Recent Transactions

21-Dec-23
Undisclosed
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Exit of Homesafe Equity Release Joint Venture

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Acquiror: 
Athy Pty Ltd

Adviser to Bendigo and Adelaide Bank on the exit of its investment in the Homesafe Equity Release Joint Venture

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

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Acquiror: 
The Duckhorn Portfolio

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

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

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Acquiror: 
Albemarle Corporation

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

07-Jul-23
Pending
$439 million
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Australian Unity Diversified Property Fund

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Acquiror: 
Cromwell Direct Property Fund

Advising Australian Unity Property Limited, as the responsible entity of the Australian Unity Diversified Property Fund, on Australian Unity Diversified Property Fund’s merger with Cromwell Direct Property Fund

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

10-Feb-23
Pending
$415 million
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Gaming Services Division of Global Payments

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Acquiror: 
Parthenon Capital

Advising Parthenon Capital, a financial services & technology focused private equity firm, on its acquisition of Global Payment’s Gaming Services Division, a leading provider of on-site and digital payment processing services to companies in the gaming industry, for $415mm

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

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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Acquiror: 
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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Acquiror: 
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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Acquiror: 
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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Acquiror: 
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
~$210 million
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Liontown Resources

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Acquiror: 
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

30-Jun-22
Undisclosed
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Sands Family

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Acquiror: 
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

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

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Acquiror: 
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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Acquiror: 
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

23-Dec-21
Undisclosed
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Syrah Resources

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Acquiror: 
Offtake Agreement with Tesla, Inc

Advised Syrah Resources, an ASX-listed industrial minerals and technology company, on a natural graphite active anode material offtake agreement with Tesla, the world’s largest EV manufacturer

08-Dec-21
$240 million
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Alert 360

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Acquiror: 
My Alarm Center

Advising My Alarm Center, a nationwide provider of security and smart home monitoring services, on the acquisition of Alert 360, a leading competitor in the alarm monitoring industry

08-Dec-21
Pending
Undisclosed
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Pet Circle

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Acquiror: 
Various global growth investors, including TDM Growth Partners, Prysm Capital, AirTree Ventures and Baillie Gifford

Advising Pet Circle, Australia’s leading online specialty pet company, on its unicorn Series C funding round, which included a A$125m primary capital raise

07-Dec-21
Pending
Undisclosed
Target: 

Interamericana Trading Corporation and Simpson Motors

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Acquiror: 
Inchcape plc

Advising Inchcape plc, the leading independent global automotive distributor, on the acquisition of Interamericana Trading Corporation (“ITC”), a leading independent automotive distributor in the Caribbean region, and Simpson Motors, the leading automotive retailer in Barbados, from the Simpson Group

12-Nov-21
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Target: 

Grupo Totalmédia

Acquiror: 
Consortium of Private Investors Led by the Management Team

Advised Explorer Investments on the sale of Grupo Totalmédia, the leading specialist logistics player in Iberia operating in two-man home delivery, assembly and installation of furniture, heavy goods and groceries as well as the distribution of autoparts and leaflets

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