Robert F. Smith
  1. Associate

Mr. Smith is an associate in Davis Polk's Corporate Department, practicing in the Finance Group. Since joining the firm in 2013, he has completed a rotation in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group.

Work 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

Professional History

  • Davis Polk since 2013

Practice Focus

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York


  • B.A., Political Science and Astrophysics, Williams College, 2010
    • with honors
    • Dean's List
  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2013
    • Dean's List
    • magna cum laude
    • Order of the Coif
    • Managing Editor, The Tax Lawyer