Recent Transactions

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
$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

01-Dec-10
$NA
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Planar Solutions, LLC

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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

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

09-Nov-10
$27.0 billion
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General Growth Properties Inc.

Advised the 2006 Credit Facility Lenders, the largest class of unsecured debt with claims in excess of $2.8 billion, in connection with the Chapter 11 proceedings of mall REIT GGP, which resulted in cash payoff of the facilities in full

23-Sep-10
$394 million
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Aevum Ltd.

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Stockland Corp. Ltd

Advised Aevum Limited, an ASX listed owner, operator and developer of retirement villages and aged care facilities on its response to a hostile takeover offer from Stockland Ltd, a global property development and investment management group

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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Exopack Holding Company

Advised Bemis Company, Inc. on the sale of certain of its recently acquired flexible packaging assets as required by the US 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)

10-Jun-10
$580 million
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Tishman Speyer Washington D.C. Portfolio

Advised term loan and credit facility lenders to the Tishman Speyer partnership holding a portfolio of 28 office buildings in Washington D.C. and the surrounding area on a restructuring which resulted in payoff of the facilities in full

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

26-Apr-10
$1.5 billion
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Chloride Group plc

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Emerson Electric Co.

Advised Emerson Electric Co., a diversified global technology and industrial company, on its acquisition of Chloride Group plc, a manufacturer of uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems

10-Mar-10
$576 million
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Camelot Group plc

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Ontario Teachers’ Pensions Plan

Advised the shareholders of Camelot – Cadbury, De La Rue, Fujitsu, Royal Mail and Thales – on the sale of their shareholdings in Camelot, the operator of the UK National Lottery, to Ontario Teachers’ Pensions Plan

09-Feb-10
$672 million
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SAS Group

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Acquiror: 
Norwegian Government

Advised the Norwegian Government on strategic and financial matters in relation to a refinancing including a conditional capital injection in SAS, the leading airline group in Northern Europe

08-Jan-10
$134 million
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Minerva plc

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KiFin Limited

Advised Minerva plc, a UK real estate development company, on its successful defence following an unsolicited offer from KiFin Limited, a company that makes investments for the benefit of Mr Nathan Kirsh

20-Dec-09
$1.3 billion
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Mining Division of Terex Corp.

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Bucyrus International

Advised Bucyrus International, Inc., a global mining equipment manufacturer, on the acquisition of the mining division of Terex Corp., a diversified equipment company

27-Oct-09
$325 million
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Fleetwood Enterprises, Inc.

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Various

Advised Fleetwood Enterprises, Inc. on the sale of substantially all of its assets, pursuant to multiple Section 363 sales

08-Oct-09
$455 million
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Ladbrokes Plc

Acted as Joint Financial Adviser to Ladbrokes plc, a leading UK based betting and gaming company, on its rights issue

06-Oct-09
$NA
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Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

Advised the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation ("PBGC") on Delphi’s reorganization and the structure and terms of the PBGC’s recovery on account of Delphi’s pension plan termination

06-Oct-09
$1.2 billion
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Avocent Corporation

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Emerson Electric Co.

Advised Emerson Electric Co., a diversified global technology and industrial company, on its acquisition of Avocent Corporation, a manufacturer of software and hardware products

14-Aug-09
$724 million
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NCI Building Systems, Inc.

Advised NCI Building Systems, Inc., one of North America’s largest integrated manufacturers and marketers of metal products for the non-residential construction industry, on its financial restructuring, which included a majority investment by CD&R and a restructuring of NCI’s outstanding debt

29-Jul-09
$573 million
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Rexam plc

Acted as Financial Adviser and Joint Sponsor to Rexam plc, a leading global consumer packaging group, on its rights issue

16-Jul-09
$NA
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Pension Trustees of Galiform PLC

Advised the Pension Trustees of the Galiform PLC Defined Benefit Pension Scheme to negotiate a revised schedule of payments to fund its deficit

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