Mergers & Acquisitions
Greenhill's M&A practice includes some of the most experienced professionals in the industry. Drawing on that experience, we are active across the full range of M&A advisory roles:
Leveraging our independence and lack of conflicts, we have a strong track record in sell side advisory roles. Acting for target companies, special board committees or selling shareholders, we can operate at the heart of any process, assist in negotiations and give impartial and objective advice about the merits of bids received.
We have a strong record of successful buy side advisory assignments in relation to public or private target companies and are able to advise interested buyers on attractive targets through our global network of relationships.
Greenhill is well qualified to assist clients on merger transactions given the long experience of its partners and professionals, an assurance of total discretion and a lack of conflicting interests. Greenhill has a number of sizeable mergers in its list of completed transactions both in the US and internationally.
Various advisory work that we undertake does not fit a conventional ‘transaction’ definition. Examples include our work advising the Australian National Rugby League Commission on the sale of television broadcast rights and work for the global partnership of Arthur Andersen in the immediate aftermath of the cases that followed the collapse of Enron. We believe that Greenhill’s independence, experience, expertise and discretion positions us well for special advisory assignments.
Greenhill’s network of international offices and our ‘single Firm’ operating model allow us to offer clients a seamless cross-border advisory service with a truly global perspective.
Advising Renewi plc, a leading waste to product company, on the sale of its Canadian operations to Convent Capital, an Amsterdam-based investment firm
2 Television and 2 Radio Stations from Dispatch Broadcast Group
Advising TEGNA, Inc., a leading broadcasting and digital marketing services company, on the acquisition of a television station in Indianapolis and television and radio stations in Columbus from Dispatch Broadcast Group
Book Publishing Business of F+W Media
Advising F+W Media, a content and e-commerce company focused on a variety of special interest categories, on the sale of its book publishing business as part of its broader in-court restructuring
Grupo Electro Stocks
Advising Apax Partners, a global investment firm, on the sale of Grupo Electro Stocks, a leading Spanish distributor of electrical materials, to the Electrical Wholesale business unit within the Würth Group, a global leader in the distribution of assembling and fastening materials
Total System Services, Inc. (TSYS)
Advising Total System Services, Inc. (TSYS), a provider of payment processing, merchant services and related payment services, on its merger with Global Payments Inc., a payment technology company focused on merchant acquiring and software solutions
Inenco Group Pty Ltd
Advising the founding family of Inenco Group Pty Ltd, one of Australasia’s leading industrial distributors, on the sale of their remaining 65% stake to Genuine Parts Company
Gannett Co., Inc.
Advised Gannett Co., Inc., a media and marketing solutions company, in relation to an unsolicited acquisition proposal from and successful proxy contest with MNG Enterprises, Inc.
Advised Condé Nast on the sale of Brides, a leading wedding and bridal brand, to IAC
Advised Condé Nast on the sale of Golf Digest, a leading golf media brand, to Discovery
FTTH network including 933,000 BU’s
Advising MasMovil, the fourth largest Spanish telecom operator, in the sale of part of its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network to an international infrastructure fund. The transaction perimeter includes 933,000 homes across 5 main Spanish cities
Kidman Resources Limited
Advising Kidman Resources, an ASX-listed hard rock lithium mining company, on its sale to Wesfarmers, one of Australia’s largest diversified listed companies
80 Collins Precinct
Advising Dexus in relation to its acquisition of the 80 Collins precinct from QIC Global Real Estate
T5 Data Centers Strategic Partnership
Advised T5 Data Centers, a leading national data center owner and operator, on the creation of a fully integrated platform with QuadReal Property Group to develop, acquire and operate data centers via a $1.0 billion investment from QuadReal
Lion's Specialty Cheese division
Advising Lion, an Australian subsidiary of Kirin and one of Australasia’s leading food and beverage companies, on the sale of its Specialty Cheese division to Saputo, one of the top ten dairy processors in the world
Acreage Holdings Inc.
Advising Canopy Growth, a leading diversified cannabis company, on its acquisition of Acreage Holdings Inc., a vertically-integrated multi-state cannabis company with its headquarters in New York
Electronics for Imaging, Inc.
Advising Electronics for Imaging, a global provider of digital printing solutions, on its sale to Siris Capital Group, a private equity firm focused on the technology sector
Four Pillars Gin
Advised Lion, an Australian subsidiary of Kirin, on its acquisition of a strategic stake in Four Pillars Gin, Australia’s leading craft gin distillery
11 local television stations from Nexstar Media Group
Advising TEGNA, Inc., a leading broadcasting and digital marketing services company, on the acquisition of 11 local television stations in 8 markets from Nexstar Media Group
Advising Westpac, the third largest company in Australia by market capitalization, on its exit of BT Advice and the sale of select assets to Viridian Advisory
NII Holdings’ operations in Brazil (“Nextel Brazil”)
Advising NII Holdings, a provider of mobile communications services in Brazil, on the sale of its 70% interest in its operations in Brazil (“Nextel Brazil”) to América Móvil
Portal de Documentos
Advising Portal de Documentos, a provider of digital solutions for participants in the credit cycle, with procedures for credit collection, renegotiation and servicing of vehicle and real estate loans, on its 100% sale to Brazil’s Stock Exchange, B3 S.A. – Brasil, Bolsa, Balcão
Dairy Crest Group plc
Advised Dairy Crest Group plc, a producer of leading British food brands and value-added ingredients, on a recommended cash offer for its entire issued share capital from Saputo Inc, one of the top ten dairy processors in the world
Advised the Special Committee of Aritzia, an innovative designer and retailer of fashion brands, on the secondary offering and concurrent repurchase of shares held by Berkshire Partners
The Laundress Inc.
Advised The Laundress Inc., a laundry and home cleaning products brand, on its sale to Unilever, a British-Dutch consumer goods company
UQM Technologies, Inc.
