Robert McGuire represents public and private companies, including private equity sponsors and other alternative asset managers, in a range of mergers and acquisitions transactions and other complex corporate matters.

Mr. McGuire’s practice includes advising on:

  • Mergers, acquisitions, and dispositions
  • Leveraged buyouts
  • Co-investments
  • Joint ventures
  • Restructuring transactions
  • General corporate matters

Mr. McGuire has particular experience advising family offices and their portfolio companies, as well as high net worth individuals, in transactions ranging from emerging company minority investments to middle market buyouts.

His client work covers a range of industries, including entertainment, media, gaming, retail, consumer products, healthcare, business services, and technology.

Prior to joining Latham, Mr. McGuire was Assistant General Counsel at a Big Four accounting firm.

Prior to entering private practice, Mr. McGuire was a fellow at a human rights nongovernment organization, where he focused on international law. He co-authored the nondiscrimination chapter in The 1949 Geneva Conventions: A Commentary, published by Oxford University Press.

Mr. McGuire’s representative experience includes advising:

Private Equity Transactions

  • Apollo Global Management in a strategic share exchange between Apollo and Athene Holding*
  • Clarion Capital Partners in its US$320 million sale of Moravia IT Group*
  • General Atlantic in its:
    • Sale of MedExpress*
    • Strategic investment in Sonendo*
  • KKR in its acquisition of Angelica*
  • Oak Hill Capital Partners in its acquisitions of:
    • FirstLight Fiber*
    • Imagine! Print Solutions*
  • Silver Lake in its investment in ProService
  • Veritas Capital and its various portfolio companies in numerous transactions
  • Wellspring Capital Management in its acquisition of Swift Worldwide Resources and Swift’s subsequent merger with Air Energi Group*

Strategic Transactions

  • Altice USA in its US$200 million acquisition of Cheddar*
  • Boat Rocker Media in its acquisition of Matador Content*
  • Berlin Packaging in its acquisitions of:
    • Bruni Glass*
    • Diablo Valley Packaging*
    • Vivid Packaging*
  • ByLight Professional IT Services in its acquisitions of:
    • Cole Engineering Services*
    • Metova Federal*
  • Caesars Entertainment Corporation in its US$2.2 billion sale of certain casino resort properties*
  • Cast & Crew in its acquisition of Backstage Holdings
  • Endeavor in its:
    • US$775 million sale of 80% of Endeavor Content to CJ ENM
    • Acquisition of Fusion Marketing*
    • Sale of Chaotic Moon*
  • Michael Kors Holdings in its US$1.2 billion acquisition of Jimmy Choo*
  • PlayAGS in its acquisition of Integrity Gaming*
  • Skydance Media in its:
    • US$400 million financing round led by KKR and joined by the Ellison family
    • Joint venture with the NFL to create a global multi-sports production studio
  • Tencent in its strategic investment in Smule*

Restructuring Transactions

  • Bumble Bee Foods in the US$928 million “going concern” sale of its business to FCF*
  • An ad hoc group of Toys “R” Us noteholders in its purchase of the US$900 million JV that owned the Toys “R” Us operations in Asia*

*Matter handed prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • New Jersey
  • New York


  • JD, Duke University School of Law
  • LLM, Duke University School of Law
  • BA in English, Kenyon College
    magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa