Robert Goedert - Partner

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Chicago
Phone: +1 312-862-7317
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Professional Profile

Robert Goedert concentrates his practice in capital markets transactions, including initial public offerings, sales of high yield and investment grade debt and tender offers, as well as complex corporate transactions, including going-private transactions, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures.

In addition, Robert has counseled clients on a range of general corporate and securities law matters, including Exchange Act periodic reporting and disclosure issues, corporate governance best practices, Sarbanes-Oxley Act compliance, Section 16 reporting, fiduciary duties and stock exchange listing requirements.


Representative Matters

Securities and Corporate Financings

Registered offering of common stock by SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), a major developer and seller of photovoltaic energy solutions

Initial public offering of Stock Building Supply Holdings, Inc., a lumber and building materials distributor, and portfolio company of The Gores Group, LLC

Registered offering by Chemtura Corporation (NYSE: CHMT) of $450 million aggregate principal amount of 5.75% senior notes due 2021

Rule 144A and Regulation S offering by SIWF Merger Sub, Inc., in connection with its acquisition of Springs Industries, Inc., of $470 million aggregate principal amount of 6.25% senior secured notes due 2021

Registered offering by Kellogg Company (NYSE: K) of $250 million aggregate principal amount of floating rate senior notes due 2015 and $400 million aggregate principal amount of 2.750% senior notes due 2023

Registered offering by Kellogg Company (NYSE: K) of $350 million aggregate principal amount of 1.125% senior notes due 2015, $400 million aggregate principal amount of 1.750% senior notes due 2017 and $700 million aggregate principal amount of 3.125% senior notes due 2022

Initial public offering of Roundy's, Inc., a leading Midwest supermarket chain and portfolio company of Willis Stein

Rule 144A and Regulation S offerings by Sitel Worldwide Corporation, a majority owned portfolio company of Onex Corporation, of $200 million aggregate principal amount of 11% senior secured notes due 2017

Registered offering by Kellogg Company (NYSE: K) of $500 million aggregate principal amount of 1.875% senior notes due 2016

Rule 144A and Regulation S offerings by Chemtura Corporation of $455 million aggregate principal amount of 7.875% senior notes due 2018

Rule 144A and Regulation S offerings by National Mentor Holdings, Inc., a majority owned portfolio company of Vestar Capital Partners, of $250 million aggregate principal amount of 12.50% senior notes due 2018

Rule 144A and Regulation S offerings by the indirect parent of Sterigenics International, Inc., a majority owned portfolio company of GTCR, of $475 million aggregate principal amount of 8% senior secured notes due 2018

Rule 144A and Regulation S offerings by R&R Ice Cream plc, a majority owned portfolio company of Oaktree Capital Management, of €350 million aggregate principal amount of 8⅜% senior secured notes due 2017

Registered offerings by Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) of $1,000 million aggregate principal amount of 8.25% senior notes due 2021 and $570 million aggregate principal amount of 3.00% senior subordinated convertible notes due 2014

Registered offering by Kellogg Company (NYSE: K) of $750 million aggregate principal amount of 4.450% senior notes due 2016

Registered offering by Kellogg Company (NYSE: K) of $500 million aggregate principal amount of 4.150% senior notes due 2019

Registered offering by Kellogg Company (NYSE: K) of $400 million aggregate principal amount of 3.25% senior notes due 2018

Registered offering by NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NRG) of $700 million aggregate principal amount of 8.50% senior notes due 2019

Rule 144A and Regulation S offerings by Sitel Worldwide Corporation, a majority owned portfolio company of Onex Corporation, of $300 million aggregate principal amount of 11.5% senior notes due 2018

Rule 144A and Regulation S offerings by Sorenson Communications, jointly owned by GTCR and Madison Dearborn, of $735 million aggregate principal amount of 10.5% senior notes due 2015

Registered secondary offering of Sirona Dental Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRO) common stock on behalf of Madison Dearborn Partners

Corporate counsel to Tropicana Entertainment, LLC in its Chapter 11 reorganization and registration on Form 10 as a public company

Private tender offer by Kellogg Company for $500 million aggregate principal amount of 6.60% notes due 2011

Offer to exchange by Kellwood Company for $140 million of its senior notes

Public and Private Acquisitions and Divestitures:

Acquisition by H.I.G. Capital of Comverge, Inc. (NASDAQ: COMV), a provider of intelligent energy management solutions, valued at approximately $48 million

Acquisition by Thoma Bravo of Deltek, Inc. (NASDAQ: PROJ), the leading global provider of enterprise software and information solutions for professional services firms and government contractors, valued at approximately $1.1 billion

Sale of SeaBright Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SBX), a specialty underwriter of workers' compensation insurance, to Enstar Group Limited, valued at approximately $252 million

Acquisition by H.I.G. Capital of Matrixx Initiatives, Inc. (NASDAQ: MTXX), an over-the-counter health care product company, valued at approximately $75 million

Acquisition by H.I.G. Capital of Allion Healthcare, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALLI), a national provider of specialty pharmacy and disease management services, valued at approximately $268 million

Acquisition by Thoma Bravo of Entrust, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENTU), a provider digital identity and security solutions, valued at approximately $123 million

Tender offer for all of the issued and outstanding common stock of Nevada Chemicals, Inc. (NASDAQ: NCEM), a provider of chemicals used in gold mining, by Oaktree Capital Management, valued at approximately $94 million


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