Recent Transactions

01-Oct-20
Pending
$2.6 billion
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Rolls-Royce £2bn Fully Underwritten Rights Issue

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Advising Rolls-Royce on its Fully Underwritten £2bn Rights Issue, as part of a broader recapitalisation package

10-Sep-20
$195 million
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Saga plc

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Acquiror: 
Sir Roger De Haan

Advised Sir Roger De Haan on his cornerstone investment of £100m in Saga, the UK provider of products and services exclusively for the over 50s, as part of its £150m equity raise

02-Jul-20
$890 million
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Brookfield Property Partners L.P.

Acquiror: 
Brookfield Asset Management Inc.

Advised the Special Committee of Brookfield Property Partners L.P., one of the world’s premier commercial real estate companies, on its repurchase of up to $890 million of publicly held units, funded with an equity investment from Brookfield Asset Management and its affiliates

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 £120m financing facility

27-Nov-19
$320 million
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David’s Bridal Inc.

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Advised David’s Bridal, a leading bridal gown and special occasion dress retailer, on its out-of-court recapitalization

28-Oct-19
Pending
$2.7 billion
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Canfor Corporation

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Acquiror: 
Great Pacific Capital (The Jim Pattison Group)

Advising the Special Committee of Canfor Corporation, a leading integrated forest products company, on its go private transaction with Great Pacific Capital, an affiliate of The Jim Pattison Group

19-Feb-19
$324 million
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Aritzia Inc.

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Advised the Special Committee of Aritzia, an innovative designer and retailer of fashion brands, on the secondary offering and concurrent repurchase of shares held by Berkshire Partners

18-Nov-18
$876 million
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David's Bridal

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N/A

Advised the Ad Hoc Group of the company's $481mm term loan with respect to the company's prepackaged Chapter 11 restructuring

10-Jul-18
$1.1 billion
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The AA plc

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Advised the AA plc, the UK’s largest roadside assistance provider, on the refinancing of £825m of its senior secured facilities

23-May-18
$93 million
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Dairy Crest Group PLC

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Advised Dairy Crest, a leading British dairy company, on a non-pre-emptive cash placing, raising proceeds of approximately £70 million

02-May-18
$3.7 billion
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Concordia International Corp.

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Advised an Ad Hoc Group of Cross-over Debtholders on Concordia International’s cross-border Canadian restructuring and recapitalization, including a US$586.5mm common equity private placement, the equitization of ~US$1.7bn of unsecured debt and the partial paydown and exchange of ~US$2.2bn of secured debt

22-Jan-18
Pending
$375 million
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Lonmin

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Advising Lonmin PLC, a major fully integrated producer of Platinum Group Metals, on the amendment of its debt facilities to support the review and implementation of its strategic options

09-Jan-18
$3.1 billion
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Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust

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Acquiror: 
Blackstone Property Partners

Advised the Special Committee of the Board of Trustees of Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust ("PIRET"), the largest pure-play industrial REIT in Canada, regarding the acquisition of PIRET by Blackstone Property Partners

31-Oct-17
$2.0 billion
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Hirslanden Private Hospital Group

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Advised Hirslanden Private Hospital Group, Switzerland's largest private hospital group and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mediclinic International Plc, on the refinancing of its CHF 2.0 billion senior secured bank debt

20-Apr-17
$4.3 billion
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Brookfield Canada Office Properties

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Brookfield Property Partners L.P.

Advised the Special Committee of Brookfield Canada Office Properties, Canada’s pre-eminent office real estate investment trust, on its go private transaction with Brookfield Property Partners L.P.

13-Oct-16
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Concordia International Corp

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Advised the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Concordia International, a diverse, international specialty pharmaceutical company focused on generic and legacy pharmaceutical products and orphan drugs, on its strategic review process

04-Oct-16
$223 million
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U.S. rights to Toprol-XL (AstraZeneca)

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Aralez Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Advised Aralez Pharmaceuticals Inc., a global specialty pharmaceutical company in connection with the financing of its acquisition of the U.S. rights to cardiovascular drug Toprol-XL (metoprolol succinate) and its Authorized Generic from AstraZeneca.

08-Aug-16
$1.5 billion
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Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc.

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Acquiror: 
Vail Resorts, Inc.

Advised Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc., a 75% owner and operator of the largest and most visited mountain resort in North America, on its sale to Vail Resorts, Inc.

09-Nov-15
$777 million
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Lonmin Plc

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Advised Lonmin Plc on its c.$777m recapitalization consisting of c.$370m of bank facilities at the Plc and in South Africa from the Company’s ten lending banks and a fully underwritten Rights Issue of c.$407m.

16-Oct-15
$2.1 billion
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Stemcor Holdings Limited

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Advised Stemcor Holdings Limited, the global steel trader, on their restructuring of $1.0bn of senior and junior debt and the refinancing of a $1.1bn working capital facility

14-Jun-15
$912 million
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Niska Gas Storage Partners

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Acquiror: 
Brookfield Infrastructure Group

Advised the Conflicts Committee of the Board of Directors of Niska and provided a fairness opinion on its sale to Brookfield

30-Mar-15
$950 million
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Quindell plc’s Professional Services Division

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Acquiror: 
Slater and Gordon

Advised Slater and Gordon Limited, an ASX-listed international consumer law firm, on the acquisition of Quindell plc’s Professional Services Division, the UK’s leading personal injury law firm operating across the claims value chain, and associated A$890 million equity and A$375 million debt raisings

27-Mar-15
$1.4 billion
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AA plc

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Advised AA plc, the UK’s leading roadside assistance provider, on the refinancing of its high yield bond and PIK instrument

24-Feb-15
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Azelis Group (majority owned by 3i)

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Acquiror: 
Funds advised by Apax Partners

Advised 3i on the sale of Azelis Group, a leading pan-European distributor of specialty chemicals with an emerging presence in Asia, to funds advised by Apax partners

03-Mar-14
$3.6 billion
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hibu plc (formerly Yell Group plc)

Advised hibu, a full service provider of digital and print marketing services for SMEs and owner of print directory brands Yellow Pages (UK), Yellowbook (US) and Paginas Amarillas (Spain), on the comprehensive restructuring of its £2.2 billion balance sheet debt

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