Recent Transactions

15-Aug-18
Pending
$3.9 billion
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Common shares and common share purchase warrants in Canopy Growth

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Acquiror: 
Constellation Brands

Advising 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

09-Aug-18
Pending
$1.2 billion
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Martabe gold and silver mine

Acquiror: 
PT United Tractors Tbk

Advising EMR Capital, a specialist resources private equity manager, on the sale of the Martabe gold and silver mine to United Tractors

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

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Acquiror: 
TAL

Advising 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

31-Jul-18
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PLA S.A.

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Acquiror: 
Deere & Co.

Advised PLA S.A, an Argentina-based manufacturer of agricultural machinery, on its sale to Deere & Co.

30-Jul-18
Pending
$435 million
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Berger Group Holdings, Inc.

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Acquiror: 
WSP Global Inc.

Advising Berger Group Holdings, Inc. (“Louis Berger”), a leading international professional services engineering firm, on its sale to WSP Global Inc.

26-Jul-18
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Walmart (Credit Card Assets)

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Acquiror: 
Capital One Financial Corporation

Advised Walmart Inc. on its new, long term credit card program agreement with Capital One Financial Corporation

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.

22-Jul-18
$NA
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Cura Imagem e Diagnóstico Ltda.

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Acquiror: 
Vinci Partners

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

19-Jul-18
$NA
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Tri-Dim Filter Corporation

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Acquiror: 
Mann+Hummel GmbH

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

10-Jul-18
$1.1 billion
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The AA plc

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Advised the AA plc, the UK’s largest roadside assistance provider, on the refinancing of £825m of its senior secured facilities

10-Jul-18
$229 million
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Hiku Brands Company Ltd.

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Acquiror: 
Canopy Growth Corporation

Advised Canopy Growth, the world’s largest diversified cannabis company, on its acquisition of Hiku Brands

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

25-Jun-18
Pending
$NA
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Cura Imagem e Diagnóstico Ltda.

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Acquiror: 
Vinci Partners

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

15-Jun-18
$NA
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MIPS Tech

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Acquiror: 
Wave Computing

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

07-Jun-18
$NA
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Greenpark Aparcamientos

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Acquiror: 
Parkia

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

06-Jun-18
$130 million
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Babcock & Wilcox Inc.’s industrial environmental technology business

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Acquiror: 
Dürr AG

Advised Dürr AG, a German mechanical and plant engineering company, on the acquisition of Babcock & Wilcox’s industrial environmental technology business (MEGTEC and Universal)

29-May-18
Pending
$3.5 billion
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Trans Mountain Pipeline system, Trans Mountain Expansion Project and related pipeline and terminal assets

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Acquiror: 
Government of Canada

Advising 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

23-May-18
$93 million
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Dairy Crest Group PLC

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Advised Dairy Crest, a leading British dairy company, on a non-pre-emptive cash placing, raising proceeds of approximately £70 million

17-May-18
$622 million
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Aventics GmbH

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Acquiror: 
Emerson Electric Co.

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

17-May-18
$NA
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Long-term lithium hydroxide offtake agreement with Tesla, Inc.

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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 Tesla, Inc., a global leader in electric vehicle, energy storage and solar panel design, development and manufacturing. The agreement is for an initial term of three years on a fixed-price take-or-pay basis and contains two 3-year term renewal options

14-May-18
$1.4 billion
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Campbell Global

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Acquiror: 
CatchMark Timber Trust, Inc.

Advised CatchMark Timber Trust, Inc. on its purchase of 1.1 million acres of East Texas timberlands from Campbell Global

13-May-18
$81 million
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GWA Group Limited’s Door and Access Controls Business

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Acquiror: 
Allegion plc

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

11-May-18
$4.0 billion
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Sika

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Acquiror: 
Compagnie de Saint-Gobain

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

08-May-18
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Best Lawyers, LLC

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Acquiror: 
Levine Leichtman Capital Partners

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

07-May-18
$7.1 billion
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Frutarom

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International Flavors and Fragrances

Advised IFF, a leading innovator of specialty ingredients, on its acquisition of Frutarom, creating a global leader in Taste, Scent and Nutrition

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