Advising Danfoss, a global leader in power solutions, heating, cooling and drives, on its acquisition of UQM Technologies
Hitachi's Automotive Lithium-Ion Battery Business
Advised Hitachi, a leading global industrial conglomerate, on the sale of its LiB business including Hitachi Vehicle Energy
Pfizer Inc. Consumer Health Business
Advising GlaxoSmithKline plc ("GSK"), the UK listed international pharmaceutical and consumer healthcare company, on the combination of GSK's and Pfizer's Consumer Health businesses to create a world-leading Joint Venture
Starpharma Holdings Limited, patented VivaGel BV® product
Advised Starpharma Holdings Limited on a U.S. licensing agreement of its patented VivaGel BV® product with ITF Pharma, a U.S. subsidiary of Italfarmaco S.p.A., a privately held European specialty pharmaceutical company
Storz & Bickel GmbH, related entities and IP
Advised Canopy Growth, a leading diversified cannabis company, on its acquisition of Storz & Bickel, a premium manufacturer of vaporization devices
49% of 250MW Concentrated Solar Power ("CSP") portfolio in Spain from ContourGlobal
Advised Credit Suisse Energy Infrastructure Partners (“CSEIP”), an investment boutique within the Asset Management business of Credit Suisse AG, on the acquisition of the 49% stake of 250MW Concentrated Solar Power (“CSP”) portfolio in Spain from ContourGlobal, an international owner and operator of contracted wholesale power generation businesses
Assets owned by GlaxoSmithKline plc
Advising GlaxoSmithKline plc, the UK listed international pharmaceutical and consumer healthcare company, on the divestment of Horlicks and other consumer healthcare nutrition brands to Unilever plc, and on the merger of GSK Consumer Healthcare Limited with Hindustan Unilever Limited
Advised Aisthesis, a portfolio company of Triton Pacific Capital Partners, on its sale to NAPA, a portfolio company of American Securities
Primal Nutrition LLC
Advised Primal Nutrition, makers of Primal Kitchen branded condiments, dressings and sauces, on its sale to Kraft Heinz
Advised CSR Ltd, a leading building products manufacturer in Australia and New Zealand, on the divestment of its architectural glass manufacturing and processing business, Viridian
Restaurant Brands New Zealand Limited
Advised Finaccess Capital, an investment company with a strong presence in the casual dining and quick service restaurant sector, on its 75% partial takeover of Restaurant Brands New Zealand, a corporate franchisee specialising in managing multi-site branded food retail chains (with brands consisting of KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and Carl’s Jr.)
InMotion Entertainment Group LLC
Advised WH Smith plc, one of the UK’s leading retailers, on the acquisition of InMotion Entertainment, the market leading retailer of digital accessories in US airports
Advised Redbubble, a global online independent artist community and marketplace, on the acquisition of TeePublic, a similar online platform, and associated A$61 million equity raising
Greencore Group plc’s US business
Advised and acted as sponsor to Greencore Group plc, a leading international manufacturer of convenience foods based in Ireland, on the disposal of its entire US business to Hearthside Foods Solutions
Larger non-controlled assets of Electra Private Equity plc
Advised Electra Private Equity plc, a UK-listed private equity investment trust, on its strategic review and subsequent sale of the larger non-controlled assets of Photobox and Knight Square to funds managed by Lexington Partners
Advised Empire Company Limited on the acquisition of Farm Boy, one of the most successful and fastest growing food retailers in Canada
Advised LG Chem, a global diversified chemicals manufacturer based in South Korea, on the acquisition of Uniseal, a U.S.-based supplier of sealants and adhesives to leading automotive manufacturers
Montserrat Day Hospital Group
Advised ASX-listed Primary Health Care, one of Australia’s leading providers of multi-disciplinary healthcare services, on its acquisition of the Montserrat Day Hospital Group, an owner and operator of day hospital facilities
Portfolio of 2 wind farms of Grupo Empresarial Enhol
Advised Grupo Empresarial Enhol, a leading independent renewable power generator, on the divestment of its controlling stakes in two wind farms located in Spain with a total installed capacity of 48 MW
Nihon Nohyaku Co., Ltd.
Advised ADEKA Corporation, a global chemical manufacturer, on the acquisition of 51% stake of Nihon Nohyaku via the combination of the Tender Offer and Capital Injection
Acted on behalf of a group of independent shareholders of Sky plc, representing their interests at the Hearings Committee of the UK Takeover Panel and at the Takeover Appeals Board in the context of the Panel’s determination of a Chain Principle Offer price payable by Disney for Sky
Common shares and common share purchase warrants in Canopy Growth
Advised Canopy Growth on a C$5bn investment by Constellation Brands. As consideration for the investment, Constellation received newly issued Canopy common shares and common share purchase warrants
Martabe gold and silver mine
Advised EMR Capital, a specialist resources private equity manager, on the sale of the Martabe gold and silver mine to United Tractors
Suncorp Group Limited’s Australian Life Insurance Business
Advised TAL, Australia’s largest and leading insurance business that is 100% owned by Dai-ichi Life of Japan, on the acquisition of Suncorp Group Limited’s Australian Life Insurance business
Advised PLA S.A, an Argentina-based manufacturer of agricultural machinery, on its sale to Deere & Co.
Berger Group Holdings, Inc.
Advised Berger Group Holdings, Inc. (“Louis Berger”), a leading international professional services engineering firm, on its sale to WSP Global Inc.
Walmart (Credit Card Assets)
Advised Walmart Inc. on its new, long term credit card program agreement with Capital One Financial Corporation
Park Electrochemical (Electronics Business)
Advised Park Electrochemical, a leading high-performance electronics materials manufacturer, on the sale of its Electronics Business to AGC Inc.
Cura Imagem e Diagnóstico Ltda.
Advised Cura, a leading independent provider of diagnostic imaging (MRI, CT, etc.) and other clinical analysis services on the sale of 70% of its stake to the PE fund Vinci Partners
Tri-Dim Filter Corporation
Advised Mann+Hummel, a leading global filtration company, on the acquisition of Tri-Dim Filter Corporation, the single largest privately-held air filtration company in North America
Hiku Brands Company Ltd.
