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Arthur D. Robinson
 

Arthur D. Robinson

Partner
 
425 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017 
 
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Phone: +1-212-455-7086
Fax: +1-212-455-2502
Lauded by Chambers as “commercial and collaborative” and a “go-to” attorney, Art Robinson advises investment banking and corporate clients on a wide array of corporate finance transactions, particularly in the areas of high yield, initial public offerings and restructurings, as well as on corporate governance issues.  Art has worked extensively in a broad array of industries, including energy, real estate, healthcare, technology, transportation, retail and industrials. Recognized as one of the foremost capital markets lawyers in the market, Art served as Global Head of the Firm’s Capital Markets Practice from 2012 to 2021. He has also served as a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee and as Chairman of the Business Development Committee. 

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Work Highlights
  • Representing JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs in the financing for the $43 billion combination of AT&T’s WarnerMedia with Discovery
  • Underwriters in the $1.2 billion IPO of medical equipment sterilization and laboratory testing leader, Sotera Health and $550 million secondary offering
  • Underwriters in the $465 million IPO of insurance SaaS provider, Duck Creek and related secondary offerings
  • Underwriters in the $1.5 billion of primary and secondary offerings of research based, commercial stage bio pharmaceutical company, Zai Lab, including its Hong Kong IPO
  • Representing Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan in the $1.2 billion IPO of Realogy Holdings Corporation, as well as $2.7 billion of related secondary offerings by the Apollo Group
  • Representing JPMorgan, BofA Merrill Lynch and Deutsche Bank in the $675 million IPO of Commscope, an affiliate of Carlyle and related secondary offerings
  • Representing JPMorgan and Credit Suisse in a high yield offering of $575 million to finance the $4.1 billion acquisition of Pharmaceutical Product Development by Carlyle
Education
  • University of Virginia School of Law, 1988 J.D.
    University of Virginia Law Review, Managing Editor
  • The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 1983 B.S.
    summa cum laude
Associations
  • American Bar Association
Admissions
  • New York 1989

Arthur D. Robinson is a Partner in the Firm’s Corporate Department and a founder of the Firm’s Healthcare Practice. Art has served as Global Head of the Firm’s Capital Markets Practice, a member of the Executive Committee and Chair of the Business Development Committee. He advises investment banking and corporate clients on a wide array of corporate finance transactions, particularly in the areas of high yield, initial public offerings and restructurings, as well as corporate governance issues. Art has worked extensively in a broad array of industries, including healthcare, technology, energy, industrials, real estate, transportation and retail.

Representative Transactions:

  • Represented underwriters in the following initial public offerings:  
    • $1.4 billion IPO of protection equipment company, ADT 
    • $1.2 billion IPO of medical equipment sterilization and laboratory testing leader, Sotera Health and $550 million secondary offering
    • $675 million IPO of CommScope Holdings, a Carlyle affiliate and related $615.2 million secondary offerings by Carlyle
    • $465 million IPO of insurance SaaS provider, Duck Creek and related secondary offerings
    • $409 million IPO of recreational equipment maker, BRP Inc. in the U.S., with a concurrent public offering in Canada
    • $350 million IPO of patient center care provider, InnovAge
    • $1.5 billion of primary and secondary offerings of research based, commercial stage bio pharmaceutical company, Zai Lab, including its Hong Kong IPO
    • $256 million IPO of Press Ganey Holdings
    • $120 million IPO of Bioventus
    • $84 million IPO of clinical-stage biotechnology company, Frequency Therapeutics
  • Represented financial institutions in providing financing and related high yield offerings for leveraged buyouts and strategic M&A transactions:  
    • $17.7 billion acquisition of Cablevision Systems Corporation by Altice N.V.
    • Sale of $1.125 billion of senior notes to finance the acquisition by Hellman & Friedman of a controlling stake in Pharmaceutical Product Development
    • $2.2 billion acquisition of Hargray Communications by Cable One
    • $7.4 billion acquisition of Veritas by Carlyle 
    • $3 billion acquisition of Broadband Network Solutions business by CommScope, Inc.
    • $5 billion acquisition of Dow Chemical’s Chlor-Alkali Business by Olin Corporation
    • $8.8 billion acquisition of Realogy Corporation by Apollo Group 
    • $8.4 billion acquisition of HD Supply Corporation by Clayton Dubilier & Rice and Bain Capital
    • $4.3 billion acquisition of Burger King by 3G Capital
  • Represented investment banks in debt and equity offerings by Integra LifeSciences, Carnival Corporation, U.S. Steel, Veritas, Realogy Corporation, Smithfield Foods, Endo Pharmaceuticals, Brunswick Corporation, Rent-A-Center, Energy Transfer Equity, Superior Energy, Charles River Laboratories, OraSure, NBC Universal, Apache Corporation and Intrepid Aviation
  • Represented ARAMARK Corporation in its corporate reorganization, initial public offering and equity tender offer

Art is recognized among the leading capital markets lawyers in the United States and the world by several publications including Chambers and PLC Which Lawyer, and he has been described by clients and counterparts as “commercial and collaborative” and possessing a “useful background in accounting.”

Art joined joined Simpson Thacher in 1988 and became Partner in January 1997. In addition to currently serving as a member of the Firm’s Women’s Committee he has also been a member of the Firm’s New Partners, Finance and Opinion Committees. He received his B.S. (emphasis in accounting), summa cum laude, from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1983 and his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1988, where he was awarded the school’s highest accolade, the Margaret G. Hyde Award. Art was Managing Editor of the Virginia Law Review.

Art was National Appeals Chair and a member of the Law Alumni Council of the University of Virginia School of Law. Art is on the faculty of the University of Virginia School of Law and is a former member of the National Advisory Board of the Netter Center of the University of Pennsylvania.  

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