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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, private equity, venture capital, joint ventures and strategic commercial agreements 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.

Representative Experience

Represented a global public manufacturing company in eight separate acquisitions of businesses inside and outside of the United States (2021)

Represented Wisconsin Fastener Supply in its sale to Monroe Engineering (2021)

Represented Phoenix LLC in its merger with SHINE Medical Technologies LLC (2021)

Represented a national non-profit organization in its sale of a “for profit” subsidiary to a “for profit” corporate buyer (2021)

Represented a software company in its sale to a private equity firm (2021)

Represented a private equity firm in two separate acquisitions of labels businesses (2021)

Represented a private equity firm in its acquisition of a manufacturing business (2021)

Represented a “fundless sponsor” in its acquisition of a manufacturing company (2021)

Represented a private equity firm in its sale of a recreational consumer products company to another private equity firm (2021)

Represented the sale of the WeShare and WeGather businesses by Liturgical Publications to an affiliate of Ministry Brands (2021)

Represented Briggs & Stratton in its investment in Accelerated Systems, Inc. (2021)

Represented Briggs & Stratton in its acquisition of SimpliPhi Power, Inc. (2021)

Represented a family office based in Milwaukee in its acquisition of a consumer snack food company (2020)

Represented a family office based in Milwaukee in its acquisition of a consumer chocolate company (2020)

Represented a global public manufacturing company in five separate acquisitions of business inside and outside of the United States (2020)

Represented the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities in its merger with Council on Accreditation (2020)

Represented the management team of a privately held technology company in the sale of the business to a global publicly traded technology company (2020)

Represented a shareholder of a large privately held company in the redemption of his ownership interest in the company (2020)

Represented a Fortune 200 automotive supplier in connection with the sale of its automotive fabrics manufacturing business to a privately-held company (2020)

Admitted To Practice

Wisconsin - 1994

Activities

Association for Corporate Growth, Wisconsin

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

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

  • Chairman of Board (2017 - 2021)
  • Member of Board of Directors (2009 - present)
  • Member of Quality Committee (2009 - present)
  • Chairman of Quality Committee (2016 - 2017)
  • Member of Governance Committee (2015 - present)

Member of Northwestern Mutual Policyowners’ Examining Committee (2021)

Honors

Listed in Best Lawyers in America:

  • 2018, 2020, 2023: 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; Mergers & Acquisitions

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

Recognized by IFLR1000, the guide to the world’s leading financial and corporate law firms and lawyers, as a Wisconsin Statewide Leading Lawyer – Highly Regarded (2020 - present)

Recognized as a Wisconsin Super Lawyer (2010 – present)

Recognized as a Client Service All-Star by BTI Consulting (2022)

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
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