For more than 20 years, Dave Grubman has represented Fortune 500 companies and private equity funds in their most significant and strategic transactions and also has advised management and boards of directors in connection with activist shareholders. His practice encompasses a wide range of corporate transactions involving public and private acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, and recapitalizations. Dave leads the M&A Practice in the Pittsburgh Office.
Dave represents companies in a broad range of industries. Recently he represented Calgon Carbon in its $1.3 billion sale to Kuraray, RTI International in its $1.5 billion sale to Alcoa, Wabtec in its $11.1 billion merger with GE Transportation, XIO Group in its $510 million tender offer for Lumenis, NRG Energy in its $1.375 billion sale of NRG Yield and NRG's Renewables Platform, Calgon Carbon in its $160 million acquisition of Arkema's activated carbon and filtration media business, NEP Group in its sale to Carlyle Global Partners and 25+ acquisitions with an aggregate deal value in excess of $1 billion, Confluence Technologies in its sale to TA Associates, Black Box Corporation in its sale to AGC Networks, LIXIL Corporation in its $542 million acquisition of American Standard Brands from Sun Capital, and Calgon Carbon in connection with various matters related to activist investor Starboard Value.
Dave is a member of the National Young Leadership Cabinet of the Jewish Federation of North America and the Leadership Pittsburgh Class of 2011. He also serves as the board president of the Humane Animal Rescue and a director of the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium.
The following represents selected experience prior to joining Jones Day.
Represented Phillips Resources and affiliated company TWP in its acquisition by Exxon Mobil Corporation valued at $1.7 billion.
Represented a nursing home operator in its $600 million sale to two private equity sponsors.
Represented an NYSE-listed coal producer in multiple acquisition and disposition transactions.
Represented an NYSE-listed health care services company in multiple acquisitions of specialty pharmacy companies in Pennsylvania and Illinois.
Represented a large public electric utility in multiple 144A debt offerings totaling in excess of $400 million.
Represented a Pennsylvania-based window manufacturer in connection with a recapitalization transaction by a private equity sponsor.
Represented an Indian automotive parts manufacturer in the acquisition of the jack and jack tool kit business of an NYSE-listed auto parts manufacturer, its first U.S. acquisition.
- June 2018
Board Oversight of Corporate Culture, KPMG Board Roundtable
- May 30, 2018
Jones Day's 2018 Speaker Series: CFIUS: Current Practice and Upcoming Changes
- December 15, 2015
Appreciating Reps, Warranties and Indemnities in the M&A and Commercial Practice
- October 15, 2015
2015 Regional Energy Conference: Navigating Turbulences in Global Oil & Gas Markets
- December 3, 2014
KPMG’s Fall Audit Committee Roundtable Series Tapping International Markets: Key Governance Challenges
- November 6, 2014
Trends in Pennsylvania M&A – Is the Region Building Up for a Boom in Deal Activity?
- July 25, 2014
Jones Day Regional Energy Conference, International Implications of the Marcellus and Utica Shale
- August 15, 2013
2013 Speaker Series: Mergers & Acquisitions Representation and Warranty Insurance
- February 14, 2013
Jones Day Regional Energy Conference, Harnessing Regional Opportunity in the new Energy Economy
- January 31, 2013
The Ever-Increasing Risk of an Antitrust Issue Holding Up That Next Big Deal
- University of Pittsburgh (J.D. 1998); Cornell University (B.S. 1995)
Best Lawyers in America (2018-2020)
"Rising Star," Pennsylvania Super Lawyers (2010-2013)
Acritas "Star Lawyer" (2019)