Overview

Ryan Jackson is a corporate attorney in Holland & Knight's Chicago office. Mr. Jackson focuses his practice on structuring, negotiating and managing complex business transactions.

Mr. Jackson has vast experience with leveraged acquisitions and divestitures, mergers, venture and growth equity investments, corporate carve-out transactions, recapitalizations and restructurings, executive compensation and incentive equity matters. He has represented private companies, and private equity and venture capital firms in transactions ranging in size from slightly less than $1 million to several billion dollars.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Jackson was a corporate attorney for a global law firm, based in its Chicago office.

Representative Experience

  • Represented Lou Malnati's Pizzeria, a Northbrook, Illinois-based pizza restaurant chain, in its strategic partnership with BDT Capital Partners, investment banking company
  • Represented Bain Capital Private Equity in its $3.2 billion global carve-out acquisition of Diversey Care from Sealed Air, a packaging solutions company
  • Represented Thoma Bravo in connection with its acquisition of Applitools, a leading provider of visual test automation software
  • Represented Thoma Bravo in connection with its acquisition of Command Alkon, a leading supplier collaboration platform for construction's heavy work
  • Represented Thoma Bravo and Veriforce in connection with its acquisition of Complyworks, Canada's leading compliance management solution provider
  • Represented Thoma Bravo in connection with its strategic growth investment in PDFTron, a global leading provider of document technology solutions for software developers
  • Represented Thoma Bravo in connection with its acquisition of Zipari, the company behind the first and only consumer experience platform built specifically for health insurance
  • Represented Thoma Bravo in connection with its acquisition of Healthx, a provider of trusted healthcare engagement technologies
  • Represented Thoma Bravo, along with Command Alkon, in connection with a carve-out acquisition of the construction logistics business from Trimble, a California-based hardware, software and services technology company
  • Represented GTCR and Mega Broadband Investments, a broadband services investment company, in its acquisition of Vyve Broadband, a cable and broadband technology company
  • Represented GTCR and Dash Financial Technologies, a financial technology company, in its sale to Flexpoint Ford, a capital market company
  • Represented GTCR and its portfolio company Convergex, a brokerage and trading services firm, in its sale to Cowen, an investment banking company
  • Represented GTCR and Convergex in the combination of LiquidPoint, Convergex's options trading and technology business, and Dash Financial Technologies
  • Represented GTCR and Avention, a business-to-business sales company, in its sale to Dun & Bradstreet, a global business data and analytics company
  • Represented GTCR and AssuredPartners, a property and casualty insurance brokerage, in the sale of AssuredPartners to Apax Partners, a British private equity firm
  • Represented GTCR in its strategic equity investment in Transaction Data Systems (Rx30), a leading developer and supplier of pharmacy management software solutions to independent, hospital, long-term care and specialty pharmacy markets
  • Represented GTCR and Transaction Data Systems, in connection with its acquisition of KloudScript, a cloud-based specialty pharmacy solution
  • Represented GTCR and Stergenics International in its recapitalization of Stergenics, a leading global provider of mission-critical sterilization services to the medical device, pharmaceutical, food safety and high-performance materials industries, from an affiliate of Warburg Pincus, a global private equity firm focused on growth investing
  • Represented GTCR in connection with its acquisition of Pharm Assess, a pharmacy assessment consulting company
  • Represented GTCR in connection with its strategic investment in Point Broadband LLC, a company that provides fiber-to-the-premise (FTTP) high-speed data (HSD) services to residential and business customers in select markets east of the Mississippi River
  • Represented GTCR in connection with its acquisition of RevSpring Inc., a leading provider of multi-channel billing and communications solutions to the healthcare and financial services industries
  • Represented Union Park Capital in connection with its formation of Advanced Environmental Monitoring Holdings, a family of companies focused on monitoring of critical environmental parameters, including meteorology, hydrology, air and soil
  • Represented Union Park Capital in connection with its acquisition of CMC-KUHNKE GmbH, a global leader in quality control measurement instruments for food, beverage and aerosol cans
