Recent Transactions

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

21-May-21
Pending
Undisclosed
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AtlasEdge Joint Venture

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Acquiror: 
Liberty Global Inc., Digital Colony

Advised Liberty Global Inc., one of the world’s leading converged telecommunication companies with operations in seven European countries, on the creation of AtlasEdge, a pan-European Edge Data Centre Joint Venture with the digital infrastructure investor Digital Colony

10-May-21
Pending
$280 million
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Photon Control

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Acquiror: 
MKS Instruments

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

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

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Acquiror: 
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

11-Mar-21
$725 million
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Speedcast International Limited

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Acquiror: 
Centerbridge Partners L.P.

Advised the Ad Hoc Group of First Lien Lenders on the Chapter 11 restructuring of Speedcast International Limited (ASX:SDA)

26-Feb-21
Undisclosed
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MDLIVE

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Acquiror: 
Cigna

Advising Cigna on the acquisition of MDLIVE, a virtual care delivery platform, by Evernorth, Cigna’s health services portfolio

24-Feb-21
Undisclosed
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Resource Optimization Software Business Area of Net Insight

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Acquiror: 
Xytech Systems Corporation

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

10-Feb-21
$2.9 billion
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The Beachbody Company Group, LLC and Myx Fitness Holdings, LLC

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Acquiror: 
Forest Road Acquisition Corp.

Advising Forest Road Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company, on the three-way merger with The Beachbody Company Group, LLC and Myx Fitness Holdings, LLC

24-Nov-20
$1.5 billion
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Cirque du Soleil

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Acquiror: 
Ad Hoc Group of Lenders

Advised the Company on its CCAA and Ch.15 proceedings and $1.5bn sale through a Sale and Investment Solicitation Process (SISP) 

19-Nov-20
$797 million
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iQor Holdings Inc.

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N/A

Advised the ad-hoc Cross-Holder Group of lenders on the fully consensual Prepackaged Plan of Reorganization of iQor Holdings Inc., a business process outsourcing company

17-Nov-20
$497 million
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Gannett Co., Inc.

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N/A

Advised Gannett Co., Inc., a news media and marketing solutions company, on the refinancing of ~$500mm of its term loan with convertible notes

19-Oct-20
$546 million
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Learning Materials for the K-12 Segment in Spain

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Acquiror: 
Sanoma Oyj

Advising Sanoma Oyj (HEL: SAA1V), a European learning and media company listed on Nasdaq Helsinki, on the acquisition of Santillana Spain, a leading Spanish provider of K-12 learning materials, from Promotora de Informaciones S.A. (Grupo Prisa, BME: PRS)

13-Oct-20
Pending
Undisclosed
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Axión Group

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Acquiror: 
Asterion Industrial Partners

Advised AMP Capital on the sale of its portfolio company Axión Group, a leading independent broadcasting and telecommunications infrastructure provider in Spain, to Asterion Industrial Partners, a Spanish infrastructure fund

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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N/A

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

12-Aug-20
$225 million
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340B Link

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Acquiror: 
Omnicell

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)

03-Aug-20
$110 million
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Pelco Incorporated

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Acquiror: 
Motorola Solutions, Inc.

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

29-Jul-20
$NA
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Community Fibre Limited

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Acquiror: 
Warburg Pincus LLC, Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners

Advised Warburg Pincus LLC and Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners on the acquisition of a majority stake in CommunityFibre Limited, a leading full fibre network infrastructure platform in UK

01-Jul-20
$225 million
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Cello Health plc

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Acquiror: 
Arsenal Capital Partners

Advised Cello Health, a global healthcare-focused advisory firm, on a recommended cash offer for its entire issued share capital from Arsenal Capital Partners, a specialised private equity firm based in the United States

03-Jun-20
$NA
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Cerner RevWorks

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Acquiror: 
R1 RCM

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

03-Feb-20
$650 million
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Clover Wireless

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First Lien Term Loan B Lenders

Advised Ad Hoc Group of First Lien Term Loan B Lenders on the restructuring of 4L Holdings Corporation 

14-Jan-20
$760 million
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Fusion Connect, Inc.

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N/A

Advised the Ad Hoc Group of 1L lenders with respect to Fusion's Chapter 11 proceeding

31-Dec-19
$NA
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Sistemas Informaticos Abiertos, S.A.

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Acquiror: 
Indra Sistemas, S.A.

Advised Indra (BME:IDR), a leading Spanish IT and transport & defense player, on the acquisition of Sistemas Informáticos Abiertos S.A. (“SIA”), the #3 cybersecurity player in Spain

17-Dec-19
~$35 million
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Sye business area of Net Insight AB

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Acquiror: 
Amazon.com, Inc.

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.

23-Sep-19
$NA
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2Get Participações

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Acquiror: 
Heidrick & Struggles

Advised 2Get, the largest independent search firm in Brazil, on its sale to Heidrick & Struggles, a leading global player in executive search and consulting

18-Sep-19
$NA
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CME Group Inc.

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Acquiror: 
Bursa Malaysia Berhad

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

23-Aug-19
$NA
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TT International

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Acquiror: 
Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc.

