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Mark Witt

Mark C. Witt

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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, investments in distressed securities, private equity, venture capital, joint ventures and strategic commercial agreements and 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.

Representative Experience

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 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)

Represented Jason Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: JASN) (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) in the sale of its Fiber Solutions segment to Motus Integrated Technologies (Holland, Michigan) for approximately $85,000,000 (2019)

Represented Bel Air Growth Partners (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) in its acquisition of Reserve Advisors, Inc. (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) (2019) 

Represented SSI Controls Technologies (Janesville, Wisconsin) in its sale to Amphenol Corp (NYSE:  APH) (Wallingford, Connecticut) for approximately $400,000,000 plus a performance-related contingent payment (2019)

Represented Brass Ring Capital (Minneapolis, Minnesota) in the sale of DPIS Engineering, LLC (Houston, Texas) to Saw Mill Capital (Briarcliff Manor, New York) (2019)

Represented a Fortune 200 automotive supplier in connection with its recapitalization of a global joint venture. (2019)

Represented private equity owned technology company in its acquisition of a division from a private equity owned media company (2019)

Represented private equity owned technology company in its acquisition of a digital marketing and online advertising company (2019)

Represented Jason Industries, Inc. (OTCQX: JASN) (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) in the sale of its Metalex business to UPG Enterprises LLC (Oak Brook, Illinois) for approximately $5 million (2019)

Represented an ESOP-owned software business in its sale to a private equity firm (2019)

Represented a privately-held manufacturer of sporting goods and accessories in its acquisition of a privately-held company (2019)

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-present)
  • 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)

Honors

Listed in Best Lawyers:

  • 2018 and 2020: 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)

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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