Kevin V. Simon


Represented an ESOP-Owned Client During a $70 Million-Plus Stock Sale

Client: The seller

We represented an ESOP-owned company engaged in the wholesale brokerage, distribution and sale of grocery merchandise. Our client sold its stock to a private equity buyer for a transactional value in excess of $70 million. This enabled the buyer to expand its operating territory and allowed our client’s operation to further grow and expand its operations under the new ownership.

Counseled a SaaS company through a complex merger

We served as deal counsel in advising our client, a software-as-a-service provider that serves the construction industry, through a complex reverse triangular merger involving an industry competitor and a private equity firm. Genstar Capital, a private equity firm that focuses on investing in software and technology companies, purchased our client iSqFt and another SaaS company that serves the construction industry, BidClerk. The transaction enabled Genstar to create an integrated company to fully serve the software, data and technological needs of the commercial construction industry. We worked on behalf of our client to navigate through every step, through initial due diligence to negotiating terms with Genstar and BidClerk and closing the transaction, The transactions will enable our client to significantly strengthen their platform of services and meet the evolving needs of their customer base.

Syndicated Leased Equipment Financing

Represented a publicly traded transportation company in a series of syndicated leased equipment finance transactions with multiple financing companies in transactions with a total value of more than $500 million.

Loan for expansion of tool manufacturing company’s capabilities

When West Troy Tool sought more effective ways to meet their customer production demands, they turned to Dinsmore. The client, which supplies product-based manufacturers with tooling and component parts, had been in their current location in Troy since the 1990s. We worked with the client to secure an approximately $2.3 million loan from the Director of Development Services Agency of the State of Ohio as part of the Ohio Enterprise Bond Program, also known as JobsOhio, a program that serves as the state’s public-private development arm. The loan enabled the client to purchase three molding machines, as well as provided funds for additional equipment and tooling as West Troy continues to grow. The new equipment and machinery will increase production and improve the client’s product offerings, as well as offer more jobs in the Miami Valley area. The deal also ensures that the company will remain in the state, and serves as a successful example of the use of the JobsOhio program.