Chad A. Stewart

Partner

stewartc@ballardspahr.com
Tel 612.371.5774
Fax 612.371.3207
Minneapolis

Chad Stewart counsels clients on corporate and securities matters, with an emphasis on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and joint ventures, regularly representing public and private companies, private equity funds, and mezzanine capital funds. He has closed transactions in a number of industries, including the advertising, consumer-goods, data-processing, healthcare, insurance brokerage, manufacturing, medical device, plastics, printing and graphics, real estate services, recycled-products, retail, and technology industries.

Chad has more than 15 years of experience and has successfully completed more than 100 transactions. He has represented Hub International Limited in more than a dozen transactions over the last two years. Hub, currently owned by Hellman & Friedman, is the ninth-largest insurance brokerage company in the world. Previously, Chad worked at Sidley Austin in Chicago.

Representative Matters

  • Represented Hub International Limited in connection with numerous acquisitions (2008-present)
  • Represented Cushman & Wakefield in connection with acquisition of Minnesota, Nevada, Utah, and Washington-based provider of real estate services (closed August 2017)
  • Represented Cushman & Wakefield in connection with acquisition of Texas-based provider of real estate services focusing on data centers, telecom facilities and health care facilities (closed November 2016)
  • Represented manufacturer of trade show displays and exhibits in connection with sale to leading private equity fund (closed November 2016)
  • Represented Cushman & Wakefield in connection with sale of subsidiary with proprietary software/technology platform to market-leading provider of real estate, facilities and asset management solutions (closed September 2016)
  • Represented Cushman & Wakefield in connection with acquisition of Florida-based provider of property management, agency leasing, development and construction management services (closed August 2016)
  • Represented Cushman & Wakefield in connection with acquisition of Texas-based provider of real estate brokerage, property management and advisory services (closed May 2016)
  • Represented Cushman & Wakefield in connection with acquisition of Florida-based commercial property management firm (closed April 2016)
  • Represented Cushman & Wakefield in connection with its acquisition of J.F. McKinney & Associates, Ltd. (closed May 2015)
  • Represented leading private equity fund in connection with its acquisition of a construction company (closed March 2015)
  • Represented management team of advertising company in connection with its acquisition by leading national private equity fund (closed March 2015)
  • Represented leading private equity fund in connection with its acquisition of an injection molding company (closed February 2015)
  • Represented Cushman & Wakefield in connection with its acquisition of Property Tax Resources, Inc. (closed February 2015)
  • Represented publicly traded medical device company in connection with its acquisition of European-based medical device company (closed August 2014)
  • Represented leading mezzanine capital fund in connection with its investment in commercial printing, mailing, and signage company (closed May 2014)
  • Represented publicly traded equipment manufacturer in connection with its acquisition of a coating removal and surface preparation business (closed December 2013)
  • Represented leading private equity fund in connection with the sale of a company in the business of distributing ball bearings (closed October 2013)
  • Represented Cushman & Wakefield in connection with its acquisition of the client services group of Cousins Properties Incorporated (NYSE: CUZ) (closed September 2012)
  • Represented leading mezzanine capital fund in connection with its investment in rapid prototyping and production company (closed April 2012)
  • Represented leading real estate services firm in connection with a joint venture with a large international real estate services company (closed September 2011)
  • Represented publicly traded Canadian company in its acquisition of a U.S.-based business owned by a major hedge fund (closed June 2010)
  • Represented large privately held insurance company in connection with its acquisition of a publicly-held employee health improvement services company (closed February 2010)
  • Represented leading private equity fund in connection with its acquisition of a software company (closed December 2009)
  • Represented leading real estate services firm in connection with its acquisition of certain assets from another real estate services firm (closed October 2009)
  • Represented Polaroid in connection with its 363 sale to a consortium of Hilco Consumer Capital and Gordon Brothers Group (closed May 2009)

Awards and Recognitions

Minnesota Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2013, 2014

Speaking Engagements

Presenter, "Successfully Executing the M&A Transaction," The Collaborative Growth Series, April, 2011

Panel moderator, "Navigating the Valley of Death – Accessing Capital from Diverse Sources," LifeScience Alley Conference & Expo, December, 2010

University of Minnesota Law School (J.D., 2001, magna cum laude)

Grinnell College (B.A., 1997)

Minnesota

Illinois