Recent Transactions

22-Nov-06
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CABB GmbH

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Acquiror: 
AXA Private Equity

Advised Gilde Buy Out Partners on the sale of CABB, a leading producer of monochloroacetic acid and related specialty intermediates, to AXA Private Equity

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

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Acquiror: 
SFR S.A.

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

17-Jul-06
$132 million
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Leader Price Polska Sp. z.o.o.

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Acquiror: 
Tesco plc

(a wholly-owned subsidiary of Groupe Casino)
Advised Tesco PLC on the acquisition of the Polish business of Leader Price, a convenience store retailer, from Groupe Casino, a French retailer

21-Jun-06
$NA
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Foster Yeoman Limited

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Acquiror: 
Aggregate Industries Limited (a wholly owned subsidiary of Holcim Ltd)

Advised Aggregate Industries Limited on a recommended cash offer for Foster Yeoman Limited, a privately-held UK heavy building materials group

03-Jun-06
$607 million
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Deutz AG

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Acquiror: 
Same Deutz-Fahr

Advised the Executive Board and Supervisory Board of Deutz AG, a leading global engine and power systems manufacturer, regarding the mandatory offer made by Same Deutz-Fahr, a leading international manufacturer of tractors, engines and agricultural machinery, for the outstanding shares of Deutz AG

24-Mar-06
$21.2 billion
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Schering AG

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Acquiror: 
Bayer AG

Advised Bayer on its public offer for Schering, an international pharmaceuticals group based in Berlin, Germany

20-Feb-06
$254 million
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Textile Effects

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Acquiror: 
Huntsman Corporation

(division of Ciba Specialty Chemicals AG)
Advised Ciba Specialty Chemicals AG on the sale of its global Textile Effects business

03-Jan-06
$NA
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TQ3 Travel Solutions

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Acquiror: 
BCD Holdings N.V.

(divison of TUI AG)
Advised TUI AG on the sale of TQ3 Travel Solutions, a leading global provider of business travel services, to BCD Holdings N.V. The transaction value was not disclosed

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

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

25-Oct-05
$NA
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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

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

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

01-Sep-05
$NA
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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

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

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

13-Jan-05
$153 million
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Deutz AG

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Acquiror: 
Wärtsilä Oyj

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

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

01-Dec-04
$1.1 billion
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Target: 

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.

15-Oct-04
$135 million
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Target: 

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.

18-Mar-03
$7.0 billion
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Target: 

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

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

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

06-May-02
$1.4 billion
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Target: 

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

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.

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