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.

05-Aug-19
$1.9 billion
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Gannett Co., Inc.

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Acquiror: 
New Media Investment Group, Inc.

Advised Gannett Co., Inc., a media and marketing solutions company, in relation to its cash and stock merger with New Media Investment Group, Inc., one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the United States

16-Jul-19
$NA
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M&T Bank's Ownership Interest in Cramer Rosenthal McGlynn

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Acquiror: 
Cramer Rosenthal McGlynn Management

Advised M&T Bank on the sale of its ownership interest in Cramer Rosenthal McGlynn to the company's management team

25-Jun-19
$NA
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W Magazine

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Acquiror: 
Future Media Group

Advised Condé Nast on the sale of W, a leading fashion, entertainment, art and culture brand, to Future Media Group

11-Jun-19
$535 million
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2 Television and 2 Radio Stations from Dispatch Broadcast Group

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Acquiror: 
TEGNA, Inc.

Advised TEGNA, Inc., a leading broadcasting and digital marketing services company, on the acquisition of a television station in Indianapolis and television and radio stations in Columbus from Dispatch Broadcast Group

10-Jun-19
$NA
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Book Publishing Business of F+W Media

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Acquiror: 
Penguin Random House

Advised F+W Media, a content and e-commerce company focused on a variety of special interest categories, on the sale of its book publishing business as part of its broader in-court restructuring

28-May-19
$25.0 billion
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Total System Services, Inc. (TSYS)

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Acquiror: 
Global Payments Inc.

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

16-May-19
$2.0 billion
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Gannett Co., Inc.

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Advised Gannett Co., Inc., a media and marketing solutions company, in relation to an unsolicited acquisition proposal from and successful proxy contest with MNG Enterprises, Inc.

15-May-19
$NA
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Brides

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Acquiror: 
IAC/InterActiveCorp

Advised Condé Nast on the sale of Brides, a leading wedding and bridal brand, to IAC

13-May-19
$NA
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Golf Digest

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Acquiror: 
Discovery, Inc.

Advised Condé Nast on the sale of Golf Digest, a leading golf media brand, to Discovery

07-May-19
$244 million
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FTTH network including 933,000 BU’s

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Advising MasMovil, the fourth largest Spanish telecom operator, in the sale of part of its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network to an international infrastructure fund. The transaction perimeter includes 933,000 homes across 5 main Spanish cities

26-Apr-19
$1.0 billion
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T5 Data Centers Strategic Partnership

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Acquiror: 
QuadReal

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

15-Apr-19
$1.8 billion
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Electronics for Imaging, Inc.

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Acquiror: 
Siris Capital Group, LLC

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

20-Mar-19
$740 million
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11 local television stations from Nexstar Media Group

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Acquiror: 
TEGNA, Inc.

Advised TEGNA, Inc., a leading broadcasting and digital marketing services company, on the acquisition of 11 local television stations in 8 markets from Nexstar Media Group

18-Mar-19
$905 million
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NII Holdings’ operations in Brazil (“Nextel Brazil”)

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Acquiror: 
América Móvil, S.A.B. de C.V.

Advised NII Holdings, a provider of mobile communications services in Brazil, on the sale of its 70% interest in its operations in Brazil (“Nextel Brazil”) to América Móvil

29-Nov-18
$86 million
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Wave Computing

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Advised Wave Computing,  a leading artificial intelligence solutions company developing proprietary dataflow-based architecture systems, on its successful $86mm Series E financing

24-Oct-18
$41 million
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TeePublic

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Acquiror: 
Redbubble

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

28-Sep-18
$NA
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Blue Sky Alternative Investments Limited

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Acquiror: 
Oaktree Capital Management L.P.

Advised Blue Sky, an ASX-listed diversified alternative assets manager, on its response to an activist short-seller campaign, strategic review of recapitalisation options, and receipt of a A$50mm long-term capital investment by Oaktree via a 7-year senior secured convertible loan note facility

16-Aug-18
$NA
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Sky plc

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Acquiror: 
The Walt Disney Company / Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc.

Acted on behalf of a group of independent shareholders of Sky plc, representing their interests at the Hearings Committee of the UK Takeover Panel and at the Takeover Appeals Board in the context of the Panel’s determination of a Chain Principle Offer price payable by Disney for Sky

26-Jul-18
$NA
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Walmart (Credit Card Assets)

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Acquiror: 
Capital One Financial Corporation

Advised Walmart Inc. on its new, long term credit card program agreement with Capital One Financial Corporation

25-Jul-18
$145 million
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Park Electrochemical (Electronics Business)

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Acquiror: 
AGC Inc.

Advised Park Electrochemical, a leading high-performance electronics materials manufacturer, on the sale of its Electronics Business to AGC Inc.

15-Jun-18
$NA
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MIPS Tech

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Acquiror: 
Wave Computing

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

08-May-18
$NA
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Best Lawyers, LLC

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Acquiror: 
Levine Leichtman Capital Partners

Advised Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer review publication and digital media company in the global legal community, on its sale to Levine Leichtman Capital Partners

31-Jan-18
$NA
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Reliance Group

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Acquiror: 
Julius Bär Group Ltd.

