Robert D. Goldbaum represents a wide variety of industry leaders in the full range of asset and wealth management transactions. His experience includes numerous acquisitions and sales of investment managers, minority investments in traditional and alternative asset management firms, spin-outs and lift-outs of investment management businesses and teams from larger organizations, and capital market and credit transactions involving asset management firms.
Before joining Morgan Lewis, Rob headed the investment management transactions practice of another global law firm. Previously, he co-founded HighView Investment Group, an investment management firm targeting acquisitions of minority interests in alternative asset managers, and served as senior vice president for New Investments at Affiliated Managers Group, which he joined after more than 14 years in private legal practice. Rob is a frequent speaker on investment management industry panels.
Represented Legg Mason in its majority investment in EnTrust Capital and the combination of EnTrust with The Permal Group
Represented Affiliated Managers Group (AMG) in its majority investment in Pantheon Ventures
Represented Apollo in its acquisitions of Gulf Stream Asset Management and Stone Tower Capital Management
Represented Blackstone in its four minority investments in: a leading multi-strat alternatives firm, a leading long-short hedge fund firm, a leading credit opportunities hedge fund firm and a leading global credit event-driven hedge fund firm
Represented Centerbridge Partners in its minority investment in Focus Financial Partners and the sale of Focus Financial to Stone Point Capital and KKR
Represented Citigroup in the sale of its private equity fund-of-funds business to Lexington Partners and StepStone Group
Represented Evercore Partners in its minority investment in Atalanta Sosnoff
Represented IndexIQ in its sale to New York Life Insurance Company
Represented Lincoln Peak in its three minority investments in: Harvest Volatility Management, Westchester Capital Management, and The London Company
Represented MD Sass in its sale of Waterfall Asset Management to Neuberger Berman (Dyal)
Represented ORIX in its majority investment in:0 Mariner Investment Group, its minority investment in Caspian Capital, and its minority investment in New Health Capital Partners
Represented Religare Enterprises in its majority investments in Northgate Capital and Landmark Partners and its subsequent sales of Northgate and Landmark
Represented Ric Edelman in the sales of Edelman Financial Services to Sanders Morris, Lee Equity Partners and Hellman & Friedman, and the spin-out of AWP from EFS and subsequent sale of AWP to Hightower Advisors
Represented Silvercrest’s underwriters in the initial public offering of Silvercrest
Represented Thoma Bravo in its majority investment in Segall, Bryant & Hamill
Represented Virtus Investment Partners in its majority investment in ETF Issuer Solutions.
University of Chicago Law School, 1992, J.D., with honors
Cornell University, 1989, B.A., with distinction
Awards and Affiliations
Client Service All-Star, BTI Consulting Group (2016, 2015)
Member, Visiting Committee of The University of Chicago Law School (2014–2016)
Member, Professional and Judicial Ethics Committee, New York City Bar (2003–2006)