Recent Transactions

26-May-15
$2.2 billion
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Nordstrom, Inc. (Credit Card Assets)

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Acquiror: 
The Toronto-Dominion Bank Group

Advised The Toronto-Dominion Bank Group on its acquisition of Nordstrom, Inc.’s credit card assets

24-Apr-15
$575 million
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Scholastic Corporation’s Educational Technology and Services business

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Acquiror: 
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company

Advised Scholastic Corporation, a children’s publishing and education company, on the sale of its Educational Technology and Services business to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company, an educational and trade publisher

21-Apr-15
$NA
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Tate & Lyle plc

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Acquiror: 
Archer Daniels Midland Company

Advised Tate & Lyle plc, a leading provider of ingredients and solutions to the food, beverage and other industries, on the re-alignment of Eaststarch C.V., its 50:50 corn wet milling joint venture in Europe with Archer Daniels Midland Company

21-Apr-15
$963 million
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Refinancing of syndicated bank debt facilities

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Acquiror: 
Primary Health Care

Advised Primary Health Care on the refinancing of its A$1.25 billion syndicated bank debt facilities

30-Mar-15
$950 million
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Quindell plc’s Professional Services Division

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Slater and Gordon

Advised Slater and Gordon Limited, an ASX-listed international consumer law firm, on the acquisition of Quindell plc’s Professional Services Division, the UK’s leading personal injury law firm operating across the claims value chain, and associated A$890 million equity and A$375 million debt raisings

27-Mar-15
$1.4 billion
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AA plc

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Advised AA plc, the UK’s leading roadside assistance provider, on the refinancing of its high yield bond and PIK instrument

09-Mar-15
$1.5 billion
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RTI International Metals, Inc

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Acquiror: 
Alcoa Inc.

Advised Alcoa Inc. on the acquisition of RTI International Metals, Inc., a leading producer and global supplier of titanium mill products and a manufacturer of fabricated titanium and specialty metal components, principally for the commercial aerospace and defense sectors

06-Mar-15
$NA
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Kerry Pinnacle

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Acquiror: 
Pacific Equity Partners

Advised Kerry Group plc, a global leader in food ingredients and flavor technologies, on the sale of its Australian subsidiary Kerry Pinnacle, an integrated manufacturer and distributor of bakery ingredients and prepared bakery products, to Pacific Equity Partners

03-Mar-15
$66 million
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The Warehouse Group Limited

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Advised Woolworths Limited, Australia’s largest supermarket operator, on strategic options for the divestment of its 8.8% holding in The Warehouse Group, New Zealand’s largest general merchandise retailer

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

24-Feb-15
$NA
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Azelis Group (majority owned by 3i)

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Acquiror: 
Funds advised by Apax Partners

Advised 3i on the sale of Azelis Group, a leading pan-European distributor of specialty chemicals with an emerging presence in Asia, to funds advised by Apax partners

23-Feb-15
$NA
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Softcard (JVL Ventures, LLC)

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Acquiror: 
Google Inc.

Advised Softcard, a joint venture of AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile focused on mobile payments and commerce, on the sale of certain assets to Google

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.

19-Feb-15
$8.4 billion
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Rexam plc

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Acquiror: 
Ball Corporation

Advised Ball Corporation, a leading manufacturer of metal packaging products for the global beverage, food, personal care and household products industries as well as a provider of systems and technologies for the aerospace industry, on the acquisition of Rexam plc, a leading beverage can manufacturer

12-Feb-15
~$1.1 billion
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John Laing plc

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Advised Henderson Equity Partners on the initial public offering of John Laing plc, a leading originator, active investor and manager of international infrastructure projects

05-Feb-15
$10.5 billion
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Wireline assets of Verizon Communications in California, Florida and Texas

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Acquiror: 
Frontier Communications

Advised the Board of Directors of Frontier in connection with its acquisition of wireline assets from Verizon in California, Florida and Texas

03-Feb-15
$110 million
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WEGU Holding GmbH

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Acquiror: 
Anhui Zhongding Sealing Parts

Advised the shareholders of WEGU Holding GmbH, a German provider of anti-vibration solutions and light-weight components for the automotive and truck industries, on the sale of the Company to Anhui Zhongding Sealing Parts, a Chinese listed company that makes and sells rubber sealing parts and other rubber products

29-Jan-15
$44 million
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Airnorth

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Acquiror: 
Bristow Group

Advised Airnorth, Australia’s largest independent Airline, on the sale of 85% of its shares on issue to Bristow Group, a leading provider of helicopter services to the worldwide offshore energy industry, for an implied 100% equity value of US$44m 

28-Jan-15
$NA
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NSW Thoroughbred Racing Media Rights

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Acquiror: 
Tabcorp Holdings Limited

Advised Tabcorp Holdings Limited (“Tabcorp”), a leading diversified Australian entertainment group with wagering, gaming, racing media and Keno operations, on reaching agreement on a long-term deal for domestic broadcast, digital and international media rights for NSW thoroughbred racing content, and a contemporaneous Pay TV deal with Foxtel

26-Jan-15
$16.0 billion
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MeadWestvaco Corporation

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Acquiror: 
Rock-Tenn Company

Provided fairness opinion to the Board of Directors of MeadWestvaco on the merger with RockTenn to create a powerful global provider of consumer and corrugated packaging solutions

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

21-Jan-15
$3.0 billion
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Hiland Partners, LP

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Acquiror: 
Kinder Morgan, Inc.

Advised Hiland Partners, a leading midstream energy company with operations primarily in the Bakken Shale, on its sale to Kinder Morgan, North America’s largest energy infrastructure company

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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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

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