Technology, Media & Telecommunications

Experience

  • Media And Telecommunications

    • Elliott Management in the restructuring of Windstream Holdings, a leading communications and software company.
    • Verizon in its $6.25 billion acquisition of Tracfone, the largest reseller of wireless services in the U.S.
    • Gogo in the $400 million sale of its commercial aviation business to Intelsat.
    • The Special Committee of Liberty Broadband in Liberty Broadband’s $10.59 billion acquisition of GCI Liberty.
    • Warner Music Group in its initial public offering of 77 million shares of Class A common stock at a public offering price of $25.00 per share, representing an approximately $1.925 billion offering.
    • Tribune Media Company in its $7.2 billion sale to Nexstar Media.
    • The Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Yandex in a restructuring of its corporate governance.
    • Amazon as strategic partner to Yankee Global Enterprises in the acquisition of the YES Network from The Walt Disney Company at a total enterprise value of $3.47 billion.
    • Providence Equity Partners in its majority investment of €200 million in Smartly.io.
    • Morgan Stanley, as financial advisor to Cincinnati Bell, in the $2.75 billion acquisition of Cincinnati Bell by Brookfield. (Terminated)
    • Capital Group Private Markets and other selling shareholders in the $1.85 billion sale of Eaton Towers to American Tower. The deal won the “M&A Deal of the Year” category at the IFLR1000 Sub-Saharan Africa Awards.
    • J.P. Morgan Securities, as financial advisor to CommScope, in CommScope's  $7.4 billion acquisition of ARRIS.
    • Time Inc. in its $2.8 billion sale to Meredith.
    • Discovery, Inc. in its $14.6 billion acquisition of Scripps Networks Interactive.
    • Verizon Communications in its $3.1 billion acquisition of Straight Path Communications, a leading wireless spectrum holder.
    • Warner Music Group in a two–part refinancing transaction, including its offer and sale of $250 million 4.875% dollar-denominated senior secured notes due 2024 and an offering of €345 million 4.125% euro-denominated senior secured notes due 2024 and the retirement of $450 million of outstanding dollar-denominated senior notes and €157 million of euro-denominated senior notes.
    • Tribune Media Company in the $560 million sale of Gracenote, a leading entertainment data provider, to the Nielsen Company.
    • Morgan Stanley, as financial advisor to Consolidated Communications Holdings, in Consolidated Communications Holdings's $1.5 billion acquisition of FairPoint Communications, a business and broadband communications provider.
    • Verizon Communications in the $10.54 billion sale of its local wireline operations in California, Florida and Texas to Frontier Communications.
    • The Dolan family, controlling stockholders of Cablevision Systems Corporation, in Cablevision’s $17.7 billion sale to Altice.
    • Verizon Communications in its $1.8 billion acquisition of XO Communications’ fiber-optic network business.
    • Discovery, Inc. in its $195 million investment in Lions Gate Entertainment.
    • Eutelsat in a joint venture with ViaSat to provide wholesale and retail broadband services in Europe.
    • Russia China Investment Fund in its investment in TutorGroup.
    • Helios Investment Partners in its acquisition of a majority stake in Telkom Kenya from The Orange Group.
    • Eutelsat in a partnership initiative to provide data connectivity to Sub-Saharan Africa.
    • Independent Committee of the Board of Directors of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia in its $365 million sale to Sequential Brands.
    • The Dolan family, the controlling stockholders of Madison Square Garden, in the spin-off of Madison Square Garden’s live sports and entertainment businesses.
    • Helios Investment Partners in its minority investment in Wananchi Group as part of a $130 million investment from Helios and existing shareholders.
    • Tribune Media Company in its spin-off of Tribune Publishing Company.
    • Syniverse, a Carlyle Group portfolio company, in its $290 million acquisition of Aicent.
    • 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.
    • Access Industries in its $3.3 billion acquisition of Warner Music Group.
    • Verizon Wireless in its acquisition of Alltel Corporation, a transaction valued at $28.1 billion.
    • New Young Broadcasting in its $2.2 billion merger with Media General to combine the two local broadcast television and digital media companies.
