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Robert Benson / Partner at King & Spalding

February 17, 2023

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Robert Benson / Partner at King & Spalding

Robert E. Benson, Jr. represents clients in significant corporate transactions, including domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, spin-offs, divestitures, joint ventures, equity co-investments, minority investments, special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) transactions, complex commercial agreements and strategic transactions and restructurings. As a Partner in King & Spalding's Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity practices, Robert advises public and private companies, private equity funds, boards of directors and special committees in a variety of M&A, corporate governance and general corporate and securities matters.

Robert has extensive deal experience across many industry sectors, including significant depth in consumer products, media, tech, higher education, fin-tech, green tech, energy, defense, transportation, and life sciences sectors. Robert has served as counsel to leading companies, including The Coca-Cola Company, Cox Enterprises, Inc., The General Motors Company, Range Media, MasterCraft Boat Company, Roark Capital Group, Roper Technologies, Truist Bank, White Mountains Insurance Group, and Bass Pro, Inc., in a broad variety of merger and acquisition transactions and in a variety of general corporate and securities matters. Robert has also represented distressed corporate entities in restructuring transactions and has advised municipalities with respect to Chapter 9 bankruptcies.

Robert was recognized as a New York Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2016 and 2015 and a Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2018.Robert is a graduate of Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School.

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