Recent Transactions

01-May-24
Undisclosed
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Functional Formularies

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Acquiror: 
Danone

Advised Danone on its acquisition of Functional Formularies, a leading whole foods tube feeding business in the US, from Swander Pace Capital

09-Apr-24
Undisclosed
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Tegra’s Operating Entities in Honduras, El Salvador, and the U.S.

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SAE-A Trading

Advising Tegra, a premier and leading near and onshore apparel manufacturer for sport, team, and performance apparel, on the sale of its operating entities in Honduras, El Salvador, and the U.S. to SAE-A Trading, a vertically integrated textile and apparel garment manufacturer

13-Mar-24
$590 million (AUD value)
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Liontown Resources Limited

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Advised Australian-based lithium company Liontown Resources Limited on its A$590m debt facility to fund the Kathleen Valley Lithium Project

16-Nov-23
~$400 million
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Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards (Brown-Forman)

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The Duckhorn Portfolio

Advised Brown-Forman, the largest American-owned spirits and wine company, on its sale of Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards to The Duckhorn Portfolio

19-Oct-23
$390 million (AUD value)
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Liontown Resources Limited

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Advised Australian-based lithium company Liontown Resources Limited on its A$390m equity raising to fund the Kathleen Valley Lithium Project

04-Sep-23
Pending
$6.6 billion AUD
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Liontown Resources Limited

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Albemarle Corporation

Advising Australian-based lithium company Liontown Resources Limited on its response to change of control proposals from Albemarle Corporation

14-Jul-23
$333 million
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Canopy Growth Corporation

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Advised Canopy Growth, a leading diversified cannabis company, on a series of agreements, including privately negotiated redemption agreements with certain holders of its unsecured senior notes due July 15, 2023 and agreements with certain of its lenders under its term loan credit agreement dated March 18, 2021, that will have the overall effect of deleveraging the Company’s balance sheet by ~C$437mm over time

14-Jul-23
$674 million
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Juice Plus+

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Advised Juice Plus+, a global health and wellness company in the direct selling space on a comprehensive recapitalization transaction

20-Jun-23
Pending
$595 million
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Lookers Plc

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Acquiror: 
Alpha Auto Group

Advising JerseyCo, the indirect Holdco of Alpha Auto Group, a Canadian automotive dealership group, on its acquisition of Lookers Plc, a leading UK automotive dealership group

26-Apr-23
Pending
$127 million
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Marley Spoon business combination with 468 SPAC II

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Acquiror: 
468 SPAC II SE

Advising Marley Spoon SE, an ASX listed global subscription-based meal kit provider, on its business combination agreement with 468 SPAC II, simultaneous capital raising and amendment to existing debt facilities

16-Feb-23
Pending
$220 million
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Flavor Specialty Ingredients division of IFF

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Acquiror: 
Exponent Private Equity

Sole financial adviser to Exponent, one of the UK’s leading private equity firms, on the acquisition of IFF’s Flavor Specialty Ingredients division, a global leader in the base aromas market

29-Nov-22
Undisclosed
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Staff Brain Co., Ltd. And Technobrain Co., Ltd.

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Acquiror: 
World Co., LTD.

World Co., LTD. ("World"), a regional staffing company in Japan, acquired Brain Group (Staff Brain Co., Ltd. and Technobrain Co., Ltd.), regional staffing companies in Japan

18-Nov-22
Pending
$6.4 billion
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OZ Minerals Limited

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BHP Group Limited

Advising Australian-based copper company OZ Minerals Limited, on its response to two change of control proposals from BHP Group Limited, the world’s largest diversified resources company

03-Nov-22
Undisclosed
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Pixelligent Technologies

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Acquiror: 
MVolution Partners

Advised Pixelligent Technologies, a leading manufacturer of nanocrystal material used in consumer electronic devices, on its growth capital raise

25-Oct-22
Pending
Undisclosed
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Acreage Holdings

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Acquiror: 
Canopy Growth Corporation

Advising Canopy Growth, a leading diversified cannabis company, on the re-organization and consolidation of its U.S. cannabis assets under a new holding company, Canopy USA, and on related investments and debt repurchase transactions

09-Aug-22
$1.2 billion
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Recipe Unlimited Corporation

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Fairfax Financial Holdings

Advising the Special Committee of Recipe Unlimited, the largest full-service restaurant company in Canada, on its go private transaction with Fairfax Financial Holdings 

08-Aug-22
Pending
$3.0 billion
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InSinkErator (Emerson Electric)

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Whirlpool Corporation

Advised Whirlpool Corporation on its announced acquisition of InSinkErator, the world’s largest manufacturer of food waste disposers and instant hot water dispensers for home and commercial use from Emerson Electric for cash consideration of $3.0 billion

08-Aug-22
Undisclosed
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UK Operations of Lion Pty Limited

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Odyssey Inns Ltd

Advised Lion Pty Limited, one of Australasia’s leading beverage companies and a wholly owned subsidiary of Japanese conglomerate Kirin Holdings Co., Ltd., on the divestment of its UK operations to Odyssey Inns Ltd.

28-Jul-22
Pending
$1.6 billion
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Derco Holdings

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Inchcape Plc

Advising and acting as sponsor to Inchcape plc, the leading independent global automotive distributor, on its proposed Class 1 acquisition of Derco, the largest independent automotive distributor by volume in Latin America

30-Jun-22
Undisclosed
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Sands Family

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Constellation Brands, Inc

Advised the Sands Family in connection with the elimination of Constellation Brands' Class B common stock, which included the conversion of each share of Class B common stock into the right to receive one share of Class A common stock plus $64.64 in cash consideration

30-Jun-22
~$210 million
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Liontown Resources

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Offtake Agreement and Financing Facility from Ford Motor Company

Advised Liontown Resources, an ASX-listed lithium company focused on the development of the world-class Kathleen Valley Lithium Project, on a lithium spodumene concentrate offtake agreement and A$300m financing facility from Ford Motor Company

19-Apr-22
Pending
$107 million
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Syrah Resources

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Acquiror: 
U.S. Department of Energy

Advisor to Syrah Resources, an ASX-listed industrial minerals and technology company, on its US$107mm loan from the U.S. Department of Energy under the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing loan program to fund the initial expansion of its Vidalia active anode material facility in Louisiana, USA

04-Apr-22
Pending
~$230 million
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DGO Gold

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Gold Road Resources

Advising DGO Gold, an ASX-listed gold exploration company, on its recommended, off-market takeover offer from Gold Road Resources, an ASX-listed gold producer

16-Feb-22
Undisclosed
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Liontown Resources

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Offtake Agreement with Tesla

Advised Liontown Resources, an ASX-listed lithium company focused on the development of the world class Kathleen Valley Lithium Project, on a lithium spodumene concentrate offtake agreement with Tesla, a major electric vehicle manufacturer

12-Jan-22
Undisclosed
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Liontown Resources

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Offtake Agreement with LG Energy Solutions

Advised Liontown Resources, an ASX-listed lithium company focused on the development of the world class Kathleen Valley Lithium Project, on a lithium spodumene concentrate offtake agreement with LG Energy Solutions, a major South Korean-based EV battery supplier for leading global automakers

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