Recent Transactions

06-Jan-06
$164 million
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Acadia Realty Trust

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GDC Properties

(selected assets) Advised GDC Properties on its acquisition of a 77.8% interest in a one million square foot Wilmington, Delaware shopping center portfolio previously held by institutional investors in Acadia Realty Trust Fund I

28-Nov-05
$103 million
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Akzo Nobel N.V.

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Hexion Specialty Chemicals Inc.

(Ink and Adhesive Resins business) Advised Akzo Nobel N.V., a global leader in coatings, chemicals and healthcare on the sale of its Ink and Adhesive Resins business to Hexion Specialty Chemicals Inc

20-Oct-05
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Drakkar Holdings SA (Adisseo Group)

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Acquiror: 
China National Chemical Corporation

Advised CVC Capital Partners on the divestiture of Adisseo via the sale of Drakkar Holdings SA to China National BlueStar, a subsidiary of state-owned diversified chemicals company China National Chemical Corporation. Adisseo is a leading player in the animal nutrition market

08-Oct-05
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General Motors

Advised General Motors in connection with the Chapter 11 of Delphi, its largest supplier and former subsidiary

08-Aug-05
$2.7 billion
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Maytag Corporation

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Whirlpool Corporation

Advised Whirlpool Corporation, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of major home appliances, on its acquisition of Maytag Corporation

19-May-05
$7.2 billion+
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US Airways Group

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America West Holdings

Advised America West Holdings in connection with its merger with US Airways Group. (+Transaction value represents enterprise value of combined entity, including capitalized operating leases of $4.8 billion)

18-Jan-05
$2.3 billion
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MeadWestvaco Corporation

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Acquiror: 
Cerberus Capital Management, L.P.

/ Papers Business
Provided fairness opinion to the Board of Directors of MeadWestvaco Corporation on the sale of its Papers business and associated assets to Cerberus Capital Management, L.P

15-Oct-04
$135 million
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Akzo Nobel N.V.

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Nuplex Industries Ltd.

Advised Akzo Nobel N.V., a global leader in coatings, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, on the sale of its coating resins activities to Nuplex Industries Ltd.

29-Aug-04
$3.8 billion
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LNR Property Corporation

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Cerberus Capital Management, L.P.

Advised the Special Committee of the Board of Directors and the Board of Directors of LNR Property Corporation, one of the US’ leading real estate investment, finance and management companies, on its sale to Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. and its real estate affiliate, Blackacre Institutional Capital Management, LLC

26-Aug-04
$1.2 billion
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Dresser-Rand Co.

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First Reserve Corporation

(subsidiary of Ingersoll-Rand Co.) Advised Ingersoll-Rand Company on the divestiture of its Dresser-Rand business unit, a supplier of steam and gas turbines, for $1.2 billion to First Reserve Corporation.

25-Apr-03
$20.8 billion
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AMR Corporation

Advised AMR, parent of American Airlines, on strategic alternatives and implementation of a historic out-of-court restructuring through which a variety of stakeholder concessions were achieved, averting bankruptcy

14-Oct-01
$4.5 billion (Liabilities)
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Bethlehem Steel Corporation

Advised Bethlehem Steel Corp., the United States third largest steel producer, in connection with its Chapter 11 proceedings and eventual sale to International Steel

11-Oct-01
$1.3 billion
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Regal Cinemas, Inc.

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The Anschutz Corporation

Advised Regal Cinemas, the largest theatre chain in the United States, on its prepackaged bankruptcy plan and acquisition by The Anschutz Corporation

29-Aug-01
$5.9 billion
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Westvaco Corporation

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The Mead Corporation

Advised Westvaco Corporation, a packaging and paper products company, on its merger-of-equals with The Mead Corporation

16-Jul-01
$982 million
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Sterling Chemicals

Advised Sterling Chemicals in connection with its Chapter 11 proceedings

10-Aug-00
$750 million
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Radisson Group, Inc.

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Olympus Real Estate Fund (Hicks, Muse)

(subsidiary of Carlson Companies, Inc.)
Advised Carlson Companies, Inc., the owner of the Radisson Hotels brand, on the formation of a $750 million Radisson Hotel acquisition fund, Radisson-Olympus Capital Partners.

17-Feb-00
$866 million
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Shorewood Packaging Corporation

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International Paper Company

Advised Shorewood on its successful hostile takeover defense from Chesapeake Corp., achieving a $21.00 friendly cash offer from an original $17.25 hostile bid.

16-Jun-99
$2.5 billion
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TriNet Corporate Realty Trust, Inc.

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Starwood Financial Trust

Advised TriNet on a stock for stock merger with Starwood Financial, creating a leading player in the specialty real estate finance area

14-Apr-99
$1.3 billion
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Berkshire Realty Company, Inc.

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Berkshire Chairman, Goldman Sachs and The Blackstone Group

Advised investor group led by Berkshire Realty Chairman, Goldman Sachs and The Blackstone Group on the buyout of Berkshire Realty, a multi-family REIT that owns 82 apartment communities located in Florida, Texas and the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern US

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