Rob Cohen

Biography

Robert Cohen

Rob Cohen is an associate in Weil’s Mergers & Acquisitions practice and is based in New York. Mr. Cohen participates in the representation of public and private companies, as well as private equity funds, in connection with mergers, acquisitions and divestitures.

Mr. Cohen has been part of the teams advising:

  • Sanofi in its $4.8 billion acquisition of Ablynx NV.
  • Nexeo Solutions, Inc. in its pending $2 billion sale to Univar Inc.
  • Interval Leisure Group, Inc. in its $1.5 billion acquisition of Vistana Signature Experiences following completion of the spin-off of Vistana from Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
  • The Kroger Company in its up to $700 million acquisition of Relish Labs LLC (d/b/a Home Chef).
  • Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (FNF) in a series of transactions that brought about the tax-free distribution of its interest in Black Knight Financial Services, Inc. (n/k/a Black Knight, Inc.), to owners of FNF Group, following which Black Knight became an independent, publicly traded company.
  • The Home Depot, Inc. in its acquisition of the assets of The Company Store Group, LLC.
  • American Securities in its acquisition of Chromaflo Technologies Corporation.
  • Innospec, Inc. in its $225 million acquisition of the European surfactants business of Huntsman Corporation.
  • The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company (A&P) and its direct and indirect subsidiaries in the sale of their stores as part of their chapter 11 cases commenced in 2015.
  • Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board in, together with Apollo Global Management, the acquisition of a controlling interest in CareerBuilder, LLC.
  • Perella Weinberg Partners in its combination with Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co.
  • Central Grocers, Inc. in its 363 bankruptcy sale of 20 Strack & Van Til stores as going concerns and certain other assets to Indiana Grocery Group.

Mr. Cohen received his J.D., cum laude, from Fordham University School of Law, where he was a Notes and Articles Editor for the Urban Law Journal and the Business Editor for the Dispute Resolution Society. Mr. Cohen received his B.B.A., with distinction, from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

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