Broadview/Windstream: Represented Broadview Networks Holdings, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based unified communications solutions, in its deal to be acquired by Windstream Holdings, Inc. for $227.5 million.
Comcast Corporation/Time Warner Cable: Represented Comcast, the largest cable operator and home Internet service provider, and fourth largest home telephone service provider, in the U.S., on FCC regulatory aspects of its approximately $45.2 billion proposed merger with Time Warner Cable Inc.
Davidson Kempner/eir/NJJ Telecom Europe: Represented Davidson Kempner Capital Management LP (as a key shareholder) in connection with the NJJ-led consortium’s pending acquisition of eir, the largest integrated telecommunications provider in Ireland, for an enterprise value of approximately €3.5 billion.
Development Partners International/Eaton Towers/American Tower Corporation: Represented DPI, a significant minority shareholder, on the $1.85 billion sale of Eaton Towers to American Tower Corporation.
The Feed Room, Inc.: Advised The Feed Room, a provider of web video solutions and technology for corporations, media/publishing organizations and government agencies, in multiple rounds of preferred stock financing.
ForgeLight/Searchlight Capital/Univision: Represented ForgeLight LLC, an operating and investment company focused on the media and consumer technology sectors, in its acquisition with Searchlight Capital Partners of a majority interest in Univision, a leading Spanish language media company in the United States.
Hawaiian Telcom/Cincinnati Bell/Twin Haven: Represented Twin Haven Capital Partners, LLC, one of the largest stockholders of Hawaiian Telcom, in connection with the approximately $650 million merger of Hawaiian Telcom and Cincinnati Bell Inc.
Interpublic Group/Acxiom Marketing Solutions: Represented Interpublic Group in its $2.3 billion acquisition of data marketing company Acxiom Marketing Solutions.
La Martinière Groupe/Média-Participation: Represented La Martinière Groupe and its main shareholders in connection with the combination with Média-Participations, creating the third-largest publishing group in France.
Lagardère/Lagardère Sports/H.I.G. Capital: Represented Lagardère on the contemplated sale of its leading global sports marketing firm, Lagardère Sports, to H.I.G. Capital.
Level 3 Communications/CenturyLink: Represented Level 3 Communications, Inc. in its merger agreement under which CenturyLink acquired Level 3 in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately $34 billion.
Loral/Telesat/PSP Investments: Represented Loral in its agreement with PSP Investments and Telesat Canada to combine Loral and Telesat into a new Canadian public company.
Moore Frères & Company/Opera TV: Represented Moore Frères & Company in its acquisition of Opera TV, the global leader in enabling the TV and media industry's transition to over-the-top (OTT) content.
SIG/Z Capital: Represented Sports Information Group, LLC, a multi-media information company serving the sports industry through its flagship Daily Racing Form platform and other brands, in its acquisition by affiliates of Z Capital Partners, L.L.C.
Thales Group/LiveTV: Represented Thales Group in its $400 million acquisition of LiveTV, the leading provider of live in-flight entertainment and connectivity systems for commercial airlines, from JetBlue Airways.
Time Warner/Central European Media Enterprises (CME): Represented Time Warner Inc. in its equity investments in CME, a media and entertainment company operating leading businesses in six Central and Eastern European markets, and in its refinancing deal.
Tinopolis Group: Represented Tinopolis, a UK-based independent media producer and distributor backed by private equity firm Vitruvian Partners, in its acquisitions of the following companies:
- Magical Elves: Represented Tinopolis in connection with its acquisition of Magical Elves and in a joint venture to create new production company Tollbooth Group.
- Tollbooth Group: Advised Vitruvian Partners and Tinopolis Group in the formation of a joint venture to launch Tollbooth Group, a new television production company.
TRACE/TPG Growth: Represented leading African music and entertainment company TRACE, TRACE’s co-founder, Olivier Laouchez, and the TRACE management team in TRACE’s acquisition by TPG Growth.
Turner Broadcasting/Time Warner/iStreamPlanet: Represented Time Warner and Turner Broadcasting, Inc. in Turner Broadcasting’s acquisition of iStreamPlanet.
Vivendi/SFR/Numericable: Advised on the $23 billion sale of French media titan Vivendi’s telecom unit SFR to cable group Numericable. The bid proposal is supported by Luxembourg investment fund Altice.
WebMediaBrands Corporation: Represented WebMediaBrands Corporation (formerly Jupitermedia Corporation) in connection with numerous acquisitions and dispositions, including:
- Represented WebMediaBrands in connection with the sales of Jupiter Research, Search Engine Strategies and ClickZ.
- Represented WebMediaBrands in its acquisitions of Mediabistro, Workbook, Animation Factory, Comstock Images, Creatas/Dynamic Graphics and PictureArts.