Communications

Cable & Telecom Transactions

Our team has deep experience structuring, negotiating and consummating every manner of communications transaction. We evaluate ownership restrictions to help strategize on deal structure, negotiate deal terms, assess financing documents, and guide clients through the complex regulatory approval processes of the FCC, FTC, DOJ, states, and local franchising authorities. We also negotiate conditions where necessary, advise on post-close obligations and ensure compliance with any third party contractual requirements.

Representative Experience

    • Represented Straight Path Communications in its $3 billion acquisition by Verizon in 2017.
    • Represented TPG in its $2.365 billion acquisition of Wave Broadband in 2018.
    • Represented Cable One in its $735 million acquisition of New Wave in 2017.
    • Represented TPG in its acquisition of RCN and Grande Communications.
    • Represented Charter in its $67.1 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks (in certain states) in 2016.
    • Represented Cablevision in the $17.7 billion sale of the company to Altice USA in 2016.
    • Represented ATN International, Inc. in the $23.9 million sale of a portion of its US Wireline business, located in the northeastern United States and operating as Sovernet Communications, to TVC Albany, Inc., an affiliate of Oak Hill Capital Partners in 2017.
    • Represented Cablevision in the $1.625 billion sale of former Bresnan systems to Charter in 2013.
    • Represented Cablevision in the $1.36 billion acquisition of Bresnan Communications in 2010.
    • Represented CountryWide Broadband and equity sponsor Seaport Capital with respect to their acquisition of cable systems and fiber ring networks from iTV-3 in Champaign-Urbana, Bloomington and Peoria, Illinois in 2010.