Capabilities by Industry: Technology

Greenhill has considerable transaction experience and a global network of corporate relationships in the Technology sector.  Our Managing Directors and professionals in North America, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, Australia, Brazil and Japan have executed many of the most significant and complex transactions for some of the leading companies in the industry.

Our experience in the Technology industry encompasses the following sub-sectors: consulting and IT services; enterprise software and security; internet; networking; and semiconductors, capital equipment and materials.

Below we highlight a few of the transactions on which we have advised in this area:

Recent Transactions

06-Feb-20
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Locaweb Serviços de Internet S.A.

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Acquiror: 
N/A

Advised Locaweb, a pioneer in B2B tech solutions for businesses digital transformation in Brazil with 2 main pillars: BeOnline/SaaS and Commerce

03-Feb-20
$650 million
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Clover Wireless

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First Lien Term Loan B Lenders

Advised Ad Hoc Group of First Lien Term Loan B Lenders on the restructuring of 4L Holdings Corporation 

31-Dec-19
$NA
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Sistemas Informaticos Abiertos, S.A.

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Acquiror: 
Indra Sistemas, S.A.

Advised Indra (BME:IDR), a leading Spanish IT and transport & defense player, on the acquisition of Sistemas Informáticos Abiertos S.A. (“SIA”), the #3 cybersecurity player in Spain

23-Dec-19
$NA
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Infracommerce

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Acquiror: 
Group of undisclosed Brazilian investors

Advised Brazil-based Infracommerce, a leader in designing, building and delivering the digital B2C and B2B go-to-market strategy for large enterprises, on its Series E funding round

17-Dec-19
~$35 million
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Sye business area of Net Insight AB

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Acquiror: 
Amazon.com, Inc.

Advised Net Insight AB, a global leader in media networks, on the sale of Sye, a market-leading true live “over-the-top” (OTT) technology for low-latency live streaming, to Amazon.com, Inc.

28-May-19
$25.0 billion
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Total System Services, Inc. (TSYS)

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Acquiror: 
Global Payments Inc.

Advised Total System Services, Inc. (TSYS), a provider of payment processing, merchant services and related payment services, on its merger with Global Payments Inc., a payment technology company focused on merchant acquiring and software solutions

26-Apr-19
$1.0 billion
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T5 Data Centers Strategic Partnership

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Acquiror: 
QuadReal

Advised T5 Data Centers, a leading national data center owner and operator, on the creation of a fully integrated platform with QuadReal Property Group to develop, acquire and operate data centers via a $1.0 billion investment from QuadReal

15-Apr-19
$1.8 billion
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Electronics for Imaging, Inc.

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Acquiror: 
Siris Capital Group, LLC

Advised Electronics for Imaging, a global provider of digital printing solutions, on its sale to Siris Capital Group, a private equity firm focused on the technology sector

15-Mar-19
Pending
$50 million
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Portal de Documentos

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Acquiror: 
B3 S.A. - Brasil, Bolsa, Balcão

Advising Portal de Documentos, a provider of digital solutions for participants in the credit cycle, with procedures for credit collection, renegotiation and servicing of vehicle and real estate loans, on its 100% sale to Brazil’s Stock Exchange, B3 S.A. – Brasil, Bolsa, Balcão

15-Mar-19
$NA
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Blu Pagamentos

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Advised Blu Pagamentos, a high-growth Brazilian B2B cash management fintech firm, on the sale of a minority stake

25-Dec-18
$184 million
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Hitachi's Automotive Lithium-Ion Battery Business

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Acquiror: 
INCJ, Maxell Holdings

Advised Hitachi, a leading global industrial conglomerate, on the sale of its LiB business including Hitachi Vehicle Energy

29-Nov-18
$86 million
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Wave Computing

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Advised Wave Computing,  a leading artificial intelligence solutions company developing proprietary dataflow-based architecture systems, on its successful $86m Series E financing

24-Oct-18
$41 million
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TeePublic

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Acquiror: 
Redbubble

Advised Redbubble, a global online independent artist community and marketplace, on the acquisition of TeePublic, a similar online platform, and associated A$61 million equity raising

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.

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

18-Dec-17
$1.1 billion
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Cayan, LLC

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Acquiror: 
Total System Services, Inc.

