Robert B. Loper concentrates his practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, strategic investments, joint ventures, and general corporate and securities matters. His significant transactions include the acquisition of Safeway Inc. by Albertsons Companies, an affiliate of Cerberus Capital Management LP. He also advised Albertsons Companies in its acquisition from SUPERVALU of supermarkets operating under the Albertsons, Acme, Jewel, Star Markets and Shaw’s banners, as well as its purchase of United Supermarkets. Other significant transactions include Cerberus’ purchase of a controlling interest in the Chrysler automotive and auto finance businesses from Daimler AG. He has also represented U.S. investors in a large number of cross-border acquisitions of distressed assets, particularly in Europe.

Bob graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Davidson College in 1985, and then went on to obtain his J.D., with honors, from University of Texas School of Law, where he was associate editor of the Texas Law Review, in 1988. He is a member of the American Bar Association, New York City Bar Association and the State Bar of Georgia.

Representations

Acquisition of the business of Home Meridian International by Hooker Furniture Corporation.

Acquisition of Safeway Inc. by Albertsons Companies and an investor group led by Cerberus Capital Management LP.

Purchase of United Supermarkets by Albertsons Companies.

Acquisition of SUPERVALU’s Albertsons, Acme, Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s and related Osco and Sav-on in-store pharmacies by a consortium led by Cerberus Capital Management LP.

Acquisition by an affiliate of Cerberus Capital Management LP of controlling interest in the Chrysler automotive and auto finance businesses from Daimler AG.

Sale of SSA Global Technologies Inc. to Infor AG.

Acquisition of GSW, a German real estate company, by an affiliate of certain private equity funds.

Purchase of Cingular Wireless (n.k.a. Velocita Wireless) by an affiliate of certain private equity funds.

Sale of Velocita Wireless to Sprint/Nextel.

Acquisitions by SSA Global Technologies of Elevon, Provia Software, EXE Techologies, e.piphany, Arzoon, Baan, Infinium and interBiz, the eBusiness applications division of Computer Associates.

Purchase of Decision Services Inc. by PaineWebber Asset Management.

Purchase of Verdugt B.V. and related businesses by Castle Harlan.

Acquisition of NYCE Corp. by First Data Corp.

Acquisition by a new private equity-backed company of a pharmaceuticals portfolio from Merck.

Formation of a new private equity-backed company to acquire annuity portfolios.

Speaking Engagements

“Europe Update,” SRZ 3rd Annual Distressed Investing Conference, New York, November 2014

“Deal Trend: Focus on Retail,” SRZ 2nd Annual Private Equity Fund Conference, New York, June 2014

“Mid-Market Deal Terms,” SRZ Private Equity: Fund and Deal Terms Conference, New York, October 2013

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • New York City Bar Association

Distinctions

  • The Legal 500 US