Recent Transactions

19-Apr-22
Pending
$107 million
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Syrah Resources

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Acquiror: 
U.S. Department of Energy

Advisor to Syrah Resources, an ASX-listed industrial minerals and technology company, on its US$107mm loan from the U.S. Department of Energy under the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing loan program to fund the initial expansion of its Vidalia active anode material facility in Louisiana, USA

08-Dec-21
Pending
Undisclosed
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Pet Circle

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Various global growth investors, including TDM Growth Partners, Prysm Capital, AirTree Ventures and Baillie Gifford

Advising Pet Circle, Australia’s leading online specialty pet company, on its unicorn Series C funding round, which included a A$125m primary capital raise

10-Nov-21
Undisclosed
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Bell's Brewery

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Acquiror: 
Lion / Kirin

Advised Lion, one of Australasia’s leading beverage companies and a wholly owned subsidiary of Japanese conglomerate Kirin Holdings, on the acquisition of Bell’s Brewery, a leading US independent craft brewery

05-Oct-21
$175 million
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Kao Data Ltd

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Acquiror: 
Infratil Ltd

Advised Kao Data Ltd, which is jointly owned by Legal & General Group PLC and Noé Group subsidiary Hockham, on raising an initial £120m-£130m growth capital commitment from Infratil Ltd with the objective of creating a £500m data centre platform

13-Jul-21
$94 million
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Youfoodz Holdings Limited

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Acquiror: 
HelloFresh SE

Advised Youfoodz Holdings Limited, a leading provider of fresh, ready-made meals and other convenience food products, on its cash sale to HelloFresh SE via scheme of arrangement

29-Mar-21
Undisclosed
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Worley’s Capital Projects Advisory business

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Acquiror: 
TSA Management

Advised ASX-listed Worley Limited on the sale of its Capital Projects Advisory business, a market leading provider of public infrastructure advisory services in Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia, to TSA Management (a portfolio company of Quadrant Private Equity)

11-Mar-21
$725 million
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Speedcast International Limited

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Acquiror: 
Centerbridge Partners L.P.

Advised the Ad Hoc Group of First Lien Lenders on the Chapter 11 restructuring of Speedcast International Limited (ASX:SDA)

30-Oct-20
$142 million
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Youfoodz Holdings Limited

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N/A

Advised Youfoodz Holdings Limited, a leading provider of fresh, ready-made meals and other convenience food products, on its initial public offering on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX)

09-Jun-20
$1.02 billion
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LIXIL VIVA

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Acquiror: 
Arcland Sakamoto

Advising Arcland Sakamoto, a leading owner and operator of large home centers, on the acquisition of LIXIL VIVA, a leading owner and operator of large home centers and a listed subsidiary of LIXIL Group, a leading Japanese manufacturer of building and housing materials

19-Dec-19
$13.5 million
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Nitta Casings and Nitta Casings Canada

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Acquiror: 
Viscofan

Advised Viscofan (BME:VIS), the #1 producer of artificial casings for the meat industry worldwide (>30% market share), on the acquisition of Nitta Casings and Nitta Casings Canada (“NCI” and “NCCI”) one of the leading brands in the production of collagen casings in North America, from Nitta Gelatin (TSE:4977)  

19-Nov-19
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New Belgium Brewing

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Acquiror: 
Lion / Kirin

Advised Lion, one of Australasia’s leading beverage companies and a wholly owned subsidiary of Japanese conglomerate Kirin Holdings, on the acquisition of New Belgium Brewing, a leading US independent craft brewery

26-Apr-19
$200 million
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Lion's Specialty Cheese division

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Acquiror: 
Saputo Inc.

Advised Lion, an Australian subsidiary of Kirin and one of Australasia’s leading food and beverage companies, on the sale of its Specialty Cheese division to Saputo, one of the top ten dairy processors in the world  

22-Mar-19
$NA
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Four Pillars Gin

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Acquiror: 
Lion Beer Australia

Advised Lion, an Australian subsidiary of Kirin, on its acquisition of a strategic stake in Four Pillars Gin, Australia’s leading craft gin distillery

26-Nov-18
$880 million
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Restaurant Brands New Zealand Limited

Acquiror: 
Finaccess Capital, S.A. de C.V.

Advised Finaccess Capital, an investment company with a strong presence in the casual dining and quick service restaurant sector, on its 75% partial takeover of Restaurant Brands New Zealand, a corporate franchisee specialising in managing multi-site branded food retail chains (with brands consisting of KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and Carl’s Jr.)

24-Oct-18
$41 million
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TeePublic

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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

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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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

07-May-18
$7.1 billion
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Frutarom

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Acquiror: 
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

27-Mar-18
$1.6 billion
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Yakult

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Acquiror: 
Danone

Advised Danone, a leading global food & beverage company, on renewing its strategic partnership with Yakult, a global leader in probiotic beverages, as well as the sale of part of its stake in Yakult

26-Mar-18
$NA
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Remedy Kombucha

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Acquiror: 
Lion Dairy & Drinks

Advised Lion, an Australian subsidiary of Kirin, on its acquisition of a strategic stake in Remedy Kombucha, Australia’s leading producer and distributer of kombucha beverages

20-Feb-18
$107 million
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Macpac Holdings

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Acquiror: 
Super Retail Group

Advised Super Retail Group on the acquisition of Macpac, the New Zealand-based outdoor adventure retailer

22-Feb-17
$533 million
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Lion’s stake in Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Company

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Acquiror: 
Saputo Inc.

Advised Lion (an Australian subsidiary of Kirin), on the sale of its strategic stake in Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory to Canadian-based Saputo, under its all cash takeover offer

12-Dec-16
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Western Sydney Airport

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Advised the Commonwealth Government of Australia as represented by the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development in relation to the Western Sydney Airport (Peer Review and other strategic advisory services)

14-Nov-16
$NA
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Lion’s Australian Premium Wine Business – Fine Wine Partners

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Accolade Wines

Advised Lion, a leading Australasian food and beverage company wholly owned by Japanese conglomerate Kirin, on the sale of its Australian wine business Fine Wine Partners to Accolade Wines, a portfolio company of CHAMP Private Equity

01-Jun-16
$221 million
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Patties Foods Ltd

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Acquiror: 
Pacific Equity Partners

Advised Patties Foods Ltd (ASX:PFL), the leading Australian branded frozen food Company, with market leadership in the frozen savoury and frozen dessert segments, on its proposed sale to Pacific Equity Partners via Scheme of Arrangement

08-Dec-15
$6+ billion
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Air Warfare Destroyer Reform Strategy

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Advised the Commonwealth Government of Australia as represented by the Department of Finance in relation to the Air Warfare Destroyer Reform Strategy

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