Robert J.Harris (Rob)

Associate

London + 44.20.7039.5665

Rob Harris practices corporate law with a focus on private equity and M&A. He has acted for public and private corporate clients including private equity sponsors, management teams, and fund vehicles on a range of mid-market acquisitions, exits, leveraged buyouts, joint ventures, and management incentive plans.

Clients Rob has recently advised include The Riverside Company, True, EagleTree Capital, Arsenal Capital Partners, Goode Partners, Koch Equity Development, ARA Asset Management Limited, Greystar, and Cortland Partners. Rob has also recently advised the management teams of Creed Perfumes and Lekela Power.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Rob worked as a paralegal in the Enforcement and Market Oversight division of the Financial Conduct Authority.

Experience

  • Lekela Power sold to Infinity Group and Africa Finance Corporation in Africa's biggest renewable energy dealJones Day is acting as counsel to the management team of Lekela Power in its acquisition by Infinity Global Energy, a joint venture between Infinity Worldwide Investments and Africa Finance Corporation in Africa’s biggest renewable energy deal.
  • Riverside sells Brookson to People2.0Jones Day advised The Riverside Company in the sale of Brookson Group Limited to People2.0, a TPG portfolio company.
  • Greystar acquires 2,500-unit flexible accommodation portfolio in SpainJones Day advised Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC in the acquisition of a flexible accommodation portfolio of 2,500 units in Madrid, Spain, for a managed discretionary fund from King Street Real Estate GP, L.L.C.
  • EagleTree backed companies, Arc and The Channel Company, acquire Incisive MediaJones Day advised EagleTree portfolio companies, Arc and The Channel Company, in the acquisition of Incisive Media.
  • EagleTree Capital portfolio company acquires bChannelsJones Day advised EagleTree Capital in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company The Channel Company of bChannels, a leading global marketing and data services agency specializing in the technology channel.
  • Arsenal acquires ATP Group from Bregal UnternehmerkapitalJones Day advised Arsenal Capital Partners in the acquisition of ATP Group, a leading Swiss based manufacturer of water-based adhesive tapes, from Bregal Unternehmerkapital.
  • Arsenal Capital Partners' portfolio company Fenzi Holdings acquires Advanced Glass Technologies business of Johnson Matthey PLCJones Day represented Arsenal Capital Partners' portfolio company, Fenzi Holdings SPV S.p.A., in the acquisition and financing of the Advanced Glass Technologies business of Johnson Matthey PLC, which manufactures advanced glass enamels, precious metal pastes and conductive inks for use in automotive glass and other industry applications.
  • Cortland Partners develops second build-to-rent scheme in UKJones Day represented Cortland Partners LLC in its second build-to-rent scheme in the UK located in Birmingham.
  • Elaia Partners invests in Quantum Dice seed roundJones Day advised Elaia Partners in the £2 million pre-seed round of funding in Quantum Dice, a developer of the world’s first compact and continuously self-certifying quantum random number generator (QRNG) for encryption and cybersecurity.
  • True Capital acquires majority stake in SneakJones Day advised True Capital Ltd in the acquisition of a majority stake in D2C zero sugar, energy drink business, Sneak.
  • AGIC Capital closes $1.2 billion fund for investments in smart industriesJones Day acted as fund formation counsel to AGIC Capital for its $1.2 billion final closing of its second fund, AGIC Fund II L.P., which will be focused on advanced industrial and medical technology investments.
  • Arc acquires Farmers Guardian and LAMMA Ltd from AgriBriefingJones Day advised Arc, a business partnership between EagleTree Capital and Simon Foster, in its acquisition of Farmers Guardian Ltd and LAMMA Ltd, the UK agriculture division of AgriBriefing.
  • ARA Asset Management Limited acquires InfraRed Capital Partners' European Real Estate Investment Management businessJones Day advised ARA Asset Management Limited in the acquisition of InfraRed European Real Estate Investment Management, a specialist discretionary fund manager in the real estate sector, from InfraRed Capital Partners.
  • Creed Perfumes' majority investment from BlackRock LTPCJones Day acted as counsel to the management team of Creed Perfumes, one of the world’s leading artisan fragrance companies, following a transaction in which BlackRock Long Term Private Capital ("BlackRock LTPC") became the majority shareholder in the luxury brand.
  • EagleTree Capital acquires IntegreonJones Day advised EagleTree Capital in connection with the acquisition and financing of Integreon, a leading global managed services provider, from NewQuest Capital Partners.
  • ThinCats’ institutional investors advised in £160 million investment by Wafra Capital PartnersJones Day advised BAE Systems Pensions Trustees Limited, ESO InvestCo VI S.à r.l. and Black Lion Limited, the existing institutional shareholders of ThinCats, in connection with a £160 million strategic investment by Wafra Capital Partners in ThinCats, a leading alternative finance provider to mid-sized UK SMEs.
  • Pepper Global completes IPO of subsidiary, Pepper Money on ASXJones Day advised Pepper Global on the demerger and initial public offering (IPO) of its subsidiary, Pepper Money Limited, on the ASX.
  • Pepper Global restructures corporate groupJones Day advised Pepper Global, a leading diversified global loan servicer and lender, on a major restructure of its corporate group.
  • Cortland Partners forms joint venture for £150 million build-to-rent developmentJones Day represented Cortland Partners in connection with the £150 million development of its first build-to-rent scheme in the UK and the establishment of a joint venture with Harrison Street as well as the providing advice in connection with the related financing.
  • PolyOne acquires Clariant color and additive masterbatch business for $1.5 billionJones Day advised PolyOne Corporation in the $1.5 billion purchase of Clariant’s global color and additive masterbatch business.