Recent Transactions

05-Oct-21
$175 million
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Kao Data Ltd

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Acquiror: 
Infratil Ltd

Advised Kao Data Ltd, which is jointly owned by Legal & General Group PLC and Noé Group subsidiary Hockham, on raising an initial £120m-£130m growth capital commitment from Infratil Ltd with the objective of creating a £500m data centre platform

27-Sep-21
Pending
$475 million
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Bitfield N.V.

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Acquiror: 
Northern Data AG

Advising Northern Data AG,  a Germany based developer and operater of high-performance computing ("HPC") infrastructure solutions, on the acquisition of Bitfield N.V., a company owning some 33,000 latest-generation ASIC miners

12-Aug-21
$400 million
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Decentric Europe BV

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Acquiror: 
Northern Data AG

Advised Northern Data AG, a Germany based developer and operator of high-performance computing (“HPC”) infrastructure solutions, on the acquisition of Decentric Europe BV, a company owning server systems with ~223,000 GPU cards, from Block.one

27-Jul-21
Undisclosed
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Pulsant Limited

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Acquiror: 
Antin Infrastructure Partners

Advised Antin Infrastructure Partners on its acquisition of Pulsant from Oak Hill and Scottish Equity Partners. Pulsant is a hybrid cloud specialist, with a nationwide network of 10 data centres across the UK delivering secure, scalable and resilient cloud, colocation and networking services

12-Jul-21
Pending
$1.7 billion
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Tate & Lyle PLC’s Primary Products business in North America and Latin America (50% stake)

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Acquiror: 
KPS Capital Partners

Advising Tate & Lyle PLC, a leading UK-based global provider of food and beverage ingredients and solutions, on its sale of a controlling stake in its Primary Products business in North America and Latin America

01-Jul-21
Undisclosed
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The Natural Fruit Company

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Acquiror: 
Fremman Capital

Advised Fremman on the acquisition of The Natural Fruit Company, a leading European producer and distributor of citrus fruits (both conventional and organic) including oranges, lemons, tangerines, grapefruit and persimmon fruit

28-Jun-21
Pending
Undisclosed
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Portfolio of 16 European Consumer Healthcare brands from Sanofi

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Acquiror: 
STADA Arzneimittel AG

Advising Sanofi, a leading global player in the Consumer Healthcare market, on the divestiture of a portfolio of 16 European Consumer Healthcare brands to STADA, a German pharmaceutical and consumer healthcare company owned by Bain Capital and Cinven

14-Jun-21
Pending
Undisclosed
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300 MWp solar PV portfolio in Iberia from Alten

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Acquiror: 
Matrix Renewables

Advising Alten Energías Renovables (“Alten”), a global Independent Power Producer (IPP), on the sale of a solar PV portfolio of 300MWp in late stage of development across Spain and Portugal to Matrix Renewables, the renewable energy platform backed by global alternative asset manager TPG. In addition, Matrix Renewables and the Alten’s Management Team have agreed to enter a Joint Development Agreement (“JDA”) to further develop an additional 2GW of solar PV and storage assets across Iberia

07-Jun-21
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Rights to General, Right Guard and Dry Idea brands

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Advised Henkel on its brand divestment program (including the sale of the General, Right Guard and Dry Idea brands)

27-May-21
Pending
$1.4 billion
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Equiniti Group PLC

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Acquiror: 
Siris Capital Group LLC

Advising Siris Capital, a private equity firm focused on the technology sector, on its recommended 180p cash offer for Equiniti Group PLC, a technology-led services and payments specialist

17-May-21
Pending
$275 million
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Bruc Energy, one of the largest renewable energy platforms in Spain with c.4 GWp of Solar PV assets under operation, construction and development

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Acquiror: 
Universities Superannuation Scheme (“USS”)

Advising Bruc OPT Energy Partners (“BROP”), a renewable energy JV owned by OPTrust and Mr. Juan Béjar, on the sale of a 50% stake in Bruc Energy, one of the largest renewable energy platforms in Spain with c.4 GWp of Solar PV assets under operation, construction and development, to funds managed by Universities Superannuation Scheme (“USS”), the largest pension scheme by assets in the UK

10-May-21
Pending
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International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc.’s Fruit Preparations business

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Frulact Serviços Partilhados, SA

Advised International Flavors & Fragrances on the divestiture of its European-based Fruit Preparation business to Frulact Serviços Partilhados, SA

08-Apr-21
$651 million
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Whinstone Inc. – Subsidiary of Northern Data AG

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Riot Blockchain Inc.

