Frederick Green is Co-Chair of Weil’s Transactions Practice and is based in New York. He is an established practitioner with broad experience in corporate and securities transactions. Mr. Green’s primary areas of practice include business combinations (mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs and joint ventures), advising Boards of Directors with respect to corporate governance and fiduciary duties and in connection with relationships with activist investors, and counseling with respect to a broad range of commercial affairs. Mr. Green also regularly advises investment banking firms in merger and acquisition matters.
- Verizon in its $4.4 billion acquisition of AOL Inc. and acquisitions of Sensity Systems Inc., Terremark Holdings, Cloudswitch, EdgeCast and Intel Media
- Nortek, Inc. in its $2.8 billion merger with Melrose Industries PLC
- DIRECTV in its $67.1 billion transaction with AT&T
- Straight Path Communications Inc. in its pending $3.1 billion sale to Verizon Communications Inc.
- Takata Corporation in its pending $1.6 billion asset sale to Key Safety Systems, Inc. through a chapter 11 plan
- ENGIE North America Inc. (f/k/a GDF SUEZ Energy North America, Inc.) in its $1.2 billion sale of FirstLight Power Resources Holdings, Inc. to Public Sector Pension Investment Board and the $3.3 billion sale (and related reorganization) of its portfolio of electric generating plants in Texas, New England, and the Mid-Atlantic, to Dynegy Inc.
- Home Loan Servicing Solutions, Ltd. in its $1.4 billion sale to New Residential Investment Corp.
- Atos S.E. in its $1.1 billion acquisition of the information technology outsourcing business of Xerox Corporation
- Engility Holdings, Inc. in its $1.3 billion stock-for-stock merger with TASC, Inc.
- The Special Committee of SiriusXM in the take-private offer from Liberty Media
- Forge Group in its acquisition of Taggart Global
- Nortek in its acquisitions of 2GIG Technologies and the HVAC business of Thomas & Betts Corporation
- GM in its $4.2 billion acquisition of Ally Bank’s European and Latin American auto finance operations and its share in a Chinese joint venture – GM’s largest M&A transaction since bankruptcy
- Arca in the acquisition of Wise Foods
- AINMT Holdings AB in its up to $200 million investment in Nextel Holdings S.à r.l., a joint venture with NII Holdings, Inc., the indirect owner of Nextel Brazil, to own and operate Nextel Brazil
- Grupo Saltillo in the sale of auto parts castings businesses to a Brazilian company
- Alfa in the acquisitions of various chemicals businesses from Wellman and Eastman Chemicals
- Port Authority of New York & New Jersey in the expansion of the terminal facility operated by Port Newark Container Terminal LLC (PNCT)
- Macquarie Capital in its successful bid to build FasTracks, Denver’s light rail project
- Evercore as financial advisor to CenturyLink, Inc. in CenturyLink’s $34 billion acquisition of Level 3 Communications Inc.; to TW Telecom Inc. in TW Telecom’s $7.3 billion sale to Level 3 Communications Inc.; to Lubrizol Corporation in Lubrizol’s $9 billion sale to Berkshire Hathaway; and to FairPoint Communications, Inc. in FairPoint Communications’ approximately $1.5 billion all-stock merger with Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc.
- General Growth Properties in its $7.25 billion recapitalization and spin-off of the Howard Hughes Corporation
- DIRECTV in its $28.5 billion stock-for-stock merger with Liberty Entertainment
- Macquarie Bank in its $428 million acquisition of asset management firm Delaware Management Holdings
- The Special Committee of NDS Group plc in the $3.7 billion take-private of NDS
- Port Authority of New York & New Jersey in connection with the multi-billion dollar acquisitions by AIG Infrastructure Fund and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Fund of container terminals and other infrastructure assets
- Macquarie Bank in its $1.425 billion acquisition of Global Tower Partners
- Macquarie Bank and Goldman Sachs in their $544 million acquisition of Waste Industries
- The Board of General Motors with regard to the proposed alliance with Nissan and Renault, the tender offer by Tracinda Corporation and the $6.9 billion sale of a majority interest in GMAC
Mr. Green was recently named a 2015 M&A “MVP” by Law360. He was named “Dealmaker of the Week” by The Am Law Daily for his lead role advising Verizon Communications Inc. in its $4.4 billion acquisition of AOL Inc. Additionally, Mr. Green is consistently recognized by Chambers Global, Chambers USA, Legal 500 US, IFLR1000, Best Lawyers in America, New York Super Lawyers, and has previously been featured as a “Dealmaker” by The American Lawyer. In Chambers USA, clients note that they look to Mr. Green “for big-picture strategic issues,” calling him “really strong,” and a “terrific lawyer,” and “great at getting to the point.”
Mr. Green serves on the Board of The American Red Cross of Greater New York, the Dean’s Advisory Board of Fordham Law School, and on Weil’s Management Committee, Pro Bono Committee and various other Firm committees.