Recent Transactions

26-Apr-19
Pending
$200 million
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Target: 

Lion's Specialty Cheese division

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Acquiror: 
Saputo Inc.

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  

22-Mar-19
$NA
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Four Pillars Gin

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Acquiror: 
Lion Beer Australia

Advised Lion, an Australian subsidiary of Kirin, on its acquisition of a strategic stake in Four Pillars Gin, Australia’s leading craft gin distillery

25-Dec-18
$184 million
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Hitachi's Automotive Lithium-Ion Battery Business

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Acquiror: 
INCJ, Maxell Holdings

Advised Hitachi, a leading global industrial conglomerate, on the sale of its LiB business including Hitachi Vehicle Energy

01-Nov-18
$NA
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Long-term lithium hydroxide offtake agreement with Mitsui & Co.

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Acquiror: 
Kidman Resources Limited

Advised Kidman Resources Limited, an ASX-listed hard rock lithium mining company with a 50% interest in the West Australian Mt. Holland lithium project, on a lithium hydroxide offtake agreement with Mitsui & Co., a leading global marketing and trading conglomerate based in Japan. The agreement is for an initial term of two years, plus two 2-year term extension options

21-Aug-18
$171 million
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Nihon Nohyaku Co., Ltd.

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Acquiror: 
ADEKA Corporation

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

08-Aug-18
$538 million
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Suncorp Group Limited’s Australian Life Insurance Business

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Acquiror: 
TAL

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

25-Jul-18
$145 million
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Park Electrochemical (Electronics Business)

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Acquiror: 
AGC Inc.

Advised Park Electrochemical, a leading high-performance electronics materials manufacturer, on the sale of its Electronics Business to AGC Inc.

28-Jun-18
$146 million
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35% of Sabine Oil & Gas’ interest in oil and gas properties in East Texas

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Acquiror: 
Osaka Gas

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

27-Mar-18
$1.6 billion
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Yakult

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Acquiror: 
Danone

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

26-Mar-18
$NA
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Remedy Kombucha

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Acquiror: 
Lion Dairy & Drinks

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

14-Jul-17
$775 million
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Programmed Maintenance Services Limited

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Acquiror: 
PERSOL HOLDINGS CO LTD.

Advised PERSOL HOLDINGS, one of Japan’s largest HR service companies, on its acquisition of ASX-listed Programmed Maintenance Services, a leading Australian and New Zealand based provider of staffing and maintenance services

22-Feb-17
$533 million
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Lion’s stake in Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Company

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Acquiror: 
Saputo Inc.

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

14-Nov-16
$NA
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Lion’s Australian Premium Wine Business – Fine Wine Partners

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Acquiror: 
Accolade Wines

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

28-Oct-15
$NA
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DataLase Ltd

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Acquiror: 
Sato Holdings Corporation

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

02-Mar-15
$107 million
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Lion's Everyday Cheese Business

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Acquiror: 
Warrnambool Cheese & Butter

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

22-Jan-15
$NA
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Hitachi Appliances, Inc.

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Acquiror: 
Johnson Controls

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

14-Jan-15
$309 million
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Chandler Macleod Group Limited

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Acquiror: 
Recruit Holdings Co.,Ltd

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

14-Jan-15
$55 million
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Peoplebank Holdings PTY LTD

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Acquiror: 
Recruit Holdings Co.,Ltd

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

19-Dec-14
$NA
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NYK Ports LLC

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Acquiror: 
Macquarie Infrastructure Partners

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

21-Nov-14
$203 million
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Tipness Limited

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Acquiror: 
Nippon Television Holdings

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

04-Dec-13
$850 million
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Megapolis Distribution

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Acquiror: 
Japan Tobacco Inc

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

09-Sep-13
$2.1 billion
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Lucozade & Ribena brands (owned by GSK)

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Acquiror: 
Suntory Beverage & Food Ltd

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

04-Sep-13
$NA
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Aztec (subsidiary of Dentsu Inc.)

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Acquiror: 
IRI

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

26-Apr-13
$NA
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Yakult Honsha

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Acquiror: 
Danone

Advised Danone, a world leading food company, on its business and capital alliance with Yakult Honsha, the largest probiotic dairy product manufacturer in Japan

21-Dec-12
$NA
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Sanyo DI Solution

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Acquiror: 
Advantage Partners

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

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