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Robert F. Smith

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Represents private equity sponsors and corporate borrowers on a wide range of transactions, with a focus on acquisition and other leveraged finance transactions.

Robert’s practice focuses on the representation of private equity sponsors and corporate borrowers in a wide range of U.S. and cross-border transactions, with a particular concentration in acquisition and other leveraged finance transactions. Robert’s sponsor clients have included Lightyear Capital, Tailwind Capital Partners, Atairos, Cornell Capital, Loews and Metalmark Capital.

Experience highlights

Sponsor Representations
  • Corelle Brands, a Cornell Capital portfolio company, in the financing for its acquisition of Instant Brands
  • Lightyear Capital in the financing for its acquisition of Engage PEO
  • Tailwind Capital in its acquisition of Edenbridge Pharmaceuticals
  • Metalmark Capital its acquisition of Camin Cargo Control and disposition of Ni America
  • Goldman Sachs’ merchant banking division (PIA) in its acquisition of Genesis Capital and loan assets
  • Crestview Partners in the investment in KSS by FountainVest Partners
     
Other Notable Representations
  • Technip in its combination with FMC Technologies to form TechnipFMC plc
  • Tyson in its acquisition of the Keystone Foods business from Marfrig Global Foods
  • TE Connectivity in its acquisition of the Creganna Medical Group
  • S&P Global in its acquisition of Kensho Technologies
  • Huatai in its acquisition of AssetMark Financial
  • MasterCard in its acquisitions of Applied Predictive Technologies and the Payment Gateway Business of TNS
  • SS&C Technologies in its acquisition of Conifer Financial Services
  • Hargray Communications in its acquisition by The Pritzker Organization
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Education
J.D., Georgetown University Law Center
  • Dean's List
  • Order of the Coif
  • magna cum laude
  • Managing Editor, The Tax Lawyer
B.A., Political Science and Astrophysics, Williams College
  • Dean's List
  • with honors
Professional history
  • Counsel, 2021-present
  • Associate, 2013-2021
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