    • Warner Music Group in its $765 million acquisition of the Parlophone Label Group from Universal Music Group.
    • Independent directors of News Corporation in allegations relating to phone-hacking in the United Kingdom.
    • Eutelsat Communications in its $228 million acquisition of the ES 172 Satellite and associated customer contracts and orbital rights from General Electric Capital Corporation.
    • Verizon Wireless in its $3.6 billion acquisition of Advanced Wireless Services spectrum licenses.
    • The Dolan family in the $5.5 billion tax-free leveraged spin-off of AMC Networks to the stockholders of Cablevision Systems Corporation.
    • The Carlyle Group in the $3 billion sale of Insight Communications to Time Warner Cable.
    • Discovery, Inc. in its acquisition of BBC Worldwide’s 50% interest in the BBC Worldwide-Discovery joint ventures for Animal Planet and Liv (formerly People + Arts).
    • General Electric in the repurchase of Vivendi’s stock of NBC Universal for $5.8 billion, along with advice to NBC Universal on certain corporate matters related to the formation of the NBC Universal - Comcast joint venture valued at $37.5 billion.
    • Verizon Communications in the $8.6 billion spin-off and merger of its wireline businesses in 14 states to Frontier Communications Corporation.
    • Insight Communications in The Carlyle Group’s sale of an equity interest in Insight to an investor group led by Crestview Partners and MidOcean Partners.
    • Providence Equity Partners in its $640 million investment in Aditya Birla Telecom, an Indian wireless communications company, and in its acquisition of the international television operations of the Hallmark Channel from Crown Media Holdings.
    • The Dolan family in its $22 billion effort to take Cablevision private.
    • Discovery, Inc. in its acquisition of HowStuffWorks.com.
    • Oxygen Media in its $925 million acquisition by NBC Universal.
    • Verizon Wireless in its $2.35 billion sale of wireless assets to AT&T and $240 million acquisition of wireless assets from AT&T.
    • An investor group led by Merrill Lynch Global Private Equity and the CEO of Cumulus Media in its $1.3 billion effort to take Cumulus Media private.
    • Greater Media in its acquisition of the Charlotte radio station cluster from Lincoln Financial Group.
    • MBK Partners in its $1.6 billion leveraged buyout of China Network Systems, Taiwan’s largest cable TV multiple system operator.
    • General Electric and NBC in their acquisition of Vivendi Universal Entertainment and formation of NBC Universal, a $43 billion broadcast, cable, studio, film and diversified entertainment company owned 20% by Vivendi and 80% by General Electric.
    • Globo in the restructuring of nearly $2 billion in debt, and the sale to Teléfonos de Mexico of a stake in Globo affiliate Net Serviços de Comunicação, the largest cable company in Latin America.
    • Hasbro in its reacquisition of video game rights from Infogrames Entertainment and related licensing of Dungeons and Dragons, Monopoly and certain other properties.
    • Globo Comunicação e Participações in its $608.4 million sale of a strategic equity stake in SKY Brasil to DIRECTV.
    • Sony in negotiations on content protection requirements for digital broadcast television.
    • Highland Capital Management in its sale of Communications Corporation of America and White Knight Broadcasting to Nexstar Broadcasting Group and Mission Broadcasting.
    • Eutelsat in its $1.14 billion acquisition of Satélites Mexicanos.
    • Beijing Galloping Horse Film and Galloping Horse America in their acquisition of the visual effects and other assets of Digital Domain Productions in a Section 363 sale under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.
    • Lagardère in the €651 million sale to Hearst Corporation of its international magazine business.
    • Globo in a transaction with News Corp and The DirecTV Group involving the merger of Brazilian DTH pay-TV platforms Sky Brasil and DIRECTV Brasil, including negotiation of arrangements governing Globo’s continued role as a minority owner and supplier of programming to the combined company.
  • Technology

    • J.P. Morgan Securities, as financial advisor to Citrix, in Citrix's $2.25 billion acquisition of Wrike.
