Robert B. Stebbins

Partner

New York
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
787 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019-6099
T 212 728 8736
F 212 728 9736
rstebbinswillkie.com

Robert B. Stebbins is a partner in the Corporate & Financial Services Department, focusing on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital, investment funds, capital markets transactions, and corporate matters involving athletic organizations. He also advises clients on SEC compliance issues and corporate governance matters.

Robert B. Stebbins is a partner in the Corporate & Financial Services Department, focusing on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital, investment funds, capital markets transactions, and corporate matters involving athletic organizations. He also advises clients on SEC compliance issues and corporate governance matters.

Selected Significant Matters

Bob represented:

  • Riverstone Holdings LLC, one of the major investors in Vantage Energy, in the sale of Vantage Energy I and II to Rice Energy, Inc.
  • PayScale, Inc., a Warburg Pincus portfolio company, in its merger with MarketPay
  • RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. in its acquisition of common shares of Kingstone Companies, Inc. through a private placement
  • Morgan Stanley as financial advisor to Allergan in connection with the proposed combination with Pfizer
  • RegionalCare Hospital Partners, a Warburg Pincus portfolio company, in its acquisition by Apollo Global Management
  • RenaissanceRe Ltd. and its subsidiary, RenaissanceRe Finance Inc., in the subsidiary’s agreement to sell in an underwritten public offering $300 million aggregate principal amount of 3.700% senior notes, guaranteed by RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.
  • DaVinci Re, a joint venture of RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd., in a Rule 144 A debt offering
  • Select Equity Group, L.P., a major shareholder in Shake Shack, in connection with Shake Shack’s IPO and follow-on offering. Also represented Select Equity Group in its initial investment in Shake Shack
  • The management team of Legg Mason Investment Counsel & Trust Co., N.A. (LMIC) in Legg Mason’s sale of LMIC to Stifel Financial Corp.
  • RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. in the sale of RenRe Energy Advisors Ltd., its U.S.-based weather and energy unit, to Munich Re
  • A cornerstone investor in BTS Group Holdings PCL's $2.13 billion initial public offering, the largest-ever IPO in Thailand
  • A subsidiary of XL Group plc in connection with an investment in a newly formed investment manager and an investment in certain feeder funds managed by this entity
  • XL Investments Ltd. in its investments in 2012 and 2013 in Five Oaks Investments Corp., a mortgage-based REIT which consummated its initial public offering
  • Highbridge Capital Management’s multi-strategy fund in the sale to two investor groups of the fund’s equity interests in Louis Dreyfus Highbridge Energy, LLC, a joint venture formed by the Louis Dreyfus Group and Highbridge Capital Management’s multi-strategy fund
  • a bidding group in the auction for the Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Varroc Group in its acquisition of Visteon Corp.’s automotive lighting business
  • Morgan Stanley in connection with Linde’s $3.8 billion acquisition of Lincare
  • Fiat in its acquisition of the equity interests in Chrysler of The United States Department of the Treasury and the Canadian government
  • Fiat in its acquisitions from Chrysler of additional equity interests in Chrysler, raising Fiat’s percentage ownership of Chrysler above 50%
  • RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. in the sale of its U.S. insurance business to QBE Holdings, Inc.
  • Minority investors in the purchase of equity interests in the New York Mets
  • RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. in various offerings of common stock, senior notes and preference shares
  • Sbarro, Inc. in its acquisition by MidOcean
  • Shurgard Storage Center in its merger with Public Storage
  • Major League Baseball as to the sale of the Washington Nationals franchise
  • Carrix, Inc. in connection with an investment by Goldman Sachs Infrastructure Partners Inc.
  • New Plan Excel Realty Trust in the sale of community and neighborhood shopping centers to Galileo America LLC
  • Simon Property Group in its acquisition of Chelsea Property Group
  • Simon Property Group in its proposed tender offer to acquire shares of Taubman Centers
  • Developers Diversified Realty Corporation in its acquisition of JDN Realty Corporation
  • Major League Baseball in its purchase of the Montreal Expos baseball franchise
  • Simon Property Group in the acquisition by Simon, The Rouse Company and Westfield America Limited Partnership of Rodamco North America, N.V.
  • Warburg Pincus in the sale of its portfolio company Fame Information Services
  • Warburg Pincus in the sale of its portfolio company Kiodex
  • Major League Baseball in its satellite radio contract with XM Satellite Radio
  • The Atlantic Coast Conference in its football television and basketball contracts with ESPN
  • The United States Golf Association as to matters involving the International Golf Federation
  • Investors in connection with National City Corporation’s $7 billion capital raise
  • Warburg Pincus in connection with investments in various companies, including Dude Solutions, PayScale Holdings, BlueGrace Group, Slickdeals Holdings, Alignment Healthcare, Yodlee, Inc., Vector Development, Fame Information Services and Envirogen, Inc.

Selected Professional and Business Activities

Bob is a member of the American Bar Association and of the New York City Bar Association, and is a fellow of the American College of Investment Counsel.