Recent Transactions

13-May-14
$80 million
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Publications International, Ltd. Children’s Division

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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

10-Apr-14
$NA
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Flint Group

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Acquiror: 
Consortium of Goldman Sachs MBD and Koch Industries

Advised Flint Group, a portfolio company of CVC Capital Partners and a global leader in the manufacturing of printing inks and consumables on its sale to a consortium consisting of Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking and the private equity arm of Koch Industries

08-Apr-14
$NA
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ARTnews

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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

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

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

18-Feb-14
$25.1 billion
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Forest Laboratories Inc.

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Acquiror: 
Actavis plc

Advised Actavis plc, a global, integrated specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing, manufacturing and distributing generic, brand and biosimilar products on its acquisition of Forest Laboratories Inc.

09-Dec-13
$NA
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Lazada Group GmbH

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Acquiror: 
Tesco plc

Advised Tesco plc, a listed FTSE 100 retailer, on its acquisition of a significant minority shareholding in Lazada, the leading online general merchandise retailer in South East Asia

04-Dec-13
$850 million
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Megapolis Distribution

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Acquiror: 
Japan Tobacco Inc

Advised Japan Tobacco Inc in connection with the acquisition of a minority stake in Megapolis Distribution B.V., Russia’s leading tobacco distributor

30-Oct-13
$NA
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Leather Services Business Unit of Clariant International Ltd

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Acquiror: 
Stahl Holdings

Advised Clariant International Ltd, the Swiss specialty chemicals company, on the sale of its Leather Services Business Unit to Stahl Holdings (portfolio company of Wendel), a leading supplier in the leather chemicals and performance coating industries

15-Oct-13
$64 million
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Detergents & Intermediates Business Unit of Clariant International Ltd

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Acquiror: 
International Chemical Investors Group

Advised Clariant International Ltd, the Swiss specialty chemicals company, on the sale of its Detergents & Intermediates Business Unit to International Chemical Investors Group, a privately owned industrial holding company focusing on mid-sized chemicals and pharmaceutical businesses

02-Oct-13
$NA
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Tesco PLC's Chinese retail operations

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Acquiror: 
China Resources Enterprise

Advised Tesco PLC on the formation of a joint venture with China Resources Enterprise, a Hong Kong listed, Chinese retailer, to create the leading multi-format retailer in China

31-Jul-13
$NA
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Schenck Process Holding GmbH

Advised Schenck Process Holding GmbH, a global leader in bulk material handling, providing applications incorporating weighing, feeding, screening and automation solutions, on the establishment and implementation of a refinancing solution leading to the amendment and extension of its existing senior and mezzanine syndicated facilities

20-May-13
$8.5 billion
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Warner Chilcott, plc

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Acquiror: 
Actavis, Inc.

Advised Actavis, Inc., a global, integrated specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing, manufacturing and distributing generic, branded and biosimilar products on its acquisition of Warner Chilcott plc

26-Apr-13
$313 million
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Azelis S.A.

Advised Azelis S.A., a Pan-European distributor of specialty chemicals owned by funds managed by 3i plc, on its covenant reset and a two year maturity extension of its €240m syndicated debt package

26-Apr-13
$NA
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Yakult Honsha

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Acquiror: 
Danone

Advised Danone, a world leading food company, on its business and capital alliance with Yakult Honsha, the largest probiotic dairy product manufacturer in Japan

20-Dec-12
$NA
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Germanischer Lloyd

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Acquiror: 
Det Norske Veritas

Advised Det Norske Veritas on its merger with Germanischer Lloyd to create the third largest player in the Testing, Inspection and Certification industry, focused on ship classification, oil & gas and energy

07-Dec-12
$43 million
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Champion Flour Limited

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Acquiror: 
Nisshin Seifun Group Inc.

Advised Goodman Fielder, a leading Australian listed food company, on the sale of its New Zealand flour milling business, Champion Flour, to Nisshin Seifun Group Inc.

23-Nov-12
$NA
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SAS Group

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Acquiror: 
Norwegian Government

Advised the Norwegian Government in relation to some specific issues in connection with the restructuring of SAS, the leading airline group in Northern Europe

12-Nov-12
~$100 million
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Aurelian Oil & Gas PLC

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Acquiror: 
San Leon Energy PLC

Advised Aurelian Oil & Gas, an AIM-listed E&P company primarily focused on natural gas exploration in Central Europe, on its recommended merger with AIM-listed peer San Leon Energy PLC

17-Oct-12
$2.6 billion
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Cymer, Inc.

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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

20-Sep-12
$1.0 billion
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Becker Underwood

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Acquiror: 
BASF

Advised Norwest Equity Partners on the sale of its portfolio company Becker Underwood, a global leader in the development and commercialization of yield-improving seed-applied biological products for the Agricultural market, to BASF, the world’s largest chemical company

01-Aug-12
$4.0 billion
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Mediclinic International Limited

Advised Mediclinic International, South Africa’s second largest and Switzerland’s largest provider of private hospital services, on the restructuring of its entire balance sheet, including $2.2 billion debt refinancing in Switzerland and a $0.6 billion rights issue in South Africa

12-Jul-12
$5.0 billion
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Aegis Group plc

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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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ASML Holding NV (minority stake)

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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

06-Jul-12
$730 million
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WMF Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik AG

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

Provided fairness opinion to the Executive Management Board of WMF in connection with the voluntary public takeover offer by Finedining Capital GmbH, a holding company in the possession of funds managed by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P.

28-Jun-12
$275 million
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Village Roadshow Entertainment Group

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

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