Recent Transactions

18-Sep-19
$NA
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CME Group Inc.

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Acquiror: 
Bursa Malaysia Berhad

Advised CME Group, Inc., the operator of a leading global derivatives marketplace, on the structured sale of its 25% equity stake in Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Berhad to Bursa Malaysia Berhad

23-Aug-19
$NA
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TT International

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Acquiror: 
Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc.

Advised TT International, a leading independent asset management firm focused on managing high alpha, high conviction active management strategies for institutional investors, on its sale to Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc.

16-Jul-19
$NA
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M&T Bank's Ownership Interest in Cramer Rosenthal McGlynn

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Acquiror: 
Cramer Rosenthal McGlynn Management

Advised M&T Bank on the sale of its ownership interest in Cramer Rosenthal McGlynn to the company's management team

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

28-Sep-18
$NA
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Blue Sky Alternative Investments Limited

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Acquiror: 
Oaktree Capital Management L.P.

Advised Blue Sky, an ASX-listed diversified alternative assets manager, on its response to an activist short-seller campaign, strategic review of recapitalisation options, and receipt of a A$50m long-term capital investment by Oaktree via a 7-year senior secured convertible loan note facility

26-Jul-18
$NA
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Walmart (Credit Card Assets)

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Acquiror: 
Capital One Financial Corporation

Advised Walmart Inc. on its new, long term credit card program agreement with Capital One Financial Corporation

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

13-Jul-17
$1.5 billion
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L.L.Bean (Credit Card Assets)

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Acquiror: 
Citibank, N.A.

Advised  L.L.Bean Inc. on a strategic alliance relating to its credit card business with Citibank, N.A.

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

12-Dec-16
$NA
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Gradifi, Inc.

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Acquiror: 
First Republic Bank

Advised First Republic Bank, a provider of private banking, private business banking and private wealth management services, on the acquisition of Gradifi, a Boston-based technology and service platform used by employers to make direct contributions to employees’ student loans

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.

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

10-Sep-15
$NA
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International Medical Group, Inc.

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Acquiror: 
ABRY Partners

Advised International Medical Group, Inc., a leader in the global insurance and assistance services market, on its sale to ABRY Partners

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

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.

12-Nov-14
$175 million
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Voya Financial, Inc.

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Acquiror: 
Voya Financial, Inc.

Advised the Independent Committee of the Board of Directors of Voya Financial, Inc. in connection with Voya Financial, Inc.’s repurchase of 4.5mm shares (aggregate repurchase of $175mm) from ING Groep N.V.

03-Sep-14
$300 million
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Voya Financial, Inc.

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Advised the Independent Committee of the Board of Directors of Voya Financial, Inc. in connection with Voya Financial, Inc.’s repurchase of 7.7mm shares (aggregate repurchase of $300mm) from ING Groep N.V.

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

23-Jun-14
$690 million
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Western World Insurance Group, Inc.

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Acquiror: 
Validus Holdings, Ltd.

Advised Validus Holdings, Ltd., a leading Bermuda-based provider of reinsurance, insurance, and insurance linked securities management, on its acquisition of Western World Insurance Group, Inc., a specialty U.S. commercial insurer

01-Apr-14
$NA
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Dillard's, Inc. (Credit Card Assets)

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Acquiror: 
Wells Fargo & Company

Advised Dillard’s, Inc. on a strategic alliance relating to its credit card business with Wells Fargo & Company

25-Mar-14
$250 million
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ING U.S., Inc.

Advised the Independent Committee of the Board of Directors of ING U.S., Inc. in connection with ING U.S., Inc’s repurchase of 7.2mm shares (aggregate repurchase of $250mm) from ING Groep N.V.

17-Jul-13
$600 million
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Lincoln Benefit Life, a subsidiary of the Allstate Corporation

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Acquiror: 
Resolution Life Holdings

Advised the limited partners of Resolution Life L.P. in the proposed acquisition by its subsidiary, Resolution Life Holdings, Inc., of Lincoln Benefit Life for $600mm

12-Jun-13
$893 million
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A$1.6b non-core loan portfolio

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Acquiror: 
Goldman Sachs Group. Inc.

Advised Suncorp Group Ltd (ASX:SUN), a leading general insurance, retail banking and life insurance group in Australia and New Zealand, on the sale of a A$1.6b portfolio of performing and non-performing (corporate and property) loans to Goldman Sachs Group Inc., an American multinational investment banking firm

08-May-13
$110 million
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Healthcare Finance Group, LLC

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Acquiror: 
Fifth Street Finance Corp.

Advised Fifth Street Finance Corp., a specialty finance company with approximately $2 billion of assets under management, on the acquisition of Healthcare Finance Group, LLC, a specialty lender providing asset-based lending and term loan products to the healthcare industry

11-Dec-12
$51.6 billion
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American International Group (AIG)

Advised the United States Department of the Treasury (“UST”) on the full reduction of its 92% ownership stake in the insurer through numerous Secondary Public Offering Transactions

30-Oct-12
$834 million
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Investments of AP Alternative Assets, L.P.

