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Jay Creagh

Jay K. Creagh

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Jay Creagh

Jay is an associate in the Corporate Law Practice Group in the firm’s Milwaukee office. Jay enjoys advising clients on complex mergers and acquisitions across multiple industries, including manufacturing, distribution, technology, energy, healthcare and financial services. He also advises early stage companies and investors in connection with both equity and debt financing. 

In addition to his mergers and acquisitions and early stage companies practices, Jay also assists a variety of clients with general governance and corporate matters and in customer, supplier, consulting, employment, manufacturing, distribution and license agreements.

Prior to law school, Jay was a director at Camp Manito-wish YMCA, one of the leading character and leadership development organizations in the country, where he focused on risk management, human resources and program development.

Representative Experience

Recent Transactions

Represented Pinstripe Holdings, LLC (parent company of Cielo, Inc.) together with Kirkland & Ellis LLP, in the merger of the company with an affiliate of Permira.

Represented Dynamis Software Corporation in its sale to Applied Systems.

Represented a Fortune 200 company in an international global tax-restructuring project.

Represented The Mark Travel Corporation in its sale to Apple Leisure Group.

Represented a privately-held software company in its sale to private equity firm.

Represented Socialeads, Inc. in its initial seed round stock offering.

Represented various entities formed by Golden Angels Investors in connection with portfolio company investments.

Represented a local brewery in connection with capital raise.

Represented a limited partner in investment in private equity fund.

Represented a privately-held sporting good company in acquisition of its foreign distributor.

Previous Transactions

Represented CMFG Ventures, LLC in investment in Rippleshot, LLC.

Represented new owner in acquisition of Management Research Services, Inc.

Represented Gardner Denver, Inc. (NYSE: GDI) it its acquisition of LeROI Compressors.

Represented a local brewery in issuance of equity incentive units.

Represented Mason Wells Buyout Fund IV in its investment in L.B. White Company

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

Represented Osprey Packs, Inc. in recapitalization.

Represented purchasers of a retail sporting goods store.

Represented a local distillery in its initial capital raise.

Represented private company in its acquisition of certain assets of a media advertising company.

Represented Johnson Controls, Inc. (NYSE: JCI) in its sale of two divisions to a private equity buyer.

Represented Illinois Auto Electric Co. in the sale of its Midwest Engine Warehouse division to Power Distributors, LLC.

Represented Gardner Denver, Inc. (NYSE: GDI) in its sale of Air Relief Holdings to Pelican Energy Partners.

Represented Prairie Capital Fund VI in its investment in BOTE, LLC.

Represented private investor in Convertible Note Financing and Series A Stock investment in outdoor clothing company.

Represented IOD Incorporated in merger with HealthPort affiliate.

Represented Magneto Power, LLC in the sale of its distribution business to Power Distributors, LLC.

Represented the owners of Monroe Truck Equipment, Inc. in their sale of stock to Industrial Opportunity Partners, LLC.

Represented Technique Golf, LLC in its sale to EG Capital.

Represented SF Analytical Laboratories, Inc., in its sale to Eurofins, a strategic buyer.

Represented Quad/Graphics (NYSE: Quad) in its acquisition of UniGraphic, Inc.

Represented Quad/Graphics (NYSE: Quad) in its acquisition of certain printing operations from Gannett Co.

Represented AquaMost, Inc. in convertible debt financing.

Represented Geneva Capital Management Ltd. in its sale to Henderson Global Investors (North America), Inc.

Represented various private equity and public companies in due diligence of potential acquisition targets.

Admitted To Practice

Wisconsin - 2013


Juris Doctor, University of Minnesota Law School, 2013, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif (Note - Comment Editor for the Minnesota Law Review)

Bachelor of Arts, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2004

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