Saada, John M. Jr.

North Point901 Lakeside AvenueCleveland, OH 44114- 1190

Updated: 11/13/2013

Overview

John Saada represents clients in the formation and governance of private investment funds and the organization and documentation of fund sponsors' internal firm arrangements and compensation matters. John also regularly represents investors in their investments in private equity funds. In addition, John represents private equity funds and strategic investors in investment activities, including venture capital investments, leveraged buyouts, mergers and acquisitions, exits...

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Office Info

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Practice Areas

  • Private Equity
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Buyouts
  • Fund Structuring & Fund Services
  • Venture Capital & Private Investment
  • Health Care Private Equity
  • Joint Ventures & Strategic Alliances
  • M&A Transactions
  • Technology
  • M&A

Representative Cases

  • ABM Janitorial Services acquires Diversco , (2010)
  • Alderwoods acquires numerous funeral home companies and completes reorganization
  • Alderwoods sells nonstrategic funeral home and cemetery assets
  • Arbor Partners forms venture capital fund , (2009)
  • Arbor Partners-led investment group invests in BlueSpring Software
  • Blue Chip Venture and Primus Venture invest in Bluespring Software , (2009)
  • Blue Chip Venture and Primus Venture invest in NextMED Systems , (2009)
  • Blue Chip Venture invests in IXI Corporation
  • Blue Chip Venture invests in NineSigma , (2009)
  • Blue Chip Venture invests in Series B round of Beliefnet
  • Blue Chip Venture invests in Series C round of Beliefnet
  • Blue Chip Venture invests in Third Screen Media
  • Blue Spark raises $5 million in Series B round , (2009)
  • Cleveland Gas Systems acquires Enhanced Process Technology
  • Coal company invests in GreatPoint Energy
  • Cornerstone acquires Rhopac Fabricators , (2009)
  • Crystal Internet invests in Informative
  • Cumberland Gap Provision Company merges with John Morell , (2009)
  • Diebold invests in Solutionary , (2009)
  • Draper Triangle invests in Ayalogic , (2009)
  • Draper Triangle Ventures invests in ETADirect , (2009)
  • Draper Triangle-led investor group invests in Ayalogic , (2009)
  • Early Stage Partners invests in Arisdyne Systems
  • Early Stage Partners invests in Five Star Technologies
  • Early Stage Partners invests in MAR Systems
  • Everstream Holdings sells business to Concurrent Computer , (2009)
  • Explorys raises capital in Series B round , (2010)
  • Explorys raises capital in Series C round , (2012)
  • FLX Micro places convertible notes with investor group , (2009)
  • FLX Micro places preferred stock with JumpStart , (2009)
  • FLX Micro places Series A-1 preferred stock with investor group , (2009)
  • FLX Micro places Series A-2 convertible preferred stock with investor group , (2009)
  • IVS invests in Voex
  • JumpStart invests in Day-Day
  • JumpStart invests in Delta Plant Technologies
  • JumpStart invests in Freedom Meditech , (2009)
  • JumpStart invests in Heritage Fare
  • JumpStart invests in Knotice , (2009)
  • JumpStart invests in Knowledge Sphere , (2009)
  • JumpStart invests in Nine Iron Innovations , (2009)
  • JumpStart invests in Preemptive Solutions , (2009)
  • JumpStart invests in Stanton Advanced Ceramics
  • JumpStart invests in Synapse Biomedical , (2009)
  • JumpStart purchases Series E Preferred Stock in private placement , (2009)
  • Key Principal Partners acquires Kellermeyer Building Services
  • Key Principal Partners completes sale of portfolio company Kellermeyer Building Services to affiliate of Kohlberg & Co.
  • Key Principal Partners invests in Kan-Pak , (2009)
  • Key Principal Partners invests in Trantech Radiator , (2009)
  • KeyBank provides line of credit to PE firm
  • Kirtland Capital acquires Profile Metal Forming
  • Large multi-specialty academic medical center invests in Cleveland HeartLab , (2011)
  • Life Line Screening sells Preferred LLC Units , (2009)
  • Little Mountain acquires The Dolphin Company
  • Loewen completes funeral home transactions and successfully defends against hostile takeover attempt , (2009)
  • Morgenthaler acquires rePipe , (2009)
  • Morgenthaler and Early Stage Partners invest in Arisdyne Systems , (2009)
  • Morgenthaler forms Morgenthaler Partners VIII fund , (2009)
  • Morgenthaler forms VC and LBO fund , (2009)
  • Morgenthaler invests in Five Star Technologies , (2009)
  • Morgenthaler invests in Lamina Ceramics , (2009)
  • Morgenthaler Partners sells Fiber Optic Network Solutions for $172 million , (2009)
  • Morgenthaler purchases debt securities of Lamina Ceramics , (2009)
  • Morgenthaler re-invests in Lamina Ceramics , (2009)
  • Mutual Capital secures development loan
  • National City Equity Partners invests in EWI Holdings
  • NDI Medical completes sale of limited liability interests in NDI Healthcare Fund
  • NDI Medical completes sale to Medtronic , (2009)
  • Nextumi raises capital in Series A round , (2009)
  • NineSigma invests in subsidiary , (2009)
  • NineSigma raises capital in private placement , (2009)
  • Nordson acquires shares in GLT Gesellschaft fur
  • Noro-Moseley Partners forms venture capital fund , (2009)
  • North Coast invests in Cervilenz , (2009)
  • North Coast invests in Exacter
  • North Coast invests in I2C Technologies
  • North Coast invests in Stanton Ceramics
  • Noteworthy Medical Systems places notes and shares , (2009)
  • Noteworthy Medical Systems recapitalizes notes into equity
  • Ohio TechAngel and Science & Technology Campus Corporation invest in Interventional Imaging , (2009)
  • OrthoHelix Surgical Designs raises capital in Series C round , (2009)
  • OrthoHelix Surgical Designs to be acquired by Tornier for $135 million , (2012)
  • Parallel Investment Partners forms buyout fund , (2009)
  • Phylogy completes angel round , (2009)
  • Phylogy completes sale of substantially all intellectual property to Actelis Networks , (2011)
  • Phylogy places stock and warrants with investors , (2009)
  • Phylogy raises capital in Series C round , (2009)
  • Plansee Holding completes sale of PMG to VVG
  • Primus Capital invests again in Community Education Centers , (2009)
  • Primus Capital invests in Community Education Centers
  • Primus Capital invests in Laboratory Partners , (2009)
  • Primus Capital invests in PartsSource , (2009)
  • Primus Capital re-invests in AxioMed Spine , (2010)
  • Primus Venture forms $285 million venture capital fund , (2009)
  • Primus Venture invests in AxioMed Spine , (2009)
  • Primus Venture invests in Cleveland Unlimited
  • Primus Venture invests in Encore Legal Solutions
  • Resilience Capital forms leveraged buyout fund , (2009)
  • Riverside forms $250 million leveraged buyout fund
  • Riverside forms $61 million European fund LBO , (2009)
  • Riverside forms $750 million LBO fund , (2009)
  • Riverside forms Riverside Europe Fund II , (2009)
  • RockWood Equity and Sawdust Management invest in Entronix
  • Selman acquires certain assets of Life & Health Insurance Business from PICA Group Services
  • Sidel acquires minority stake in Pressco Technology
  • STERIS forms strategic alliance with SterilTek , (2009)
  • Sterling forms funds , (2009)
  • Stern Advertising Holding acquires outstanding stock of Stern Advertising, Inc. from Omnicom
  • Stern Advertising sold to Omnicom , (2009)
  • Tradesmen International acquires Tradestar Construction Services
  • Transtar Industries acquired and recapitalized by Linsalata Capital Partners , (2009)
  • U.S. Venture Partners invests in LineStream Technologies , (2012)
  • Uncle Waffles, Ltd. sells assets to J.M. Smucker LLC

