- in its spin-off of Interactive Auto Inc. (“Xcar.com.cn”), an online social media site in China focused on automobiles that includes a buying guide, database and test reviews, to Xinjiang Guanghui Industry Investment Co., Ltd. and Shenzhen Co-Stone Venture Investment Management Company Limited. The deal included the pre-closing carve-out of certain China businesses from Interactive Auto's China subsidiary.
- in its formation of CBS Sports Radio, a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week lineup of national programming from CBS Radio and CBS Sports. CBS Sports Radio is the largest major market sports radio network in the nation. In an unprecedented move, CBS Corporation created CBS Sports Radio, establishing the most listened-to sports radio network across the Top 50 markets in the nation.
in its $7.8 billion sale to Liberty Media Corporation.
- in all of its major transactions since it was created, including most recently its $67.1 billion sale to AT&T. Also handled significant financings, including its first Euro denominated investment grade senior notes offering.
- DIRECTV Sports Networks, LLC, the owner and operator of three regional sports networks, in, together with AT&T Teleholdings, Inc., the purchase of Houston Regional Sports Network, L.P., a broadcaster of basketball, football, and other games.
and NBC Universal in GE’s $37.25 billion joint venture with Comcast for ownership of NBC Universal and Comcast’s cable channels and regional sports networks and, thereafter, GE in the $18.1 billion sale of its remaining 49 percent stake in NBCUniversal and related real estate to Comcast.
financial advisors to AT&T Inc. in AT&T’s $108.7 billion acquisition of Time Warner Inc.
in its acquisition of Cross MediaWorks, Inc., a multi-platform media company offering unwired cable networks for media buyers and advertisers, from Clarion Capital Partners, LLC. Also advised on the credit facilities to finance the acquisition.
- in its $2.6 billion merger with Media General, Inc.
- and its subsidiary LIN Television of Texas (LIN of Texas) in LIN of Texas’s sale of its stake in Station Venture Holdings (a joint venture with NBCUniversal Media) to Comcast Corporation and NBCUniversal for cash and the release of LIN TV’s $815.5 million guarantee of Station Venture Holdings’ credit facility, and in LIN TV’s subsequent merger with and into LIN Media LLC, allowing LIN TV to reorganize from a corporation into a publicly traded limited liability company.
in its $4.6 billion sale to Nexstar Broadcasting Group Inc.
- as a minority stakeholder, in the sale of a 49% equity stake in Yankees Entertainment & Sports Network (The YES Network).
- in its sale of its stake in Hulu, LLC to joint venture co-owners News Corporation, Comcast Corporation and The Walt Disney Company.
- in its acquisition of Learfield Communications, Inc., a manager of the multimedia rights for collegiate institutions and associations in the United States, from Shamrock Capital Growth Fund III, L.P.; Learfield in its acquisitions of Nelligan Sports Marketing, Licensing Resource Group, Internet Consulting Services and ANC Sports Enterprises, LLC; and sale of Learfield to Atairos Management.
Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Starz, Inc. in Starz’s $4.4 billion sale to Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation.
- in its minority investment in Vice Media, Inc., an international online publication and news outlet targeting the youth market.
- in its follow-on investment in Believe SAS, a France-based distributor of digital music for independent labels and artists worldwide, from Groupe Siparex.
in their acquisition of a minority stake in Spotify Technology S.A.
in over $7.2 billion of high yield notes offerings.
in its $4.4 billion acquisition of AOL Inc. Frederick Green was named “Dealmaker of the Week” for week ending May 15, 2015 by The Am Law Daily for his lead role advising on this transaction.
in its €1.0 billion acquisition of a 20% stake in Canal+ France SA, a provider of cable television and radio broadcasting services, from Lagardere SCA.
Advised Yahoo! on all IP and technology aspects of more than 20 of its recent deals, including its:
- $1.1 billion acquisition of popular blogging site Tumblr – which, at the time, was the largest acquisition of a social networking company in years and Yahoo!’s largest acquisition in a decade;
- approximately $14.2 billion staged disengagement from Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., which provided for Alibaba’s approximately $7.1 billion repurchase of up to one-half of Yahoo’s equity stake and a framework for Yahoo to monetize its remaining interest;
- acquisition of Summly Limited, a U.K.-based mobile news aggregator; and
- acquisitions of Xobni, GhostBird Software, Playerscale, GoPollGo, Jybe, Snip.it, UrbanQ, Limelight Labs/OnTheAir and Stamped.