Experience

    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in its $650 million acquisition of Capco, FIS’s management consulting business.
    • Verizon Communications in its $3.1 billion acquisition of Straight Path Communications, a leading wireless spectrum holder.
    • Tribune Media Company in its $6.6 billion sale to Sinclair Broadcast Group.
    • Capital Group in its acquisition of an equity stake in Intas Pharmaceuticals, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in India from ChrysCapital, an India-focused private equity firm.
    • Empowerment Ventures and its wholly-owned subsidiary UniRush, a pioneer in the development of reloadable prepaid debit cards, in the sale of UniRush to Green Dot.
    • Crescent Capital Group in the formation of Crescent Mezzanine Partners VII, a $4.6 billion U.S. mezzanine fund.
    • Carmel Partners in the formation of Carmel Partners Investment Fund VI, a $1 billion U.S. real estate fund.
    • Rockwood Capital in the formation of Rockwood Capital Real Estate Partners Fund X, a $1.1 billion U.S. real estate fund.
    • Tribune Media Company in the $560 million sale of Gracenote, a leading entertainment data provider, to the Nielsen Company.
    • GSO Capital Partners in the formation of Capital Opportunities Fund III, a $6.5 billion global mezzanine fund.
    • PVDC, a subsidiary of Barrick and Goldcorp, in a renegotiation of the terms of the Pueblo Viejo Special Lease Agreement with an NPV of $1.5 billion.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in the formation of agilon health, a new healthcare technology and services platform, through the acquisition and merging of Primary Provider Management and Cyber-Pro Systems.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in its acquisition of a controlling stake in Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare, a global manufacturer of medical products.
    • Providence Service Corporation in a strategic partnership with Frazier Healthcare Partners in Matrix Medical Network.
    • Littlejohn & Co. in the sale of a minority interest in the firm’s management companies and general partners to Goldman Sachs Alternative Investments & Manager Selection (AIMS) Group.
    • Evercore in the transfer of control of its Mexican private equity business, Evercore Mexico Capital Partners, to Glisco Partners.
    • Greater Media in its $240 million sale to Beasley Broadcast Group.
    • Dealer Tire in its sale of the assets of Dealer Tire Canada to Groupe Touchette.
    • Verizon Communications in its acquisition of Telogis, a provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) technology and services, specifically in the connected vehicle and mobile enterprise management sectors.
    • Envision Healthcare in its $15 billion merger with AMSURG, creating one of the largest U.S. providers of specialty physicians and hospital-related services.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in its $415 million acquisition of High Ridge Brands, the largest North American consolidation platform focused on acquiring orphaned personal care brands, from Brynwood Partners.
    • Lauro Cinquantasette in its €315 million sale of Prime European Therapeuticals S.p.A. to Albany Molecular Research.
    • Verizon Communications in its $1.8 billion acquisition of XO Communications’ fiber-optic network business.
    • GP Investments in a joint venture with a subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) to finance the acquisition, through a tender offer in Brazil, of a controlling stake in BR Properties S.A., a Brazilian real estate company.
    • TruGreen, a Clayton, Dubilier & Rice portfolio company, and CD&R in TruGreen’s merger with Scotts LawnService.
    • The Dolan family, controlling stockholders of Cablevision Systems Corporation, in Cablevision’s $17.7 billion sale to Altice.
    • American Seafoods, one of the largest seafood companies in North America and one of the largest harvesters of fish in the world, in the successful out-of-court refinancing and restructuring of nearly $1 billion in aggregate funded debt.
    • Apollo Global Management in its acquisition of a majority interest in the asset management business of AR Capital (subsequently withdrawn), its acquisition of the wholesale distribution business of RCS Capital and its substantial minority equity investment in RCS Capital.
    • Alliance Laundry Systems, an Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan portfolio company, in the sale of majority interest to BDT Capital Partners.
    • Atlas Merchant Capital in its preferred stock investment in South Street Securities.
    • Independent Committee of the Board of Directors of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia in its $365 million sale to Sequential Brands.
    • D. E. Shaw, a global investment and technology development firm, in the sale of a 20% equity interest in the management companies of D. E. Shaw previously owned by Lehman Brothers to an entity managed by Hillspire, the family office that serves as the investment vehicle for Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt and his family.
    • Verizon Communications in the $10.54 billion sale of its local wireline operations in California, Florida and Texas to Frontier Communications.
    • Dealer Tire in its receipt of a significant investment by Lindsay Goldberg and redemption of TA Associates’ ownership interests.
    • Standard General in its acquisition of RadioShack’s asset based credit facility from GE Capital in a transaction expected to result in ownership of not less than 50% of the company's equity securities.
    • Chemtura in the $1 billion sale of its agrochemicals business, Chemtura AgroSolutions.
    • American International Group in the sale of ILFC to AerCap Holdings N.V. for $7.6 billion, consisting of $3 billion in cash and a 46% interest in AerCap, a transaction awarded the AirFinance Journal “2014 Overall Deal of the Year” award.
