Robert W. Sweet, Jr.

Retired Partner - Boston

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Bob Sweet practiced in the areas of securities law, corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions, with a particular emphasis on the technology and life sciences sectors. He represented public and private issuers, underwriters, financial institutions and investors in a wide range of transactions, including public offerings and private placements, acquisitions and divestitures. Bob also advised boards of directors and company management on SEC compliance, disclosure and corporate governance matters.

After law school, Bob served as law clerk to Associate Justice Herbert P. Wilkins of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.


  • Northeastern University School of Law, J.D., 1979
  • Harvard College, A.B., 1972

Representative Experience

  • Advised a wide range of technology companies on business acquisitions, including: 
    • Exa Corporation in its $400M sale to French software company Dassault 
    • Hittite Microwave in its acquisition by Analog Devices
    • MEMSIC in its going-private transaction with IDG-Accel
    • Art Technology Group in its acquisitions of Primus Knowledge Solutions and eStara 
    • Color Kinetics in its acquisition by Philips 
    • International Data Group in the divestiture of its subsidiary Hungry Minds 
    • MRO Software in its acquisition by IBM 
    • Powersoft in its acquisition by Sybase 
    • PRI Automation in its acquisition by Brooks Automation 
  • Acted as lead counsel on initial public offerings and secondary offerings by Zosano Pharma Corporation, Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation, Exa Corporation, Color Kinetics, Hittite Microwave Corporation, eXcelon Corporation (formerly Object Design), GZA GeoEnvironmental Technologies, KVH Industries, MRO Software (formerly Project Software & Development, Inc.), NetGenesis Corporation, Power Medical Interventions, Powersoft Corporation, PRI Automation, Progress Software and Transition Systems.

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