December 22, 2014 12:21 PM ET

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Company Overview of MHR Fund Management LLC

Company Overview

MHR Fund Management LLC is a privately owned investment manager. The firm primarily provides its services to pooled investment vehicles, typically hedge funds. It invests in the public equity and fixed income markets of the United States. The firm primarily invests in distressed securities of mid-cap companies. It employs a fundamental analysis to make its investments. The firm also makes private equity investments in distressed, special situations, and middle market companies. MHR Fund Management was founded in 1996 and is based in New York, New York.

40 West 57th Street

24th Floor

New York, NY 10019

United States

Founded in 1996

Phone:

212-262-0005

Fax:

212-262-9356

Key Executives for MHR Fund Management LLC

Co-Founder
Age: 55
Principal
Age: 32
General Counsel
Age: 49
Research Analyst
Age: 52
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

MHR Fund Management LLC Key Developments

Two Canadian Pension Funds Reportedly Near Deal for Loral

Ontario Teachers Pension plan and Public Sector Pension Investment Board are nearing a deal to acquire Loral Space & Communications, Inc. )(NasdaqGS:LORL), according to a source familiar with the matter. If the parties can reach a deal, the funds will own Telesat, which Loral owns a 62.8% share. A deal could be announced as soon as December, the source said. The parties have not decided on a final price yet and talks could still fall apart, the source said who declined to be identified because the matter is not public. Bloomberg reported that the funds were near a deal for about $85 per share for Loral. The shares closed up 7.2% at $78.5 on Nasdaq. Representatives from Loral, Telesat, Ontario Teachers Pension plan, Public Sector Pension Investment Board and Loral's top shareholder, MHR Fund Management, could not immediately be reached for comment.

Jack Ma Reportedly Mulls For Stake In Lions Gate

Jack Ma of Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) is planning to acquire 37.4% stake in Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (NYSE:LGF) from Mark Rachesky, reported New York Post. According to the report, Mark Rachesky, through MHR Fund Management LLC, has stake worth $1.6 billion based on the current share price. Asian bankers are telling Hollywood investors that Rachesky’s exit from Lionsgate will be announced in November 2014.

Ontario Teachers Reportedly Leads To Acquire Telesat

Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan is the front-runner to acquire Loral Space & Communications, Inc. (NasdaqGS:LORL)'s stake in Telesat Holdings Inc. for about $7 billion including debt, people with knowledge of the matter said. The Telesat purchase would come in two pieces: buying publicly traded Loral, which owns 63% of the company, and acquiring the rest from Public Sector Pension Investment Board, which co-owns the satellite operator. Loral could be bought for more than $80 a share, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the talks are private. The shares rose 6.4% to $74.56. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board also has been in talks with both of Telesat’s owners, the people said. Public Sector Pension owns about 37% of Telesat and controls about 67% of the voting rights. As a result, both Loral and Public Sector Pension must agree to a deal for a full sale of Telesat. The discussions signal that Loral’s largest shareholder, Mark Rachesky’sMHR Fund Management LLC, and Public Sector Pension are working together to get a deal completed. The two co-owners of Telesat were previously not talking with each other, making a joint transaction tricky, according to the people. A sale could be announced later this month or in early May, the people said. According to Bloomberg, Michael Bolitho, a Telesat spokesman, declined to comment, as did Deborah Allan, a spokeswoman for Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan. According to Bloomberg, a representative for Public Sector Pension didn’t respond to requests for comment, while Linda Sims, a spokeswoman for Canada Pension Plan, declined to comment. Apax Partners LLP; Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (NYSE:KKR); and The Carlyle Group LP (NasdaqGS:CG) had looked at buying Telesat, and all have dropped out of the bidding, the people familiar with the situation said.

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