Advised Julius Bär Group Ltd., a leading Swiss private banking group, on its 95% acquisition of Reliance Group, one of the largest independent Brazilian wealth management firms with client assets of approximately BRL 17 billion (USD 5.3 billion)

18-Dec-17
$1.1 billion
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Cayan, LLC

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Acquiror: 
Total System Services, Inc.

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

18-Dec-17
$325 million
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Midwest Television, Inc.

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Acquiror: 
TEGNA, Inc.

Advised TEGNA, Inc., a major broadcasting and digital marketing services company, on the acquisition of Midwest Television, Inc.

15-Dec-17
$6.0 billion
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Avaya

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Advised The Bank of New York Mellon in its role as the Indenture Trustee to selected First Lien Notes throughout Avaya’s Chapter 11 proceedings

13-Jul-17
$1.5 billion
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L.L.Bean (Credit Card Assets)

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Acquiror: 
Citibank, N.A.

Advised  L.L.Bean Inc. on a strategic alliance relating to its credit card business with Citibank, N.A.

12-Jul-17
$227 million
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Wells Fargo Share Registration & Service business

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Acquiror: 
Equiniti Group plc

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

19-Jun-17
$NA
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CareerBuilder, LLC

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Acquiror: 
Investor group led by Apollo Global Management, LLC and the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board

Advised TEGNA, Inc., a leading broadcasting company, on the sale of its 53% ownership stake in CareerBuilder, LLC for $250 million of cash proceeds and 12.5% ongoing ownership

25-May-17
$115 million
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F+W Media

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Advised F+W Media, a content and e-commerce company focused on a variety of special interest categories, on the out-of-court restructuring of its c.$100 million term loan and a $15 million new money investment from existing lenders

03-Apr-17
$400 million
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Cheetahmail

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Acquiror: 
Vector Capital

Advised Vector Capital on the acquisition of Cheetahmail from Experian plc

25-Jan-17
$325 million
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Ad Hoc Group of Senior Secured Noteholders

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Advised the Ad Hoc Group of Senior Secured Noteholders in connection with the restructuring of Goodman Networks.

03-Jan-17
$536 million
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LCH.Clearnet SA

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Acquiror: 
Euronext N.V.

Advised LCH.Clearnet Group Limited, a leading multi-asset class European clearing house, on a sale of LCH.Clearnet SA, its French-regulated operating subsidiary, to Euronext N.V. that was ultimately terminated

12-Dec-16
$NA
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Gradifi, Inc.

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Acquiror: 
First Republic Bank

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

06-Dec-16
$1.8 billion
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Host Europe Group

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Acquiror: 
GoDaddy

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

07-Sep-16
$NA
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TEGNA, Inc.

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Advised TEGNA, Inc., a major broadcasting and digital marketing services company, on the spin-off of Cars.com and the creation of two independent publicly traded companies: one focused on television broadcasting and one focused on the online automotive marketplace.

27-Jun-16
$156 million
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ReachLocal

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Acquiror: 
Gannett

Served as independent financial advisor to the Board of Directors of Gannett in connection with its acquisition of ReachLocal

16-May-16
$874 million
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Equinix Data Center Assets

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Acquiror: 
Digital Realty Trust

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

28-Apr-16
$550 million
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Broadcom’s Wireless Internet of Things (IoT) Business Unit

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Cypress Semiconductor Corporation

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

22-Apr-16
$NA
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Elavon do Brasil

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Acquiror: 
Stone Pagamentos

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.

14-Apr-16
$NA
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Frieze Events Ltd. / Frieze Publishing Ltd.

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WME | IMG Global

Advised Frieze, the premier art events and media company, on its strategic investment and partnership with WME IMG Global

16-Mar-16
$942 million
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Rofin-Sinar Technologies, Inc.

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Acquiror: 
Coherent, 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

03-Mar-16
$NA
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Perseus Books LLC

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Acquiror: 
Ingram Content Group Inc.

Advised Perseus Books LLC, a leading independent publishing company, on the sale of its client services business to Ingram Content Group Inc. 

01-Mar-16
$NA
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Perseus Books LLC

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Acquiror: 
Hachette Book Group, Inc.

Advised Perseus Books LLC, a leading independent publishing company, on the sale of its publishing business to Hachette Book Group, Inc. 

26-Feb-16
$NA
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Policard

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Acquiror: 
Groupe Up

Advised Policard, one of the largest electronic payment companies in Brazil, on the combination of its business with the Brazilian operations of Groupe Up, one of the leading employee benefits, public, social and loyalty programs providers in the world

02-Feb-16
$314 million
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11 Private Equity Fund Positions Managed by NBGI Private Equity and Team’s Spinout

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Acquiror: 
Deutsche Bank Private Equity and Goldman Sachs Asset Management

Advised the National Bank of Greece SA, the leading bank in Greece by deposits and total assets, on the disposal of 100% of its interests in eleven funds managed by NBGI Private Equity. The management responsibility of the funds and underlying investments will continue to be performed by the current management team along with other persons appointed by the buyers, under a new management vehicle created expressly for this purpose

17-Dec-15
$130 million
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Airopack Technology Group AG

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Acquiror: 
Apollo Global Management, LLC

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

15-Dec-15
$4.3 billion
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Heartland Payment Systems, Inc.

