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

  • Deere & Company's joint venture with Hagie Manufacturing, a manufacturer of high-clearance sprayers
  • General Mills' divestment of its Green Giant business
  • Deere & Company's formation of joint venture with DN2K for technology development in the agriculture industry 
  • Deere & Company's divestment of its crop insurance business
  • Deere & Company's divestment of its water irrigation business (involving 18 countries worldwide) 
  • Fortune 50 company's strategic investment in Hong Kong company
  • Ecolab Inc. in its acquisition of a global water treatment business from Akzo Nobel
  • 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
  • H.B. Fuller in its acquisition of global industrial adhesives business of Forbo group (US$394 million)
  • Graco Inc. in acquisition of the global finishing business of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (US$650 million)
  • Target Corporation in expansion into Canada
  • Hutchinson Technology Inc. in set-up of Thailand manufacturing operations
  • Tornier B.V. in acquisition of C2M Medical, Inc.
  • Goldner Hawn Johnson & Morrison Inc. in sale of Vitality Foodservice Holding Corp. to Nestle USA
  • Private global commercial equipment supplier in Middle East joint venture
  • Pentair Inc. in global joint venture with GE for residential water filtration business
  • General Mills in global joint venture with Nestle S.A. for cereal business
  • General Mills in joint venture with PepsiCo for European snack business and subsequent disposal to PepsiCo (US$750 million)
  • General Mills in acquisition of The Pillsbury Company (US$10.5 billion)

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)
  • HB Fuller Company in the global integration of its acquisition of Forbo's industrial adhesives business
  • Chrysler Group LLC in European reorganization 
  • H&R Block in its investment in Ireland
  • Pentair plc in its global integration and reorganization of its valves and control business acquired from Tyco International
  • Fortune 50 company in US reorganization of domestic supply chain structure
  • Private global commercial equipment manufacturer in global reorganization
  • Fortune 50 company's reorganization of 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 European reorganization including formation of European headquarters and supply chain structure