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Helmut Brugman is an experienced corporate attorney whom clients rely on when they need practical solutions to their legal problems. 

Helmut’s M&A practice is focused on the middle market where he works closely with private equity sponsors, strategic acquirers and closely held businesses on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and recapitalizations.  He also advises clients as their general counsel to provide timely and pragmatic solutions to their everyday legal and business needs.

Prior to joining Koley Jessen, Helmut worked for the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

Experience

Experience

  • McCarthy Capital in the following transactions:
    • Investment in BiggerPockets
    • Investment in Quantum Workplace
    • Investment in Scooter’s Coffee
    • Sale of H-Card d.b.a. HAP-X to Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX)
    • Investment in United Country Real Estate, LLC
    • Sale of Benaissance, LLC to WEX Inc. (NYSE: WEX)
    • Investment in DSCI, LLC
    • Investment in Environmental Planning Group, LLC
  • JBT Corporation (NYSE: JBT) in the following transactions:
    • Acquisition of Proseal uk Limited
    • Acquisition of Prime Equipment Group
    • Acquisition of Lektro, Inc.
    • Acquisition of Schröder Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG
    • Acquisition of PLF International Limited
    • Acquisition of Aircraft Maintenance Support Services, Ltd.
    • Acquisition of Avure Technologies, Inc.
    • Acquisition of Cooling & Applied Technology, Inc.
    • Acquisition of A&B Process Systems Corp.
    • Acquisition of Wolf-tec, Inc.
  • Clearview Capital in the following transactions:
    • Wilson Orchard & Vineyard Supply, LLC in its acquisition of Valley Vineyard & Orchard Supply, Inc.
    • Mudlick Mail, LLC in its acquisition of Muscle Up Marketing, LLC
    • Investment in Mudlick Mail, LLC
    • Sale of QC Supply, LLC to Charlesbank Capital Partners
  •  Red Giant Oil Company in its sale to HollyFrontier Corporation (NYSE: HFC)
  •  Xact Data Discovery in the following transactions:
    • Acquisition of QDiscovery
    • Acquisition of QUiVX eDiscovery
    • Acquisition of Esquify
    • Acquisition of Orange Legal Technologies and Orange Document Services
  • QC Supply, LLC in multiple acquisitions
  • Electronic Design & Manufacturing in its sale to Pivot International
  • Affiliated Foods Midwest Cooperative, Inc. in its sale to Associated Wholesale Grocers, Inc.
  • Tenex Capital Management in its acquisition of Unirac, Inc. from Hilti Solar North America, Inc. 
  • Cabela’s Incorporated in its sale of Cabela’s Outdoor Adventures, Inc.
  • Dover Corporation (NYSE: DOV) in the following transactions:
    • Sale of Heil Trailer International to American Industrial Partners
    • Environmental Solutions Group’s acquisition of the Curotto-Can, Inc.
  •  Sergeant’s Pet Care Products, Inc. in its sale to Perrigo, Inc.
  •  Healthy Food Ingredients, LLC in the following transactions:
    • Acquisition of Suntava, Inc.
    • Acquisition of Hesco LLC
    • Recapitalization of SK Food International

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Honors & Affiliations

Community & Professional

Nebraska and Omaha Bar Associations
Project Harmony Service League, Board of Directors
Omaha Children’s Museum, Board of Directors
Saint Margaret Mary Church, Finance Committee Member

Education

J.D., Creighton University (magna cum laude)

  • Certificate of Concentration: Business Law
  • Lead Articles Editor, Creighton Law Review
  • Moot Court Board

B.S.B.A., Saint Louis University (summa cum laude)

  • Accounting & Finance

Admissions

  • State of Nebraska
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