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DATE $   COMPANY/ASSET ACQUIRED   ACQUIROR
01-Oct-2014
NA Modern Star Pty Ltd
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
Navis Capital
30-Sep-2014
Pending
NA Masco Corporation
Advising 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-2014
NA Atwood Mobile Products, LLC
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
Dometic Group AB
03-Sep-2014
$300 million Voya Financial, Inc.
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-2014
NA Faster S.p.A.
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
Capvis
11-Aug-2014
$420 million Tri-Ed
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
Anixter International Inc.
11-Aug-2014
NA MannKind Corporation
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
Sanofi
05-Aug-2014
$1.8 billion Cars.com
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.
Gannett Co., Inc.
05-Aug-2014
Pending
NA Gannett Co., Inc.
Advising Gannett Co., Inc. a media and marketing solutions company, on the spin-off of its Publishing business and the creation of two separate media companies: one focused on television broadcasting and digital marketing and one focused on newspapers.
 
05-Aug-2014
Pending
$1.3 billion Siemens Health Services
Advising 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.
Cerner Corporation
01-Aug-2014
NA Global Trade Information Services, Inc.
Advised Global Trade Information Services, the world’s leading supplier of international merchandise trade data, on the sale of the company to IHS
IHS Inc.
30-Jul-2014
Pending
$820 million GFI Group Inc.
Advising the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of GFI Group Inc. on its sale to CME Group Inc. whereby CME will retain its technology businesses, Trayport and Fenics, and GFI management will acquire its wholesale brokerage business
CME Group Inc.
28-Jul-2014
Pending
$90 million Clinuvel Pharmaceuticals Limited
Advising 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
Retrophin, Inc.
25-Jul-2014
NA Stakes in David Jones and Country Road
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
Woolworths Holdings
24-Jul-2014
Pending
$3.0 billion QR Energy, LP
Advising QR Energy, LP on the merger with Breitburn Energy Partners LP to create the largest oil-weighted MLP in the upstream oil & gas sector
BreitBurn Energy Partners LP
27-Jun-2014
Pending
$11 billion+ TUI Travel Plc
Advising 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)
TUI AG
26-Jun-2014
Pending
$2.7 billion Frank Russell Company
Advising 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
London Stock Exchange Group plc
26-Jun-2014
Pending
$2.9 billion Firth Rixson Limited
Advising 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
Alcoa Inc.
23-Jun-2014
$690 million Western World Insurance Group, Inc.
Advising 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
Validus Holdings, Ltd.
18-Jun-2014
Pending
NA Frauenthal Automotive Sales GmbH
Advising 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
The Boler Company
06-Jun-2014
$7.2 billion AA Limited
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-2014
$80 million Publications International, Ltd. Children’s Division
Advised Publications International, a leading consumer book publisher, on the sale of its Children’s Division to Jiangsu Phoenix Publishing and Media Corporation Limited
Jiangsu Phoenix Publishing and Media Corporation Limited
01-May-2014
NA Filter Specialists, Inc.
Advised Filter Specialists, Inc., a global manufacturer of industrial liquid filtration solutions, on its sale to Pall Corporation
Pall Corporation
15-Apr-2014
NA 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-2014
$414 million Investec Bank (Australia) 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, leasing finance, and insurance products
Bank of Queensland Limited
10-Apr-2014
NA Flint Group
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
Consortium of Goldman Sachs MBD and Koch Industries
08-Apr-2014
NA ARTnews
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
Skate Capital Corp.
01-Apr-2014
Pending
NA Dillard's, Inc. (Credit Card Assets)
Advising Dillard’s, Inc. on a strategic alliance relating to its credit card business with Wells Fargo & Company
Wells Fargo & Company
25-Mar-2014
$250 million ING U.S., Inc.
Advised the Independent Committee of the Board of Directors of ING U.S., Inc. in connection with ING U.S., Inc’s repurchase of 7.2mm shares (aggregate repurchase of $250mm) from ING Groep N.V.
 
10-Mar-2014
NA K-Y brand
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
Reckitt Benckiser Group plc
06-Mar-2014
$10.0 billion Safeway Inc.
Advised the Board of Directors of Safeway Inc., a leading food and drug retailer, on its acquisition by Albertsons
Albertsons (majority owned by Cerberus Capital Management)
03-Mar-2014
$3.6 billion hibu plc (formerly Yell Group plc)
Advised hibu, a full‐service provider of digital and print marketing services for SMEs and owner of print directory brands Yellow Pages (UK), Yellowbook (US) and Paginas Amarillas (Spain), on the comprehensive restructuring of its £2.2 billion balance sheet debt
 
03-Mar-2014
$585 million Gannett (Apartments.com)
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
CoStar Group
24-Feb-2014
$887 million Essar Energy plc
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
Essar Global Fund Limited
21-Feb-2014
NA BancTec, Inc.
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
HandsOn3, LLC
18-Feb-2014
$28 billion Forest Laboratories Inc.
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.
Actavis plc
14-Feb-2014
$175 million New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., Inc.
Advised New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., Inc. on the refinancing of its $145 million credit with facility with a new $175 million credit facility
 
05-Feb-2014
NA Unfors Raysafe AB
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
Fluke Biomedical Corporation
04-Feb-2014
$156 million 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-2014
$144 million Residential property portfolio of Grainger plc
Advised Grainger plc on the sale of a portfolio of 1,203 residential home reversion properties located across the UK to Clifden Holdings Limited
Clifden Holdings Limited
19-Dec-2013
$145 million New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., Inc.
Advised New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., Inc., on an amendment to its $145 million ABL facility
 
18-Dec-2013
Pending
NA Fidelis SeniorCare Inc. (Michigan Heath Plan)
Advising 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
Centene Corporation
18-Dec-2013
NA Global Television
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
NEP Group Inc.
18-Dec-2013
$141 million Open Colleges Australia Pty Ltd
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
Apollo Education Group, Inc.
17-Dec-2013
Pending
$2.0 billion AT&T (Connecticut Wireline Operations)
Advising AT&T Inc. on the sale of its wireline operations in the State of Connecticut to Frontier Communications
Frontier Communications Corp.
09-Dec-2013
NA Lazada Group GmbH
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
Tesco plc
04-Dec-2013
$850 million Megapolis Distribution
Advised Japan Tobacco Inc in connection with the acquisition of a minority stake in Megapolis Distribution B.V., Russia’s leading tobacco distributor
Japan Tobacco Inc
04-Nov-2013
$4.9 billion Berry Petroleum Co.
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
LINN Energy, LLC
30-Oct-2013
NA Leather Services Business Unit of Clariant International Ltd
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
Stahl Holdings
28-Oct-2013
$1.1 billion U.S. Forestlands and Partnership Interest in the South Carolina Real Estate Assets of MeadWestvaco
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
Plum Creek Timber
21-Oct-2013
$4.8 billion Devon Energy Corporation (U.S. Midstream Assets)
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
Crosstex Energy, Inc. & Crosstex Energy, L.P.
15-Oct-2013
$64 million Detergents & Intermediates Business Unit of Clariant International Ltd
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
International Chemical Investors Group
03-Oct-2013
$75 million Electronics Manufacturing Solutions Segment of CTS Corporation
Advised CTS Corporation on the sale of its Electronics Manufacturing Solutions segment, an electronics contract manufacturing service provider, to Benchmark Electronics
Benchmark Electronics, Inc.
02-Oct-2013
NA Tesco PLC's Chinese retail operations
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
China Resources Enterprise
16-Sep-2013
NA Aimia Inc.
Advised Aimia Inc., a loyalty management company, with respect to the financial credit card partnership for its Aeroplan coalition loyalty program in Canada and the negotiation and execution of 10-year agreements with each of TD Bank Group and CIBC
 
10-Sep-2013
NA Fresh & Easy (owned by Tesco plc)
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
YFE Holdings, Inc (affiliate of The Yucaipa Companies, LLC)
09-Sep-2013
$2.1 billion Lucozade & Ribena brands (owned by GSK)
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
Suntory Beverage & Food Ltd
09-Sep-2013
$1.2 billion Sinclair Knight Merz
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
Jacobs Engineering Group
04-Sep-2013
NA Aztec (subsidiary of Dentsu Inc.)
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
IRI
03-Sep-2013
$830 million American Roads LLC
Advised American Roads LLC, the operator of five toll road facilities in the United States and Canada, in connection with its pre-arranged Chapter 11 proceedings
 
01-Aug-2013
$62 million Futuris Automotive
Advised Elders on the sale of Futuris Automotive, Australia’s largest automotive component manufacturer, to Clearlake Capital, a US based private equity firm
Clearlake Capital
31-Jul-2013
NA Schenck Process Holding GmbH
Advised Schenck Process Holding GmbH, a global leader in bulk material handling, providing applications incorporating weighing, feeding, screening and automation solutions, on the establishment and implementation of a refinancing solution leading to the amendment and extension of its existing senior and mezzanine syndicated facilities
 
31-Jul-2013
NA CPP Group plc
Advised on the comprehensive restructuring of its balance sheet, including sale of the US business, terming out the existing RCF and creation of additional liquidity by the long term deferral of business partner payments
 
17-Jul-2013
$600 million Lincoln Benefit Life, a subsidiary of the Allstate Corporation
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
Resolution Life Holdings
17-Jun-2013
$200 million Tesoro Hawaii, LLC
Advised the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Par Petroleum in connection with its acquisition of Tesoro Hawaii, LLC from Tesoro Corporation
Par Petroleum
12-Jun-2013
$893 million A$1.6b non-core loan portfolio
Advised Suncorp Group Ltd, a leading general insurance, retail banking and life insurance group in Australia and New Zealand, on the sale of a A$1.6b portfolio of performing and non-performing (corporate and property) loans to Goldman Sachs Group Inc., an American multinational investment banking firm
Goldman Sachs Group. Inc.
10-Jun-2013
Pending
NA Detroit Retirement Systems
Advising the General Retirement System of the City of Detroit and the Police and Fire Retirement System of the City of Detroit (the Detroit Retirement Systems) in connection with the Governor of Michigan’s appointment of an Emergency Financial Manager for the City of Detroit
 
