ABN AMRO Holding NV
Advised Fortis on an offer by Fortis, RBS and Santander for ABN AMRO
Advised the Transaction Committee of the Board of Directors of SLM Corporation, commonly known as Sallie Mae, on the sale to a consortium consisting of J.C. Flowers, Friedman Fleischer & Lowe, Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase
Total System Services, Inc. (TSYS)
Advised Total System Services, Inc. (TSYS), a provider of payment processing, merchant services and related payment services, on its merger with Global Payments Inc., a payment technology company focused on merchant acquiring and software solutions
Target Corporation’s REDcard credit card assets
Advised The Toronto-Dominion Bank Group on its acquisition of Target Corporation’s REDcard credit card assets
Acted as sole financial adviser to Ceridian Corporation, an information services provider to the human resource, transportation and retail markets, on its sale to Thomas H. Lee Partners and Fidelity National Financial
ASML Holding NV (minority stake)
Advised the Supervisory Board of ASML on the establishment of a Customer Co-Investment Program including the issue of 23% equity stake and $1.7 billion of R&D funding
Nikko Cordial Corporation
Advised Nikko Cordial, one of Japan’s largest securities firms, on its share exchange with Citigroup Inc., which resulted in Citigroup’s acquisition of the remaining 32% of Nikko Cordial that it did not already own
Prudential Financial, Inc.
Advised Wells Fargo on the acquisition of Prudential Financial’s noncontrolling interest in their retail brokerage Joint Venture
Heartland Payment Systems, Inc.
Advised Heartland Payment Systems, Inc., one of the nation’s largest payment companies, on its sale to Global Payments Inc., a leading worldwide provider of payment technology services
Telecity Group plc
Advised Telecity Group plc, Europe’s leading provider of premium carrier-neutral data centres, on a recommended cash and share offer from Equinix, Inc. a leading US provider of colocation data centre services globally
Frank Russell Company
Advised LSEG on the proposed acquisition of Frank Russell Company, the number one provider of benchmarks to US-focused equity funds and a leading provider of multi-asset class investment solutions, from Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, including acting as Joint Sponsor to LSEG on its $1.6 billion rights issue
Advised ASML Holding NV, a leading provider of lithography systems for the semiconductor industry, on its acquisition of Cymer, Inc., a leading supplier of lithography light sources used by chipmakers to manufacture advanced semiconductor devices
Nordstrom, Inc. (Credit Card Assets)
Advised The Toronto-Dominion Bank Group on its acquisition of Nordstrom, Inc.’s credit card assets
Advising Cigna on the acquisition of MDLIVE, a virtual care delivery platform, by Evernorth, Cigna’s health services portfolio
Score Media and Gaming, Inc.
Advising the Board of Directors of Score Media and Gaming (“theScore”), a leading digital media and sports betting and technology company, regarding the acquisition of theScore by Penn National Gaming
PARIS RE Holdings Ltd.
Advised PartnerRe Ltd., a leading global reinsurer, providing multi-line reinsurance to insurance companies, on its acquisition of PARIS RE Holdings Ltd., a French-listed, Swiss-based diversified reinsurer
Bank of America Corporation
Advised AXA Private Equity, a leading European diversified private equity firm, on the acquisition of a portfolio of limited partnership interests in private equity funds from Bank of America
Advised RedPrairie on the acquisition of JDA Software, a leading provider of supply chain management software
Host Europe Group
Advised GoDaddy, the largest domain name registrar worldwide and a leading web hosting provider, on its acquisition of Host Europe Group, the largest privately owned web services provider in Europe
Electronics for Imaging, Inc.
Advised Electronics for Imaging, a global provider of digital printing solutions, on its sale to Siris Capital Group, a private equity firm focused on the technology sector
Citigroup (selected private equity assets)
Advised AXA Private Equity, a leading European diversified private equity firm, on its acquisition of a $1.7 billion portfolio of limited partnership interests in private equity buyout funds and a portfolio of direct stakes in companies from Citigroup
IPC Holdings, Ltd.
Advised Validus Holdings, Ltd., a leading Bermuda-based reinsurer, on its offer to acquire IPC Holdings, Ltd.