Advising Northern Data AG, a Germany based developer and operator of high-performance computing (“HPC”) infrastructure solutions, on the sale of its U.S. subsidiary Whinstone Inc., an HPC data center operator based in Rockdale, Texas, to Riot Blockchain Inc., a U.S. based publicly-traded bitcoin miner

29-Dec-20
$110 million
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Biogix, Inc.

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Acquiror: 
Alliance Pharma plc

Advised Biogix, Inc., a leader in the development, research and distribution of clinically tested menopause and perimenopause supplements in the U.S. under the flagship brand Amberen, on its sale to Alliance Pharma plc

23-Nov-20
$120 million
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Greencore Group plc

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Advised Greencore Group plc, a leading UK manufacturer of convenience foods based in Ireland, on its £90mm non pre-emptive equity placing

20-Nov-20
$1.6 billion
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Kenedix

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Acquiror: 
Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing

Advising Kenedix, one of the largest Japanese independent real estate asset managers, on its acquisition by Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing, one of the largest Japanese leasing companies

22-Sep-20
$NA
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VX Fiber

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Acquiror: 
AMP Capital

Advised VX Fiber, an international infrastructure and technology business focused on Fibre-to-the-Home networks, on its sale to the infrastructure fund AMP Capital

10-Sep-20
$2.1 billion
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Skillsoft Limited

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Advised the Ad Hoc Group of First Lien Lenders on the Chapter 11 restructuring of Skillsoft Limited, a leading provider of e-learning and performance support solutions globally

29-Jul-20
$NA
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Integrated supplier of preserved and frozen vegetables

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Acquiror: 
ACON Agri Investments S.L.

Advised ACON Agri Investments S.L., a special purpose vehicle of ACON Investments LLC, on the acquisition of Grupo Alsur, a leading integrated supplier of preserved and frozen vegetables with operations in Spain and Peru

11-Jun-20
$760 million
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CSM Bakery Solutions

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Acquiror: 
Rhône Group

Advised the Ad-Hoc Group of First Lien and Second Lien Lenders on consensual out-of-court amend & extend

09-Jun-20
$1.02 billion
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LIXIL VIVA

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Acquiror: 
Arcland Sakamoto

Advising Arcland Sakamoto, a leading owner and operator of large home centers, on the acquisition of LIXIL VIVA, a leading owner and operator of large home centers and a listed subsidiary of LIXIL Group, a leading Japanese manufacturer of building and housing materials

06-Apr-20
$352 million
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WH Smith PLC

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Advised WH Smith PLC, one of the UK’s leading retailers, on its £166m non pre-emptive equity placing and new £120mm financing facility

09-Mar-20
$10.6 billion
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Tesco plc’s Thailand and Malaysia businesses

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Acquiror: 
Charoen Pokphand Group

Advised Tesco plc, a leading UK retailer, on the sale of its Thailand and Malaysia businesses to Charoen Pokphand Group, the Thai conglomerate 

28-Feb-20
$NA
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Rights to Three Skin Care Brands in Mexico

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Acquiror: 
Grisi Hnos

Advised GlaxoSmithKline plc (“GSK”), the UK listed international pharmaceutical and consumer healthcare company, on the divestiture of the Mexico rights to Hinds, Capent and Eclipsol to Mexico-based Grisi Hnos

20-Feb-20
$NA
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Asia and US rights to Physiogel

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Acquiror: 
LG Household & Health Care

Advised GlaxoSmithKline plc (“GSK”), the UK listed international pharmaceutical and consumer healthcare company, on the divestiture of the rights to Physiogel Asia and the US to Korea-based LG Household & Health Care Ltd

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