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Mark Witt

Mark C. Witt

Shareholder
Milwaukee
414.287.9249414.287.9249
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Mark Witt

Mark Witt is a shareholder in the firm’s Milwaukee office and member of the Corporate Practice Group. His practice is focused on mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, financings, private equity, venture capital, joint ventures and strategic commercial relationships for a number of public and private companies and private equity funds.

In the transactional area, Mark is known for his strong technical ability, his breadth of middle market experience, his commitment to excellent client service and his practical approach focused on resolving issues and reaching closing.

Mark joined the firm in 1994 and was elected a shareholder in 2001. He serves on the firm’s Board of Directors as well as its Management Committee.

Representative Experience

2017

Represented Mason Wells Buyout Fund IV (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) in its investment in L.B. White (Onalaska, Wisconsin)

Represented Hufcor, Inc. (Janesville, Wisconsin) in the sale of the company to OpenGate Capital (Los Angeles, California)

Represented a Fortune 200 automotive supplier in its acquisition of a global automotive seating business for $360 million

Represented Seven Marine (Germantown, Wisconsin) in the sale of its business to Volvo Penta (Sweden)

Represented Infinity Healthcare (NYSE: EVHC) (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) in the sale of its business to EmCare, Inc. (Dallas, Texas)

Represented Brass Ring Capital (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) in its acquisition of Creative Learning Systems (Longmont, Colorado)

Represented ARI Network Services (NASDAQ:  ARIS) (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) in its sale to True Wind Capital (San Francisco, California) for $170 million

Represented Gardner Denver, Inc. (NYSE:  GDI) (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) in its acquisition of LeROI Compressors (Sidney, Ohio)

Admitted To Practice

Wisconsin - 1994

Activities

Association for Corporate Growth, Wisconsin

  • Past President (2017-2018)
  • President (2016 - 2017)
  • Member of Board of Directors (2010 - current)

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

  • Chairman of Board (2017-2019)
  • Member of Board of Directors (2009 - current)
  • Member of Quality Committee (2009 - current)
  • Chairman of Quality Committee (2016 - 2017)
  • Member of Governance Committee (2015 - current)

Honors

Listed in Best Lawyers

  • 2018 Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Milwaukee
  • 2015 – present: Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • 2009 – present: Corporate Law; Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law; M&A

Recognized by Chambers USA (Corporate/M&A, 2007 – 2018)

Included in the top 2-5% of M Magazine’s “Leading Lawyers” (Corporate/Incorporation, Mergers & Acquisitions, 2012 ‑ 2015)

Recognized as a Wisconsin Super Lawyer (2010 – present)

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Education

Juris Doctor, University of Michigan Law School, 1994, cum laude

Bachelor of Arts, Stanford University, 1991 (Berlin, Germany campus January - June 1990)

Milwaukee
833 East Michigan Street
Suite 1800
Milwaukee, WI
53202-5615
414.287.9249414.287.9249
414.273.5198414.273.5198
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