31-May-2013
$57 million d-cyphaTrade Limited
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
Australian Securities Exchange (ASX)
31-May-2013
$500 million iSelect (30% shareholding)
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
Ninemsn (T/A Mi9)
20-May-2013
$8.5 billion Warner Chilcott, plc
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
Actavis, Inc.
08-May-2013
$115 million Healthcare Finance Group, LLC
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
Fifth Street Finance Corp.
06-May-2013
~$7.0 billion Crestwood Midstream Partners LP
Advised Inergy, a leading diversified midstream energy company, and its affiliates on their merger with Crestwood Midstream Partners LP and affiliates
Inergy, L.P. / Inergy Midstream L.P.
01-May-2013
NA Jeminex’s Industrial & Safety division
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
Bunzl plc
26-Apr-2013
$313 million Azelis S.A.
Advised Azelis S.A., a Pan-European distributor of specialty chemicals owned by funds managed by 3i plc, on its covenant reset and a two year maturity extension of its €240m syndicated debt package
 
25-Apr-2013
$3.8 billion GrainCorp Limited
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
Archer Daniels Midland Company
01-Apr-2013
NA 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-2013
$1.7 billion 50% of El Paso Natural Gas and 50% of El Paso Midstream Investment Company
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
Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P.
21-Feb-2013
$4.3 billion Berry Petroleum Co.
Advised the Independent Directors of LINN Energy, LLC, the largest oil & gas upstream MLP, related to the acquisition of Berry Petroleum Company
LINN Energy, LLC
20-Feb-2013
$120 million Trivett Automotive Group
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
Inchcape plc
15-Jan-2013
NA Broadcast Rights for V8 Supercars
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
Seven Network
10-Jan-2013
$3.3 billion SUPERVALU, Inc.
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
Cerberus Capital Management L.P.
21-Dec-2012
$3.7 billion NewPage Corp.
Advised Stora Enso Oyj, a global paper, packaging and wood products producer headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, in connection with the Chapter 11 proceeding of NewPage, the largest North American coated-paper manufacturer
 
21-Dec-2012
NA Sanyo DI Solution
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
Advantage Partners
21-Dec-2012
$75 million Australian Portable Buildings
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
Black Diamond Group Limited and WEQ Britco LP
20-Dec-2012
NA Germanischer Lloyd
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
Det Norske Veritas
19-Dec-2012
$100 million Thiele Kaolin Company
Advised Thiele Kaolin Company, a miner and processor of kaolin clay, on a range of strategic options, resulting in a leveraged recapitalization and special dividend
 
11-Dec-2012
$51.6 billion American International Group (AIG)
Advised the United States Department of the Treasury (“UST”) on the full reduction of its 92% ownership stake in the insurer through numerous Secondary Public Offering Transactions
 
11-Dec-2012
$862 million TNS, Inc.
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
Siris Capital Group
07-Dec-2012
$43 million Champion Flour Limited
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.
Nisshin Seifun Group Inc.
26-Nov-2012
$16 billion Archstone Enterprise LP
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
AvalonBay Communities & Equity Residential
23-Nov-2012
NA SAS Group
Advised the Norwegian Government in relation to some specific issues in connection with the restructuring of SAS, the leading airline group in Northern Europe
Norwegian Government
12-Nov-2012
~$100 million Aurelian Oil & Gas 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
San Leon Energy PLC
09-Nov-2012
~$1.7 billion Lonmin plc
Advised Lonmin plc, the world’s third largest primary producer of Platinum Group Metals, on a comprehensive refinancing of its balance sheet, including an underwritten ~$817m rights issue and amendments to its existing ~$929m debt facilities
 
01-Nov-2012
$1.9 billion JDA Software
Advised RedPrairie on the acquisition of JDA Software, a leading provider of supply chain management software
RedPrairie
01-Nov-2012
$180 million 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-2012
$834 million Investments of AP Alternative Assets, L.P.
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.
Athene Holding Ltd.
23-Oct-2012
$5.7 billion Target Corporation’s REDcard credit card assets
Advised The Toronto-Dominion Bank Group on its acquisition of Target Corporation’s REDcard credit card assets
The Toronto-Dominion Bank Group
17-Oct-2012
$2.6 billion Cymer, Inc.
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
ASML Holding NV
08-Oct-2012
NA Phaidon Press Limited
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
Leon D. Black family
03-Oct-2012
NA Guardian 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
Koch Industries
27-Sep-2012
$1.5 billion The Hartford’s Individual Life Insurance Business
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.
Prudential Financial, Inc.
27-Sep-2012
$268 million Alesco Corporation 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
DuluxGroup Limited
26-Sep-2012
NA Dick Smith Electronics, a subsidiary of Woolworths Limited
Advised Woolworths Limited, Australia’s largest supermarket operator, on the sale of its Consumer Electronics retail chain, Dick Smith Electronics, to Anchorage Capital Partners
Anchorage Capital Partners
20-Sep-2012
$1.0 billion Becker Underwood
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
BASF
19-Sep-2012
$130 million Ramtron International 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
Cypress Semiconductor Corporation
04-Sep-2012
$600 million The Hartford’s Retirement Plans Group
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
Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company
02-Sep-2012
$285 million DMG Radio Australia, a subsidiary of Daily Mail and Guardian Trust Plc
Advised Daily Mail and General 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
Illyria Pty
30-Aug-2012
$4.9 billion Performance Coatings division of E. I. DuPont de Nemours and Company
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
The Carlyle Group
28-Aug-2012
$177 million Goodman Fielder’s Australian and New Zealand edible fats and oils business (Integro)
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
Graincorp
27-Aug-2012
$1.1 billion Deltek, Inc.
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
Thoma Bravo, LLC
21-Aug-2012
$1.1 billion Broadcast Rights for the National Rugby League
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)
Nine Network / Fox Sports
20-Aug-2012
$7.3 billion Coventry Health Care Inc.
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
Aetna
13-Aug-2012
$32 million Journal Communications, Inc.
Advised the Board of Directors of Journal Communications, Inc., a diversified media company with newspaper and broadcasting interests, in connection with the repurchase of 100% of the issued and outstanding shares of its Class C Common Stock from successors to the Company’s founding family
 
06-Aug-2012
$6.2 billion Tennessee Gas Pipeline and 50% of El Paso Natural Gas
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
Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P.
01-Aug-2012
$4.0 billion Mediclinic International Limited
Advised Mediclinic International, South Africa’s second largest and Switzerland’s largest provider of private hospital services, on the restructuring of its entire balance sheet, including $2.2 billion debt refinancing in Switzerland and a $0.6 billion rights issue in South Africa
 
30-Jul-2012
$150 million Alpine Access, 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
SYKES Enterprises, Inc.
13-Jul-2012
NA Timberland Assets of Forest Capital Partners, LLC
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
Hancock Timber Resources Group and Molpus Woodlands Group
12-Jul-2012
$5.0 billion Aegis Group plc
Advised Aegis Group plc, a leading global media and digital communications agency, on its sale to Dentsu Inc., the leading advertising group in Asia
Dentsu Inc.
09-Jul-2012
$4.7 billion ASML Holding NV (minority stake)
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
Customers including Intel Corporation, TSMC and Samsung Electronics
06-Jul-2012
$730 million WMF Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik AG
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.
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P.
28-Jun-2012
$275 million Village Roadshow Entertainment Group
Advised Village Roadshow Entertainment Group on its $275 million mezzanine and equity capital raise from a group of investors
 
18-Jun-2012
NA Pension Trustees of Howden Joinery Group plc
Advised the Pension Trustees of Howden Joinery Group plc in negotiating a revised schedule of deficit reduction payments, and with regards to their security position relative to the Company’s lenders
 
18-Jun-2012
$386 million Little World Beverages
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
Lion / Kirin
21-May-2012
NA Robbins-Gioia Inc.
Advised Informa plc on the sale of its subsidiary, Robbins-Gioia Inc., to a group of private investors
Private Investors
21-May-2012
NA Polar Ware 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
The Vollrath Company
16-May-2012
$1.5 billion Peninsula Gaming, LLC
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
Boyd Gaming Corporation
04-May-2012
$55 million Armajaro Trading Limited
Advised Armajaro Trading Limited, a global soft commodity trading house and supply chain manager, on raising mezzanine capital from the International Finance Corporation, a unit of the World Bank
International Finance Corporation
27-Apr-2012
NA Merlin Securities LLC
Advised Merlin Securities LLC, a leading prime brokerage company in the U.S., on its sale to Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company
26-Apr-2012
$1.8 billion Retail Propane Operations of Inergy, 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
Suburban Propane Partners, L.P.
23-Apr-2012
$2.0 billion Moorebank Intermodal Terminal
Acted as independent advisor to the Australian Government in a peer review of the proposed intermodal terminal linking Sydney’s major port with Australia’s road and rail system
 
28-Mar-2012
$10.4 billion+ Flow Control Business of Tyco International Ltd.
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)
Pentair, Inc.
26-Mar-2012
$513 million ISTA Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Advised ISTA Pharmaceuticals, an ophthalmic pharmaceutical company, on its sale to Bausch + Lomb, Inc., a global ophthalmic products company
Bausch + Lomb, Inc.
15-Mar-2012
$650 million Viridian Group
Advised the Board of Viridian, the leading energy utility company in the all-Ireland market, on its refinancing comprising the issue of €313 million and $250 million notes due April 2017
 