The Hartford’s Individual Life Insurance Business
Advised The Hartford, a leading provider of insurance and wealth management services, on the divestiture of its Individual Life Insurance Business to Prudential Financial, Inc.
L.L.Bean (Credit Card Assets)
Advised L.L.Bean Inc. on a strategic alliance relating to its credit card business with Citibank, N.A.
London Stock Exchange Group plc
Advised The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc., the largest electronic equity securities market in the United States, on the acquisition of a 25.1% stake in London Stock Exchange plc
Sterling Commerce, Inc. (an AT&T Inc. company)
Advised AT&T Inc., a premier communications holding company, on its sale of Sterling Commerce, Inc., an enterprise software and services provider, to IBM Corporation, a global IT products and services provider
Archipelago Holdings Inc
Provided financial advisory services and a fairness opinion to Archipelago Holdings, Inc. in its definitive merger agreement with the NYSE to create the NYSE Group, Inc
Equiniti Group PLC
Advised 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
Siemens Health Services
Advised Cerner Corporation, a leader in healthcare information services, on the acquisition of the assets of Siemens Aktiengesellschaft’s healthcare information technology business unit, Siemens Health Services, for $1.3 billion in cash.
Advised Emerson Electric Co., a diversified global technology and industrial company, on its acquisition of Avocent Corporation, a manufacturer of software and hardware products
Advised Deltek, Inc., the leading global provider of enterprise software and information solutions for professional services firms and government contractors, on its acquisition by Thoma Bravo, LLC
Advised Total System Services, a provider of payment processing, merchant services and related payment services, on acquiring Cayan, a payment technology company focused on integrated solutions and merchant acquiring
T5 Data Centers Strategic Partnership
Advised T5 Data Centers, a leading national data center owner and operator, on the creation of a fully integrated platform with QuadReal Property Group to develop, acquire and operate data centers via a $1.0 billion investment from QuadReal
Rofin-Sinar Technologies, Inc.
Advised Rofin-Sinar Technologies, Inc., a leading manufacturer of industrial laser sources and laser-based solutions and components, on its sale to Coherent, Inc., a leading provider of lasers and laser-based technology for scientific, commercial and industrial customers
Equinix Data Center Assets
Advised Digital Realty Trust, the world's largest wholesale colocation services and data center solutions provider, on its acquisition of a portfolio of eight carrier-neutral European data centers from Equinix
Advised the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of TNS, Inc., a leading global provider of data communications and interoperability solutions, on its sale to Siris Capital Group, a private equity firm focused on complex, control equity investments in the telecom, technology and technology-enabled business service sectors
Investments of AP Alternative Assets, L.P.
Advised the Special Committee of the Conflicts Committee of the Board of Directors of Athene Holding Ltd. in connection with the purchase of non-cash investment assets of AP Alternative Assets L.P.
GFI Group Inc.
Advised the Special Committee of GFI Group Inc. on its sale to BGC Partners, Inc.
Portfolio of Towers from PLDT
Advising edotco Group, the leading pan-Asian telecom tower infrastructure company, on the acquisition of 2,973 towers from PLDT, one of the largest telecommunication service providers in the Philippines, through a sale and leaseback transaction
Western World Insurance Group, Inc.
Advised Validus Holdings, Ltd., a leading Bermuda-based provider of reinsurance, insurance, and insurance linked securities management, on its acquisition of Western World Insurance Group, Inc., a specialty US commercial insurer
Philadelphia Stock Exchange, Inc.
Advised Philadelphia Stock Exchange, Inc, the third largest options market in the US and the nation's oldest stock exchange, on its sale to the NASDAQ Stock Market, Inc.
Whinstone Inc. – Subsidiary of Northern Data AG
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
The Hartford’s Retirement Plans Group
Advised The Hartford, a leading provider of insurance and wealth management services, on the divestiture of its Retirement Plans Group to Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, a leading mutual life insurance company
Lincoln Benefit Life, a subsidiary of the Allstate Corporation
Advised the limited partners of Resolution Life L.P. in the proposed acquisition by its subsidiary, Resolution Life Holdings, Inc., of Lincoln Benefit Life for $600mm
Emdeon Practice Services, Inc.