    • Special Committee of R1 RCM in its conversion of all of the Series A Convertible Preferred Stock held by an investment vehicle jointly owned by Ascension and TowerBrook to common stock.
    • HealthEdge and its controlling shareholder, Blackstone, in the acquisition of Altruista, a care management software company that delivers care management and population health management solutions that support value-based and person-centered care models.
    • Toyota Motor Corporation, as an investor in Uber Technologies' self driving unit Advanced Technologies Group (Uber ATG), in its sale of Uber ATG to Aurora.
    • J.P. Morgan Securities, as financial advisor to Marvell Technology Group, in Marvell’s acquisition of Inphi Corporation creating a semiconductor company with an enterprise value of $40 billion.
    • Stone Point Capital in its investment in Lone Wolf Technologies, the North American leader in residential real estate software.
    • Blackstone Group in its investment in Bright Health as part of a $500 million Series E funding financing round.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in its $4.7 billion acquisition of Epicor Software, a global provider of cloud-based, industry-specific Enterprise Resource Planning software to industrial-focused sectors.
    • Aveva Group, a global leader in industrial software, in its $5 billion acquisition of OSIsoft.
    • HealthEdge and its controlling shareholder, Blackstone, in the acquisition of The Burgess Group, an innovative payment integrity software company focused on improving healthcare payment operations through a cloud-based technology platform.
    • Verizon in its acquisition of BlueJeans, a market-leading cloud-based video conferencing and event platform.
    • Schneider Electric in its acquisition of an 80% controlling stake in Operation Technology / ETAP Automation, the leading software platform for electrical power systems modeling and simulation.
    • hoch.rein in its sale of chargeIT to stock-listed energy company Eneco; chargeIT was the largest independent player in the German market for charging systems for Electronic Vehicles, charging controllers and IT software.
    • GoDaddy in its acquisition of Neustar’s Registry business, a registry technology platform that includes an extensive portfolio of top-level domains.
    • Blackstone Group in its acquisition of HealthEdge, a leading technology business that delivers next generation Core Administrative Processing Systems (CAPS) solutions to healthcare businesses.
    • Morgan Stanley Capital Partners in its investment in World 50, a provider of private peer communities for business executives.
    • BMO in its acquisition of Clearpool Group, a provider of holistic electronic trading solutions.
    • Toyota Motor Corporation in its $394 million investment in Joby Aviation, an aerospace company that is developing and commercializing all-electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft to enable the deployment of fast, quiet and affordable air taxi services.
    • The Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Match Group, a dating company with a market value of over $20 billion, in its separation from IAC.
    • Sonos in its acquisition of Snips, an artificial intelligence voice platform.
    • DoubleVerify in its acquisition of Ad-Juster, a market-leading SaaS provider of unified data reporting and analytics for digital advertising.
    • J.P. Morgan Securities, as financial advisor to LogMeIn, in the $4.3 billion acquisition of LogMeln by Francisco Partners and Evergreen Coast Capital.
    • InterXion in its combination with Digital Realty, valuing InterXion at $8.4 billion.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in its proposed $4 billion take private acquisition of Anixter International, a NYSE-listed company. (Terminated)
    • Prudential Financial in its $2.35 billion acquisition of Assurance IQ.
    • Centerbridge Partners in its investment in GoHealth.
    • OEConnection (OEC) and Providence Equity in the sale of a majority stake in OEC to Genstar Capital.
    • American Express in its acquisition of Resy, a leading digital restaurant reservation booking and management platform.
    • Alibaba in the joint venture of its AliExpress business in Russia with the Russian Direct Investment Fund, MegaFon and Mail.ru, aimed at integrating Russia’s key consumer internet and e-commerce platforms.
    • Toyota Motor Corporation in its joint investment, with DENSO Corporation and SoftBank Vision Fund, in Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group.
    • GoDaddy in its acquisition of Sellbrite, a multi-channel management platform.
    • Sirius Computer Solutions, a leading IT solutions integrator, and its majority owner, Kelso & Company, in the sale of a majority equity interest in Sirius to Clayton, Dubilier & Rice.
