Jacob S. Kleinman

Counsel

New York
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
787 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019-6099
T 212 728 8941
F 212 728 9941
jkleinmanwillkie.com

Jacob Kleinman is counsel in the Corporate & Financial Services Department. Jacob focuses on private equity, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, and general corporate and securities law matters.

In his practice, Jacob represents U.S. and multinational corporate clients and private equity funds on domestic and cross-border acquisitions, dispositions, investments and recapitalizations in a broad range of sectors, including financial services, consumer services, industrials and technology.

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Jacob Kleinman is counsel in the Corporate & Financial Services Department. Jacob focuses on private equity, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, and general corporate and securities law matters.

Selected Significant Matters

Jacob has represented a broad range of clients in connection with a variety of matters, including the following:

  • Anaqua in its sale to Astorg
  • Inspired Gaming Group (as U.S. counsel) in its acquisition by Hydra Industries Acquisition Corp. from funds managed by Vitruvian Partners LLP and co-investors, a transaction reflecting a £200 million valuation of Inspired
  • United Subcontractors, Inc. in its 2016 agreement to be acquired by Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II for approximately $348.5 million
  • Lagardère Travel Retail in its $530 million agreement to acquire Paradies
  • Lime Rock Partners in its recapitalization of SDI Gas, a Marcellus oilfield services company
  • GFI Group in its sale to BGC Partners
  • AdColony in its acquisition by Opera
  • iParadigms in its sale to Insight Venture Partners and GIC, Singapore's sovereign wealth fund, from majority owner Warburg Pincus
  • Warburg Pincus and JHP Pharmaceuticals, LLC in connection with Warburg Pincus’s approximately $490 million sale of JHP to Par Pharmaceutical
  • Warburg Pincus in its investment in Dude Solutions
  • Insight Venture Partners in its acquisition of Kaseya
  • Cowen Group in its acquisition of Dahlman Rose & Company
  • OppenheimerFunds in its acquisition of SteelPath Capital Management and SteelPath Fund Advisors
  • RG Steel in sales of substantially all of its assets in bankruptcy
  • Warburg Pincus in its acquisition of a minority interest in InComm
  • Insight Venture Partners in its investment in Trendy Entertainment
  • Warburg Pincus in its acquisition of a majority interest in FacilitySource
  • The Blackstone Group and Graham Packaging Holdings Company, a portfolio company, in the corporate reorganization of Graham Packaging Holdings Company in connection with its public offering
  • Lightyear Capital in its investment in Community & Southern Bank, which acquired the banking operations of First National Bank of Carrollton (Georgia)
  • MSD Capital and Stone Point Capital in their investment in OneWest Bank Group, which acquired the banking operations of IndyMac Federal Bank
  • Meridian Capital Group and its affiliates in their investment in Ladder Capital Finance
  • Marathon Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), in its acquisition of Global Ship Lease
  • Vestar Capital Partners in its acquisition of Press Ganey Associates
  • Bear Stearns Merchant Banking (now known as Irving Place Capital) and other private equity investors in the recapitalization of Doral Financial Corporation
  • Linde AG in sales of its packaged gas business and bulk gas business assets to Airgas and its helium gas assets to Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation
  • First Reserve in its sale of Dresser to Riverstone Holdings and Lehman Brothers Co-Investment Partners (which included a re-investment by First Reserve)

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