Recent Transactions

05-May-22
Undisclosed
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Airtower Networks

Acquiror: 
DIF Capital Partners

Advised Airtower Networks on its strategic growth capital raise from DIF Capital Partners

18-Jan-22
$321 million
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Fusion Connect, Inc.

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N/A

Advised Fusion Connect, Inc., a leading service provider of cloud communications and secure network solutions with a focus on serving mid-market and enterprise businesses on its comprehensive balance sheet recapitalization

08-Dec-21
$240 million
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Alert 360

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Acquiror: 
My Alarm Center

Advising My Alarm Center, a nationwide provider of security and smart home monitoring services, on the acquisition of Alert 360, a leading competitor in the alarm monitoring industry

12-Jul-21
Pending
$1.7 billion
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Tate & Lyle PLC’s Primary Products business in North America and Latin America (50% stake)

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Acquiror: 
KPS Capital Partners

Advising Tate & Lyle PLC, a leading UK-based global provider of food and beverage ingredients and solutions, on its sale of a controlling stake in its Primary Products business in North America and Latin America

11-Jun-21
$248 million
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My Alarm Center

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Ad Hoc Group of First Lien Lenders

Advised the Ad Hoc Group of First Lien Lenders on the pre-packaged Chapter 11 restructuring of My Alarm Center, a provider of security and smart home monitoring services

31-Mar-21
$801 million
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Assets of NPC International, a former national Wendy’s and Pizza Hut franchisee

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Acquiror: 
Flynn Restaurant Group and a consortium of existing Wendy’s franchisees

Advised the Company on its chapter 11 proceedings and $801mm sale through a § 363 process

18-Mar-21
$750 million
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Canopy Growth Corporation

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Acquiror: 
King Street Capital Management, L.P.

Advised Canopy Growth, a leading diversified cannabis company, on its US$750 million term loan financing with King Street Capital Management, L.P.

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)

25-Feb-21
$1.5 billion
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Ascena Retail Group, Inc.

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Acquiror: 
Sycamore Partners

Advised the Ad Hoc Group of First-Lien Term Loan lenders of Ascena Retail Group, Inc. with respect to (i) negotiation of a restructuring support agreement, including a fully backstopped DIP and exit financing and (ii) a sale of Ann Taylor, LOFT and Lane Bryant as well as the intellectual property assets of the Justice and Catherine’s brands.

24-Nov-20
$1.5 billion
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Cirque du Soleil

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Acquiror: 
Ad Hoc Group of Lenders

Advised the Company on its CCAA and Ch.15 proceedings and $1.5bn sale through a Sale and Investment Solicitation Process (SISP) 

19-Nov-20
$797 million
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iQor Holdings Inc.

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Acquiror: 
N/A

Advised the ad-hoc Cross-Holder Group of lenders on the fully consensual Prepackaged Plan of Reorganization of iQor Holdings Inc., a business process outsourcing company

17-Nov-20
$497 million
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Gannett Co., Inc.

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N/A

Advised Gannett Co., Inc., a news media and marketing solutions company, on the refinancing of ~$500mm of its term loan with convertible notes

13-Nov-20
$495 million
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Libbey, Inc.

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Acquiror: 
N/A

Advised the Committee of Unsecured Creditors on the in-court restructuring of Libbey, Inc., a leading tableware manufacturer

13-Nov-20
$343 million
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Revlon Consumer Products Corporation

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Acquiror: 
N/A

Advised Ad Hoc Group of Note Holders with respect to Revlon’s Exchange Offer

16-Oct-20
$430 million
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Alert 360 (Central Security Group, Inc.)

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Acquiror: 
N/A

Advised the Ad Hoc Group of First Lien Lenders on the out-of-court restructuring of Alert 360 (Central Security Group, Inc.), a leading home-security provider

30-Sep-20
$236 million
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J. Jill, Inc.

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Acquiror: 
TowerBrook Capital Partners L.P.

