Mergers & Acquisitions Case Studies

We highlight a selection of M&A engagements that are representative of the Firm’s assignments.

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Mergers & Acquisitions

Greenhill's M&A practice includes some of the most experienced professionals in the industry. Drawing on that experience, we are active across the full range of M&A advisory roles:

Sell-side Advisory

Leveraging our independence and lack of conflicts, we have a strong track record in sell side advisory roles. Acting for target companies, special board committees or selling shareholders, we can operate at the heart of any process, assist in negotiations and give impartial and objective advice about the merits of bids received.

Buy-side Advisory

We have a strong record of successful buy side advisory assignments in relation to public or private target companies and are able to advise interested buyers on attractive targets through our global network of relationships.

Merger Advisory

Greenhill is well qualified to assist clients on merger transactions given the long experience of its partners and professionals, an assurance of total discretion and a lack of conflicting interests. Greenhill has a number of sizeable mergers in its list of completed transactions both in the US and internationally.

Special Advisory

Various advisory work that we undertake does not fit a conventional ‘transaction’ definition. Examples include our work advising the Australian National Rugby League Commission on the sale of television broadcast rights and work for the global partnership of Arthur Andersen in the immediate aftermath of the cases that followed the collapse of Enron. We believe that Greenhill’s independence, experience, expertise and discretion positions us well for special advisory assignments.

Cross-border Advisory

Greenhill’s network of international offices and our ‘single Firm’ operating model allow us to offer clients a seamless cross-border advisory service with a truly global perspective.

Recent Transactions

20-Apr-17
Pending
$4.3 billion
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Target: 

Brookfield Canada Office Properties

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Acquiror: 
Brookfield Property Partners L.P.

Advised the Special Committee of Brookfield Canada Office Properties, Canada’s pre-eminent office real estate investment trust, on its go private transaction with Brookfield Property Partners L.P.

03-Apr-17
$205 million
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Target: 

Inenco Group Pty Ltd

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Acquiror: 
Genuine Parts Company

Advised Inenco Group Pty Ltd, one of Australasia’s leading industrial distributors, on the partial sale to Genuine Parts Company, a global distributor of automotive and industrial products

03-Apr-17
Pending
$400 million
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

Cheetahmail

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
Vector Capital

Advising Vector Capital on the acquisition of Cheetahmail from Experian plc

22-Feb-17
$533 million
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Target: 

Lion’s stake in Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Company

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Acquiror: 
Saputo Inc.

Advised Lion (an Australian subsidiary of Kirin), on the sale of its strategic stake in Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory to Canadian-based Saputo, under its all cash takeover offer

10-Feb-17
Pending
$2.0 billion
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

Immunomedics, Inc. lead product candidate, IMMU-132

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
Seattle Genetics

Advising Immunomedics, Inc. on the exclusive global licensing agreement with Seattle Genetics for the rights to develop, manufacture and commercialize sacituzumab govitecan (“IMMU-132”), an antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) targeted to TROP-2, which is expressed in several solid tumors, including cancers of the breast, lung and bladder

27-Jan-17
Pending
$4.6 billion
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Target: 

Booker Group plc

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Acquiror: 
Tesco plc

Advising Tesco plc, the UK’s leading retailer, on its merger with Booker Group plc, the UK’s leading food wholesaler, to create the UK’s leading food business

03-Jan-17
Pending
$536 million
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Target: 

LCH.Clearnet SA

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Acquiror: 
Euronext N.V.

Advising LCH.Clearnet Group Limited, a leading multi-asset class European clearing house, on the sale of LCH.Clearnet SA, its French-regulated operating subsidiary, to Euronext N.V.

22-Dec-16
$290 million
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Target: 

Subsidiaries and affiliates of Empresas Indumotora S.A.

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Acquiror: 
Inchcape PLC

Advised Inchcape PLC, a global leader in automotive retail and distribution, on the acquisition of a multi-country scale distribution business in Chile, Peru, Colombia, and Argentina for $290m (approximately £234m)

12-Dec-16
$NA
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

Gradifi, Inc.

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
First Republic Bank

Advised First Republic Bank, a provider of private banking, private business banking and private wealth management services, on the acquisition of Gradifi, a Boston-based technology and service platform used by employers to make direct contributions to employees’ student loans

06-Dec-16
$1.8 billion
U.K., German flags
Target: 

Host Europe Group

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
GoDaddy

Advising GoDaddy, the largest domain name registrar worldwide and a leading web hosting provider, on its acquisition of Host Europe Group, the largest privately owned web services provider in Europe

01-Dec-16
Pending
$116 million
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Rico

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Acquiror: 
XP Investimentos

Advised the founding shareholders of Rico, a leading independent online investment platform in Brazil, on its 100% sale to XP Investimentos, a Brazilian investment firm

23-Nov-16
Pending
$NA
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Target: 

Portfolio of generic marketed products in France from Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

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Acquiror: 
Arrow Generiques SAS

Advising Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., the world’s largest generic drug company, on the divestment of a portfolio of generic marketed products in France to Arrow Generiques SAS (a subsidiary of Aurobindo Pharma Limited).

14-Nov-16
$748 million
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Target: 

Peacock Foods

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Acquiror: 
Greencore Group plc

Advising Greencore Group plc, a leading international manufacturer of convenience foods based in Ireland, on the proposed acquisition of Peacock Foods, a manufacturing partner for consumer packaged goods companies in the US.

14-Nov-16
$NA
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Target: 

Lion’s Australian Premium Wine Business – Fine Wine Partners

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Acquiror: 
Accolade Wines

Advised Lion, a leading Australasian food and beverage company wholly owned by Japanese conglomerate Kirin, on the sale of its Australian wine business Fine Wine Partners to Accolade Wines, a portfolio company of CHAMP Private Equity

03-Nov-16
$3.3 billion
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

Metaldyne Performance Group, Inc.

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc.

Advising American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc., a leading manufacturer of driveline and drivetrain systems and related components and metal-formed products, on the acquisition of Metaldyne Performance Group, Inc., a provider of highly-engineered lightweight components for use in powertrain and suspension applications for the global light, commercial and industrial vehicle markets

03-Nov-16
$NA
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Target: 

Fragrance Resources Group

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.

Advising IFF, one of the world’s largest flavors and fragrances businesses, on the acquisition of Fragrance Resources Group, a family-owned fragrance company headquartered in Switzerland

17-Oct-16
$1.4 billion
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

Save-A-Lot

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Acquiror: 
Affiliate of Onex Corporation

Advising SUPERVALU, Inc., one of the largest grocery wholesalers and retailers in the U.S., on the sale of its Save-A-Lot business, a leading hard-discount grocery retailer in the U.S., to an affiliate of Onex Corporation 

05-Oct-16
Pending
$NA
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Target: 

Portfolio of 14 Outlicensing generic products in the EEA from Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

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Acquiror: 
Accord Healthcare Ltd.

Advising Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., the world’s largest generic drug company, on the divestment of a portfolio of 14 Outlicensing pharmaceutical products in the EEA to Accord Healthcare Ltd. (a subsidiary of Intas Pharmaceuticals Limited).

05-Oct-16
$775 million
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Target: 

Assets and operations of Actavis Generics in the UK and Ireland from Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

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Acquiror: 
Accord Healthcare Ltd.

Advising Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., the world’s largest generic drug company, on its sale of assets and operations of Actavis Generics in the UK and Ireland to Accord Healthcare Ltd. (a subsidiary of Intas Pharmaceuticals Limited) for £603m (c.$775m) 

07-Sep-16
Pending
$NA
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Target: 

TEGNA, Inc.

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Advising TEGNA, Inc., a major broadcasting and digital marketing services company, on the spin-off of Cars.com and the creation of two independent publicly traded companies: one focused on television broadcasting and one focused on the online automotive marketplace.

18-Aug-16
$3.2 billion
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Valves & Controls Business of Pentair

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Acquiror: 
Emerson

Advising Emerson, a diversified global technology and industrial company, on the acquisition of the Valves & Controls business of Pentair

08-Aug-16
$1.5 billion
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Target: 

Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc.

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
Vail Resorts, Inc.

Advised Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc., a 75% owner and operator of the largest and most visited mountain resort in North America, on its sale to Vail Resorts, Inc.

08-Aug-16
$87 million
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

Aquasana, Inc.

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
A. O. Smith Corporation

Advised A. O. Smith Corporation, a leading manufacturer of residential and commercial water heaters and boilers, on the acquisition of Aquasana, a premium water treatment company, from L Catterton

28-Jul-16
$80 million
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

BioD, LLC

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
Derma Sciences, Inc.

Advised Derma Sciences, Inc., a tissue regeneration company focused on advanced wound and burn care, on the acquisition of a proprietary regenerative medicine products company BioD, LLC and a concurrent private placement.

28-Jun-16
$NA
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Target: 

U.S. rights to an authorized generic version of Adderall XR

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
Prasco Laboratories

Advised Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. on the divestment of the U.S. rights  to an authorized generic version of Adderall XR

28-Jun-16
$652 million
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Target: 

U.S. rights to 37 approved and 5 pipeline generic products

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Acquiror: 
Mayne Pharma Group Limited

Advised Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. on the divestment of the U.S. rights  to 42 generic products

27-Jun-16
$156 million
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

ReachLocal

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
Gannett

Served as independent financial advisor to the Board of Directors of Gannett in connection with its acquisition of ReachLocal

21-Jun-16
$586 million
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Target: 

U.S. rights to a broad portfolio of 18 generic products from Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

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Acquiror: 
Impax Laboratories, Inc.

Advised Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. on the divestment of the U.S. rights to a broad portfolio of 18 generic products to Impax Laboratories, Inc.

20-Jun-16
$NA
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Target: 

U.S. rights to 2 generic drug products from Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

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Acquiror: 
Zydus Cadila

Advised Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. on the divestment of the U.S. rights to 2 generic drug products to Zydus Cadila

17-Jun-16
$310 million
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Target: 

Dobbies Garden Centres

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Acquiror: 
Investor group led by Midlothian Capital Partners and Hattington Capital

Advised Tesco plc, a listed FTSE 100 retailer, on its sale of Dobbies Garden Centres to an investor group led by Midlothian Capital Partners and Hattington Capital

16-Jun-16
$40 million
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Target: 

U.S. rights to 5 generic injectable drug products from Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

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Acquiror: 
Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Advised Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. on the divestment of the U.S. rights to 5 generic injectable drug products  to Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 

15-Jun-16
$414 million
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

Aegerion Pharmaceuticals

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Acquiror: 
QLT Inc.

