Recent Transactions

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.

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.

23-Nov-20
$120 million
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Greencore Group plc

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N/A

Advised Greencore Group plc, a leading UK manufacturer of convenience foods based in Ireland, on its £90mm non pre-emptive equity placing

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

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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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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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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
$195 million
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Saga plc

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Acquiror: 
Sir Roger De Haan

Advised Sir Roger De Haan on his cornerstone investment of £100mm in Saga, the UK provider of products and services exclusively for the over 50s, as part of its £150m equity raise

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

06-Apr-20
$352 million
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WH Smith PLC

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N/A

Advised WH Smith PLC, one of the UK’s leading retailers, on its £166m non pre-emptive equity placing and new £120mm financing facility

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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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

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

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N/A

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

28-Sep-18
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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$50mm long-term capital investment by Oaktree via a 7-year senior secured convertible loan note facility

23-May-18
$93 million
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Dairy Crest Group PLC

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Advised Dairy Crest, a leading British dairy company, on a non-pre-emptive cash placing, raising proceeds of approximately £70 million

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

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

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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

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

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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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.

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