Kathy has represented the following companies in acquisitions, divestitures or other corporate transactions:

  • Lead counsel for Deere & Company for numerous global acquisitions and divestitures for agriculture equipment and related businesses  
  • Deere & Company’s acquisition of Harvest Profit, a leading provider of farm profitability software
  • Deere & Company’s acquisition of PLA, manufacturer of sprayers, planters and specialty products for agriculture based in Argentina and Brazil
  • Deere & Company's joint venture with DN2K for technology development in the agriculture industry
  • Deere & Company's joint venture with Hagie Manufacturing, a manufacturer of high-clearance sprayers
  • Deere & Company's divestment of its crop insurance business
  • Deere & Company's divestment of its water irrigation business (involving 18 countries worldwide)
  • Ecolab Inc. in the separation of its global Upstream Energy business and the closing of the merger of Ecolab subsidiary, ChampionX with Apergy Corporation
  • Ecolab Inc. in the acquisition and integration of CID Lines, a leading global provider of livestock biosecurity and hygiene solutions
  • Ecolab Inc. in the acquisition and integration of Bioquell PLC based in the United Kingdom
  • Ecolab Inc. in the acquisition and integration of Laboratoires Anios, a hygiene and disinfection products manufacturer for the healthcare market. Transaction value approximately US$800 million
  • Ecolab Inc. in its acquisition of a global water treatment business with AkzoNobel
  • Fortune 50 company's strategic investment in Hong Kong company
  • Nike, Inc. in numerous global tax and corporate matters
  • Musco Lighting LLC's joint venture with Ferrostaal Industrial Projects (Musco Ferrostaal GmbH) to design, supply and install lighting systems for industrial plants and sports grounds in continental Europe
  • Target Corporation in its expansion into Canada
  • Pentair Inc. in its global joint venture with GE for residential water filtration business
  • Hutchinson Technology Inc. in the set-up of its Thailand manufacturing operations
  • H.B. Fuller in its acquisition of global industrial adhesives business of Forbo group (US$394 million)
  • Graco Inc. in its acquisition of the global finishing business of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (US$650 million)
  • Tornier B.V. in its acquisition of C2M Medical, Inc.
  • Goldner Hawn Johnson & Morrison Inc. in the sale of Vitality Foodservice Holding Corp. to Nestle USA
  • In-house counsel for General Mills (1998-2005) involved in numerous significant acquisitions and divestitures
    • General Mills' global joint venture with Nestle S.A. for cereal business
    • General Mills' joint venture with PepsiCo for European snack business and subsequent disposal to PepsiCo (US$750 million)
    • General Mills in its acquisition of The Pillsbury Company (US$10.5 billion)
    • General Mills' divestment of its Green Giant business, Mexico operations

Kathy has represented large multinational companies in the following global corporate reorganizations:

  • Ecolab Inc. and Champion Technologies Inc.'s post-acquisition integration of operations in North America, Latin America and Europe (involving 30 countries worldwide)
  • Ecolab Inc. and Nalco Holding Company’s post-acquisition integration of operations (involving 99 countries worldwide)
  • Bunge and Loders Croklaan USA, LLC in the global integration following the formation of its global joint venture
  • HB Fuller Company in the global integration of its acquisition of Forbo's industrial adhesives business
  • Chrysler Group LLC in its European reorganization 
  • H&R Block in its investment in Ireland
  • Pentair plc in the global integration and reorganization of its valves and control business acquired from Tyco International
  • Fortune 50 company in the US reorganization of its domestic supply chain structure
  • Private global commercial equipment manufacturer in its global reorganization
  • Fortune 50 company's reorganization of its Asian sourcing operations, including formation of a China business trust structure
  • NYSE-listed company's US supply chain operations for global manufacturer and distributor of commercial products
  • Fortune 100 company in its European reorganization including formation of a European headquarters and supply chain structure