Jenner & Block


Recent Transactions in connection with which Mr. Fredericks led the legal teams include:

  • The cross border sale of Obagi Medical Products to Valeant Pharmaceuticals in a contested $441 million cash tender offer after competing bids; reportedly the largest per share premium to stockholders in a public pharmaceutical transaction in at least the prior four years.
  • The sale by Thornburg Mortgage of $1.3 billion of convertible notes to a multiparty financial syndicate.
  • The acquisition and rollup over a two-year period of more than 20 companies in the railroad services industry by RailWorks Corporation.
  • The sale of Hemmings Motor News to American City Business Journals.
  • The establishment of a Chinese manufacturing presence for Meter S.p.A., the Italian manufacturer of bearings for the automotive industry, as well as the establishment of a United States presence for Meter.
  • The acquisition of a US division of Johnson & Johnson by SCA, the Scandinavian health care products company.
  • Acquisitions by a US energy trading company of entities in Canada and Norway and the establishment of joint ventures for that company in England and in Japan.
  • The reacquisition of control of Cooper Firearms by its founding principal.
  • The acquisition by management of the US distribution operation for Lotus Cars and its subsequent resale to Lotus Cars.
  • Several strategic acquisitions of credit card processing companies by Heartland Payment Systems, now the country’s fifth largest payment processor.
  • The sale of Panther Trucking to private equity firm Fenway Partners.
  • Successful defense of proxy contest concerning board control of Obagi Medical Products, Inc.
  • Successful proxy solicitation for Heartland Payment Systems, Inc.