Advised QLT Inc. on its merger with Aegerion Pharmaceuticals and concurrent equity raise to create a rare disease-focused global biopharmaceutical organization

11-Jun-16
$350 million
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Target: 

U.S. rights to 8 generic drug products from Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

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Acquiror: 
Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories

Advised Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. on the divestment of the U.S. rights to 8 generic drug products to Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories

10-Jun-16
$NA
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Target: 

Giraffe restaurants

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Acquiror: 
Boparan Private Office

Advised Tesco plc, a listed FTSE 100 retailer, on its sale of the Giraffe casual dining restaurant chain to the Boparan Private Office, the private investment vehicle of the British businessman Ranjit Boparan

01-Jun-16
$221 million
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Target: 

Patties Foods Ltd

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Acquiror: 
Pacific Equity Partners

Advising Patties Foods Ltd (ASX:PFL), the leading Australian branded frozen food Company, with market leadership in the frozen savoury and frozen dessert segments, on its proposed sale to Pacific Equity Partners via Scheme of Arrangement

16-May-16
$874 million
U.K., Netherlands, Germany flags
Target: 

Equinix Data Center Assets

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
Digital Realty Trust

Advised Digital Realty Trust, the world's largest wholesale colocation services and data center solutions provider, on its acquisition of a portfolio of eight carrier-neutral European data centers from Equinix

10-May-16
$NA
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Target: 

Brasil/CT

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Acquiror: 
Invest Tech

Advised Brasil/CT on a capital injection made by Invest Tech in the Company.  Brasil/CT specializes in the e-commerce market and is a leader in B2C and B2B full-commerce and loyalty operations in Brazil.  Invest Tech is an investment manager focused on venture capital and private equity in the technology and telecom sectors

04-May-16
$NA
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

Portfolio of synthetic royalty and milestone rights on multiple cardiovascular programs

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
Ligand Pharmaceuticals

Advised CorMatrix Cardiovascular, a leading medical device company with a differentiated extracellular matrix technology, on the sale of a portfolio of synthetic royalty and milestone rights on multiple cardiovascular programs

04-May-16
$NA
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

Affinia Group

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Acquiror: 
MANN+HUMMEL GmbH

Advised MANN+HUMMEL GmbH, a leading global manufacturer of filtration solutions, on the acquisition of the global filtration operations (excluding the Affinia South America operations) of Affinia Group

28-Apr-16
$550 million
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

Broadcom’s Wireless Internet of Things (IoT) Business Unit

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
Cypress Semiconductor Corporation

Advised Cypress Semiconductor, a leading provider of high-performance, mixed-signal, programmable solutions worldwide, on its acquisition of Broadcom’s Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and ZigBee product lines for automotive, industrial and consumer IoT markets

25-Apr-16
$3.4 billion
U.S.A., Euro, Brazil flags
Target: 

Divestment assets of Ball and Rexam

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Acquiror: 
Ardagh Group SA

Advised Ball Corporation on the acquisition of Rexam plc and provided a fairness opinion to the Board of Directors of Ball Corporation on the sale of select metal beverage can assets in Europe, Brazil and the United States to satisfy certain regulatory requirements in connection with its proposed acquisition of Rexam

22-Apr-16
$NA
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Target: 

Elavon do Brasil

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Acquiror: 
Stone Pagamentos

Advised Minneapolis-based U.S. Bancorp, the fifth largest commercial bank in the United States, and the parent company of Elavon, Inc., in the sale of its 50.1 percent majority stake in São Paulo-based, Elavon do Brasil to Stone Pagamentos, a local market, privately-held merchant acquirer.

19-Apr-16
$NA
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

Total Care Medicaid Plan

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
Molina Healthcare, Inc.

Advised Molina Healthcare Inc., a provider of managed health care services under the Medicaid and Medicare programs, on the acquisition of Universal American’s Total Care Medicaid plan

14-Apr-16
$NA
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Target: 

Frieze Events Ltd. / Frieze Publishing Ltd.

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
WME | IMG Global

Advised Frieze, the premier art events and media company, on its strategic investment and partnership with WME IMG Global

07-Apr-16
$105 million
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Target: 

Wireless Infrastructure Group

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Acquiror: 
3i Infrastructure plc

Advised 3i Infrastructure plc, a leading UK listed investor in infrastructure businesses and assets, on its acquisition of a 36% economic interest in Wireless Infrastructure Group, the UK’s 2nd largest independent telecommunications tower company

18-Mar-16
$NA
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Target: 

Sewells Group

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
MSX International

Advised WorldMark on the sale of Sewells Group to MSX International, a global provider of outsourced business solutions.  Sewells, headquartered in Shanghai, is a leading provider of automotive dealership development services across Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East

16-Mar-16
$942 million
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

Rofin-Sinar Technologies, Inc.

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
Coherent, Inc.

Advising Rofin-Sinar Technologies, Inc., a leading manufacturer of industrial laser sources and laser-based solutions and components, on its sale to Coherent, Inc., a leading provider of lasers and laser-based technology for scientific, commercial and industrial customers

07-Mar-16
$NA
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Target: 

Boehringer Ingelheim

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
AbbVie

Advised Boehringer Ingelheim, the world's largest privately held pharmaceutical company, on a global collaboration with AbbVie regarding an investigational monoclonal IL-23 antibody targeting autoimmune diseases. Within the scope of the agreement, AbbVie also acquired an option for the development and commercialisation of BI’s anti-CD-40 antibody.

03-Mar-16
$NA
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

Perseus Books LLC

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
Ingram Content Group Inc.

Advised Perseus Books LLC, a leading independent publishing company, on the sale of its client services business to Ingram Content Group Inc. 

01-Mar-16
$NA
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

Perseus Books LLC

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
Hachette Book Group, Inc.

Advised Perseus Books LLC, a leading independent publishing company, on the sale of its publishing business to Hachette Book Group, Inc. 

26-Feb-16
$NA
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Target: 

Policard

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Acquiror: 
Groupe Up

Advised Policard, one of the largest electronic payment companies in Brazil, on the combination of its business with the Brazilian operations of Groupe Up, one of the leading employee benefits, public, social and loyalty programs providers in the world

02-Feb-16
$314 million
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Target: 

11 Private Equity Fund Positions Managed by NBGI Private Equity and Team’s Spinout

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Acquiror: 
Deutsche Bank Private Equity and Goldman Sachs Asset Management

Advised the National Bank of Greece SA, the leading bank in Greece by deposits and total assets, on the disposal of 100% of its interests in eleven funds managed by NBGI Private Equity. The management responsibility of the funds and underlying investments will continue to be performed by the current management team along with other persons appointed by the buyers, under a new management vehicle created expressly for this purpose

22-Dec-15
$NA
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Hortifruti

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Acquiror: 
Partners Group

Advised Hortifruti, Brazil's number one premium retailer of healthy food, on the sale of a significant minority stake to Partners Group, a global private markets investment manager  

21-Dec-15
$NA
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Target: 

Antin Solar Investments

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Acquiror: 
Quercus Investment Partners / Swiss Life Asset Management

Advised Antin Infrastructure Partners on its sale of Antin Solar Investments, a leading Italian solar platform, to a consortium of investors comprised of Swiss Life Asset Management and Quercus Investment Partners

17-Dec-15
$130 million
Swiss, Netherlands flags
Target: 

Airopack Technology Group AG

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
Apollo Global Management, LLC

Advised Airopack Technology Group, developer of a revolutionary all-plastic dispenser, on a €120 million debt and equity investment from funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, and the concurrently announced proposed acquisition of the 50% stake it does not already own in Airolux AG, its joint venture with Resilux NV

15-Dec-15
$4.3 billion
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

Heartland Payment Systems, Inc.

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
Global Payments Inc.

Advised Heartland Payment Systems, Inc., one of the nation’s largest payment companies, on its sale to Global Payments Inc., a leading worldwide provider of payment technology services

14-Dec-15
$NA
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Target: 

Specialized Anodized Extrusion Holding Switzerland AG (Spandex)

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Acquiror: 
Chequers Capital

Advised Gilde Buy Out Partners on the sale of Spandex, a specialized B2B distributor of graphic media and equipment to the signage and visual communications industry, to Chequers Capital

10-Dec-15
$855 million
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

Blount International, Inc.

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
American Securities LLC and P2 Capital Partners, LLC

Advised the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Blount International Inc., a leading global manufacturer of saw chains, guide bars, sprockets and other equipment for the forestry, agriculture and construction markets, on its sale to American Securities LLC and P2 Capital Partners, LLC

08-Dec-15
$6+ billion
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Target: 

Air Warfare Destroyer Reform Strategy

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Advised the Commonwealth Government of Australia as represented by the Department of Finance in relation to the Air Warfare Destroyer Reform Strategy

07-Dec-15
$755 million
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Target: 

Stork

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
Fluor Corporation

Advised Arle Capital Partners on the sale of Stork, an international provider of maintenance, modification and asset integrity services for large existing industrial facilities in the oil and gas, chemicals, industrial and power markets, to Fluor Corporation, one of the world’s largest publicly-traded engineering, procurement and construction companies

01-Dec-15
$164 million
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Target: 

Incotec Group BV

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Acquiror: 
Croda International Plc

Advised Croda International Plc, a leading UK listed global specialty chemicals producer, on its acquisition of Incotec Group BV, a Netherlands based provider of seed enhancement technologies 

01-Dec-15
$NA
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Target: 

Allied Healthcare

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Acquiror: 
AURELIUS Investments

Advised Saga plc on the disposal of Allied Healthcare, the leading local authority-funded domiciliary care business in the UK, to AURELIUS Investments

12-Nov-15
$406 million
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

Lane Industries Incorporated

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Acquiror: 
Salini Impregilo S.p.A.

Advised Lane Industries Incorporated, a privately-held construction company specializing in heavy civil projects, including design-build and public private partnerships, on its sale to Salini Impregilo S.p.A.

02-Nov-15
$NA
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Target: 

Reaction Engines Limited

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Acquiror: 
BAE Systems plc

Advised Reaction Engines Limited, a privately-held company located in the United Kingdom, on a strategic investment by BAE Systems plc, a leading defense, security and aerospace company based in the United Kingdom, to accelerate the company’s development of a new aerospace engine class

29-Oct-15
$275 million
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

Aesynt, Inc.

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
Omnicell, Inc.

Advised Omnicell, Inc., a leading supplier to health systems of automation solutions and business analytics software for medication and supply management, on the acquisition of Aesynt, Inc., a provider of integrated pharmacy automation solutions for hospitals and health systems

28-Oct-15
$NA
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DataLase Ltd

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Acquiror: 
Sato Holdings Corporation

Advised Sato Holdings Corporation, a leading global provider of Auto-ID solutions, on its acquisition of a significant minority stake in DataLase Ltd,  a UK-based provider of materials for laser coding and marking of products and packaging 

27-Oct-15
$160 million
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

DCG Systems, Inc.