07-Mar-2012
$256 million Aperio Group
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
Amcor Limited
01-Mar-2012
NA Minority stake in Stadler Rail
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
Peter Spuhler
20-Jan-2012
NA Solar PV power plant in Italy
Advised Antin Infrastructure Partners on the acquisition of a c.20MW solar PV power plant in Italy
Antin Infrastructure Partners
16-Jan-2012
$428 million Robert Wiseman Dairies PLC
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.
Unternehmensgruppe Theo Müller
30-Dec-2011
$410 million Advantage Resourcing America, Inc. & Advantage Resourcing Europe B.V.
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.
Recruit Co. Ltd
22-Dec-2011
NA KEMA
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
Det Norske Veritas AS
19-Dec-2011
$1.6 billion The Miller Group
Advised The Miller Group, the UK’s largest private homebuilder, on the recapitalization of its balance sheet comprising a substantial new equity capital raising and a significant debt for equity swap
 
13-Dec-2011
$345 million Cabot Microelectronics Corporation
Advised Cabot Microelectronics Corporation on its new capital management initiative, including a leveraged recapitalization via a special dividend
 
08-Dec-2011
NA U.S. Department of Energy
Advised Herb Allison in an independent review of a $35.9 billion energy loan portfolio
 
29-Nov-2011
NA Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
Advised the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (“PBGC”) in connection with the Chapter 11 filing of AMR Corporation, the parent company of American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc.
 
21-Nov-2011
$689 million iNova 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
Valeant Pharmaceuticals
17-Nov-2011
$860 million MeadWestvaco’s Consumer & Office Products Division
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
ACCO Brands Corporation
17-Nov-2011
$1.5 billion Northern Rock
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
Virgin Money
10-Nov-2011
$318 million MSF Sugar
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
Mitr Phol Group
07-Nov-2011
$398 million American Dental Partners, Inc.
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
JLL Partners
26-Oct-2011
$2.2 billion PGM Holdings K.K. (majority owned by Lone Star Funds)
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
Heiwa Corporation
17-Oct-2011
$630 million Rebel Group Limited
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
Super Retail Group
10-Oct-2011
$3.2 billion Complete Production Services
Advised Superior Energy Services on its acquisition of Complete Production Services, a leading provider of oilfield services in North America
Superior Energy Services
27-Sep-2011
$259 million Goodman Fielder Limited
Advised Goodman Fielder Limited, an Australian consumer foods manufacturer and distributor, on its equity capital raising via a rights issue
 
16-Sep-2011
NA Mako Global Derivatives Executive LLP
Advised Close Brothers Group plc, an independent financial services group, on the sale of its 49.9% stake in Mako Global, a market maker in exchange traded derivatives, to Mako’s management
Mako Executive Directors and Staff
10-Aug-2011
$65 million Grupo Aeromexico S.A. de C.V
Advised Delta Air Lines, Inc. in connection with its strategic minority investment in Grupo Aeromexico S.A. de C.V
Delta Air Lines, Inc.
08-Aug-2011
$11.0 billion Coal and Allied Industries Limited
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
Rio Tinto Limited / Mitsubishi Corporation
27-Jul-2011
$850 million The Synovate Group
Advised Aegis Group plc on the sale of The Synovate Group, a leading global provider of custom market research, to Ipsos S.A.
Ipsos S.A.
19-Jul-2011
$418 million Lochinvar 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
A. O. Smith Corporation
14-Jul-2011
$340 million Edge Oilfield Services
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
Key Energy Services, Inc.
30-Jun-2011
$609 million Diabetes-related patent estate and royalty stream of Astellas Pharma subsidiary, Prosidion
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
Royalty Pharma
30-Jun-2011
$1.7 billion Minerva plc
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
Jupiter Properties (owned by AREA Property Partners and Delancey Real Estate Asset Mgmt)
22-Jun-2011
NA KemFine Group Oy
Advised 3i on the disposal of KemFine Group Oy, a leading custom manufacturer of fine chemicals, to CABB AG
CABB AG
20-Jun-2011
$2.0 billion Capital Power Income L.P.
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
Atlantic Power Corporation
16-Jun-2011
$288 million Imperial Palace Casino Resort and Spa
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
Boyd Gaming Corporation
13-Jun-2011
$2.3 billion The Timberland 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
VF Corporation
08-Jun-2011
$1.7 billion Citigroup (selected private equity assets)
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
AXA Private Equity
26-May-2011
$192 million Centrebet International Limited
Advised Centrebet International, a leading International online wagering and gaming operator on the recommended cash offer by Sportingbet plc
Sportingbet plc
24-May-2011
$1.0 billion New Zealand Ultra-Fast Broadband
Sole financial adviser to Crown Fibre Holdings (100% New Zealand Government owned entity) on the tender and negotiations for the investment of NZ$1.3 billion in a new ultra-fast broadband network in New Zealand, which includes agreements with Telecom Corporation of New Zealand, Christchurch City Holdings, WEL Networks and Northpower
 
23-May-2011
$130 million Territory Resources Limited
Advised Exxaro Resources, a diversified South African-based mining company, on its proposed acquisition of Territory Resources, an Australian-based iron producer
Exxaro Resources Limited
18-May-2011
$146 million Portfolio of solar PV power plants from Kinexia SpA
Advised Antin Infrastructure Partners on the acquisition of a portfolio of solar PV power plants in Italy
Antin Infrastructure Partners
13-May-2011
NA Bionomics Ltd
Advised Bionomics Ltd, in relation to the tender process run by Bionomics’ largest shareholder, Start-up Australia Ventures (“Start-up”), for its 28% stake in the company, follow on sell-down of Start-up’s stake to 8% and associated capital raising by Bionomics
 
09-May-2011
$843 million The Forzani Group Ltd.
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
Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited
06-May-2011
NA Aker Solutions (Aker Holding)
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
Norwegian Government
13-Apr-2011
NA Retail Apparel Group
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
Navis Capital
11-Apr-2011
~$198 million HSBC Afore (subsidiary of HSBC Holdings Plc)
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
Principal Financial Group, Inc.
21-Mar-2011
NA Close Brothers Cayman Limited
Advised Close Brothers plc, an independent financial services group, on the sale of its Cayman based offshore business to Intertrust Group Holdings SA
Intertrust Group Holdings SA
15-Mar-2011
NA CABB GmbH
Advised Bridgepoint Advisors Limited on the acquisition of CABB GmbH, a German global provider of fine and specialty chemicals and custom manufacturing solutions
Bridgepoint Advisors Limited
11-Mar-2011
$1.0 billion Troika Dialog Group Limited
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
Sberbank
02-Mar-2011
NA TSmarine
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
Fugro N.V.
01-Mar-2011
$122 million Australian Unity Limited
Advised Australian Unity Limited, a leading healthcare, financial services and retirement living mutual organisation, on its A$120 million issue of five year unsecured notes listed on the Australian Stock Exchange
 
01-Mar-2011
$128 million Tyndall Investments
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
Nikko Asset Management
14-Feb-2011
$40.0 billion Australian National Broadband Network
Greenhill acted as sole adviser to the Australian government in connection with the National Broadband Network, which represents the single largest infrastructure project in the country’s history
 
11-Feb-2011
$986 million Findel plc
Advised Findel plc, a UK listed multi-channel retailer, on the restructuring of its balance sheet comprising an equity capital raising and refinancing of its debt and pension obligations
 
07-Feb-2011
$548 million Wesco Financial Corporation
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
Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
04-Feb-2011
$420 million Bosque Power Company
Advised Bosque Power Company, a natural gas-fired power plant located in Texas, on its negotiations with lenders and restructuring
 
15-Jan-2011
$105 million telerob Holding GmbH
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
Cobham plc
11-Jan-2011
$220 million Constar International, Inc.
Advised Constar International, Inc., a plastic packaging manufacturer, in connection with its pre-arranged Chapter 11 proceedings
 
29-Dec-2010
$1.8 billion TOWER Australia Group 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
The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Limited
24-Dec-2010
NA Tegel Foods Limited
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
Affinity Equity Partners
20-Dec-2010
$370 million One Communications Corp.
Advised EarthLink, a provider of IP services to consumers and businesses, on its acquisition of One Communications, an integrated telecommunications solutions provider
EarthLink
15-Dec-2010
$550 million FirstRand STI 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
RMB Holdings Limited
15-Dec-2010
$12.9 billion Alcon, Inc.
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
Novartis AG
13-Dec-2010
$256 million Maxinutrition Group Holdings Limited
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
GlaxoSmithKline Plc
13-Dec-2010
$875 million Electrical Products Division of A. O. Smith 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
Regal Beloit Corporation
07-Dec-2010
$500 million Medicity, 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
Aetna Inc.
02-Dec-2010
NA 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-2010
$100 million Clyde Process Solutions plc
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
S-Process Equipment International S.à r.l. (Schenck Process)
01-Dec-2010
NA Planar Solutions, LLC
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
FUJIFILM Corporation
26-Nov-2010
$118 million Healthcare Australia
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
Healthcare Locums
22-Nov-2010
NA U.S. Department of the Treasury
Advised the United States Department of the Treasury on the management and disposition of its common shares of AIG
 
12-Nov-2010
NA Money Controls (subsidiary of Coin Acceptors, Inc.)
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
Crane Co.
10-Nov-2010
NA Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
Advised the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation ("PBGC") in connection with its claim in Chemtura’s Chapter 11 proceeding
 
