Recent Transactions

18-Jan-02
$520 million
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Thus plc

Advised THUS plc on its underwritten £275 million open offer, £90 million bank loan and demerger from its parent, ScottishPower

14-Oct-01
$4.5 billion (Liabilities)
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Bethlehem Steel Corporation

Advised Bethlehem Steel Corp., the United States third largest steel producer, in connection with its Chapter 11 proceedings and eventual sale to International Steel

11-Oct-01
$1.3 billion
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Regal Cinemas, Inc.

Advised Regal Cinemas, the largest theatre chain in the United States, on its prepackaged bankruptcy plan and acquisition by The Anschutz Corporation

11-Oct-01
$1.3 billion
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Regal Cinemas, Inc.

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Acquiror: 
The Anschutz Corporation

Advised Regal Cinemas, the largest theatre chain in the United States, on its prepackaged bankruptcy plan and acquisition by The Anschutz Corporation

21-Sep-01
$1.1 billion
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RCN Corporation

Advised RCN, the nation’s largest cable overbuilder, in a tender offer for up to $1.1 billion in face value of public indebtedness

29-Aug-01
$5.9 billion
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Westvaco Corporation

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Acquiror: 
The Mead Corporation

Advised Westvaco Corporation, a packaging and paper products company, on its merger-of-equals with The Mead Corporation

30-Jul-01
$117 million
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Kymata Ltd.

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Acquiror: 
Alcatel Optronics

Advised Kymata Ltd, the Scottish manufacturer of optical components, on its sale to Alcatel Optronics of France.

16-Jul-01
$982 million
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Sterling Chemicals

Advised Sterling Chemicals in connection with its Chapter 11 proceedings

03-Jul-01
$309 million
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AMRESCO

Advised AMRESCO, a specialty finance company, on its sale to NCSI pursuant to Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code

23-May-01
$950 million
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Structural Dynamics Research Corporation

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EDS Corp

Advised EDS on its acquisition of SDRC, a developer of enterprise-wide product data management software.

23-May-01
$170 million
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Unigraphics Solutions Inc.

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Acquiror: 
EDS Corp

(14%)
Advised EDS on its acquisition of the outstanding publicly held shares (14%) of Unigraphics Solutions, a provider of product data management software.

19-Apr-01
$10.0 billion
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GKN plc

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Acquiror: 
Brambles Industries Ltd

(Industrial Services)
Advised Brambles on its merger with the industrial services division of GKN under a dual listed companies structure

25-Mar-01
$9.7 billion
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Cable & Wireless Optus Limited

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Acquiror: 
Singapore Telecommunications Limited

, 52.5% subsidiary of Cable and Wireless plc Advised C&W on the sale of its 52.5% owned Australian subsidiary, Cable & Wireless Optus, to SingTel

05-Mar-01
$1.1 billion (liabilities)
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U.S. Office Products Company

Advised the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in connection with the Chapter 11 proceedings of U.S. Office Products Company

15-Feb-01
$850 million
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Loews Cineplex Entertainment

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Acquiror: 
Onex Corp. , and Oaktree Capital Management

Advised Onex on its joint acquisition of Loews Cineplex. The acquisition will occur as Loews Cineplex emerges from its Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization.

05-Feb-01
$316 million
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General Mills, Inc.

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Acquiror: 
International Multifoods Corporation

(Pillsbury Desserts & Baking Mixes Portfolio)
Advised Diageo on divestiture of Pillsbury’s Desserts & Baking Mix business to gain FTC approval for the sale of Pillsbury to General Mills.

21-Jan-01
$225 million (liabilities)
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RBX Corp.

Advised RBX Corp., a leading manufacturer of rubber products in the U.S., in connection with its Chapter 11 proceedings and financial restructuring

16-Jan-01
$11.5 billion
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Ralston Purina Co.

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Nestlé S.A.

Advised Nestlé on the agreed cash offer for the US pet-food company Ralston Purina

19-Dec-00
$8.2 billion
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Seagram

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Acquiror: 
Diageo plc and Pernod Ricard

(Spirits Division)
Advised Diageo on its joint agreed bid with Pernod Ricard for Seagram’s spirits business.

22-Sep-00
$750 million
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AerFi Group plc

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Acquiror: 
debis AirFinance (subsidiary of Daimler Chrysler AG)

Advised AerFi on its sale to debis AirFinance .

10-Aug-00
$750 million
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Radisson Group, Inc.

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Acquiror: 
Olympus Real Estate Fund (Hicks, Muse)

(subsidiary of Carlson Companies, Inc.)
Advised Carlson Companies, Inc., the owner of the Radisson Hotels brand, on the formation of a $750 million Radisson Hotel acquisition fund, Radisson-Olympus Capital Partners.

17-Jul-00
$10.5 billion
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Diageo plc

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Acquiror: 
General Mills, Inc.

Advised Diageo on the sale of The Pillsbury Company for $5.1 billion in assumed debt and $5.4 billion in stock to General Mills.

31-Mar-00
$498 million
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Dorling Kindersley plc

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Acquiror: 
Pearson plc

Advised Dorling Kindersley, a leading and innovative book publisher, on the sale of the company to Pearson in an all cash transaction.

28-Feb-00
$38.1 billion
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Hong Kong Telecom

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Acquiror: 
Pacific Century Cyberworks

, 54% subsidiary of Cable and Wireless plc
Advised C&W on the sale of Hong Kong Telecom (54% owned subsidiary of C&W) to PCCW in non-Japan Asia’s largest ever transaction.

17-Feb-00
$866 million
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Shorewood Packaging Corporation

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Acquiror: 
International Paper Company

Advised Shorewood on its successful hostile takeover defense from Chesapeake Corp., achieving a $21.00 friendly cash offer from an original $17.25 hostile bid.

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