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
FEI Company

Advised FEI Company, a designer and manufacturer of a broad range of high-performance microscopy workflow solutions, on its $160 million acquisition of DCG Systems, Inc., a leading supplier of electrical fault characterization, localization and editing equipment

14-Oct-15
$330 million
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

Professional Service Industries, Inc.

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Acquiror: 
Intertek Group plc

Advised Intertek Group plc, a leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide, on its $330 million acquisition of Professional Service Industries, Inc. (“PSI”), a leading US based provider of testing and assurance services to commercial and civil construction markets

05-Oct-15
$130 million
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

Willbros Professional Services

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
TRC Companies, Inc.

Advised Willbros Group, Inc. on the sale of its Professional Services segment to TRC Companies, Inc.

28-Sep-15
$NA
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

Alcoa Inc.

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Advising Alcoa Inc. on its separation into two independent, publicly-traded companies

10-Sep-15
$NA
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

International Medical Group, Inc.

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
ABRY Partners

Advised International Medical Group, Inc., a leader in the global insurance and assistance services market, on its sale to ABRY Partners

20-Aug-15
$1.0 billion
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Target: 

COOEC Fluor Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
Fluor Corporation

Advised Fluor Corporation on its $489 million investment for a 49% interest in a joint venture with Offshore Oil Engineering Co., Ltd. (COOEC) to own, operate and manage the Zhuhai Fabrication Yard in China’s Guangdong province

07-Aug-15
$NA
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Target: 

Victorian Thoroughbred Racing Media Rights

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Acquiror: 
Tabcorp Holdings Limited

Advised Tabcorp Holdings Limited (“Tabcorp”), a leading diversified Australian entertainment group with wagering, gaming, racing media and Keno operations, on reaching agreement on a long-term deal for domestic broadcast, digital and international media rights for Victorian thoroughbred racing content

27-Jul-15
$40.5 billion
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Allergan Generics

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Acquiror: 
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

Advised Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., a leading global pharmaceutical company, on the acquisition of Allergan plc’s Generics business

24-Jul-15
$5.6 billion
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Target: 

Gala Coral Limited

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Acquiror: 
Ladbrokes plc

Advising Ladbrokes plc, a leading UK betting and gaming company, on the recommended all-share merger with certain businesses of Gala Coral Limited, including Coral Retail, Eurobet Retail and Gala Coral Online

15-Jul-15
$825 million
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

HD Supply Power Solutions

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
Anixter International

Advised Anixter International on its $825mm acquisition of HD Supply’s Power Solutions business, creating a leading North American utility and electrical distribution platform

06-Jul-15
$910 million
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

Altegra Health, Inc.

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
Emdeon Inc.

Advised Emdeon, a leading healthcare information technology company, on the acquisition of Altegra Health, a national provider of technology and intervention platforms for value-based healthcare

22-Jun-15
$640 million
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

28-property portfolio of independent living senior housing properties from affiliates of Holiday Retirement, an entity controlled by Fortress Investment Group

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
New Senior Investment Group Inc.

Provided Fairness Opinion to the Transaction Committee of the Board of Directors of New Senior Investment Group, a $2.5 billion publicly traded REIT, on its acquisition of a 28-property portfolio from Holiday Retirement, one of the largest private operators of senior housing in the U.S.

08-Jun-15
$45 million
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Target: 

Aralez Pharmaceuticals Inc.

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Acquiror: 
QLT Inc.

Advised QLT Inc. on its strategic equity investment in Aralez Pharmaceuticals Inc., a newly formed global specialty pharmaceutical company resulting from the business combination of POZEN Inc. and Tribute Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc., and the special distribution of the Aralez shares to QLT shareholders.

04-Jun-15
$1.5 billion
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Target: 

Moorebank Intermodal Terminal Project

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Acquiror: 
Qube / Aurizon

Advised the Australian Government on the public-private partnership with a consortium comprising Qube (ASX: QUB) and Aurizon (ASX:AZJ) to develop and operate a A$1.9 billion import /export and interstate intermodal terminal as well as associated warehousing and rail infrastructure in Moorebank, Sydney

02-Jun-15
$NA
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Target: 

Portfolio of GlaxoSmithKline plc consumer and OTC brands

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
Perrigo Company plc

Advised GlaxoSmithKline plc, a leading British pharmaceutical company, on the disposal of a portfolio of consumer and OTC brands to Omega Pharma NV, a subsidiary of Perrigo Company plc

29-May-15
$4.1 billion
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Target: 

Telecity Group plc

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
Equinix, Inc.

Advised Telecity Group plc, Europe’s leading provider of premium carrier-neutral data centres, on a recommended cash and share offer from Equinix, Inc. a leading U.S. provider of colocation data centre services globally

26-May-15
$2.2 billion
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

Nordstrom, Inc. (Credit Card Assets)

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Acquiror: 
The Toronto-Dominion Bank Group

Advised The Toronto-Dominion Bank Group on its acquisition of Nordstrom, Inc.’s credit card assets

24-Apr-15
$575 million
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

Scholastic Corporation’s Educational Technology and Services business

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company

Advised Scholastic Corporation, a children’s publishing and education company, on the sale of its Educational Technology and Services business to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company, an educational and trade publisher

21-Apr-15
$NA
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Target: 

Tate & Lyle plc

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
Archer Daniels Midland Company

Advised Tate & Lyle plc, a leading provider of ingredients and solutions to the food, beverage and other industries, on the re-alignment of Eaststarch C.V., its 50:50 corn wet milling joint venture in Europe with Archer Daniels Midland Company

30-Mar-15
$950 million
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Target: 

Quindell plc’s Professional Services Division

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Acquiror: 
Slater and Gordon

Advised Slater and Gordon Limited, an ASX-listed international consumer law firm, on the acquisition of Quindell plc’s Professional Services Division, the UK’s leading personal injury law firm operating across the claims value chain, and associated A$890 million equity and A$375 million debt raisings

09-Mar-15
$1.5 billion
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

RTI International Metals, Inc

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
Alcoa Inc.

Advised Alcoa Inc. on the acquisition of RTI International Metals, Inc., a leading producer and global supplier of titanium mill products and a manufacturer of fabricated titanium and specialty metal components, principally for the commercial aerospace and defense sectors

06-Mar-15
$NA
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Target: 

Kerry Pinnacle

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Acquiror: 
Pacific Equity Partners

Advised Kerry Group plc, a global leader in food ingredients and flavor technologies, on the sale of its Australian subsidiary Kerry Pinnacle, an integrated manufacturer and distributor of bakery ingredients and prepared bakery products, to Pacific Equity Partners

03-Mar-15
$66 million
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Target: 

The Warehouse Group Limited

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Advised Woolworths Limited, Australia’s largest supermarket operator, on strategic options for the divestment of its 8.8% holding in The Warehouse Group, New Zealand’s largest general merchandise retailer

02-Mar-15
$107 million
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Target: 

Lion's Everyday Cheese Business

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Acquiror: 
Warrnambool Cheese & Butter

Advised Lion, a leading Australasian food and beverage company wholly owned by Japanese conglomerate Kirin, on the sale of its Everyday Cheese business to Warrnambool Cheese & Butter, a listed Australian dairy company controlled by the Canadian dairy player Saputo

24-Feb-15
$NA
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Target: 

Azelis Group (majority owned by 3i)

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Acquiror: 
Funds advised by Apax Partners

Advised 3i on the sale of Azelis Group, a leading pan-European distributor of specialty chemicals with an emerging presence in Asia, to funds advised by Apax partners

23-Feb-15
$NA
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

Softcard (JVL Ventures, LLC)

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
Google Inc.

Advised Softcard, a joint venture of AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile focused on mobile payments and commerce, on the sale of certain assets to Google

20-Feb-15
$800 million
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

GFI Group Inc.

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
BGC Partners, Inc.

Advised the Special Committee of GFI Group Inc. on its sale to BGC Partners, Inc.

19-Feb-15
$8.4 billion
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Target: 

Rexam plc

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
Ball Corporation

Advised Ball Corporation, a leading manufacturer of metal packaging products for the global beverage, food, personal care and household products industries as well as a provider of systems and technologies for the aerospace industry, on the acquisition of Rexam plc, a leading beverage can manufacturer

12-Feb-15
~$1.1 billion
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Target: 

John Laing plc

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Acquiror: 
N/A

Advised Henderson Equity Partners on the initial public offering of John Laing plc, a leading originator, active investor and manager of international infrastructure projects

05-Feb-15
$10.5 billion
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

Wireline assets of Verizon Communications in California, Florida and Texas

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
Frontier Communications

Advised the Board of Directors of Frontier in connection with its acquisition of wireline assets from Verizon in California, Florida and Texas

03-Feb-15
$110 million
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Target: 

WEGU Holding GmbH

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Acquiror: 
Anhui Zhongding Sealing Parts

Advised the shareholders of WEGU Holding GmbH, a German provider of anti-vibration solutions and light-weight components for the automotive and truck industries, on the sale of the Company to Anhui Zhongding Sealing Parts, a Chinese listed company that makes and sells rubber sealing parts and other rubber products

29-Jan-15
$44 million
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Target: 

Airnorth

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
Bristow Group

Advised Airnorth, Australia’s largest independent Airline, on the sale of 85% of its shares on issue to Bristow Group, a leading provider of helicopter services to the worldwide offshore energy industry, for an implied 100% equity value of US$44m 

26-Jan-15
$16.0 billion
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

MeadWestvaco Corporation

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
Rock-Tenn Company

Provided fairness opinion to the Board of Directors of MeadWestvaco on the merger with RockTenn to create a powerful global provider of consumer and corrugated packaging solutions

22-Jan-15
$NA
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Target: 

Hitachi Appliances, Inc.

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
Johnson Controls

Advised Hitachi, LTD / Hitachi Appliances, Inc, a leading global industrial conglomerate focused on information and telecommunications systems, power systems and social systems, on their formation of a global HVAC joint venture with Johnson Controls

21-Jan-15
$3.0 billion
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

Hiland Partners, LP

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
Kinder Morgan, Inc.

Advised Hiland Partners, a leading midstream energy company with operations primarily in the Bakken Shale, on its sale to Kinder Morgan, North America’s largest energy infrastructure company

14-Jan-15
$309 million
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Target: 

Chandler Macleod Group Limited

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Acquiror: 
Recruit Holdings Co.,Ltd

Advised Recruit Holdings Co.,Ltd, the leading global staffing services company in Japan, on the acquisition of Chandler Macleod Group Limited, a major general recruitment company   

14-Jan-15
$55 million
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Target: 

Peoplebank Holdings PTY LTD

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Acquiror: 
Recruit Holdings Co.,Ltd

Advised Recruit Holdings Co.,Ltd, the leading global staffing services company in Japan, on the acquisition of Peoplebank Holdings PTY LTD, Australasia’s leading IT&T recruitment company

19-Dec-14
$NA
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

NYK Ports LLC

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Acquiror: 
Macquarie Infrastructure Partners

Advised NYK Ports LLC, a leading port operating and stevedoring company, on the sale of a 49% stake to Macquarie Infrastructure Partners, a leading Australian infrastructure fund

15-Dec-14
$NA
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Target: 

TITAL GmbH

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
Alcoa Inc.