  • Represented Union Park Capital in connection with its acquisition of Davis Instruments Corp., a leader in developing and manufacturing precision weather, marine and environmental instrumentation
  • Represented Union Park Capital in connection with its acquisition of Earth Networks, which helps organizations mitigate financial, operational and human risk by providing environmental intelligence from the world's largest hyperlocal weather network
  • Represented Union Park Capital in connection with its acquisition of Forest Technology Systems Ltd., a leading manufacturer of remote environmental monitoring solutions, including systems, instrumentation, telemetry and software, for the hydrology, fire, weather and meteorology industries
  • Represented Union Park Capital in connection with its acquisition of High Sierra Electronics, which specializes in flood warning sensors, equipment and transmitters for public and improved traffic safety
  • Represented Union Park Capital in connection with its formation of Industrial Physics, a company created to build an integrated network of small and mid-sized businesses offering materials and physical testing instrumentation
  • Represented Union Park Capital in connection with its formation of KPM analytics to bring together a portfolio of analytical instrument companies focused in the food, agriculture and environmental sectors
  • Represented Union Park Capital in connection with its acquisition of LAMBRECHT meteo GmbH, a leading provider of specialized measurement technology with a focus on wind, precipitation, temperature, pressure and humidity, as well as dataloggers
  • Represented Union Park Capital in connection with its acquisition of OneRain Inc. a leading provider of rainfall-related data and services to local, state and federal agencies across the U.S.
  • Represented Union Park Capital in connection with its acquisition of Testing Machines Inc., a global manufacturer of testing instrumentation for the paper, pulp, film, foil, ink, coatings, nonwoven and corrugated industries
  • Represented Union Park Capital in connection with its acquisition of TM Electronics, which provides leak detection equipment to improve quality and productivity in the medical device, consumer electronics and food markets
  • Represented Union Park Capital in connection with its acquisition of United Testing Systems, a company that manufacturers machines for tension, compression and materials testing applications
  • Represented Union Park Capital in connection with its acquisition of Vieux & Associates Inc., a leading provider of advanced technologies for rainfall and runoff products and services serving wet weather, stormwater, flood and water resources applications
  • Represented Union Park Capital in connection with its acquisition of Z-LASER GmbH, which designs and manufactures laser sources and laser projectors for positioning, measurement and other specialty original equipment manufacturer (OEM) applications
  • Represented Sun Capital Partners Inc. in connection with its acquisition of Calcium Products Inc., a leading manufacturer of calcium-based fertilizers for row and specialty crop growers as well as the professional turf industry
  • Represented ParkerGale Capital in connection with its acquisition of EditShare, a privately owned postproduction technology developer
  • Represented TA Associates in its investment – alongside private investment firm GI Partners – in Netsmart Technologies Inc., a leading healthcare software company delivering management process solutions and electronic medical records to the health and human services (HHS) and post-acute end markets
  • Represented TA Associates in its investment in Aldevron LLC, a biological science company
  • Represented Audax Group in its acquisition of Checkers Industrial Safety Products, a manufacturer of industrial safety products and construction safety equipment
  • Represented Flexpoint Ford in its sale of T&H Global Holdings, a Chicago-based insurance claims services company, to Sedgwick Claims Management Services, a claims and productive management services company
  • Represented Olympus Partners and The Homax Group, a consumer products company, in its sale of the cleaning products division of Homax Products to Weiman Products, a specialty surface cleaning manufacturer
  • Represented Olympus Partners and The Homax Group in the sale of The Homax Group to PPG Architectural Coatings, a global supplier of paints, coatings and specialty materials
  • Represented Beecken Petty O'Keefe in its acquisition of Examination Management Services, a risk management services company

Credentials

Education
  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D., magna cum laude
  • University of Michigan, B.A., Economics, with distinction
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Illinois
  • Michigan
Memberships
  • Michigan Journal of International Law, Associate and Contributing Editor

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