Arthur R. Vorbrodt

Senior Counsel

Arthur R. Vorbrodt

Senior Counsel

Arthur Vorbrodt represents public and private companies in a variety of industries with respect to mergers and acquisitions, financings, and general corporate matters. He is a member of the Firm’s Transactions Practice Group.

Arthur routinely represents private equity and strategic buyers, sellers, and investors in middle-market transactions, and has advised clients in over 60 transactions during his time at the firm. As a result, Arthur is a go-to M&A attorney with a strong understanding of numerous industry-specific issues in a wide range of industries, including software/technology, manufacturing, aerospace, health care, life sciences, and innovative consumer technologies. Arthur is also one of a limited number of attorneys with experience representing buyers and sellers in transactions in which the target company is partially- or wholly owned by an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) and is well-versed in the unique issues and considerations posed by these transactions from both a buyer and seller perspective.

In addition to his M&A expertise, Arthur’s general corporate law experience is broad-based, and he routinely represents clients with company formation, capital raising, equity holder agreements, employee and consulting agreements, commercial arrangements, licensing agreements, joint ventures, strategic planning, and other business contracts and agreements.

Representative Experience

  • Represented Sandvik AB, a Swedish publicly traded company, in connection with its acquisition of Cambrio, an international CAD/CAM software developer.
  • Represented AT&T, Inc. in connection with two rounds of tender offers and exchange offers (2018 and 2019) valued in excess of US$25bn.
  • Represented a non-US-based private equity client in an acquisition of all the issued and outstanding capital stock of a US software company and its affiliates in a transaction valued in excess of US$300m.
  • Represented a strategic buyer in an acquisition by merger of competing eye-care products research and development, and manufacturing business in a transaction valued in excess of US$180m.
  • Represented a Dallas-based start-up company in its US$25m Series B financing round.
  • Represented a foreign-sponsored start-up company (mobile app) in connection with entering the US market and advised on associated formation, regulatory, tax, and securities issues.
  • Represented Clavis Capital Partners in its acquisition of DCG One, a Seattle-based company specializing in specialty print services, packaging, and integrated business solutions for major brands across a range of industries and end markets.

Affiliations

  • Member of the Texas State Bar
  • Member of the American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Member of the Dallas Bar Association (DBA)

Presentations and Publications

 

 

20 February 2024 Article

Practical Considerations for a Private Equity Buyer Contemplating an Acquisition of an ESOP-Owned Company

Read about 12 practical and important considerations for the private equity buyer looking to acquire an ESOP-owned company.
31 October 2023 Deals and Wins

Foley Advises Six Pillars Partners in Recapitalization of Royalty Roofing and Majestic Facility Experts

Foley & Lardner LLP served as legal advisor to Six Pillars Partners, a Texas-based private equity firm focused on the lower middle-market, in its recapitalization of Royalty Roofing and its sister company Majestic Facility Experts.
27 October 2023 Deals and Wins

Foley Advises Steve Madden in Acquisition of Almost Famous

Foley & Lardner LLP served as legal advisor to Steven Madden Ltd., a leading designer and marketer of fashion footwear, accessories, and apparel, in its acquisition of privately held Almost Famous.
06 April 2023 Deals and Wins

Foley Serves as Legal Adviser to HeartPlace in Recapitalization by US Heart and Vascular

Foley & Lardner LLP served as legal adviser to HeartPlace, the largest physician-owned cardiology group in Texas, in the successful closing of its recapitalization by US Heart and Vascular
13 September 2022 In the News

Foley’s Representation of DCG One in Latest Acquisition Highlighted in Legal Press

Foley & Lardner LLP is highlighted in legal press for its representation of DCG One, the Seattle-based marking services organization, in its acquisition of Corporate Communications Group (CCG), an integrated commercial print and direct marketing company.
06 September 2022 Press Releases

Foley Represents DCG ONE in Acquisition of Corporate Communications Group

Foley & Lardner LLP represented DCG ONE, a Seattle-based marketing services organization, in its acquisition of Corporate Communications Group (CCG), an integrated commercial print and direct marketing company based in Marlboro, Maryland.