    • Toyota Motor Corporation in its $500 million investment in Uber to jointly develop Uber’s self-driving business.
    • Providence Service Corporation and LogistiCare in LogistiCare’s acquisition of Circulation, a provider of technology-enabled logistics solutions and analytics for managing non-emergency transportation across healthcare.
    • Evercore, as financial advisor to CSRA, in the $9.6 billion sale of CSRA to General Dynamics.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice and Ardian in the €177 million sale of shares in SPIE, representing their last remaining investment in the company.
    • Schneider Electric in its $900 million divestiture of Telvent DTN, a leader in providing information services, supply chain connectivity tools and decision support solutions to the agricultural, energy and environmental industries, to TBG AG, a private Swiss holding company.
    • Sequoia Capital as a shareholder of Qualtrics International in Qualtric’s $8 billion sale to SAP.
    • J.P. Morgan Securities, as financial advisor to Salesforce, in Salesforce's $1.4 billion acquisition of ClickSoftware.
    • Activision Blizzard in its $5.9 billion acquisition of King Digital Entertainment.
    • 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.
    • Twitch Interactive in its acquisition of Curse, a leading global multimedia and technology company focused on creating content and products specifically for gamers.
    • 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.
    • Alibaba in its sale of a $1.6 billion stake to a consortium of investors including Silver Lake Technology Management, Digital Sky Technologies, Temasek Holdings and Yunfeng Capital.
    • Providence Equity Partners in its acquisition from General Motors and Ford of a majority stake in OEConnection, the established market leader in cloud-based technology solutions that facilitate the efficient location, sale, distribution and dynamic pricing of automotive parts.
    • AltaOne Capital in its acquisition, with Silver Lake, of a 37.6% interest in Cegid Group, valuing the company at ‎€580 million.
    • Schneider Electric in its $2 billion acquisition of Telvent GIT, a software and solutions provider to the electricity, water, transportation and oil and gas industries.
    • Tribune Media Company in its acquisition of Gracenote, the global leader in music technology and metadata, from Sony Corporation of America.
    • Schneider Electric in its acquisition of Lee Technologies, a U.S.-based service provider specializing in large-scale data centers in the North American market.
    • Providence Equity Partners in its $1.9 billion going private acquisition of SRA International, a provider of technology and strategic consulting services.
    • Dell in its proposed, and later terminated, $1.5 billion acquisition of 3PAR, a global data-storage provider.
    • Viewdle, a facial recognition technology provider, in its sale to Motorola Mobility, a division of Google.
    • Verizon Communications in its $612 million acquisition of Hughes Telematics.
    • HarbourVest Partners in its investment with Thoma Bravo in PLATO Learning.
    • Ingenico, a leading worldwide manufacturer of electronic payment terminals and provider of payment solutions, in acquisition of its major distributor in Russia and CIS.
    • Asia Mezzanine Capital in its investment in SFO Technologies Private Limited of India, an IT design and manufacturing services provider to leading original equipment manufacturers worldwide.
    • Altegrity in its acquisition of CVM Solutions, a leading provider of supplier management technology and data solutions.
    • LivingSocial in its acquisition of Ticket Monster, the leading social commerce website in South Korea.
    • Providence Equity Partners and Altegrity in the $520 million sale of Explore Information Services, a provider of database insurance technologies and e-government applications, to NYSE-listed Solera Holdings.
    • Schneider Electric in its acquisition of Summit Energy Services, a leader in outsourced energy procurement and sustainability services to industrial, commercial and institutional enterprises.
    • Teachers’ Private Capital, the private equity arm of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, in its $717 million going-private acquisition of SonicWALL, an internet security solutions company, with Thoma Bravo.
    • US Investigations Services and its controlling shareholder, Providence Equity Partners, in USIS’s acquisition of Labat-Anderson Incorporated, an information management and support services provider.
    • TechnoServ in its acquisition of Reksoft, a software development and IT outsourcing services provider.
    • Misys in the combination of its healthcare business with Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, resulting in Misys owning a 54.5% interest in Allscripts-Misys Healthcare Solutions.