Recent Transactions

20-Jun-24
Pending
$1.8 billion
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CP Kelco

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Tate & Lyle

Advising Tate & Lyle plc, a UK-listed specialty food and beverage ingredients company, on the acquisition of CP Kelco, a US-based provider of pectin, speciality gums and other nature-based ingredients, from J.M. Huber Corporation

06-May-24
Pending
Undisclosed
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Veen Bosch & Keuning

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Acquiror: 
Simon & Schuster

Advising Veen Bosch & Keuning, the largest book publisher in the Netherlands, on its sale to Simon & Schuster, one of the world’s preeminent publishing houses 

01-May-24
Undisclosed
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Functional Formularies

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Acquiror: 
Danone

Advised Danone on its acquisition of Functional Formularies, a leading whole foods tube feeding business in the US, from Swander Pace Capital

09-Apr-24
Undisclosed
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Tegra’s Operating Entities in Honduras, El Salvador, and the U.S.

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SAE-A Trading

Advising Tegra, a premier and leading near and onshore apparel manufacturer for sport, team, and performance apparel, on the sale of its operating entities in Honduras, El Salvador, and the U.S. to SAE-A Trading, a vertically integrated textile and apparel garment manufacturer

21-Jul-23
Undisclosed
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Synfonium / Qwant / Shadow

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Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations (CDC) / Banque des Territoires

Advised Banque des Territoires / Groupe Caisse des Dépôts (CDC), a French Public Institution, on the investment in the newly created platform Synfonium, incorporating Shadow, a cloud-based platform, and Qwant, a sovereign search engine. CDC will hold a 25% stake in Synfonium, while Octave Klaba and Miroslaw Klaba, the co-founders of OVHcloud, will hold the remaining 75%

14-Jul-23
$333 million
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Canopy Growth Corporation

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N/A

Advised Canopy Growth, a leading diversified cannabis company, on a series of agreements, including privately negotiated redemption agreements with certain holders of its unsecured senior notes due July 15, 2023 and agreements with certain of its lenders under its term loan credit agreement dated March 18, 2021, that will have the overall effect of deleveraging the Company’s balance sheet by ~C$437mm over time

14-Jul-23
$674 million
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Juice Plus+

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Advised Juice Plus+, a global health and wellness company in the direct selling space on a comprehensive recapitalization transaction

20-Jun-23
Pending
$595 million
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Lookers Plc

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Alpha Auto Group

Advising JerseyCo, the indirect Holdco of Alpha Auto Group, a Canadian automotive dealership group, on its acquisition of Lookers Plc, a leading UK automotive dealership group

26-Apr-23
Pending
$127 million
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Marley Spoon business combination with 468 SPAC II

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468 SPAC II SE

Advising Marley Spoon SE, an ASX listed global subscription-based meal kit provider, on its business combination agreement with 468 SPAC II, simultaneous capital raising and amendment to existing debt facilities

16-Feb-23
Pending
$220 million
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Flavor Specialty Ingredients division of IFF

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Exponent Private Equity

Sole financial adviser to Exponent, one of the UK’s leading private equity firms, on the acquisition of IFF’s Flavor Specialty Ingredients division, a global leader in the base aromas market

25-Oct-22
Pending
Undisclosed
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Acreage Holdings

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Canopy Growth Corporation

Advising Canopy Growth, a leading diversified cannabis company, on the re-organization and consolidation of its U.S. cannabis assets under a new holding company, Canopy USA, and on related investments and debt repurchase transactions

02-Sep-22
Pending
$205 million
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brsk

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Acquiror: 
Ares Management

Advising brsk, a UK-based alternative network broadband provider, on its first debt-raise of £178m from Ares Management, a leading global alternative investment manager

09-Aug-22
$1.2 billion
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Recipe Unlimited Corporation

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Acquiror: 
Fairfax Financial Holdings

Advising the Special Committee of Recipe Unlimited, the largest full-service restaurant company in Canada, on its go private transaction with Fairfax Financial Holdings 

08-Aug-22
Undisclosed
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UK Operations of Lion Pty Limited

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Odyssey Inns Ltd

Advised Lion Pty Limited, one of Australasia’s leading beverage companies and a wholly owned subsidiary of Japanese conglomerate Kirin Holdings Co., Ltd., on the divestment of its UK operations to Odyssey Inns Ltd.