Advised TowerBrook Capital Partners L.P., a leading investment management company and majority shareholder of J. Jill, on the comprehensive out-of-court recapitalization of J. Jill 

10-Sep-20
$2.1 billion
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Skillsoft Limited

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Acquiror: 
N/A

Advised the Ad Hoc Group of First Lien Lenders on the Chapter 11 restructuring of Skillsoft Limited, a leading provider of e-learning and performance support solutions globally

11-Jun-20
$760 million
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CSM Bakery Solutions

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Acquiror: 
Rhône Group

Advised the Ad-Hoc Group of First Lien and Second Lien Lenders on consensual out-of-court amend & extend

03-Feb-20
$650 million
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Clover Wireless

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Acquiror: 
First Lien Term Loan B Lenders

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

14-Jan-20
$760 million
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Fusion Connect, Inc.

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Acquiror: 
N/A

Advised the Ad Hoc Group of 1L lenders with respect to Fusion's Chapter 11 proceeding

20-Dec-19
$50 million
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Destination Maternity Corporation

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Acquiror: 
Marquee Brands

Advised Destination Maternity Corporation, the largest maternity, apparel specialty retailer in the United States, on the sale of its intellectual property, e-commerce business, marketing partnership business, store-in-store retail business and other assets to Marquee Brands, a US based investment firm, as part of the Company’s Chapter 11 reorganization

27-Nov-19
$320 million
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David’s Bridal Inc.

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Acquiror: 
N/A

Advised David’s Bridal, a leading bridal gown and special occasion dress retailer, on its out-of-court recapitalization

26-Jul-19
$518 million
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Crossmark

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Advised an ad hoc group of lenders on the comprehensive out-of-court recapitalization of Crossmark, a sales and marketing services company that provides solutions for consumer-branded suppliers and retailers

10-Jun-19
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Book Publishing Business of F+W Media

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Acquiror: 
Penguin Random House

Advised F+W Media, a content and e-commerce company focused on a variety of special interest categories, on the sale of its book publishing business as part of its broader in-court restructuring

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 $86mm Series E financing

18-Nov-18
$876 million
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David's Bridal

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Acquiror: 
N/A

Advised the Ad Hoc Group of the company's $481mm term loan with respect to the company's prepackaged Chapter 11 restructuring

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

25-May-17
$115 million
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F+W Media

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Advised F+W Media, a content and e-commerce company focused on a variety of special interest categories, on the out-of-court restructuring of its c.$100 million term loan and a $15 million new money investment from existing lenders

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.

02-Nov-16
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IAC/InterActiveCorp

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Advised the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of IAC/InterActiveCorp, a leading media and internet company, on the potential creation of a new class of non-voting common stock 

02-May-16
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Fairway Group Holdings Corp.

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Advised Fairway Group Holdings Corp., a grocery store chain operating fifteen stores in the New York metropolitan area, in connection with its pre-packaged Chapter 11 bankruptcy plan

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

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

05-Aug-14
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Gannett Co., Inc.

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Advised Gannett Co., Inc. a media and marketing solutions company, on the spin-off of its Publishing business and the creation of two separate media companies: one focused on television broadcasting and digital marketing and one focused on newspapers.

03-Mar-14
$3.6 billion
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hibu plc (formerly Yell Group plc)

Advised hibu, a full service provider of digital and print marketing services for SMEs and owner of print directory brands Yellow Pages (UK), Yellowbook (US) and Paginas Amarillas (Spain), on the comprehensive restructuring of its £2.2 billion balance sheet debt

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

13-Aug-12
$32 million
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Journal Communications, Inc.

