With US and global experience in mergers and acquisitions, Robert W. Dickey helps both public and private companies close domestic and cross-border deals. He also advises clients on issues that arise in joint ventures, strategic alliances, and investment transactions. Although he focuses his practice on representing companies in the media and technology industries, Rob also counsels strategic and financial clients in many economic sectors.
Rob represents a variety of clients, including a leading international educational company, a global high-tech engineering corporation, as well as one of the largest US media outlets. In addition to his M&A work, he also advises clients on corporate governance and compliance matters.
Mr. Dickey's recent transactions include his representation of:
AarhusKarlshamn AB in its acquisition of Golden Foods and Golden Brands
AarhusKarlshamn AB in its acquisition of Oasis Foods Company
BASF SE in its acquisition of Chemetall
Chelsea Therapeutics in its sale to Lundbeck
The Economist Group in its acquisition of Congressional Quarterly
The Economist Group in its sale of CFO Publishing
Interactive Data Corporation in its acquisition by Silver Lake and Warburg Pincus
A group of LG companies in their acquisition of Eastman Kodak Company’s OLED business
Moody’s Corporation in its acquisition of WebEquity
The New York Times Company in its sale of About.com
The New York Times Company in its sale of The Boston Globe
The New York Times Company in the sale of its Regional Media Group
The New York Times Company in its acquisition of The Wirecutter and The Sweethome
Pearson plc in its acquisition of Certiport
Pearson plc in its acquisition of Connections Education
Pearson plc in its acquisition of Global Education & Technology Group
Pearson plc in its sale of PowerSchool
Pearson plc in its acquisition of SchoolNet
Penske Media in its investment in Wenner Media
Perrigo Company in its acquisition of Agis Industries
Reed Elsevier in its acquisition of Accuity
Sandvik AB in its acquisition of Varel International Energy Services
Duke University, 1994, A.B.
Duke University School of Law, 1997, J.D.
Awards and Affiliations
Recommended, M&A/corporate and commercial: M&A: large deals ($1bn+), The Legal 500 US (2006, 2009, 2012, 2014, 2018)
Member, American Bar Association
Member, ABA Committee on Mergers and Acquisitions
Member, ABA Subcommittee on M&A Jurisprudence
Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York