Recent Transactions

19-Apr-04
$1.9 billion
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WH Smith PLC

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Jamaica Trading Limited (an acquisition vehicle funded by Permira)

Advised WH Smith PLC on a possible offer for the company from Permira Advisers Limited

08-Mar-04
$840 million
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International Multifoods Corporation

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JM Smucker Company

Advised International Multifoods Corporation, whose brands include Pillsbury, Martha White, Hungry Jack and Robin Hood, on its sale to the J.M Smucker Company.

02-Mar-04
$2.1 billion
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Taylor & Francis Group Plc

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Informa Group Plc

Advised Informa Group on its merger with Taylor & Francis. Following the merger, Informa shareholders own 51% of the combined company

13-Feb-04
$631 million
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Allegiance Telecom, Inc.

Advised Allegiance Telecom, a telecommunications products and services provider, in connection with its Chapter 11 proceedings, including its sale to XO Communications, Inc

23-Jan-04
$155 million
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Cable & Wireless

Advised Cable & Wireless plc in connection with the Chapter 11 proceedings of its U.S. subsidiary, Cable & Wireless America, including its sale to Savvis Communications for $155 million

23-Oct-03
$3.1 billion
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Debenhams plc

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Baroness Retail (a consortium of CVC, TPG and Merrill Lynch)

Advised the independent committee of the Board of Directors of Debenhams plc, a leading UK department store chain, with regards to the sale of the company

19-Sep-03
$2.8 billion
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Loral Space and Communications Ltd.

Advised Loral with its Chapter 11 proceedings. Advised on the sale of its North American Fixed Satellite Services assets to Intelsat for $1.1 billion

09-Sep-03
$3.6 billion
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AboveNet, Inc. (Metromedia Fiber Network, Inc.)

Advised Metromedia Fiber Network (now renamed AboveNet), a leading telecommunications company, in connection with its chapter 11 proceedings, including its ultimate standalone financial restructuring

15-Jul-03
$1.1 billion
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Loral Space and Communications Ltd.

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Intelsat Ltd.

Advised Loral with its Chapter 11 proceedings. Advised on the sale of its North American Fixed Satellite Services assets to Intelsat for $1.1 billion

09-Jun-03
$237 million
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Kelda Group plc’s

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Acquiror: 
Terra Firma Investments

46% stake in Waste Recycling Group plc
Advised Kelda Group plc on the disposal of its 46% stake in Waste Recycling Group plc.

25-Apr-03
$20.8 billion
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AMR Corporation

Advised AMR, parent of American Airlines, on strategic alternatives and implementation of a historic out-of-court restructuring through which a variety of stakeholder concessions were achieved, averting bankruptcy

04-Apr-03
$6.1 billion
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Dynegy Inc.

Advised Dynegy Inc., a leading integrated energy company involved in power generation, gas marketing and processing and regulated energy delivery, on restructuring alternatives during a period of significant pending debt maturities and liquidity constraints. The assignment culminated in a successful renegotiation and extension of Dynegy’s credit facilities

21-Mar-03
$6.1 billion
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Conseco, Inc.

Advised the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Conseco, Inc., a life insurance and annuities company, on the financial restructuring of the Company’s $6 billion of externally held financial indebtedness

18-Mar-03
$7.0 billion
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Wella AG

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The Procter & Gamble Company

Advised Wella AG, a global market leader in hair care and fragrances, on its sale to The Procter & Gamble Company

13-Mar-03
$734 million (Bank Facility)
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RCN Corporation

Advised RCN on the negotiation of an amendment to its $734.4 million bank facility that adjusts and eliminates certain covenants and enables the use of up to $125 million of existing cash and up to $500 million of new secured capital for strategic deleveraging

19-Feb-03
$110 million
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AT&T Latin America

Advised AT&T Latin America on the restructuring and sale of its South American subsidiaries in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Peru to Telefonos de Mexico for $206.7 million. Also advised ATTLA on the resolution of it U.S. Chapter 11 proceedings

31-Jan-03
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Charles Schwab Europe

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Barclays PLC

Advised The Charles Schwab Corporation on the sale of its British pound sterling brokerage business, to Barclays PLC.

13-Jan-03
$464 million (Liabilities)
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Orius Corp.

Advised Orius Corp, a leader in Telecom Services, on various strategic alternatives, including its ultimate standalone financial restructuring

16-Dec-02
$350 million
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Mutual Risk Management

Advised MRM, a global insurance, risk management, and financial administration services provider on the restructuring of $350 million of externally held financial indebtedness, and on the sale of certain key subsidiaries. The restructuring plan provided for this indebtedness to be exchanged for a package of cash and new debt and equity securities

13-Dec-02
$1.5 billion
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Burger King Corp

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Texas Pacific Group, Bain Capital, Goldman Sachs Capital Partners

(subsidiary of Diageo plc) Advised Diageo plc on sale of Burger King Corporation restaurant system.

08-Dec-02
$552 million
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Trenwick Group Ltd.

Advised Trenwick, a Bermuda-based specialty insurance and reinsurance underwriting organization on the restructuring of $552 million of externally held financial indebtedness

14-Nov-02
$375 million
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Sterling Chemicals

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Acquiror: 
Superior Propane Income Fund

(Pulp Chemicals Business)
Advised Sterling Chemicals on the disposal of its Pulp Chemicals Business. The business is one of the largest providers of chemicals for the processing and bleaching of pulp and paper products.

30-Oct-02
$588 million
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T&S Stores Plc

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Tesco PLC

Advised Tesco PLC, Britain’s largest retailing group, on its acquisition of T&S Stores plc, a publicly listed convenience store retailer operating in the UK.

15-Oct-02
$3.2 billion
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AT&T Canada

Advised AT&T Canada on a stand-alone financial restructuring

29-Aug-02
$6.2 billion
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Marconi plc

Advised the official committee of bondholders of Marconi, a leading telecom equipment provider, on the financial restructuring of Marconi's £4 billion of externally held financial indebtedness

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