ADTIM, et al.: Represented several parties on various aspects (due diligence, acquisition aspects, financing, project documentation) of the complex concession project to build and operate a high-speed and ultra high-speed telecommunications network in the Drôme and Ardèche regions of France.
American Greetings/Founding Family: Represented Peter J. Solomon Company, financial advisor to the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of card maker American Greetings Corporation, in the $878 million buyout of the company by its founding family and related persons and entities.
Bloomberg L.P.: Advised the global provider of business news and financial information services on its acquisition-related transactions with the following organizations:
- Bloomberg Tradebook: Represented Bloomberg in the development and operation of Bloomberg Tradebook LLC, an electronic trading system for equities, BondTrader,an analogous system for government bonds, and other trading systems in the United States and abroad.
- Time Consumer Marketing, Inc.: Negotiated and closed the sale of the subscription liability of Bloomberg Personal Finance magazine to Time Consumer Marketing, Inc.
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.
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.
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 pending merger of Hawaiian Telcom and Cincinnati Bell Inc.
Impala Group/CPI: Represented Impala group in its €21 million acquisition and restructuring of leading European book printing firm CPI.
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.
Level 3 Communications, Inc.: Advised this leading international communications and information services provider, with one of the largest internet backbones in the world, in the following acquisitions:
- CenturyLink: Represented Level 3 in its merger agreement under which CenturyLink acquired Level 3 in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately $34 billion.
- tw telecom: Represented Level 3 in the $7.3 billion cash and stock acquisition of tw telecom.
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.
Scout24 Holding GmbH/Deutsche Telekom AG: Represented Scout24 Holding GmbH, in Deutsche Telekom AG’s $2 billion sale of a 70 percent stake in Scout24 to Hellman & Friedman LLC.
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.
Sprint: Represented Bank of America Merrill Lynch, financial adviser to Sprint’s Special Committee of the Board of Directors, on multibillion-dollar bidding for Sprint Nextel Corp.
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.: Represented Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. in its approximately $203.5 million repurchase of all of the Icahn Group’s stock in the company.
Take-Two Interactive Software Inc./THQ: Represented Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. in its agreement to take over development and production of World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. video games from bankrupt THQ Inc. Also represented Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. in its acquisitions of the World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. video game franchise and “Evolve” (working title) video game title from THQ Inc. pursuant to a Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code auction and sale.
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.