Advised Alcoa Inc. on the acquisition of TITAL GmbH, a privately-held German manufacturer of aluminum and titanium castings predominately for the aerospace and defense end markets

21-Nov-14
$NA
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Target: 

Tipness Limited

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Acquiror: 
Nippon Television Holdings

Advised Nippon Television Holdings, a media and content company engaged in production and broadcasting primarily in Japan, on the acquisition of Tipness Limited, the fourth largest fitness club company in Japan,  from Suntory Holdings and Marubeni Corporation

19-Nov-14
$NA
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Target: 

Muelles y Ballestas Hispano-Alemanas, S.A.

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Acquiror: 
Invest Ziur, S.L

Advised The Boler Company, U.S. based parent of truck component supplier Hendrickson, on the sale of its 50% equity stake in Muelles y Ballestas Hispano-Alemanas, S.A., a Spanish manufacturer of leaf springs for commercial vehicles, to its co-shareholder Invest Ziur, S.L.

22-Oct-14
$112 million
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Target: 

Nuplex Industries’ Specialties and Masterbatch businesses

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Acquiror: 
CHAMP Private Equity

Advised Nuplex Industries, a dual listed (ASX/NZX) global manufacturer, developer and distributor of resins and additives, on the sale of its specialty chemicals and masterbatch businesses to CHAMP Private Equity, a leading Australian private equity firm

01-Oct-14
$NA
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Target: 

Modern Star Pty Ltd

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Acquiror: 
Navis Capital

Advised Modern Star, Australia and New Zealand’s #1 supplier of education resources and educational toys, on the sale of 90% of its shares to Navis Capital, a leading private equity group focused on investments in South and Southeast Asia

30-Sep-14
$NA
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

Masco Corporation

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Advised Masco Corporation, a leading global provider of home improvement and building products, on the tax-free spin-off of its Installation Services business

09-Sep-14
$NA
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

Atwood Mobile Products, LLC

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Acquiror: 
Dometic Group AB

Advised Dometic Group AB, a portfolio company of EQT, on its acquisition of Atwood Mobile Products, a global manufacturer of appliances and hardware for the RV, On-/Off-Highway and Marine industries

03-Sep-14
$300 million
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

Voya Financial, Inc.

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Advised the Independent Committee of the Board of Directors of Voya Financial, Inc. in connection with Voya Financial, Inc.’s repurchase of 7.7mm shares (aggregate repurchase of $300mm) from ING Groep N.V.

12-Aug-14
$NA
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Target: 

Faster S.p.A.

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Acquiror: 
Capvis

Advised Capvis, one of the leading buyout firms in Switzerland, on the acquisition of Faster S.p.A., one of the top 2 global manufacturers of quick-release hydraulic couplings

11-Aug-14
$NA
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

MannKind Corporation

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Acquiror: 
Sanofi

Advised MannKind, a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of therapeutic products for patients with diabetes, on a collaboration with Sanofi, comprising licensing, supply and loan facility agreements with respect to licensing the Company’s lead product AFREZZA. MannKind will receive up to $925 million in upfront and milestone payments plus 35% of future profits.

11-Aug-14
$420 million
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

Tri-Ed

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
Anixter International Inc.

Advised Anixter International Inc., a leading global distributor of enterprise cabling and security solutions, electrical and electronic wire and cable, and OEM supply fasteners and other small parts, on its acquisition of Tri-Ed from Audax Group

05-Aug-14
$1.3 billion
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Target: 

Siemens Health Services

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
Cerner Corporation

Advised Cerner Corporation, a leader in healthcare information services, on the acquisition of the assets of Siemens Aktiengesellschaft’s healthcare information technology business unit, Siemens Health Services, for $1.3 billion in cash.

05-Aug-14
$1.8 billion
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

Cars.com

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
Gannett Co., Inc.

Advised Gannett Co., Inc. a media and marketing solutions company, on its acquisition of Cars.com (part of Classified Ventures, LLC), a provider of online auto advertising solutions and consumer content.

01-Aug-14
$NA
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

Global Trade Information Services, Inc.

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
IHS Inc.

Advised Global Trade Information Services, the world’s leading supplier of international merchandise trade data, on the sale of the company to IHS.

28-Jul-14
$90 million
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Target: 

Clinuvel Pharmaceuticals Limited

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
Retrophin, Inc.

Advised Clinuvel, a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing drugs for the treatment of a range of severe skin disorders, in response to an unsolicited proposal to acquire the business from Retrophin, a pharmaceutical company focused on the development, acquisition and commercialization of drugs for the treatment of serious, catastrophic or rare diseases

25-Jul-14
$NA
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Target: 

Stakes in David Jones and Country Road

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Acquiror: 
Woolworths Holdings

Advised Solomon Lew in reviewing his strategic options in relation to David Jones and Country Road. Mr Lew ultimately sold his 11.8% stake in the tightly held Country Road to Woolworths Holdings. Woolworths Holdings also acquired David Jones, Australia’s premier department store, in which Mr Lew held a 9.9% stake

24-Jul-14
$3.0 billion
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

QR Energy, LP

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
BreitBurn Energy Partners LP

Advised QR Energy, LP on the merger with Breitburn Energy Partners LP to create the largest oil-weighted MLP in the upstream oil & gas sector

27-Jun-14
$11 billion+
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Target: 

TUI Travel Plc

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Acquiror: 
TUI AG

Advised TUI AG on the merger with TUI Travel Plc creating the world’s number one integrated leisure tourism business (+Transaction value represents enterprise value of combined entity)

26-Jun-14
$2.9 billion
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Target: 

Firth Rixson Limited

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
Alcoa Inc.

Advised Alcoa Inc. on the acquisition of Firth Rixson Limited, a leading provider of highly engineered rings, industrial forgings and specialized metal products primarily to the aerospace industry

26-Jun-14
$2.7 billion
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

Frank Russell Company

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Acquiror: 
London Stock Exchange Group plc

Advised LSEG on the proposed acquisition of Frank Russell Company, the number one provider of benchmarks to US-focused equity funds and a leading provider of multi-asset class investment solutions, from Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, including acting as Joint Sponsor to LSEG on its $1.6 billion rights issue

23-Jun-14
$690 million
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

Western World Insurance Group, Inc.

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Acquiror: 
Validus Holdings, Ltd.

Advised Validus Holdings, Ltd., a leading Bermuda-based provider of reinsurance, insurance, and insurance linked securities management, on its acquisition of Western World Insurance Group, Inc., a specialty U.S. commercial insurer

18-Jun-14
$NA
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Target: 

Frauenthal Automotive Sales GmbH

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
The Boler Company

Advised The Boler Company, parent of truck component supplier Hendrickson, on the acquisition of Frauenthal Automative Sales GmbH, a European manufacturer of leaf springs and stabilizers

06-Jun-14
$7.2 billion
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Target: 

AA Limited

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Advised the management buy-in team on the acquisition by leading institutional investors of AA Limited from Acromas and simultaneous listing on the London Stock Exchange

13-May-14
$80 million
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

Publications International, Ltd. Children’s Division

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Acquiror: 
Jiangsu Phoenix Publishing and Media Corporation Limited

Advised Publications International, a leading consumer book publisher, on the sale of its Children’s Division to Jiangsu Phoenix Publishing and Media Corporation Limited

01-May-14
$NA
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

Filter Specialists, Inc.

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
Pall Corporation

Advised Filter Specialists, Inc., a global manufacturer of industrial liquid filtration solutions, on its sale to Pall Corporation

15-Apr-14
$NA
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

MGM Hakkasan Hospitality

Advised MGM Resorts International on the formation of a joint venture hotel management company with the Hakkasan Group called MGM Hakkasan Hospitality that will design, develop and manage luxury non-gaming hotels worldwide

11-Apr-14
$414 million
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Target: 

Investec Bank (Australia) Limited

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Acquiror: 
Bank of Queensland Limited

Advised Investec Bank (Australia) Limited on the sale of its Professional Finance and Asset Finance and Leasing businesses, its deposit book, and its Australian banking licence to Bank of Queensland Limited (“BOQ”). BOQ is a leading regional Australian bank which provides retail and business banking

10-Apr-14
$NA
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Target: 

Flint Group

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
Consortium of Goldman Sachs MBD and Koch Industries

Advised Flint Group, a portfolio company of CVC Capital Partners and a global leader in the manufacturing of printing inks and consumables on its sale to a consortium consisting of Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking and the private equity arm of Koch Industries

08-Apr-14
$NA
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

ARTnews

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Acquiror: 
Skate Capital Corp.

Advised ARTnews, the world's oldest and most widely circulated art magazine, on its sale to Skate Capital Corp., a private art and media industry investment vehicle

01-Apr-14
$NA
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

Dillard's, Inc. (Credit Card Assets)

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
Wells Fargo & Company

Advised Dillard’s, Inc. on a strategic alliance relating to its credit card business with Wells Fargo & Company

10-Mar-14
$NA
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

K-Y brand

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Acquiror: 
Reckitt Benckiser Group plc

Advised Reckitt Benckiser, a leading consumer goods manufacturer, on the acquisition of the global rights to the K-Y brand, a leader in intimate lubricants

06-Mar-14
$10.0 billion
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

Safeway Inc.

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
Albertsons (majority owned by Cerberus Capital Management)

Advised the Board of Directors of Safeway Inc., a leading food and drug retailer, on its acquisition by Albertsons

03-Mar-14
$585 million
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

Gannett (Apartments.com)

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
CoStar Group

Advised Gannett Co., Inc., a media and marketing solutions company, on the sale of its stake in the online real estate classifieds service Apartments.com (part of Classified Ventures, LLC) to CoStar Group, a provider of information services to the commercial real estate industry

24-Feb-14
$887 million
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Target: 

Essar Energy plc

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Acquiror: 
Essar Global Fund Limited

Advised the Independent Committee of the Board of Essar Energy plc in connection with possible offers from Essar Global Fund Limited, its 78% shareholder, for the remaining shares it does not already own and $550m convertible bonds issued by Essar Energy plc

21-Feb-14
$NA
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

BancTec, Inc.

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
HandsOn3, LLC

Advised BancTec, Inc., a leading business process outsourcing company, on its acquisition by HandsOn3, LLC and subsequent combination with Dataforce Group to create one of the largest pure-play BPO businesses, spanning over 50 countries

18-Feb-14
$25.1 billion
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

Forest Laboratories Inc.