Advised The Sage Group plc, a leading international supplier of accounting and business management software solutions
Broadcom’s Wireless Internet of Things (IoT) Business Unit
Advised Cypress Semiconductor, a leading provider of high-performance, mixed-signal, programmable solutions worldwide, on its acquisition of Broadcom’s Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and ZigBee product lines for automotive, industrial and consumer IoT markets
Wesco Financial Corporation
Advised the Special Committee of Wesco Financial Corporation in connection with Berkshire Hathaway Inc.'s proposal to acquire the remaining 19.9% of the shares of Wesco’s common stock that it does not presently own
Advised Aetna Inc. on its acquisition of Medicity, Inc., a leading provider of technology solutions to enable the secure access and exchange of healthcare information
GT Advanced Technologies
Advising onsemi (NASDAQ: ON), a global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of semiconductor components for power, analog, sensor and connectivity solutions, on the acquisition of GT Advanced Technologies, Inc. (“GTAT”), a producer of silicon carbide (SiC)
Advised Vector Capital on the acquisition of Cheetahmail from Experian plc
Intec Telecom Systems plc
Advised CSG Systems, a leading provider of customer management and billing solutions in North America, on its acquisition of Intec Telecom Systems plc, a global provider of BSS solutions
J. Malucelli Participacao em Seguros E Resseguros S.A
Advised Travelers, the largest listed property and casualty insurance company in the U.S., on the acquisition of a ~43% stake in J. Malucelli Participacao em Seguros E Resseguros, the leading surety insurance company in Brazil, through the issue of new common shares (with an option to increase to 49.9% within 18 months)
Voya Financial, Inc.
Advised the Independent Committee of the Board of Directors of Voya Financial, Inc. in connection with Voya Financial, Inc.’s repurchase of 7.7mm shares (aggregate repurchase of $300mm) from ING Groep N.V.
Republic Companies Group, Inc.
Advised Republic Companies Group, Inc., a regional provider of personal and commercial property and casualty insurance products
Advising MKS, a global provider of instruments, systems, subsystems and process control solutions, on the acquisition of Photon Control, a Canadian manufacturer of fiber optic measurement solutions used in semiconductor wafer fabrication
Brion Technologies, Inc.
Advised ASML Holding N.V., a leading provider of lithography systems for the semiconductor industry, on its acquisition of Brion Technologies, Inc.
Advised Primerica Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Citigroup Inc., on a series of transactions, including the concurrent sale of a minority stake to Warburg Pincus and initial public offering
Advised Emerson Electric Co., a diversified global manufacturing and technology company, on its carve-out and sale of LANDesk Software, a provider of systems, security and IT service management software, to Thoma Bravo
Wells Fargo Share Registration & Service business
Advised Equiniti Group plc, a UK based specialist technology outsourcer providing non-discretionary payment and administration services, on the acquisition of Wells Fargo's Shareowner Services business, and acted as joint sponsor to Equiniti's associated £122 million rights issue
Advising Omnicell, a leading provider of medication management solutions and adherence tools for health systems and pharmacies, on the acquisition of the 340B Link business from Pharmaceutical Strategies Group (PSG)
Rothschilds Continuation Holdings
held by Royal & Sun Alliance
Advised Royal & Sun Alliance on the sale of its 21.5% shareholding in Rothschilds Continuation Holdings AG to Jardine Strategic Holdings
HSBC Afore (subsidiary of HSBC Holdings Plc)
Advised Principal Financial Group, Inc., a leading asset accumulation, asset management and retirement services franchise in the United States and abroad on its acquisition of HSBC Afore, HSBC’s pension business in Mexico
Hitachi's Automotive Lithium-Ion Battery Business
Advised Hitachi, a leading global industrial conglomerate, on the sale of its LiB business including Hitachi Vehicle Energy
DCG Systems, Inc.
