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Robert J. Cardone (Bobby)


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  • Southern Methodist University (J.D. with honors 2009; Articles Editor, Law Review); Yale University (B.A. in History 2006)

Bar Admissions

  • Texas

Bobby Cardone represents public and private companies and private equity firms in mergers and acquisitions and other corporate matters. He also assists clients with corporate governance matters, joint ventures, spin-offs, venture capital investments, tender offers, and the day-to-day legal aspects of their organizations.

Bobby has advised domestic and foreign clients in a variety of industries, including technology, energy, manufacturing, health care, financial services, telecommunications, software, consumer products, and real estate.

Representative matters include Patrón Spirits International's sale to Bacardi with a $5.1 billion enterprise value; Reynolds American's $49 billion acquisition by British American Tobacco, $5 billion sale to JT Group of the international rights to the Natural American Spirit brand name, and $27.4 billion acquisition of Lorillard and related $7.1 billion asset divestiture to an Imperial Tobacco affiliate; Tokyo Electron's attempted $29 billion merger-of-equals with Applied Materials; Bridgestone Americas' proposed $947 million acquisition of Pep Boys; Ajinomoto's $800 million acquisition of Windsor Quality Foods; Capital Southwest's tax-free spin-off of CSW Industries; and various acquisitions and divestitures by Koch Industries (including Flint Hills Resources and other Koch affiliates) and J.F. Lehman portfolio companies.

Bobby is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the Dallas Bar Association.

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