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Acquiror: 
Actavis plc

Advised Actavis plc, a global, integrated specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing, manufacturing and distributing generic, brand and biosimilar products on its acquisition of Forest Laboratories Inc.

05-Feb-14
$NA
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Target: 

Unfors Raysafe AB

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
Fluke Biomedical Corporation

Advised the Sixth Swedish National Pension Fund on the sale of Unfors Raysafe AB, a provider of easy-to-use products that help to reduce unnecessary radiation exposure, to Fluke Biomedical Corp., a subsidiary of Danaher Corp. that manufactures biomedical test and simulation products

04-Feb-14
$156 million
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

Thiele Kaolin Company

Advised Thiele Kaolin Company, a miner and processor of kaolin clay, on a leveraged capitalization and repurchase of a 40% stock interest from Stora Enso Oyj

10-Jan-14
$144 million
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Target: 

Residential property portfolio of Grainger plc

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Acquiror: 
Clifden Holdings Limited

Advised Grainger plc on the sale of a portfolio of 1,203 residential home reversion properties located across the UK to Clifden Holdings Limited

18-Dec-13
$NA
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

Fidelis SeniorCare Inc. (Michigan Heath Plan)

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
Centene Corporation

Advised Fidelis SeniorCare Inc., a healthcare provider focused on the care of the elderly, on the sale of a majority of its SecureCare Michigan health plan to Centene Corporation, a managed care provider focused on the Medicaid space

18-Dec-13
$NA
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Target: 

Global Television

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
NEP Group Inc.

Advised Catalyst Investment Managers on the sale of its portfolio company Global Television, Australia’s largest provider of outsourced broadcasting and video production services, to NEP Inc., a leading provider of total broadcast solutions in the US, UK and Brazil. NEP is majority-owned by private funds managed by Crestview Partners

18-Dec-13
$141 million
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Target: 

Open Colleges Australia Pty Ltd

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
Apollo Education Group, Inc.

Advised Open Colleges, Australia’s leading privately owned online provider in the high-growth vocational education and training sector, on the sale of a 70% stake (plus exit arrangements for the balance) to Apollo Education Group, Inc., one of North America’s largest private education providers

17-Dec-13
$2.0 billion
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

AT&T (Connecticut Wireline Operations)

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
Frontier Communications Corp.

Advised AT&T Inc. on the sale of its wireline operations in the State of Connecticut to Frontier Communications

09-Dec-13
$NA
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Target: 

Lazada Group GmbH

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Acquiror: 
Tesco plc

Advised Tesco plc, a listed FTSE 100 retailer, on its acquisition of a significant minority shareholding in Lazada, the leading online general merchandise retailer in South East Asia

04-Dec-13
$850 million
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Target: 

Megapolis Distribution

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Acquiror: 
Japan Tobacco Inc

Advised Japan Tobacco Inc in connection with the acquisition of a minority stake in Megapolis Distribution B.V., Russia’s leading tobacco distributor

04-Nov-13
$4.9 billion
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

Berry Petroleum Co.

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
LINN Energy, LLC

Advised the Independent Directors of LINN Energy, LLC, the largest oil & gas upstream MLP, related to the amended terms of the acquisition of Berry Petroleum Company

30-Oct-13
$NA
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Target: 

Leather Services Business Unit of Clariant International Ltd

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Acquiror: 
Stahl Holdings

Advised Clariant International Ltd, the Swiss specialty chemicals company, on the sale of its Leather Services Business Unit to Stahl Holdings (portfolio company of Wendel), a leading supplier in the leather chemicals and performance coating industries

28-Oct-13
$1.1 billion
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

U.S. Forestlands and Partnership Interest in the South Carolina Real Estate Assets of MeadWestvaco

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
Plum Creek Timber

Provided fairness opinion to the Board of Directors of MeadWestvaco Corporation on the sale of its U.S. forestlands and a partnership stake in its South Carolina Real Estate assets to Plum Creek Timber

21-Oct-13
$4.8 billion
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

Devon Energy Corporation (U.S. Midstream Assets)

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
Crosstex Energy, Inc. & Crosstex Energy, L.P.

Advised Crosstex Energy, Inc. & Crosstex Energy, L.P., a leading U.S. based midstream company, on the creation of a new midstream energy partnership with Devon Energy Corporation, a top-five U.S. independent exploration & production company

15-Oct-13
$64 million
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Target: 

Detergents & Intermediates Business Unit of Clariant International Ltd

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Acquiror: 
International Chemical Investors Group

Advised Clariant International Ltd, the Swiss specialty chemicals company, on the sale of its Detergents & Intermediates Business Unit to International Chemical Investors Group, a privately owned industrial holding company focusing on mid-sized chemicals and pharmaceutical businesses

03-Oct-13
$75 million
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

Electronics Manufacturing Solutions Segment of CTS Corporation

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
Benchmark Electronics, Inc.

Advised CTS Corporation on the sale of its Electronics Manufacturing Solutions segment, an electronics contract manufacturing service provider, to Benchmark Electronics

02-Oct-13
$NA
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Target: 

Tesco PLC's Chinese retail operations

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Acquiror: 
China Resources Enterprise

Advised Tesco PLC on the formation of a joint venture with China Resources Enterprise, a Hong Kong listed, Chinese retailer, to create the leading multi-format retailer in China

10-Sep-13
$NA
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Target: 

Fresh & Easy (owned by Tesco plc)

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Acquiror: 
YFE Holdings, Inc (affiliate of The Yucaipa Companies, LLC)

Advised Tesco plc, a listed FTSE 100 retailer, on the sale of a substantive part of Fresh & Easy’s operating business to YFE Holdings, Inc, an affiliate of The Yucaipa Companies, LLC

09-Sep-13
$2.1 billion
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Target: 

Lucozade & Ribena brands (owned by GSK)

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Acquiror: 
Suntory Beverage & Food Ltd

Advised GlaxoSmithKline, the UK listed international pharmaceutical and consumer company, on the sale of its nutritional drinks brands Lucozade and Ribena to Suntory Beverage & Food Ltd

09-Sep-13
$1.2 billion
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Target: 

Sinclair Knight Merz

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
Jacobs Engineering Group

Advised Sinclair Knight Merz, a leading projects firm, with global capability in strategic consulting, engineering and project delivery on its recommended merger with Jacobs Engineering

04-Sep-13
$NA
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Target: 

Aztec (subsidiary of Dentsu Inc.)

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
IRI

Advised Dentsu Inc., Asia’s largest advertising agency, on the sale of its retail data analytics subsidiary Aztec, to IRI, a global market research company

01-Aug-13
$62 million
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Target: 

Futuris Automotive

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
Clearlake Capital

Advised Elders on the sale of Futuris Automotive, Australia’s largest automotive component manufacturer, to Clearlake Capital, a US based private equity firm

17-Jul-13
$600 million
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

Lincoln Benefit Life, a subsidiary of the Allstate Corporation

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
Resolution Life Holdings

Advised the limited partners of Resolution Life L.P. in the proposed acquisition by its subsidiary, Resolution Life Holdings, Inc., of Lincoln Benefit Life for $600mm

17-Jun-13
$200 million
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

Tesoro Hawaii, LLC

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
Par Petroleum

Advised the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Par Petroleum in connection with its acquisition of Tesoro Hawaii, LLC from Tesoro Corporation

31-May-13
$57 million
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Target: 

d-cyphaTrade Limited

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Acquiror: 
Australian Securities Exchange (ASX)

Advised Transpower New Zealand, the state owned owner-operator of New Zealand’s electricity distribution network on the sale of its wholly owned subsidiary d-cyphaTrade Limited to the Australian Securities Exchange. d-cyphaTrade specializes in the design and marketing of Australian electricity derivatives traded on the ASX24 derivatives platform

31-May-13
$500 million
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Target: 

iSelect (30% shareholding)

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Acquiror: 
Ninemsn (T/A Mi9)

Advised Mi9, a joint venture between Microsoft and Nine Entertainment Co, and one of Australia’s leading digital media companies, on the sale of its 30% holding in iSelect, a leading Australian online-driven comparison service, as part of the Initial Public Offering of iSelect

20-May-13
$8.5 billion
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Target: 

Warner Chilcott, plc

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
Actavis, Inc.

Advised Actavis, Inc., a global, integrated specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing, manufacturing and distributing generic, branded and biosimilar products on its acquisition of Warner Chilcott plc

08-May-13
$110 million
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

Healthcare Finance Group, LLC

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
Fifth Street Finance Corp.

Advised Fifth Street Finance Corp., a specialty finance company with approximately $2 billion of assets under management, on the acquisition of Healthcare Finance Group, LLC, a specialty lender providing asset-based lending and term loan products to the healthcare industry

06-May-13
~$7.0 billion
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

Crestwood Midstream Partners LP

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
Inergy, L.P. / Inergy Midstream L.P.

Advised Inergy, a leading diversified midstream energy company, and its affiliates on their merger with Crestwood Midstream Partners LP and affiliates

01-May-13
$NA
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Target: 

Jeminex’s Industrial & Safety division

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Acquiror: 
Bunzl plc

Advised AMP Capital on the sale of Jeminex’s Industrial & Safety division, Australia’s second largest industrial and safety business with branches across Australia, to Bunzl plc

25-Apr-13
$3.8 billion
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Target: 

GrainCorp Limited

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
Archer Daniels Midland Company

Advised GrainCorp Limited on the unsolicited takeover offer from Archer Daniels Midland Company, a global agribusiness that converts oilseeds, corn, wheat and cocoa into products for food, animal feed and energy uses

01-Apr-13
$NA
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

Morgans Hotel Group

Advised the Special Transaction Committee of the Board of Morgans Hotel Group on the transfer of its ownership interests in Delano South Beach and The Light Group to The Yucaipa Companies in exchange for the cancellation of certain securities held by Yucaipa (debt, preferred stock and warrants) together with a $100 million rights offering backstopped by Yucaipa

01-Mar-13
$1.7 billion
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

50% of El Paso Natural Gas and 50% of El Paso Midstream Investment Company

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P.

Advised the Independent Directors of the Board of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners on the acquisition of 50% of El Paso Natural Gas, a ~10,000 mile natural gas pipeline system connecting the Permian Basin in Texas / New Mexico with key consumer markets in Arizona, California and Mexico, and 50% of El Paso Midstream Investment Company which includes oil and gas gathering and processing assets in the Altamont region in Northeast Utah and in the Eagle Ford shale play in Southwest Texas

20-Feb-13
$120 million
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Target: 

Trivett Automotive Group

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Acquiror: 
Inchcape plc

Advised Inchcape plc, the leading independent international automotive distributor and retailer, on the acquisition of Trivett Automotive Group, the leading luxury and premium automotive group in Australia

15-Jan-13
$NA
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Target: 

Broadcast Rights for V8 Supercars

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Acquiror: 
Seven Network

Advised Archer Capital, a leading Australian private equity firm, and its portfolio company V8 Supercars Australia, on the sale of the Australian FTA television broadcasting rights for V8 Supercars to Seven, a leading Free to Air broadcaster in Australia

10-Jan-13
$3.3 billion
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

SUPERVALU, Inc.

