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DLA Piper LLP (US)

444 WEST LAKE STREET, SUITE 900, CHICAGO, IL 60606-0089, USA
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Work +1 312 368 4000
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Fax +1 312 236 7516
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www.dlapiper.com

Robert Davis

Tel:
Work +1 312 368 3419
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Web:
www.dlapiper.com/en/us/people/d/davis-robert-c/
DLA Piper LLP (US)

Work Department

Corporate; Private Equity

Position

Partner

Career

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.

Education

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


United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

Private equity buyouts

Within: 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.

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    In February 2010 the Sentencing Guidelines Council (the SGC) issued definitive guidelines to courts on imposing appropriate sentences for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death. The SGC states that fines imposed on companies found guilty of corporate manslaughter should not fall below £500,000, while fines in respect of health and safety offences that are a significant cause of death should be at least £100,000. Crucially, the SGC declined to provide for a fixed link between the imposed fine and the turnover or profitability of the offending company.

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