Overview

Jason Wagenmaker focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions and general corporate counseling and representation.  He represents buyers and sellers in connection with stock and asset acquisitions and divestitures, public and private mergers, joint ventures and similar transactions. He has represented U.S. and multinational clients, both publicly and privately held, in a variety of industries. In 2016, Jason was named a “Client Service All-Star” by BTI Consulting and was also named by Leading Lawyers as an Emerging Lawyer in the area of Mergers & Acquisitions.

Spoken Languages

  • English

Experience

  • Represented The Dow Chemical Company in its $184 million sale of its global sodium borohydride business to Vertellus Specialties Inc., a manufacturer and supplier of specialty chemical products.
  • Represented The Dow Chemical Company in the $1.2 billion sale of ANGUS Chemical Company to Golden Gate Capital for $1.2 billion.
  • Represented The Dow Chemical Company in connection with the sale of its tin stabilizer business to PMC.
  • Represented Macquarie Group in the sale of US-based Macquarie Equipment Finance LLC, a provider of lease financing, asset management solutions, and remarketing of technology, healthcare, and capital equipment, to Huntington Bancshares Inc.
  • Represented Prologis in its $5.9 billion acquisition of the real estate assets and operating platform of KTR Capital Partners and its affiliates. The real estate assets will be acquired by Prologis U.S. Logistics Venture, a 55-45 consolidated joint venture with Norges Bank Investment Management, manager of the Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global.
  • Represented a worldwide steel company, as special counsel, in its agreement with Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal Corporation to form a joint venture at the closing of their $1.55 billion acquisition of a state-of-the-art steel processing plant located in Calvert, Alabama, from ThyssenKrupp AG.
  • Represented two worldwide steel and mining companies in the sale of their respective 50 percent interests in Gallatin Steel Company, a manufacturer of hot rolled steel coils, to Nucor Corporation for $770 million.
  • Represented Caterpillar, Inc. in multiple sales and divestitures throughout the world of the mining equipment distribution and support business operated by its subsidiary, Bucyrus International, Inc. following on Caterpillar’s $8.6 billion acquisition of Bucyrus in November 2010.

Education

Indiana University School of Law, JD, summa cum laude, Order of the Coif, Managing Editor, Indiana Law Journal

Rhodes College, BA, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Admissions

  • Illinois