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
Cerberus Capital Management L.P.

Advised SUPERVALU, a leading food retailer, on the sale of its New Albertsons, Inc. subsidiary to an investor group led by Cerberus Capital Management L.P. In addition to the sale, Greenhill also advised the Company on a simultaneous equity tender offer by Cerberus for up to a 30% stake in pro forma SUPERVALU

21-Dec-12
$NA
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Target: 

Sanyo DI Solution

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Acquiror: 
Advantage Partners

Advised Advantage Partners, a leading private equity fund in Japan, on the acquisition of 100% stake in Sanyo DI Solution, the digital still camera OEM business in SANYO Electric, a group company of Panasonic

21-Dec-12
$75 million
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Target: 

Australian Portable Buildings

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Acquiror: 
Black Diamond Group Limited and WEQ Britco LP

Advised CHAMP Ventures on the sale of its portfolio company Australian Portable Buildings, a leading Australian manufacturer of customized modular buildings, to a consortium comprising Black Diamond Group and WEQ Britco

20-Dec-12
$NA
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Target: 

Germanischer Lloyd

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Acquiror: 
Det Norske Veritas

Advised Det Norske Veritas on its merger with Germanischer Lloyd to create the third largest player in the Testing, Inspection and Certification industry, focused on ship classification, oil & gas and energy

11-Dec-12
$862 million
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

TNS, Inc.

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
Siris Capital Group

Advised the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of TNS, Inc., a leading global provider of data communications and interoperability solutions, on its sale to Siris Capital Group, a private equity firm focused on complex, control equity investments in the telecom, technology and technology-enabled business service sectors

07-Dec-12
$43 million
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Target: 

Champion Flour Limited

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Acquiror: 
Nisshin Seifun Group Inc.

Advised Goodman Fielder, a leading Australian listed food company, on the sale of its New Zealand flour milling business, Champion Flour, to Nisshin Seifun Group Inc.

26-Nov-12
$16 billion
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

Archstone Enterprise LP

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
AvalonBay Communities & Equity Residential

Advised AvalonBay on its joint acquisition with Equity Residential of the assets and liabilities of Archstone Enterprise LP, an owner of high-quality apartment communities in major markets in the United States, from Lehman Brothers Holdings

12-Nov-12
~$100 million
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Target: 

Aurelian Oil & Gas PLC

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Acquiror: 
San Leon Energy PLC

Advised Aurelian Oil & Gas, an AIM-listed E&P company primarily focused on natural gas exploration in Central Europe, on its recommended merger with AIM-listed peer San Leon Energy PLC

01-Nov-12
$1.9 billion
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

JDA Software

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
RedPrairie

Advised RedPrairie on the acquisition of JDA Software, a leading provider of supply chain management software

01-Nov-12
$180 million
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Target: 

SKY Network Television Limited

Advised Todd Corporation, a major New Zealand family office, on the divestment of its 11.1% holding in SKY Network Television Limited, New Zealand’s leading provider of pay television services

30-Oct-12
$834 million
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Target: 

Investments of AP Alternative Assets, L.P.

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Acquiror: 
Athene Holding Ltd.

Advised the Special Committee of the Conflicts Committee of the Board of Directors of Athene Holding Ltd. in connection with the purchase of non-cash investment assets of AP Alternative Assets L.P.

23-Oct-12
$5.7 billion
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

Target Corporation’s REDcard credit card assets

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Acquiror: 
The Toronto-Dominion Bank Group

Advised The Toronto-Dominion Bank Group on its acquisition of Target Corporation’s REDcard credit card assets

17-Oct-12
$2.6 billion
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

Cymer, Inc.

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Acquiror: 
ASML Holding NV

Advised ASML Holding NV, a leading provider of lithography systems for the semiconductor industry, on its acquisition of Cymer, Inc., a leading supplier of lithography light sources used by chipmakers to manufacture advanced semiconductor devices

08-Oct-12
$NA
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Target: 

Phaidon Press Limited

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
Leon D. Black family

Advised Phaidon Press Limited (“Phaidon”) and its owner, Richard Schlagman, on the sale of the company to the family of Leon Black. Founded in 1923, Phaidon is a leading branded publishing and media company focused on the visual arts, culture and lifestyle sectors

03-Oct-12
$NA
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

Guardian Industries

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
Koch Industries

Advised the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Guardian Industries, one of the world’s leading glass manufacturers, in connection with its recapitalization and sale of a minority stake to Koch Industries

27-Sep-12
$1.5 billion
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

The Hartford’s Individual Life Insurance Business

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
Prudential Financial, Inc.

Advised The Hartford, a leading provider of insurance and wealth management services, on the divestiture of its Individual Life Insurance Business to Prudential Financial, Inc.

27-Sep-12
$268 million
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Target: 

Alesco Corporation Limited

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Acquiror: 
DuluxGroup Limited

Advised Alesco, a supplier of building products into the Australian and New Zealand markets, on the unsolicited takeover offer from DuluxGroup, a manufacturer and supplier of paints and other surface coatings, and home improvement and garden care products

26-Sep-12
$NA
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Target: 

Dick Smith Electronics, a subsidiary of Woolworths Limited

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Acquiror: 
Anchorage Capital Partners

Advised Woolworths Limited, Australia’s largest supermarket operator, on the sale of its Consumer Electronics retail chain, Dick Smith Electronics, to Anchorage Capital Partners

20-Sep-12
$1.0 billion
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

Becker Underwood

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Acquiror: 
BASF

Advised Norwest Equity Partners on the sale of its portfolio company Becker Underwood, a global leader in the development and commercialization of yield-improving seed-applied biological products for the Agricultural market, to BASF, the world’s largest chemical company

19-Sep-12
$130 million
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

Ramtron International Corporation

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
Cypress Semiconductor Corporation

Advised Cypress Semiconductor Corporation, a leading provider of mixed-signal and programmable solutions worldwide, on its unsolicited acquisition of Ramtron International Corporation, a leading provider of ferroelectric random access memory (F-RAM) devices

04-Sep-12
$600 million
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

The Hartford’s Retirement Plans Group

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company

Advised The Hartford, a leading provider of insurance and wealth management services, on the divestiture of its Retirement Plans Group to Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, a leading mutual life insurance company

02-Sep-12
$285 million
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Target: 

DMG Radio Australia, a subsidiary of Daily Mail and Guardian Trust Plc

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Acquiror: 
Illyria Pty

Advised Daily Mail and Guardian Trust plc (DMGT), on the sale of its remaining 50% interest in its Radio business in Australia to Illyria Pty, a private investment company of Lachlan Murdoch. The Radio operations comprise two national music networks in Australia

30-Aug-12
$4.9 billion
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

Performance Coatings division of E. I. DuPont de Nemours and Company

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
The Carlyle Group

Advised E. I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company, a global diversified chemicals company, on the sale of its Performance Coatings division to an affiliate of The Carlyle Group, a leading private equity firm

28-Aug-12
$177 million
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Target: 

Goodman Fielder’s Australian and New Zealand edible fats and oils business (Integro)

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Acquiror: 
Graincorp

Advised Goodman Fielder, Australia’s leading listed food company, on the divestment of its Australian and New Zealand edible fats and oils business to a joint venture between Graincorp, an ASX listed international agribusiness company, and Gardner Smith

27-Aug-12
$1.1 billion
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

Deltek, Inc.

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
Thoma Bravo, LLC

Advised Deltek, Inc., the leading global provider of enterprise software and information solutions for professional services firms and government contractors, on its acquisition by Thoma Bravo, LLC

21-Aug-12
$1.1 billion
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Target: 

Broadcast Rights for the National Rugby League

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Acquiror: 
Nine Network / Fox Sports

Advised the Australian Rugby League Commission on the sale of the Australian television broadcasting rights for the National Rugby League to Nine, a leading Free to Air broadcaster and Fox Sports, Australia’s largest pay TV broadcaster (partially owned by News Limited)

20-Aug-12
$7.3 billion
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

Coventry Health Care Inc.

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
Aetna

Advised Coventry Health Care Inc., a diversified managed health care company that offers a full portfolio of managed care products serving the commercial group and individual, Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D and Medicaid markets, on its acquisition by Aetna

06-Aug-12
$6.2 billion
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

Tennessee Gas Pipeline and 50% of El Paso Natural Gas

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P.

Advised the Independent Directors of the Board of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners on the acquisition of Tennessee Gas Pipeline, a ~14,000 mile natural gas pipeline system connecting Texas, Louisiana, and the Gulf of Mexico with the northeastern U.S., and 50% of El Paso Natural Gas, a ~10,000 mile natural gas pipeline system connecting the Permian Basin in Texas / New Mexico with key consumer markets in Arizona, California and Mexico

30-Jul-12
$150 million
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

Alpine Access, Inc.

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
SYKES Enterprises, Inc.

Advised SYKES Enterprises, a leading global provider of outsourced customer contact management solutions and services, on its acquisition of Alpine Access, a leader in at-Home customer contact management solutions and services

13-Jul-12
$NA
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

Timberland Assets of Forest Capital Partners, LLC

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
Hancock Timber Resources Group and Molpus Woodlands Group

Advised Hancock Timber Resources Group, the largest Timber Investment Management Organization globally and a subsidiary of Hancock Natural Resource Group, Inc., and Molpus Woodlands Group on the acquisition of 1.9 million acres of timberlands from Forest Capital Partners, LLC

12-Jul-12
$5.0 billion
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Target: 

Aegis Group plc

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Acquiror: 
Dentsu Inc.

Advised Aegis Group plc, a leading global media and digital communications agency, on its sale to Dentsu Inc., the leading advertising group in Asia

09-Jul-12
$4.7 billion
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Target: 

ASML Holding NV (minority stake)

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Acquiror: 
Customers including Intel Corporation, TSMC and Samsung Electronics

Advised the Supervisory Board of ASML on the establishment of a Customer Co-Investment Program including the issue of 23% equity stake and $1.7 billion of R&D funding

06-Jul-12
$730 million
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Target: 

WMF Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik AG

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P.

Provided fairness opinion to the Executive Management Board of WMF in connection with the voluntary public takeover offer by Finedining Capital GmbH, a holding company in the possession of funds managed by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P.

