Robert Davis > DLA Piper LLP (US) > Chicago, United States > Lawyer Profile

DLA Piper LLP (US)
CHICAGO, IL 60606-0089
United States
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Work Department

Corporate; Private Equity




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.


J.D., University of Georgia School of Law; M.B.A., University of Georgia; A.B., Duke University

Lawyer Rankings

United States > M&A/corporate and commercial > Private equity buyouts

DLA Piper LLP (US)‘s geographic coverage and commitment to the middle market has ensured a growing pipeline of deals, most notably in the Southeast of the country, where Joseph Silver and new global private equity co-chair Joe Alexander are located in Atlanta and Miami respectively. Key clients include ABRY Partners, ICV Partners, RLJ Equity Partners and Baird Capital Partners. It advised ABRY Partner on the sale of Datapipe to Rackspace Hosting and its controlling shareholder Apollo Global Management. Chicago’s Robert Davis and Atlanta partner Gerry Williams are also highly rated. Former co-chair of the private equity department Steven Napolitano and the former co-managing partner of the Chicago office Brendan Head departed for Kirkland & Ellis LLP in 2018;  Daniel Eisner, a former co-chair of the private equity department has also left the firm to launch OilCoin, a cryptocurrency based on oil reserves.