    • GSO Capital Partners in certain energy and debt hybrid hedge fund-related activities, including the formation of:
    • GSO Energy Select Opportunities Fund, a $3 billion North America power/energy fund.
    • GSO Credit Alpha Fund, a $1 billion North America and Western Europe credit opportunities fund.
    • Tribune Media Company in its spin-off of Tribune Publishing Company.
    • The Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Dell in the $24.9 billion sale of Dell to an investor group including Michael Dell and Silver Lake.
    • Third Point Re, a Bermuda-based property and casualty reinsurer, in its $317 million initial public offering of common shares, and in subsequent registered offerings of securities.
    • The Carlyle Group in its $3.3 billion acquisition of Getty Images.
    • Tribune Media Company in its $2.7 billion acquisition of Local TV Holdings.
    • Resolution Life Holdings in its formation and initial capitalization, including its $587 million acquisition of Lincoln Benefit Life Company from Allstate Life Insurance Company, which included reserve financing, a reinsurance facility and bank debt.
    • New York Life Insurance Company in the sale of its Mexico surety subsidiary, Fianzas Monterrey, S.A., to ACE Group, for about $285 million.
    • Numerous sponsors of investment funds pursuing all major investment strategies, including emerging markets, hedge, mezzanine, real estate and distressed debt funds, including:
    • Oaktree Opportunities Fund IX, a $5.1 billion global distressed debt fund.
    • Oaktree European Principal Fund III, a €3.2 billion Europe buyout fund.
    • Oaktree Principal Fund V, a $2.8 billion global distressed fund.
    • Oaktree Real Estate Opportunities Fund VI, a $2.7 billion global real estate fund.
    • Littlejohn Fund V, a $2 billion U.S. distressed fund.
    • Och-Ziff Real Estate Fund III, a $1.5 billion U.S. real estate fund.
    • Vinci Capital Partners II, a $1.4 billion Brazil fund.
    • Third Point Hellenic Recovery Fund, a $750 million Greece-focused buyout fund.
    • Rockwood Capital Real Estate Partners Fund IX, a $678 million U.S. real estate fund.
    • Tishman Speyer Brazil Fund III, a $450 million Brazil real estate fund.
    • Gramercy Distressed Opportunity Fund II, a $300 million emerging markets distressed credit fund.
    • AmBev in its acquisition of Cerveceria Nacional Dominicana.
    • Third Point on the formation and initial capitalization of Third Point Reinsurance Ltd.
    • International Paper in its $4.3 billion acquisition of Temple-Inland.
    • LivingSocial in its acquisition of Ticket Monster, the leading social commerce website in South Korea.
    • Discovery Communications in its acquisition of BBC Worldwide’s 50% interest in the BBC Worldwide-Discovery joint ventures for Animal Planet and Liv (formerly People + Arts).
    • The Dolan family in the tax-free spin-off of Madison Square Garden and related businesses from Cablevision Systems Corporation.
    • Aspen Marketing Services in its sale to Alliance Data Systems Corporation.
    • Capital International and other members of the consortium that acquired the almost 1,600 McDonald’s restaurants in Brazil and elsewhere in Latin America for approximately $700 million.
    • The Carlyle Group in its $600 million joint venture with RPK Capital Management, a U.S.-based aircraft lessor.
    • Verizon Communications in the $8.6 billion spin-off and merger of its wireline businesses in 14 states to Frontier Communications Corporation.
    • American International Group in the sale of its investment advisory and asset management business to Pacific Century Group.
    • Verizon Wireless in its acquisition of Alltel Corporation, a transaction valued at $28.1 billion.
    • The Carlyle Group in its $2.54 billion acquisition of Booz Allen Hamilton’s U.S. government consulting business.
    • International Paper in its $6 billion acquisition of Weyerhaeuser’s packaging business.
    • Galderma Pharma in its $420 million cross-border cash tender offer for Collagenex Pharmaceuticals.
    • The Carlyle Group in its $1.5 billion acquisition of Niagara Holdings and PQ Corporation from J.P. Morgan Partners and PQ Corporation’s follow-on acquisition of the INEOS Silicas business from INEOS Group.
    • Verizon Communications in the $2.72 billion spin-off and merger of Verizon’s local exchange business in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont with Fairpoint Communications, structured as a reverse Morris Trust.
    • Discovery Communications in its $1.88 billion acquisition of Cox Communication's 25% interest in Discovery for cash and certain assets, including the Travel Channel, and in its acquisition of HowStuffWorks.com.
    • Phelps Dodge in obtaining merger control approval in the EU, and various other jurisdictions globally, in respect of in its $26 billion merger with Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold, forming the world’s largest publicly traded copper company.
    • The Carlyle Group in its $1 billion acquisition of Oriental Trading Company from Brentwood Associates.
    • Alibaba.com in its acquisition of Yahoo!’s China business and Yahoo!’s acquisition of a 40% stake in Alibaba.com, in a transaction valued at over $4 billion. This deal was awarded the “IT/Telco Deal of the Year” at the ALB China Law Awards 2006.
    • Verizon Communications in its acquisition of MCI, a transaction with an equity value of $8.5 billion.
    • The Carlyle Group in its $2.1 billion acquisition, with the company’s controlling shareholders, of the publicly held shares of Insight Communications.

Education

  • New York University, 1999, LL.M.
  • New York University School of Law, 1995, J.D.
  • Dartmouth College, 1992, B.A.

Languages

  • English
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish