Robert Rizzo

Biography

Robert Rizzo

Robert Rizzo is a partner in Weil’s market-leading Private Equity practice, based in New York. Since he started practicing in 2004, Robert has focused on representing private equity sponsors in the full range of transactions, including leveraged buyouts and recapitalizations, domestic and international mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, corporate carve-outs, growth equity investments, SPACs, work-outs, and debt and equity financings. Robert also regularly represents portfolio companies of private equity clients with respect to all their corporate needs, including acquisitions and financings.

Highlights from among the hundreds of deals that Robert has worked on for sponsors over the years (at Weil and prior to joining Weil) include representing:

  • Clayton Dubilier & Rice in connection with various matters, including the merger of its portfolio company Cynosure with Lutronic Corporation.
  • EQT Partners in connection with various matters, including its acquisition of and investment in BillTrust and United Talent Agency.
  • Permira in connection with various matters, including its acquisition of Reorg.
  • PAI Partners in connection with various matters, including its acquisitions of Alphia and HKA and carve-out of Tropicana, Naked and other juice brands from PepsiCo.
  • Insight Partners in connection with various matters, including Saks’ digital business, Ministry Brands, CM Group (f/k/a Campaign Monitor), Lightricks, Tenable Network Security, E2open, Spothero, Cloudbolt Software, Drilling Info, Illuminate Education, Splitwise and others.
  • Apax Digital Fund in connection with various matters, including its investment in Guesty, Inc.
  • Nexa Equity in connection with various matters, including its acquisitions of or investment in Leap LLC, AutoReturn, Choice Inc., HomeTown Ticketing, Inc. and Storewise.
  • NRDC Equity Partners in connection with various matters.
  • Bain Capital Credit Partners in connection with various matters.
  • Cove Hill Partners in connection with various matters.
  • Avenir Growth in connection with various matters, including its investments in Klaviyo, Inc., MERIT Beauty and Versed.
  • Precinmac in connection with various matters.
  • Pine Island Capital Partners in connection with various matters.
  • Activant Capital in connection with various matters.
  • Cartesian Capital Group LLC in connection with a number of transactions and related matters.

Robert is also extensively involved in Weil’s pro bono program, focusing on social justice issues.  In his spare time, Robert sits on the Board of a non-profit that builds schools in Honduras, the Foundation for Education in Honduras.

Prior to joining Weil, Robert was a corporate partner at another international law firm.

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