M3-Brigade Acquisition II Corp.
M3-Brigade Acquisition II Corp. is a blank check company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses.
On March, 8, 2021, M3-Brigade Acquisition II Corp. raised over $400 million in net proceeds from its initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange and a related private placement of equity securities.
On August 17, 2021, M3-Brigade Acquisition II Corp. and Syniverse announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement through which Syniverse will become a publicly traded company. This merger, together with a previously announced investment in Syniverse by Twilio Inc. (NYSE: TWLO) and other related transactions, is expected to bring $1.165 billion of new equity capital to Syniverse to repay outstanding debt and provide growth capital. The merger, which remains subject to shareholder and other approvals, is anticipated to close during Q4 of 2021. Syniverse is the premier global technology provider of mission-critical mobile communications platforms for carriers and enterprises.
For more information about the merger with Syniverse, please click here.
Syniverse Investor Conference Call (August 17, 2021)
Board of Directors
Mohsin Y. Meghji
Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer
Mohsin Y. Meghji, our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since December 2020, has also been the Managing Partner of M-III Partners, LP (or its predecessor, M-III Partners, LLC) since February 2014. He also served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of M III Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ:MIII) from its inception in August 2015 through the consummation of its initial business combination in March 2018 to create Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives, Inc. and served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of that company (NASDAQ:IEA) from the consummation of such initial business combination through January 2020. His career of more than 30 years has focused primarily identifying the financial, operational and strategic changes needed to maximize value in companies at inflection points in their growth trajectories and working with the relevant constituencies to implement those changes. He has accomplished this through management and advisory roles in partnership with some of the world’s leading financial institutions, private equity funds and hedge funds. Mr. Meghji’s most recent corporate role was as Executive Vice President and Head of Strategy at Springleaf, as well as Chief Executive Officer of its captive insurance companies, from January 2012 to February 2014. Springleaf was listed on the NYSE in late 2013. Prior to Springleaf, Mr. Meghji served as a Senior Managing Director at C-III Capital Partners, LLC, a real-estate focused merchant banking firm, from October to December 2011. Mr. Meghji co-founded Loughlin Meghji + Company, a privately-held financial advisory firm which became one of the leading restructuring boutiques in the U.S. Mr. Meghji was a Principal and Managing Director of Loughlin Meghji + Company from February 2002 to October 2011. Earlier in his career, Mr. Meghji was with Arthur Andersen & Co. from 1987 to 2002 in the firm’s London, Toronto and New York offices, including as a Partner in the Global Corporate Finance group from 2001 to 2002. In his capacity as a restructuring and financial advisory professional, Mr. Meghji has periodically served as Chief Restructuring Officer (or in an analogous position) of companies which elected to utilize bankruptcy proceedings as a part of their financial restructuring process and, as such, he served as an executive officer of various companies which filed bankruptcy petitions under federal law, including, without limitation, Pappas Telecasting in 2008, Capmark Finance, Inc. in 2009, Medical Staffing Network in 2010, Real Alloy Intermediate Holding, LLC in 2017, Sears Holdings Corporation in 2018, Barneys Inc. in 2019, Sanchez Energy Corporation in 2020, and Sable Permian Resources, LLC in 2020. In that same capacity, Mr. Meghji also has periodically served as an independent director of companies, some of which similarly elected to utilize bankruptcy proceedings, including Mariner Health Care Inc. from 2002 to 2004, Cascade Timberlands, LLC from 2004 to 2005, MS Resorts from January 2011 through February 2013, Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refining and Marketing LLC from August 2017 through March 2018, Toys ‘r Us from September 2017 through September 2018, Full Beauty Brands from August 2018 through February 2019, and Intelsat Envision Holdings from May 2020 through the present. He is a director of the Equity Group International Foundation, which provides funding for underprivileged high-potential students in Kenya. Previously, he served on the Board of HealthRight International from 2004 to 2012 and the Children’s Museum of Manhattan from 2013 to 2018. Mr. Meghji is a graduate of the Schulich School of Business, York University, Canada and has taken executive courses at the INSEAD School of Business in France. He has previously qualified as a U.K. and Canadian Chartered Accountant as well as a U.S. Certified Turnaround Professional.
Dale R. Gerard
Chair, Audit Committee
Member, Nominating Committee
Dale R. Gerard has been employed by Vivint Smart Home, Inc. (NYSE:VVNT) or its predecessor in positions of increasing responsibility since 2010, including serving as Chief Financial Officer since October 2019. Before this, Mr. Gerard served as the Assistant Treasurer and Director of Finance for American Commercial Lines Inc. from 2007 to 2010. Prior to that, Mr. Gerard served as a Senior Financial Analyst at Wabash National Corporation from 2003 to 2007 and a Financial Analyst at Chemtura from 2000 to 2003. Prior to Chemtura, Mr. Gerard served as Director of Revenue Accounting at Schilli Transportation Services from 1998 to 2000, as Recovery/Late Stage Collection Supervisor at PNC National Bank (NYSE:PNC) from 1997 – 1998, and as Branch Manager for Mercury Finance Company. Mr. Gerard holds a B.S. in Accounting and an MBA from Purdue University.
Frank M. Garrison, Jr.
