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Robert Holo

Tel: +1-212-373-3637
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Tel: +1-212-373-3637
New York

1285 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019-6064
Fax: +1-212-492-0637

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A partner in the Tax Department, Robert Holo is widely recognized as a leading lawyer in federal tax law. Rob has advised on a broad range of international and domestic transactions, including all types of mergers, acquisitions, tax-free reorganizations and spin-offs; cross-border tax matters; joint ventures; and capital markets and financing transactions. He has a robust international tax practice focusing on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, financings and capital markets transactions and advising clients on migration, redomiciliation and expatriation transactions.


Rob’s representative M&A and financing experience has included:

  • Alexion Pharmaceuticals in its $1.4 billion acquisition of Portola Pharmaceuticals
  • Amazon in its:
    • proposed $1.4 billion acquisition of iRobot
    • $3.9 billion acquisition of One Medical
  • Carrier Global in its:
    • $1.425 billion sale of its industrial fire business to Sentinel Capital Partners
    • $3.1 billion sale of its Chubb fire and security business to APi Group Corporation
    • €12 billion acquisition of Viessmann Climate Solutions
    • sale of its global commercial refrigeration business to Haier
    • $4.95 billion sale of its security business, Global Access Solutions, to Honeywell
  • The Estée Lauder Companies in its $2.8 billion acquisition of luxury brand TOM FORD
  • Golden Gate Capital in:
    • its acquisition of DMC Power
    • its $200 million investment in Pico
    • the sale of a majority stake of its portfolio company Vector Solutions to Genstar Capital
    • its acquisition of Securly
    • Neustar in its $3.1 billion sale, by a private investment group led by Golden Gate Capital and with minority participation from GIC, to TransUnion
    • Vantage Elevator Solutions in its sale of a majority stake to the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board
  • KKR & Co. in connection with numerous investment transactions and fund formation matters
  • KPS Capital Partners in its acquisition of the rod lift solutions unit of Lufkin from Baker Hughes
  • Mizuho Financial Group in its $550 million acquisition of Greenhill & Co.
  • Oaktree Capital Management and Oak Hill Advisors in connection with a $375 million second-lien loan to Immucor, a TPG portfolio company in the pharmaceutical space
  • Oaktree Capital Management in:
    • the $219 million sale of its remaining shares of common stock in Eagle Bulk Shipping
    • its $369 million investment in debt, warrants and preferred equity of TechStyle and warrants of Savage X Holdings
    • its $105 million investment in senior notes and warrants of Exantas Capital Corporation
  • SEAKR Engineering in its sale to Raytheon Technologies
  • Stone Point Capital, as part of an investor group, in the financing aspects of their acquisition of Truist Insurance Holdings, in a deal valuing the company at $15.5 billion
  • Teladoc Health in its $18.5 billion acquisition of Livongo Health

Rob’s other clients have included Alibaba Group, Almanac Realty InvestorsBorgWarner Inc.Carlyle, First Data Corporation, Grupo Axo, Ingersoll Rand, Johnson Controls, New Frontier Corporation and SiriusXM.


Rob’s recent restructuring experience includes:

  • Party City and certain domestic subsidiaries in its prearranged chapter 11 proceedings, as well as the provision of $150 million of
    debtor-in-possession financing, in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of Texas
  • Salem Harbor Power Development LP and certain of its affiliates, owner of a 674 MW gas fired combined cycle electric power generating facility located in Salem, Massachusetts, in their prearranged chapter 11 cases commenced on March 23, 2022 in the District of Delaware
  • National CineMedia, the largest movie theater advertising business in North America, in its chapter 11 cases filed in the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of Texas
  • Revlon, a leading global beauty company, and certain of its subsidiaries in their chapter 11 cases in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York
  • Diamond Offshore Drilling, a leading provider of offshore drilling services, and 14 of its U.S. and foreign subsidiaries, in their chapter 11 cases in the Southern District of Texas
  • An ad hoc group of noteholders in the ongoing chapter 11 cases of Intelsat S.A. and its co-debtor affiliates, operator of the world’s largest and most advanced satellite fleet and connectivity infrastructure
  • An ad hoc group of senior noteholders in the prepackaged chapter 11 cases of Oasis Petroleum, a Houston, Texas-based independent exploration and production company
  • An ad hoc group of secured noteholders in the prepackaged chapter 11 restructuring of Denbury Inc., a Plano, Texas-based hydrocarbon exploration company
  • An ad hoc group of senior noteholders in the prearranged chapter 11 restructuring of Hi-Crush, a fully integrated provider of proppant and logistics services
  • An ad hoc group of term loan lenders in the prearranged chapter 11 case of Covia Holdings Corporation, a leading provider of diversified mineral-based and material solutions
  • Members of an ad hoc group of noteholders and preferred stockholders in an out-of-court recapitalization of Associated Materials, a North American manufacturer and distributor of exterior building products
  • An ad hoc group of FILO term loan lenders in the prearranged chapter 11 cases of GNC Holdings, a leading global specialty retailer of health and wellness products


Rob has advised numerous banks, domestic and foreign corporations, private equity funds and investors in connection with the structuring of acquisitions and dispositions. Rob also advises on international capital markets and joint venture transactions, with particular experience in deals across Asia, Latin America and Europe.

Rob has been recognized as a leader in tax law by publications such as Chambers USA and The Legal 500, and is a frequent writer and speaker on tax aspects of corporate transactions. He recently spoke at the 78th NYU Institute on Federal Taxation, on a panel titled,
“No Claim, No Gain: An Examination of the Use of Tax Insurance in M&A Transactions.”

Rob is a member of the Tax Section of both the American Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association. He is also a Trustee of the UC Santa Cruz Foundation. Rob received his J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he was elected Order of the Coif and was an editor of the Law Review.

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