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Robert C. Schwenkel

  • Of Counsel | M&A and Private Equity

New York

T: +1.212.859.8167

Robert Schwenkel counsels clients on private equity transactions and mergers and acquisitions.

Bob’s representative clients include Goldman Sachs & Co., Permira Advisers LLP, RedBird Capital Partners, KKR, Appaloosa Management LP, and Citadel Investment Group. He also frequently represents private equity sponsors in “club” transactions and portfolio companies of private equity investors. Bob’s stewardship of the firm’s relationship with Goldman Sachs established us as a go-to counsel for their most significant, complex, and noteworthy matters.

Bob is the former global head of our M&A and Private Equity Practices. He is a frequent speaker on private equity and dealmaking trends at leading industry conferences and continuing education programs. Bob is also an adjunct professor at Hofstra University School of Law, where he teaches a course on private equity fund formation and transactional issues.

Bob is consistently recognized by Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business ...

Robert Schwenkel counsels clients on private equity transactions and mergers and acquisitions.

Bob’s representative clients include Goldman Sachs & Co., Permira Advisers LLP, RedBird Capital Partners, KKR, Appaloosa Management LP, and Citadel Investment Group. He also frequently represents private equity sponsors in “club” transactions and portfolio companies of private equity investors. Bob’s stewardship of the firm’s relationship with Goldman Sachs established us as a go-to counsel for their most significant, complex, and noteworthy matters.

Bob is the former global head of our M&A and Private Equity Practices. He is a frequent speaker on private equity and dealmaking trends at leading industry conferences and continuing education programs. Bob is also an adjunct professor at Hofstra University School of Law, where he teaches a course on private equity fund formation and transactional issues.

Bob is consistently recognized by Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business and Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business as a leading individual in Private Equity: Buyouts. Legal 500 consistently recognizes Bob as an “Elite Lawyer” in Private Equity Buyouts, M&A: Mega-Deals, and M&A: Large Deals.

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  • Board of Directors, Lenox Hill Neighborhood House

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M&A/PE Quarterly, Fall 2022

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Fried Frank M&A/PE Quarterly Newsletter, Winter 2021
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