Member, Audit Committee and Compensation Committee
Frank M. Garrison, Jr., has over 40 years of legal and management experience in both private and public companies in the financial and business service sectors. He currently serves as a Senior Advisor to C-III Capital Partners, LLC (“C-III”) and Island Global Yachting Ltd (“IGY”). Until December 2018, Mr. Garrison served as the President of C-III and Vice Chairman of IGY but stepped down from those positions in December 2018 in order to devote more time to personal business and matters of public interest. Mr. Garrison also was a former principal/owner of Island Capital Group LLC (“Island”), a New York based merchant bank from November 2010, where he served as Executive Managing Director and was a key partner involved in all of the company’s activities, including serving as a director of many of its subsidiaries and becoming an equity owner shortly after joining the group. Mr. Garrison relinquished such roles at Island and its subsidiaries upon stepping down as President of C-III in December 2018. During his tenure, C-III acquired and operated complementary related real estate and finance service businesses through either de novo startup or acquisition, including mortgage origination and securitization, investment management, the leading on-line transaction management platform (Real Capital Markets), property management, a global network of independent commercial property service providers under the brand NAI Global, and the market leading property zoning report business doing business as PZR. Prior to joining Island, Mr. Garrison served from 2005 to 2007 as President of Courage Capital Management, a registered investment advisory firm, specializing in special situation investing in public debt and equity with offices in Nashville, Los Angeles and Mumbai. Prior to that, Mr. Garrison held various executive positions at Insignia Financial Group (NYSE:IFS) from 1991 through 2003, including the Office of the Chairman and President of Insignia Financial Services, Insignia’s financial services and investment banking subsidiary. He also served as an executive officer of two Nashville based real estate investment management firms primarily focused on multi-family real estate in the Southeast from 1982 through their sale to Insignia in 1990. Mr. Garrison began his commercial law career in 1979 with Farris Warfield and Kanaday in Nashville, TN concentrating on securities and creditor’s rights, among other corporate matters. Mr. Garrison has also served on the Board of Trustees of the Frist Art Museum (formerly Frist Center for the Virtual Arts) since February 2004, the Frist Art Museum Foundation since January 2008, the Society for Society Law and Art in South Africa since 2014 and the American Friends Musee d’Orsay since 2013. Mr. Garrison obtained a double major in Business and Economics in 1976 after three years at Vanderbilt University. He received his J. D. from Vanderbilt University School of Law in 1979. In 2014 he was named Distinguished Alumnus of the Vanderbilt School of Law and serves on the Law School’s Board of Advisors.
John Paul Roehm
Chair, Nominating Committee
Member, Compensation Committee
John Paul Roehm has served as a director, and Chief Executive Officer and President of Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives, Inc. (NASDA:IEA), since March 2018. IEA is a leading infrastructure services company focused on renewable energy and transportation infrastructure with operations across the United States. Mr. Roehm served as President and Chief Executive Officer of IEA from February 2015 through March 2018. Mr. Roehm has over 20 years of heavy civil and energy engineering and construction experience ranging from Project Superintendent, Project Engineer, Estimator, Project Manager, and VP of Business Development. He was employed for over twenty years at White Construction, Inc., an entity that IEA acquired in 2011. During the period of 2011 through early 2015, he guided IEA’s Business Development and corporate growth strategy and also served on IEA’s previous mergers and acquisitions team developing targets, performing due diligence and participating in negotiations. He pioneered IEA’s expansion into renewables, which resulted in a substantial growth of IEA. In his tenure as President and Chief Executive Officer of IEA, IEA performed at record levels of revenue and EBITDA and attained a leading market share of the wind EPC market while producing safety performance superior to IEA’s industry peers and competitors. Mr. Roehm holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.
Chair, Compensation Committee
Steven Vincent is currently a Partner, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Legal Officer of Brigade Capital Management, LP, a $30 billion diversified global investment management firm specializing in investment credit strategies. Mr. Vincent has been at Brigade Capital since February 2008. Prior to Brigade Capital, Mr. Vincent served as the Associate Director of Litigation and Regulatory Proceedings at Goldman Sachs from May 2002 to September 2008. Mr. Vincent also served as Senior Vice President and Senior Attorney at Lehman Brothers from October 1993 to April 2002. Mr. Vincent’s private practice experience includes having worked at Jones Day from September 1990 to September 1993; Anderson Kill P.C. from December 1984 to August 1990; and Windels Marx from September 1983 to November 1984. Mr. Vincent earned a B.A., magna cum laude, in Political Science from Boston College and a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law. Mr. Vincent has been a member of the Boston College Wall Street Executive Committee since 2009; is a former Trustee of the Gregorian University Foundation (2013 – 2020); a former Trustee of Sacred Heart Academy (Hempstead, New York) (2011 – 2016); and a former Trustee of Xavier High School from 1992 – 2001 (Chair 1998 – 2001). Mr. Vincent also served as a Director of the Jefferson Insurance Company (subsidiary of the Allianz Group) from 1999 – 2001.
Member, Audit Committee and Nominating Committee
Aaron Yeary is the founder of Dorado Group Holdings, whose affiliates provide housing solutions to the workforce segment in south Florida. He has managed this effort since February 2019. Mr. Yeary is also a Senior Advisor to Blueshift Asset Management, a quantitative investment firm in Red Bank, New Jersey, since March 2020. Mr. Yeary was the President of Pine River Capital Management, a diversified investment firm with offices in the US, Europe, and Asia. He joined Pine River at its inception and worked with its management group, at Pine River and EBF & Associates, for 21 years, from March 1998 to January 2019. Mr. Yeary holds a BA in Economics from the University of Chicago. Mr. Yeary was a member of the Board of Trustees of The Buckley School (New York, NY) from September 2015 to November 2020, is a member of the Board of Trustees of The Lost Tree Chapel (North Palm Beach, FL) from February 2019 to the present and has been a member of the Community Advisory Council of the Palm Beach North Athletic Foundation (Palm Beach Gardens, FL) from January 2020 to the present.