries, LLC in the acquisition and related financing of Platinum Tools®, a market leader of award-winning datacom products, driving the innovation for the preparation, installation, hand termination, and testing of wire and cable.
  • Bombardier acquires Global 7500 aircraft wing program from Triumph Group Inc.Jones Day advised Bombardier Inc. in its acquisition of the wing manufacturing operations and assets relating to Triumph Group Inc.’s Global 7500 wing program.
  • UPL acquires Arysta LifeScience from Platform Specialty Products Corporation for $4.2 billionJones Day advised UPL Limited ("UPL"), a leading global generic agrochemical company based in India, in connection with its subsidiary, UPL Corporation Limited’s, US$4.2 billion acquisition and related $3 billion term financing of Arysta Lifescience Inc. (“Arysta”), a global provider of crop protection solutions, including bio-solutions and seed treatment, from NYSE listed Platform Specialty Products Corporation (“Platform”).
  • PolyOne acquires Fiber-Line for $120 millionJones Day advised PolyOne Corporation, a premier global provider of specialized polymer materials, services, and solutions, in its $120 million acquisition of Fiber-Line, a global leader in customized engineered fibers and composite materials.
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