Harry Hudesman

Associate, New York

Biography

Overview

Harry is a member of the Employment, Compensation, and Benefits practice within the Firm's Mergers & Acquisitions Section. He provides counsel to employers on a full range of employment law matters, including those related to: the hiring of new employees; complying with federal, state and local employment laws (e.g., the ADA, ADEA, FLSA, FMLA, Title VII and WARN); preventing discrimination and harassment in the workplace; conducting workplace investigations; wage and hour issues; restrictive covenants and individual terminations. Harry has extensive experience advising employers in respect of reductions in force, as well as other labor and employment concerns related to COVID-19.

Harry also advises clients on a range of executive compensation and employee benefits issues.

Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
US District Court for the Southern District of New York
US District Court for the Eastern District of New York
US District Court for the District of New Jersey
Education
JD
The George Washington University Law School
BA
The University of Massachusetts Amherst
Languages
English

Experience

AIT Worldwide Logistics Holdings, Inc., a portfolio company of Quad-C Management, Inc., in its add-on acquisition of Unitrans Holdings, Inc., an international transportation and logistics provider.

Antin Infrastructure Partners in the US$1.25 billion acquisition of Veolia Group's district energy assets in the United States, which comprises steam, hot and chilled water and electricity production plants, including cogeneration plants, and 13 networks in ten US cities.

Wind Point Partners, a Chicago-based private equity firm, in its sale of Evans Food Group, a leading global producer of branded and private label pork rinds, to Highlander Partners. Based in Chicago, Illinois, Evans produces and sells a diverse portfolio of finished pork rinds and pork rind pellets to customers in the US, Canada and more than ten countries across Latin America.

SoftBank Vision Fund in its investment in Energy Vault, a startup using ground-breaking technology to facilitate long term energy storage based in Switzerland (with a Delaware parent entity company in which SoftBank Vision Fund invested).

Entrepreneurial Equity Partners, a Chicago-based private equity firm focused on making investments in the food and consumer packaged goods industries, in its acquisition of Daniele International, LLC, a branded leader and private label producer of specialty Italian charcuterie and deli meats, including prosciutto, salami and snack packs.

Entrepreneurial Equity Partners, a Chicago-based private equity firm focused on making investments in the food and consumer packaged goods industries, in its acquisition of Kronos Foods, Inc., a leader and producer of manufacturing and selling global cuisine, including Mediterranean and Middle Eastern foods, ready-to-eat proteins, plant-based proteins and bakery products.

Entrepreneurial Equity Partners, a Chicago-based private equity firm focused on making investments in the food and consumer packaged goods industries, in its acquisition of Grecian Delight Foods, Inc., a leading manufacturer and marketer of Greek and Mediterranean inspired cuisine.

CVC Capital Partners in the acquisition of Vitech Systems Group, a leading provider of cloud-based financial administration solutions.

Motiva Enterprises LLC in its acquisition of 100 percent of the equity interests of Flint Hills Resources Port Arthur, LLC, a Port Arthur, Texas, petrochemicals facility, from Koch Resources, LLC.

Bioenergy Development Group, LLC, a developer of microbe-based sustainable waste-processing facilities and an affiliate of Newlight Partners LP, in its acquisition of certain assets from Perdue Farms, Inc. and its subsidiaries and in its negotiation of a 20-year agreement with Perdue Farms to process Perdue Farms' organic material.

Dominus Capital, L.P. in its acquisition of Surface Preparation Technologies, LLC, the country's leading provider of rumble strips and related roadway safety services.

Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) on its US$25.6 billion initial public offering, which is the world's largest initial public offering. Saudi Aramco is the world's largest integrated oil and gas company.

HgCapital, the specialist private equity investor focused on software and service businesses, in its investment in Intelerad Medical Systems, a leading global provider of medical imaging software and enterprise workflow solutions.

Mizuho Leasing Company, Ltd., a Japanese general leasing company, in the US$160 million acquisition of 50 percent of the membership interest of PLM Fleet LLC, a US refrigerated truck leasing and rental company.

Anthem, Inc. in the acquisition of Beacon Health Options, the largest independently held behavioral health organization in the country.

Summa Equity AB, a private equity firm specializing in investments in companies that help solve global challenges, in its acquisition of Olink Proteomics Holding AB, a Swedish life science company with substantial operations in the US that has developed a unique technology for human biomarker discovery, and the related acquisition financing.