02-Aug-22
Pending
Undisclosed
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Wildstone

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Acquiror: 
Antin Infrastructure Partners

Advising DigitalBridge, one of the largest global digital infrastructure investors, on the sale of Wildstone, Europe’s largest owner of independent outdoor media infrastructure, to Antin Infrastructure Partners

28-Jul-22
Pending
$1.6 billion
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Derco Holdings

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Inchcape Plc

Advising and acting as sponsor to Inchcape plc, the leading independent global automotive distributor, on its proposed Class 1 acquisition of Derco, the largest independent automotive distributor by volume in Latin America

08-Apr-22
$364 million
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Netomnia

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Acquiror: 
DigitalBridge Investment Management, Advencap, SoHo Square

Advised Netomnia, a leading UK-based fiber operator, on its £295m fundraise led by DigitalBridge Investment Management with follow-on commitments from existing shareholders Soho Square Capital LLP and Advencap Limited

02-Feb-22
Pending
$247 million
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Telxius Telecom

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Consortium of Telefónica and Pontegadea

Advising KKR, on the disposal of its 40% stake in Telxius Telecom, a global telecommunications infrastructure company, to a consortium formed by Telefónica and Pontegadea

05-Jan-22
Pending
Undisclosed
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Emitel S.A.

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Acquiror: 
Cordiant Digital Infrastructure Limited

Advised Cordiant Digital Infrastructure Limited, a UK-listed Investment Trust, on the acquisition of Emitel S.A., a Polish telecom tower infrastructure business 

07-Dec-21
Pending
Undisclosed
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Interamericana Trading Corporation and Simpson Motors

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Acquiror: 
Inchcape plc

Advising Inchcape plc, the leading independent global automotive distributor, on the acquisition of Interamericana Trading Corporation (“ITC”), a leading independent automotive distributor in the Caribbean region, and Simpson Motors, the leading automotive retailer in Barbados, from the Simpson Group

15-Nov-21
$166 million
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Netomnia

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Avenue Capital, Advencap

Advised Netomnia, a UK-based fibre operator, on its first large-scale fundraise of £123m 

12-Nov-21
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Grupo Totalmédia

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Consortium of Private Investors Led by the Management Team

Advised Explorer Investments on the sale of Grupo Totalmédia, the leading specialist logistics player in Iberia operating in two-man home delivery, assembly and installation of furniture, heavy goods and groceries as well as the distribution of autoparts and leaflets

05-Oct-21
$175 million
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Kao Data Ltd

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Acquiror: 
Infratil Ltd

Advised Kao Data Ltd, which is jointly owned by Legal & General Group PLC and Noé Group subsidiary Hockham, on raising an initial £120m-£130m growth capital commitment from Infratil Ltd with the objective of creating a £500m data centre platform

07-Sep-21
Pending
$500 million
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SiFi Networks America Limited (JV + 16.7% stake)

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Acquiror: 
APG Group NV

Advising SiFi Networks America Limited, which provides open access fiber-to-the-home (“FTTH”) networks across the US, on the sale of a 16.7% stake and establishing a joint venture with APG, under which APG will invest a $500m equity commitment

05-Aug-21
$2 billion
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Score Media and Gaming, Inc.

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Penn National Gaming, Inc.

Advising the Board of Directors of Score Media and Gaming (“theScore”), a leading digital media and sports betting and technology company, regarding the acquisition of theScore by Penn National Gaming

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