Rick Frye is a partner in Weil’s Private Equity practice and is based in Dallas. Mr. Frye advises private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies in acquisitions and dispositions (both public and private), joint ventures, minority equity investments, venture capital investments and other complex corporate transactions. Mr. Frye has substantial experience in a variety of industries, including energy, media, technology, financial services, insurance, food and consumer products, and healthcare services.
- Advent International in its acquisitions of BOS Solutions Ltd., Culligan International Company and of a majority stake in Distribution International, Inc.
- Aethon Energy in the formation of Aethon United LP, a joint venture with Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan and Redbird Capital Partners, and its acquisition of upstream and midstream oil and gas assets of J-W Operating Company and its affiliates
- General Electric Capital Corporation in its $6.9 billion sale of its United States, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand fleet businesses to Element Financial Corporation, and in the sale of its European fleet businesses to Arval Service Lease S.A.
- General Electric Capital Corporation in the sale of its consumer mortgage business in Mexico, including its $2 billion consumer mortgage portfolio, to Grupo Financiero Santander México, S.A.B. de C.V.
- Kainos Capital in its acquisitions of Kettle Cuisine, JTM Foods LLC and Trilliant Food and Nutrition, LLC; in the acquisition of Del Monaco Foods Inc. by its portfolio company Kettle Cuisine; and in the sale of its portfolio company InterHealth Nutraceuticals, Inc.
- Mubadala Development Company PJSC, a public joint stock company wholly owned by the Government of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, as a leading member of a consortium including Sony Corporation, in the consortium's $2.2 billion acquisition of EMI Music Publishing, the music publishing arm of EMI
- Healthcare Solutions, Inc., a portfolio company of Brazos Private Equity Partners, in its $405 million sale to Catamaran Corporation
- Providence Equity Partners in its acquisition of GlobalTranz Enterprises, Inc.
- Providence Strategic Growth Partners in its investments in Boston Logic Technology Partners and PaySimple Inc. (d/b/a EverCommerce)
- Tower Three Partners in its acquisition and subsequent sale of The Paslin Company and its acquisition of Nurse Assist.
- Trinity Industries, Inc. in its tender offer acquisition of Quixote Corporation
- Warwick Energy Group in its acquisition of R/C Sugarkane LLC from Riverstone Holdings LLC
- Warwick Partners III in its acquisition of the equity of Warwick Partners I
- A private equity fund in its investment in the acquisition and development of acreage in the Permian Basin
Prior to rejoining Weil, Mr. Frye was a partner at an international law firm. In 2011, Mr. Frye began a one-year secondment with the M&A legal team of Mubadala Development Company, the strategic investment and development company of the Abu Dhabi government, followed by a one-year secondment as the general counsel of EMI Music Publishing Management.