Robert J.Harris (Rob)

Associate

London + 44.20.7039.5665

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

Clients Rob has recently advised include CBRE Global Investment Partners, Delancey, Hansteen Holdings, Henderson Park, Motion Equity Partners, The Riverside Company, and The Townsend Group.

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

Experience

  • 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.
  • GCA Altium acquires Stella EOCJones Day advised GCA Altium in the acquisition of Stella EOC, a technology and media investment banking boutique with coverage in the UK and Europe.
  • ARA Asset Management acquires majority stake in Venn PartnersJones Day represented ARA Asset Management Limited ("ARA"), an Asian real estate fund management company listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange, in connection with the acquisition of a majority stake in Venn Partners LLP, a specialist investment manager in European real estate private debt.
  • True Capital invests £26 million in Soulfresh GroupJones Day represented True Capital Limited in connection with their £26 million investment in the Soulfresh Group, a food and beverage group headquartered in Melbourne, Australia providing a range of produce with a health and sustainability focus including fermented beverages and plant-based food and drinks.
  • Barings sells portfolio of light industrial assets on behalf of institutional client to Starwood Capital Group for £200 millionJones Day represented Baring International Investment Limited in connection with the sale of 10 UK urban industrial estates totaling 1.6 million square feet on behalf of an institutional client to Starwood Capital Group for £200 million.
  • Northstar Travel Group acquires CAT MediaJones Day advised Northstar Travel Media UK Limited, a company owned by funds managed by EagleTree Capital, in its acquisition of Conference and Travel Publications Limited ("CAT Media"), a leading global multiplatform business-to-business marketing services, information, and events business serving the meetings and incentive industry.
  • Northstar Travel Media acquires Buying Business Travel from Panacea MediaJones Day advised Northstar Travel Media UK Limited, a company owned by funds managed by EagleTree Capital, in the acquisition of Panacea Publishing International Limited (trading as Buying Business Travel), the leading business-to-business brand in the UK serving the corporate travel industry with online media, events, and a magazine brand.
  • Goode Partners invests in Strong RootsJones Day advised Goode Partners LLC on its $18.3 million Series A investment in Strong Roots, the fastest growing food and beverage brand in the UK.
  • CBRE Global Investment Partners invests in Hines Pan-European Core FundJones Day advised CBRE Global Investment Partners Limited in connection with the investment by certain of its clients in Hines Pan-European Core Fund, an open-ended non-listed pan-European diversified core fund.
  • British Land exchanges on disposal of £429 million of Sainsbury's superstoresJones Day advised The British Land Company PLC ("BL") on the disposal of 12 superstores held by a joint venture between BL and J Sainsbury PLC to Realty Income Corporation, an entity listed on the NYSE, for aggregate consideration of £429 million (representing a net initial yield of 5.0%).
  • EagleTree Capital portfolio company acquires Centaur MediaJones Day advised EagleTree Capital in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Northstar Travel Media, LLC of Centaur Media Travel and Meetings Ltd.
  • CBRE Global Investors forms joint venture to acquire prime logistics assets in Belgium and DenmarkJones Day advised CBRE Global Investors in its joint venture to acquire prime logistics assets in Belgium and Denmark from MG Real Estate.
  • True Capital Ltd completes buyout of Cut4ClothJones Day represented True Capital Ltd in connection with its buyout of Cut4Cloth Ltd. trading as Frugi, a retailer of organic children's clothing, toys, and accessories, alongside existing management.
  • Hercules Unit Trust forms joint venture with M&G Real EstateJones Day advised Hercules Unit Trust in its simultaneous acquisition of the Fort Kinnaird retail park in Edinburgh by a new joint venture formed between Hercules Unit Trust (HUT) and M&G Real Estate and sale of the Gallagher retail park in Cheltenham to The Crown Estate.
  • Riverside simultaneously acquires four businesses to create Netwatch Global GroupJones Day advised The Riverside Company on the simultaneous acquisition of four businesses resulting in the formation of the Netwatch Global Group.
  • Meyer Bergman closes European Retail Partners III FundJones Day acted as counsel to Meyer Bergman, Ltd. in the formation and closing of Meyer Bergman European Retail Partners III, which, together with its dedicated co-investment vehicles, is a €990 million real estate private equity fund making investments in the retail sector  across Europe.
  • Cortland Partners forms JV to develop build-to-rent properties in UKJones Day advised Cortland Partners LLC in its formation of a joint venture with Orion Land & Leisure Limited, Colony Northstar, Inc, and Asia Capital Real Estate focusing on the development and letting of build-to-rent properties and the acquisition of land for such development, primarily located in Greater London and other selected markets in the United Kingdom.
  • Verint Systems acquires eg solutions plcJones Day advised Verint Systems Inc. in its £26.3 million (US$34 million) acquisition of eg solutions plc.
  • Jones Lang LaSalle invests in CER Italian LogisticsJones Day advised Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated in connection with its investment in CER Italian Logistics L.P., a fund that targets opportunistic real estate investments in Italy.
  • Henderson Park Real Estate Fund I acquires London and Birmingham Hilton Metropole hotelsJones Day represented Henderson Park Real Estate Fund I in connection with its acquisition of the London and Birmingham Hilton Metropole hotels.
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