Nick specializes in providing strategic communications and investor relations counsel to companies engaged in special situations and in connection with ongoing corporate matters. His areas of expertise include:
- Mergers & Acquisitions: He advises companies on friendly and unsolicited transactions, contested mergers, and other special situations. Recent assignments include advising FMC Technologies in its cross-border merger of equals with Technip; Gannett in its unsolicited offer to acquire tronc; Demandware in its sale to Salesforce; Alere in its pending sale to Abbott Laboratories; MGM in the spin-off of MGM Growth Properties; Manitowoc in the spin-off of its Foodservice Business; NPS Pharmaceuticals in its sale to Shire; Covidien in its sale to Medtronic; Kindred Healthcare in its acquisition of Gentiva Health Services; Zimmer in its acquisition of Biomet; Motorola Solutions in the sale of its Enterprise Business to Zebra Technologies; and Verizon in its acquisition of Vodafone’s minority stake in Verizon Wireless.
- Shareholder Activism: Recent assignments include Buffalo Wild Wings (Marcato), Immunomedics (venBio), Arlington Asset Investment Corp. (Clinton / Imation), Ethan Allen (Sandell), Tempur Sealy (H Partners), Manitowoc (Carl Icahn), Furmanite (Mustang Capital), Mondelez (Trian), Strategic Hotels & Resorts (Orange Capital), Fuel Systems (Becker Drapkin), athenahealth (Greenlight), Quality Systems (Elliott), Oshkosh (Carl Icahn), BMC Software (Elliott), DST Systems (RDG Capital), and CSX (TCI and 3G).
- Restructuring & Bankruptcy: Recent assignments include both out-of-court restructurings and in-court filings under Chapter 11 in the U.S. and CCAA in Canada, as well as Section 363 transactions and 524(g) cases. Recent clients include Aquilex, Chassix, Chemtura, CrossHarbor Capital in its acquisition of the Yellowstone Club, Horizon Lines, MGM Mirage, Movie Gallery, Muzak, Oi, Pilgrim’s Pride, Pinnacle Airlines, Spheris, Trico Marine Services and United Gilsonite Laboratories.
- Crisis Communications: These matters include patent disputes, federal investigations, regulatory inquiries, product recalls, closures and workforce reductions and unplanned leadership changes.
Nick joined Joele Frank in 2007. He received a BA in communications, with a minor in business administration, from Northeastern University.