Charles W.Hardin Jr. (Chuck)


Cleveland + 1.216.586.7084

Chuck Hardin has acted as the principal outside lawyer on literally hundreds of completed M&A and private equity transactions in more than 30 years of practice. In the past two decades, the main focus of his practice has involved the representation of private equity funds. Chuck is one of the founders of Jones Day's global Private Equity Practice and served as its chair for a decade.

The private equity funds with which Chuck has worked include Blue Point Capital Partners, Blue Sea Capital, Brockway Moran & Partners, Edgewater Capital Partners, Francisco Partners, GenNx360 Capital Partners, Grey Mountain Partners, High Road Capital Partners, Industrial Growth Partners, Kirtland Capital Partners, Lindsay Goldberg, Littlejohn & Co., Linsalata Capital Partners, MCM Capital Partners, Morgenthaler Private Equity, Primus Capital, Questor Partners, Resilience Capital Partners, The Riverside Company, Rockwood Equity Partners, Sun Capital Partners, Swander Pace Capital, and WL Ross & Co.

Chuck is a member of the board of advisors of The Riverside Company. In community matters, he is a trustee of the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission and the University Hospitals Conneaut Medical Center and has served as a trustee of several Cleveland area nonprofits, including the Achievement Centers for Children, College Now Greater Cleveland, and MOCA Cleveland.


  • AssuraMed, Inc.
  • AssuraMed acquires Invacare Supply Group for $150 millionJones Day advised AssuraMed, Inc. in its acquisition of Invacare Supply Group for $150 million.
  • Bedrock Industries LLC

  • Bedrock Industries acquires US Steel CanadaJones Day acted as U.S. counsel to Bedrock Industries LLC, a privately funded holding company focused on owning and operating metals, mining, and natural resources assets, in connection with its acquisition of US Steel Canada, a producer of high quality steel that is used primarily in the North American automotive, construction, infrastructure, appliance manufacturing, and the pipe and tube industries.
  • Blue Point Capital Partners
  • Blue Point Capital recapitalizes Next Level ApparelJones Day advised Blue Point Capital Partners in connection with the recapitalization of YS Garments, LLC (d/b/a Next Level Apparel).
  • Blue Point Capital sells Packers Holdings to Harvest PartnersJones Day represented Blue Point Capital Partners in connection with its sale of Packers Holdings LLC, a provider of outsourced cleaning and sanitation services to the food processing industry, to Harvest Partners.
  • Brockway Moran & Partners
  • Brockway Moran sells portfolio company MD Now Holdings to Brentwood AssociatesJones Day represented Brockway Moran & Partners, Inc. in connection with the sale of its portfolio company MD Now Holdings, Inc., a large operator of full-service, walk-in urgent care centers, to Brentwood Associates.
  • Crowne Group LLC
  • Crowne Group acquires Trico ProductsJones Day advised Crowne Group LLC, a leading manufacturer and distributor of both aftermarket and original equipment manufacturer component parts for the automotive and other industrial equipment markets, in connection with the acquisition and related financing of Trico Products Corporation.
  • DLH Industries, Inc.
  • DLH Industries sold to Bowles FluidicsJones Day represented DLH Industries, Inc., a manufacturer of air and fluid handling components and assemblies as well as precision molded and extruded plastic parts, in connection with its sale to Bowles Fluidics Corporation, a leading designer and manufacturer of fluid distribution products for the automotive, consumer, and industrial markets.
  • High Road Capital Partners
  • High Road Capital acquires York WallcoveringsJones Day advised High Road Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition and related financing of York Wallcoverings Inc., a manufacturer of wallpaper, borders, murals, and RoomMates peel-and-stick removable and reusable wall decals.
  • High Road Capital completes sale of Accentus to Nuance CommunicationsJones Day represented High Road Capital Partners in connection with its sale of Accentus Inc., an Ontario, Canada-based provider of medical transcription services, to Nuance Communications, Inc.
  • IFIC Surety Group, Inc.
  • IFIC Surety Group sold to IAT Insurance GroupJones Day advised IFIC Surety Group, Inc. in its acquisition by IAT Insurance Group.
  • InterWrap Inc.
  • InterWrap completes sale to Quad-CJones Day advised InterWrap Inc., a global manufacturer of coated woven products and diverse multi-layer laminated reinforced plastic substrates headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, in its sale to Quad-C, a private equity firm headquartered in Charlottesville, Virginia.
  • Kirtland Capital Partners
  • Kirtland Capital sells Essex Crane RentalJones Day advised Kirtland Capital Partners in connection with its $210 million sale of Essex Crane Rental Corporation, a provider of lattice-boom crawler crane and attachment rental services in North America, to Hyde Park Acquisition Corporation.
  • Metaldyne Corporation
  • Metaldyne sells powertrain, balance shaft module, tubular products, and chassis assets to affiliate of The Carlyle Group and Solus Alternative Asset ManagementJones Day advised Metaldyne Corporation, a leading designer and producer of engine, driveline, and chassis products, in the $400 million sale of its powertrain, balance shaft module, tubular products, and chassis assets to an affiliate of The Carlyle Group and Solus Alternative Asset Management LP via a sale under section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code.
  • Oglebay Norton Company
  • Oglebay Norton acquired by CarmeuseJones Day advised Oglebay Norton Company in its $677 million acquisition by Carmeuse Group.
  • Resilience Capital Partners
  • Resilience Capital sells Steel Parts Manufacturing to Monomoy CapitalJones Day advised Resilience Capital Partners LLC in connection with its sale of Steel Parts Manufacturing, Inc., a manufacturer and supplier of close-tolerance precision metal stampings and components, to Monomoy Capital Partners.
  • Resilience Capital sells portfolio company ChemDesign Products to Lubar & Co.Jones Day advised Resilience Capital Partners LLC in connection with its sale of portfolio company ChemDesign Products, Inc., a leading manufacturer of specialty and fine chemicals, to Lubar & Co.
  • Resilience Capital completes sale of WT Hardwoods GroupJones Day represented Resilience Capital Partners in connection with its sale of WT Hardwoods Group, Inc., a manufacturer of hardwood lumber and flooring products, to an investor group.
  • The Riverside Company
  • Have acted as the principal engagement partner to The Riverside Company for nearly 25 years. During this period, we have advised Riverside on literally hundreds, if not thousands, of acquisitions and divesture opportunities all over the world in a wide array of industries.
    • December 04, 2002
      Seminar on Selling a Business, Panelist, The Cleveland Association for Corporate Growth