JENNIFER L. NORKUS
Partner
(312) 857-7082 (312) 857-7082
JENNIFER L. NORKUS Partner
Jennifer Norkus focuses her practice primarily on mergers and acquisitions, finance, and general corporate matters. Jennifer has worked with clients in a wide range of industries, including transportation, manufacturing, technology, communications, energy, financial services, medical devices, and life sciences.

She has advised both public and private companies in mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, and cross-border deals. She also has advised issuers and investors in connection with debt and equity financing, ranging from early stage venture financing to more traditional private equity financing.  She also counsels clients on commercial and governance matters, such as services agreements, supply agreements, consignments, and entity formation.
 
Mergers and Acquisitions

A life sciences company in several asset acquisitions, including analytical testing, consumer research, biometric screening, and flu vaccination businesses.

A private equity investor in a secondary buyout of its investment in a transportation logistics company.

A software provider of healthcare payer administration solutions in the sale of its business.

A telecommunications company in its bid to acquire a fiber optic telecommunication network.

A transportation logistics company in its debt and equity recapitalization and follow-on investments.

A railcar manufacturer in the sale of its maintenance and repair business.

A leading agribusiness company in the sale of certain operating assets.

A consulting and IT services company in its bid to acquire a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern engaged in U.S. government contracting.

Finance

A manufacturer in connection with its senior credit facility and formation of lease finance vehicle and separate non-recourse facility.

A telecommunications company in the refinancing of its senior credit facility and mezzanine facility in connection with multiple acquisitions.

An oilfield services provider specializing in premium hydraulic fracturing, coiled tubing, and other pressure pumping services in its $115 million high-yield 144A debt financing, a $50 million tack on financing, and a $20 million preferred equity offering.

An oilfield services provider specializing in premium hydraulic fracturing in its $85 million high-yield 144A debt financing and a $30 million preferred equity offering.

A large life insurance company in connection with its investments in private equity real estate funds.
 
Recommended in US Legal 500 for her work in the M&A: Middle Market area, 2019-2020.

Recognized as a Leading Lawyer in Illinois by Leading Lawyers for Closely and Privately Held Business Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, and Publicly Held Corporations Law.
 
American Bar Association
 

About

Jennifer Norkus focuses her practice primarily on mergers and acquisitions, finance, and general corporate matters. Jennifer has worked with clients in a wide range of industries, including transportation, manufacturing, technology, communications, energy, financial services, medical devices, and life sciences.

She has advised both public and private companies in mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, and cross-border deals. She also has advised issuers and investors in connection with debt and equity financing, ranging from early stage venture financing to more traditional private equity financing.  She also counsels clients on commercial and governance matters, such as services agreements, supply agreements, consignments, and entity formation.
 

Experience

Mergers and Acquisitions

A life sciences company in several asset acquisitions, including analytical testing, consumer research, biometric screening, and flu vaccination businesses.

A private equity investor in a secondary buyout of its investment in a transportation logistics company.

A software provider of healthcare payer administration solutions in the sale of its business.

A telecommunications company in its bid to acquire a fiber optic telecommunication network.

A transportation logistics company in its debt and equity recapitalization and follow-on investments.

A railcar manufacturer in the sale of its maintenance and repair business.

A leading agribusiness company in the sale of certain operating assets.

A consulting and IT services company in its bid to acquire a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern engaged in U.S. government contracting.

Finance

A manufacturer in connection with its senior credit facility and formation of lease finance vehicle and separate non-recourse facility.

A telecommunications company in the refinancing of its senior credit facility and mezzanine facility in connection with multiple acquisitions.

An oilfield services provider specializing in premium hydraulic fracturing, coiled tubing, and other pressure pumping services in its $115 million high-yield 144A debt financing, a $50 million tack on financing, and a $20 million preferred equity offering.

An oilfield services provider specializing in premium hydraulic fracturing in its $85 million high-yield 144A debt financing and a $30 million preferred equity offering.

A large life insurance company in connection with its investments in private equity real estate funds.
 

Honors

Recommended in US Legal 500 for her work in the M&A: Middle Market area, 2019-2020.

Recognized as a Leading Lawyer in Illinois by Leading Lawyers for Closely and Privately Held Business Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, and Publicly Held Corporations Law.
 

Memberships

American Bar Association