Robert A. Profusek

Bob Profusek is an advisor to substantial businesses, focusing on M&A, including takeovers and buyouts; restructurings; and corporate governance matters, including executive compensation. He chairs the Firm's global M&A Practice.

Recent representative M&A transactions include Sherwin-Williams acquisition of Valspar ($11.3 billion); Newell Rubbermaid's acquisition of Jarden ($15.4 billion); Procter & Gamble's sales of its beauty ($12.5 billion), pet foods ($2.9 billion), Pringles snacks ($2.7 billion), Folgers ($3.3 billion), and Duracell ($2.9 billion) businesses; Potash's successful defense against BHP's unsolicited tender offer ($43.1 billion); and the Continental-United Airlines merger of equals ($8.5 billion). Prior transactions include Nextel's merger of equals with Sprint ($46.5 billion); Ernst & Young's divestiture of its consulting business through merger with Cap Gemini ($11.7 billion); and numerous transactions for WL Ross & Co., including the acquisition, IPO, and sale of International Coal Group ($3.4 billion); the merger of International Steel Group and Mittal Steel ($4.1 billion); and its build-ups in automotive components, textiles, mortgage servicing, and shipping. [1]