Fairfax Media Partners (“FMP”), the media arm of Fairfax Partners LLC, is organized to source, acquire, and manage transformative businesses in the telecommunications and media industries.
The rapid diffusion of fixed and mobile broadband services, as well as the introduction of entirely new classes of consumer electronics and computers is rapidly changing the media marketplace. These changes are placing traditional media businesses under increasing pressure, while entirely new business models are also being introduced. At the same time these changes are impacting market dynamics, fundamental changes in the media regulatory landscape are also being considered.
Located in Washington, D.C., FMP has the ability and expertise to successfully navigate complex regulatory issues that can impact its telecom and broadcast investments. At a time of increasing government involvement and influence in a broad range of industries, FMP seeks investments in businesses that can be transformed through the successful execution of a sophisticated regulatory strategy.
Fairfax Media Partners has been established to invest in underperforming or underutilized assets in the media and telecoms sectors. Drawing upon its partners’ extensive industry expertise, the group works with existing owners and management teams in identifying opportunities for cash generation and value maximization in response to and in anticipation of regulatory and technological change.
Leveraging more than 140 years of combined experience in corporate turnaround, finance, operations, and high-level government service, FMP is uniquely qualified to reposition regulated media businesses in transition.
Our team of operations, finance and telecommunications experts includes:
Combines both operational and banking expertise, having served as CFO to large and high growth companies and as an investment banker. He was most recently CFO of Rivada Networks, a provider of mobile communications services to first responders and was previously CFO of Intelsat, the provider of satellite services to the media and telecoms sectors. Before Intelsat, he was a senior member of Morgan Stanley’s Investment Banking Division and has executed over $100 billion of mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, IPOs and equity and debt financings, primarily in in the telecoms and media sector.
Is one of the leading experts in telecoms law and policy in Washington, D.C. A lawyer and former Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Administrator of the NTIA, he was principal advisor to the President on telecoms and information policy. At the NTIA, he led an initiative to modernize the allocation and assignment of radio frequencies across the entire U.S. Government and managed the Government's operational responsibilities related to the DTV transition, including the development and execution of $2.5 billion in federal grant programs funding interoperable public safety communications and DTV converter boxes for consumers.
Has more than 30 years of experience acquiring and building companies based around a strategy of identifying undervalued opportunities facing major structural change and moving the skill sets of those companies into new emerging technology areas, creating significant increases in value for investors. He has been responsible for approximately 40 private equity investments and has founded or co-founded more than 25 companies. Prior to founding Fairfax, he was CEO of Greater Washington Investors, President of American Venture Investments and CEO of Arthur D. Little Far East Inc.