Advised Total System Services, a provider of payment processing, merchant services and related payment services, on acquiring Cayan, a payment technology company focused on integrated solutions and merchant acquiring

15-Dec-17
$6.0 billion
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Avaya

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Advised The Bank of New York Mellon in its role as the Indenture Trustee to selected First Lien Notes throughout Avaya’s Chapter 11 proceedings

08-Dec-17
$NA
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London & Country Mortgages Limited (“L&C”)

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Experian plc

Advised Experian plc, the world’s leading global information services company, in connection with the acquisition of a 25% stake in L&C, the UK’s largest fee free mortgage adviser

12-Jul-17
$227 million
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Wells Fargo Share Registration & Service business

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Acquiror: 
Equiniti Group plc

Advised Equiniti Group plc, a UK based specialist technology outsourcer providing non-discretionary payment and administration services, on the acquisition of Wells Fargo's Shareowner Services business, and acted as joint sponsor to Equiniti's associated £122 million rights issue

03-Apr-17
$400 million
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Cheetahmail

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Acquiror: 
Vector Capital

Advised Vector Capital on the acquisition of Cheetahmail from Experian plc

25-Jan-17
$325 million
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Ad Hoc Group of Senior Secured Noteholders

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Advised the Ad Hoc Group of Senior Secured Noteholders in connection with the restructuring of Goodman Networks.

06-Dec-16
$1.8 billion
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Host Europe Group

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Acquiror: 
GoDaddy

Advised GoDaddy, the largest domain name registrar worldwide and a leading web hosting provider, on its acquisition of Host Europe Group, the largest privately owned web services provider in Europe

01-Dec-16
$116 million
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Rico

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Acquiror: 
XP Investimentos

Advised the founding shareholders of Rico, a leading independent online investment platform in Brazil, on its 100% sale to XP Investimentos, a Brazilian investment firm

16-May-16
$874 million
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Equinix Data Center Assets

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Acquiror: 
Digital Realty Trust

Advised Digital Realty Trust, the world's largest wholesale colocation services and data center solutions provider, on its acquisition of a portfolio of eight carrier-neutral European data centers from Equinix

10-May-16
$NA
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Brasil/CT

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Acquiror: 
Invest Tech

Advised Brasil/CT on a capital injection made by Invest Tech in the Company.  Brasil/CT specializes in the e-commerce market and is a leader in B2C and B2B full-commerce and loyalty operations in Brazil.  Invest Tech is an investment manager focused on venture capital and private equity in the technology and telecom sectors

28-Apr-16
$550 million
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Broadcom’s Wireless Internet of Things (IoT) Business Unit

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Acquiror: 
Cypress Semiconductor Corporation

Advised Cypress Semiconductor, a leading provider of high-performance, mixed-signal, programmable solutions worldwide, on its acquisition of Broadcom’s Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and ZigBee product lines for automotive, industrial and consumer IoT markets

22-Apr-16
$NA
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Elavon do Brasil

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Acquiror: 
Stone Pagamentos

Advised Minneapolis-based U.S. Bancorp, the fifth largest commercial bank in the United States, and the parent company of Elavon, Inc., in the sale of its 50.1 percent majority stake in São Paulo-based, Elavon do Brasil to Stone Pagamentos, a local market, privately-held merchant acquirer.

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

26-Feb-16
$NA
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Policard

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Acquiror: 
Groupe Up

Advised Policard, one of the largest electronic payment companies in Brazil, on the combination of its business with the Brazilian operations of Groupe Up, one of the leading employee benefits, public, social and loyalty programs providers in the world

17-Dec-15
$130 million
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Airopack Technology Group AG

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Acquiror: 
Apollo Global Management, LLC

Advised Airopack Technology Group, developer of a revolutionary all-plastic dispenser, on a €120 million debt and equity investment from funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, and the concurrently announced proposed acquisition of the 50% stake it does not already own in Airolux AG, its joint venture with Resilux NV

15-Dec-15
$4.3 billion
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Heartland Payment Systems, Inc.

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Acquiror: 
Global Payments Inc.

Advised Heartland Payment Systems, Inc., one of the nation’s largest payment companies, on its sale to Global Payments Inc., a leading worldwide provider of payment technology services

27-Oct-15
$160 million
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DCG Systems, Inc.

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Acquiror: 
FEI Company

Advised FEI Company, a designer and manufacturer of a broad range of high-performance microscopy workflow solutions, on its $160 million acquisition of DCG Systems, Inc., a leading supplier of electrical fault characterization, localization and editing equipment

29-May-15
$4.1 billion
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Telecity Group plc

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Acquiror: 
Equinix, Inc.

Advised Telecity Group plc, Europe’s leading provider of premium carrier-neutral data centres, on a recommended cash and share offer from Equinix, Inc. a leading U.S. provider of colocation data centre services globally

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

05-Aug-14
$1.3 billion
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Siemens Health Services

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Acquiror: 
Cerner Corporation

Advised Cerner Corporation, a leader in healthcare information services, on the acquisition of the assets of Siemens Aktiengesellschaft’s healthcare information technology business unit, Siemens Health Services, for $1.3 billion in cash.

26-Jun-14
$2.7 billion
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Frank Russell Company

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Acquiror: 
London Stock Exchange Group plc

Advised LSEG on the proposed acquisition of Frank Russell Company, the number one provider of benchmarks to US-focused equity funds and a leading provider of multi-asset class investment solutions, from Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, including acting as Joint Sponsor to LSEG on its $1.6 billion rights issue

21-Feb-14
$NA
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BancTec, Inc.