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio

Education

  • Case Western Reserve University Law School, Cleveland, Ohio, 1993
    J.D.
    Honors: magna cum laude
    Honors: Order of the Coif
  • John Carroll University, 1988
    B.S.B.A.
    Honors: cum laude

Articles

Published Works

  • Exempt Reporting Advisers: Requirements for Investment Advisers that Qualify as Venture Capital Advisers or Private Fund Advisers, 2012
  • SEC Adopts New Risk Reporting Requirements for Certain Registered Investment Advisers to Private Funds (Form PF), 2011
  • The Wall Street Reform Act: Its Impact on Advisers to Private Funds, 2010
  • SEC Adopts Final Rules to Eliminate Perceived "Pay-To-Play" Practices by Investment Advisers and Private Fund Managers, 2010
  • Private Fund Regulation Comes into Focus: An Analysis of the Proposed Private Fund Investment Advisers Registration Act of 2009, 2009
  • SEC Proposes Amendments to the Investment Adviser Act Custody Rule to Provide Additional Safeguards to Client Assets, 2009
  • Hedge Fund Transparency Act of 2009: Congress Considers Expansion of Investment Fund Regulation, 2009
  • Family Offices Not Exempted from Hedge Fund Registration, 2006

Office Information

Address

North Point901 Lakeside AvenueCleveland, OH 44114- 1190

Fax

  • (216) 579-0212

Email

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