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Will M.Henry

PartnerWilliam.Henry@ThompsonHine.com
Cleveland

O 216.566.7077

Will M.Henry

Partner

Focus Areas

A representative sampling of Will’s experience includes:

Acquisitions

  • Represented STERIS in the acquisition of Spectrum Surgical Instruments Corp. and Total Repair Express, LLC, both leading providers of medical instrument repair services, for an aggregate purchase price of $110 million.
  • Advising High Road Capital Partners in the acquisition of Accurate Component Sales, Inc., a leading value-added distributor of industrial fasteners, hardware and components to manufacturers in the upper Midwest, and associated add-ons with Williams Acquisition and Great Lakes Fasteners Corporation, other leading distributors in the upper Midwest.
  • Counseling an exempt (not-for-profit) organization with regard to potential acquisitions and associated mergers/consolidations of affiliated exempt entities.
  • Advising a private equity group in connection with a platform acquisition and subsequent stock add-ons ranging from $3 million to more than $10 million for a leading provider of chemical-based cleaning solutions operating in locations nationwide.
  • Counseling a public strategic acquirer of long-term care pharmacies nationally in connection with various acquisitions totaling over $500 million dollars in aggregate purchase price.
  • Advising a public company in the approximately $30 million acquisition of substantially all the assets of a leading manufacturer of vertical turbine line shafts and submersible pumps, centrifugal pumps and packaged water supply pump systems.
  • Representing a private equity client in connection with a $75 million acquisition of a leading workers’ compensation bill reviewer based in the United States.
  • Assisting a private equity fund in connection with a platform acquisition of retail pharmacies.
  • Counseling a newly formed fund in a series of asset acquisitions exceeding $35 million in the aggregate in the purchase of advertising media throughout several major U.S. media markets, including Seattle, Phoenix, Chicago and New York.

Exits and Other Sales Transactions

  • Advised High Road Capital Partners in the sale of Accurate Component Sales, Inc. to a publicly-traded company.
  • Assisting a company in a $120 million exit consisting of the sale of stock of several residential and commercial cleaning and repair service franchises collectively located in the majority of U.S. states.
  • Representing a company in connection with an approximately $40 million sale to a public corporation of a leading in-vitro diagnostics specialist with international operations worldwide.
  • Advising an Ohio-based exempt organization in the carve-out sale of its employee assistance program division to a for-profit acquirer.
  • Counseling a company in an approximately $325 million exit with regard to a leading nationwide provider of outsourced cleaning and sanitation services.
  • Advising a leading automobile parts manufacturer located in Michigan in the sale of substantially all of its assets to a private equity firm for $40 million.
  • Counseling a privately held operator of proprietary post-secondary educational institutions nationwide valued in excess of $500 million in a sale to a private equity fund.

Commercial Contract Drafting and Associated Counseling

  • Representing a Fortune 10 company in the development of standardized terms and templates relating to installation and long-term maintenance and supply projects.
  • Advising an Ohio-based publicly-held company in the healthcare space on the negotiation of distribution, manufacturing, supply, partnership and purchase agreements in connection with medical devices.
  • “Death to Facebook: Regulation of Social Networking Sites,” presented at the 2010 Midwest Law and Society Retreat, University of Wisconsin-Madison, October 2010
  • Listed in The Legal 500 as a Leading Lawyer in M&A: Middle-Market (sub-$500m), United States, 2022
  • One of 18 lawyers recognized on The Legal 500’s Leading Individuals list M&A: Middle-Market (sub-$500m), United States, 2020, 2021
  • One of seven attorneys recognized by The Legal 500 as a Next Generation lawyer, M&A: Middle-Market (sub-$500m), United States, 2019
  • Selected to the Ohio Rising Stars list, 2017-2022
  • Best Executive Board Member, Texas International Law Journal, 2007
  • John Schoff Millis Award (best academic record in the College of Arts & Sciences), 2004
  • Stella Berkeley-Friedman Award (highest academic achievement in the study of sociology), 2004
  • Junior Award of Arts and Sciences (best academic record in the College of Arts & Sciences), 2003
  • Marvin J. Barloon Award (outstanding performance in the study of economics), 2003

Professional Associations

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

Community Activities

  • Volunteer instructor, 3Rs Program, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, 2009-2011

Education

  • University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 2007,
    with honors
    ,

    Texas Review of Entertainment & Sports Law, editor in chief, 2006 to 2007, staff editor, 2005 to 2006; Texas International Law Journal, managing editor, 2006-2007, staff editor, 2005 to 2006

  • Case Western Reserve University, B.A., 2004,
    summa cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
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