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Acquiror: 
Global Payments 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

14-Dec-15
$NA
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Specialized Anodized Extrusion Holding Switzerland AG (Spandex)

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Acquiror: 
Chequers Capital

Advised Gilde Buy Out Partners on the sale of Spandex, a specialized B2B distributor of graphic media and equipment to the signage and visual communications industry, to Chequers Capital

27-Oct-15
$160 million
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DCG Systems, Inc.

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Acquiror: 
FEI Company

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

10-Sep-15
$NA
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International Medical Group, Inc.

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Acquiror: 
ABRY Partners

Advised International Medical Group, Inc., a leader in the global insurance and assistance services market, on its sale to ABRY Partners

29-May-15
$4.1 billion
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Telecity Group plc

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Acquiror: 
Equinix, Inc.

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

26-May-15
$2.2 billion
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Nordstrom, Inc. (Credit Card Assets)

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Acquiror: 
The Toronto-Dominion Bank Group

Advised The Toronto-Dominion Bank Group on its acquisition of Nordstrom, Inc.’s credit card assets

23-Feb-15
$NA
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Softcard (JVL Ventures, LLC)

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Acquiror: 
Google Inc.

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

20-Feb-15
$800 million
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GFI Group Inc.

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Acquiror: 
BGC Partners, Inc.

Advised the Special Committee of GFI Group Inc. on its sale to BGC Partners, Inc.

05-Feb-15
$10.5 billion
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Wireline assets of Verizon Communications in California, Florida and Texas

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Acquiror: 
Frontier Communications

Advised the Board of Directors of Frontier in connection with its acquisition of wireline assets from Verizon in California, Florida and Texas

22-Jan-15
$NA
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Hitachi Appliances, Inc.

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Acquiror: 
Johnson Controls

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

03-Sep-14
$300 million
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Voya Financial, Inc.

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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.

05-Aug-14
$1.3 billion
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Siemens Health Services

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Acquiror: 
Cerner Corporation

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.

05-Aug-14
$NA
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Gannett Co., Inc.

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Advised Gannett Co., Inc. a media and marketing solutions company, on the spin-off of its Publishing business and the creation of two separate media companies: one focused on television broadcasting and digital marketing and one focused on newspapers.

05-Aug-14
$1.8 billion
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Cars.com

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Acquiror: 
Gannett Co., Inc.

Advised Gannett Co., Inc. a media and marketing solutions company, on its acquisition of Cars.com (part of Classified Ventures, LLC), a provider of online auto advertising solutions and consumer content.

01-Aug-14
$NA
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Global Trade Information Services, Inc.

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Acquiror: 
IHS Inc.

Advised Global Trade Information Services, the world’s leading supplier of international merchandise trade data, on the sale of the company to IHS.

26-Jun-14
$2.7 billion
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Target: 

Frank Russell Company

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Acquiror: 
London Stock Exchange Group plc

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

23-Jun-14
$690 million
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Target: 

Western World Insurance Group, Inc.

Bermuda flag
Acquiror: 
Validus Holdings, Ltd.

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

13-May-14
$80 million
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Target: 

Publications International, Ltd. Children’s Division

China flag
Acquiror: 
Jiangsu Phoenix Publishing and Media Corporation Limited

Advised Publications International, a leading consumer book publisher, on the sale of its Children’s Division to Jiangsu Phoenix Publishing and Media Corporation Limited

08-Apr-14
$NA
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Target: 

ARTnews

Russia flag
Acquiror: 
Skate Capital Corp.

Advised ARTnews, the world's oldest and most widely circulated art magazine, on its sale to Skate Capital Corp., a private art and media industry investment vehicle

01-Apr-14
$NA
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Target: 

Dillard's, Inc. (Credit Card Assets)

United States flag
Acquiror: 
Wells Fargo & Company

Advised Dillard’s, Inc. on a strategic alliance relating to its credit card business with Wells Fargo & Company

03-Mar-14
$585 million
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Target: 

Gannett (Apartments.com)

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Acquiror: 
CoStar Group

Advised Gannett Co., Inc., a media and marketing solutions company, on the sale of its stake in the online real estate classifieds service Apartments.com (part of Classified Ventures, LLC) to CoStar Group, a provider of information services to the commercial real estate industry

03-Mar-14
$3.6 billion
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Target: 

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

21-Feb-14
$NA
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Target: 

BancTec, Inc.

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Acquiror: 
HandsOn3, LLC

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

18-Dec-13
$NA
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Target: 

Global Television

United States flag
Acquiror: 
NEP Group Inc.

Advised Catalyst Investment Managers on the sale of its portfolio company Global Television, Australia’s largest provider of outsourced broadcasting and video production services, to NEP Inc., a leading provider of total broadcast solutions in the US, UK and Brazil. NEP is majority-owned by private funds managed by Crestview Partners

18-Dec-13
$141 million
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Target: 

Open Colleges Australia Pty Ltd

United States flag
Acquiror: 
Apollo Education Group, Inc.

