Lauded by Chambers as “commercial and collaborative” and a “go-to” attorney, Art Robinson is Global Head of the Firm’s Capital Markets Practice. 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 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 is a member of Simpson Thacher's Executive Committee and is a former Chairman of the Business Development Committee.
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- Representing Goldman, Sachs and JPMorgan in the $1.2 billion initial public offering 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 initial public offering of Commscope, an affiliate of Carlyle
- 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
- Representing Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan and Goldman, Sachs in the sale of $9.1 billion of senior notes by NBC Universal, Inc. to finance its acquisition by Comcast Corporation
- Representing JPMorgan and BofA Merrill Lynch as lead arrangers for financing Veritas Capital’s $1.25 billion acquisition of Thomson Reuters’ healthcare information business, including $325 million of high yield notes
- Representing Barclays, JPMorgan and Deutsche Bank as lead arrangers for financing Ares Capital and Teachers’ Private Capital’s acquisition of CPG International, including $315 million of high yield notes
- RadioShack Corporation in multiple high yield and convertible notes offerings
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
New Jersey 1988
New York 1989
Arthur D. Robinson is the Global Head of the Firm’s Capital Markets Practice and former 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.
- Represented financial institutions in providing financing and related high yield offerings for leveraged buyouts and strategic M&A transactions:
- $17.7 billion proposed acquisition of Cablevision Systems Corporation by Altice N.V.
- $7.4 billion acquisition of Veritas by Carlyle
- $3 billion acquisition of Broadband Network Solutions business by CommScope, Inc.
- Represented initial purchasers and lead arrangers in financing transactions related to Olin Corporation’s acquisition of Dow Chemical’s Chlor-Alkali Business
- $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
- $4.1 billion acquisition of Pharmaceutical Product Development by Carlyle
- $4.3 billion acquisition of Burger King by 3G Capital
- Represented underwriters in the following initial public offerings:
- $1.3 billion initial public offering by Realogy Corporation and related $2.7 billion of secondary offerings by Apollo Group
- $675 million initial public offering by CommScope Holdings, a Carlyle affiliate and related $615.2 million secondary offerings by Carlyle
- $256 million initial public offering by Press Ganey Holdings
- Represented investment banks in debt and equity offerings by Integra, Smithfield Foods, Brunswick Corporation, Rent-A-Center, Energy Transfer Equity, Neustar, Superior Energy, NBC Universal, Virgin Media, Endo Pharmaceuticals 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 Simpson Thacher in 1988 and became Partner in January 1997. In addition to currently serving as a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee and as former Chairman of the Business Development 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 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 the National Advisory Board of the Netter Center of the University of Pennsylvania.