Robert (Rob) Goldstein focuses his practice on private equity and leveraged buyout transactions, mergers and acquisitions, distressed investing, PIPEs transactions, and capital markets and general corporate representations.
Robert’s recent M&A representations include: the sale of Baker & Taylor Corporation to Follett Corporation; the sale of Pretium Packaging to affiliates of GenStar Capital, the sale of Pouschine Cook portfolio company Great Lakes Healthcare to Wellspring Capital Partners; and Morton’s Restaurant Group, Inc. in its sale to affiliates of Tilman J. Fertitta, which was recognized by Global M&A Network as the “Americas Industry Real Estate Hospitality Deal of the Year” in 2012.
Rob is recognized as leading lawyer handling private equity buyouts and is often invited to write or speak on topics of interest to the industry. He authored “Distressed M&A: Lots of Distress and Not Much M&A — But Some Interesting Opportunities for Creative Private Equity Dealmakers” for Private Equity Developments. His recent speaking engagements include presenting on due diligence and minimizing post-acquisition disputes; current trends in M&A, PIPEs and co-investment transactions; distressed investment opportunities in oil and gas; and energy funds as a new growth area for private investment funds.
While in law school, Rob served as executive editor of the Sports Lawyers Journal and was elected into the Order of Barristers in 1995.
Representation of CG Commercial Finance in its sale to Atalaya Capital Management
Representation of Castle Harlan Partners V LP in the sale of its portfolio company Pretium Packaging to GenStar Capital
Representation of Castle Harlan Partners V LP in the acquisition of Gold Star Food Services from Prospect Partners and three add-on acquisitions
Representation of Pouschine Cook Capital Management, LP in the sale of its portfolio company, Doe & Ingalls Management LLC to Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
Representation of Colbeck Capital in the debt and equity recapitalization of Relativity Media
Representation of Colbeck Capital and Relativity Sports (formerly a division of Relativity Media) in the roll-up acquisition of three sports agencies
Representation of consortium of secured bondholders in the successful credit bid and cash purchase in bankruptcy of the assets of Real Mex Restaurants, Inc., the Mexican restaurant franchise operating under brands including El Torito and Chevys
Representation of Morton’s Restaurant Group Inc. in its acquisition by affiliates of Tilman J. Fertitta, a transaction named the 2012 “Americas Industry Real Estate Hospitality Deal of the Year” by Global M&A Network
Representation of Castle Harlan Partners V, LP in its acquisition of Pretium Packaging Corporation and Pretium’s contemporaneous acquisition of Novapak Corporation
Representation of Ames True Temper in its sale to Griffon Corporation
Representation of Associated Packaging Technologies in its sale to Sonoco Inc.
Representation of Fantastic Sam’s Hair Salon Corporation in its sale to Dessange International
Representation of lead senior lender in the out-of-court restructuring of Alpha Media Group (the owner of Maxim magazine)
Representation of Wellspring Capital Management in its proposed sponsored reorganization of Bi-Lo’s
Representation of NewPage Corporation in the acquisition of the North American business of Stora Enso Oyj
Representation of Castle Harlan Partners IV, LP in the acquisition of RathGibson, Inc., the subsequent follow-on acquisition by RathGibson of Greenville Tube Company and the sale of RathGibson to DLJ Merchant Banking Partners
Representation of Tullett Prebon in the acquisition of the corporate broker and derivatives businesses of Chapdelaine Securities
Representation of Castle Harlan Partners IV, LP in the acquisition of AmeriCast Technologies and the subsequent follow-on acquisition by AmeriCast of Atlas Castings
Representation of Pouschine Cook Capital in the recapitalizations of International Graphics, Inc., Crownline Boats and Great Lakes Health Care
Representation of Cerberus Capital Management, LP, in a minority investment in Bank Leumi
Representation of Castle Harlan Partners IV, LP, in the acquisition of Perkins Restaurants and the subsequent merger of Perkins with Marie Callender’s Restaurants.
Representation of Cerberus Capital Management, LP, in the acquisition of the coated paper business of MeadWestvaco and the subsequent disposal of associated timber properties
Representation of Charlie Brown’s Restaurants in its sale to Trimaran Capital Partners
Representation of Hispanic Teleservices Corporation in its sale to the Carlyle Group
Representation of Escanaba Timber in the sale of approximately 900,000 acres of timberlands to three separate purchasers
Representation of Prentice Capital Management in the acquisition of Whitehall Jewellers Inc.
Representation of Castle Harlan Partners IV, LP, in its acquisition of Ames True Temper Inc. and several follow-on acquisitions by Ames
Representation of Wexford Capital and Republic Airways in their proposed equity investment in US Airways
Representation of Castle Harlan Partners IV, LP, in the acquisition of Caribbean Restaurants LLC, the exclusive Burger King franchisee in Puerto Rico
Representation of Sports Brands International in the sale of its Enyce business to Liz Claiborne
Representation of Metrocall Inc. in its merger of equals with Arch Wireless Inc.
Representation of prominent lending institution in filing of multi-billion dollar debt shelf registration statements
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