Robert

R. "Rob" Kibby

Shareholder
500 N. Akard Street, Suite 3800
Dallas, TX 75201-6659

Overview

Rob is the Section Head of the Corporate & Securities group and has more than 30 years of experience counseling publicly- and privately-held companies in a wide spectrum of corporate and securities transactions. He has advised clients in merger and acquisition transactions ranging in value from $5 MM to more than $1 B.

Rob also handles venture capital, financing and recapitalization transactions that generate substantial proceeds for his clients and enable them to realize their goals for growing their businesses. Other clients have sought Rob’s expertise and advice in connection with their initial public offerings and other securities offerings, as well as on corporate governance matters.

He offers a broad range of industry experience, having worked closely with companies in the software, hardware, telecommunications, manufacturing, distribution, retail, restaurant, financial, insurance, aviation, and health care services industries.

Rob’s representation focuses on growing companies, their founders and investors who plan to:

  • Close private equity, venture capital and debt financings
  • Build or sell businesses through merger and acquisition and recapitalization transactions
  • Create and structure business entities
  • Implement equity compensation and management succession strategies
  • Develop, license and resell technology and other valuable intellectual property rights

Education

Admission

Achievements

  • Chambers USA – Leaders in Their Field, Corporate / M&A – Texas (2008)
  • D Magazine – Best Lawyers in Dallas (2015)
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent®, Peer Review RatedTM; Top Rated Lawyer: Intellectual Property (2012); Top Rated Lawyer: Securities Law (2012)
  • Thomson Reuters – Texas Super Lawyers (2006-2009, 2013-2017); Texas Super Lawyers, Mergers & Acquisitions – Corporate Counsel Edition (2009)
  • Memberships

    • Association for Corporate Growth (Dallas Chapter Past President)
    • Dallas Bar Association (Chairperson of M&A Section and Past Chairperson of Corporate Counsel Section)
    • Society of Corporate Securities and Governance Professionals (Dallas Chapter Past President)
    • State Bar of Texas, Business Law and Corporate Counsel (Council Member) Sections
    • Toastmasters International, CTM Designation

Overview

Rob is the Section Head of the Corporate & Securities group and has more than 30 years of experience counseling publicly- and privately-held companies in a wide spectrum of corporate and securities transactions. He has advised clients in merger and acquisition transactions ranging in value from $5 MM to more than $1 B.

Rob also handles venture capital, financing and recapitalization transactions that generate substantial proceeds for his clients and enable them to realize their goals for growing their businesses. Other clients have sought Rob’s expertise and advice in connection with their initial public offerings and other securities offerings, as well as on corporate governance matters.

He offers a broad range of industry experience, having worked closely with companies in the software, hardware, telecommunications, manufacturing, distribution, retail, restaurant, financial, insurance, aviation, and health care services industries.

Rob’s representation focuses on growing companies, their founders and investors who plan to:

  • Close private equity, venture capital and debt financings
  • Build or sell businesses through merger and acquisition and recapitalization transactions
  • Create and structure business entities
  • Implement equity compensation and management succession strategies
  • Develop, license and resell technology and other valuable intellectual property rights

Experience

  • Technology Company Financings

    Represented numerous technology companies in venture capital and angel financings.

  • Technology Company M&A

    Represented many technology companies in their sale, including those in the following industries:  software, software as a service, mobile, telecom, systems integration,

  • Middle Market M&A

    Represented hundreds of buyers and sellers of businesses in mid-market transactions in most every industry, including healthcare providers, manufacturers, distributors,

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