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

  • 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.
  • 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.