Advised Canopy Growth, the world’s largest diversified cannabis company, on its acquisition of Hiku Brands
35% of Sabine Oil & Gas’ interest in oil and gas properties in East Texas
Advised Osaka Gas, a Japanese utility, on the acquisition of 35% of Sabine Oil & Gas’s interest in oil and gas properties located primarily in Harrison and Panola Counties, Texas
Cura Imagem e Diagnóstico Ltda.
Advising Cura, a leading independent provider of diagnostic imaging (MRI, CT, etc.) and other clinical analysis services on the sale of 70% of its stake to the PE fund Vinci Partners
Advised Wave Computing, an artificial intelligence solutions company developing proprietary dataflow-based architecture systems, on the acquisition of MIPS Tech, a leading provider of processor architecture IP, and other strategic initiatives
Advised Oak Hill Advisors in the sale of Greenpark Aparcamientos, a leading off-street car park operator, to Parkia, a portfolio company of First State Investments
Babcock & Wilcox Inc.’s industrial environmental technology business
Advised Dürr AG, a German mechanical and plant engineering company, on the acquisition of Babcock & Wilcox’s industrial environmental technology business (MEGTEC and Universal)
Trans Mountain Pipeline system, Trans Mountain Expansion Project and related pipeline and terminal assets
Advised the Government of Canada on the acquisition of the Trans Mountain Pipeline system, the Trans Mountain Expansion Project and related pipeline and terminal assets from Kinder Morgan Canada Limited
Advised Emerson Electric Co., a diversified global technology and industrial company, on the acquisition of Aventics GmbH, a leading designer and manufacturer of pneumatic devices and systems
Advised CatchMark Timber Trust, Inc. on its purchase of 1.1 million acres of East Texas timberlands from Campbell Global
GWA Group Limited’s Door and Access Controls Business
Advised Allegion plc, a leading global security products and solutions provider, on the acquisition of GWA Group Limited’s Door & Access Systems Business, a leading provider of door furniture and commercial locksmith services in Australia
Advised Cascade Investments LLC and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust on the resistance to the sale of the Burkard Family’s controlling stake in Sika AG (17% of capital equivalent to 53% of voting rights) to Compagnie de Saint-Gobain
Best Lawyers, LLC
Advised Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer review publication and digital media company in the global legal community, on its sale to Levine Leichtman Capital Partners
Advised IFF, a leading innovator of specialty ingredients, on its acquisition of Frutarom, creating a global leader in Taste, Scent and Nutrition
The Alpha Corporation (AOC Resins)
Advised AOC Resins, a leading global producer of polyester and vinyl ester resins, gel coats, colorants dispersions and specialty additives for composites and cast polymer applications, on its sale to CVC Capital Partners
Three Australia and New Zealand security businesses
Advised Anixter on its acquisitions of Central Security Distribution Pty Limited, Atlas Gentech (NZ) Limited and Inner Range Pty Limited
Advised EQT, a leading alternative investments firm with more than EUR 37 billion of AUM on the sale of its portfolio company IslaLink, a leading neutral and independent submarine fiber infrastructure operator in the Balearic Islands
Cityfibre Infrastructure Holdings plc
Advised Antin Infrastructure Partners and West Street Infrastructure Partners, part of Goldman Sachs’ Merchant Banking division, in connection with the take private of CityFibre Infrastructure Holdings plc, a leading independent provider of wholesale fibre network infrastructure
Advised Grupo Proenfar, a Colombia-based plastics packaging solutions provider, and its shareholders on its sale to Weener Plastics
Willbros Group, Inc.
Advised Willbros Group, Inc., a specialty energy infrastructure contractor serving the power and oil & gas industries, on its sale to Primoris Services Corporation
Advised Danone, a leading global food & beverage company, on renewing its strategic partnership with Yakult, a global leader in probiotic beverages, as well as the sale of part of its stake in Yakult
Novartis AG’s 36.5% stake in Consumer Health Joint Venture
Advised and acted as sponsor to GlaxoSmithKline plc, the UK’s leading pharmaceutical company, on the buyout of Novartis’ 36.5% stake in their Consumer Health Joint Venture
Advised Inchcape PLC, a global leader in automotive and distribution, on the acquisition of Grupo Rudelman, a Suzuki-focused distribution business in Costa Rica and Panama
Advised Lion, an Australian subsidiary of Kirin, on its acquisition of a strategic stake in Remedy Kombucha, Australia’s leading producer and distributer of kombucha beverages
Advised Welbilt, a leading global provider of commercial foodservice equipment on its acquisition of Crem International, a leading manufacturer of professional coffee machines
Advised Super Retail Group on the acquisition of Macpac, the New Zealand-based outdoor adventure retailer
Advised Capvis Equity Partners on the sale of its portfolio company Faster Group, a producer of quick-release hydraulic couplings, to Sun Hydraulics
Advised Julius Bär Group Ltd., a leading Swiss private banking group, on its 95% acquisition of Reliance Group, one of the largest independent Brazilian wealth management firms with client assets of approximately BRL 17 billion (USD 5.3 billion)
Ladbrokes Coral Group PLC
Advised Ladbrokes Coral Group PLC, a leading multi-channel sports betting and gaming company, on a recommended offer from GVC Holdings PLC, a multi-national online sports betting and gaming company
Advised McDermott International, Inc., a leading provider of integrated engineering, procurement, construction, installation and module fabrication services for upstream field developments worldwide, on its combination with CB&I, a leading provider of technology and infrastructure for the energy industry
Midwest Television, Inc.
Advised TEGNA, Inc., a major broadcasting and digital marketing services company, on the acquisition of Midwest Television, Inc.
