For over 20 years, Dave Grubman has represented Fortune 500 companies and private equity funds in a wide range of complex corporate transactions. These transactions encompass public and private mergers and acquisitions, 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 U. S. Steel in the sale of Transtar to an affiliate of Fortress for $640 million, Shiseido in its $845 million acquisition of Drunk Elephant, Calgon Carbon (NYSE: CCC) in its $1.3 billion sale to Kuraray, RTI International (NYSE: RTI) in its $1.5 billion sale to Alcoa, Wabtec (NYSE: WAB) in its $11.1 billion merger with GE Transportation, U. S. Steel in an Option Agreement for a potential $2.4 billion iron ore joint venture with Stelco, NEP Group in its sale to Carlyle Global Partners and 25+ acquisitions with an aggregate deal value in excess of $1 billion, 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, Black Box (NYSE: BBOX) in its sale to AGC Networks, and LIXIL Corporation in its $542 million acquisition of American Standard Brands from Sun Capital.
Dave is a past member of the National Young Leadership Cabinet of the Jewish Federation of North America and the Leadership Pittsburgh Class of 2011. He also serves on the boards of the Humane Animal Rescue of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium.
- October 14, 2020
Beyond the 2020 Proxy Season: Activism, Disclosure and Governance Considerations and Trends for 2021
- July 22, 2020
M&A Update: Post-Closing Earnouts
- January 23, 2020
- October 16, 2019
2019 Proxy Season and Beyond – Hot Topics and Developments in Corporate Governance, Executive Compensation, and Stockholder Activism
- 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)
Acritas "Star Lawyer" (2019-2021)
Chambers USA, Band 1 (2020-2022): clients comment that "he is very hard-working and a gifted negotiator" and "takes the time to understand your business and his advice is tailored to your specific situation"
The Legal Intelligencer, "Most Effective Dealmakers" (2021)
Named a 2022 Northeast Trailblazer by The American Lawyer
Best Lawyers in America (2018-2021)
"Rising Star," Pennsylvania Super Lawyers (2010-2013)