Robert J. Rawn is a partner in the Corporate Practice. Mr. Rawn is a nationally recognized corporate attorney who focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, securities offerings and compliance and corporate governance matters. He represents a wide range of public and private companies in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, life sciences, technology, telecommunications networking and private investment funds. His experience ranges from middle market to multi-billion dollar transactions. He also has extensive experience advising on cross-border deals and on business combination transactions involving special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs).
Mr. Rawn’s representative M&A transactions include Silgan Holdings’ announced and pending binding offer to acquire the dispensing business of Albea for $900 million, acquisition of the dispensing systems business of WestRock for approximately $1.025 billion and the acquisition of Portola Packaging, Inc. for approximately $266 million; Stanley Black & Decker’s acquisition of a tool storage company and the divestiture of Sargent & Greanleaf to OpenGate Capital; SAI Global Limited’s acquisition of Modulo Security LLC; Alcatel-Lucent’s acquisition of Motive, Inc. by cash tender offer and the divestiture of a video integration and laboratory testing services business to AT&T Services, Inc.; Global Eagle Entertainment’s acquisition of Emerging Markets Communications for $550 million in a cash and stock deal; and PL Developments’ acquisition of Aaron Industries.
He has represented many clients in complex securities offerings, including Silgan Holdings in numerous Rule 144A offerings of senior and subordinated notes; Alcatel-Lucent in a minority equity investment in Ikanos Communications, Inc. (PIPE transaction); the underwriters in a $270 million follow-on public offering by a genomic information company; and a corporate venture capital investor in a convertible preferred stock investment.
Mr. Rawn has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America from 2005-2020.