Advised Total System Services, a provider of payment processing, merchant services and related payment services, on acquiring Cayan, a payment technology company focused on integrated solutions and merchant acquiring
36.5% stake in DNV GL Group AS
Advised Det Norske Veritas Holding AS (“DNV”) on its acquisition of the 36.5% stake in DNV GL Group AS it did not already own from Mayfair Vermögensverwaltungs SE, whereby DNV is becoming the sole shareholder and regaining full control of DNV GL
London & Country Mortgages Limited (“L&C”)
Advised Experian plc, the world’s leading global information services company, in connection with the acquisition of a 25% stake in L&C, the UK’s largest fee free mortgage adviser
Advised the shareholders of Grupo Sidecu, the leading concessional sport center operator in Spain, on its sale of a controlling stake to Portobello Capital, a local private equity fund
Advised MorphoSys AG, a German biopharmaceutical company, on a regional licensing agreement covering Greater China and comprising its investigational anti-CD38 antibody MOR202 targeting multiple myeloma, with I-Mab
Substantially all of the gas production and midstream assets of Energy Corporation of America
Advised Energy Corporation of America, a natural gas producer focused on the Marcellus Shale, on the sale of substantially all its gas production and midstream assets to Greylock Energy, an affiliate of ArcLight Capital Partners
Advised Godfrey Hirst, the leading manufacturer, distributor and marketer of carpet and hard flooring in Australia and New Zealand, on its sale to Mohawk Industries, the NYSE-listed global flooring company
Advised Jaybro, a leading supplier of consumables to infrastructure contractors, on its sale to CHAMP Private Equity
Mãe Terra Produtos Naturais Ltda.
Advised Mãe Terra Produtos Naturais Ltda., Brazil’s leading Natural & Organic food products company, on its sale to The Unilever Group
B-G Mechanical Contractors, Inc., B-G Mechanical Services, Inc., Elmsford Sheet Metal Works, Inc., Fred Williams, Inc., H.T. Lyons, Inc. and TryState Mechanical, Inc.
Advised Talen Energy, one of the largest independent energy and power producers in the United States, on the sale of six subsidiaries, within its Mechanical Services business, to Engie North America
Advised Morris Corporation, a leading independent player in Australia’s remote facilities management sector, on its sale to Sodexo SA, a France-based leading global facilities services company
Advised the shareholders of Thermamax, a leading family-owned manufacturer of highly engineered high temperature insulation solutions on the sale of the Company
Advised Deltaplam, a Brazilian flexible packaging manufacturer, on its 100% sale to Sealed Air Corporation, a global provider of knowledge-based food, product and medical packaging solutions
General Control Systems, Inc.
Advised Talen Energy, one of the largest independent energy and power producers in the United States, on the sale of General Control Systems, within its Mechanical Services business, to management
Radiogroup Participações S.A.
Advised Radiogroup, a regional leader in cancer treatment through radiotherapy, on its sale of a majority stake to Grupo Oncoclínicas
L.L.Bean (Credit Card Assets)
Advised L.L.Bean Inc. on a strategic alliance relating to its credit card business with Citibank, N.A.
Wells Fargo Share Registration & Service business
Advised Equiniti Group plc, a UK based specialist technology outsourcer providing non-discretionary payment and administration services, on the acquisition of Wells Fargo's Shareowner Services business, and acted as joint sponsor to Equiniti's associated £122 million rights issue
Millennium Builders, Inc.
Advised Talen Energy, one of the largest independent energy and power producers in the United States, on the sale of Millennium Builders, within its Mechanical Services business, to management
Advised TEGNA, Inc., a leading broadcasting company, on the sale of its 53% ownership stake in CareerBuilder, LLC for $250 million of cash proceeds and 12.5% ongoing ownership
Advised Chromalox, a leading provider of electrical products, systems and solutions for industrial process heating and temperature management, on its sale to Spirax Sarco, a global engineering group
Equity stake in Bupa Arabia
Advised Bupa, a leading international healthcare group, on the increase of its stake in Bupa Arabia, one of the largest health insurance providers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Burns Mechanical, Inc. and McClure Company
Advised Talen Energy, one of the largest independent energy and power producers in the United States, on the sale of two of its subsidiaries, within its Mechanical Services business, to management and outside investors
Brookfield Canada Office Properties
Advised the Special Committee of Brookfield Canada Office Properties, Canada’s pre-eminent office real estate investment trust, on its go private transaction with Brookfield Property Partners L.P.
Advised Vector Capital on the acquisition of Cheetahmail from Experian plc
Inenco Group Pty Ltd
Advised Inenco Group Pty Ltd, one of Australasia’s leading industrial distributors, on the partial sale to Genuine Parts Company, a global distributor of automotive and industrial products
Lion’s stake in Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Company
Advised Lion (an Australian subsidiary of Kirin), on the sale of its strategic stake in Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory to Canadian-based Saputo, under its all cash takeover offer
Booker Group plc
Advised Tesco plc, the UK’s leading retailer, on its merger with Booker Group plc, the UK’s leading food wholesaler, to create the UK’s leading food business
Advised LCH.Clearnet Group Limited, a leading multi-asset class European clearing house, on a sale of LCH.Clearnet SA, its French-regulated operating subsidiary, to Euronext N.V. that was ultimately terminated
Subsidiaries and affiliates of Empresas Indumotora S.A.
Advised Inchcape PLC, a global leader in automotive retail and distribution, on the acquisition of a multi-country scale distribution business in Chile, Peru, Colombia, and Argentina for $290m (approximately £234m)
Advised First Republic Bank, a provider of private banking, private business banking and private wealth management services, on the acquisition of Gradifi, a Boston-based technology and service platform used by employers to make direct contributions to employees’ student loans
Host Europe Group
Advised GoDaddy, the largest domain name registrar worldwide and a leading web hosting provider, on its acquisition of Host Europe Group, the largest privately owned web services provider in Europe
Advised the founding shareholders of Rico, a leading independent online investment platform in Brazil, on its 100% sale to XP Investimentos, a Brazilian investment firm
Portfolio of generic marketed products in France from Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.
Advised Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., the world’s largest generic drug company, on the divestment of a portfolio of generic marketed products in France to Arrow Generiques SAS (a subsidiary of Aurobindo Pharma Limited).
