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Barry A.

Brooks
Partner, Corporate Department
barrybrooks@paulhastings.com
Barry Brooks is the Chair of the firms New York office and a partner in the
Corporate Department of the firm. He represents parties in a wide range of
public and private domestic and international mergers and acquisitions,
corporate finance and joint venture transactions. Mr. Brooks represents private
investment funds and other institutional investors and private and public
operating companies in a variety of industries. Mr. Brooks also advises public
companies and their boards and committees in connection with corporate
responsibility, fiduciary duty and disclosure matters.
Mr. Brooks is a member of the State Bars of New York and California and of the
American Bar Association. Mr. Brooks received his A.B. degree, summa cum
laude, Phi Beta Kappa, in 1978 from the University of California at Los Angeles
and his J.D. degree, cum laude, in 1981 from Harvard Law School.
Recent Representations
Representing Cequel Communications Holdings LLC (doing business as
Suddenlink Communications) in its US$6.6 billion sale to BC Partners, CPP
Investment Board, and certain members of Suddenlinks management team.

Represented Rural/Metro Corporation, a leading ambulance and private fire


protection services company, in its US$670 million acquisition by global private
equity firm Warburg Pincus.

Represented Catalina Marketing Corporation in its US$1.7 billion buyout by


private equity firm Hellman & Friedman Capital Partners VI L.P.

Represented Piper Jaffray & Co. as a financial advisor to McCormick &


Schmick's, a seafood restaurant chain, in its US$131 million sale to Landry's
Restaurants, an owner and operator of seafood and steak restaurants.

Represented Barclays as financial advisor to CenturyLink in its US$3.2 billion


acquisition of Savvis Inc., a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT
solutions for enterprises; Century Tel Inc. in its US$10.6 billion acquisition of
Qwest Communications in a stock-for-stock merger; and Verizon in the US$5.3
billion acquisition through a merger transaction by Frontier Communications of

New York
T: 1(212) 318-6077
F: 1(212) 230-7777
Practice Areas
Corporate
Securities and Capital
Markets
Telecommunications and
Media
Intellectual Property
Healthcare
Mergers and Acquisitions
Private Investment Funds
Private Equity
Admissions
California Bar
New York Bar
Languages
Education
Harvard Law School, J.D.,
1981
University of California Los
Angeles, B.A., 1978
Atlanta, Beijing, Brussels, Chicago, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Houston, London
Los Angeles, Milan, New York, Orange County, Palo Alto, Paris
San Diego, San Francisco, Seoul, Shanghai, Tokyo, Washington DC
Verizons local wireline operations.
Represented Cortec Group, a New York-based middle-market private equity
firm, in its acquisition of Cranial Technologies, Inc., a developer, manufacturer,
and provider of medical devices and services for the treatment of positional
plagiocephaly in infants; as well as its acquisition of Hygenic, a medical
specialty products company.

Represented Cequel Data Centers, an affiliate of Cequel III, and owned by


Cequel III and a consortium of private equity firms, in a series of acquisitions of
data center owners and operators, including (i) Perimeter Technology, based in
Tulsa, Oklahoma-, (ii) Colo4, based in Texas-, (iii) Adhost Internet Advertising,
based in Washington,- and (iv) Tierpoint, LLC, based Washington.

Represented Kobe Steel, one of the leading integrated steelmakers of high-end


steel products in Japan, in its Ohio-based US$400 million joint venture with
United States Steel Corporation, to produce coated steel sheet totaling 1.5
million tons a year.

Represented General Electric Capital Corporation as agent and lender in


connection with a US$775 million senior secured credit facility to finance the
purchase by an affiliated entity of a portfolio of loans from a major bracket
investment bank.

Represented Performance Health & Wellness Holdings in connection with its


purchase of a private specialty medical products company.

Advised Primary Wave Music Publishing LLC in a variety of transactions,


including its acquisition of music and publishing rights of Daryl Hall and John
Oates, the Beatles, Nirvana, Earth Wind & Fire and Steven Tyler.

Represented Toshiba Corporation in connection with the formation of a joint


venture with IBM to build a dRAM manufacturing plant with IBM, and
subsequent repurchase by Toshiba.

Represented Toshiba Corporation in connection with formation of a joint


venture manufacturing facility with Sandisk Corporation.

Represented INSL-X Corporation (a specialty paint manufacturer and


distributor) in connection with the sale of that entity to Benjamin Moore, a
subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway.

Represented Cequel Communications/Suddenlink Communications in


connection with the acquisition of cable systems from Cox Communications
and Charter Communications and related debt and equity financings.

