Robert T.Karl (Bobby)

Associate

Cleveland + 1.216.586.1312

Bobby Karl's practice centers on the employee benefits and executive compensation aspects of corporate transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, and private equity. Bobby has experience drafting employment, bonus, retention, equity incentive, and severance agreements.

Experience

  • ProMedica sells Paramount Health to Medical MutualJones Day is advising ProMedica in the sale of Paramount Health to Medical Mutual.
  • ETS acquires PSIJones Day advised Educational Testing Service (ETS) in its acquisition of PSI Services LLC, a global leader in test development and delivery across workforce certification and licensure.
  • Asbury Automotive Group acquires Jim Koons AutomotiveJones Day advised Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE: ABG), one of the largest automotive retail and service companies in the U.S., in its acquisition of Jim Koons Automotive Group of Companies for approximately $1.2 billion in cash.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires The Brothers that just do Gutters (Brothers Gutters)Jones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Evive Brands of The Brothers that just do Gutters (Brothers Gutters), a franchisor that provides gutter installation, replacement, maintenance, and cleaning services for residential and commercial customers.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Frenchies Modern Nail CareJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Bishops Cuts/Color of Frenchies Modern Nail Care (Frenchies), a nail salon franchisor that provides nail care services with more than 20 locations across 13 states in the U.S.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Eastman Fire ProtectionJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company CertaSite of Eastman Fire Protection, a fire protection business in Troy, Michigan.
  • Diebold Nixdorf obtains $1.25 billion senior secured exit credit facilityJones Day represented Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated, a multinational financial and retail technology company that specializes in the sale, manufacture, installation, and service of self-service transaction systems (such as ATMs and currency processing systems), point-of-sale terminals, physical security products, and software and related services for global financial, retail, and commercial markets, in connection with a new $1.25 billion senior secured term loan facility as part of it’s emergence from chapter 11 bankruptcy and other domestic and foreign court-supervised restructuring proceedings.
  • Diebold Nixdorf successfully restructures over $2.7 billion in funded debt and completes the first-ever dual proceeding under the U.S. bankruptcy code and Dutch restructuring law in 71 daysIn the first-ever cross border restructuring involving dual main proceedings under chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and a scheme of arrangement (the "Dutch Scheme") under the Dutch Act on Confirmation of Extrajudicial Plans (Wet Homologatie Onderhands Akkoord ("WHOA")), and the first-ever chapter 15 recognition of Dutch Scheme proceedings and a sanctioned WHOA reorganization plan (the "WHOA Plan"), Jones Day represented Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated ("Diebold") and certain of its U.S. and Canadian subsidiaries (the "Debtors") in connection with (i) the prepackaged chapter 11 cases of In re Diebold Holding Company, LLC, et al., (Case No. 23-90602-DRJ) commenced on June 1, 2023, in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas (the "Bankruptcy Court"); (ii) the Dutch Scheme, commenced on June 1, 2023 by Diebold Nixdorf Dutch Holding B.V. (the "Dutch Issuer") in the District Court of Amsterdam (the "Dutch Court"), and (iii) the chapter 15 proceedings before the Bankruptcy Court commenced by the foreign representative of the Dutch Issuer, wherein the Bankruptcy Court recognized the Dutch Scheme proceeding as a foreign main proceeding and recognized and extended comity to the WHOA Plan that was sanctioned by the Dutch Court.
  • TopBuild acquires Specialty Products & InsulationJones Day is advising TopBuild Corp. (NSYE: BLD) in its acquisition of Specialty Products & Insulation from private equity firm Incline Equity Partners in an all-cash transaction valued at $960 million.
  • Diebold Nixdorf obtains $1.25 billion senior secured superpriority DIP credit facilityJones Day is representing Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated (the “Company”), a multinational financial and retail technology company that specializes in the sale, manufacture, installation, and service of self-service transaction systems (such as ATMs and currency processing systems), point-of-sale terminals, physical security products, and software and related services for global financial, retail, and commercial markets, and certain of its domestic and foreign subsidiaries (collectively, the “Debtors”) in (i) a pre-packaged chapter 11 proceeding in front of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas (the “Bankruptcy Court”), (ii) a scheme of arrangement by Diebold Nixdorf Dutch Holding B.V. (the “Dutch Issuer”) and the related voluntary proceeding in front of the District Court of Amsterdam under the Dutch Act on Confirmation of Extrajudicial Plans (Wet Homologatie Onderhands Akkoord), and (iii) an anticipated proceeding commenced by the Dutch Issuer under chapter 15 in the Bankruptcy Court, seeking recognition of such scheme of arrangement.
  • Cibus combines with CalyxtJones Day advised Cibus Global, LLC (“Cibus”), a San Diego based leader in precision gene editing in agriculture, in connection with an all-stock merger with Calyxt, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLXT), under which Cibus and Calyxt created an industry-leading company that combines two pioneers in agriculture-based gene editing and establishes one of the world’s most sophisticated facilities for trait development and plant breeding.
  • Riverside acquires Bishops Cuts/ColorJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition of Bishops Cuts/Color (Bishops), a franchise company that is a leading provider of hair care services with more than 40 locations across the United States.
  • TotalEnergies' affiliate Cray Valley sells three product lines to Pacific Avenue Capital PartnersJones Day is advising Total Energies on its sale of three product lines to Pacific Avenue Capital Partners (Wingtack®, PolyBD® and Dymalink®) developed by Cray Valley, its resin production and sales affiliate.
  • Real Alloy sells European business to SpeiraJones Day advised Real Alloy Holding, LLC in the sale of its European aluminum and magnesium recycling operations to Speira GmbH, an affiliate of KPS Capital Partners.
  • Horizon Global merges with First Brands GroupJones Day represented Horizon Global Corporation in its acquisition by First Brands Group, LLC, a global automotive parts manufacturer that serves the worldwide automotive aftermarket.
  • Integrated Power Services acquires Southland Electrical GroupJones Day advised Integrated Power Services in its acquisition of Southland Electrical Group, a leading Power Management service provider focused on power distribution equipment and low-voltage motor control systems.
  • UPL sells stake in Advanta Enterprises to KKRJones Day advised UPL Limited in its $300 million sale of a 13.33% stake in its subsidiary, Advanta Enterprises Limited, to KKR.
  • Parker Hannifin sells Human Motion and Control Business Unit to Ekso Bionics Holdings, Inc.Jones Day represented Parker Hannifin Corporation in the sale of its Human Motion and Control Business Unit to Ekso Bionics Holdings, Inc. for an aggregate purchase price of $10 million.
  • Timken acquires GGB Bearing Technology for $305 millionJones Day advised The Timken Company in the $305 million acquisition of GGB Bearing Technology (GGB), a division of Enpro, Industries (including exclusive negotiations with respect to the French operations of GGB).
  • Nordson Corporation acquires CyberOptics CorporationJones Day advised Nordson Corporation in the acquisition of CyberOptics Corporation, a leading global developer and manufacturer of high-precision 3D optical sensing technology solutions.