09-Nov-2010
$27.0 billion General Growth Properties Inc.
Advised the 2006 Credit Facility Lenders, the largest class of unsecured debt with claims in excess of $2.8 billion, in connection with the Chapter 11 proceedings of mall REIT GGP, which resulted in cash payoff of the facilities in full
 
04-Nov-2010
~$370 million J. Malucelli Participacao em Seguros E Resseguros S.A
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)
The Travelers Companies, Inc.
26-Oct-2010
$175 million Rural 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
Bendigo and Adelaide Bank
01-Oct-2010
$516 million ITC^DeltaCom
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
EarthLink
30-Sep-2010
$115 million Stroz Friedberg LLC
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
New Mountain Capital
24-Sep-2010
$371 million Intec Telecom Systems plc
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
CSG Systems
23-Sep-2010
$394 million Aevum 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
Stockland Corp. Ltd
21-Sep-2010
$234 million Taro Pharmaceutical Industries
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
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.
16-Sep-2010
NA KemFine UK Ltd
Advised KemFine Group Oy, a 3i portfolio company, on the sale of its UK-based fine chemicals business, KemFine UK Ltd, to AURELIUS AG
AURELIUS AG
30-Aug-2010
$150 million Windward Investment Management
Advised The Charles Schwab Corporation on its acquisition of Windward Investment Management, an investment advisory firm
The Charles Schwab Corporation
26-Aug-2010
$622 million Woolworths Limited
Advised Woolworths Limited, an Australian food and general merchandise retailer, on its A$704 million off-market share buy-back
 
23-Aug-2010
$230 million LANDesk Software
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
Thoma Bravo
12-Aug-2010
NA Kohl’s 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
Capital One Financial Corporation
07-Aug-2010
$220 million Environmental Systems Products
Advised Environmental Systems Products Holdings with its out-of-court restructuring
 
29-Jul-2010
$328 million Mitchell Communication Group Limited
Advised Aegis Group plc on its acquisition of Mitchell Communication Group Limited, Australia’s leading independent media buyer
Aegis Group plc
12-Jul-2010
NA Breast Care Business of Ethicon-Endo Surgery
Advised GTCR and Devicor Medical Products, Inc., a portfolio company of GTCR, on the acquisition of the Breast Care Business of Ethicon-Endo Surgery
Devicor Medical Products, Inc. (a GTCR portfolio company)
07-Jul-2010
$1.8 billion Viridian
Advised Viridian, one of the leading electricity companies in the all Ireland market, on the sale of NIE, its regulated electricity transmission and distribution businesses in Northern Ireland, to ESB, the state owned vertically integrated utility in Republic of Ireland
ESB
01-Jul-2010
NA Media Monitors
Advised Media Monitors, the leading media intelligence company in Asia-Pacific, on its sale to Quadrant Private Equity
Quadrant Private Equity
30-Jun-2010
$820 million Trident Resources Corporation
Advised Chilton Investment Company on Trident’s financial restructuring and emergence from CCAA / Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection including the negotiation of a new equity investment
 
28-Jun-2010
$1.3 billion Guinness Peat Group plc
Advised GPG plc, a listed investment company, on potential restructuring alternatives
 
28-Jun-2010
$336 million Scott Wilson Group plc
Advised Scott Wilson Group plc, a LSE listed global integrated design and engineering consultancy, on its sale to URS Corporation, a global provider of engineering, construction and technical services
URS Corporation
18-Jun-2010
$ 361.1 million USEN Corporation
Advised USEN Corporation, a diversified media company, on the sale of Intelligence Ltd., its 100% owned human resources staffing subsidiary
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P.
14-Jun-2010
$82 million Bemis Company, Inc. (certain of its recently acquired packaging assets)
Advised Bemis Company, Inc. on the sale of certain of its recently acquired flexible packaging assets as required by the U.S. Department of Justice as a condition to the closing of its $1.2 billion acquisition of the Alcan Packaging Food Americas business (business unit of Rio Tinto plc)
Exopack Holding Company
10-Jun-2010
$580 million Tishman Speyer Washington D.C. Portfolio
Advised term loan and credit facility lenders to the Tishman Speyer partnership holding a portfolio of 28 office buildings in Washington D.C. and the surrounding area on a restructuring which resulted in payoff of the facilities in full
 
04-Jun-2010
$232 million Manx Telecom
Advised HgCapital, a leading European private equity investor, on its acquisition of Manx Telecom, the Isle of Man's main telecommunications and internet provider and a subsidiary of Telefónica S.A.
HgCapital
01-Jun-2010
$109 million AT&T Japan (an AT&T Inc. company)
Advised AT&T Inc., a premier communications holding company, on its sale of the domestic network outsourcing business of AT&T Japan, its Japanese enterprise unit, to Internet Initiative Japan, one of Japan's leading Internet-access and comprehensive network solutions providers
Internet Initiative Japan
27-May-2010
$79 million TOWER Australia Group Limited
Advised TOWER Australia, a provider of life insurance, risk, superannuation and retirement solutions, on its non-accelerated, 1 for 7 renounceable entitlement offer
 
24-May-2010
$1.4 billion Sterling Commerce, Inc. (an AT&T Inc. company)
Advised AT&T Inc., a premier communications holding company, on its sale of Sterling Commerce, Inc., an enterprise software and services provider, to IBM Corporation, a global IT products and services provider
IBM Corporation
12-May-2010
NA Experian plc
Advised Experian plc, the FTSE100 global information services company, on the sale of certain UK database marketing activities into a newly formed joint venture with British Sky Broadcasting Group PLC
British Sky Broadcasting Group plc
30-Apr-2010
NA Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
Advised the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation ("PBGC") in connection with its claim in Lyondell’s Chapter 11 proceeding
 
26-Apr-2010
$1.5 billion Chloride Group plc
Advised Emerson Electric Co., a diversified global technology and industrial company, on its acquisition of Chloride Group plc, a manufacturer of uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems
Emerson Electric Co.
22-Apr-2010
$1.9 billion Bank of America Corporation
Advised AXA Private Equity, a leading European diversified private equity firm, on the acquisition of a portfolio of limited partnership interests in private equity funds from Bank of America
AXA Private Equity
06-Apr-2010
$153 million Virgin Money Holdings (UK) Limited
Advised Virgin Money Holdings (UK) Limited, Virgin Group’s financial services arm, on the structuring of an investment of £100m from WL Ross & Co.
W.L. Ross & Co. LLC
05-Apr-2010
$225 million Medegen, Inc
Advised Medegen, Inc., a medical device company that develops, manufactures and markets clinically superior disposable intravenous therapy products on its sale to CareFusion, a global medical devices company
CareFusion Corporation
01-Apr-2010
$230 million Primerica Inc.
Advised Primerica Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Citigroup Inc., on a series of transactions, including the concurrent sale of a minority stake to Warburg Pincus and initial public offering
Warburg Pincus
01-Apr-2010
$9.2 billion Lihir Gold Limited
Advised Lihir Gold Limited, a leading global gold company with operations in Papua New Guinea, Australian and West Africa on an unsolicited takeover proposal from Newcrest Mining Ltd, an international gold company with gold and copper operations
Newcrest Mining Ltd
31-Mar-2010
$3.3 billion EMOBILE Ltd.
Advised the Independent Committee of eAccess Ltd., Japan's largest DSL wholesaler, on its business combination through a share exchange with EMOBILE, Ltd., the leading mobile data communications provider in Japan
eAccess Ltd.
10-Mar-2010
$576 million Camelot Group plc
Advised the shareholders of Camelot – Cadbury, De La Rue, Fujitsu, Royal Mail and Thales – on the sale of their shareholdings in Camelot, the operator of the UK National Lottery, to Ontario Teachers’ Pensions Plan
Ontario Teachers’ Pensions Plan
03-Mar-2010
NA Puerta Mexico Transportation Facility
Advised Ports America, Inc., a portfolio company of Highstar Capital, on its sale of Puerta Mexico, a state-of-the-art customs-clearing intermodal transportation facility located in the Mexico City market
Kansas City Southern
25-Feb-2010
$14.4 billion Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc.
Advised the Affiliated Transaction Committee of Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. on the sale of its North American bottling operations to The Coca-Cola Company and on its concurrent acquisition of The Coca-Cola Company’s bottling operations in the Nordic region
The Coca-Cola Company
23-Feb-2010
NA Heartscape Technologies, Inc.
Advised Heartscape Technologies, a medical device company on its sale of substantially all its assets to Roper Industries, a diversified growth company
Roper Industries, Inc.
09-Feb-2010
$672 million SAS Group
Advised the Norwegian Government on strategic and financial matters in relation to a refinancing including a conditional capital injection in SAS, the leading airline group in Northern Europe
Norwegian Government
08-Jan-2010
$134 million Minerva plc
Advised Minerva plc, a UK real estate development company, on its successful defence following an unsolicited offer from KiFin Limited, a company that makes investments for the benefit of Mr Nathan Kirsh
KiFin Limited
20-Dec-2009
$1.3 billion Mining Division of Terex Corp.
Advised Bucyrus International, Inc., a global mining equipment manufacturer, on the acquisition of the mining division of Terex Corp., a diversified equipment company
Bucyrus International
15-Dec-2009
$4.5 billion Prudential Financial, Inc.
Advised Wells Fargo on the acquisition of Prudential Financial’s noncontrolling interest in their retail brokerage Joint Venture
Wells Fargo & Company
04-Dec-2009
NA Verivox Holding Limited
Advised the shareholders of Verivox Holdings Limited, comprising Independent News & Media plc and the founders and joint CEOs of Verivox, on the sale of 51% in Verivox, Germany’s leading price comparison website for energy and telecommunications services, to Oakley Capital Private Equity
Oakley Capital Private Equity LP
09-Nov-2009
$327 million Enzon Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Advised Enzon Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company on the sale of its specialty pharmaceutical business to Sigma-Tau, an Italian pharmaceutical company
Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals
27-Oct-2009
$325 million Fleetwood Enterprises, Inc.
Advised Fleetwood Enterprises, Inc. on the sale of substantially all of its assets, pursuant to multiple Section 363 sales
  Various
08-Oct-2009
$455 million Ladbrokes Plc
Acted as Joint Financial Adviser to Ladbrokes plc, a leading UK based betting and gaming company, on its rights issue
 
