Recent Transactions

20-Jun-24
Pending
$1.8 billion
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CP Kelco

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Acquiror: 
Tate & Lyle

Advising Tate & Lyle plc, a UK-listed specialty food and beverage ingredients company, on the acquisition of CP Kelco, a US-based provider of pectin, speciality gums and other nature-based ingredients, from J.M. Huber Corporation

01-May-24
Undisclosed
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Functional Formularies

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Acquiror: 
Danone

Advised Danone on its acquisition of Functional Formularies, a leading whole foods tube feeding business in the US, from Swander Pace Capital

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

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Acquiror: 
The Duckhorn Portfolio

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

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

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

23-Dec-22
Pending
Undisclosed
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Exyte Management GmbH

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Acquiror: 
BDT Capital Partners LLC

Advising Stumpf Capital and Georg Stumpf on the sale of a minority interest in its wholly-owned company, Exyte, a global leader in the design, engineering and delivery of high-tech facilities, to funds affiliated with BDT Capital Partners

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

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

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

05-May-22
Undisclosed
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Airtower Networks

Acquiror: 
DIF Capital Partners

Advised Airtower Networks on its strategic growth capital raise from DIF Capital Partners

20-Jan-22
Pending
Undisclosed
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GrowFlow Corp.

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Acquiror: 
Dama Financial

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

30-Dec-21
$100 million
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Photonics Division of Intevac

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Acquiror: 
EOTech LLC

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

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

01-Dec-21
Pending
Undisclosed
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Finalsite

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Acquiror: 
Veritas Capital

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

10-Nov-21
Undisclosed
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Bell's Brewery

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Lion / Kirin

Advised Lion, one of Australasia’s leading beverage companies and a wholly owned subsidiary of Japanese conglomerate Kirin Holdings, on the acquisition of Bell’s Brewery, a leading US independent craft brewery

26-Oct-21
Undisclosed
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Oculii Corporation

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Acquiror: 
Ambarella, Inc.

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

09-Sep-21
Undisclosed
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Quicken

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Acquiror: 
Aquiline Capital Partners

Advised Aquiline Capital Partners on its acquisition of Quicken, the best-selling personal finance software in the U.S., from H.I.G. Capital

25-Aug-21
$415 million
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GT Advanced Technologies

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Acquiror: 
onsemi

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)

05-Aug-21
$2 billion
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Score Media and Gaming, Inc.

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Acquiror: 
Penn National 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

05-Jul-21
Undisclosed
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American Stock Transfer & Trust Company

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Acquiror: 
Siris Capital Group LLC

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

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

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N/A

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

27-May-21
$1.4 billion
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Equiniti Group PLC

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Acquiror: 
Siris Capital Group LLC

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

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