18-Jun-12
$386 million
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Target: 

Little World Beverages

Australia, Japan flags
Acquiror: 
Lion / Kirin

Advised Lion on the acquisition of Little World Beverages, Australia’s largest listed brewer and one of the country’s leading players in the Craft beer segment

21-May-12
$NA
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

Robbins-Gioia Inc.

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
Private Investors

Advised Informa plc on the sale of its subsidiary, Robbins-Gioia Inc., to a group of private investors

21-May-12
$NA
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

Polar Ware Company

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
The Vollrath Company

Advised Polar Ware Company, a food equipment company with a broad product portfolio including soft-serve ice cream and frozen yogurt machines and food serving equipment and smallwares, on its sale to The Vollrath Company, a manufacturer of foodservice products

16-May-12
$1.5 billion
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

Peninsula Gaming, LLC

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
Boyd Gaming Corporation

Advised Boyd Gaming Corporation, a leading gaming operator in Nevada, the Midwest and South, on the acquisition of Peninsula Gaming, a casino operator of five properties in Kansas, Iowa and Louisiana

27-Apr-12
$NA
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

Merlin Securities LLC

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
Wells Fargo & Company

Advised Merlin Securities LLC, a leading prime brokerage company in the U.S., on its sale to Wells Fargo

26-Apr-12
$1.8 billion
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

Retail Propane Operations of Inergy, L.P.

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
Suburban Propane Partners, L.P.

Advised Inergy, L.P., a master limited partnership with propane and midstream natural gas operations, on the sale of its retail propane operations to Suburban Propane Partners, L.P., a national propane retailer

28-Mar-12
$10.4 billion+
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

Flow Control Business of Tyco International Ltd.

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
Pentair, Inc.

Provided fairness opinion to the Board of Directors of Pentair, Inc. in connection with its all-stock merger with Tyco Flow Control, a division of Tyco International Ltd. (+Transaction value represents enterprise value of combined entity)

26-Mar-12
$513 million
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

ISTA Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
Bausch + Lomb, Inc.

Advised ISTA Pharmaceuticals, an ophthalmic pharmaceutical company, on its sale to Bausch + Lomb, Inc., a global ophthalmic products company

07-Mar-12
$256 million
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Target: 

Aperio Group

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Acquiror: 
Amcor Limited

Advised Catalyst Investment Managers on the sale of its portfolio company Aperio Group, Australasia’s leading manufacturer of flexible packaging products, to Amcor Limited, a global leader in packaging solutions

01-Mar-12
$NA
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Target: 

Minority stake in Stadler Rail

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Acquiror: 
Peter Spuhler

Advised Capvis, one of the leading buyout firms in Switzerland and one of the main mid-market private equity firms in German-speaking Europe, on the staged exit from of its 20% minority stake in Stadler Rail, by selling to Peter Spuhler, CEO and majority shareholder in Stadler Rail

20-Jan-12
$NA
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Target: 

Solar PV power plant in Italy

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Acquiror: 
Antin Infrastructure Partners

Advised Antin Infrastructure Partners on the acquisition of a c.20MW solar PV power plant in Italy

16-Jan-12
$428 million
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Target: 

Robert Wiseman Dairies PLC

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Acquiror: 
Unternehmensgruppe Theo Müller

Advised Robert Wiseman Dairies PLC, the UK’s largest processor of fresh milk, on a recommended offer from Unternehmensgruppe Theo Müller S.e.c.s.

30-Dec-11
$410 million
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Target: 

Advantage Resourcing America, Inc. & Advantage Resourcing Europe B.V.

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Acquiror: 
Recruit Co. Ltd

Advised Recruit Co. Ltd, a leading staffing and publishing company in Japan, on the acquisition of all outstanding shares of Advantage Resourcing America, Inc. & Advantage Resourcing Europe B.V, wholly owned by investment vehicles affiliated with Cerberus Capital Management L.P.

22-Dec-11
$NA
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Target: 

KEMA

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Acquiror: 
Det Norske Veritas AS

Advised Det Norske Veritas, a global provider of services for managing risk, on its acquisition of a 74.3% stake in KEMA, a leading provider of energy consulting and testing & certification services

16-Dec-11
$NA
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

ISTA Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Advised ISTA Pharmaceuticals, an ophthalmic pharmaceutical company, on its defense against an unsolicited offer from Valeant Pharmaceuticals and on its review of strategic alternatives

21-Nov-11
$689 million
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Target: 

iNova Pharmaceuticals

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
Valeant Pharmaceuticals

Advised Archer Capital and Ironbridge Capital on the sale of iNova Pharmaceuticals, a leading pharmaceuticals company that sells and distributes a range of prescription and over-the-counter products in Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Southern Africa, to Valeant Pharmaceuticals

17-Nov-11
$860 million
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

MeadWestvaco’s Consumer & Office Products Division

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
ACCO Brands Corporation

Provided fairness opinion to the Board of Directors of MeadWestvaco Corporation on the spin-off and subsequent merger of its Consumer & Office Products Division with ACCO Brands Corporation

17-Nov-11
$1.5 billion
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Target: 

Northern Rock

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Acquiror: 
Virgin Money

Advised Virgin Money, a financial services provider, on the acquisition of Northern Rock, a UK retail mortgage and savings bank, from UK Financial Investments Ltd, which manages the UK Government’s investments in financial institutions

10-Nov-11
$318 million
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Target: 

MSF Sugar

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Acquiror: 
Mitr Phol Group

Advised MSF Sugar, Australia’s third largest producer and second largest exporter of sugar, on an acquisition proposal from Mitr Phol Sugar Corp. of Thailand at an offer value of ~31% premium to previous close

07-Nov-11
$398 million
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

American Dental Partners, Inc.

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
JLL Partners

Advised American Dental Partners, Inc. (NASD: ADPI), one of the nation’s leading business partners to dental group practices, on its sale to JLL Partners, a leading private equity firm

26-Oct-11
$2.2 billion
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Target: 

PGM Holdings K.K. (majority owned by Lone Star Funds)

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Acquiror: 
Heiwa Corporation

Advised Heiwa Corporation, a leading provider of pachinko amusement machines, on the tender offer to acquire 80.5% of PGM Holdings K.K., one of the largest golf club owners and operators in Japan, including 64.2% Lone Star Funds’ holding

17-Oct-11
$630 million
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Target: 

Rebel Group Limited

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Acquiror: 
Super Retail Group

Advised Super Retail Group on the acquisition of Rebel Group Limited, Australia’s largest retailer of sporting goods, for A$610 million and the associated A$334 million capital raising used to fund the acquisition

10-Oct-11
$3.2 billion
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

Complete Production Services

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
Superior Energy Services

Advised Superior Energy Services on its acquisition of Complete Production Services, a leading provider of oilfield services in North America

10-Aug-11
$65 million
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Target: 

Grupo Aeromexico S.A. de C.V

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
Delta Air Lines, Inc.

Advised Delta Air Lines, Inc. in connection with its strategic minority investment in Grupo Aeromexico S.A. de C.V

08-Aug-11
$11.0 billion
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Target: 

Coal and Allied Industries Limited

Australia, Japan flags
Acquiror: 
Rio Tinto Limited / Mitsubishi Corporation

Advised Coal and Allied Industries Limited, an Australian based coal mining company, in relation to an acquisition proposal from Rio Tinto Limited and Mitsubishi Corporation to acquire all the outstanding shares in the company not already held by Rio Tinto and Mitsubishi

27-Jul-11
$850 million
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Target: 

The Synovate Group

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Acquiror: 
Ipsos S.A.

Advised Aegis Group plc on the sale of The Synovate Group, a leading global provider of custom market research, to Ipsos S.A.

19-Jul-11
$418 million
U.S.A. flag
Target: 

Lochinvar Corporation

U.S.A. flag
Acquiror: 
A. O. Smith Corporation

Advised A. O. Smith Corporation, a leading manufacturer of water heating equipment, water treatment products and water system tanks, on the acquisition of Lochinvar Corporation, a private manufacturer and distributor of high efficiency boilers

14-Jul-11
$340 million
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Target: 

Edge Oilfield Services

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Acquiror: 
Key Energy Services, Inc.

Advised Key Energy Services, the largest onshore, rig-based well servicing contractor, on its acquisition of Edge Oilfield Services, a provider of onshore oilfield rental equipment

30-Jun-11
$609 million
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Target: 

Diabetes-related patent estate and royalty stream of Astellas Pharma subsidiary, Prosidion

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Acquiror: 
Royalty Pharma

Advised Royalty Pharma, a leading acquiror of biopharmaceutical royalty interests, on the acquisition of the DPP-IV patent estate and associated royalty stream of Astellas Pharma subsidiary, Prosidion

30-Jun-11
$1.7 billion
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Minerva plc

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Acquiror: 
Jupiter Properties (owned by AREA Property Partners and Delancey Real Estate Asset Mgmt)

Advised Minerva plc, a property investment and development company, on a recommended offer from a consortium consisting of AREA Property Partners and Delancey Real Estate Asset Management

22-Jun-11
$NA
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Target: 

KemFine Group Oy

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Acquiror: 
CABB AG

Advised 3i on the disposal of KemFine Group Oy, a leading custom manufacturer of fine chemicals, to CABB AG

20-Jun-11
$2.0 billion
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Target: 

Capital Power Income L.P.

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Acquiror: 
Atlantic Power Corporation

Advised Capital Power Income L.P., a Canadian power trust with a portfolio of 20 power generation assets located in Canada and the United States (total net generating capacity of 1,400 MW), on its sale to Atlantic Power Corporation

16-Jun-11
$288 million
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Target: 

Imperial Palace Casino Resort and Spa

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Acquiror: 
Boyd Gaming Corporation

Advised Boyd Gaming Corporation, a leading gaming operator in Nevada, the Midwest and South, on the acquisition of Imperial Palace Casino Resort and Spa in Biloxi, Mississippi

13-Jun-11
$2.3 billion
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Target: 

The Timberland Corporation

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Acquiror: 
VF Corporation

Advised VF Corporation, a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel on its acquisition of The Timberland Company, a leading outdoor footwear and apparel company

08-Jun-11
$1.7 billion
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Citigroup (selected private equity assets)

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Acquiror: 
AXA Private Equity

Advised AXA Private Equity, a leading European diversified private equity firm, on its acquisition of a $1.7 billion portfolio of limited partnership interests in private equity buyout funds and a portfolio of direct stakes in companies from Citigroup

26-May-11
$192 million
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Target: 

Centrebet International Limited

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Acquiror: 
Sportingbet plc

Advised Centrebet International, a leading International online wagering and gaming operator on the recommended cash offer by Sportingbet plc

23-May-11
$130 million
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Target: 

Territory Resources Limited

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Acquiror: 
Exxaro Resources Limited

Advised Exxaro Resources, a diversified South African-based mining company, on its proposed acquisition of Territory Resources, an Australian-based iron producer

09-May-11
$843 million
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Target: 

The Forzani Group Ltd.

