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Robert A. Kiburz



University of Michigan Law School, J.D.
  • magna cum laude; Order of the Coif
  • University of Michigan Law Review
DePauw University, B.A.
  • Economics
  • magna cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa

Prior Employment

  • Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Corporate Partner, 2004-2015
  • Nexbridge Capital Markets LLC, Analyst, 2000-2001
  • Arthur Andersen, L.L.P., Business Consultant, 1998-2000

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Mr. Kiburz is a corporate attorney who focuses his practice on private equity matters and counsels investors and their portfolio companies on complex business transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, recapitalizations, dispositions, joint ventures, restructurings, and debt and equity financings.  

  • Represents clients in a diverse range of industries, including automotive, health care, pharmaceutical, finance, restaurant, retail, consumer products, consulting, utilities and manufacturing
  • Advises companies on general corporate matters, including governance and compliance issues, employment and management incentive arrangements, and customer, supplier and other commercial agreements


Representative Transactions
  • Joint venture for $2.4 billion casino-resort project in Macau, China
  • $915 million going-private acquisition of steel pails and paint and aerosol cans
  • $830 million sale of leading rotationally molded container manufacturer
  • $755 million acquisition of largest domestic restaurant franchisee, which included issuance of high yield public debt
  • $551 million acquisition of event hospitality business in North America and Europe
  • $510 million sale of outpatient provider of rehabilitation services
  • Acquisition and subsequent $395 million sale of utility and telecom construction service business
  • $362 million acquisition of food service disposables business operating in North America and Europe
  • $329 million acquisition of Canadian based rigid plastic packaging business
  • $313 million sale of specialty oral health company to a pharmaceutical company
  • $285 million acquisition of behavioral health and disease and care management business
  • $283 million acquisition of retail fastener and merchandising display business
  • Series of acquisitions totaling more than $220 million creating a leading service provider to health plans
  • $202 million acquisition of construction testing, environmental consulting and geotechnical engineering business
  • $198 million acquisition of salad, soup and bakery restaurant business
  • $181 million acquisition of automotive replacement part supplier
  • $180 million acquisition of service provider for specialty clinical trials
  • $179 million sale of infant and children apparel business
  • $168 million acquisition of leading blow-fill-seal packaging provider for specialty pharmaceutical industry
  • $155 million acquisition of restaurant
  • Acquisition and subsequent $150 million sale of a nuts, fruits and snacks business
  • $123 million initial public offering of orthopedic implant company
  • $123 million sale of receivables management business under Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code
  • $120 million acquisition of supplier of vapor management, fuel delivery and thermal management systems for automotive and aftermarket industries
  • $110 million acquisition of provider of engineering and consulting services to pipelines, utilities and industrial customers
  • $110 million sale of irrigation and landscape supply business
  • $108 million acquisition of non-destructive testing and inspection business
  • Series of acquisitions totaling more than $100 million to create leading nuclear pharmacy company
  • $82 million sale of health care staffing business
  • $81 million acquisition under Section 363 of Bankruptcy Code of manufacturer of engineered fluid systems for automotive and aftermarket industries
  • $52 million acquisition of sustainable food service disposables business
  • $51 million acquisition of rotational molding business
  • $50 million sale of household and specialty cleaning products division
  • $44 million sale of insect control products division
  • $42 million acquisition of anesthesia billing and software business
  • $41 million sale of wholesale nursery and landscape supply business
  • $25 million sale of a large media group under Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code
  • $22 million acquisition of manufacturer of oral health care products
  • $8 million acquisition of plastic molding business in assignment for benefit of creditors transaction

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  • Illinois Super Lawyers, Recognized as a Rising Star, 2012-2014