Advised Greencore Group plc, a leading international manufacturer of convenience foods based in Ireland, on the proposed acquisition of Peacock Foods, a manufacturing partner for consumer packaged goods companies in the US.
Lion’s Australian Premium Wine Business – Fine Wine Partners
Advised Lion, a leading Australasian food and beverage company wholly owned by Japanese conglomerate Kirin, on the sale of its Australian wine business Fine Wine Partners to Accolade Wines, a portfolio company of CHAMP Private Equity
Metaldyne Performance Group, Inc.
Advised American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc., a leading manufacturer of driveline and drivetrain systems and related components and metal-formed products, on the acquisition of Metaldyne Performance Group, Inc., a provider of highly-engineered lightweight components for use in powertrain and suspension applications for the global light, commercial and industrial vehicle markets
Fragrance Resources Group
Advised IFF, one of the world’s largest flavors and fragrances businesses, on the acquisition of Fragrance Resources Group, a family-owned fragrance company headquartered in Switzerland
Advised SUPERVALU, Inc., one of the largest grocery wholesalers and retailers in the U.S., on the sale of its Save-A-Lot business, a leading hard-discount grocery retailer in the U.S., to an affiliate of Onex Corporation
Assets and operations of Actavis Generics in the UK and Ireland from Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.
Advised Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., the world’s largest generic drug company, on its sale of assets and operations of Actavis Generics in the UK and Ireland to Accord Healthcare Ltd. (a subsidiary of Intas Pharmaceuticals Limited) for £603m (c.$775m)
Portfolio of 14 Outlicensing generic products in the EEA from Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.
Advised Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., the world’s largest generic drug company, on the divestment of a portfolio of 14 Outlicensing pharmaceutical products in the EEA to Accord Healthcare Ltd. (a subsidiary of Intas Pharmaceuticals Limited).
Advised TEGNA, Inc., a major broadcasting and digital marketing services company, on the spin-off of Cars.com and the creation of two independent publicly traded companies: one focused on television broadcasting and one focused on the online automotive marketplace.
Valves & Controls Business of Pentair
Advised Emerson, a diversified global technology and industrial company, on the acquisition of the Valves & Controls business of Pentair
Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc.
Advised Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc., a 75% owner and operator of the largest and most visited mountain resort in North America, on its sale to Vail Resorts, Inc.
Advised A. O. Smith Corporation, a leading manufacturer of residential and commercial water heaters and boilers, on the acquisition of Aquasana, a premium water treatment company, from L Catterton
Advised Derma Sciences, Inc., a tissue regeneration company focused on advanced wound and burn care, on the acquisition of a proprietary regenerative medicine products company BioD, LLC and a concurrent private placement.
U.S. rights to an authorized generic version of Adderall XR
Advised Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. on the divestment of the U.S. rights to an authorized generic version of Adderall XR
U.S. rights to 37 approved and 5 pipeline generic products
Advised Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. on the divestment of the U.S. rights to 42 generic products
Served as independent financial advisor to the Board of Directors of Gannett in connection with its acquisition of ReachLocal
U.S. rights to a broad portfolio of 18 generic products from Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.
Advised Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. on the divestment of the U.S. rights to a broad portfolio of 18 generic products to Impax Laboratories, Inc.
U.S. rights to 2 generic drug products from Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.
Advised Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. on the divestment of the U.S. rights to 2 generic drug products to Zydus Cadila
Dobbies Garden Centres
Advised Tesco plc, a listed FTSE 100 retailer, on its sale of Dobbies Garden Centres to an investor group led by Midlothian Capital Partners and Hattington Capital
U.S. rights to 5 generic injectable drug products from Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.
Advised Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. on the divestment of the U.S. rights to 5 generic injectable drug products to Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Advised QLT Inc. on its merger with Aegerion Pharmaceuticals and concurrent equity raise to create a rare disease-focused global biopharmaceutical organization
U.S. rights to 8 generic drug products from Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.
Advised Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. on the divestment of the U.S. rights to 8 generic drug products to Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories
Advised Tesco plc, a listed FTSE 100 retailer, on its sale of the Giraffe casual dining restaurant chain to the Boparan Private Office, the private investment vehicle of the British businessman Ranjit Boparan
Patties Foods Ltd
Advised Patties Foods Ltd (ASX:PFL), the leading Australian branded frozen food Company, with market leadership in the frozen savoury and frozen dessert segments, on its proposed sale to Pacific Equity Partners via Scheme of Arrangement
Equinix Data Center Assets
Advised Digital Realty Trust, the world's largest wholesale colocation services and data center solutions provider, on its acquisition of a portfolio of eight carrier-neutral European data centers from Equinix
Advised Brasil/CT on a capital injection made by Invest Tech in the Company. Brasil/CT specializes in the e-commerce market and is a leader in B2C and B2B full-commerce and loyalty operations in Brazil. Invest Tech is an investment manager focused on venture capital and private equity in the technology and telecom sectors
Portfolio of synthetic royalty and milestone rights on multiple cardiovascular programs
Advised CorMatrix Cardiovascular, a leading medical device company with a differentiated extracellular matrix technology, on the sale of a portfolio of synthetic royalty and milestone rights on multiple cardiovascular programs
Advised MANN+HUMMEL GmbH, a leading global manufacturer of filtration solutions, on the acquisition of the global filtration operations (excluding the Affinia South America operations) of Affinia Group
Broadcom’s Wireless Internet of Things (IoT) Business Unit
Advised Cypress Semiconductor, a leading provider of high-performance, mixed-signal, programmable solutions worldwide, on its acquisition of Broadcom’s Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and ZigBee product lines for automotive, industrial and consumer IoT markets
Divestment assets of Ball and Rexam
Advised Ball Corporation on the acquisition of Rexam plc and provided a fairness opinion to the Board of Directors of Ball Corporation on the sale of select metal beverage can assets in Europe, Brazil and the United States to satisfy certain regulatory requirements in connection with its proposed acquisition of Rexam
Elavon do Brasil
Advised Minneapolis-based U.S. Bancorp, the fifth largest commercial bank in the United States, and the parent company of Elavon, Inc., in the sale of its 50.1 percent majority stake in São Paulo-based, Elavon do Brasil to Stone Pagamentos, a local market, privately-held merchant acquirer.
