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Robert Cardone


Bobby focuses on mergers and acquisitions and other corporate matters for public and private companies and private equity firms.
Bobby also helps clients with joint ventures, corporate governance, venture capital investments, spin-offs, tender offers and the day-to-day legal aspects of their businesses. Bobby has represented and advised national and international clients from industries such as technology, financial services, aviation, defense, energy, industrials, healthcare, telecommunications, consumer products, real estate and software.


Representative matters

SAP in its acquisition of Qualtrics International for $8 billion, in Qualtrics’ initial public offering raising $1.55 billion and concurrent $670 million private placements, and in its subsequent $12.5 billion sale of Qualtrics to Silver Lake; and Qualtrics in its acquisition of Clarabridge for $1.125 billion

Texas Instruments in its acquisition of the Lehi, Utah semiconductor manufacturing facility from Micron Technology and the sale of its Greenock, Scotland semiconductor manufacturing facility to Diodes Incorporated

J.F. Lehman & Co. in its acquisitions of Heritage-Crystal Clean, BEI Systems, Northstar Group Services, Lone Star Disposal and various others

Hitachi, Ltd. in its acquisition of GlobalLogic Inc. for an enterprise value of $9.5 billion

NVIDIA in its acquisition of Mellanox for $6.9 billion

Frontier Waste Solutions in its sale to Summer Street Capital Partners, LLC and Concentric Equity Partners II, L.P.

Aegion Corporation in its $1.1 billion acquisition by New Mountain Capital

Signature Aviation in the sale of its Ontic business to CVC Capital for $1.365 billion

CSW Industrials in its $360 million acquisition of T.A. Industries

Capital Southwest in its tax-free spin-off of CSW Industrials

Teradyne, Inc. in multiple transactions, including its acquisition of Energid

Patrón Spirits International in its sale to Bacardi with a $5.1 billion enterprise value

Reynolds American in its $49 billion acquisition by British American Tobacco

Reynolds American in its $5 billion sale to JT Group of the international rights to the Natural American Spirit brand name

Reynolds American in its $27.4 billion acquisition of Lorillard and related $7.1 billion asset divestiture to an Imperial Tobacco affiliate

Tokyo Electron in its attempted $29 billion merger-of-equals with Applied Materials

Bridgestone Americas in its proposed $947 million acquisition of Pep Boys
Ajinomoto in its $800 million acquisition of Windsor Quality Foods

Koch Industries and its affiliates in various acquisitions and divestitures, including the sale by Flint Hills Resources of its chemical intermediaries business to INEOS Enterprises and Georgia-Pacific’s sale of its European nonwovens business to Glatfelter

Oncor Electric Delivery Company in connection with Sempra Energy’s $18.8 billion enterprise value acquisition of Energy Future Holdings Corp., Oncor’s majority owner

Published Work

  • Michael Dorf, Cody Wright, Robert J. Cardone, 2022, “USA Chapter for the inaugural issue of Chambers’ Technology M&A Global Practice Guide”, Chambers & Partners USA.


  • “Rising Star”, Texas Super Lawyers, 2016-2019
  • Dallas’ Best Lawyers Under 40, D Magazine, 2022



Texas, 2009


B.A., History, Yale University, 2006
J.D. (with honors), SMU Dedman School of Law, 2009
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.