06-Oct-2009
$1.2 billion Avocent Corporation
Advised Emerson Electric Co., a diversified global technology and industrial company, on its acquisition of Avocent Corporation, a manufacturer of software and hardware products
Emerson Electric Co.
06-Oct-2009
$263 milllion ICT Group
Advised ICT Group on its merger with Sykes Enterprises, both leading global providers of outsourced customer contact management solutions and services
Sykes Enterprises
06-Oct-2009
NA Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
Advised the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation ("PBGC") on Delphi’s reorganization and the structure and terms of the PBGC’s recovery on account of Delphi’s pension plan termination
 
18-Sep-2009
$81 million UKAEA Limited
Advised United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority Non Departmental Public Body, arm of the UK Government, on the sale of UKAEA Limited, its commercial nuclear decommissioning services business, to Babcock International Group plc
Babcock International Group plc
31-Aug-2009
$5.5 billion BJ Services Company
Advised BJ Services Company, a leading pressure pumping company, on its merger with Baker Hughes Incorporated, a global oilfield services company
Baker Hughes Incorporated
27-Aug-2009
$144 million NYFIX, Inc.
Advised the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of NYFIX, Inc., a provider of electronic trading solutions, on its sale to NYSE Euronext
NYSE Euronext
14-Aug-2009
$724 million NCI Building Systems, Inc.
Advised NCI Building Systems, Inc., one of North America’s largest integrated manufacturers and marketers of metal products for the non-residential construction industry, on its financial restructuring, which included a majority investment by CD&R and a restructuring of NCI’s outstanding debt
 
10-Aug-2009
$596 million Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, Inc.
Advised the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Barnes & Noble, Inc., the world’s largest bookseller, on its acquisition of Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, Inc.
Barnes & Noble, Inc.
10-Aug-2009
$1.5 billion Dynegy, Inc.
Advised Dynegy, Inc., a merchant power generator, on its sale of 9 power plants to LS Power Equity Partners in exchange for cash and Dynegy shares
LS Power Equity Partners
29-Jul-2009
$573 million Rexam plc
Acted as Financial Adviser and Joint Sponsor to Rexam plc, a leading global consumer packaging group, on its rights issue
 
29-Jul-2009
$138 million Groupe Aeroplan Inc.
Advised Groupe Aeroplan on its C$150MM participation in a C$600MM credit facility for Air Canada
 
21-Jul-2009
$2.8 billion Quebecor World Inc
Acted as financial advisor to Quebecor World on its CCAA / Chapter 11 restructuring
 
16-Jul-2009
NA Pension Trustees of Galiform PLC
Advised the Pension Trustees of the Galiform PLC Defined Benefit Pension Scheme to negotiate a revised schedule of payments to fund its deficit
 
06-Jul-2009
$2.0 billion PARIS RE Holdings Ltd.
Advised PartnerRe Ltd., a leading global reinsurer, providing multi-line reinsurance to insurance companies, on its acquisition of PARIS RE Holdings Ltd., a French-listed, Swiss-based diversified reinsurer
PartnerRe Ltd.
05-Jul-2009
$1.2 billion Alcan Packaging’s Food Americas business (business unit of Rio Tinto plc)
Advised Bemis Company, Inc., a global supplier of flexible packaging and pressure sensitive materials, on its acquisition of Alcan Packaging’s Food Americas business
Bemis Company, Inc.
23-Jun-2009
$155 million Monogram Biosciences, Inc.
Advised LabCorp on the acquisition of Monogram Biosciences, a molecular diagnostics company focused on guiding and improving the treatment of serious infectious diseases and cancer
Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings
07-Jun-2009
$1.6 billion EPCOR Power L.P.
Advised the Independent Committee of the Board of Directors of EPCOR Power L.P., an Alberta-based power trust, on approval of the transfer of its GP interest and 30.6% LP interest from EPCOR Utilities to a newly formed company, Capital Power Corporation
 
28-May-2009
$107 million Tristone Capital Global Inc.
Advised Tristone Capital Global Inc., an independent advisory firm focused on the global energy sector, on its sale to Macquarie Group
Macquarie Group
21-May-2009
$111 million Shanks Group plc
Acted as Financial Adviser and Sponsor to Shanks Group plc, a leading European waste management group, on its rights issue
 
18-May-2009
$114 million Close Brothers Corporate Finance Holdings Ltd.
Advised Close Brothers Group plc, an independent financial services group, on the sale of its corporate finance subsidiary to Daiwa Securities SMBC Europe Ltd.
Daiwa Securities SMBC Europe Ltd.
04-May-2009
NA Constar International Inc.
Advised Constar International Inc. in connection with its pre-arranged Chapter 11 proceedings
 
01-May-2009
$65 million euNetworks Group Limited
Advised euNetworks Group Ltd, a Singapore listed operator of a fibre telecommunications network in Europe, on a repurchase at a discount of the majority of its outstanding convertible bonds, financed by a placement and rights issue
 
30-Apr-2009
NA Chrysler LLC
Advised Chrysler in connection with the chapter 11 proceedings to effectuate the sale of substantially all of its operating assets and certain liabilities to a newly created entity that will be jointly owned by Fiat S.p.A., the VEBA Trust (responsible for the healthcare benefits of current and former employees of Chrysler), the US Treasury and the Canadian government
 
29-Apr-2009
NA U.S. Shipping Partners L.P.
Advised U.S. Shipping Partners L.P. in connection with its pre-arranged Chapter 11 proceedings
 
31-Mar-2009
$1.7 billion IPC Holdings, Ltd.
Advised Validus Holdings, Ltd., a leading Bermuda-based reinsurer, on its offer to acquire IPC Holdings, Ltd.
Validus Holdings, Ltd.
23-Mar-2009
NA BearingPoint, Inc.
Advised BearingPoint, Inc. on the sale of substantially all of its assets, pursuant to a Section 363 process
  Various
19-Mar-2009
$349 million Inchcape plc
Provided financial advice to Inchcape, the leading independent international automotive retailer, on its assessment of funding and strategic options, resulting in a significant rights issue to strengthen the balance sheet
 