Advised Open Colleges, Australia’s leading privately owned online provider in the high-growth vocational education and training sector, on the sale of a 70% stake (plus exit arrangements for the balance) to Apollo Education Group, Inc., one of North America’s largest private education providers

17-Dec-13
$2.0 billion
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Target: 

AT&T (Connecticut Wireline Operations)

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Acquiror: 
Frontier Communications Corp.

Advised AT&T Inc. on the sale of its wireline operations in the State of Connecticut to Frontier Communications

04-Sep-13
$NA
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Target: 

Aztec (subsidiary of Dentsu Inc.)

United States flag
Acquiror: 
IRI

Advised Dentsu Inc., Asia’s largest advertising agency, on the sale of its retail data analytics subsidiary Aztec, to IRI, a global market research company

17-Jul-13
$600 million
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Target: 

Lincoln Benefit Life, a subsidiary of the Allstate Corporation

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Acquiror: 
Resolution Life Holdings

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

12-Jun-13
$893 million
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Target: 

A$1.6bn non-core loan portfolio

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Acquiror: 
Goldman Sachs Group. Inc.

Advised Suncorp Group Ltd (ASX:SUN), a leading general insurance, retail banking and life insurance group in Australia and New Zealand, on the sale of a A$1.6bn portfolio of performing and non-performing (corporate and property) loans to Goldman Sachs Group Inc., an American multinational investment banking firm

08-May-13
$110 million
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Target: 

Healthcare Finance Group, LLC

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Acquiror: 
Fifth Street Finance Corp.

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

11-Dec-12
$51.6 billion
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Target: 

American International Group (AIG)

Advised the United States Department of the Treasury (“UST”) on the full reduction of its 92% ownership stake in the insurer through numerous Secondary Public Offering Transactions

11-Dec-12
$862 million
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Target: 

TNS, Inc.

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Acquiror: 
Siris Capital Group

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

01-Nov-12
$1.9 billion
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Target: 

JDA Software

United States flag
Acquiror: 
RedPrairie

Advised RedPrairie on the acquisition of JDA Software, a leading provider of supply chain management software

30-Oct-12
$834 million
U.S.A., Guernsey flags
Target: 

Investments of AP Alternative Assets, L.P.

U.S., Bermuda flags
Acquiror: 
Athene Holding Ltd.

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.

23-Oct-12
$5.7 billion
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Target: 

Target Corporation’s REDcard credit card assets

U.S.A., Canada flags
Acquiror: 
The Toronto-Dominion Bank Group

Advised The Toronto-Dominion Bank Group on its acquisition of Target Corporation’s REDcard credit card assets

17-Oct-12
$2.6 billion
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Target: 

Cymer, Inc.

Netherlands flag
Acquiror: 
ASML Holding NV

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

08-Oct-12
$NA
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Target: 

Phaidon Press Limited

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Acquiror: 
Leon D. Black family

Advised Phaidon Press Limited (“Phaidon”) and its owner, Richard Schlagman, on the sale of the company to the family of Leon Black. Founded in 1923, Phaidon is a leading branded publishing and media company focused on the visual arts, culture and lifestyle sectors

27-Sep-12
$1.5 billion
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Target: 

The Hartford’s Individual Life Insurance Business

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Acquiror: 
Prudential Financial, Inc.

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.

19-Sep-12
$130 million
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Target: 

Ramtron International Corporation

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Acquiror: 
Cypress Semiconductor 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

04-Sep-12
$600 million
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Target: 

The Hartford’s Retirement Plans Group

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Acquiror: 
Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company

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

27-Aug-12
$1.1 billion
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Target: 

Deltek, Inc.

United States flag
Acquiror: 
Thoma Bravo, LLC

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

13-Aug-12
$32 million
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Target: 

Journal Communications, Inc.

Advised the Board of Directors of Journal Communications, Inc., a diversified media company with newspaper and broadcasting interests, in connection with the repurchase of 100% of the issued and outstanding shares of its Class C Common Stock from successors to the Company’s founding family

30-Jul-12
$150 million
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Target: 

Alpine Access, Inc.

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Acquiror: 
SYKES Enterprises, 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

12-Jul-12
$5.0 billion
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Target: 

Aegis Group plc

Japan flag
Acquiror: 
Dentsu Inc.

Advised Aegis Group plc, a leading global media and digital communications agency, on its sale to Dentsu Inc., the leading advertising group in Asia

09-Jul-12
$4.7 billion
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Target: 

ASML Holding NV (minority stake)

U.S.A., Taiwan, South Korea flags
Acquiror: 
Customers including Intel Corporation, TSMC and Samsung Electronics

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

28-Jun-12
$275 million
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Target: 

Village Roadshow Entertainment Group

Advised Village Roadshow Entertainment Group on its $275 million mezzanine and equity capital raise from a group of investors

21-May-12
$NA
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Target: 

Robbins-Gioia Inc.

