Jefferson, Thomas "Jeff"

Thomas ''Jeff'' Jefferson IV

Partner
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Jeff Jefferson counsels private equity and venture capital funds along with private companies and family offices in investments and mergers and acquisitions, with a focus in international transactions. Jeff works hard to understand his clients' businesses, their objectives and the markets in which they compete. Jeff has handled numerous transactions involving non-U.S. entities and individuals and is a key contact partner for Locke Lord with The World Law Group.

Jeff Jefferson counsels private equity and venture capital funds along with private companies and family offices in investments and mergers and acquisitions, with a focus in international transactions. Jeff works hard to understand his clients' businesses, their objectives and the markets in which they compete. Jeff has handled numerous transactions involving non-U.S. entities and individuals and is a key contact partner for Locke Lord with The World Law Group.

Jeff’s experience includes the representation of:

  • HPS Partners in its equity investment in Revolt Media
  • An investor group of family offices and funds in multiple investment rounds in Ember Technologies, Inc.
  • Mandarinfish Holding Corp., an acquisition vehicle backed by multiple family office sponsors, in the acquisition of Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) from Providence Equity Partners
  • Murosa Development S.a.r.L. and Columbia Ventures Corporation in the sale of all of the shares of Hibernia NGS Limited to GTT Communications, Inc., for gross proceeds in excess of $600 million, consisting of approximately $535 million in cash plus 3.3 million shares of common stock in GTT
  • THE SWITCH, North America's leading video solutions service provider, in its acquisition of Pacific Television Center, Inc. (PacTV), for an undisclosed value and a concurrent equity investment by True Wind Capital
  • Watson Holdings, LLC, in the sale of Watson Inc., a supplier of custom nutrient premixes and ingredients for the food industry, to Glanbia, Inc., a global food and ingredient supplier
  • Private companies and their owners in sales to Accenture, Google, GTT Communications, Hewlett-Packard, Hibernia Networks, Harbinger Group, NextWave and Summit Partners, among others
  • Investor group, including Fenway Sports Group, in the acquisition of the Boston Red Sox Triple-A affiliate baseball team
  • ABRY Partners in the $2 billion three-way merger involving Sidera Networks, Berkshire Partners and Lightower Fiber Networks and in a follow-on equity financing in connection with Lightower's acquisition of Fibertech Networks
  • Two life sciences companies focused on drug discovery in reorganizations and product spinoffs
  • Private equity investors in a series of related transactions culminating in the investors selling control of U.S. broadband spectrum rights to a hedge fund and public company for $350 million
  • A NYSE-listed telecommunications company in its acquisition of wireless system assets in six states for $235 million
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Education
  • J.D., William & Mary School of Law, 1998
    Member, William & Mary Law Review
    Articles Editor, William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal
    Teaching Assistant, Legal Writing and Skills Course

     

  • B.S., Biopsychology, Tufts University, 1988
    University of Seville, 1986-1987
Bar Admissions
  • Rhode Island
Professional History
    • Clerk, Judge Richard L. Nygaard, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
    • Before attending law school, Jeff spent five years building, fixing, selling and racing bicycles and managing both a very small and a very large bicycle shop