12-Mar-2009
$46.9 billion Genentech, Inc.
Advised Roche Holding Ltd., a world-leading provider of healthcare pharmaceuticals and diagnostics, on its acquisition of the outstanding publicly held interest in Genentech, Inc., a leading biotechnology company
Roche Holding Ltd.
09-Mar-2009
$18.6 billion Rohm & Haas Company
Advised The Dow Chemical Company during its negotiations pertaining to the Rohm & Haas settlement resolution
The Dow Chemical Company
03-Feb-2009
$717 million SAS Group
Advised the Norwegian Government in relation to a capital injection in SAS, the leading airline group in Northern Europe
Norwegian Government
01-Dec-2008
NA Beattie McGuinness Bungay Ltd.
Advised Cheil Worldwide, Inc, South Korea’s largest marketing agency, on the acquisition of Beattie McGuinness Bungay Ltd, a leading independent UK advertising agency
Cheil Worldwide, Inc.
12-Oct-2008
$6.0 billion Hapag-Lloyd AG
Advised TUI AG, Europe’s largest tourism company, on its sale of its shipping division Hapag-Lloyd AG, one of the leading global container shipping companies
Albert Ballin KG
08-Oct-2008
NA MAN Ferrostaal AG
Advised MAN AG in relation to its 70% sale of MAN Ferrostaal AG, a worldwide supplier of industrial services for the construction of large-scale industrial plants and machine supply, to International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC)
International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC)
01-Oct-2008
$53 million Biotage (Biosystems division)
Advised Biotage AB (OMX: BIOT), a global biotechnology company, on its strategic review resulting in the disposal of its Biosystems division which offers systems for genetic analysis mainly for use in clinical research
Qiagen NV
15-Sep-2008
$189 million Fermat International
Advised Moody’s Corporation on its acquisition of Fermat International, a leading provider of risk and performance management software to the global banking sector
Moody’s Corporation
19-Aug-2008
NA Crown Paints
Advised AkzoNobel on the sale of its Crown Paints decorative paints business in the United Kingdom and Ireland to Endless LLP, an independent private equity house
Endless LLP
19-Aug-2008
NA Selected Belgian Paints Brands
Advised AkzoNobel on the sale of selected Belgian paints brands to Rieu Investissements S.A., a French producer of coatings
Rieu Investissements S.A.
07-Aug-2008
NA Scholastic Corporation’s U.S. direct-to-home continuities business
Advised Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, on the sale of its U.S. direct-to-home continuities business to Sandvik AS
Sandvik AS
06-Aug-2008
$10.7 billion Lonmin plc
Advised Lonmin plc, a major producer of Platinum Group Metals, regarding an unsolicited pre-conditional offer for the company by Xstrata plc, a global diversified mining company
Xstrata plc
05-Aug-2008
NA BARTEC Group
Advised Capvis, a leading Swiss private equity firm, on its acquisition of the BARTEC Group, a leading European provider of industrial safety technology, from Allianz Capital Partners, the captive private equity arm of Allianz AG, and the Barlian family (founding family)
Capvis
31-Jul-2008
$10.3 billion TransAlta Corporation
Advised TransAlta Corporation, a power generation and wholesale marketing company, on an unsolicited offer from LS Power Equity Partners / Global Infrastructure Partners
LS Power Equity Partners / Global Infrastructure Partners
28-Jul-2008
$2.1 billion Tesco Personal Finance Group Limited
Advised Tesco plc in relation to its acquisition of the 50% interest it does not already own in Tesco Personal Finance Group Limited, a joint venture with The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc. Tesco Personal Finance offers a range of retail insurance and banking products under the Tesco brand
Tesco plc
02-Jul-2008
NA NewSmith Capital
Advised NewSmith Capital, an independent investment management group, on a strategic agreement with UniCredit whereby UniCredit will acquire NewSmith’s Financial Products credit advisory business, assume a 5% stake in NewSmith Capital and become an investor in NewSmith funds
UniCredit SpA
30-Jun-2008
$720 million THUS Group plc
Advised THUS Group plc, a fixed line business telecommunications provider, on a cash offer from Cable & Wireless plc
Cable & Wireless plc
12-Jun-2008
$6.7 billion Applied Biosystems Group
Provided fairness opinion to the Board of Directors of the Applera Corporation on the merger of its Applied Biosystems business, which serves the life science industry, with the Invitrogen Corporation, creating a global leader in biotechnology reagents and systems
Invitrogen Corporation
21-May-2008
$85 million Dobbies Garden Centres plc
Advised Tesco plc in relation to its public cash offer to acquire the 35% of Dobbies Garden Centres plc which it does not already own
Tesco plc
23-Apr-2008
$2.8 billion Wendy's International, Inc.
Advised the special committee of the board of directors in connection with its merger with Triarc Companies, Inc., the operator of the Arby’s franchise. The combined systems will have approximately 10,000 restaurant units and pro forma annual system sales of approximately $12.5 billion, positioning it as the nation’s third largest quick service restaurant company
Triarc Companies, Inc.
14-Apr-2008
$143 million Clayton Holdings, Inc.
Advised Greenfield Partners on its acquisition of Clayton Holdings, a leading due diligence and surveillance provider
Greenfield Partners
14-Apr-2008
$17.7 billion+ Northwest Airlines
Advised Delta Air Lines in connection with its merger with Northwest Airlines (+Transaction value represents enterprise value of combined entity)
Delta Air Lines
20-Mar-2008
$89 million ArmorGroup International plc
Advised G4S plc on its public offer for ArmorGroup International plc, a leading provider of defensive and protective security services to national governments, multinational corporations and international peace and security organisations operating in hostile environments
G4S plc
07-Mar-2008
$1.5 billion Ambac Financial Group, Inc.
Advised a consortium of leading global financial institutions and investors, including but not limited to Banc of America Securities LLC; Citigroup Global Markets Inc.; Dresdner Kleinwort Securities LLC; Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc.; and UBS Securities LLC, on its participation in a recapitalization of Ambac Financial Group, Inc.
 
19-Feb-2008
$1.7 billion TimberStar Southwest
Advised Hancock Timber Resource Group, the largest global timber investment management organization, on its acquisition of TimberStar Southwest, which owns and manages 900,000 acres of timberlands located in Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas
Hancock Timber Resource Group
22-Jan-2008
$3.4 billion Ventana Medical Systems, Inc.
Advised Roche Holding Ltd., a world-leading provider of healthcare pharmaceuticals and diagnostics, on its acquisition of Ventana Medical Systems, Inc., a U.S. based provider of histopathology diagnostic equipment
Roche Holding Ltd.
02-Jan-2008
NA E. Brost & J. Funke GmbH & Co. KG (BFK KG) and its 25% stake in Otto Group
Advised the shareholders of BFK KG, comprising the families who also own German publisher WAZ Media Group, on the sale of their 25% holding in German retailing and services group Otto to the Otto family, which thereby regained full ownership of the business
Otto AG für Beteiligungen (investment vehicle of Otto family)
18-Dec-2007
$715 million Global Solutions Limited
Advised G4S plc on the acquisition of Global Solutions Limited, an international leader in the provision of critical primary and support services for governments, companies and public authorities. GSL is a pioneer of outsourced justice services on three continents
G4S plc
26-Nov-2007
$11.4 billion Kelda Group plc
Advised Kelda Group plc, a leading provider of water and waste water services in the UK, on a recommended cash offer from a consortium of international infrastructure investors
Citi Infrastructure Investors, GIC Special Investments, Infracapital Partners and HSBC Bank
16-Nov-2007
$203 million Oakland Mall LLC
Advised the Kogan Family on the sale of Oakland Mall, a regional shopping mall in Troy, Michigan anchored by JC Penney, Sears and Macy's
California State Teachers' Retirement System and Urban Retail Properties
07-Nov-2007
$652 million Philadelphia Stock Exchange, Inc.
Advised Philadelphia Stock Exchange, Inc, the third largest options market in the U.S. and the nation's oldest stock exchange, on its sale to the NASDAQ Stock Market, Inc.
The NASDAQ Stock Market, Inc.
05-Nov-2007
$3.4 billion American Financial Realty Trust
Advised American Financial Realty Trust, a real estate investment trust that acquires properties from and leases properties to regulated financial institutions, on its sale to Gramercy Capital Corp., a commercial real estate specialty finance company
Gramercy Capital Corp.
11-Oct-2007
$1.2 billion Foseco plc
Advised Foseco plc, a provider of consumables to the Foundry and Steel industries, on a recommended cash offer from Cookson Group plc
Cookson Group plc
02-Oct-2007
$4.6 billion Nikko Cordial Corporation
Advised Nikko Cordial, one of Japan’s largest securities firms, on its share exchange with Citigroup Inc., which resulted in Citigroup’s acquisition of the remaining 32% of Nikko Cordial that it did not already own
Citigroup, Inc.
21-Aug-2007
NA Schenck Process Holding GmbH
Advised HgCapital on the sale of Schenck Process, one of the global market leading providers of industrial weighing, feeding, screening and automation equipment and solutions
Industri Kapital Limited
13-Aug-2007
$185 million Central Lewmar LLC
Advised Central Lewmar, a leading distributor of paper and packaging in the United States, on its sale to International Paper’s xpedx distribution business
International Paper Co.
31-Jul-2007
$491 million DEUTZ Power Systems
Sole advisor to DEUTZ AG on the divestiture of its division DEUTZ Power Systems, a leading manufacturer of gas fired engines for decentralized power generation
3i
18-Jul-2007
NA SF-Chem AG
Sole advisor to CABB, a leading producer of monochloroacetic acid and related specialty intermediates, on the acquisition of SF-Chem, a manufacturer of chlorine and sulphur specialty intermediates
CABB GmbH
16-Jul-2007
$2.1 billion Applebee’s International, Inc.
Sole advisor to IHOP Corp., the fastest growing family dining concept in the US, on its acquisition of Applebee's
IHOP Corp.
05-Jul-2007
$630 million ALM Media Group Holdings, Inc.
Advised Incisive Media, a portfolio company of Apax Partners, on the acquisition of ALM Media, a leading integrated media company focused on the legal and real estate sectors and the largest provider of B2B information to the US legal market
Incisive Media Ltd. (portfolio company of Apax Partners)
30-Jun-2007
$52.0 billion BCE Inc.
Advised the Board of BCE on a review of a range of strategic alternatives that culminated in an agreement to sell to a consortium consisting of Teacher's Private Capital, Providence Equity Partners and Madison Dearborn Partners for $52.0 billion that was ultimately terminated
Teacher's Private Capital, Providence Equity Partners Inc. and Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC
25-Jun-2007
$8.1 billion Energy East Corporation
Advised Energy East Corporation, a super-regional electric and gas utility with nearly 3 million regulated customers in the northeast US, on its sale to Iberdrola SA
Iberdrola SA
12-Jun-2007
$184 million Jane’s Information Group
Advised The Woodbridge Company Limited, the holding company for the Thomson family’s investments, on the sale of Jane’s Information Group, a world-leading provider of information and analysis on global defence and security, to IHS Inc.
IHS Inc.
08-Jun-2007
$448 million Dobbies Garden Centres plc
Acted as financial adviser to Tesco plc on its recommended acquisition of Dobbies Garden Centres plc, one of the UK's largest garden centre retailers
Tesco plc
04-Jun-2007
$2.9 billion Slough Estates USA (subsidiary of Slough Estates plc)
Provided oversight of the process and an informal second opinion to the senior management of Slough Estates plc
Health Care Property Investors
30-May-2007
$5.3 billion Ceridian Corporation
Acted as sole financial adviser to Ceridian Corporation, an information services provider to the human resource, transportation and retail markets, on its sale to Thomas H. Lee Partners and Fidelity National Financial
Thomas H. Lee Partners and Fidelity National Financial
29-May-2007
$99.1 billion ABN AMRO Holding NV
Advised Fortis on an offer by Fortis, RBS and Santander for ABN AMRO
Fortis SA/NV, The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc, Banco Santander Central Hispano, SA
22-May-2007
$6.5 billion Crescent Real Estate Equities Company
Advised Crescent Real Estate Equities Company, a REIT holding a diversified portfolio of office properties, hotels and resorts and luxury residential developments on its sale to Morgan Stanley Real Estate
Morgan Stanley Real Estate
21-May-2007
$6.3 billion EMI Group plc
Acted as lead financial advisor to global music industry player EMI Group plc, on a recommended cash offer from Maltby Limited, a company formed at the direction of Terra Firma
Terra Firma Capital Partners Limited
14-May-2007
$1.0 billion Datamonitor plc
Acted as financial adviser to Informa plc on its recommended acquisition of Datamonitor plc, a leading global provider of market intelligence
Informa plc
03-May-2007
$8.5 billion IPSCO Inc.
Acted as lead financial advisor to SSAB Svenskt Stål AB on its acquisition of IPSCO Inc., a leading Canadian producer of energy tubulars and steel plate in North America with an annual steel making capacity of 4.3 million tons
SSAB Svenskt Stål AB
18-Apr-2007
$950 million Trans Mountain Pipeline System
Advised Independent Committee of the Board of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners on the acquisition of Trans Mountain Pipeline System, an ~800 mile pipeline which transports crude oil and refined products from Alberta to British Columbia and Washington State
Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P.
16-Apr-2007
$25.0 billion SLM Corporation
Advised the Transaction Committee of the Board of Directors of SLM Corporation, commonly known as Sallie Mae, on the sale to a consortium consisting of J.C. Flowers, Friedman Fleischer & Lowe, Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase
J.C. Flowers, Friedman Fleischer & Lowe, Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase
30-Mar-2007
$1.2 billion Initial Electronic Security Group (the electronic security division of Rentokil Initial plc)
Advised Rentokil Initial on the sale of its electronic security division to United Technologies Corp.
United Technologies Corp.
30-Mar-2007
$24.4 billion Alliance Boots plc
Advised Alliance Boots plc, the leading international pharmacy-led health and beauty group, on a proposal regarding an offer for the company from a consortium comprising of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. Ltd. and Stefano Pessina
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. Ltd. and Stefano Pessina
26-Mar-2007
$1.0 billion Wolters Kluwer Education
Advised Bridgepoint Capital Limited on its acquisition of Wolters Kluwer Education, the pan-European educational publishing division of quoted Dutch-based information services and publishing company Wolters Kluwer NV
Bridgepoint Capital Limited
21-Mar-2007
$53 million BuckHickman InOne
Advised Premier Farnell plc, a global distributor of electronic components and industrial products, on the sale of its UK industrial tools distribution division
The BSS Group plc
20-Mar-2007
NA Maher Terminals
Acted as sole financial advisor to Maher Terminals in negotiating its sale to RREEF Infrastructure, part of Deutsche Bank’s alternative asset management business. Maher Terminals currently operates the largest independent multi-user container terminal in the United States and is constructing a terminal in Prince Rupert, Canada, expected to be a leading gateway on the western seaboard
RREEF Infrastructure
19-Mar-2007
$5.5 billion The ServiceMaster Company
Provided fairness opinion to the Board of Directors of The ServiceMaster Company, a diversified consumer services business whose brands include Terminix, TruGreen and American Home Shield, in connection with its sale to private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice
Clayton, Dubilier & Rice
02-Mar-2007
$150 million Patheon Inc.
Advised Patheon Inc., a leading global provider of drug development and manufacturing services, on an equity investment from a private equity investor, the result of a strategic alternatives review process
 