Advised the Board of Directors of Journal Communications, Inc., a diversified media company with newspaper and broadcasting interests, in connection with the repurchase of 100% of the issued and outstanding shares of its Class C Common Stock from successors to the Company’s founding family

28-Jun-12
$275 million
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Village Roadshow Entertainment Group

Advised Village Roadshow Entertainment Group on its $275 million mezzanine and equity capital raise from a group of investors

04-May-12
$55 million
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Armajaro Trading Limited

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Acquiror: 
International Finance Corporation

Advised Armajaro Trading Limited, a global soft commodity trading house and supply chain manager, on raising mezzanine capital from the International Finance Corporation, a unit of the World Bank

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-Feb-11
$548 million
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Wesco Financial Corporation

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Acquiror: 
Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

Advised the Special Committee of Wesco Financial Corporation in connection with Berkshire Hathaway Inc.'s proposal to acquire the remaining 19.9% of the shares of Wesco’s common stock that it does not presently own

02-Dec-10
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IAC / InterActiveCorp.

Advised the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of IAC, a leading Internet company, on the repurchase of all IAC shares owned by Liberty Media in exchange for a combination of cash and two operating businesses, Evite and Gifts.com

31-Mar-10
$3.3 billion
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EMOBILE Ltd.

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Acquiror: 
eAccess Ltd.

Advised the Independent Committee of eAccess Ltd., Japan's largest DSL wholesaler, on its business combination through a share exchange with EMOBILE, Ltd., the leading mobile data communications provider in Japan

25-Feb-10
$14.4 billion
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Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc.

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Acquiror: 
The Coca-Cola Company

Advised the Affiliated Transaction Committee of Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. on the sale of its North American bottling operations to The Coca-Cola Company and on its concurrent acquisition of The Coca-Cola Company’s bottling operations in the Nordic region

10-Aug-09
$596 million
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Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, Inc.

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Acquiror: 
Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Advised the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Barnes & Noble, Inc., the world’s largest bookseller, on its acquisition of Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, Inc.

21-Jul-09
$2.8 billion
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Quebecor World Inc

Acted as financial advisor to Quebecor World on its CCAA / Chapter 11 restructuring

23-Mar-09
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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

23-Apr-08
$2.8 billion
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Wendy's International, Inc.

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Triarc Companies, Inc.

Advised the special committee of the board of directors in connection with its merger with Triarc Companies, Inc., the operator of the Arby’s franchise. The combined systems will have approximately 10,000 restaurant units and pro forma annual system sales of approximately $12.5 billion, positioning it as the nation’s third largest quick service restaurant company

30-Jun-07
$52.0 billion
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BCE Inc.

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Acquiror: 
Teacher's Private Capital, Providence Equity Partners Inc. and Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC

Advised the Board of BCE on a review of a range of strategic alternatives that culminated in an agreement to sell to a consortium consisting of Teacher's Private Capital, Providence Equity Partners and Madison Dearborn Partners for $52.0 billion that was ultimately terminated

03-Apr-06
$3.7 billion
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Verizon Communications Inc.

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Acquiror: 
América Móvil and Telmex

(various assets)
Provided independent valuation services in connection with the acquisition by América Móvil and Telmex of a 100% stake in Verizon Dominicana, an approximate 52% stake in Telecomunicaciones de Puerto Rico and an approximate 28.5% stake in Compania Anónima Nacional Teléfonos de Venezuela

09-Sep-05
$1.0 billion
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7-Eleven, Inc.

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Acquiror: 
Seven-Eleven Japan Co., Ltd

Advised the special committee of 7-Eleven, Inc. in connection with its evaluation of an unsolicited tender offer commenced by Seven-Eleven Japan Co., Ltd

18-Mar-03
$7.0 billion
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Wella AG

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Acquiror: 
The Procter & Gamble Company

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

09-Aug-02
$17.6 billion
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Adelphia Communications

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Acquiror: 
Time Warner Inc. and Comcast Corp.

Advised the Unsecured Creditors of Adelphia Communications representing $14.5 billion of value in Adelphia’s Chapter 11 proceedings. Advised on the sale of Adelphia’s assets to Time Warner and Comcast for $17.6 billion

27-Mar-02
$168 million
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Morton’s Restaurant Group Inc.

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Acquiror: 
Castle Harlan, Inc.

Advised the Special Committee of Morton’s on sale of the Company.

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