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

  • Cibus combines with CalyxtJones Day is advising Cibus Global, LLC (“Cibus”), a San Diego based leader in precision gene editing in agriculture, in connection with a proposed all-stock merger with Calyxt, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLXT), under which Cibus and Calyxt will create 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.
  • Horizon Global merges with First Brands GroupJones Day is representing Horizon Global Corporation in its acquisition by First Brands Group, LLC, a global automotive parts manufacturer that serves the worldwide automotive aftermarket.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Marubeni sells global grain business of Gavilon Agriculture InvestmentJones Day advised Marubeni Corporation in the sale of the global grain business of Gavilon Agriculture Investment, Inc. to Viterra Limited, following a reorganization of Gavilon’s structure.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires assets of Commonwealth Heritage Group, Inc. (CHG)Jones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company PaleoWest of the assets of Commonwealth Heritage Group, Inc. (CHG), a Michigan-based cultural resource management consulting firm that assists clients with their need to address federal, state, and local level environmental regulations.
  • ACI Worldwide divests corporate online banking solutionsJones Day advised ACI Worldwide, Inc. in the $100 million divestiture of its corporate online banking solutions to One Equity Partners.
  • Procter & Gamble Company acquires TULA LifeJones Day advised The Procter & Gamble Company in its acquisition of TULA Life, Inc. from L Catterton Partners and L Catterton Europe SAS.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires AptoJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Buildout, Inc. of Apto, a premier provider of CRM and deal management software for commercial real estate (CRE) brokers.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires ProspectNowJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Buildout, Inc. of ProspectNow, a premier provider of AI-powered real estate property and owner intelligence.
  • American Industrial Partners subsidiary Vertex Aerospace announces acquisition of Raytheon Technologies' Defense Training and Mission Critical Solutions business linesJones Day advised American Industrial Partners in the acquisition by portfolio company, Vertex Aerospace, of Raytheon Technologies' Defense Training, Professional Services, Mission Critical Solutions, and Modernization and Sustainment business lines.
  • Confidential flat-rolled steel producer acquires Ferrous Processing and Trading Company for $775 millionJones Day advised a confidential flat-rolled steel producer in the $775 million acquisition of Ferrous Processing and Trading Company (FPT), including certain related entities.