Denise A.Carkhuff

Partner

Cleveland + 1.216.586.1079

Denise Carkhuff has been the lead lawyer on M&A and private equity transactions for more than 26 years. Her experience includes diverse industries, jurisdictions, and deal structures. Denise has experience in the full life cycle of a company (from formation, capital raising, dividend recapitalizations, IPOs, sales, and dissolutions). Denise's main focus is representing private equity funds. She has served in a general counsel function for countless private companies, including portfolio companies of private equity funds.

Denise has worked with many private equity funds, including Blue Point Capital Partners, Centre Lane Partners, Cortec Group, Morgan Stanley Private Equity, The Riverside Company, and Wellspring Capital. She also represents private companies or their management teams in their ultimate sale and has been involved with many complex M&A transactions involving public and private clients.

She is a member of the Board of the Achievement Centers for Children, a nonprofit whose mission is to empower children and adults with disabilities, and First Tee, a youth development organization introducing golf and its values to kids and teens. For 14 years, she was a member of the Board of Friends of Breakthrough Schools, a top-rated network of free public charter schools. She is a member of In Counsel With Women, an invitation-only networking group for top women leaders in Northeast Ohio and led for a dozen years, Women In Transactions, a networking group for women doing transactional work. She co-leads RRAIN, a Cleveland women lawyers group at Jones Day. Denise was a member of the 2018 Leadership Cleveland class.

Experiência

  • Morgan Stanley Capital Partners portfolio company acquires American Label TechnologiesJones Day advised Morgan Stanley Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company AWT Labels & Packaging, Inc. (AWT) of American Label Technologies (ALT), a leading manufacturing and supplier of custom label, RFID, print and packaging materials.
  • Range Media Partners secures minority investment from Liberty Global, Wildcat Capital, and Playground ProductionsJones Day advised Range Media Partners in its minority investment from Liberty Global, Wildcat Capital, and Playground Productions.
  • Morgan Stanley Capital Partners acquires Resource Innovations, Inc.Jones Day advised Morgan Stanley Capital Partners in its acquisition and financing of Resource Innovations, Inc. (RI), a leading tech-enabled services company focused on energy efficiency and sustainability.
  • 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.
  • Blue Point Capital Partners portfolio company acquires Environmental Concepts & Services (ECS)Jones Day advised Blue Point Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company TAS Environmental Services (TAS) of Environmental Concepts & Services (ECS), a specialized provider of waste transportation, non-hazardous waste treatment and disposal and other industrial services to companies operating in the manufacturing and specialty chemical end markets.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Cortec Group portfolio company acquires LynTecJones Day represented Cortec Group in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Chauvet & Sons, LLC of LynTec, a leading global supplier of electrical power solutions for lighting, video, and audio systems.
  • Cortec Group portfolio company acquires RCI Metalworks LLCJones Day represented Cortec Group's portfolio company Enthusiast Auto Holdings, LLC in the acquisition and financing of RCI Metalworks LLC ("RCI Off Road" or "RCI"), a leading banner for off road enthusiasts looking to take their vehicles to the next level in off road performance.
  • Cortec Group sells Harmar and 101 Mobility to The Halifax GroupJones Day advised Cortec Group in the sale of its Harmar/101 Mobility platform to an affiliate of the Halifax Group.
  • Morgan Stanley Capital Partners portfolio company acquires Label InnovationJones Day advised Morgan Stanley Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company AWT Labels & Packaging (AWT) of Label Innovation, a custom converter and label manufacturer utilizing roll-to-roll rotary and laser die-cutting technology to produce products and components for the medical, technology, and security markets.
  • Morgan Stanley Capital Partners acquires Velopi LTDJones Day advised Morgan Stanley Capital Partners in the acquisition by portfolio company Educate 360 of Velopi LTD, a leading provider of project management training and consultancy services in Europe.
  • Morgan Stanley Capital Partners acquires Automatic Plastics Ltd.Jones Day advised Morgan Stanley Capital Partners in the acquisition by portfolio company Comar of Automatic Plastics Ltd., a contract manufacturer of injection molded products primarily for the medical device and pharmaceutical sectors.
  • 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.
  • Morgan Stanley Capital Partners acquires Omega PackagingJones Day advised Morgan Stanley Capital Partners in the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Comar of Omega Packaging, a manufacturer of injection and blow molded products serving the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, sports nutrition, and skin care markets.
  • Blue Point Capital Partners portfolio company acquires Texas Water ManagementJones Day advised Blue Point Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition by its Fund IV portfolio company, TAS Environmental Services, of Texas Water Management, a liquid waste transportation service provider to industrial waste generators primarily in the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast regions.
  • 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.
  • Cortec Group acquires Pink LilyJones Day advised the Cortec Group in connection with the acquisition and financing of Pink Lily, a direct-to-consumer provider of women's apparel and accessories.
  • 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.
  • Cortec Group acquires Little Sleepies, LLCJones Day advised the Cortec Group in connection with the acquisition of Little Sleepies, LLC, a retailer of high-quality children’s sleepwear products.
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