Recent Transactions

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 £100m in Saga, the UK provider of products and services exclusively for the over 50s, as part of its £150m equity raise

02-Jul-20
$890 million
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Brookfield Property Partners L.P.

Acquiror: 
Brookfield Asset Management Inc.

Advised the Special Committee of Brookfield Property Partners L.P., one of the world’s premier commercial real estate companies, on its repurchase of up to $890 million of publicly held units, funded with an equity investment from Brookfield Asset Management and its affiliates

12-Nov-18
$84 million
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AUB Group Limited

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Advised ASX-listed AUB Group, a leading insurance intermediary business operating a network of over 100 insurance brokers and underwriting agencies across Australia and New Zealand, on its fully underwritten entitlement offer to raise A$116m

01-Nov-18
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Long-term lithium hydroxide offtake agreement with Mitsui & Co.

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Kidman Resources Limited

Advised Kidman Resources Limited, an ASX-listed hard rock lithium mining company with a 50% interest in the West Australian Mt. Holland lithium project, on a lithium hydroxide offtake agreement with Mitsui & Co., a leading global marketing and trading conglomerate based in Japan. The agreement is for an initial term of two years, plus two 2-year term extension options

24-Oct-18
$115 million
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US$115m Debt Facility from SQM

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Acquiror: 
Kidman Resources Limited

Advised Kidman Resources Limited, an ASX-listed hard rock lithium mining company with a 50% interest in the West Australian Mt. Holland lithium project, on a US$115m debt facility provided by JV partner Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile S.A. (SQM), a leading global lithium producer

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$50m long-term capital investment by Oaktree via a 7-year senior secured convertible loan note facility

28-Sep-18
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Grupo Monge

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Advised Grupo Monge, a leading Latin American retailer and consumer finance company, in the establishment of a long-term funding relationship with impact investment manager BlueOrchard

17-May-18
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Long-term lithium hydroxide offtake agreement with Tesla, Inc.

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Acquiror: 
Kidman Resources Limited

Advised Kidman Resources Limited, an ASX-listed hard rock lithium mining company with a 50% interest in the West Australian Mt. Holland lithium project, on a lithium hydroxide offtake agreement with Tesla, Inc., a global leader in electric vehicle, energy storage and solar panel design, development and manufacturing. The agreement is for an initial term of three years on a fixed-price take-or-pay basis and contains two 3-year term renewal options

22-Jan-18
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$375 million
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Lonmin

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Advising Lonmin PLC, a major fully integrated producer of Platinum Group Metals, on the amendment of its debt facilities to support the review and implementation of its strategic options

09-Jan-18
$3.1 billion
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Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust

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Acquiror: 
Blackstone Property Partners

Advised the Special Committee of the Board of Trustees of Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust ("PIRET"), the largest pure-play industrial REIT in Canada, regarding the acquisition of PIRET by Blackstone Property Partners

06-Oct-17
$18.4 billion
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Caesars Entertainment

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Advised selected Second Lien Noteholders, including Canyon Capital Advisors, Mason Capital, Paulson & Co. and Soros Fund Management regarding Caesars Entertainment Operating Company’s Chapter 11 proceedings

20-Apr-17
$4.3 billion
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Brookfield Canada Office Properties

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Acquiror: 
Brookfield Property Partners L.P.

Advised the Special Committee of Brookfield Canada Office Properties, Canada’s pre-eminent office real estate investment trust, on its go private transaction with Brookfield Property Partners L.P.

23-Feb-17
$1.1 billion
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Natural Resource Partners L.P.

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Advised Natural Resource Partners L.P., a publicly-traded master limited partnership that owns, manages and leases mineral properties in the United States, on a series of recapitalization transactions including the extension of NRP’s near-term debt maturities and the issuance of $250mm of new preferred equity capital to funds managed by Blackstone Tactical Opportunities and from several affiliates of GoldenTree Asset Management L.P.

08-Aug-16
$1.5 billion
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Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc.

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Acquiror: 
Vail Resorts, Inc.

Advised Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc., a 75% owner and operator of the largest and most visited mountain resort in North America, on its sale to Vail Resorts, Inc.

09-Nov-15
$777 million
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Lonmin Plc

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Advised Lonmin Plc on its c.$777m recapitalization consisting of c.$370m of bank facilities at the Plc and in South Africa from the Company’s ten lending banks and a fully underwritten Rights Issue of c.$407m.

16-Oct-15
$2.1 billion
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Stemcor Holdings Limited

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Advised Stemcor Holdings Limited, the global steel trader, on their restructuring of $1.0bn of senior and junior debt and the refinancing of a $1.1bn working capital facility

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.

23-Oct-14
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Boart Longyear Ltd.

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Advised the Board of Directors of Boart Longyear, the world’s leading supplier of drilling services and equipment for mining and drilling companies, on its strategic review process and subsequent comprehensive recapitalization transactions with certain affiliates of Centerbridge Partners, L.P.

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.

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.

31-Jul-13
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CPP Group plc

Advised on the comprehensive restructuring of its balance sheet, including sale of the US business, terming out the existing RCF and creation of additional liquidity by the long term deferral of business partner payments

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

01-Apr-13
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Morgans Hotel Group

Advised the Special Transaction Committee of the Board of Morgans Hotel Group on the transfer of its ownership interests in Delano South Beach and The Light Group to The Yucaipa Companies in exchange for the cancellation of certain securities held by Yucaipa (debt, preferred stock and warrants) together with a $100 million rights offering backstopped by Yucaipa

19-Dec-12
$100 million
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Thiele Kaolin Company

Advised Thiele Kaolin Company, a miner and processor of kaolin clay, on a range of strategic options, resulting in a leveraged recapitalization and special dividend

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