Frank Reddick has more than 25 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and public company representations. Mr. Reddick is a member of the firm’s policy and planning committee.

Practice & Background

Mr. Reddick represents strategic and financial buyers and sellers in public and private M&A transactions. He also represents issuers and institutional investors in public and private debt and equity offerings, restructurings and other financing transactions, and he advises public companies on securities, corporate governance and other corporate matters.

He has been involved in transactions for a broad range of businesses, including businesses in the apparel, engineering services, food processing, health care, hospitality and gaming, mortgage servicing, motion picture, outdoor advertising, radio broadcasting, retail, subprime mortgage lending, television broadcast and cable, and video game industries.

Mr. Reddick’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances, public and private securities offerings (equity and debt), Rule 144A bond transactions, senior and mezzanine debt facilities, and corporate governance and crisis management representations (including special board committee engagements). He has extensive experience in handling venture, mezzanine and other private financings; compliance with ’34 Act reporting requirements; and other complex corporate transactions.

Representative Matters

Mr. Reddick’s engagements include representing:

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • a national radio broadcast and outdoor advertising company listed on the New York Stock Exchange in a leveraged buyout transaction with an enterprise value of $24 billion
  • a private equity firm in its negotiations for the acquisition of a publicly held mortgage servicing company
  • a retail distribution company in its $450 million sale to a consortium of private equity buyers
  • a national veterinary hospital and laboratory chain listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market in its $150 million acquisition of an animal hospital service company
  • a national veterinary hospital and laboratory chain listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market in its $76.5 million acquisition of an animal hospital service company
  • a national veterinary hospital and laboratory chain listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market in its $60 million acquisition of an animal hospital service company
  • a national food service company in its $250 million acquisition of a grower and manufacturer of produce
  • a publicly held engineering services firm in its merger with a publicly held business in the same industry in a stock-for-stock and cash merger valued at $180 million
  • a national food service company in a second lien financing and buyout transaction valued at $47 million
  • a home pharmacy company in its $150 million sale to a national pharmacy chain
  • an international manufacturer and distributor of fishing bait and tackle in a management-led leveraged buyout valued at $290 million
  • an international pharmaceutical company in the dispositions of its medical imaging business through multiple asset transactions with an aggregate value of $200 million
  • a national veterinary hospital and laboratory company in multiple public and private M&A transactions involving the acquisition of animal hospital or laboratory companies ranging in enterprise value from $29 million to $80 million
  • a national veterinary hospital and laboratory company in a management-led leveraged buyout in a transaction valued at $560 million, a subsequent $140 million initial public offering, a concurrent $170 million Rule 144A debt offering and three subsequent secondary offerings ranging in size from $150 million to $200 million
  • a global entertainment company in the negotiation and structuring of a joint venture with an investor group and a large media company involving the acquisition of a broadcast network in a transaction valued at $700 million, the placement of a Rule 144A financing as part of the financing of the acquisition and a subsequent restructuring of the investment
  • a major motion picture studio in its sale of a 50 percent interest in a cable company to a new media company and the negotiation and structuring of its joint venture with that company
  • a global children’s television entertainment company in its $1.9 billion merger with an entertainment company and its Rule 144A financing in connection with the acquisition
  • a major motion picture studio in its sale of its equity interest in a broadcast network to another broadcast network
  • an acquisition corporation in its tender for a personal computer manufacturer (traded on the national market) in a transaction valuing the company at $140 million
  • a national New York Stock Exchange-listed home equity lender in its $125 million recapitalization
  • a manufacturer of solid imaging products in its tender for a rapid prototyping systems manufacturer (traded on the national market) in a transaction valuing the company at $57 million

Securities and Corporate Finance

  • an international media company in a financing and strategic alliance with a major motion picture studio
  • a private equity fund in the structuring and design of a $450 million securitized film slate financing for a major motion picture studio and the negotiation and documentation of the senior debt, mezzanine debt and equity investment instruments
  • an investment bank in the structuring and design of a $300 million securitized film slate financing for a major motion picture studio and the negotiation and documentation of the senior debt, mezzanine debt and equity investment instruments
  • a major motion picture studio in a $400 million off-balance-sheet financing transaction to fund the purchase and exploitation of international film rights
  • a major motion picture studio in a $2 billion off-balance-sheet Rule 144A debt financing
  • a private equity fund in connection with an $80 million mezzanine debt facility to a Washington Indian tribe
  • a private equity fund in connection with a $50 million subordinated notes offering to a Washington Indian tribe
  • a money-center bank in the structuring and design of a $500 million securitized film slate financing for an independent production company
  • an Oklahoma Indian tribe in a $70 million placement of senior secured notes to finance the construction and opening of an initial gaming facility
  • a national veterinary hospital and laboratory company in a tender offer for its outstanding bonds and the restructuring of its senior credit facilities
  • a New Mexico Indian tribe in its $145 million Rule 144A bond offering to finance the construction of a hotel and resort property
  • a California Indian tribe in its $200 million Rule 144A bond offering to finance the expansion of its gaming facility and the construction of a hotel and resort property
  • a New York Indian tribe in its $200 million Rule 144A bond offering to finance the expansion of its hotel and resort property
  • a New York Indian tribe in its $300 million Rule 144A bond offering to finance the acquisition of real estate and to construct a new hotel and resort property
  • both issuers and underwriters in more than 100 initial public and secondary offerings of securities raising in excess of $1 billion

Other Corporate Engagements

  • the independent board members of a national radio broadcast company listed on the New York Stock Exchange in connection with the IPO of a subsidiary and the spinoff of a separate subsidiary
  • an independent board committee of a motion picture studio listed on the New York Stock Exchange in connection with a strategic corporate transaction.

Awards & Accolades

  • The Best Lawyers in America for Corporate Law (2013 and 2014)
  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for Corporate/M&A (2010-2013)
  • The Century City Bar Association “Corporate Lawyer of the Year” (2008)