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Sarah English Tune

Sarah Tune represents companies and investors primarily in the consumer sector, and specializes in the food and beverage and restaurant industries. Sarah’s expertise is leading, structuring and negotiating mergers and acquisitions, equity financings and other complex business transactions. She often serves as general outside counsel, providing clients with strategic and practical advice on strategic transactions and day to day operational matters with an eye toward their broader business goals.

Representative Experience

Corporate Finance

Flynn Restaurant Group

Represented Flynn Restaurant Group in recapitalization and strategic growth investment by Ontario Teacher's Pension Plan Board and refinancing of existing credit facilities. (2014)

Mendocino Farms LLC

Represented Mendocino Farms in a strategic growth investment by Catterton Partners. (2012)

Apple American Group LLC

Represented Apple American Group LLC in recapitalization and strategic growth investment by Goldman Sachs and refinancing of existing credit facilities. (2011)

Clearwire Corporation

  • Represented Clearwire in $14.5 billion merger of Sprint and Clearwire WiMAX businesses and investment in Clearwire of $3.2 billion by Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks, Google and Intel. (2008)
  • Represented Clearwire in $1.564 billion investment by Sprint, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks, Intel and Eagle River. (2009)
  • Represented Clearwire in the equity investment of $1 billion in Clearwire by Intel, Motorola and existing stockholders of Clearwire. (2006)

Strategic Buyer Representations

Joshua Green Corporation

Represented Joshua Green Corporation in its acquisition of Harry's Fresh Foods, a manufacturer of packaged fresh foods for retail outlets. (2013)

Apple American Group LLC

Numerous multi-unit expansion acquisitions for Apple American Group LLC, a restaurant holding company with more than 470 Applebee's franchised restaurants in 23 states, a 63 unit acquisition in Minnesota and Wisconsin in 2010, a 66 unit acquisition in five New England states in 2011, a 99 unit acquisition in 8 states in 2012, and an 18 unit acquisition in 2014. (2004-present)

Bell American Group LLC

Multiple multi-unit acquisitions for Bell American Group LLC, a restaurant holding company with more than 170 Yum! branded restaurants, including a 76 unit acquisition in 2012, a 62 unit acquisition in 2013, and a 31 unit acquisition in 2014. (2012-present)

Clearwire Corporation

  • Managed and negotiated Clearwire's acquisition and leasing of 2.5 GHz spectrum to create its nationwide spectrum footprint, including the purchase in 2007 of AT&T’s portfolio of 2.5 GHz spectrum for $300 million. (2005-present)
  • Represented Clearwire International in major investments and/or acquisitions of wireless assets and operators in Ireland, Romania, Spain and Germany (2005-2008) and dispositions of international operations in Ireland, Romania, Germany, Belgium and Spain. (2010-2012)

Sell Side Representations

PJ United

Represented PJ United, Inc., the largest Papa John’s franchisee with 155 stores in 10 states, and its existing owners in a recapitalization and investment by TPG Growth. (2013)

Double Down Interactive, LLC

Represented Double Down Interactive, LLC, a social gaming company, and its majority equity holder in its $500 million sale to International Game Technology. (2012)

Mobiata LLC

Represented Mobiata, LLC, a wireless travel application developer and provider, in the sale to Expedia, Inc. structured as a reverse triangular merger. (2010)

Safe Boats International LLC

Represented Safe Boats International and its existing owners in a recapitalization and investment by private equity firm. (2010)

Professional Recognition

  • Selected to "Washington Rising Stars," Thomson Reuters, 2005, 2007-2008, 2010-2013
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