Clariant Corporation, Clariant Produkte (Deutschland) GmbH, SCG Chemicals (Singapore) Pte., Ltd. and Hexagon International, Inc., 50% equityholders of GTC Technology US, LLC and GTC Technology International LP, a global licensor of process technologies, process equipment solutions, chemicals and catalysts to the petrochemical, refinery and gas processing materials, in the sale of those entities to Sulzer US Holding Inc. and Sulzer AG.

Brookfield Asset Management in its CAD$4.3 billion acquisition of Enercare Inc., one of North America's largest home and commercial services companies, providing residential energy infrastructure, including water heaters, heating, ventilation, air conditioners rentals.

An affiliate of CVC Pacific Limited in its acquisition of a majority equity stake in UnitedLex, a leading alternative legal services provider.

Macquarie Infrastructure Corp. in its sale of Bayonne Energy Center, a power generation facility in Bayonne, New Jersey.

The senior management team of Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc., a leading manufacturer of sports equipment, in connection with the acquisition of Rawlings by Seidler Equity Partners from Newell Brands Inc.

Evans Food Group, a portfolio company of Wind Point Partners, in its acquisition of Turkey Creek Pork Skins, a maker of pork rind products.

Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE), a Fortune 500 energy services holding company, in its US$9.45 billion all-cash acquisition of Energy Future Holdings Corp., which indirectly owns 80% of Oncor Electric Delivery Company, LLC, an operator of the largest electric transmission and distribution system in Texas. The transaction, which created the largest utility holding company in the US, valued Oncor at US$18.8 billion. This transaction was named "M&A Deal of the Year" by The Deal in 2018.

Anthem, Inc. in the acquisition of Aspire Health, Inc., the nation's largest non-hospice, community-based palliative care provider.

Anthem, Inc. in its acquisition of HealthSun, one of the fastest-growing integrated Medicare Advantage health plans and healthcare delivery networks in Florida.

Anthem, Inc. in its acquisition of America's 1st Choice, a privately‐held for‐profit Medicare Advantage organization that offers HMO products in Florida and South Carolina.

Investcorp International, Inc., in its majority investment in ICR, LLC, a leading strategic communications and advisory company. CVC Capital Partners Asia Fund IV in its acquisition of OANDA Global Corporation, a global online retail trading platform, currency data and analytics company.

CVC Capital Partners in its US$1.425 billion acquisition of Beauty and Personal Care Products Company Brands from Yellow Wood Partners.

Macquarie Infrastructure Corporation and its subsidiary International-Matex Tank Terminals LLC, in its US$171.5 million acquisition of Epic Midstream LLC, an independent liquid bulk storage and logistics solutions provider.

Macquarie Infrastructure Partners in its sale of Marlin Intermediate HoldCo Inc., the indirect parent company of Waste Industries USA, Inc., a provider of solid non-hazardous waste services in the southeast and mid-Atlantic United States.

SDIC Fund Management Co., Ltd. in its agreement to acquire an ownership stake in Maxwell Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MXWL), a leading developer and manufacturer of capacitive energy storage and power delivery solutions.

Iconix Brand Group, Inc., in the US$345 million sale of 80 percent of the common units of Peanuts Holdings LLC (and all of the membership interests in two affiliate companies) and all of the membership interests in Shortcake IP Holdings, LLC, the owners of the Peanuts (Snoopy) brand and Strawberry Shortcake brand, respectively.

Triton Partners in the acquisition of WernerCo, a Switzerland-based fully integrated international manufacturer and distributor of ladders, secure storage systems and light duty construction equipment.

Beingmate Group Co. Ltd., a Chinese holding company, in its acquisition of SpectraCell Laboratories, Inc., a US-based leading clinical laboratory specializing in personalized disease prevention and management solutions.

Certares,L.P. in its investments in Guardian Alarm, Guardian Medical Monitoring, and AmaWaterways.

Qingdao Haier, a company that is 41% owned by the leading Chinese home appliance manufacturer Haier Group Corp., in its US$5.4 billion acquisition of GE's appliance business, through an auction process. The transaction was named "Cross-border M&A Deal of the Year" by The M&A Advisor 2017.

Altria Group, Inc. in its acquisition of Sherman Group Holdings, Inc.

Zimmer Biomet (NYSE and SIX: ZBH) in its US$1.1 billion acquisition of LDR Holding Corporation (NASDAQ: LDRH).

Panasonic Corporation in the US$1.545 billion acquisition of Hussmann Corporation, a Missouri-based manufacturer of refrigerated display cases and systems, from shareholders, including Clayton, Dubilier and Rice LLC.