Bobby Cardone represents public and private companies and private equity firms in mergers and acquisitions and other corporate matters. He also assists clients with corporate governance matters, joint ventures, spin-offs, venture capital investments, tender offers, and the day-to-day legal aspects of their organizations.
Bobby has advised domestic and foreign clients in a variety of industries, including technology, energy, manufacturing, health care, financial services, telecommunications, software, consumer products, and real estate.
Representative matters include Patrón Spirits International's sale to Bacardi with a $5.1 billion enterprise value; Reynolds American's $49 billion acquisition by British American Tobacco, $5 billion sale to JT Group of the international rights to the Natural American Spirit brand name, and $27.4 billion acquisition of Lorillard and related $7.1 billion asset divestiture to an Imperial Tobacco affiliate; Tokyo Electron's attempted $29 billion merger-of-equals with Applied Materials; Bridgestone Americas' proposed $947 million acquisition of Pep Boys; Ajinomoto's $800 million acquisition of Windsor Quality Foods; Capital Southwest's tax-free spin-off of CSW Industries; and various acquisitions and divestitures by Koch Industries (including Flint Hills Resources and other Koch affiliates) and J.F. Lehman portfolio companies.
Bobby is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the Dallas Bar Association.
- Southern Methodist University (J.D. with honors 2009; Articles Editor, Law Review); Yale University (B.A. in History 2006)
- Named a "Rising Star" by Texas Super Lawyers (2016-2019)