Recent Transactions

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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Acquiror: 
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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Acquiror: 
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.

17-Nov-11
$860 million
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MeadWestvaco’s Consumer & Office Products Division

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ACCO Brands Corporation

Provided fairness opinion to the Board of Directors of MeadWestvaco Corporation on the spin-off and subsequent merger of its Consumer & Office Products Division with ACCO Brands Corporation

10-Nov-11
$318 million
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MSF Sugar

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Acquiror: 
Mitr Phol Group

Advised MSF Sugar, Australia’s third largest producer and second largest exporter of sugar, on an acquisition proposal from Mitr Phol Sugar Corp. of Thailand at an offer value of ~31% premium to previous close

10-Aug-11
$65 million
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Grupo Aeromexico S.A. de C.V

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Acquiror: 
Delta Air Lines, Inc.

Advised Delta Air Lines, Inc. in connection with its strategic minority investment in Grupo Aeromexico S.A. de C.V

19-Jul-11
$418 million
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Lochinvar Corporation

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Acquiror: 
A. O. Smith Corporation

Advised A. O. Smith Corporation, a leading manufacturer of water heating equipment, water treatment products and water system tanks, on the acquisition of Lochinvar Corporation, a private manufacturer and distributor of high efficiency boilers

22-Jun-11
$NA
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KemFine Group Oy

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Acquiror: 
CABB AG

Advised 3i on the disposal of KemFine Group Oy, a leading custom manufacturer of fine chemicals, to CABB AG

15-Mar-11
$NA
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CABB GmbH

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Acquiror: 
Bridgepoint Advisors Limited

Advised Bridgepoint Advisors Limited on the acquisition of CABB GmbH, a German global provider of fine and specialty chemicals and custom manufacturing solutions

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

15-Jan-11
$105 million
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telerob Holding GmbH

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Acquiror: 
Cobham plc

Advised the shareholders of telerob Holding GmbH, a German-based market leader in the development and manufacture of advanced bomb disposal robots and integrated threat response vehicles, on the sale of the Company to Cobham plc, the UK-based, internationally operating aerospace, defence and security technology group

11-Jan-11
$220 million
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Constar International, Inc.

Advised Constar International, Inc., a plastic packaging manufacturer, in connection with its pre-arranged Chapter 11 proceedings

13-Dec-10
$875 million
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Electrical Products Division of A. O. Smith Corporation

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Regal Beloit Corporation

Advised A. O. Smith Corporation on the sale of its Electrical Products Company, a manufacturer of a comprehensive line of electric motors, to Regal Beloit Corporation, a leading manufacturer of electrical and mechanical motion control products

01-Dec-10
$NA
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Planar Solutions, LLC

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Acquiror: 
FUJIFILM Corporation

Advised Wacker Chemie AG on the sale of Wacker Chemical Corporation’s 50% equity stake in Planar Solutions LLC, a dedicated CMP slurry manufacturer, to its JV partner, FUJIFILM Corporation

01-Dec-10
$100 million
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Clyde Process Solutions plc

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S-Process Equipment International S.à r.l. (Schenck Process)

Advised S-Process Equipment International S.à r.l. (“Schenck Process”), a global leader in bulk material handling, providing applications incorporating weighing, feeding, screening and automation solutions, on its acquisition of Clyde Process Solutions plc, a global provider of pneumatic conveying and air filtration solutions for process industries

10-Nov-10
$NA
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Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

Advised the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation ("PBGC") in connection with its claim in Chemtura’s Chapter 11 proceeding

16-Sep-10
$NA
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KemFine UK Ltd

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AURELIUS AG

Advised KemFine Group Oy, a 3i portfolio company, on the sale of its UK-based fine chemicals business, KemFine UK Ltd, to AURELIUS AG

07-Aug-10
$220 million
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Environmental Systems Products

Advised Environmental Systems Products Holdings with its out-of-court restructuring

28-Jun-10
$336 million
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Scott Wilson Group plc

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URS Corporation

Advised Scott Wilson Group plc, a LSE listed global integrated design and engineering consultancy, on its sale to URS Corporation, a global provider of engineering, construction and technical services

14-Jun-10
$82 million
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Bemis Company, Inc. (certain of its recently acquired packaging assets)

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Acquiror: 
Exopack Holding Company

Advised Bemis Company, Inc. on the sale of certain of its recently acquired flexible packaging assets as required by the U.S. Department of Justice as a condition to the closing of its $1.2 billion acquisition of the Alcan Packaging Food Americas business (business unit of Rio Tinto plc)

30-Apr-10
$NA
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Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

Advised the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation ("PBGC") in connection with its claim in Lyondell’s Chapter 11 proceeding

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