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Jonathan M. Calla

Partner / Boston

Overview

Jonathan M. Calla is a partner in Nutter’s Corporate and Transactions Department. He has extensive experience in corporate and securities law, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital, and angel financing transactions.

Jonathan frequently counsels privately-held emerging and middle-market companies, often serving as their outside general counsel. As an M&A lawyer, he routinely handles both buy-side and sell-side engagements. In addition, Jonathan advises clients in a wide range of industries throughout their business life cycle, from formation to fundraising to liquidity event.

Notable Experience and Client Impact

  • Advised Invoke Solutions, Inc., a market research company with a unique platform for large scale focus groups, in a merger transaction with Academic Management Systems, Inc., which provides academic productivity software.
  • Represented Fuel For Fire, Inc., a health and nutrition retailer, in a Series B Convertible Preferred Stock financing.
  • Represented a health and wellness company in a $92 million growth equity/recapitalization financing led by Insight Venture Partners.
  • Advised a specialty chemical supplier to the oil and gas industry in its $100 million sale to Arsenal Capital Partners.
  • Advised an electrical company in its acquisition by a private equity backed leader in the utilities industry.
  • Advised a globally renowned, high performance audio company in its acquisition by a Canadian-based private equity firm.
  • Represented a provider of water hauling, disposal, and acid services for oil and gas exploration and production companies in its $50 million sale to a publicly-traded closed-end investment company.
  • Represented a medical device company in its $11 million sale to Swisslog USA, Inc.

Prior to joining Nutter, Jonathan was a partner at a prominent Massachusetts law firm. Previously, he served as corporate counsel to LoJack Corporation, a publicly traded technology company, and in private practice in Vancouver, Canada.

Experience

Experience

  • Copley Equity Partners

    Nutter served as legal counsel to Copley Equity Partners, a Boston-based private investment firm, in its minority growth capital investment in Gregory FCA, one of the nation’s 50 largest public relations firms.

  • Innovation Associates

    Nutter served as legal counsel to Innovation Associates, the market-leading provider of high-volume pharmacy automation technology and software solutions to the retail, hospital, government, and mail order pharmacy markets, in connection with a consortium of investors led by Greg Wasson, the former Walgreens Boots Alliance CEO, acquiring a majority stake to scale the business and enhance its pharmacy automation offerings.

  • McCarthy Capital

    Nutter served as legal counsel to McCarthy Capital Fund VI in connection with its partnership with Big Belly Solar, the global leader in smart waste solutions for public spaces, to recapitalize Bigbelly and provide further cash investment to accelerate growth.

  • DTM Packaging and Custom Automation

    Nutter served as legal advisor to DTM Packaging and Custom Automation, a leader in machinery manufacturing and re-manufacturing, in its acquisition by The Massman Companies, a Minnesota-based team of machinery and technology companies.

  • Fisher International, Inc.

    Nutter served as sole legal advisor to Fisher International, Inc., a firm supporting the pulp and paper industry with business intelligence and strategy consulting services, in its acquisition by Battery Ventures, a global technology-focused investment firm.

  • Globe Composite Solutions, LLC

    Nutter served as legal advisor to Globe Composite Solutions, LLC (Globe), a navy submarine supplier, in its acquisition by ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE: ESE), a global provider of highly engineered products and solutions to diverse and growing end-markets that include the aerospace, space, healthcare, wireless, consumer electronics, electric utility, and renewable energy industries. 

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Education & Admissions

Education

University of Toronto, J.D.
Northeastern University, B.S.

Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • Law Society of British Columbia

Before Nutter

Prior to joining Nutter, Jonathan was a partner at a prominent Massachusetts law firm. Previously, he served as corporate counsel to LoJack Corporation, a publicly traded technology company, and in private practice in Vancouver, Canada.

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