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

19-Oct-23
~A$1.3 billion (AUD value)
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Liontown Resources Limited

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Advised Australian-based lithium company Liontown Resources Limited on its A$855m debt financing package and up to A$421m equity raising to fund the Kathleen Valley Lithium Project

04-Oct-23
$610 million
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Lucky Bucks, LLC

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Advised the Term Loan Ad Hoc Group to Lucky Bucks, one of the largest Class B coin operated amusement machine (“COAM”) route operators in Georgia, on Lucky Bucks’ financial restructuring and chapter 11 process

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

14-Jul-23
$333 million
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Canopy Growth Corporation

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N/A

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

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

26-Jun-23
Pending
$583 million
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Mandala Multifinance

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MUFG and Adira Finance

Advising JG Motor and certain other shareholders on the sale of Mandala Multifinance, a leading consumer finance company listed in Indonesia to MUFG and Adira Finance

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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Acquiror: 
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

22-Aug-22
Pending
$92.9 million
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Australian Executor Trustees

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Acquiror: 
Equity Trustees

Advising Equity Trustees, one of Australia’s leading specialist trustee companies, on the acquisition of Australian Executor Trustees from Insignia Financial

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
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.

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

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
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

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

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

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