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Acquiror: 
Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited

Advised The Forzani Group Ltd., Canada's largest national retailer of brand-name and private-brand sporting goods, apparel and footwear, on its sale to Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited

06-May-11
$NA
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Aker Solutions (Aker Holding)

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Acquiror: 
Norwegian Government

Advised the Norwegian Government on strategic and financial matters in relation to its investment in Aker Holding, the largest shareholder of Aker Solutions during the demerger of the company’s EPC activities

13-Apr-11
$NA
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Target: 

Retail Apparel Group

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Acquiror: 
Navis Capital

Advised CHAMP Ventures on the sale of its portfolio company Retail Apparel Group, an Australian based men’s specialty apparel retailer, to Navis Capital, one of the largest regional private equity business in south-east Asia

11-Apr-11
~$198 million
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HSBC Afore (subsidiary of HSBC Holdings Plc)

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Acquiror: 
Principal Financial Group, Inc.

Advised Principal Financial Group, Inc., a leading asset accumulation, asset management and retirement services franchise in the United States and abroad on its acquisition of HSBC Afore, HSBC’s pension business in Mexico

21-Mar-11
$NA
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Target: 

Close Brothers Cayman Limited

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Acquiror: 
Intertrust Group Holdings SA

Advised Close Brothers plc, an independent financial services group, on the sale of its Cayman based offshore business to Intertrust Group Holdings SA

11-Mar-11
$1.0 billion
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Target: 

Troika Dialog Group Limited

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Acquiror: 
Sberbank

Advised TD Advisors Limited, a major shareholder of Troika Dialog Group, Russia’s leading investment bank, on the sale of their stake as part of the acquisition of Troika Dialog Group by Sberbank, the largest commercial bank in Russia

02-Mar-11
$NA
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Target: 

TSmarine

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Acquiror: 
Fugro N.V.

Advised CHAMP Ventures on the sale of its portfolio company TSmarine, a provider of subsea services to the offshore oil and gas industry, to Fugro, among the world's leading service providers for the collection and interpretation of data relating to the earth's surface and sub-surface and for associated services

01-Mar-11
$128 million
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Target: 

Tyndall Investments

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Acquiror: 
Nikko Asset Management

Advised Suncorp, on the sale of its investment management business, Tyndall Investments, in Australia and New Zealand to Nikko Asset Management, a leading Asian mutual funds management company

07-Feb-11
$548 million
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Target: 

Wesco Financial Corporation

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Acquiror: 
Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

Advised the Special Committee of Wesco Financial Corporation in connection with Berkshire Hathaway Inc.'s proposal to acquire the remaining 19.9% of the shares of Wesco’s common stock that it does not presently own

15-Jan-11
$105 million
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Target: 

telerob Holding GmbH

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Acquiror: 
Cobham plc

Advised the shareholders of telerob Holding GmbH, a German-based market leader in the development and manufacture of advanced bomb disposal robots and integrated threat response vehicles, on the sale of the Company to Cobham plc, the UK-based, internationally operating aerospace, defence and security technology group

29-Dec-10
$1.8 billion
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Target: 

TOWER Australia Group Limited

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Acquiror: 
The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Limited

Advised TOWER Australia Group Limited, the largest mono-line life insurance company in Australia, in relation to the offer from The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Limited to acquire all of the shares in TOWER that it does not already own by way of a scheme of arrangement

24-Dec-10
$NA
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Target: 

Tegel Foods Limited

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Acquiror: 
Affinity Equity Partners

Advised Pacific Equity Partners and ANZ, the shareholders of Tegel Foods (Tegel), on the sale of Tegel, New Zealand’s preeminent producer of poultry products, to Affinity Equity Partners

20-Dec-10
$370 million
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Target: 

One Communications Corp.

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Acquiror: 
EarthLink

Advised EarthLink, a provider of IP services to consumers and businesses, on its acquisition of One Communications, an integrated telecommunications solutions provider

15-Dec-10
$12.9 billion
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Target: 

Alcon, Inc.

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Acquiror: 
Novartis AG

Advised the Independent Director Committee of Alcon, Inc., an ophthalmic pharmaceutical company, on the sale of Alcon’s outstanding publicly held interest to Novartis AG, a global pharmaceutical company

15-Dec-10
$4.6 billion
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Target: 

Dynegy Inc.

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Acquiror: 
Icahn Enterprises LP

Advised Dynegy Inc., an independent power producer, on its sale to Icahn Enterprises LP in an all-cash transaction

15-Dec-10
$550 million
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Target: 

FirstRand STI Holdings Limited

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Acquiror: 
RMB Holdings Limited

Advised FirstRand Limited, one of the largest financial services groups in Africa, on the sale of its 45% stake in FirstRand STI Holdings Limited (OUTsurance), South Africa’s leading direct personal lines insurer, to RMB Holdings Limited

13-Dec-10
$256 million
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Maxinutrition Group Holdings Limited

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Acquiror: 
GlaxoSmithKline Plc

Advised GlaxoSmithKline Plc, the UK listed international pharmaceutical and consumer company, on its acquisition of Maxinutrition Group Holdings Limited, a UK based sports nutrition business, from Darwin Private Equity

13-Dec-10
$875 million
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Target: 

Electrical Products Division of A. O. Smith Corporation

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Acquiror: 
Regal Beloit Corporation

Advised A. O. Smith Corporation on the sale of its Electrical Products Company, a manufacturer of a comprehensive line of electric motors, to Regal Beloit Corporation, a leading manufacturer of electrical and mechanical motion control products

07-Dec-10
$500 million
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Target: 

Medicity, Inc.

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Acquiror: 
Aetna Inc.

Advised Aetna Inc. on its acquisition of Medicity, Inc., a leading provider of technology solutions to enable the secure access and exchange of healthcare information

02-Dec-10
$NA
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Target: 

IAC / InterActiveCorp.

Advised the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of IAC, a leading Internet company, on the repurchase of all IAC shares owned by Liberty Media in exchange for a combination of cash and two operating businesses, Evite and Gifts.com

01-Dec-10
$100 million
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Clyde Process Solutions plc

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Acquiror: 
S-Process Equipment International S.à r.l. (Schenck Process)

Advised S-Process Equipment International S.à r.l. (“Schenck Process”), a global leader in bulk material handling, providing applications incorporating weighing, feeding, screening and automation solutions, on its acquisition of Clyde Process Solutions plc, a global provider of pneumatic conveying and air filtration solutions for process industries

01-Dec-10
$NA
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Target: 

Planar Solutions, LLC

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Acquiror: 
FUJIFILM Corporation

Advised Wacker Chemie AG on the sale of Wacker Chemical Corporation’s 50% equity stake in Planar Solutions LLC, a dedicated CMP slurry manufacturer, to its JV partner, FUJIFILM Corporation

26-Nov-10
$118 million
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Healthcare Australia

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Acquiror: 
Healthcare Locums

Advised CHAMP Private Equity on the sale of Healthcare Australia, a leading provider of nursing agency staff to public and private health institutions in Australia, to Healthcare Locums, a healthcare recruitment agency based in the UK

12-Nov-10
$NA
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Target: 

Money Controls (subsidiary of Coin Acceptors, Inc.)

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Acquiror: 
Crane Co.

Advised Coin Acceptors, Inc. (“CoinCo”), a privately-owned US-based manufacturer of payment solutions for the automated point-of-sale industry, on the sale of its UK-based Money Controls subsidiary to Crane Co., a diversified manufacturer of highly engineered industrial products

04-Nov-10
~$370 million
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J. Malucelli Participacao em Seguros E Resseguros S.A

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Acquiror: 
The Travelers Companies, Inc.

Advised Travelers, the largest listed property and casualty insurance company in the U.S., on the acquisition of a ~43% stake in J. Malucelli Participacao em Seguros E Resseguros, the leading surety insurance company in Brazil, through the issue of new common shares (with an option to increase to 49.9% within 18 months)

26-Oct-10
$175 million
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Rural Bank

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Bendigo and Adelaide Bank

Advised Elders, a diversified agricultural company on the sale of its 40% stake in Rural Bank to Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, an Australian diversified financial services company

01-Oct-10
$516 million
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Target: 

ITC^DeltaCom

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Acquiror: 
EarthLink

Advised EarthLink, a provider of IP services to consumers and businesses on its acquisition of ITC^DeltaCom, a leading provider of telecommunications and technology services to businesses and other communications companies

30-Sep-10
$115 million
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Target: 

Stroz Friedberg LLC

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Acquiror: 
New Mountain Capital

Advised Stroz Friedberg LLC, a leading global consulting firm for managing digital risk and uncovering digital evidence, on the sale of a 49.9% interest to New Mountain Capital

24-Sep-10
$371 million
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Intec Telecom Systems plc

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Acquiror: 
CSG Systems

Advised CSG Systems, a leading provider of customer management and billing solutions in North America, on its acquisition of Intec Telecom Systems plc, a global provider of BSS solutions

23-Sep-10
$394 million
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Aevum Ltd.

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Acquiror: 
Stockland Corp. Ltd

Advised Aevum Limited, an ASX listed owner, operator and developer of retirement villages and aged care facilities on its response to a hostile takeover offer from Stockland Ltd, a global property development and investment management group

21-Sep-10
$234 million
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Taro Pharmaceutical Industries

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Acquiror: 
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

Advised Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., the largest Indian pharmaceutical company by market capitalization, on its acquisition of a majority interest in Israeli based Taro Pharmaceutical Industries, a multinational generics pharmaceutical company

16-Sep-10
$NA
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KemFine UK Ltd

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Acquiror: 
AURELIUS AG

Advised KemFine Group Oy, a 3i portfolio company, on the sale of its UK-based fine chemicals business, KemFine UK Ltd, to AURELIUS AG

30-Aug-10
$150 million
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Target: 

Windward Investment Management

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Acquiror: 
The Charles Schwab Corporation

Advised The Charles Schwab Corporation on its acquisition of Windward Investment Management, an investment advisory firm

23-Aug-10
$230 million
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Target: 

LANDesk Software

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Acquiror: 
Thoma Bravo

Advised Emerson Electric Co., a diversified global manufacturing and technology company, on its carve-out and sale of LANDesk Software, a provider of systems, security and IT service management software, to Thoma Bravo

12-Aug-10
$NA
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Target: 

Kohl’s Corporation

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Acquiror: 
Capital One Financial Corporation

Private Label Credit Card Business
Advised Kohl’s Corporation on a strategic alliance relating to its private label credit card business with Capital One Financial Corporation

29-Jul-10
$328 million
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Target: 

Mitchell Communication Group