Goldman Sachs Makes Strategic Equity Investment in MDC Partners


Fried Frank acted as counsel to Goldman Sachs' Merchant Banking Division (MBD), in its definitive agreement with MDC Partners Inc., in which MBD will invest US$95 million in MDC Partners through the purchase of non-voting convertible preference shares. MDC Partners is one of the fastest-growing and most influential marketing and communications networks in the world. Its 50+ advertising, public relations, branding, digital, social and event marketing agencies are responsible for some of the most memorable and engaging campaigns for the world's most respected brands.  

The Fried Frank team included corporate partners Robert C. Schwenkel, Mark H. Lucas, Joshua Thomas Coleman and Michael T. Gershberg; tax partner David I. Shapiro; litigation partners Peter L. Simmons and Steven M. Witzel; executive compensation & ERISA partner Donald P. Carleen; intellectual property & technology partner Henry Lebowitz; corporate special counsel Amber Meek; tax special counsel Andrew Falevich; antitrust special counsel Nathaniel L. Asker; corporate associates Asad Hussain, Elizabeth Kalenik, Roxanne Lepore, Dave N. Rao and Justin A. Schenck; litigation associates Jesse Ryan Loffler, Harrison D. Polans and Joshua D. Roth; executive compensation & ERISA associate Stephanie Matko; intellectual property & technology associate Alana C. Berrocal; antitrust associates Matthew E. Joseph and Neda Moussavi; and litigation law clerk Steven Fisher.