29-Jan-2007
$900 million Eggborough CTA Bonds
Advised an ad hoc committee of bondholders representing over 70% of the debt in Eggborough Power Limited, a UK power station, on (a) the formation of a new company for the purpose of acquiring and holding a controlling interest in the Eggborough CTA Bonds and (b) an associated US$600m financing. The Eggborough CTA Bonds include an option to purchase Eggborough power station in March 2010
Ampere plc (a newly formed company)
25-Jan-2007
$3.3 billion Cardinal Health, Inc., Pharmaceutical Technologies and Services division
Provided fairness opinion to the board of directors of Cardinal Health, Inc., a global company serving the health-care industry, on the sale of its Pharmaceutical Technologies and Services business, which provides outsourced services and proprietary technologies to the global pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries
The Blackstone Group
22-Dec-2006
$115 million The 401(K) Company (a subsidiary of Nationwide Financial)
Advised The Charles Schwab Corporation on its acquisition of The 401(K) Company from Nationwide Financial. The 401(K) Company is a leading provider of defined contribution retirement administration services
The Charles Schwab Corporation
21-Dec-2006
$3.3 billion Raytheon Aircraft Company
Provided advisory services and fairness opinion to the board of directors of Raytheon Company, a market leader in the aerospace and defense industry, on the sale of its Raytheon Aircraft division, which offers aircrafts and services and the renowned Hawker and Beechcraft brand names
Goldman Sachs Capital Partners / Onex Partners
20-Dec-2006
$424 million Aton Capital
Advised Aton Capital Group, the independent Russian investment bank, on the sale of its Institutional Business to Bank Austria Creditanstalt (part of the UniCredit Group)
Bank Austria Creditanstalt / UniCredit Group
19-Dec-2006
$270 million Brion Technologies, Inc.
Advised ASML Holding N.V., a leading provider of lithography systems for the semiconductor industry, on its acquisition of Brion Technologies, Inc.
ASML Holding N.V.
18-Dec-2006
NA InBev SA
Advised InBev SA, the world's largest brewery, on the sale of German regional brewery Dinkelacker-Schwaben Bräu KG
Mr. Wolfgang Dinkelacker
15-Dec-2006
$19.1 billion Gallaher Group plc
Advised Gallaher Group plc, the world’s fifth largest tobacco company, on a recommended cash offer from Japan Tobacco Inc
Japan Tobacco Inc.
22-Nov-2006
NA CABB GmbH
Advised Gilde Buy Out Partners on the sale of CABB, a leading producer of monochloroacetic acid and related specialty intermediates, to AXA Private Equity
AXA Private Equity
10-Nov-2006
$1.9 billion John Laing plc
Advised John Laing plc, the leading UK infrastructure investor and developer, on a recommended cash offer
Henderson Equity Partners
06-Nov-2006
$4.2 billion Kos Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Advised Kos Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical provider of cardiovascular and respiratory drugs, on its sale to Abbott Laboratories
Abbott Laboratories
11-Oct-2006
NA Visa USA
Advised Visa USA in its announced plans to merge with Visa Canada and Visa International to form Visa Inc., a new public global corporation
 
03-Oct-2006
$445 million Tele2 AB’s fixed telephony and broadband business in France
Advised SFR S.A., the second largest mobile telecoms operator in France on the acquisition of the French fixed telephony and broadband business of Tele2 AB
SFR S.A.
21-Sep-2006
$385 million Incisive Media plc
Advised the Independent Directors of Incisive Media plc, a B2B media publisher, on a recommended MBO approach backed by Apax
Apax Partners Worldwide LLP
15-Sep-2006
$4.1 billion LS Power Group
Advised Dynegy, Inc., a merchant power generator, on its acquisition of LS Power Group's power generation portfolio
Dynegy, Inc.
30-Aug-2006
NA Paladin Brands Holding, Inc.
Advised Paladin Brands Holding, Inc., the largest independent manufacturer of attachments and tools used in heavy and light mobile construction equipment
Dover Corporation
14-Aug-2006
$250 million MTS Allstream Media
Advised MTS Allstream Inc., a leading Canadian telecommunications company on the sale of its directories business
Yellow Pages Group Co.
10-Aug-2006
NA Forest City Ratner
Advised Forest City Enterprises, Inc. on the restructuring of its business relationship with its New York City affiliate Forest City Ratner
Forest City Enterprises Inc.
08-Aug-2006
$565 million Emdeon Practice Services, Inc.
Advised The Sage Group plc, a leading international supplier of accounting and business management software solutions
The Sage Group plc
04-Aug-2006
$290 million Republic Companies Group, Inc.
Advised Republic Companies Group, Inc., a regional provider of personal and commercial property and casualty insurance products
Delek Capital Ltd.
03-Aug-2006
$6.0 billion Reckson Associates Realty Corporation
Advised the independent directors of Reckson, a real estate investment trust specializing in properties located in New York City and the surrounding Tri-State area, on the sale of Reckson to SL Green
SL Green Realty Corporation
03-Aug-2006
$136 million Study Group International (a unit of Daily Mail & General Trust plc)
Advised Daily Mail & General Trust plc on the sale of Study Group International to CHAMP Private Equity and Petersen Investments
CHAMP Private Equity / Petersen Investments
17-Jul-2006
$132 million Leader Price Polska Sp. z.o.o. (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Groupe Casino)
Advised Tesco PLC on the acquisition of the Polish business of Leader Price, a convenience store retailer, from Groupe Casino, a French retailer
Tesco plc
30-Jun-2006
NA Topaz Power Partners (portfolio of seven power plants)
Advised Topaz Power Partners (a joint venture of Sempra Energy and Carlyle / Riverstone) on the sale of a portfolio of seven power plants to an affiliate of Carlyle / Riverstone
Carlyle / Riverstone
21-Jun-2006
NA Foster Yeoman Limited
Advised Aggregate Industries Limited on a recommended cash offer for Foster Yeoman Limited, a privately-held UK heavy building materials group
Aggregate Industries Limited (a wholly owned subsidiary of Holcim Ltd)
03-Jun-2006
$607 million Deutz AG
Advised the Executive Board and Supervisory Board of Deutz AG, a leading global engine and power systems manufacturer, regarding the mandatory offer made by Same Deutz-Fahr, a leading international manufacturer of tractors, engines and agricultural machinery, for the outstanding shares of Deutz AG
Same Deutz-Fahr
19-May-2006
$1.4 billion London Stock Exchange Group plc (25.1% stake)
Advised The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc., the largest electronic equity securities market in the United States, on the acquisition of a 25.1% stake in London Stock Exchange plc
The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc.
12-Apr-2006
WH Smith PLC
Advised WH Smith PLC on the demerger of its Retail business
 
