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Robert Seber
Robert Seber
Partner — Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity
Partner — Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity

Robert Seber

Robert Seber
New York

The Grace Building
1114 Avenue of the Americas
32nd Floor
New York, NY 10036

What matters most in private equity, and fund formation in particular, is to solve complex issues in creative ways that allow the parties to work together for years. We are very good at that.
Robert Seber

Robert Seber is the head of our Investment Management practice. He is highly experienced in the full cycle of private equity funds – including fund formation, carry and equity arrangements, governance, investments, and exits and has a profound knowledge of market trends. He has formed multiple energy and infrastructure funds with innovative terms that reflect the nuances of investments in these industries. Robert also represents companies and investors in financial services industries.

Robert is an adjunct professor of law at New York University School of Law. He is a frequent panelist on private equity and energy policy topics.

Experience Highlights

  • Ridgewood Energy and Ridgewood Infrastructure in the formation of several private equity funds with aggregate capital commitments of approximately $4 billion

  • White Deer Energy in the formation of several private equity funds with aggregate capital commitments of approximately $2.5 billion

  • EnCap Investments in fund formation matters

  • Focus Financial Partners from its inception through multiple private equity rounds and acquisitions of registered investment advisers, culminating with its $615 million initial public offering

Credentials

  • Vienna Law School, 1981
  • Yale Law School, 1986
  • Adjunct Professor of Law: NYU School of Law
  • New York
  • German (fluent)
  • “Broken Deals: Lessons from Case Studies,” 8th Annual Private Equity US Spring Forum, May 7, 2019 (speaker)
  • “Rystad Energy Information Session,” October 25, 2018 (speaker)
  • “Drill, Baby, Drill: The Federal Oil & Gas Lease Program in the Trump Administration,” April 24, 2018 (presenter)
  • “Pipelines Wars: The Battles Over Gas Infrastructure Development,” NYU School of Law, February 6, 2018 (speaker)
  • “Peak Oil Demand: Transitioning to a Low Carbon World,” 13th Annual Columbia University Energy Symposium, February 1, 2018 (panelist)
  • “Wind Energy: The Art of Coping with Uncertainty,” NYU School of Law, January 17, 2018 (speaker)
  • “Shifting Geopolitics of Petroleum,” 12th Annual Columbia University Energy Symposium, February 2, 2017 (speaker)
  • “The Times They Are A-Changin’: Energy Policy in the Trump Administration,” NYU School of Law, January 27, 2017 (speaker)
  • “Energy’s Value Chain: Markets, Trends, Deals”
  • “PE Investments in Cleantech and Renewable Energy”
  • “Corporate Deals: Tactics and/or Ethics”
  • “Indemnification in M&A Deals: Beyond the Boilerplate”
  • “Cross-Border Investments (MENA-US): Private Equity Trends and Issues”
  • “Drafting (and Understanding) the Economic Provisions in Acquisition Agreements”