William R. Stewart, Jr.

Partner at Jones Day

William R. Stewart, Jr.

William R. Stewart, Jr.

Partner at Jones Day

Biography

Jones Day.
William R. Stewart Jr. (Bill)
Partner
Education

The University of Chicago (J.D. 2002; Joseph Henry Beale Prize; Bell, Boyd & Lloyd Award); Yale University (B.A. magna cum laude with distinction in American Studies 1999)

Bar Admissions

Ohio

Areas of Focus

Private Equity
M&A

Bill Stewart has acted as the principal lawyer in a wide variety of transactions involving privately held companies, with a focus on representing private equity funds and their portfolio companies. He has extensive experience in leveraged buyout transactions, equity financings, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate counseling in a wide range of industries.

The private equity funds with which Bill has worked include Blue Point Capital Partners, Cyprium Partners, Edgewater Capital Partners, Goode Partners, Hicks Equity Partners, High Road Capital Partners, Kirtland Capital Partners, Morgenthaler Partners, Primus Capital, Resilience Capital Partners, and The Riverside Company. He also has represented numerous public companies in buyout transactions, including ABM Industries, The Gorman-Rupp Company, NACCO Industries, and Nordson Corporation.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Bill practiced general corporate law in the legal department of National City Corporation. Prior to National City, he was a banking and institutional investing associate with a New York-based law firm in Chicago, where he represented borrowers and financial institutions in various financing transactions.

Bill is vice president of the Yale Alumni Association of Cleveland.

Experience

Resilience Capital acquires Aerospace Products International
Apollo Health Street completes sale to Sutherland Global Services
AssuraMed acquires Invacare Supply Group for $150 million
High Road Capital completes sale of Accentus to Nuance Communications
ABM acquires HHA Services
Resilience Capital acquires CR Brands
Riverside portfolio company acquires CompuTaught
Syrgis Performance completes sale of all of issued and outstanding stock of Syrgis Performance Initiators
Primus Capital acquires Advanced Answers On Demand from Fortissimo Capital
High Road Capital portfolio company acquires certain assets of Pacific Sleep Medicine Services
Primus Capital acquires G2 Web Services
Latrobe to be acquired by Carpenter Technology for $558 million
Blue Point Capital sells Packers Holdings to Harvest Partners
Riverside acquires certain assets of Alliance1
Resilience Capital sells Steel Parts Manufacturing to Monomoy Capital
Phylogy completes sale of substantially all intellectual property to Actelis Networks
Primus Capital acquires Vendormate
Key Principal Partners completes sale of portfolio company Kellermeyer Building Services to affiliate of Kohlberg & Co.
High Road Capital acquires assets of MRecord and shares of ServTech Systems India
ABM Janitorial Services acquires Diversco
Riverside portfolio company acquires ProSchools, Inc.
Kirtland Capital sells portfolio company PVC Container to Castle Harlan
NACCO Industries' affiliate, North American Coal, sells coal mine in Louisiana
Primus Capital invests in PathGroup and Associated Pathologists
Early Stage Partners invests in Five Star Technologies
Early Stage Partners invests in Arisdyne Systems
Phylogy raises capital in Series C round
Riverside portfolio company acquires bankruptcy claims management business of Donlin, Recano & Co. and DRX Distribution Management
High Road Capital portfolio company All Current Electrical Sales acquires Western Controls and Breakers
High Road Capital acquires assets of Industrial Electric Systems
Oaktree Asset Management stockholders sell majority of assets to Banyan Partners
Key Principal Partners invests in Trantech Radiator
Key Principal Partners invests in Kan-Pak
High Road Capital acquires All Current Electrical
Riverside acquires Genetic Testing Institute
Morgenthaler and Early Stage Partners invest in Arisdyne Systems
OrthoHelix Surgical Designs raises capital in Series C round
Riverside acquires TrainingPro
Phylogy places stock and warrants with investors
Riverside acquires UltraVolt and Galluppi Associates
Edgewater acquires business unit of Norac
Morgenthaler, Parthenon Investors, and rePipe Holdings complete sale of rePipe subsidiaries
Uncle Waffles, Ltd. sells assets to J.M. Smucker LLC
Riverside acquires American Home Inspectors
Key Principal Partners acquires Kellermeyer Building Services
Little Mountain acquires The Dolphin Company
Blue Point Capital sells controlling interest in TREK Diagnostic Systems
NineSigma invests in subsidiary
Riverside acquires PROFITsystems
Riverside acquires Express Courier

Overview
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Number of Awards

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William R. Stewart, Jr.
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Education
JD
Class of 2002

University of Chicago Law School is the graduate school of law at the University of Chicago. It was founded in 1902 by a coalition of donors led by John D. Rockefeller, and is consistently one of the highest-rated law schools in the United States. The U.S. News & World Report ranks it fourth among U.S. law schools, and it is noted particularly for its influence on the economic analysis of law.

BA in American Studies with Distinction, magna cum laude
Class of 1999

Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.

Career History
Partner
Current

Jones Day LP provides legal services. The company's practice areas include banking and finance, capital markets, mergers & acquisitions, real estate, government regulations, tax, financial institutions litigation and regulation, business restructuring, and private equity. It offers services to the airlines, aviation, automotive, construction, energy, healthcare, insurance, media, pharmaceuticals and telecommunication industries. Jones Day was founded in March 1893 by Edwin J. Blandin and William Lowe Rice and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.

Attorney
Prior

The Group's principal activities are to provide commercial and retail banking, consumer finance, asset management, mortgage financing and payment processing services. The asset management includes both institutional asset and personal wealth management. The Group also provides home equity line of credit which consists of revolving lines of credit secured by residential real estate. Other consumer loans include installment loans for automobiles, boats and recreational vehicles, student loans. The Group provides credit card services and insurance services also. As on 31-Dec-2007, the Group operates through 1,400 branch banking offices and 4100 retail and wholesale mortgage offices located throughout the United States. On 05-Jan-2007, the Group acquired Fidelity Bankshares, Inc.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Trustees
Current

Yale Alumni Association of Cleveland

Secretary, Board of Directors
Current

Children's Museum of Cleveland provides imaginative and creative play for children. It gives children a place and the tools to write their own script and discover their own adventures through interactive exhibits and programs. The company was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Cleveland, OH.

Transactions
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Charlesbank Capital Partners LLC, GTCR LLC, Park Place Technologies LLC purchase Custom Hardware Engineering & Consulting, Inc.

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Barings LLC (Private Equity), High Road Capital Partners LLC, General Tools & Instruments Co. LLC purchase Faultless Starch/Bon Ami Co. /Garden Weasel Business from Faultless Starch/Bon Ami Co.

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Resilience Capital Partners LLC, Trialon Corp. purchase Delphi Technologies Plc /Customer Technology Center from Delphi Technologies Plc

Awards & Honors
Joseph Henry Beale Prize
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