A member of the firm since 2007, Jed has been based in San Francisco since opening the firm’s office there in 2014. He provides counsel to public companies and private equity firms in the context of ongoing investor and public relations and special situations including:
Mergers & Acquisitions
He works with clients in both friendly and unsolicited M&A transactions including Proofpoint in its sale to Thoma Bravo; Jazz Pharmaceuticals in its acquisition of GW Pharmaceuticals; Pluralsight in its sale to Vista; Citrix in its acquisition of Wrike; Forescout in its sale to Advent; II-VI in its acquisition of Finisar; Salesforce in its acquisitions of Tableu, MuleSoft, DemandWare and Slack; Snyders-Lance in its sale to Campbell; ShoreTel in its sale to Mitel; Cabela’s in its sale to Bass Pro Shops; Enbridge in its acquisition of Spectra Energy; Linear Technology in its sale to Analog Devices; Fairchild Semiconductor in its sale to ON Semiconductor; Informatica in its sale to Permira. IPO, SPAC and spin-off experience includes Affirm, Latch, Lyft, Dover (Apergy), Symantec (Veritas), JDS Uniphase (CCOP) and Agilent Technologies (Keysight).
Restructuring & Bankruptcy
Notable assignments include JCPenney; Frontier Communications; EP Energy; PG&E; CTI Foods; Taco Bueno; Mattress Firm; Southeastern Grocers; Charter Communications; Edison Mission Energy; Energy Partners; Washington Mutual.
Assignments include Mellanox (Starboard); Boingo (Ides Capital); Cabela’s (Elliott); Citrix (Elliott); Shutterfly (Marathon); Informatica (Elliott); Sotheby’s (Third Point / Marcato); IGT (Ader Investment Management); LSB Industries (Starboard / Engine); ValueVision Media (Clinton Group) and Canadian Pacific (Pershing Square).
Jed joined Joele Frank with more than seven years of financial advisory experience in corporate bankruptcy and restructuring. He was previously a vice president at AlixPartners and an analyst at Kroll Zolfo Cooper. Jed received a BA in art history with a minor in philosophy from Bowdoin College. He also serves on the Board of McSweeney’s Literary Arts Fund, a nonprofit publishing company based in San Francisco.