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Acquiror: 
HandsOn3, LLC

Advised BancTec, Inc., a leading business process outsourcing company, on its acquisition by HandsOn3, LLC and subsequent combination with Dataforce Group to create one of the largest pure-play BPO businesses, spanning over 50 countries

31-May-13
$500 million
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iSelect (30% shareholding)

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Ninemsn (T/A Mi9)

Advised Mi9, a joint venture between Microsoft and Nine Entertainment Co, and one of Australia’s leading digital media companies, on the sale of its 30% holding in iSelect, a leading Australian online-driven comparison service, as part of the Initial Public Offering of iSelect

21-Dec-12
$NA
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Sanyo DI Solution

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Acquiror: 
Advantage Partners

Advised Advantage Partners, a leading private equity fund in Japan, on the acquisition of 100% stake in Sanyo DI Solution, the digital still camera OEM business in SANYO Electric, a group company of Panasonic

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

01-Nov-12
$1.9 billion
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JDA Software

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Acquiror: 
RedPrairie

Advised RedPrairie on the acquisition of JDA Software, a leading provider of supply chain management software

17-Oct-12
$2.6 billion
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Cymer, Inc.

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Acquiror: 
ASML Holding NV

Advised ASML Holding NV, a leading provider of lithography systems for the semiconductor industry, on its acquisition of Cymer, Inc., a leading supplier of lithography light sources used by chipmakers to manufacture advanced semiconductor devices

19-Sep-12
$130 million
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Ramtron International Corporation

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Acquiror: 
Cypress Semiconductor Corporation

Advised Cypress Semiconductor Corporation, a leading provider of mixed-signal and programmable solutions worldwide, on its unsolicited acquisition of Ramtron International Corporation, a leading provider of ferroelectric random access memory (F-RAM) devices

27-Aug-12
$1.1 billion
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Deltek, Inc.

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Acquiror: 
Thoma Bravo, LLC

Advised Deltek, Inc., the leading global provider of enterprise software and information solutions for professional services firms and government contractors, on its acquisition by Thoma Bravo, LLC

30-Jul-12
$150 million
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Alpine Access, Inc.

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Acquiror: 
SYKES Enterprises, Inc.

Advised SYKES Enterprises, a leading global provider of outsourced customer contact management solutions and services, on its acquisition of Alpine Access, a leader in at-Home customer contact management solutions and services

09-Jul-12
$4.7 billion
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ASML Holding NV (minority stake)

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Acquiror: 
Customers including Intel Corporation, TSMC and Samsung Electronics

Advised the Supervisory Board of ASML on the establishment of a Customer Co-Investment Program including the issue of 23% equity stake and $1.7 billion of R&D funding

13-Dec-11
$345 million
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Cabot Microelectronics Corporation

Advised Cabot Microelectronics Corporation on its new capital management initiative, including a leveraged recapitalization via a special dividend

07-Dec-10
$500 million
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Medicity, Inc.

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Acquiror: 
Aetna Inc.

Advised Aetna Inc. on its acquisition of Medicity, Inc., a leading provider of technology solutions to enable the secure access and exchange of healthcare information

01-Dec-10
$NA
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Planar Solutions, LLC

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Acquiror: 
FUJIFILM Corporation

Advised Wacker Chemie AG on the sale of Wacker Chemical Corporation’s 50% equity stake in Planar Solutions LLC, a dedicated CMP slurry manufacturer, to its JV partner, FUJIFILM Corporation

30-Sep-10
$115 million
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Stroz Friedberg LLC

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Acquiror: 
New Mountain Capital

Advised Stroz Friedberg LLC, a leading global consulting firm for managing digital risk and uncovering digital evidence, on the sale of a 49.9% interest to New Mountain Capital

24-Sep-10
$371 million
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Intec Telecom Systems plc

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Acquiror: 
CSG Systems

Advised CSG Systems, a leading provider of customer management and billing solutions in North America, on its acquisition of Intec Telecom Systems plc, a global provider of BSS solutions

23-Aug-10
$230 million
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LANDesk Software

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Acquiror: 
Thoma Bravo

Advised Emerson Electric Co., a diversified global manufacturing and technology company, on its carve-out and sale of LANDesk Software, a provider of systems, security and IT service management software, to Thoma Bravo

04-Jun-10
$232 million
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Manx Telecom

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Acquiror: 
HgCapital

Advised HgCapital, a leading European private equity investor, on its acquisition of Manx Telecom, the Isle of Man's main telecommunications and internet provider and a subsidiary of Telefónica S.A.

