Robert Matthew Katz

Partner
New York
  • 885 Third Avenue
  • New York, NY 10022-4834
  • USA
Profile Experience

Robert Katz regularly represents financial institutions, public companies, and private equity sponsors and their financial advisors in their highest-stakes M&A transactions.

Mr. Katz, a nationally recognized corporate lawyer, helps clients navigate both negotiated and unsolicited M&A transactions across geographies and industries, including industrials, healthcare, technology, and media and communications.

Mr. Katz’s practice includes:

  • Cross-border transactions
  • Governance matters
  • Joint ventures
  • Leveraged buyouts
  • Public and private acquisitions and divestitures
  • Spin-offs
  • Takeover and activist defense strategies
  • Tender and exchange offers

Mr. Katz has earned widespread recognition for his transactional work, including by Chambers, IFLR 1000, and The Legal 500.

Mr. Katz has represented clients in a range of corporate matters, including:

  • Dassault Systemes in connection with its acquisition of Centric Software Systems Inc. and its acquisition of Exa Corporation*
  • SS&C Technologies Inc. in its acquisition of Eze Software*
  • Warner Music Group Inc. in various corporate and transactional matters, including its acquisitions of EMP Merchandising Inc., Sodatone, and Song Kick, as well as its investments in Audigent and MixGenius*
  • CVS Health Corporation in various corporate and transactional matters, including its acquisition of Aetna, Inc. and its sale of RxCrossroads and Drogaria Onofre*
  • Textron Inc. in various corporate and transactional matters, including the sale of its Tools & Testing Business, its acquisition of Arctic Cat, Inc., and its acquisition of Beechcraft Corporation*
  • Liberty Global in various corporate and transactional matters, including the spin-off of its Latin American cable operation, its acquisition of Cable & Wireless Communications plc, and its investment in Lions Gate Entertainment, as well as the creation of its tracking stock under English law for operations in Latin America and the Caribbean*
  • Bunge Limited in various corporate and transactional matters, including its Cooperative Agreement with affiliates of D.E. Shaw and Continental Grain*
  • B/E Aerospace in various corporate and transactional matters, including its acquisition by Rockwell Collins and in connection with the spin-off of its services business, KLX Inc.*
  • HeartWare International, Inc. in various corporate and transactional matters, including its acquisition by Medtronic plc, its settlement with Engaged Capital, its acquisition of Circulite, Inc., its acquisition of WorldHeart, Inc., its proposed transaction with Thoratec, Inc., and its first registered public offering in the United States*
  • S&P Global, Inc. in various corporate and transactional matters, including its sale of J.D. Power to XIO Group, its sale of Dodge Data and Analytics, its acquisition of NADA Services Corp., and its acquisition of Petroleum Research Association, Inc.*
  • Pall Corporation in its acquisition by Danaher Corporation*
  • Merrill Lynch & Co. in its sale to Bank of America Corporation*
  • Transaction Committee of the Board of Directors of Huntsman Corporation in its aborted sale to a portfolio company of Apollo Management, L.P.*
  • The special committee of the board of Sprint Nextel Corporation in the acquisition of 78% of Sprint Nextel Corporation by Softbank Corp.*
  • Southeastern Asset Management Inc. in connection with Dell Inc.’s Go-Private transaction*
  • Service Corp. International in connection with its acquisition of Stewart Enterprises, Inc.*
  • LMA International N.V. in its initial public offering on the Singapore Stock Exchange and concurrent private placement of common shares in the US pursuant to Rule 144A, its acquisition of Wolfe Tory Medical, Inc., and its sale to Teleflex, Inc.*
  • Saudi Basic Industries Corp. in its acquisition of GE Plastics*
  • BAML Capital Partners in various transactional matters, including its acquisitions of Provo Craft & Novelty, Inc., National Powersport Auctions, Inc., and Strategic Partners Holdings, Inc.*
  • Merrill Lynch Global Private Equity in various transactional matters, including its sales of Convermex S.A. de CV and NPC International*
  • North Cove Partners, LLC in various corporate and transactional matters, including its spin-off from Bank of America Merrill Lynch*
  • Quest Diagnostics, Inc. in various transactional matters, including its acquisitions of LabOne, Inc. and Celera Corporation*
  • John W. Henry and New England Sports Ventures, LLC in their acquisition of the Boston Red Sox Baseball Club Limited Partnership*
  • Siemens AG in its acquisition of UGS Capital Corp. from Silver Lake Partners, L.P., Bain Capital, L.P. and Warburg Pincus, LLC*
  • Continental AG in its acquisition of the automotive electronics business from Motorola, Inc.*
  • Future Medical Systems N.V. in its sale to Cilag AG, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson*
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays, Citi, and Morgan Stanley when acting as financial advisors*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

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