Robert F. Morwood

Partner

Cincinnati
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New York
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Rob Morwood is a partner in the firm's business group who brings a thoughtful, responsive and results-oriented approach to his practice, with a focus on how to get a deal done. Having represented both publicly traded and privately held companies on transactional matters in a diverse array of industries for more than 12 years, Rob focuses his practice primarily on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, finance, and restructuring transactions. He also advises clients on corporate governance matters, strategic planning, securities law and general corporate matters.

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  • Represented a media company in entering into a definitive agreement to acquire two television stations for $110 million.
  • Represented a media company in the acquisition of a digital multisource video news provider for $35 million.
  • Represented a large multispecialty academic physician group in the integration/acquisition of 24 medical/clinical practices.
  • Represented a utility company in the acquisition of propane distribution assets for $24.5 million.
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Experience

  • Represented a media company in entering into a definitive agreement to acquire two television stations for $110 million.
  • Represented a media company in the acquisition of a digital multisource video news provider for $35 million.
  • Represented a large multispecialty academic physician group in the integration/acquisition of 24 medical/clinical practices.
  • Represented a utility company in the acquisition of propane distribution assets for $24.5 million.
  • Represented a power generation company in going public.
  • Represented an oil and gas exploration and production company in public/registered offerings and private placements of common stock for aggregate proceeds of approximately $40 million.
  • Represented an oil and gas exploration and production company in obtaining a senior credit facility for $200 million.
  • Represented an oil and gas exploration and production company in the merger of two public companies.
  • Represented a media company in the sale of its online shopping company for $165 million.
  • Represented a media company in the acquisition of a major broadcasting company (owner of nine television stations) for $212 million.
  • Represented a media company in the restructuring of certain U.S. lifestyle media cable television network subsidiaries and the restructuring of certain UK subsidiaries.
  • Represented a media company in the acquisition of a majority interest in a cable television network for $1.1 billion.
  • Represented a utilities company in the merger of two publicly traded companies.
  • Represented a broadcast television station owner in the sale of two broadcast television stations for $26 million.
  • Represented a media company in its spinoff as a new publicly traded company. 
  • Represented a dental insurance provider in its acquisitions, joint ventures, equity financings, Securities and Exchange Commission reporting/filing, corporate governance, shareholder proposals and strategic planning. 
  • Represented a software company in multiple rollup acquisitions of competitors and private placements of securities.
  • Represented a media company in the sale of a television shopping network for $17 million.
  • Represented a media company in its acquisition of an online shopping company for $525 million.
  • Represented a media company in its acquisition of a cable and satellite television network for $140 million. 
  • Represented a media company in its acquisitions, joint ventures and divestitures involving newspapers. 
  • Represented a media company in the acquisition of an online recipe site. 
  • Represented a media company in the acquisition of a video and photo sharing company. 
  • Represented banks and borrowers in commercial bank loans.
  • Represented issuers in public offerings of common stock and debt securities. 
  • Represented issuers in private placements of securities.
  • Represented underwriters and borrowers in municipal bond financings.
  • Represented issuers and minority holders in equity redemptions. 
  • Represented companies in business formations.

Recognitions

  • The M&A Advisor: Member of the deal team in representation of The E.W. Scripps Company's purchase of McGraw-Hill's Broadcasting Group, for which BakerHostetler was awarded "Sector Deal of the Year" (from $100 million to $1 billion) in the Technology, Media and Telecom Category (2012).
  • The M&A Advisor: Member of the deal team in the sale of Characters Licensing, a subsidiary of Scripps responsible for the licensing of the Peanuts characters, Dilbert, Fancy Nancy and others to the Iconix Brand Group and family members of the late Charles Schulz, for which BakerHostetler was awarded "Middle Market Deal of the Year" (from $100 million to $250 million) (2010).
  • United Way Emerging Leaders

Memberships

  • American Bar Association: Business Law Section
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • United Way Roebling Society

Services

Industries

Admissions

  • Ohio
  • [Not admitted in New York]

Education

  • J.D., The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law, 2003, with honors; Member, The Ohio State Law Journal; Research Assistant to Alan C. Michaels, Edwin M. Cooperman Designated Professor of Law
  • B.A., The Ohio State University, 1998, summa cum laude

Languages

  • Spanish