01-Jun-10
$109 million
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AT&T Japan (an AT&T Inc. company)

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Acquiror: 
Internet Initiative Japan

Advised AT&T Inc., a premier communications holding company, on its sale of the domestic network outsourcing business of AT&T Japan, its Japanese enterprise unit, to Internet Initiative Japan, one of Japan's leading Internet-access and comprehensive network solutions providers

24-May-10
$1.4 billion
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Sterling Commerce, Inc. (an AT&T Inc. company)

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Acquiror: 
IBM Corporation

Advised AT&T Inc., a premier communications holding company, on its sale of Sterling Commerce, Inc., an enterprise software and services provider, to IBM Corporation, a global IT products and services provider

12-May-10
$NA
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Experian plc

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Acquiror: 
British Sky Broadcasting Group plc

Advised Experian plc, the FTSE100 global information services company, on the sale of certain UK database marketing activities into a newly formed joint venture with British Sky Broadcasting Group PLC

04-Dec-09
$NA
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Verivox Holding Limited

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Acquiror: 
Oakley Capital Private Equity LP

Advised the shareholders of Verivox Holdings Limited, comprising Independent News & Media plc and the founders and joint CEOs of Verivox, on the sale of 51% in Verivox, Germany’s leading price comparison website for energy and telecommunications services, to Oakley Capital Private Equity

06-Oct-09
$1.2 billion
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Avocent Corporation

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Acquiror: 
Emerson Electric Co.

Advised Emerson Electric Co., a diversified global technology and industrial company, on its acquisition of Avocent Corporation, a manufacturer of software and hardware products

06-Oct-09
$263 milllion
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ICT Group

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Acquiror: 
Sykes Enterprises

Advised ICT Group on its merger with Sykes Enterprises, both leading global providers of outsourced customer contact management solutions and services

01-May-09
$65 million
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euNetworks Group Limited

Advised euNetworks Group Ltd, a Singapore listed operator of a fibre telecommunications network in Europe, on a repurchase at a discount of the majority of its outstanding convertible bonds, financed by a placement and rights issue

23-Mar-09
$NA
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BearingPoint, Inc.

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Acquiror: 
Various

Advised BearingPoint, Inc. on the sale of substantially all of its assets, pursuant to a Section 363 process

15-Sep-08
$189 million
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Fermat International

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Acquiror: 
Moody’s Corporation

Advised Moody’s Corporation on its acquisition of Fermat International, a leading provider of risk and performance management software to the global banking sector

05-Aug-08
$NA
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BARTEC Group

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Acquiror: 
Capvis

Advised Capvis, a leading Swiss private equity firm, on its acquisition of the BARTEC Group, a leading European provider of industrial safety technology, from Allianz Capital Partners, the captive private equity arm of Allianz AG, and the Barlian family (founding family)

19-Dec-06
$270 million
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Brion Technologies, Inc.

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Acquiror: 
ASML Holding N.V.

Advised ASML Holding N.V., a leading provider of lithography systems for the semiconductor industry, on its acquisition of Brion Technologies, Inc.

08-Aug-06
$565 million
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Emdeon Practice Services, Inc.

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The Sage Group plc

Advised The Sage Group plc, a leading international supplier of accounting and business management software solutions

18-Jul-05
$101 million
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TeleCity Plc

U.S.A., U.K. flags
Acquiror: 
Inhoco 3236 plc (joint venture between 3i and Oak Hill Capital)

Advised TeleCity plc on the recommended offer by 3i and Oak Hill Capital

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

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.

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

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Acquiror: 
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.

29-Jun-99
$3.0 billion
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Alta Vista Company

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Acquiror: 
CMGI Inc.

(Compaq Computer Corp.) Advised Compaq Computer Corporation on the sale of an 83% stake in the Alta Vista Company for a combination of CMGI common equity, preferred stock and a note

16-Jul-98
$1.5 billion
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iMCI

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Acquiror: 
Cable and Wireless plc

, MCI’s Internet Business
Advised C&W on the financing of its iMCI acquisition via the largest equity primary placement to date in the London market

02-Mar-98
$400 million
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Olsy SpA (Olivetti SpA)

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Acquiror: 
Wang Laboratories Inc.

Advised Wang on its acquisition of Olsy, the systems and solutions division of Olivetti, for a combination of cash and securities.

26-Jan-98
$9.6 billion
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Digital Equipment Corporation

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Acquiror: 
Compaq Computer Corporation

Advised Compaq on the purchase, for cash and stock, of Digital, a maker of PCs and high performance servers and a provider of enterprise solutions and multi-vendor services. The acquisition is the largest technology transaction to date and creates the second largest enterprise computing company in the world

23-Jun-97
$4.4 billion
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Tandem Computers Inc.

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Acquiror: 
Compaq Computer Corporation

Advised Compaq on the purchase, for stock, of Tandem, a maker of fault-tolerant server and hardware products

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