Robert C. Davis III

Partner
Vice Chair, Private Equity Group, Midwest
About

Rob Davis primarily focuses his work on private equity leveraged buyouts, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and growth equity investments. In addition, Rob routinely represents portfolio companies in connection with ongoing corporate counseling and add-on acquisitions. Rob has handled transactions ranging from several million dollars to more than US$1 billion and has represented closely held companies, public companies and numerous private equity funds.

Bar admissionsIllinois

EXPERIENCE

Representative Engagements

  • Represented a private equity fund in connection with the sale of an education technology company
  • Represented a private equity fund in the acquisition of a machining and fabrication business specializing in components used in drilling and production of oil and natural gas
  • Represented a quasi-governmental investment fund in connection with a minority investment in a Latin American Internet payment processing company
  • Represented a private equity fund in the acquisition of a leading supplier of bus services to secondary schools
  • Acquisition of a carpet and textile manufacturer by a consortium of private equity funds
  • Represented management in the sale of a supplier of rigid packaging components and management's re-investment in the company following the sale
  • Sale of a privately held international manufacturer of stainless steel tubing
  • Acquisition of a national distributor of fluid and pneumatic power products by a private equity fund
  • Represented a public company in the acquisition of a manufacturer of wooden matches and plastic cutlery through a bankruptcy sale process
  • Sale of a privately held international franchisor of carpet and home cleaning products
  • Sale of an electrical supply distributor by a private equity fund to a public company
  • Represented principal shareholders in the recapitalization and refinancing of debt and equity securities of a manufacturer of hand tools
  • Acquisition of a multi-jurisdictional European gaming component supplier by a private equity fund
  • Represented a private equity fund in connection with a minority equity investment in a nationwide provider of overnight and off-hour radiology coverage for hospitals, clinics and imaging centers
  • Represented a private equity fund in connection with a minority investment in a manufacturer of undersea cable connectors
  • Represented a private equity fund in connection with a minority investment in a scientific company engaged in the development, manufacture and marketing of cell culture products for applications in diagnostic virology
Education
  • J.D., University of Georgia School of Law 1999
    Order of the Coif
    magna cum laude
  • M.B.A., University of Georgia 1999
    Terry College of Business
  • A.B., Duke University 1994

Awards

  • The Legal 500 United States 
    2019-21 - Recommended, Private Equity Buyouts
    2016 - Recommended, M&A Middle-Market ($500M-999M)

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