Advised FEI Company, a designer and manufacturer of a broad range of high-performance microscopy workflow solutions, on its $160 million acquisition of DCG Systems, Inc., a leading supplier of electrical fault characterization, localization and editing equipment
Windward Investment Management
Advised The Charles Schwab Corporation on its acquisition of Windward Investment Management, an investment advisory firm
Alpine Access, Inc.
Advised SYKES Enterprises, a leading global provider of outsourced customer contact management solutions and services, on its acquisition of Alpine Access, a leader in at-Home customer contact management solutions and services
Park Electrochemical (Electronics Business)
Advised Park Electrochemical, a leading high-performance electronics materials manufacturer, on the sale of its Electronics Business to AGC Inc.
Advised the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of NYFIX, Inc., a provider of electronic trading solutions, on its sale to NYSE Euronext
Clayton Holdings, Inc.
Advised Greenfield Partners on its acquisition of Clayton Holdings, a leading due diligence and surveillance provider
Airopack Technology Group AG
Advised Airopack Technology Group, developer of a revolutionary all-plastic dispenser, on a €120 million debt and equity investment from funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, and the concurrently announced proposed acquisition of the 50% stake it does not already own in Airolux AG, its joint venture with Resilux NV
Ramtron International Corporation
Advised Cypress Semiconductor Corporation, a leading provider of mixed-signal and programmable solutions worldwide, on its unsolicited acquisition of Ramtron International Corporation, a leading provider of ferroelectric random access memory (F-RAM) devices
Stroz Friedberg LLC
Advised Stroz Friedberg LLC, a leading global consulting firm for managing digital risk and uncovering digital evidence, on the sale of a 49.9% interest to New Mountain Capital
The 401(K) Company (a subsidiary of Nationwide Financial)
Advised The Charles Schwab Corporation on its acquisition of The 401(K) Company from Nationwide Financial. The 401(K) Company is a leading provider of defined contribution retirement administration services
Healthcare Finance Group, LLC
Advised Fifth Street Finance Corp., a specialty finance company with approximately $2 billion of assets under management, on the acquisition of Healthcare Finance Group, LLC, a specialty lender providing asset-based lending and term loan products to the healthcare industry
Advised Motorola Solutions, Inc., a global leader in mission-critical communications and analytics, on the acquisition of Pelco Incorporated, a U.S.-based provider of video security solutions
AT&T Japan (an AT&T Inc. company)
Advised AT&T Inc., a premier communications holding company, on its sale of the domestic network outsourcing business of AT&T Japan, its Japanese enterprise unit, to Internet Initiative Japan, one of Japan's leading Internet-access and comprehensive network solutions providers
Advised TeleCity plc on the recommended offer by 3i and Oak Hill Capital
Photonics Division of Intevac
Advised Intevac, a leading developer of thin-film processing systems for the electronics market and high-sensitivity digital sensors for the defense industry, on the sale of its Photonics division to EOTech, a manufacturer of holographic sighting systems and accessories for military and commercial customers
Advised Ibbotson Associates on its sale to Morningstar Inc. for $83 million
Advised Redbubble, a global online independent artist community and marketplace, on the acquisition of TeePublic, a similar online platform, and associated A$61 million equity raising
Sye business area of Net Insight AB
Advised Net Insight AB, a global leader in media networks, on the sale of Sye, a market-leading true live “over-the-top” (OTT) technology for low-latency live streaming, to Amazon.com, Inc.
Dillard's, Inc. (Credit Card Assets)
Advised Dillard’s, Inc. on a strategic alliance relating to its credit card business with Wells Fargo & Company
M&T Bank's Ownership Interest in Cramer Rosenthal McGlynn
Advised M&T Bank on the sale of its ownership interest in Cramer Rosenthal McGlynn to the company's management team
Resource Optimization Software Business Area of Net Insight
Advising Net Insight AB, a global leader in media networks, on the divestment of its resource optimization software business area, doing business as “ScheduALL” to Xytech Systems Corporation
Private Label Credit Card Business
Advised Kohl’s Corporation on a strategic alliance relating to its private label credit card business with Capital One Financial Corporation
Advised TT International, a leading independent asset management firm focused on managing high alpha, high conviction active management strategies for institutional investors, on its sale to Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc.
CME Group Inc.