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Acquiror: 
Athene Holding Ltd.

Advised the Special Committee of the Conflicts Committee of the Board of Directors of Athene Holding Ltd. in connection with the purchase of non-cash investment assets of AP Alternative Assets L.P.

23-Oct-12
$5.7 billion
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Target Corporation’s REDcard credit card assets

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Acquiror: 
The Toronto-Dominion Bank Group

Advised The Toronto-Dominion Bank Group on its acquisition of Target Corporation’s REDcard credit card assets

27-Sep-12
$1.5 billion
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The Hartford’s Individual Life Insurance Business

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Acquiror: 
Prudential Financial, Inc.

Advised The Hartford, a leading provider of insurance and wealth management services, on the divestiture of its Individual Life Insurance Business to Prudential Financial, Inc.

04-Sep-12
$600 million
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The Hartford’s Retirement Plans Group

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Acquiror: 
Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company

Advised The Hartford, a leading provider of insurance and wealth management services, on the divestiture of its Retirement Plans Group to Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, a leading mutual life insurance company

27-Apr-12
$NA
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Merlin Securities LLC

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Acquiror: 
Wells Fargo & Company

Advised Merlin Securities LLC, a leading prime brokerage company in the U.S., on its sale to Wells Fargo

08-Jun-11
$1.7 billion
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Citigroup (selected private equity assets)

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Acquiror: 
AXA Private Equity

Advised AXA Private Equity, a leading European diversified private equity firm, on its acquisition of a $1.7 billion portfolio of limited partnership interests in private equity buyout funds and a portfolio of direct stakes in companies from Citigroup

11-Apr-11
~$198 million
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HSBC Afore (subsidiary of HSBC Holdings Plc)

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Acquiror: 
Principal Financial Group, Inc.

Advised Principal Financial Group, Inc., a leading asset accumulation, asset management and retirement services franchise in the United States and abroad on its acquisition of HSBC Afore, HSBC’s pension business in Mexico

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

22-Nov-10
$NA
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U.S. Department of the Treasury

Advised the United States Department of the Treasury on the management and disposition of its common shares of AIG

12-Nov-10
$NA
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Money Controls (subsidiary of Coin Acceptors, Inc.)

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Acquiror: 
Crane Co.

Advised Coin Acceptors, Inc. (“CoinCo”), a privately-owned US-based manufacturer of payment solutions for the automated point-of-sale industry, on the sale of its UK-based Money Controls subsidiary to Crane Co., a diversified manufacturer of highly engineered industrial products

04-Nov-10
~$370 million
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J. Malucelli Participacao em Seguros E Resseguros S.A

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Acquiror: 
The Travelers Companies, Inc.

Advised Travelers, the largest listed property and casualty insurance company in the U.S., on the acquisition of a ~43% stake in J. Malucelli Participacao em Seguros E Resseguros, the leading surety insurance company in Brazil, through the issue of new common shares (with an option to increase to 49.9% within 18 months)

30-Aug-10
$150 million
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Windward Investment Management

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Acquiror: 
The Charles Schwab Corporation

Advised The Charles Schwab Corporation on its acquisition of Windward Investment Management, an investment advisory firm

12-Aug-10
$NA
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Kohl’s Corporation

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Acquiror: 
Capital One Financial Corporation

Private Label Credit Card Business
Advised Kohl’s Corporation on a strategic alliance relating to its private label credit card business with Capital One Financial Corporation

22-Apr-10
$1.9 billion
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Bank of America Corporation

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Acquiror: 
AXA Private Equity

Advised AXA Private Equity, a leading European diversified private equity firm, on the acquisition of a portfolio of limited partnership interests in private equity funds from Bank of America

06-Apr-10
$153 million
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Virgin Money Holdings (UK) Limited

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Acquiror: 
W.L. Ross & Co. LLC

Advised Virgin Money Holdings (UK) Limited, Virgin Group’s financial services arm, on the structuring of an investment of £100m from WL Ross & Co.

01-Apr-10
$230 million
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Primerica Inc.

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Acquiror: 
Warburg Pincus

Advised Primerica Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Citigroup Inc., on a series of transactions, including the concurrent sale of a minority stake to Warburg Pincus and initial public offering

15-Dec-09
$4.5 billion
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Prudential Financial, Inc.

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Acquiror: 
Wells Fargo & Company

Advised Wells Fargo on the acquisition of Prudential Financial’s noncontrolling interest in their retail brokerage Joint Venture

27-Aug-09
$144 million
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NYFIX, Inc.

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Acquiror: 
NYSE Euronext

Advised the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of NYFIX, Inc., a provider of electronic trading solutions, on its sale to NYSE Euronext

06-Jul-09
$2.0 billion
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PARIS RE Holdings Ltd.

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Acquiror: 
PartnerRe Ltd.

Advised PartnerRe Ltd., a leading global reinsurer, providing multi-line reinsurance to insurance companies, on its acquisition of PARIS RE Holdings Ltd., a French-listed, Swiss-based diversified reinsurer

31-Mar-09
$1.7 billion
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IPC Holdings, Ltd.

