Recent Transactions

11-Nov-99
$732 million
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Indigo Aviation AB

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Acquiror: 
AerFi Group plc

Advised AerFi Group on its acquisition of Indigo Aviation. The transaction involved a negotiated purchase of 72% of Indigo for shares of AerFi followed by a cash tender offer for the remaining 28% of the outstanding Indigo shares.

19-Dec-00
$8.2 billion
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Seagram

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Acquiror: 
Diageo plc and Pernod Ricard

(Spirits Division)
Advised Diageo on its joint agreed bid with Pernod Ricard for Seagram’s spirits business.

15-Feb-01
$850 million
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Loews Cineplex Entertainment

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Acquiror: 
Onex Corp. , and Oaktree Capital Management

Advised Onex on its joint acquisition of Loews Cineplex. The acquisition will occur as Loews Cineplex emerges from its Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization.

16-Jul-01
$982 million
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Sterling Chemicals

Advised Sterling Chemicals in connection with its Chapter 11 proceedings

15-Oct-02
$3.2 billion
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AT&T Canada

Advised AT&T Canada on a stand-alone financial restructuring

14-Nov-02
$375 million
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Sterling Chemicals

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Acquiror: 
Superior Propane Income Fund

(Pulp Chemicals Business)
Advised Sterling Chemicals on the disposal of its Pulp Chemicals Business. The business is one of the largest providers of chemicals for the processing and bleaching of pulp and paper products.

16-Jul-04
$275 million
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Malmberg Investments

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Acquiror: 
SanomaWSOY

(majority owned by 3i Group plc)
Advised 3i and Malmberg's management on the sale of educational publisher Malmberg Investments to SanomaWSOY. The transaction represents 3i's largest exit in Continental Europe.

13-Jan-05
$153 million
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Deutz AG’s

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Acquiror: 
Wärtsilä Oyj

Marine Service business Advised Deutz on the sale of its marine service business for medium and large size engines to Wärtsilä

21-Aug-05
$2.0 billion
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CP Ships Ltd

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Acquiror: 
TUI AG

Advised TUI AG, Europe’s largest tourism company and a leading container shipping provider, on its acquisition of CP Ships Ltd., a leading Canadian container shipping company

14-Aug-06
$250 million
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MTS Allstream Media

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Acquiror: 
Yellow Pages Group Co.

Advised MTS Allstream Inc., a leading Canadian telecommunications company on the sale of its directories business

03-Oct-06
$445 million
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Tele2 AB’s fixed telephony and broadband business in France

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Acquiror: 
SFR S.A.

Advised SFR S.A., the second largest mobile telecoms operator in France on the acquisition of the French fixed telephony and broadband business of Tele2 AB

02-Mar-07
$150 million
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Patheon Inc.

Advised Patheon Inc., a leading global provider of drug development and manufacturing services, on an equity investment from a private equity investor, the result of a strategic alternatives review process

03-May-07
$8.5 billion
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Target: 

IPSCO Inc.

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Acquiror: 
SSAB Svenskt Stål AB

Acted as lead financial advisor to SSAB Svenskt Stål AB on its acquisition of IPSCO Inc., a leading Canadian producer of energy tubulars and steel plate in North America with an annual steel making capacity of 4.3 million tons

30-Jun-07
$52.0 billion
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BCE Inc.

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Acquiror: 
Teacher's Private Capital, Providence Equity Partners Inc. and Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC

Advised the Board of BCE on a review of a range of strategic alternatives that culminated in an agreement to sell to a consortium consisting of Teacher's Private Capital, Providence Equity Partners and Madison Dearborn Partners for $52.0 billion that was ultimately terminated

21-Aug-07
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Schenck Process Holding GmbH

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Acquiror: 
Industri Kapital Limited

Advised HgCapital on the sale of Schenck Process, one of the global market leading providers of industrial weighing, feeding, screening and automation equipment and solutions

31-Jul-08
$10.3 billion
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TransAlta Corporation

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Acquiror: 
LS Power Equity Partners / Global Infrastructure Partners

Advised TransAlta Corporation, a power generation and wholesale marketing company, on an unsolicited offer from LS Power Equity Partners / Global Infrastructure Partners

07-Aug-08
$NA
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Scholastic Corporation’s U.S. direct-to-home continuities business

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Acquiror: 
Sandvik AS

Advised Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, on the sale of its U.S. direct-to-home continuities business to Sandvik AS

01-Oct-08
$53 million
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Biotage (Biosystems division)

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Acquiror: 
Qiagen NV

Advised Biotage AB (OMX: BIOT), a global biotechnology company, on its strategic review resulting in the disposal of its Biosystems division which offers systems for genetic analysis mainly for use in clinical research

03-Feb-09
$717 million
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SAS Group

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Acquiror: 
Norwegian Government

Advised the Norwegian Government in relation to a capital injection in SAS, the leading airline group in Northern Europe

28-May-09
$107 million
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Tristone Capital Global Inc.

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Acquiror: 
Macquarie Group

Advised Tristone Capital Global Inc., an independent advisory firm focused on the global energy sector, on its sale to Macquarie Group

07-Jun-09
$1.6 billion
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EPCOR Power L.P.

Advised the Independent Committee of the Board of Directors of EPCOR Power L.P., an Alberta-based power trust, on approval of the transfer of its GP interest and 30.6% LP interest from EPCOR Utilities to a newly formed company, Capital Power Corporation

21-Jul-09
$2.8 billion
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Quebecor World Inc

Acted as financial advisor to Quebecor World on its CCAA / Chapter 11 restructuring

29-Jul-09
$138 million
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Groupe Aeroplan Inc.

Advised Groupe Aeroplan on its C$150MM participation in a C$600MM credit facility for Air Canada

09-Feb-10
$672 million
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SAS Group

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Acquiror: 
Norwegian Government

Advised the Norwegian Government on strategic and financial matters in relation to a refinancing including a conditional capital injection in SAS, the leading airline group in Northern Europe

10-Mar-10
$576 million
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Camelot Group plc

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Acquiror: 
Ontario Teachers’ Pensions Plan

Advised the shareholders of Camelot – Cadbury, De La Rue, Fujitsu, Royal Mail and Thales – on the sale of their shareholdings in Camelot, the operator of the UK National Lottery, to Ontario Teachers’ Pensions Plan

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