GeneralSale of digital marketing agency for biopharma brands to a leading global commercialization for the life sciences industry.Negotiated a software license with large bank for a banking software systems company.An Oregon-based manufacturer of photo voltaic inverters merger into a public company for up to $90 million.Purchase of leading novelty consumer products company after significant debt restructure and other work-outs and equity infusion.A private equity fund purchase of a manufacturer of specialty adhesive products for mid eight figures.A private equity fund make several mezzanine loans and work-outs totaling $150 million.A sale of a manufacturer of tire pressure gauges for mid-eight figures.
TelecommunicationsLeading regional wireless telecommunications carrier receives private equity financing for a leveraged recapitalization over $250 million.Private equity funds and management team in a roll-up of cellular licenses in the southeast in multiple acquisitions worth several hundred million dollars and then an ultimate sale to a public company for close to $900 million.Sale of a wireless tower portfolio for over $150 million.Sale of a CLEC in the Mid-Atlantic region for more than $120 million.A PCS entrepreneur joint venture with a major cellular carrier to buy, build, and operate a cellular company across the country with initial debt and equity capital of close to $500 million.A start-up CLEC in New York grow its business and receive a private equity infusion of more than $40 million with partial and full redemptions of certain stockholders. Ultimate sale to a strategic partner for over $120 million.A communications tower owner attempt to sell and ultimately recapitalize its operations in 17 states.A leading wireless carrier in the upper Midwest sale and leaseback of its large portfolio of towers.A leading wireless and ILEC provider receiving a mid-eight-figure preferred equity infusion and tender for some stockholders.A large tower operating purchase of numerous collocation agreements and master lease of nearly 1,000-tower portfolio throughout the United States.Service on the board of directors of a large regional wireless and landline company in the upper Midwest.Service on the board of directors of a leading hosting company for texting, VOLTE and VoWiFi providers.
Media and EntertainmentA radio station operator in Chicago buy several properties in the Midwest and receive private equity and debt financing for more than $50 million.An outdoor advertising company sell its operations in California, Nevada, and Illinois for $30 million.A leading SaaS-based music licensing and consulting company raising various rounds of financing and then undergoing various creditor-protection avenues.A leading nationwide golf course owner purchase of several golf courses across the country and entering into various management agreements.A private equity fund and management group purchase of minor-league professional baseball teams in Texas, Missouri and New Jersey.Two theatrical producers (including a multiple Tony Award winner) created a closed-end fund for the production of several Broadway plays and events.
Technology and Venture CapitalA venture-backed manufacturer of PV inverters in Oregon sale to a public company for up to $90 million.An inventor of more than 150 medical device patents structured and negotiated several complex licensing transactions with major medical device manufacturers.Acting as expert witness in a venture capital case involving the standard of care of a lawyer representing an entity seeking private equity funds.A Texas-based residential service software company received multiple rounds of private debt and equity financing, and then sale to a private company.A leading university-based developer of haptic technology raised Series A capital from worldwide strategic investors as well as venture funds.An East Coast-based SEO company raised angel and then Series A capital.Represented several funds in multiple rounds of investments in a leading wellness software developer, as well as serve as general counsel.A fund invested in an A round investment in a Southwest developer of marketing analysis software.An early state medical tourism company developed its disruptive technology and received various rounds of financing, as well as serve as general counsel.Represent a New York-based company through various states of financing as it grows its SEO and its reputation software business, as well as serve as general counsel.An online visa procurement company received various rounds of financing, as well as serve as general counsel.An investment group formation to invest in a sports watching and remote sports gambling company.A $60 million sports technology venture capital fund initial closing. An investment closing into a holistic health and wellness provider.A sports technology venture capital fund in its investment into a company offering coaching and correction to sports and fitness products.Leading a round of seed funding for a sports technology and gaming company that combines player data, augmented reality and virtual reality to create a suite of gaming products.Raising funds for a neurofitness company and entering into a joint venture with a renowned fitness brand.Led a series A round of seed financing for a computational oncology company.
Food and BeverageA fund formation for a venture capital fund targeting early stage investments in agricultural technology.A private equity fund purchase of two seed manufacturing and distribution businesses in the upper Midwest for $30 million each, and the accelerated sale of one business for many multiples of old price.A leading branded food company received a venture capital infusion, refinanced bank debt and incentivized management.A leading national food products distribution company purchased separate businesses in New Jersey, Minnesota, Iowa, Georgia, Texas and California and established operations in Canada and Mexico.A rural private equity investment fund made many growth capital investments in agricultural chemical products and seed distribution companies.A Chicago-based consumer branded caramel apple manufacturer obtained Series B financing.A private equity fund purchased for $40 million a Southeastern-based “soil to oil” supply chain manufacturing business with operations throughout the world.A Chicago-based consumer branded gourmet pretzel manufacturer handled many equity, distribution and other strategic transactions.A private equity fund investment into complex investment into an Iowa-based company (that also operates in California) that is the leading producer of cage free eggs in the United States.
General Counsel and Board MembershipFred acts as day-to-day de facto general counsel for more than 60 companies across the United States ranging in size from start-up to $900 million in revenues and in industries including manufacturing, distribution, food, service, telecom, software and technology. Fred also serves on the boards of directors of several corporations.Fred serves on the boards of directors of a leading regional wireless communications provider, an early stage health and wellness software company, an investment bank and a Southeastern-based telecom service hosting company.