Recent Transactions

04-Feb-14
$156 million
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Thiele Kaolin Company

Advised Thiele Kaolin Company, a miner and processor of kaolin clay, on a leveraged capitalization and repurchase of a 40% stock interest from Stora Enso Oyj

30-Oct-13
$NA
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Leather Services Business Unit of Clariant International Ltd

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Acquiror: 
Stahl Holdings

Advised Clariant International Ltd, the Swiss specialty chemicals company, on the sale of its Leather Services Business Unit to Stahl Holdings (portfolio company of Wendel), a leading supplier in the leather chemicals and performance coating industries

28-Oct-13
$1.1 billion
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U.S. Forestlands and Partnership Interest in the South Carolina Real Estate Assets of MeadWestvaco

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Acquiror: 
Plum Creek Timber

Provided fairness opinion to the Board of Directors of MeadWestvaco Corporation on the sale of its U.S. forestlands and a partnership stake in its South Carolina Real Estate assets to Plum Creek Timber

15-Oct-13
$64 million
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Detergents & Intermediates Business Unit of Clariant International Ltd

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Acquiror: 
International Chemical Investors Group

Advised Clariant International Ltd, the Swiss specialty chemicals company, on the sale of its Detergents & Intermediates Business Unit to International Chemical Investors Group, a privately owned industrial holding company focusing on mid-sized chemicals and pharmaceutical businesses

03-Oct-13
$75 million
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Electronics Manufacturing Solutions Segment of CTS Corporation

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Acquiror: 
Benchmark Electronics, Inc.

Advised CTS Corporation on the sale of its Electronics Manufacturing Solutions segment, an electronics contract manufacturing service provider, to Benchmark Electronics

09-Sep-13
$1.2 billion
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Sinclair Knight Merz

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Acquiror: 
Jacobs Engineering Group

Advised Sinclair Knight Merz, a leading projects firm, with global capability in strategic consulting, engineering and project delivery on its recommended merger with Jacobs Engineering

01-Aug-13
$62 million
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Futuris Automotive

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Acquiror: 
Clearlake Capital

Advised Elders on the sale of Futuris Automotive, Australia’s largest automotive component manufacturer, to Clearlake Capital, a US based private equity firm

31-Jul-13
$NA
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Schenck Process Holding GmbH

Advised Schenck Process Holding GmbH, a global leader in bulk material handling, providing applications incorporating weighing, feeding, screening and automation solutions, on the establishment and implementation of a refinancing solution leading to the amendment and extension of its existing senior and mezzanine syndicated facilities

01-May-13
$NA
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Jeminex’s Industrial & Safety division

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Acquiror: 
Bunzl plc

Advised AMP Capital on the sale of Jeminex’s Industrial & Safety division, Australia’s second largest industrial and safety business with branches across Australia, to Bunzl plc

26-Apr-13
$313 million
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Azelis S.A.

Advised Azelis S.A., a Pan-European distributor of specialty chemicals owned by funds managed by 3i plc, on its covenant reset and a two year maturity extension of its €240m syndicated debt package

25-Apr-13
$3.8 billion
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GrainCorp Limited

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Archer Daniels Midland Company

Advised GrainCorp Limited on the unsolicited takeover offer from Archer Daniels Midland Company, a global agribusiness that converts oilseeds, corn, wheat and cocoa into products for food, animal feed and energy uses

21-Dec-12
$3.7 billion
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NewPage Corp.

Advised Stora Enso Oyj, a global paper, packaging and wood products producer headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, in connection with the Chapter 11 proceeding of NewPage, the largest North American coated-paper manufacturer

21-Dec-12
$75 million
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Australian Portable Buildings

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Acquiror: 
Black Diamond Group Limited and WEQ Britco LP

Advised CHAMP Ventures on the sale of its portfolio company Australian Portable Buildings, a leading Australian manufacturer of customized modular buildings, to a consortium comprising Black Diamond Group and WEQ Britco

07-Dec-12
$43 million
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Champion Flour Limited

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Acquiror: 
Nisshin Seifun Group Inc.

Advised Goodman Fielder, a leading Australian listed food company, on the sale of its New Zealand flour milling business, Champion Flour, to Nisshin Seifun Group Inc.

23-Nov-12
$NA
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SAS Group

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Acquiror: 
Norwegian Government

Advised the Norwegian Government in relation to some specific issues in connection with the restructuring of SAS, the leading airline group in Northern Europe

03-Oct-12
$NA
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Guardian Industries

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Koch Industries

Advised the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Guardian Industries, one of the world’s leading glass manufacturers, in connection with its recapitalization and sale of a minority stake to Koch Industries

27-Sep-12
$268 million
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Alesco Corporation Limited

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DuluxGroup Limited

Advised Alesco, a supplier of building products into the Australian and New Zealand markets, on the unsolicited takeover offer from DuluxGroup, a manufacturer and supplier of paints and other surface coatings, and home improvement and garden care products

20-Sep-12
$1.0 billion
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Becker Underwood

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BASF

Advised Norwest Equity Partners on the sale of its portfolio company Becker Underwood, a global leader in the development and commercialization of yield-improving seed-applied biological products for the Agricultural market, to BASF, the world’s largest chemical company

30-Aug-12
$4.9 billion
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Performance Coatings division of E. I. DuPont de Nemours and Company

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The Carlyle Group

Advised E. I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company, a global diversified chemicals company, on the sale of its Performance Coatings division to an affiliate of The Carlyle Group, a leading private equity firm

28-Aug-12
$177 million
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Goodman Fielder’s Australian and New Zealand edible fats and oils business (Integro)

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Graincorp

Advised Goodman Fielder, Australia’s leading listed food company, on the divestment of its Australian and New Zealand edible fats and oils business to a joint venture between Graincorp, an ASX listed international agribusiness company, and Gardner Smith

21-May-12
$NA
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Polar Ware Company

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The Vollrath Company

Advised Polar Ware Company, a food equipment company with a broad product portfolio including soft-serve ice cream and frozen yogurt machines and food serving equipment and smallwares, on its sale to The Vollrath Company, a manufacturer of foodservice products

28-Mar-12
$10.4 billion+
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Flow Control Business of Tyco International Ltd.

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Acquiror: 
Pentair, Inc.

Provided fairness opinion to the Board of Directors of Pentair, Inc. in connection with its all-stock merger with Tyco Flow Control, a division of Tyco International Ltd. (+Transaction value represents enterprise value of combined entity)

07-Mar-12
$256 million
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Aperio Group

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Acquiror: 
Amcor Limited

Advised Catalyst Investment Managers on the sale of its portfolio company Aperio Group, Australasia’s leading manufacturer of flexible packaging products, to Amcor Limited, a global leader in packaging solutions

01-Mar-12
$NA
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Minority stake in Stadler Rail

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Acquiror: 
Peter Spuhler

Advised Capvis, one of the leading buyout firms in Switzerland and one of the main mid-market private equity firms in German-speaking Europe, on the staged exit from of its 20% minority stake in Stadler Rail, by selling to Peter Spuhler, CEO and majority shareholder in Stadler Rail

29-Nov-11
$NA
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Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

Advised the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (“PBGC”) in connection with the Chapter 11 filing of AMR Corporation, the parent company of American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc.

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