03-Apr-2006
$3.7 billion Verizon Communications Inc. (various assets)
Provided independent valuation services in connection with the acquisition by América Móvil and Telmex of a 100% stake in Verizon Dominicana, an approximate 52% stake in Telecomunicaciones de Puerto Rico and an approximate 28.5% stake in Compania Anónima Nacional Teléfonos de Venezuela
América Móvil and Telmex
27-Mar-2006
$231 million Aberdeen Journals Ltd (wholly owned by Northcliffe Newspapers, the regional newspaper division of DMGT)
Advised Daily Mail and General Trust’s regional newspaper division, Northcliffe Newspapers on its sale of Aberdeen Journals, publisher of the Aberdeen Press & Journal and Aberdeen Evening Express to DC Thomson, a leading Scottish publisher
D.C. Thomson & Co Ltd
24-Mar-2006
$21.2 billion Schering AG
Advised Bayer on its public offer for Schering, an international pharmaceuticals group based in Berlin, Germany
Bayer AG
24-Feb-2006
$860 million Aquarion Company (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kelda Group plc)
Advised Kelda Group plc on the sale of Aquarion Company, one of the largest investor-owned water utilities in the US
Macquarie Bank
20-Feb-2006
$254 million Textile Effects (division of Ciba Specialty Chemicals AG)
Advised Ciba Specialty Chemicals AG on the sale of its global Textile Effects business
Huntsman Corporation
01-Feb-2006
$105 million Your Communications
Advised THUS Group plc on the acquisition of Your Communications, an alternative business telecoms carrier, from United Utilities plc
THUS Group plc
06-Jan-2006
$164 million Acadia Realty Trust (selected assets)
Advised GDC Properties on its acquisition of a 77.8% interest in a one million square foot Wilmington, Delaware shopping center portfolio previously held by institutional investors in Acadia Realty Trust Fund I
GDC Properties
03-Jan-2006
NA TQ3 Travel Solutions (divison of TUI AG)
Advised TUI AG on the sale of TQ3 Travel Solutions, a leading global provider of business travel services, to BCD Holdings N.V. The transaction value was not disclosed
BCD Holdings N.V.
15-Dec-2005
$4.5 billion Drax Group Limited
Advised bondholders of Drax Group Limited on the refinancing & listing of, and possible offers for, the company. On 15-Dec-05, Drax Group plc was successfully listed on the London Stock Exchange
 
12-Dec-2005
$83 million Ibbotson Associates
Advised Ibbotson Associates on its sale to Morningstar Inc. for $83 million
Morningstar Inc.
05-Dec-2005
NA International Catastrophe Managers, LLC (ICAT)
Advised Vulcan on its acquisition of a majority and controlling ownership interest of ICAT
Vulcan Capital
29-Nov-2005
$556 million Initial Style Conferences (the conferences business of Rentokil Initial plc)
Advised Rentokil Initial on the sale of its conferences division, Initial Style Conferences, to Alternative Hotel Group (a group of investors led by Richard Balfour-Lynn and other MWB directors acting in their private capacity partnering with Bank of Scotland)
Alternative Hotel Group
28-Nov-2005
$103 million Akzo Nobel N.V. (Ink and Adhesive Resins business)
Advised Akzo Nobel N.V., a global leader in coatings, chemicals and healthcare on the sale of its Ink and Adhesive Resins business to Hexion Specialty Chemicals Inc
Hexion Specialty Chemicals Inc.
11-Nov-2005
$1.2 billion Refco Inc.
Advised Refco Inc. on the sale of substantially all of the assets of Refco's regulated commodities futures business to Man Financial
Man Financial Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Man Group plc
25-Oct-2005
NA Allgemeine HypothekenBank Rheinboden AG (49.9% stake owned by BHW Holdings AG)
Advised BHW Holding AG, a retail financial services group, on the sale of its 49.9% stake in Allgemeine HypothekenBank Rheinboden AG, a leading German mortgage and Pfandbrief bank
Beteiligungsgesellschaft der Gewerkschaften AG (BGAG)
25-Oct-2005
$2.1 billion BHW Holding AG
Advised BHW Holding AG, a retail financial services group, in connection with its sale to Deutsche Postbank AG, Germany’s largest retail bank
Deutsche Postbank AG
20-Oct-2005
NA Drakkar Holdings SA (Adisseo Group)
Advised CVC Capital Partners on the divestiture of Adisseo via the sale of Drakkar Holdings SA to China National BlueStar, a subsidiary of state-owned diversified chemicals company China National Chemical Corporation. Adisseo is a leading player in the animal nutrition market
China National Chemical Corporation
17-Oct-2005
$16.8 billion Refco
Acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Refco Inc. in connection with its Chapter 11 proceedings which included the sale of substantially all of the assets of Refco's regulated commodities futures business to Man Financial for $1.2 billion
 
08-Oct-2005
NA General Motors
Advised General Motors in connection with the Chapter 11 of Delphi, its largest supplier and former subsidiary
 
15-Sep-2005
NA MTU Friedrichshafen (minority shareholding of the Maybach Family)
Advised the Maybach Family Shareholders on the sale of their shareholding in MTU Friedrichshafen, one of the leading global manufacturers of high speed diesel engines, to majority shareholder DaimlerChrysler AG
DaimlerChrysler AG
15-Sep-2005
NA Delta Air Lines
Advised Delta Air Lines in connection with strategic issues relating to its Chapter 11 proceedings
 
13-Sep-2005
NA AEA Technology plc
Advised AEA Technology plc, a UK provider of Rail and Environmental services, on the sale of a portfolio of non-core businesses to Coller Capital. The sale formed part of a wider financial restructuring plan
Coller Capital
09-Sep-2005
$1.0 billion 7-Eleven, Inc.
Advised the special committee of 7-Eleven, Inc. in connection with its evaluation of an unsolicited tender offer commenced by Seven-Eleven Japan Co., Ltd
Seven-Eleven Japan Co., Ltd
01-Sep-2005
Minit Group (wholly owned by UBS Capital)
Advised UBS Capital on its sale of the Minit Group, the world's largest shoe repair and key cutting services chain, to CVC Capital Partners
CVC Capital Partners
22-Aug-2005
Rentokil Initial plc
Advised leading European support services company Rentokil Initial on unsolicited approach from Raphoe Management Limited
Raphoe Management Limited
21-Aug-2005
$2.0 billion CP Ships Ltd
Advised TUI AG, Europe’s largest tourism company and a leading container shipping provider, on its acquisition of CP Ships Ltd., a leading Canadian container shipping company
TUI AG
08-Aug-2005
$2.7 billion Maytag Corporation
Advised Whirlpool Corporation, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of major home appliances, on its acquisition of Maytag Corporation
Whirlpool Corporation
18-Jul-2005
$101 million TeleCity Plc
Advised TeleCity plc on the recommended offer by 3i and Oak Hill Capital
Inhoco 3236 plc (joint venture between 3i and Oak Hill Capital)
15-Jul-2005
$70 million Texas Genco LLC
Advised Texas Genco LLC on the sale of a fuel oil pipeline and associated storage assets to TEPPCO Partners LP
TEPPCO Partners LP
11-Jul-2005
NA Inergy, L.P.
Provided a fairness opinion to Inergy Holdings GP, LLC regarding the Stagecoach natural gas storage acquisition
Inergy Holdings GP, LLC
28-Jun-2005
$111 million Texas Genco LLC
Advised Texas Genco LLC on the sale of natural gas storage assets to Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP
Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP
22-Jun-2005
$198 million 21.5% stake in Rothschilds Continuation Holdings held by Royal & Sun Alliance
Advised Royal & Sun Alliance on the sale of its 21.5% shareholding in Rothschilds Continuation Holdings AG to Jardine Strategic Holdings
Jardine Strategic Holdings
21-Jun-2005
$714 million Scottish Radio Holdings plc
Advised UK radio and regional press company Scottish Radio Holdings plc on a recommended offer by EMAP plc
EMAP plc
07-Jun-2005
$250 million Monsanto
Advised Monsanto in connection with Solutia’s bankruptcy proceedings
 
01-Jun-2005
$1.4 billion IIR
Advised T&F Informa on the acquisition of IIR, a leading provider of performance improvement solutions and organiser of conferences and exhibitions. The acquisition is to be financed via a rights issue of c.$570m and a new debt facility
T&F Informa
19-May-2005
$7.2 billion+ US Airways Group
Advised America West Holdings in connection with its merger with US Airways Group. (+Transaction value represents enterprise value of combined entity, including capitalized operating leases of $4.8 billion)
America West Holdings
17-May-2005
NA General Motors
Advised General Motors in connection with the Chapter 11 of Collins & Aikman, a significant supplier to GM
 
02-May-2005
$8.9 billion MCI Inc
Advised MCI in connection with its sale to Verizon Communications, Inc
Verizon Communications, Inc.
20-Apr-2005
$1.4 billion Archipelago Holdings Inc
Provided financial advisory services and a fairness opinion to Archipelago Holdings, Inc. in its definitive merger agreement with the NYSE to create the NYSE Group, Inc
New York Stock Exchange
18-Jan-2005
$2.3 billion MeadWestvaco Corporation / Papers Business
Provided fairness opinion to the Board of Directors of MeadWestvaco Corporation on the sale of its Papers business and associated assets to Cerberus Capital Management, L.P
Cerberus Capital Management, L.P.
13-Jan-2005
$153 million Deutz AG’s Marine Service business
Advised Deutz on the sale of its marine service business for medium and large size engines to Wärtsilä
Wärtsilä Oyj
12-Jan-2005
$4.5 billion Aggregate Industries PLC
Advised Aggregate Industries PLC on the sale of the company to Holcim Ltd
Holcim Ltd.


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