Education
Harvard Law School, J.D., 1981
University of California Los Angeles, B.A., 1978
Atlanta, Beijing, Brussels, Chicago, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Houston, London
Los Angeles, Milan, New York, Orange County, Palo Alto, Paris
San Diego, San Francisco, Seoul, Shanghai, Tokyo, Washington DC
Barry A. Brooks (Continued)
News
November 04, 2005
Paul Hastings' Represents Cebridge Connections Holdings In Purchase of Cable
Systems From Cox Communications Inc.
December 19, 2005
Paul Hastings Represents The Related Companies, L.P. In $505 Million
Acquisition of Equinox Holdings Inc.
May 15, 2006
Paul Hastings Represents Cequel III, LLC and Cequel Communications in
Acquisition of Cox Communications, Inc.
March 09, 2007
Paul Hastings Advises Catalina Marketing Corporation in $1.7 Billion Buyout By
ValueAct Capital
April 18, 2007
Paul Hastings Advises Catalina Marketing Corporation in $1.7 Billion Buyout By
Hellman & Friedman LLC
November 24, 2010
Paul Hastings Represents Rural/Metro in Debt Refinancing
January 03, 2011
Paul Hastings Advises Kobe Steel on Joint Venture with United States Steel
Corporation
March 28, 2011
Paul Hastings Representing Rural/Metro in Acquisition by Warburg Pincus
May 17, 2011
Paul Hastings Advises Acumen in $1.9 Million Investment in NRSP Microfinance
Bank
July 01, 2011
Paul Hastings Represents Rural/Metro As Warburg Pincus Acquisition Closes
July 06, 2011
Paul Hastings Selected For Barclays 2011 Legal Services Panel
Atlanta, Beijing, Brussels, Chicago, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Houston, London
Los Angeles, Milan, New York, Orange County, Palo Alto, Paris
San Diego, San Francisco, Seoul, Shanghai, Tokyo, Washington DC
Barry A. Brooks (Continued)
November 02, 2011
Paul Hastings Advises Cequel Data Centers In Acquisition of Perimeter
Technology
November 09, 2011
Paul Hastings Advises Piper Jaffray In Acquisition of McCormick & Schmicks by
Landrys Restaurants
May 16, 2012
Paul Hastings Adds High-Profile Latin America Focused Corporate Team in New
York
May 22, 2012
Paul Hastings Advises Cequel Data Centers In Acquisition of TierPoint, LLC
July 20, 2012
Paul Hastings Advises Cequel in $6.6 Billion Transaction
November 20, 2012
Paul Hastings Advises Cequel in Closing of its $6.6 Billion Sale to BCC Partners,
CPP Investment Board and Management
May 15, 2013
Paul Hastings Represents Primary Wave Music in Financial Partnership
June 05, 2013
Paul Hastings Extensive Practice Strength Highlighted in The Legal 500 United
States 2013
June 27, 2013
Paul Hastings Advises Cequel Data Centers in Acquisition of Baltimore
Technology Park
September 03, 2013
Paul Hastings Represents Primary Wave Music in a Strategic Alliance with BMG
Rights Management
October 29, 2013
Paul Hastings Advises Samsung Display on US$1.9 Billion Sale of its Joint
Venture Stake and its Strategic Investment in Corning Incorporated
Atlanta, Beijing, Brussels, Chicago, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Houston, London
Los Angeles, Milan, New York, Orange County, Palo Alto, Paris
San Diego, San Francisco, Seoul, Shanghai, Tokyo, Washington DC
Barry A. Brooks (Continued)
March 11, 2014
Paul Hastings Continues Building Leveraged Finance Strength with Addition of
High-Profile Finance Partner in New York
June 11, 2014
Paul Hastings Represents TierPoint in its Acquisition by Management, Investor
Group
Publications
February 09, 2012
Delaware Court of Chancery Reaffirms Default Fiduciary Duties in the Limited
Liability Company Context Absent Contractual Modifications
May 12, 2011
Commercial Aftershocks of the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake: Force Majeure
and Related Issues
April 28, 2009
Lyondell Chemical Co. v. Ryan: Yes, You Can (Purchase or Sell a Delaware
Company with a Preemptive Bid to a Disinterested Board)
Atlanta, Beijing, Brussels, Chicago, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Houston, London
Los Angeles, Milan, New York, Orange County, Palo Alto, Paris
San Diego, San Francisco, Seoul, Shanghai, Tokyo, Washington DC
Barry A. Brooks (Continued)