RobertBlagov (Rob)

Associate

Londres + 44.20.7039.5217

Rob Blagov advises corporations and financial sponsors on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, fundraisings, corporate restructurings, and general corporate matters.

Rob's practice covers a wide range of sectors including infrastructure, financial services, technology, engineering, defense, real estate, and hospitality.

Recent transactions include advising Macquarie in the execution of a put option agreement to acquire Suez Recycling and Recovery UK Group for approximately €2.4 billion, Koch Real Estate Investments' bid with Fortress for Wm Morrison Supermarkets for approximately £6.3 billion, J.F. Lehman & Company in connection with the bolt-on acquisition of Tube Tech, Koch Equity Development's follow-on preferred equity investment in Victoria PLC, Passion Capital in the sale of UK Vehicle Ltd and the immediate repurchase of Car and Classic Holdings Ltd, ARA Asset Management in the acquisition of InfraRed European Real Estate Investment Management from InfraRed Capital Partners, and True Capital in connection with the formation of True Capital III LP.

Experiencia

  • WEG acquires industrial electric motors and generators business from Regal Rexnord CorporationJones Day advised WEG S.A. in the $400 million acquisition of the industrial electric motors and generators business of Regal Rexnord Corporation.
  • NEP Group sells SOS Global to Rock-it CargoJones Day advised NEP Group in its sale of SOS Global (SOS) to Rock-it Cargo, the global leader in end-to-end logistics for live events and high net worth goods.
  • Geely forms joint venture with Renault Group to launch leading powertrain technology companyJones Day is advising Geely Automobile Holdings Limited and Geely Holding Group on the creation of a 50/50 joint venture with Renault Group dedicated to becoming the global leader in developing, manufacturing, and supplying best-in-class hybrid and highly efficient internal combustion engine powertrains.
  • Timken acquires Nadella Group from ICGJones Day advised The Timken Company in the acquisition of Nadella Group, a leading European manufacturer of linear guides, telescopic rails, actuators and systems and other specialized industrial motion solutions, from ICG plc.
  • Macquarie agrees to acquire Suez Recycling and Recovery UK Group for approximately €2.4 billionJones Day advised Macquarie Asset Management in the execution of a put option agreement to acquire 100% of the shares of Suez Recycling and Recovery UK Group for €2.4 billion.
  • J.F. Lehman sells offshore support vessel Global SymphonyJones Day advised J.F. Lehman & Company and its portfolio company, Global Marine, in the sale of the Global Symphony offshore support vessel to Jan de Nul Group, and sale of other related assets to another strategic investor.
  • J.F. Lehman portfolio company acquires Tube TechJones Day advised long-standing client J.F. Lehman & Company, a leading mid-market private equity firm focused on the defense, aerospace, and maritime sections, in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Integrated Global Services, Inc., a leading provider of thermal spray and other surface protection solutions, of international cleaning and inspections solutions provider, Tube Tech.
  • Ensign-Bickford Industries acquires Cawood Scientific LimitedJones Day advised Ensign-Bickford Industries, Inc. on its acquisition of Cawood Scientific Limited (Cawood).
  • Goldman Sachs acquires The Belfry Hotel & ResortJones Day advised Goldman Sachs in the acquisition and financing of The Belfry Hotel & Resort from an affiliate of KSL Capital Partners.
  • Internet Fusion Group obtains financing for acquisition of Northcore Limited and Shade LimitedJones Day represented Internet Fusion Group, an online retail group, in connection with the leveraged acquisition financing of Northcore Limited, an outdoor surf accessories and lifestyle clothing brand, and Shade Limited, an independent on-line sunglasses retailer.
  • Passion Capital sells UK Vehicle Ltd to Cazoo Holdings LimitedJones Day advised Passion Capital in the sale of the entire issued share capital of UK Vehicle Ltd, a data services business, to Cazoo Holdings Limited; and the immediate repurchase of the entire issued share capital of Car and Classic Holdings Ltd, a subsidiary company of UK Vehicle Ltd, by certain parties including Passion Capital.
  • 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.
  • J.F. Lehman & Company sells BEI PrecisionJones Day advised J.F. Lehman & Company in the sale of BEI Precision Systems & Space Company, Inc. to Quantic Corporate Holdings, Inc., a portfolio company of Arcline Investment Management.
  • True Capital forms True Capital III LPJones Day represented True Capital Ltd in connection with the formation of True Capital III LP, its third closed-ended fund focused on retail and consumer assets in the UK and globally.
  • 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.
  • Cain International provides £40.3 million loan to Vita Group for development of 401-bed student accommodation scheme in Cardiff, WalesJones Day advised Cain International in connection with a £40.3 million loan provided to the Vita Group to finance the development of a 401-bed student accommodation scheme located in Cardiff, Wales.
  • J.F. Lehman & Company acquires Trillium Engineering, LLCJones Day advised J.F. Lehman & Company, a leading middle-market private equity firm focused exclusively on the aerospace, defense, maritime, government and environmental sectors, on its acquisition of a substantial investment in Trillium Engineering, LLC, a leading designer and manufacturer of highly engineered camera gimbals for unmanned aerial systems ("UAS") performing mission-critical intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions, from its founders.