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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

Represented Gardner Denver, Inc. (NYSE:  GDI) (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) in its acquisition of Runtech Systems Oy (Kolho, Finland) for $93,000,000.

Represented a Milwaukee-based software company in its acquisition of a business from a competitor (transaction not public).

Represented a Milwaukee-based public company in its acquisition of a business (transaction not public).

Represented Digital Measures, LLC (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) in its sale to Watermark (New York, New York).

Represented a Wisconsin-based software company its sale to a private equity firm (transaction not public).

Represented Mason Wells Buyout Fund IV (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) in its purchase of EastPoint Sports Ltd. (Succasunna, New Jersey).

Represented Gardner Denver, Inc. (NYSE:  GDI) (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) in its acquisition of DV Systems Inc. (Barrie, Ontario, Canada).

Represented a Fortune 200 automotive supplier in its joint venture with a Fortune 50 aircraft company.

Represented global ($500M+ revenue) privately-held manufacturing company based in Wisconsin in a joint venture for the development of a new product line.

Represented Johnson Controls, Inc. (NYSE:  JCI) (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) in its sale of a portion of its Distributed Energy Storage business to Con Edison (NYSE:  ED) (New York, New York).

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.

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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