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Jesse T. Ganz

  • Biography
  • Representative Experience
  • Admissions, Activities & Honors
  • Education

Jesse is an associate in the Corporate Law and Emerging Companies Practice Groups in the Madison office. He is experienced in handling complex business transactions, including structuring and negotiating strategic and leveraged mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, venture capital and growth equity investments, equity and debt financings, recapitalizations and restructurings. Jesse also assists clients with general governance and corporate matters, including preparing and negotiating shareholder, operating, customer, supply, licensing and distribution agreements.

Prior to joining Godfrey & Kahn, Jesse was a corporate associate in the Chicago and San Francisco offices of Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

Representative Experience

Represented the owners of Trachte, Inc. (Oregon, Wisconsin) in the sale of their shares to Morgenthaler Private Equity (Boston, Massachusetts)

Represented Classic Brands, LLC (Denver, Colorado) in its acquisition of Hiatt Manufacturing, Inc. (Winona, Minnesota)

Represented Gryphon Investors in its recapitalization of ECG Management Consultants

Represented Marlin Equity Partners (Hermosa Beach, California), in its acquisition of the Arcserve division of CA, Inc. (New York, New York)

Represented diversified professional services firm in the sale of its medical coding business to GetixHealth (Houston, Texas)

Represented Bain Capital (Boston, Massachusetts) and Golden Gate Capital (San Francisco, California) in their acquisition of BMC Software (Houston, Texas)

Represented GTCR, LLC (Chicago, Illinois) in its sale of Wallace Theater Holdings, Inc. (Portland, Oregon) to Regal Entertainment Group (Knoxville, Tennessee)

Represented Madison Dearborn Partners (Chicago, Illinois) in its sale of BWAY Parent Company, Inc. (Atlanta, Georgia) to an affiliate of Platinum Equity, LLC (Beverly Hills, California)

Represented GTCR, LLC (Chicago, Illinois) in its acquisition of Ticom Geomatics, Inc. (Austin, Texas)

Represented Rockwood Equity Partners, LLC (Cleveland, Ohio) in its acquisition of AFC Industries, Inc. (Fairfield, Ohio)

Represented Danaher Corporation (Washington, D.C.) in its acquisition of Iris International, Inc. (Chatsworth, California)

Represented Orthopedic Surgeons of Wisconsin, S.C. (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) in the sale of its physical therapy division to ATI Holdings, LLC (Bolingbrook, Illinois)

Represented Satter Investment Management (Chicago, Illinois) in equity investment in Vital Therapies, Inc. (San Diego, California)

Represented Madison Dearborn Partners (Chicago, Illinois) in its acquisition of QuickPlay Media, Inc. (Toronto, Canada)

Represented multiple start-up companies in equity and debt financings

Certain representations took place prior to joining Godfrey & Kahn

Admitted To Practice

Wisconsin - 2015

California - 2014

Illinois - 2011


Juris Doctor, Northwestern University School of Law, 2011, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif

Bachelor of Arts, University of California (Berkeley), 2005, High Honors, Phi Beta Kappa

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