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Acquiror: 
Private Investors

Advised Informa plc on the sale of its subsidiary, Robbins-Gioia Inc., to a group of private investors

27-Apr-12
$NA
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Target: 

Merlin Securities LLC

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Acquiror: 
Wells Fargo & Company

Advised Merlin Securities LLC, a leading prime brokerage company in the US, on its sale to Wells Fargo

13-Dec-11
$345 million
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Target: 

Cabot Microelectronics Corporation

Advised Cabot Microelectronics Corporation on its new capital management initiative, including a leveraged recapitalization via a special dividend

27-Jul-11
$850 million
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Target: 

The Synovate Group

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Acquiror: 
Ipsos S.A.

Advised Aegis Group plc on the sale of The Synovate Group, a leading global provider of custom market research, to Ipsos S.A.

08-Jun-11
$1.7 billion
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Target: 

Citigroup (selected private equity assets)

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Acquiror: 
AXA Private Equity

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

11-Apr-11
~$198 million
U.K., Mexico flags
Target: 

HSBC Afore (subsidiary of HSBC Holdings Plc)

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Acquiror: 
Principal Financial Group, Inc.

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

21-Mar-11
$NA
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Target: 

Close Brothers Cayman Limited

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Acquiror: 
Intertrust Group Holdings SA

Advised Close Brothers plc, an independent financial services group, on the sale of its Cayman based offshore business to Intertrust Group Holdings SA

11-Mar-11
$1.0 billion
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Target: 

Troika Dialog Group Limited

Russia flag
Acquiror: 
Sberbank

Advised TD Advisors Limited, a major shareholder of Troika Dialog Group, Russia’s leading investment bank, on the sale of their stake as part of the acquisition of Troika Dialog Group by Sberbank, the largest commercial bank in Russia

07-Feb-11
$548 million
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Target: 

Wesco Financial Corporation

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Acquiror: 
Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

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

20-Dec-10
$370 million
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Target: 

One Communications Corp.

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Acquiror: 
EarthLink

Advised EarthLink, a provider of IP services to consumers and businesses, on its acquisition of One Communications, an integrated telecommunications solutions provider

07-Dec-10
$500 million
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Target: 

Medicity, Inc.

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Acquiror: 
Aetna Inc.

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

02-Dec-10
$NA
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Target: 

IAC / InterActiveCorp.

Advised the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of IAC, a leading Internet company, on the repurchase of all IAC shares owned by Liberty Media in exchange for a combination of cash and two operating businesses, Evite and Gifts.com

01-Dec-10
$NA
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Target: 

Planar Solutions, LLC

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Acquiror: 
FUJIFILM Corporation

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

22-Nov-10
$NA
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Target: 

US Department of the Treasury

Advised the United States Department of the Treasury on the management and disposition of its common shares of AIG

12-Nov-10
$NA
U.S.A., U.K. flags
Target: 

Money Controls (subsidiary of Coin Acceptors, Inc.)

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Acquiror: 
Crane Co.

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

04-Nov-10
~$370 million
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Target: 

J. Malucelli Participacao em Seguros E Resseguros S.A

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Acquiror: 
The Travelers Companies, Inc.

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)

01-Oct-10
$516 million
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Target: 

ITC^DeltaCom

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Acquiror: 
EarthLink

Advised EarthLink, a provider of IP services to consumers and businesses on its acquisition of ITC^DeltaCom, a leading provider of telecommunications and technology services to businesses and other communications companies

30-Sep-10
$115 million
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Target: 

Stroz Friedberg LLC

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Acquiror: 
New Mountain Capital

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

24-Sep-10
$371 million
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Target: 

Intec Telecom Systems plc

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Acquiror: 
CSG Systems

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

30-Aug-10
$150 million
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Target: 

Windward Investment Management

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Acquiror: 
The Charles Schwab Corporation

Advised The Charles Schwab Corporation on its acquisition of Windward Investment Management, an investment advisory firm

23-Aug-10
$230 million
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Target: 

LANDesk Software

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Acquiror: 
Thoma Bravo

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

12-Aug-10
$NA
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Target: 

Kohl’s Corporation

United States flag
Acquiror: 
Capital One Financial 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

18-Jun-10
$361.1 million
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Target: 

USEN Corporation

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Acquiror: 
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P.

Advised USEN Corporation, a diversified media company, on the sale of Intelligence Ltd., its 100% owned human resources staffing subsidiary

01-Jun-10
$109 million
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Target: 

AT&T Japan (an AT&T Inc. company)

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Acquiror: 
Internet Initiative Japan

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

24-May-10
$1.4 billion
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Target: 

Sterling Commerce, Inc. (an AT&T Inc. company)

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Acquiror: 
IBM Corporation

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

22-Apr-10
$1.9 billion
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Target: 

Bank of America Corporation

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Acquiror: 
AXA Private Equity

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

01-Apr-10
$230 million
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Target: 

Primerica Inc.

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Acquiror: 
Warburg Pincus

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

15-Dec-09
$4.5 billion
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Target: 

Prudential Financial, Inc.

