Robert A. Welp | Northern Virginia | Hogan Lovells

Robert A. Welp
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"He finds mutually agreeable solutions to work through key impasses in negotiations." 

Chambers USA, 2019

Consistently recognized by Chambers USA for his outstanding work in merger and acquisition transactions, Robert Welp serves leading private equity firms and private companies in their transactions in the United States and throughout the world.

Robert is head of the firm’s Private Equity & Funds practice for the Americas. He focuses his practice primarily on private equity-sponsored companies, funds, and their investments in energy, life sciences and health care, technology, government services, consumer, and other regulated sectors.

Robert consistently advises funds and their portfolio companies regarding their acquisition and growth strategies. He also has deep experience in restructuring, recapitalization, and reorganization transactions throughout significant market inflections.

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"[Robert] has a good combination of outstanding legal skills, a business mind, and a strong orientation toward customer service."

Chambers USA, 2018

Representative experience

Represented Wise Road Capital on its US$1.4bn acquisition of Magnachip Semiconductor.

Represented Harbert Management Corp. in connection with its investment in Generate Capital.

Represented private equity client in investment and acquisition of one of the largest privately held independent oil producers in Colombia.

Represented global renewable energy provider in the acquisition of solar projects in the U.S., France, and Italy.

Represented leading healthcare technology firm in acquisition of consulting business.

Represented global developer and distributor of machine components in acquisitions in the U.S., Europe, and Australia.

Represented private equity fund in acquisition of dental management company.

Represented leading global manufacturer of coolers in acquisition of market leader in food and beverage storage.

Represented industry leader in commercial animal nutrition business in acquisition of leading Canadian business.

Represented private equity fund in acquiring and disposing of the largest power transmission tower producer operating in the U.S., Mexico, and Brazil.


  • J.D., The University of Texas School of Law, 1992
  • B.A., Southern Methodist University, 1989
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia
  • Texas


Corporate/M&A (Northern Virginia)

Chambers USA

Mergers, Acquisitions and Buyouts: M&A: Large Deals ($1bn-5bn)

Legal 500 US

M&A/Corporate and Commercial: Private Equity Buyouts

Legal 500 US