Robert J.Cardone (Bobby)


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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.


  • BBA Aviation to sell Ontic for $1.365 billionJones Day is advising BBA Aviation plc ("BBA") in the sale of its Ontic business to an investment fund affiliated with CVC Capital Partners for $1.365 billion.
  • iAero Group acquires Swift AirJones Day advised iAero Group LLC (f.k.a. Blue Skies Aerospace Group LLC), as majority shareholder of the iAero Group, in its purchase of Swift Air, the leading independent U.S. airline charter business.
  • Texas Instruments sells its Greenock, Scotland wafer fabrication facility and operations to Diodes IncorporatedJones Day advised Texas Instruments (U.K.) Limited, a subsidiary of Texas Instruments Incorporated, in the sale of its semiconductor wafer fabrication facility located in Greenock, Scotland, to Diodes Semiconductors GB Limited, a subsidiary of Diodes Incorporated.
  • NVIDIA to acquire Mellanox Technologies for $6.9 billionJones Day is advising NVIDIA Corporation in its acquisition of Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., an Israel-based leading supplier of end-to-end InfiniBand and Ethernet interconnect solutions and services for servers and storage.
  • SAP acquires Qualtrics for $8 billionJones Day advised SAP in its $8 billion acquisition of Qualtrics International Inc., the global pioneer in the experience management software category.
  • Southern Company sells certain Florida assets to NextEra Energy for $6.5 billionJones Day advised Southern Company in three separate transactions for the sale of several of its Florida assets – Gulf Power Company, Florida City Gas, and the entities holding Southern Power’s interest in Plant Oleander and Plant Stanton – to NextEra Energy (NYSE: NEE) for an aggregate purchase price of $6.5 billion, including total equity value of approximately $5.1 billion.
  • Flint Hills Resources sells chemical intermediates business to INEOS EnterprisesJones Day advised Flint Hills Resources, LLC, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., in the sale of its chemical intermediates business to a subsidiary of INEOS Enterprises.
  • Strike, Sentinel, CSL Energy Holdings III Corp., and Invacor Pipeline and Process Solutions, LLC attempt contribution agreementJones Day represented Strike Capital, LLC in the proposed contribution to Strike of all of the membership interests of Pipelogic Services, L.L.C. by Sentinel Energy Services Inc., CSL Energy Holdings III Corp., and Invacor Pipeline and Process Solutions, LLC.
  • Georgia-Pacific sells European nonwovens business to Glatfelter for $185 millionJones Day advised Georgia-Pacific LLC ("GP") in the sale of its European nonwovens business to Glatfelter, a global manufacturer of specialty papers and engineered products, for $185 million.
  • Connell Limited Partnership sells Anchor Danly and AWC Manufacturing to Hidden Harbor Capital PartnersJones Day represented Connell Limited Partnership in connection with its sale of Anchor Danly and AWC Manufacturing, manufacturers and distributors of industrial tooling and metal fabrication services to tool and mold companies, to Hidden Harbor Capital Partners.
  • Big Red acquired by Keurig Dr PepperJones Day advised Big Red Group Holdings, LLC in the acquisition by Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. ("KDP") of all the outstanding membership interests of Big Red not already owned by KDP.
  • Signature Funeral and Cemetery Investments acquired by Park Lawn Corporation for $123 millionJones Day advised Signature Funeral and Cemetery Investments, LLC ("Signature Group") in its $123 million sale of all of its outstanding membership interests to PLC Signature Ltd., an affiliate of Park Lawn Corporation.
  • Patrón Tequila acquired by BacardiJones Day advised Patrón Spirits International AG ("Patrón") in connection with the acquisition by Bacardi Limited of all of the issued and outstanding shares of Patrón.
  • Teradyne acquires EnergidJones Day advised Teradyne, Inc. in its acquisition of Energid, a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based integrator, engineering firm, and developer of robot control, simulation and machine vision software.
  • Sempra Energy acquires indirect interest in Oncor Electric, valuing Oncor Electric at $18.8 billion in enterprise valueJones Day advised Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC in its $18.8 billion total enterprise value disposition of Oncor Electric Delivery Company ("Oncor") under which a newly formed subsidiary of Sempra Energy acquired 100 percent of the equity of reorganized Energy Future Holdings Corp. (“EFH”), and certain of its direct and indirect subsidiaries, including EFH’s approximately 80 percent indirect interest in Oncor.
  • J.F. Lehman acquires Waste Control SpecialistsJones Day advised long standing client J.F. Lehman & Company, a leading mid-market private equity firm focused on the defense, aerospace, and maritime sectors, in connection with the acquisition and related financing of Waste Control Specialists LLC, an owner and operator of a unique waste disposal, storage, and treatment facility, from Valhi, Inc.
  • One Identity acquires Balabit Corp.Jones Day advised One Identity, an independent company that is operated as part of Quest Software, in its acquisition of Balabit Corp., a leading provider of privileged access management (PAM), privileged account analytics and log management solutions that help businesses reduce the risk of data breaches associated with privileged accounts.
  • Koch Ag & Energy Solutions sells 1,054 MW CCGT Plant in Odessa, Texas to Vistra EnergyJones Day advised Koch Ag & Energy Solutions, LLC, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., in the sale of a 1,054 MW combined cycle, combustion turbine power plant located in Odessa, Texas, to a subsidiary of Vistra Energy, the parent company for TXU Energy and Luminant, for $350 million in cash, plus a potential spark spread-based earnout.
  • Maverick Capital further invests in 1MG Technologies Private LimitedJones Day represented Maverick Capital Ventures LLC in connection with its further minority stake investment in 1MG Technologies Private Limited, a health tech start-up that uses an offline network of pharmacies to sell prescription, over-the-counter drugs and e-diagnostics.
  • Reynolds American acquired by British American Tobacco Plc in deal valued at $49 billionJones Day advised Reynolds American Inc. ("RAI") regarding the acquisition by British American Tobacco, p.l.c. ("BAT") of 57.8 percent of the outstanding shares of RAI not owned by BAT and its affiliates in a transaction valued at $49 billion.
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