United States flag
Acquiror: 
Wells Fargo & Company

Advised Wells Fargo on the acquisition of Prudential Financial’s noncontrolling interest in their retail brokerage Joint Venture

04-Dec-09
$NA
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Target: 

Verivox Holding Limited

United Kingdom flag
Acquiror: 
Oakley Capital Private Equity LP

Advised the shareholders of Verivox Holdings Limited, comprising Independent News & Media plc and the founders and joint CEOs of Verivox, on the sale of 51% in Verivox, Germany’s leading price comparison website for energy and telecommunications services, to Oakley Capital Private Equity

06-Oct-09
$1.2 billion
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Target: 

Avocent Corporation

United States flag
Acquiror: 
Emerson Electric Co.

Advised Emerson Electric Co., a diversified global technology and industrial company, on its acquisition of Avocent Corporation, a manufacturer of software and hardware products

06-Oct-09
$263 milllion
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Target: 

ICT Group

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Acquiror: 
Sykes Enterprises

Advised ICT Group on its merger with Sykes Enterprises, both leading global providers of outsourced customer contact management solutions and services

27-Aug-09
$144 million
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Target: 

NYFIX, Inc.

United States flag
Acquiror: 
NYSE Euronext

Advised the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of NYFIX, Inc., a provider of electronic trading solutions, on its sale to NYSE Euronext

21-Jul-09
$2.8 billion
U.S.A., Canada flags
Target: 

Quebecor World Inc

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

06-Jul-09
$2.0 billion
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Target: 

PARIS RE Holdings Ltd.

Bermuda flag
Acquiror: 
PartnerRe 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

31-Mar-09
$1.7 billion
Bermuda flag
Target: 

IPC Holdings, Ltd.

Bermuda flag
Acquiror: 
Validus Holdings, Ltd.

Advised Validus Holdings, Ltd., a leading Bermuda-based reinsurer, on its offer to acquire IPC Holdings, Ltd.

23-Mar-09
$NA
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Target: 

BearingPoint, Inc.

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Acquiror: 
Various

Advised BearingPoint, Inc. on the sale of substantially all of its assets, pursuant to a Section 363 process

07-Aug-08
$NA
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Target: 

Scholastic Corporation’s US direct-to-home continuities business

Norway flag
Acquiror: 
Sandvik AS

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

05-Aug-08
$NA
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Target: 

BARTEC Group

Switzerland flag
Acquiror: 
Capvis

Advised Capvis, a leading Swiss private equity firm, on its acquisition of the BARTEC Group, a leading European provider of industrial safety technology, from Allianz Capital Partners, the captive private equity arm of Allianz AG, and the Barlian family (founding family)

02-Jul-08
$NA
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Target: 

NewSmith Capital

Italy flag
Acquiror: 
UniCredit SpA

Advised NewSmith Capital, an independent investment management group, on a strategic agreement with UniCredit whereby UniCredit will acquire NewSmith’s Financial Products credit advisory business, assume a 5% stake in NewSmith Capital and become an investor in NewSmith funds

14-Apr-08
$143 million
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Target: 

Clayton Holdings, Inc.

United States flag
Acquiror: 
Greenfield Partners

Advised Greenfield Partners on its acquisition of Clayton Holdings, a leading due diligence and surveillance provider

07-Mar-08
$1.5 billion
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Target: 

Ambac Financial Group, Inc.

Advised a consortium of leading global financial institutions and investors, including but not limited to Banc of America Securities LLC; Citigroup Global Markets Inc.; Dresdner Kleinwort Securities LLC; Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc.; and UBS Securities LLC, on its participation in a recapitalization of Ambac Financial Group, Inc.

02-Jan-08
$NA
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Target: 

E. Brost & J. Funke GmbH & Co. KG (BFK KG) and its 25% stake in Otto Group

Germany flag
Acquiror: 
Otto AG für Beteiligungen (investment vehicle of Otto family)

Advised the shareholders of BFK KG, comprising the families who also own German publisher WAZ Media Group, on the sale of their 25% holding in German retailing and services group Otto to the Otto family, which thereby regained full ownership of the business

07-Nov-07
$652 million
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Target: 

Philadelphia Stock Exchange, Inc.

United States flag
Acquiror: 
The NASDAQ Stock Market, 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.

02-Oct-07
$4.6 billion
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Target: 

Nikko Cordial Corporation

United States flag
Acquiror: 
Citigroup, Inc.

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

05-Jul-07
$630 million
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Target: 

ALM Media Group Holdings, Inc.

United Kingdom flag
Acquiror: 
Incisive Media Ltd. (portfolio company of Apax Partners)

Advised Incisive Media, a portfolio company of Apax Partners, on the acquisition of ALM Media, a leading integrated media company focused on the legal and real estate sectors and the largest provider of B2B information to the US legal market

30-Jun-07
$52.0 billion
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Target: 

BCE Inc.

U.S.A., Canada flags
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

12-Jun-07
$184 million
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Target: 

Jane’s Information Group

United States flag
Acquiror: 
IHS Inc.

Advised The Woodbridge Company Limited, the holding company for the Thomson family’s investments, on the sale of Jane’s Information Group, a world-leading provider of information and analysis on global defence and security, to IHS Inc.

