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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

  • DTM Packaging and Custom Automation

    Nutter served as sole 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 sole 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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