Total Care Medicaid Plan
Advised Molina Healthcare Inc., a provider of managed health care services under the Medicaid and Medicare programs, on the acquisition of Universal American’s Total Care Medicaid plan
Frieze Events Ltd. / Frieze Publishing Ltd.
Advised Frieze, the premier art events and media company, on its strategic investment and partnership with WME IMG Global
Wireless Infrastructure Group
Advised 3i Infrastructure plc, a leading UK listed investor in infrastructure businesses and assets, on its acquisition of a 36% economic interest in Wireless Infrastructure Group, the UK’s 2nd largest independent telecommunications tower company
Advised WorldMark on the sale of Sewells Group to MSX International, a global provider of outsourced business solutions. Sewells, headquartered in Shanghai, is a leading provider of automotive dealership development services across Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East
Rofin-Sinar Technologies, Inc.
Advised Rofin-Sinar Technologies, Inc., a leading manufacturer of industrial laser sources and laser-based solutions and components, on its sale to Coherent, Inc., a leading provider of lasers and laser-based technology for scientific, commercial and industrial customers
Advised Boehringer Ingelheim, the world's largest privately held pharmaceutical company, on a global collaboration with AbbVie regarding an investigational monoclonal IL-23 antibody targeting autoimmune diseases. Within the scope of the agreement, AbbVie also acquired an option for the development and commercialisation of BI’s anti-CD-40 antibody.
Perseus Books LLC
Advised Perseus Books LLC, a leading independent publishing company, on the sale of its client services business to Ingram Content Group Inc.
Perseus Books LLC
Advised Perseus Books LLC, a leading independent publishing company, on the sale of its publishing business to Hachette Book Group, Inc.
Advised Policard, one of the largest electronic payment companies in Brazil, on the combination of its business with the Brazilian operations of Groupe Up, one of the leading employee benefits, public, social and loyalty programs providers in the world
11 Private Equity Fund Positions Managed by NBGI Private Equity and Team’s Spinout
Advised the National Bank of Greece SA, the leading bank in Greece by deposits and total assets, on the disposal of 100% of its interests in eleven funds managed by NBGI Private Equity. The management responsibility of the funds and underlying investments will continue to be performed by the current management team along with other persons appointed by the buyers, under a new management vehicle created expressly for this purpose
Advised Hortifruti, Brazil's number one premium retailer of healthy food, on the sale of a significant minority stake to Partners Group, a global private markets investment manager
Antin Solar Investments
Advised Antin Infrastructure Partners on its sale of Antin Solar Investments, a leading Italian solar platform, to a consortium of investors comprised of Swiss Life Asset Management and Quercus Investment Partners
Airopack Technology Group AG
Advised Airopack Technology Group, developer of a revolutionary all-plastic dispenser, on a €120 million debt and equity investment from funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, and the concurrently announced proposed acquisition of the 50% stake it does not already own in Airolux AG, its joint venture with Resilux NV
Heartland Payment Systems, Inc.
Advised Heartland Payment Systems, Inc., one of the nation’s largest payment companies, on its sale to Global Payments Inc., a leading worldwide provider of payment technology services
Specialized Anodized Extrusion Holding Switzerland AG (Spandex)
Advised Gilde Buy Out Partners on the sale of Spandex, a specialized B2B distributor of graphic media and equipment to the signage and visual communications industry, to Chequers Capital
Blount International, Inc.
Advised the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Blount International Inc., a leading global manufacturer of saw chains, guide bars, sprockets and other equipment for the forestry, agriculture and construction markets, on its sale to American Securities LLC and P2 Capital Partners, LLC
Air Warfare Destroyer Reform Strategy
Advised the Commonwealth Government of Australia as represented by the Department of Finance in relation to the Air Warfare Destroyer Reform Strategy
Advised Arle Capital Partners on the sale of Stork, an international provider of maintenance, modification and asset integrity services for large existing industrial facilities in the oil and gas, chemicals, industrial and power markets, to Fluor Corporation, one of the world’s largest publicly-traded engineering, procurement and construction companies
Incotec Group BV
Advised Croda International Plc, a leading UK listed global specialty chemicals producer, on its acquisition of Incotec Group BV, a Netherlands based provider of seed enhancement technologies
Advised Saga plc on the disposal of Allied Healthcare, the leading local authority-funded domiciliary care business in the UK, to AURELIUS Investments
Lane Industries Incorporated
Advised Lane Industries Incorporated, a privately-held construction company specializing in heavy civil projects, including design-build and public private partnerships, on its sale to Salini Impregilo S.p.A.
Reaction Engines Limited
Advised Reaction Engines Limited, a privately-held company located in the United Kingdom, on a strategic investment by BAE Systems plc, a leading defense, security and aerospace company based in the United Kingdom, to accelerate the company’s development of a new aerospace engine class
Advised Omnicell, Inc., a leading supplier to health systems of automation solutions and business analytics software for medication and supply management, on the acquisition of Aesynt, Inc., a provider of integrated pharmacy automation solutions for hospitals and health systems
Advised Sato Holdings Corporation, a leading global provider of Auto-ID solutions, on its acquisition of a significant minority stake in DataLase Ltd, a UK-based provider of materials for laser coding and marking of products and packaging
DCG Systems, Inc.
Advised FEI Company, a designer and manufacturer of a broad range of high-performance microscopy workflow solutions, on its $160 million acquisition of DCG Systems, Inc., a leading supplier of electrical fault characterization, localization and editing equipment
Professional Service Industries, Inc.
Advised Intertek Group plc, a leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide, on its $330 million acquisition of Professional Service Industries, Inc. (“PSI”), a leading US based provider of testing and assurance services to commercial and civil construction markets
Willbros Professional Services
Advised Willbros Group, Inc. on the sale of its Professional Services segment to TRC Companies, Inc.
