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Robert Holo

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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:

  • Teladoc Health in its $18.5 billion acquisition of Livongo Health
  • 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
  • Alexion Pharmaceuticals in its $1.4 billion acquisition of Portola Pharmaceuticals
  • Oaktree Capital Management in its $369 million investment in debt, warrants, and preferred equity of TechStyle and warrants of Savage X Holdings
  • KPS Capital Partners in its acquisition of the rod lift solutions unit of Lufkin from Baker Hughes
  • Oaktree Capital Management in its $105 million investment in senior notes and warrants of Exantas Capital Corporation
  • Funds advised by Apax Partners in the acquisition of Cadence Education from investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Capital Partners
  • Almanac Realty Investors in its sale to Neuberger Berman
  • Grupo Axo in its announced strategic partnership with Nike, and the connected acquisition of Nike’s operations in Argentina, Chile and Uruguay
  • BorgWarner Inc. in the $3.3 billion acquisition of Delphi Technologies PLC in an all-stock transaction
  • A global investor consortium led by funds managed by Stone Point Capital and Further Global in the acquisition of Duff & Phelps for $4.2 billion
  • GardaWorld, Chairman and CEO Stephan Crétier, and GardaWorld management in the sale of Rhône Group’s equity interest in GardaWorld to funds advised by BC Partners in a C$5.2 billion recapitalization, the largest private buyout in Canadian history
  • Sudamericana, Agencias Aéreas y Marítimas S.A., a subsidiary of Chilean company Sociedad Matriz SAAM S.A., in the proposed buyout of its joint venture partner, Boskalis Holding B.V., from three separate joint ventures relating to harbor and towage operations in Brazil, Canada, El Salvador, Mexico and Panama
  • Johnson Controls in the $13.2 billion sale of its Power Solutions business to Brookfield Business Partners L.P. and its institutional partners, including Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
  • New Frontier Corporation in the acquisition of United Family Healthcare in China from its existing shareholders in a transaction valued at $1.3 billion
  • First Data Corporation in its $22 billion merger with Fiserv
  • Genesee & Wyoming Inc. in the sale to affiliates of Brookfield Infrastructure and GIC in a transaction valued at approximately $8.4 billion
  • KKR in multiple transactions, including its investment in Epic Games, strategic combination of BrightSpring Health Services and PharMerica, and acquisitions of Envision Healthcare ($9.9 billion), The Bay Club Company, BMC Software and RBmedia
  • SiriusXM in the $3.5 billion acquisition of Pandora
  • Ahold in its merger with Delhaize
  • PPL, in connection with the Reverse Morris Trust transaction with Riverstone Holdings, to form Talen Energy
  • Ingersoll Rand in the spin-off of Allegion
  • Mosaic in the acquisition of Vale Fertilizantes
  • Carlyle in the acquisition of a 75% stake in Gastronomía y Negocios
  • Alibaba Group in connection with its IPO
  • Primavera and Ant Financial in connection with their investment in Yum China
  • HNA in the acquisition of an ownership stake in OM Asset Management
  • Johnson Controls in the sale of Scott Safety Business
  • Tourico Holidays in the acquisition by Hotelbeds

Rob’s recent restructuring experience includes:

  • 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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