Recent Transactions

09-Jan-18
$3.1 billion
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Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust

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Acquiror: 
Blackstone Property Partners

Advised the Special Committee of the Board of Trustees of Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust ("PIRET"), the largest pure-play industrial REIT in Canada, regarding the acquisition of PIRET by Blackstone Property Partners

20-Apr-17
$4.3 billion
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Brookfield Canada Office Properties

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Acquiror: 
Brookfield Property Partners L.P.

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

02-Nov-16
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IAC/InterActiveCorp

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Advised the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of IAC/InterActiveCorp, a leading media and internet company, on the potential creation of a new class of non-voting common stock 

13-Oct-16
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Concordia International Corp

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Advised the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Concordia International, a diverse, international specialty pharmaceutical company focused on generic and legacy pharmaceutical products and orphan drugs, on its strategic review process

08-Aug-16
$1.5 billion
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Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc.

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Vail Resorts, Inc.

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

16-Mar-16
$942 million
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Rofin-Sinar Technologies, Inc.

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Acquiror: 
Coherent, 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

10-Dec-15
$855 million
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Blount International, Inc.

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American Securities LLC and P2 Capital Partners, LLC

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

14-Jun-15
$912 million
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Niska Gas Storage Partners

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Acquiror: 
Brookfield Infrastructure Group

Advised the Conflicts Committee of the Board of Directors of Niska and provided a fairness opinion on its sale to Brookfield

20-Feb-15
$800 million
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GFI Group Inc.

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Acquiror: 
BGC Partners, Inc.

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

12-Nov-14
$175 million
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Voya Financial, Inc.

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Acquiror: 
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 4.5mm shares (aggregate repurchase of $175mm) from ING Groep N.V.

03-Sep-14
$300 million
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Voya Financial, Inc.

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

25-Mar-14
$250 million
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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.

17-Jun-13
$200 million
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Tesoro Hawaii, LLC

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Par Petroleum

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

01-Apr-13
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Morgans Hotel Group

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

01-Mar-13
$1.7 billion
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50% of El Paso Natural Gas and 50% of El Paso Midstream Investment Company

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Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P.

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

11-Dec-12
$51.6 billion
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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-12
$862 million
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TNS, Inc.

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Acquiror: 
Siris Capital Group

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

30-Oct-12
$834 million
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Investments of AP Alternative Assets, L.P.

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Acquiror: 
Athene Holding Ltd.

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

03-Oct-12
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Guardian Industries

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Koch Industries

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

06-Aug-12
$6.2 billion
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Tennessee Gas Pipeline and 50% of El Paso Natural Gas

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Acquiror: 
Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P.

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

23-Apr-12
$2.0 billion
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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-12
$10.4 billion+
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Flow Control Business of Tyco International Ltd.

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Acquiror: 
Pentair, Inc.

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

07-Nov-11
$398 million
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American Dental Partners, Inc.

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Acquiror: 
JLL Partners

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

07-Feb-11
$548 million
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Wesco Financial Corporation

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Acquiror: 
Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

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

15-Dec-10
$12.9 billion
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Alcon, Inc.

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Acquiror: 
Novartis AG

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

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