Advised CME Group, Inc., the operator of a leading global derivatives marketplace, on the structured sale of its 25% equity stake in Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Berhad to Bursa Malaysia Berhad
Planar Solutions, LLC
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
Advised Visa USA in its announced plans to merge with Visa Canada and Visa International to form Visa Inc., a new public global corporation
Money Controls (subsidiary of Coin Acceptors, Inc.)
Advised Coin Acceptors, Inc. (“CoinCo”), a privately-owned US-based manufacturer of payment solutions for the automated point-of-sale industry, on the sale of its UK-based Money Controls subsidiary to Crane Co., a diversified manufacturer of highly engineered industrial products
Softcard (JVL Ventures, LLC)
Advised Softcard, a joint venture of AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile focused on mobile payments and commerce, on the sale of certain assets to Google
Advised Aquiline Capital Partners on its acquisition of Quicken, the best-selling personal finance software in the U.S., from H.I.G. Capital
Gultech (Jiangsu) Electronics Co., Ltd – Associated Company of Tuan Sing Holdings
Advising Tuan Sing Holdings, a Singapore listed, regional real estate developer, on a ~13% Pre-IPO stake sale of Gultech (Jiangsu) Electronics, a leading China-based printed circuit board player, to Yonghua Capital and Wens Capital
California-based Property and Casualty insurance subsidiary of Covéa
Advising Covéa, a leading French mutual insurance company, on the sale of its wholly owned subsidiary, CSE Insurance group, to Porch Group
International Medical Group, Inc.
Advised International Medical Group, Inc., a leader in the global insurance and assistance services market, on its sale to ABRY Partners
American Stock Transfer & Trust Company
Advised Siris Capital, a private equity firm focused on the technology sector, on its acquisition of American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, a leading technology-enabled full service professional services firm
Advised Wave Computing, an artificial intelligence solutions company developing proprietary dataflow-based architecture systems, on the acquisition of MIPS Tech, a leading provider of processor architecture IP, and other strategic initiatives
Advising Dama Financial, the nation’s largest provider of access to banking and payment solutions for the cannabis industry, on its acquisition of GrowFlow Corp, a leading business management and compliance software platform for cannabis retailers, cultivators, processors, and distributors
Advised Ambarella, Inc., an AI vision silicon company, on the acquisition of Oculii Corporation, a leading developer of AI software designed to enhance radar perception
Elavon do Brasil
Advised Minneapolis-based US Bancorp, the fifth largest commercial bank in the United States, and the parent company of Elavon, Inc., in the sale of its 50.1 percent majority stake in São Paulo-based, Elavon do Brasil to Stone Pagamentos, a local market, privately-held merchant acquirer.
Advising Bridge Growth Partners, a private equity firm focused on technology investments, on the sale of Finalsite, a leading SaaS platform serving K-12 schools and universities, to Veritas Capital
Merlin Securities LLC
Advised Merlin Securities LLC, a leading prime brokerage company in the US, on its sale to Wells Fargo
Advised First Republic Bank, a provider of private banking, private business banking and private wealth management services, on the acquisition of Gradifi, a Boston-based technology and service platform used by employers to make direct contributions to employees’ student loans
Advised BancTec, Inc., a leading business process outsourcing company, on its acquisition by HandsOn3, LLC and subsequent combination with Dataforce Group to create one of the largest pure-play BPO businesses, spanning over 50 countries
Advised Airtower Networks on its strategic growth capital raise from DIF Capital Partners
Advised ICT Group on its merger with Sykes Enterprises, both leading global providers of outsourced customer contact management solutions and services
Walmart (Credit Card Assets)
Advised Walmart Inc. on its new, long term credit card program agreement with Capital One Financial Corporation
Hitachi Appliances, Inc.
Advised Hitachi, LTD / Hitachi Appliances, Inc, a leading global industrial conglomerate focused on information and telecommunications systems, power systems and social systems, on their formation of a global HVAC joint venture with Johnson Controls
Advised Cerner Corporation, a leader in healthcare information technology, on its sale of its RevWorks revenue cycle management services business to R1 RCM, a leading provider of technology-enabled RCM services