Recent Transactions

16-Jan-98
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Borden Foods International

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Acquiror: 
Nestlé S.A.

Advised Nestlé on its acquisition of Borden Foods International’s businesses, which have sales of more than $400 million.

02-Mar-98
$400 million
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Olsy SpA (Olivetti SpA)

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Acquiror: 
Wang Laboratories Inc.

Advised Wang on its acquisition of Olsy, the systems and solutions division of Olivetti, for a combination of cash and securities.

06-Aug-99
$12.8 billion
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One2One

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Acquiror: 
Deutsche Telekom AG

(joint venture between Cable and Wireless plc and Media One)
Strategic advice to C&W in connection with the sale of One2One, a UK mobile phone operator, 50% owned by C&W and 50% owned by Media One

15-Feb-00
$555 million
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Seguros Comercial América

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Acquiror: 
ING Groep N.V.

, S.A. de C.V. (stake owned by Savia S.A. de C.V.)
Advised Savia on the sale of a minority stake in Seguros Comercial América, the largest Mexican insurance company, to ING Groep.

22-Sep-00
$750 million
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AerFi Group plc

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Acquiror: 
debis AirFinance (subsidiary of Daimler Chrysler AG)

Advised AerFi on its sale to debis AirFinance .

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.

16-Jan-01
$11.5 billion
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Ralston Purina Co.

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Acquiror: 
Nestlé S.A.

Advised Nestlé on the agreed cash offer for the US pet-food company Ralston Purina

30-Jul-01
$117 million
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Kymata Ltd.

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Acquiror: 
Alcatel Optronics

Advised Kymata Ltd, the Scottish manufacturer of optical components, on its sale to Alcatel Optronics of France.

06-May-02
$1.4 billion
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Pegaso Telecomunicaciones

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Acquiror: 
Telefonica Moviles S.A.

Advised Pegaso, Mexico’s No. 2 wireless provider, on its financial restructuring and subsequent sale of 65% stake to Telefonica

15-May-02
$230 million
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Completel Europe NV

Advised Completel, an alternative telecom operator, on a balance sheet restructuring and recapitalisation agreement involving an exchange offer for €255 million in face value of public bonds (debt/equity swap), €30 million in new capital from two major shareholders and €8 million from certain bondholders

24-Jul-02
$5.4 billion
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United Pan-Europe Communications NV

Advised the Committee representing holders of UPC’s Senior Notes and Senior Discount Notes in the negotiations with UPC and its Liberty Media controlled parent company, UnitedGlobalCom, about a proposed balance sheet restructuring and recapitalisation of UPC

18-Mar-03
$7.0 billion
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Wella AG

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Acquiror: 
The Procter & Gamble Company

Advised Wella AG, a global market leader in hair care and fragrances, on its sale to The Procter & Gamble Company

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

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Acquiror: 
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.

01-Dec-04
$1.1 billion
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TUI AG

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Acquiror: 
Deutsche Bank, Riu Hotel Group, Caja de Ahorros del Mediterraneo, Grupo de Empressas Matutes

(31.3 % stake owned by WestLB)
Advised TUI AG, Europe’s largest tourism company, in connection with WestLB’s sale of its 31.3% stake in TUI AG.

12-Jan-05
$4.5 billion
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Aggregate Industries PLC

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Acquiror: 
Holcim Ltd.

Advised Aggregate Industries PLC on the sale of the company to Holcim Ltd

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

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

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

01-Sep-05
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Minit Group

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Acquiror: 
CVC Capital Partners

(wholly owned by UBS Capital)
Advised UBS Capital on its sale of the Minit Group, the world's largest shoe repair and key cutting services chain, to CVC Capital Partners

09-Sep-05
$1.0 billion
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7-Eleven, Inc.

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Acquiror: 
Seven-Eleven Japan Co., Ltd

Advised the special committee of 7-Eleven, Inc. in connection with its evaluation of an unsolicited tender offer commenced by Seven-Eleven Japan Co., Ltd

15-Sep-05
$NA
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MTU Friedrichshafen

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Acquiror: 
DaimlerChrysler AG

(minority shareholding of the Maybach Family)
Advised the Maybach Family Shareholders on the sale of their shareholding in MTU Friedrichshafen, one of the leading global manufacturers of high speed diesel engines, to majority shareholder DaimlerChrysler AG

20-Oct-05
$NA
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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

25-Oct-05
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Allgemeine HypothekenBank Rheinboden AG

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Acquiror: 
Beteiligungsgesellschaft der Gewerkschaften AG (BGAG)

(49.9% stake owned by BHW Holdings AG) Advised BHW Holding AG, a retail financial services group, on the sale of its 49.9% stake in Allgemeine HypothekenBank Rheinboden AG, a leading German mortgage and Pfandbrief bank

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

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

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Acquiror: 
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

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