Robert Burt


Robert has particular experience in leveraged and acquisition finance, acting principally for creditors on sponsor-backed acquisition finance.
He also has a strong background advising lenders and borrowers in general banking matters, including investment grade lending and restructuring. Robert has led, or been a key adviser on a number of the market’s most significant deals.


Representative matters

The financiers on Carlyle’s acquisition of Anthesis, a leading global pure-play sustainability advisory and solutions firm.

The financiers on Searchlight’s acquisition of Gresham House, a listed specialist alternative asset manager.

The arrangers on Cinven’s acquisition of Synlab, a German headquartered provider of human and veterinary laboratory services and environmental analysis across Europe.

The financiers on TPG's acquisition of DOC Generici.



Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 1999


LPC / CPE, College of Law, London, 1995 - 1996

BA, History, University College London, 1994

A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.