Brendan Dignan

Special Counsel

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Washington, D.C.

P: +1.202.639.1117 F: +1.202.585.4098
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Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity, and Joint Ventures

  • American Industrial Partners, a middle market private equity sponsor in a variety of transactions and industries
  • A special situations/distressed investment sponsor in number of transactions
  • A Canadian-based alternative investment manager in the sale of interests in a portfolio company
  • DigitalGlobe, Inc., a satellite imagery company in connection with a joint venture transaction
  • The Prudential Insurance Company of America and the Lincoln National Life Insurance Company, in their acquisition of interests in West Deptford Energy from LS Power
  • Crius Energy, LLC, in its $173 million acquisition of U.S. Gas & Electric, Inc.
  • MasterCard, in its acquisition of an interest in First Performance Global
  • A secondary live event ticket manager in its sale of equity interests
  • The Walt Disney Company, in its $4 billion acquisition of Marvel Entertainment, Inc.
  • Liberty Interactive Corporation, in its $2.4 billion acquisition of zulily, inc. by way of an exchange offer
  • Liberty Interactive Corporation, in its $430 million sale of Provide Commerce, Inc. (ProFlowers), to FTD Companies, Inc
  • Liberty Media Corporation, in its $847 million common stock repurchase from Comcast Corporation and exchange of Leisure Arts, Inc. and a revenue sharing agreement relating to carriage of CNBC
  • Liberty Media Corporation, in its sale of $500 million of Sirius XM Holdings Inc. common stock in a repurchase transaction
  • Liberty Media Corporation, in its sale of preferred stock in Barnes & Noble, Inc.
  • Monitronics International, Inc., in its $502 million acquisition of Security Networks LLC from affiliates of Oak Hill Capital Partners
  • Monitronics International, Inc., in its $130 million acquisition of alarm monitoring accounts from Pinnacle Security
  • AGL Resources Inc., in its $3.1 billion acquisition of Nicor Inc.
  • The AES Corporation, in its sale of the Red Oak power generation station to Energy Capital Partners
  • The AES Corporation, in its sale of the Ironwood power generation station to PPL Corporation
  • ProLiance Energy, in the restructuring and sale of its natural gas marketing business to an affiliate of Energy Transfer Partners, L.P.
  • Industrias Unidas, S.A. de C.V., in its sale of United Copper Industries, Inc. to KPS Partners, L.P.
  • Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., in its $1.9 billion unsolicited cash tender offer for Casey's General Stores, Inc.
  • A privately held energy corporation in connection with its acquisition of the remaining partnership interests in a gas-fired power project
  • A major Mexican financial services company in a bid for a Mexican asset management company
  • Co-counsel to The Independent Order of Foresters, a Canadian fraternal benefit organization, in its acquisition of financial services company, First Investors Consolidated Corporation

Capital Markets and Corporate Governance

  • Liberty Global plc, in connection with subsidiary VTR Finance B.V.'s global offering of US$1.4 billion of senior secured notes due 2024
  • Liberty Global plc, in connection with its tracking stock structure
  • A publicly traded motor sports promoter in connection with corporate governance advice
  • An oil and gas exploration company in its corporate restructuring
  • A privately held domestic publishing company in its corporate restructuring

Counsel to Financial Advisors

  • Morgan Stanley & Co. as financial advisor to UIL Holdings in its $4.8 billion combination with Iberdrola USA
  • Lazard Freres as financial advisor to the Conflicts Committee of TerraForm Power, Inc. in the $2.3 billion acquisition of Vivint Solar, Inc. by TerraForm and SunEdison Inc.
  • Lazard Freres as financial advisor to the Conflicts Committee of TerraForm Power, Inc. in the $2.4 billion acquisition of First Wind Holdings by TerraForm and SunEdison Inc.
  • Barclays Capital as financial advisor to Wisconsin Energy in its $9.1 billion acquisition of Integrys Energy
  • Barclays Capital as financial advisor in Exelon in its $6.7 billion acquisition of Pepco Holdings