Rob Ouellette is vice chair of the Business Group and focuses his practice on complex corporate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, particularly private equity investments and transactions, and a range of financing transactions.

Rob actively assists clients from a wide variety of industries including manufacturing, distribution, logistics, financial services, high technology and professional services; and at all levels of the capital structure.

Prior to joining Ice Miller, Rob practiced for 20 years with Schottenstein Zox & Dunn Co., LPA where he was co-chair of the Corporate Practice Group for 12 years and a member of the management committee.
Representative Transactions
  • Represented Stonehenge Opportunity Fund I, LLC in its mezzanine debt and equity investment in Fitness Quest, LLC.
  • Represented Stonehenge Opportunity Fund I, LLC in connection with the merger of Brillance Audio, Inc. with Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN).
  • Represented Hancock Park Associates in its acquisition of Fitness Holdings International, Inc., and multiple add-on acquisitions.
  • Represented Pinnacle Data Systems, Inc. (AMEX: PDS) in connection with its acquisition of GNP Computers, Inc.
  • Represented Pinnacle Data Systems, Inc. (AMEX: PDS) in connection with its merger with Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT).
  • Represented Purepay Capital in multiple acquisitions of payment processing, credit collection and financial services companies.
  • Represented Milk Specialties Company in its acquisition of certain assets from Protient, Inc., its acquisition of Edan Naturals, Inc., and its acquisition of National Fur, Inc.
  • Represented Milk Specialties Company in its merger with HM Capital.
  • Represented Stonehenge Opportunity Fund II, LP in its mezzanine debt and equity investments in Banksource, Inc.; Frozen Specialties, Inc.; E.B. Bradley Co.; Ryan Herco Flow Solutions; FCX Performance, Inc. and the Diamond Cellar.
  • Represented Westerman Companies in its merger with Worthington Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WOR).
  • Represented Columbus Serum Company in its sale to Patterson Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ: PDCO).
  • Represented Diamond Cellar in its acquisitions in Tulsa, Oklahoma and The Woodlands, Texas.
  • Represented Znode, Inc. in its sale to Yell Group Plc.
  • Represented 2Checkout.com in its sale to Chicago Growth Partners.
  • Represented Stonehenge Opportunity Fund III, LP in its acquisitions of United Retirement Plan Consultants, Inc. and ARPAC, LLC.
  • Represented ARPAC, LLC in its acquisition of Global Material Handling, Inc.
  • Represented MedVet in its acquisitions of specialty and emergency animal hospitals in Columbus, Ohio; New Orleans; Louisiana; Lexington; Kentucky; Toledo; Ohio; Indianapolis; Indiana and Chicago, Illinois.
  • Represented the Stewart-MacDonald Manufacturing Company in its sale to Champlain Capital Partners.
  • Represented Interior Supply, Inc. in its acquisition of Ceiling Systems Distributors, Inc.
  • Represented 3Stone Inflection Fund, LP in its acquisitions of GCAL, Inc. and Benchmark Analytics, LLC.
  • Represented Stonehenge Opportunity Fund III, LP in its mezzanine debt and equity investments in Beacon Promotions, Inc.; Clad-Rex, Inc.; Chemtron Corporation; Mobility Works; El Dorado Packaging, Inc.; Certified Power, Inc., and Duncan Solutions, Inc.
  • Represented Mezzanine Opportunities, LLC in its mezzanine debt and equity investments in Galco Industrial Electronics, Inc.; Microdynamics, Inc.; and Sunbury Textile Mills, Inc.
  • Represented Huntington Capital Investment Company in its mezzanine debt and equity investment in OGM, Ltd.
  • Represented Huntington Capital Investment Company II in its mezzanine debt and equity investments in Virtual Officeware, LLC, Conneaut Leather Holdings, LLC and Vanner Partners Holdings, LLC.
Published In
  • Quoted in "Central Ohio M&A Seen Rising Amid Slow Growth, Big Elections," Columbus Business First, January 1, 2016.
  • "Annual Survey of Judicial Developments Pertaining to Mergers and Acquisitions,” co-author, The Business Lawyer, Vol. 62, No. 2, February 2007; Vol. 61, No. 2, February 2006; Vol. 60, No. 2, February 2005; Vol. 59, No. 4, August 2004; Vol. 58, No. 4, August 2003.
  • "Concern Over Stock Options Has Some Wishing for 2002’s Good Old Days," Business First, October 27, 2006.
  • "Sarbanes-Oxley Sure to Affect Variety of Transactions," Business First, August 29, 2005.
  • "The M&A Process: A Practical Guide for the Business Lawyer," July 2005, American Bar Association.
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