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Acquiror: 
Validus Holdings, Ltd.

Advised Validus Holdings, Ltd., a leading Bermuda-based reinsurer, on its offer to acquire IPC Holdings, Ltd.

14-Apr-08
$143 million
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Clayton Holdings, Inc.

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Acquiror: 
Greenfield Partners

Advised Greenfield Partners on its acquisition of Clayton Holdings, a leading due diligence and surveillance provider

07-Mar-08
$1.5 billion
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Ambac Financial Group, Inc.

Advised a consortium of leading global financial institutions and investors, including but not limited to Banc of America Securities LLC; Citigroup Global Markets Inc.; Dresdner Kleinwort Securities LLC; Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc.; and UBS Securities LLC, on its participation in a recapitalization of Ambac Financial Group, Inc.

07-Nov-07
$652 million
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Philadelphia Stock Exchange, Inc.

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Acquiror: 
The NASDAQ Stock Market, Inc.

Advised Philadelphia Stock Exchange, Inc, the third largest options market in the U.S. and the nation's oldest stock exchange, on its sale to the NASDAQ Stock Market, Inc.

02-Oct-07
$4.6 billion
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Nikko Cordial Corporation

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Acquiror: 
Citigroup, Inc.

Advised Nikko Cordial, one of Japan’s largest securities firms, on its share exchange with Citigroup Inc., which resulted in Citigroup’s acquisition of the remaining 32% of Nikko Cordial that it did not already own

30-May-07
$5.3 billion
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Ceridian Corporation

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Acquiror: 
Thomas H. Lee Partners and Fidelity National Financial

Acted as sole financial adviser to Ceridian Corporation, an information services provider to the human resource, transportation and retail markets, on its sale to Thomas H. Lee Partners and Fidelity National Financial

29-May-07
$99.1 billion
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ABN AMRO Holding NV

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Acquiror: 
Fortis SA/NV, The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc, Banco Santander Central Hispano, SA

Advised Fortis on an offer by Fortis, RBS and Santander for ABN AMRO

16-Apr-07
$25.0 billion
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SLM Corporation

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Acquiror: 
J.C. Flowers, Friedman Fleischer & Lowe, Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase

Advised the Transaction Committee of the Board of Directors of SLM Corporation, commonly known as Sallie Mae, on the sale to a consortium consisting of J.C. Flowers, Friedman Fleischer & Lowe, Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase

22-Dec-06
$115 million
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The 401(K) Company (a subsidiary of Nationwide Financial)

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Acquiror: 
The Charles Schwab Corporation

Advised The Charles Schwab Corporation on its acquisition of The 401(K) Company from Nationwide Financial. The 401(K) Company is a leading provider of defined contribution retirement administration services

11-Oct-06
$NA
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Visa USA

Advised Visa USA in its announced plans to merge with Visa Canada and Visa International to form Visa Inc., a new public global corporation

04-Aug-06
$290 million
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Republic Companies Group, Inc.

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Acquiror: 
Delek Capital Ltd.

Advised Republic Companies Group, Inc., a regional provider of personal and commercial property and casualty insurance products

19-May-06
$1.4 billion
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London Stock Exchange Group plc

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Acquiror: 
The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc.

(25.1% stake)
Advised The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc., the largest electronic equity securities market in the United States, on the acquisition of a 25.1% stake in London Stock Exchange plc

12-Dec-05
$83 million
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Ibbotson Associates

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Acquiror: 
Morningstar Inc.

Advised Ibbotson Associates on its sale to Morningstar Inc. for $83 million

17-Oct-05
$16.8 billion
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Refco

Acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Refco Inc. in connection with its Chapter 11 proceedings which included the sale of substantially all of the assets of Refco's regulated commodities futures business to Man Financial for $1.2 billion

22-Jun-05
$198 million
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Rothschilds Continuation Holdings

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Acquiror: 
Jardine Strategic Holdings

held by Royal & Sun Alliance
Advised Royal & Sun Alliance on the sale of its 21.5% shareholding in Rothschilds Continuation Holdings AG to Jardine Strategic Holdings

20-Apr-05
$1.4 billion
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Archipelago Holdings Inc

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Acquiror: 
New York Stock Exchange

Provided financial advisory services and a fairness opinion to Archipelago Holdings, Inc. in its definitive merger agreement with the NYSE to create the NYSE Group, Inc

21-Mar-03
$6.1 billion
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Conseco, Inc.

Advised the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Conseco, Inc., a life insurance and annuities company, on the financial restructuring of the Company’s $6 billion of externally held financial indebtedness

31-Jan-03
$NA
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Charles Schwab Europe

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Acquiror: 
Barclays PLC

Advised The Charles Schwab Corporation on the sale of its British pound sterling brokerage business, to Barclays PLC.

09-Jun-97
$540 million
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Robertson Stephens & Company

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Acquiror: 
Bank America Corporation

Advised Robertson, Stephens & Co. on the sale of 100% of this privately-held securities firm to BankAmerica in a friendly all-cash transaction.

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