Advised Alcoa Inc. on its separation into two independent, publicly-traded companies
International Medical Group, Inc.
Advised International Medical Group, Inc., a leader in the global insurance and assistance services market, on its sale to ABRY Partners
COOEC Fluor Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.
Advised Fluor Corporation on its $489 million investment for a 49% interest in a joint venture with Offshore Oil Engineering Co., Ltd. (COOEC) to own, operate and manage the Zhuhai Fabrication Yard in China’s Guangdong province
Victorian Thoroughbred Racing Media Rights
Advised Tabcorp Holdings Limited (“Tabcorp”), a leading diversified Australian entertainment group with wagering, gaming, racing media and Keno operations, on reaching agreement on a long-term deal for domestic broadcast, digital and international media rights for Victorian thoroughbred racing content
Advised Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., a leading global pharmaceutical company, on the acquisition of Allergan plc’s Generics business
Gala Coral Limited
Advised Ladbrokes plc, a leading UK betting and gaming company, on the recommended all-share merger with certain businesses of Gala Coral Limited, including Coral Retail, Eurobet Retail and Gala Coral Online
HD Supply Power Solutions
Advised Anixter International on its $825mm acquisition of HD Supply’s Power Solutions business, creating a leading North American utility and electrical distribution platform
Altegra Health, Inc.
Advised Emdeon, a leading healthcare information technology company, on the acquisition of Altegra Health, a national provider of technology and intervention platforms for value-based healthcare
28-property portfolio of independent living senior housing properties from affiliates of Holiday Retirement, an entity controlled by Fortress Investment Group
Provided Fairness Opinion to the Transaction Committee of the Board of Directors of New Senior Investment Group, a $2.5 billion publicly traded REIT, on its acquisition of a 28-property portfolio from Holiday Retirement, one of the largest private operators of senior housing in the U.S.
Aralez Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Advised QLT Inc. on its strategic equity investment in Aralez Pharmaceuticals Inc., a newly formed global specialty pharmaceutical company resulting from the business combination of POZEN Inc. and Tribute Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc., and the special distribution of the Aralez shares to QLT shareholders.
Moorebank Intermodal Terminal Project
Advised the Australian Government on the public-private partnership with a consortium comprising Qube (ASX: QUB) and Aurizon (ASX:AZJ) to develop and operate a A$1.9 billion import /export and interstate intermodal terminal as well as associated warehousing and rail infrastructure in Moorebank, Sydney
Portfolio of GlaxoSmithKline plc consumer and OTC brands
Advised GlaxoSmithKline plc, a leading British pharmaceutical company, on the disposal of a portfolio of consumer and OTC brands to Omega Pharma NV, a subsidiary of Perrigo Company plc
Telecity Group plc
Advised Telecity Group plc, Europe’s leading provider of premium carrier-neutral data centres, on a recommended cash and share offer from Equinix, Inc. a leading U.S. provider of colocation data centre services globally
Nordstrom, Inc. (Credit Card Assets)
Advised The Toronto-Dominion Bank Group on its acquisition of Nordstrom, Inc.’s credit card assets
Scholastic Corporation’s Educational Technology and Services business
Advised Scholastic Corporation, a children’s publishing and education company, on the sale of its Educational Technology and Services business to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company, an educational and trade publisher
Tate & Lyle plc
Advised Tate & Lyle plc, a leading provider of ingredients and solutions to the food, beverage and other industries, on the re-alignment of Eaststarch C.V., its 50:50 corn wet milling joint venture in Europe with Archer Daniels Midland Company
Quindell plc’s Professional Services Division
Advised Slater and Gordon Limited, an ASX-listed international consumer law firm, on the acquisition of Quindell plc’s Professional Services Division, the UK’s leading personal injury law firm operating across the claims value chain, and associated A$890 million equity and A$375 million debt raisings
RTI International Metals, Inc
Advised Alcoa Inc. on the acquisition of RTI International Metals, Inc., a leading producer and global supplier of titanium mill products and a manufacturer of fabricated titanium and specialty metal components, principally for the commercial aerospace and defense sectors
Advised Kerry Group plc, a global leader in food ingredients and flavor technologies, on the sale of its Australian subsidiary Kerry Pinnacle, an integrated manufacturer and distributor of bakery ingredients and prepared bakery products, to Pacific Equity Partners
The Warehouse Group Limited
Advised Woolworths Limited, Australia’s largest supermarket operator, on strategic options for the divestment of its 8.8% holding in The Warehouse Group, New Zealand’s largest general merchandise retailer
Lion's Everyday Cheese Business
Advised Lion, a leading Australasian food and beverage company wholly owned by Japanese conglomerate Kirin, on the sale of its Everyday Cheese business to Warrnambool Cheese & Butter, a listed Australian dairy company controlled by the Canadian dairy player Saputo
Azelis Group (majority owned by 3i)
Advised 3i on the sale of Azelis Group, a leading pan-European distributor of specialty chemicals with an emerging presence in Asia, to funds advised by Apax partners
Softcard (JVL Ventures, LLC)
Advised Softcard, a joint venture of AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile focused on mobile payments and commerce, on the sale of certain assets to Google
GFI Group Inc.
Advised the Special Committee of GFI Group Inc. on its sale to BGC Partners, Inc.
Advised Ball Corporation, a leading manufacturer of metal packaging products for the global beverage, food, personal care and household products industries as well as a provider of systems and technologies for the aerospace industry, on the acquisition of Rexam plc, a leading beverage can manufacturer
John Laing plc
Advised Henderson Equity Partners on the initial public offering of John Laing plc, a leading originator, active investor and manager of international infrastructure projects
Wireline assets of Verizon Communications in California, Florida and Texas
Advised the Board of Directors of Frontier in connection with its acquisition of wireline assets from Verizon in California, Florida and Texas
WEGU Holding GmbH
Advised the shareholders of WEGU Holding GmbH, a German provider of anti-vibration solutions and light-weight components for the automotive and truck industries, on the sale of the Company to Anhui Zhongding Sealing Parts, a Chinese listed company that makes and sells rubber sealing parts and other rubber products
Advised Airnorth, Australia’s largest independent Airline, on the sale of 85% of its shares on issue to Bristow Group, a leading provider of helicopter services to the worldwide offshore energy industry, for an implied 100% equity value of US$44m
Provided fairness opinion to the Board of Directors of MeadWestvaco on the merger with RockTenn to create a powerful global provider of consumer and corrugated packaging solutions
Hitachi Appliances, Inc.
