Charles W. Hardin Jr

Chuck Hardin has acted as the principal outside lawyer on scores of completed M&A and private equity transactions in more than 25 years of practice. In the past several years, the main focus of Chuck's practice has involved the representation of private equity funds. He chairs Jones Day's Private Equity Practice.

The private equity funds with which Chuck has worked include Blue Point Capital Partners, Brockway Moran & Partners, Edgewater Capital Partners, Francisco Partners, Grey Mountain Partners, High Road Capital Partners, Industrial Growth Partners, Kirtland Capital Partners, Littlejohn & Co., MCM Capital Partners, Morgenthaler Partners, Questor Partners, Resilience Capital Partners, The Riverside Company, Rockwood Equity Partners, Sun Capital Partners, and WL Ross & Co.

Chuck also has served as the lead lawyer in a wide variety of high-profile strategic transactions, including: AssuraMed in its $150 million acquisition of Invacare Supply Group from Invacare Corporation, International Steel Group in its $1.5 billion acquisition of Bethlehem Steel, Cooper Tire & Rubber in the $1.1 billion disposition of its Cooper-Standard Automotive unit to The Cypress Group and GS Capital Partners, The Timken Company in its $840 million acquisition of the Torrington Division of Ingersoll-Rand, Oglebay Norton in its $677 million acquisition by The Carmuese Group, and Purina Mills in its $350 million acquisition by Land O'Lakes.

In community matters, Chuck is a trustee of the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission, College Now Greater Cleveland, and the Achievement Centers for Children and serves on the advisory council for Curing Blindness at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Corporate, 2) Private Equity, 3) Buyouts, 4) Fund Structuring & Fund Services, 5) Venture Capital & Private Investment and 6) Mergers and Acquisitions
Law School The Ohio State University, Michael E. Moritz College of Law
Education Ohio Northern University (B.A., 1984)
Bar Member / Association Ohio
Most recent firm Jones Day
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