30-May-07
$5.3 billion
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Target: 

Ceridian Corporation

United States flag
Acquiror: 
Thomas H. Lee Partners and Fidelity National Financial

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

29-May-07
$99.1 billion
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Target: 

ABN AMRO Holding NV

U.K., Spain, Belgium flags
Acquiror: 
Fortis SA/NV, The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc, Banco Santander Central Hispano, SA

Advised Fortis on an offer by Fortis, RBS and Santander for ABN AMRO

16-Apr-07
$25.0 billion
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Target: 

SLM Corporation

United States flag
Acquiror: 
J.C. Flowers, Friedman Fleischer & Lowe, Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase

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

26-Mar-07
$1.0 billion
Netherlands flag
Target: 

Wolters Kluwer Education

United Kingdom flag
Acquiror: 
Bridgepoint Capital Limited

Advised Bridgepoint Capital Limited on its acquisition of Wolters Kluwer Education, the pan-European educational publishing division of quoted Dutch-based information services and publishing company Wolters Kluwer NV

22-Dec-06
$115 million
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Target: 

The 401(K) Company (a subsidiary of Nationwide Financial)

United States flag
Acquiror: 
The Charles Schwab Corporation

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

20-Dec-06
$424 million
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Target: 

Aton Capital

Italy Austria flags
Acquiror: 
Bank Austria Creditanstalt / UniCredit Group

Advised Aton Capital Group, the independent Russian investment bank, on the sale of its Institutional Business to Bank Austria Creditanstalt (part of the UniCredit Group)

19-Dec-06
$270 million
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Target: 

Brion Technologies, Inc.

Netherlands flag
Acquiror: 
ASML Holding N.V.

Advised ASML Holding N.V., a leading provider of lithography systems for the semiconductor industry, on its acquisition of Brion Technologies, Inc.

11-Oct-06
$NA
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Target: 

Visa USA

Advised Visa USA in its announced plans to merge with Visa Canada and Visa International to form Visa Inc., a new public global corporation

08-Aug-06
$565 million
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Target: 

Emdeon Practice Services, Inc.

United Kingdom flag
Acquiror: 
The Sage Group plc

Advised The Sage Group plc, a leading international supplier of accounting and business management software solutions

04-Aug-06
$290 million
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Target: 

Republic Companies Group, Inc.

Israel flag
Acquiror: 
Delek Capital Ltd.

Advised Republic Companies Group, Inc., a regional provider of personal and commercial property and casualty insurance products

19-May-06
$1.4 billion
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Target: 

London Stock Exchange Group plc

United States flag
Acquiror: 
The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc.

(25.1% stake)
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

03-Apr-06
$3.7 billion
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Verizon Communications Inc.

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Acquiror: 
América Móvil and Telmex

(various assets)
Provided independent valuation services in connection with the acquisition by América Móvil and Telmex of a 100% stake in Verizon Dominicana, an approximate 52% stake in Telecomunicaciones de Puerto Rico and an approximate 28.5% stake in Compania Anónima Nacional Teléfonos de Venezuela

12-Dec-05
$83 million
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Ibbotson Associates

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Acquiror: 
Morningstar Inc.

Advised Ibbotson Associates on its sale to Morningstar Inc. for $83 million

25-Oct-05
$2.1 billion
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BHW Holding AG

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Acquiror: 
Deutsche Postbank AG

Advised BHW Holding AG, a retail financial services group, in connection with its sale to Deutsche Postbank AG, Germany’s largest retail bank

17-Oct-05
$16.8 billion
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Refco

Acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Refco Inc. in connection with its Chapter 11 proceedings which included the sale of substantially all of the assets of Refco's regulated commodities futures business to Man Financial for $1.2 billion

18-Jul-05
$101 million
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TeleCity Plc

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Acquiror: 
Inhoco 3236 plc (joint venture between 3i and Oak Hill Capital)

Advised TeleCity plc on the recommended offer by 3i and Oak Hill Capital

22-Jun-05
$198 million
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Rothschilds Continuation Holdings

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Acquiror: 
Jardine Strategic 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

01-Jun-05
$1.4 billion
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IIR

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T&F Informa

Advised T&F Informa on the acquisition of IIR, a leading provider of performance improvement solutions and organiser of conferences and exhibitions. The acquisition is to be financed via a rights issue of c.$570mm and a new debt facility

20-Apr-05
$1.4 billion
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Archipelago Holdings Inc

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Acquiror: 
New York Stock Exchange

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

21-Mar-03
$6.1 billion
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Conseco, Inc.

Advised the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Conseco, Inc., a life insurance and annuities company, on the financial restructuring of the Company’s $6 billion of externally held financial indebtedness

09-Aug-02
$17.6 billion
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Adelphia Communications

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Acquiror: 
Time Warner Inc. and Comcast Corp.

Advised the Unsecured Creditors of Adelphia Communications representing $14.5 billion of value in Adelphia’s Chapter 11 proceedings. Advised on the sale of Adelphia’s assets to Time Warner and Comcast for $17.6 billion

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