Advised Hitachi, LTD / Hitachi Appliances, Inc, a leading global industrial conglomerate focused on information and telecommunications systems, power systems and social systems, on their formation of a global HVAC joint venture with Johnson Controls
Hiland Partners, LP
Advised Hiland Partners, a leading midstream energy company with operations primarily in the Bakken Shale, on its sale to Kinder Morgan, North America’s largest energy infrastructure company
Chandler Macleod Group Limited
Advised Recruit Holdings Co.,Ltd, the leading global staffing services company in Japan, on the acquisition of Chandler Macleod Group Limited, a major general recruitment company
Peoplebank Holdings PTY LTD
Advised Recruit Holdings Co.,Ltd, the leading global staffing services company in Japan, on the acquisition of Peoplebank Holdings PTY LTD, Australasia’s leading IT&T recruitment company
NYK Ports LLC
Advised NYK Ports LLC, a leading port operating and stevedoring company, on the sale of a 49% stake to Macquarie Infrastructure Partners, a leading Australian infrastructure fund
Advised Alcoa Inc. on the acquisition of TITAL GmbH, a privately-held German manufacturer of aluminum and titanium castings predominately for the aerospace and defense end markets
Advised Nippon Television Holdings, a media and content company engaged in production and broadcasting primarily in Japan, on the acquisition of Tipness Limited, the fourth largest fitness club company in Japan, from Suntory Holdings and Marubeni Corporation
Muelles y Ballestas Hispano-Alemanas, S.A.
Advised The Boler Company, U.S. based parent of truck component supplier Hendrickson, on the sale of its 50% equity stake in Muelles y Ballestas Hispano-Alemanas, S.A., a Spanish manufacturer of leaf springs for commercial vehicles, to its co-shareholder Invest Ziur, S.L.
Nuplex Industries’ Specialties and Masterbatch businesses
Advised Nuplex Industries, a dual listed (ASX/NZX) global manufacturer, developer and distributor of resins and additives, on the sale of its specialty chemicals and masterbatch businesses to CHAMP Private Equity, a leading Australian private equity firm
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
Advised Masco Corporation, a leading global provider of home improvement and building products, on the tax-free spin-off of its Installation Services business
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
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.
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
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.
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
Siemens Health Services
Advised Cerner Corporation, a leader in healthcare information services, on the acquisition of the assets of Siemens Aktiengesellschaft’s healthcare information technology business unit, Siemens Health Services, for $1.3 billion in cash.
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.
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.
Clinuvel Pharmaceuticals Limited
Advised Clinuvel, a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing drugs for the treatment of a range of severe skin disorders, in response to an unsolicited proposal to acquire the business from Retrophin, a pharmaceutical company focused on the development, acquisition and commercialization of drugs for the treatment of serious, catastrophic or rare diseases
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
QR Energy, LP
Advised QR Energy, LP on the merger with Breitburn Energy Partners LP to create the largest oil-weighted MLP in the upstream oil & gas sector
TUI Travel Plc
Advised TUI AG on the merger with TUI Travel Plc creating the world’s number one integrated leisure tourism business (+Transaction value represents enterprise value of combined entity)
Firth Rixson Limited
Advised Alcoa Inc. on the acquisition of Firth Rixson Limited, a leading provider of highly engineered rings, industrial forgings and specialized metal products primarily to the aerospace industry
Frank Russell Company
Advised LSEG on the proposed acquisition of Frank Russell Company, the number one provider of benchmarks to US-focused equity funds and a leading provider of multi-asset class investment solutions, from Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, including acting as Joint Sponsor to LSEG on its $1.6 billion rights issue
Western World Insurance Group, Inc.
Advised Validus Holdings, Ltd., a leading Bermuda-based provider of reinsurance, insurance, and insurance linked securities management, on its acquisition of Western World Insurance Group, Inc., a specialty U.S. commercial insurer
Frauenthal Automotive Sales GmbH
Advised The Boler Company, parent of truck component supplier Hendrickson, on the acquisition of Frauenthal Automative Sales GmbH, a European manufacturer of leaf springs and stabilizers
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
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
Filter Specialists, Inc.
Advised Filter Specialists, Inc., a global manufacturer of industrial liquid filtration solutions, on its sale to Pall Corporation
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
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
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
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
Dillard's, Inc. (Credit Card Assets)
Advised Dillard’s, Inc. on a strategic alliance relating to its credit card business with Wells Fargo & Company
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
Advised the Board of Directors of Safeway Inc., a leading food and drug retailer, on its acquisition by Albertsons
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Fidelis SeniorCare Inc. (Michigan Heath Plan)
Advised Fidelis SeniorCare Inc., a healthcare provider focused on the care of the elderly, on the sale of a majority of its SecureCare Michigan health plan to Centene Corporation, a managed care provider focused on the Medicaid space
AT&T (Connecticut Wireline Operations)
Advised AT&T Inc. on the sale of its wireline operations in the State of Connecticut to Frontier Communications
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
Advised Japan Tobacco Inc in connection with the acquisition of a minority stake in Megapolis Distribution B.V., Russia’s leading tobacco distributor
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Advised Elders on the sale of Futuris Automotive, Australia’s largest automotive component manufacturer, to Clearlake Capital, a US based private equity firm
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Advised Danone, a world leading food company, on its business and capital alliance with Yakult Honsha, the largest probiotic dairy product manufacturer in Japan
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
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
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