Jonathan S. Nesher, Counsel Washington, D.C.
jnesher@crowell.com
Phone: +1 202.624.2743
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Jonathan S. Nesher is a counsel in Crowell & Moring's Washington, D.C. office and is a member of the firm's Corporate Group. His practice mainly includes representing public and private companies in domestic and international mergers, as well as stock and asset acquisitions and dispositions, carve-out transactions, private equity investments, venture capital financings, reorganizations, strategic partnerships, joint ventures, securities transactions, securities regulatory filings, and corporate compliance and governance issues. Jon also represents clients on start-up and formation matters, debt financings, and general commercial contracting, including outsourcing arrangements and government contracts. Along with advising clients on corporate matters, Jon also has experience counseling clients on emerging risks related to autonomous vehicles, internet-of-things (IoT), and artificial intelligence (AI).

Jon’s focus on client service was recognized in his selection to the M&A Advisor’s Emerging Leaders Award. 

Prior to practicing law in Washington, D.C., Jon practiced corporate law in New York and London. He also spent a substantial amount of time in Israel, where he served as senior legal and strategic advisor in the Office of the Prime Minister.

Jon received his law degree from Harvard Law School, where he was submissions editor of the Harvard International Law Journal, and his B.A. and M.A. from the University of Cambridge, where he was a King’s College Scholar and the recipient of the Hurst Prize for Law.

Prior to attending law school, Jon served as commander of a naval warship in the Israel Defense Forces, earning the rank of Captain. He is a graduate of the IDF Naval Academy, the IDF College of Advanced Naval Command, and the IDF Special Forces Training Installation.

Mr. Nesher has provided M&A advice for the following representative transactions and clients:

  • OpenText Corporation, a NASDAQ and Toronto Stock Exchange listed provider of information technology, in connection with its acquisitions of ANXe Business Corp.
  • ForceX, a Tennessee based government contractor specializing in software for the special operations aviation community, in its sale to L-3 Communications.
  • Accenture Federal Services in its acquisition of several government contractors and professional services providers.
  • Novume Solutions, a publicly traded government contractor and professional services provider, in its acquisition of NeoSystems.
  • Novume Solutions, a publicly traded government contractor and professional services provider, in its acquisition of Global Technical Services and Global Contract Professionals.
  • A New York based private equity sponsor in connection with the acquisition of a California based cybersecurity company.
  • A New York based private equity sponsor in connection with the acquisition of a Texas based mobile technology company and the acquisition of two related mobile technology companies based in India.
  • A Georgia based private equity sponsor in connection with the acquisition of a New Jersey based healthcare company.
  • A Georgia based private equity sponsor in connection with the acquisition of a Kansas based construction company.
  • An international publicly traded technology company in its acquisition of a Virginia based government contractor.
  • A Virginia based media and communications company in its sale to an Illinois based strategic competitor.
  • A foreign publicly traded investment fund in its sale of a California based luxury retail company.
  • A Texas based oil and gas company in its acquisition of certain seismic data assets from a European strategic competitor.
  • A Maryland based information technology company in its acquisition of certain assets of a strategic competitor.
  • A Maryland based publicly traded aerospace, defense, security and advanced technologies company in its acquisition of a government contractor and professional services provider.
  • A Maryland based venture capital fund in its investment in a financial technology company.
  • An international IT services company in its sale of certain assets to a strategic competitor.
  • An international professional services company in its acquisition of a US based professional services company in the security industry.
  • A leading investment bank in its investment in an artificial intelligence company.
  • A physician management company in connection with the acquisition and disposition of physician practices.

Mr. Nesher has provided joint venture, consortium, and strategic alliance advice for the following representative transactions and clients:

  • JPMorgan and Euclid (NEX) in their investment in OpenFin.
  • Four leading investment banks in their investment in a New York based capital markets technology firm that specializes in financial technology infrastructure.
  • An emerging financial company in its creation of a financial clearinghouse.
  • Leading investment banks in creating a new electronic auction and trading platform for a fixed income instrument.
  • Leading commercial and investment banks in their investment and development of a new electronic capital markets platform.
  • Sonoco Products Company, one of the world's largest diversified global packaging companies, in connection with the creation of an international joint venture.
  • Prime Therapeutics, LLC, a leading pharmacy benefit management company, in the formation of a mail/specialty pharmacy joint venture.

Mr. Nesher has provided private equity fund formation and investment management advice for the following representative transactions and clients:

  • A sovereign bank in its investment of sovereign funds with international asset managers.
  • GigCapital, Inc., an emerging-growth blank check company sponsored by GigAcquisitions, LLC.
  • A New York based private company in its formation of an investment fund in the financial technology industry.
  • A New York based private equity firm in its formation of an investment fund in the media and entertainment industry.
  • A New York based private equity firm in its formation of an investment fund in the automotive industry.
  • A California based private equity fund in its formation of a technology investment fund.

Mr. Nesher has provided financing advice for the following representative transactions and clients:

  • Goldman Sachs in its investment in Motif Investing, Inc.
  • A New York based emerging media company in its receipt of investments from European strategic investors.
  • An Alaska based oil and gas exploration company in its receipt of investments from a foreign private equity investment fund.
  • A UK and Swiss based consulting company in its receipt of investments from a French private equity fund.
  • A California based emerging energy company in its receipt of investments from a consortium of strategic investors.
  • A California based metallurgy company in its receipt of investments from strategic investors.


Affiliations

Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, New York



Highlights, News & Knowledge


Speeches & Presentations

  • "Coming to America: Corporate Law Considerations Applicable to Investments in the United States," International Law Institute (October 23, 2017). Speakers: Richard B. Holbrook Jr. and Jonathan Nesher.


Firm News & Announcements

Jul.11.2018 Crowell & Moring’s Jennifer Ray, Jonathan Nesher Named M&A Advisor 'Emerging Leaders'
Jan.04.2018 Crowell & Moring Elects Seven New Partners and Promotes 23 Associates to Counsel
Dec.08.2017 DEAL NOTE: Crowell & Moring Advises GigCapital, Inc. on $125 Million IPO
Nov.28.2017 DEAL NOTE: Crowell & Moring Represents Novume Solutions in Acquisition of NeoSystems
Oct.26.2017 DEAL NOTE: Crowell & Moring Represents Novume Solutions in Acquisition of Global Technical Services and Global Contract Professionals
Oct.14.2016 Crowell & Moring Named a Top Firm for Serving Latin America by Latinvex
Oct.10.2016 Crowell & Moring's Pro Bono Efforts in D.C. Honored by DC Appleseed Center for Law & Justice
May.05.2016 Deal Note: Crowell & Moring’s Team Represents OpenText in its $100 Million Dollar Acquisition of ANXe Business Corp.