Recent Transactions

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

16-Nov-23
~$400 million
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Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards (Brown-Forman)

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Acquiror: 
The Duckhorn Portfolio

Advised Brown-Forman, the largest American-owned spirits and wine company, on its sale of Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards to The Duckhorn Portfolio

04-Sep-23
Pending
$6.6 billion AUD
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Liontown Resources Limited

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Acquiror: 
Albemarle Corporation

Advising Australian-based lithium company Liontown Resources Limited on its response to change of control proposals from Albemarle Corporation

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

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

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Acquiror: 
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

29-Nov-22
Undisclosed
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Staff Brain Co., Ltd. And Technobrain Co., Ltd.

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Acquiror: 
World Co., LTD.

World Co., LTD. ("World"), a regional staffing company in Japan, acquired Brain Group (Staff Brain Co., Ltd. and Technobrain Co., Ltd.), regional staffing companies in Japan

03-Nov-22
Undisclosed
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Pixelligent Technologies

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Acquiror: 
MVolution Partners

Advised Pixelligent Technologies, a leading manufacturer of nanocrystal material used in consumer electronic devices, on its growth capital raise

25-Oct-22
Pending
Undisclosed
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Acreage Holdings

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Acquiror: 
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

08-Aug-22
Pending
$3.0 billion
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InSinkErator (Emerson Electric)

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Acquiror: 
Whirlpool Corporation

Advised Whirlpool Corporation on its announced acquisition of InSinkErator, the world’s largest manufacturer of food waste disposers and instant hot water dispensers for home and commercial use from Emerson Electric for cash consideration of $3.0 billion

30-Jun-22
~$210 million
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Liontown Resources

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Offtake Agreement and Financing Facility from Ford Motor Company

Advised Liontown Resources, an ASX-listed lithium company focused on the development of the world-class Kathleen Valley Lithium Project, on a lithium spodumene concentrate offtake agreement and A$300m financing facility from Ford Motor Company

30-Jun-22
Undisclosed
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Sands Family

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Acquiror: 
Constellation Brands, Inc

Advised the Sands Family in connection with the elimination of Constellation Brands' Class B common stock, which included the conversion of each share of Class B common stock into the right to receive one share of Class A common stock plus $64.64 in cash consideration

19-Apr-22
Pending
$107 million
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Syrah Resources

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Acquiror: 
U.S. Department of Energy

Advisor to Syrah Resources, an ASX-listed industrial minerals and technology company, on its US$107mm loan from the U.S. Department of Energy under the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing loan program to fund the initial expansion of its Vidalia active anode material facility in Louisiana, USA

08-Dec-21
$240 million
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Alert 360

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Acquiror: 
My Alarm Center

Advising My Alarm Center, a nationwide provider of security and smart home monitoring services, on the acquisition of Alert 360, a leading competitor in the alarm monitoring industry

10-Nov-21
Undisclosed
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Bell's Brewery

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Acquiror: 
Lion / Kirin

Advised Lion, one of Australasia’s leading beverage companies and a wholly owned subsidiary of Japanese conglomerate Kirin Holdings, on the acquisition of Bell’s Brewery, a leading US independent craft brewery

05-Nov-21
$240 million
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MetalX, Inc.

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Acquiror: 
BlueScope Steel Limited

Advised MetalX, Inc., a leading ferrous and non-ferrous metal scrap recycling company, on the sale of substantially all of its ferrous scrap processing business to BlueScope Steel Limited, an Australian-listed provider of steel materials, products, systems and technologies

14-Jul-21
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New Day Aluminum LLC

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Acquiror: 
Concord Resources Ltd.

Advised DADA Holdings on the sale of its majority stake in New Day Aluminum LLC to Concord Resources Ltd.

12-Jul-21
Pending
$1.7 billion
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Tate & Lyle PLC’s Primary Products business in North America and Latin America (50% stake)

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Acquiror: 
KPS Capital Partners

Advising Tate & Lyle PLC, a leading UK-based global provider of food and beverage ingredients and solutions, on its sale of a controlling stake in its Primary Products business in North America and Latin America

11-Jun-21
$248 million
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My Alarm Center

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Acquiror: 
Ad Hoc Group of First Lien Lenders

Advised the Ad Hoc Group of First Lien Lenders on the pre-packaged Chapter 11 restructuring of My Alarm Center, a provider of security and smart home monitoring services

07-Jun-21
Undisclosed
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Rights to General, Right Guard and Dry Idea brands

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Advised Henkel on its brand divestment program (including the sale of the General, Right Guard and Dry Idea brands)

10-May-21
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International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc.’s Fruit Preparations business

Acquiror: 
Frulact Serviços Partilhados, SA

Advised International Flavors & Fragrances on the divestiture of its European-based Fruit Preparation business to Frulact Serviços Partilhados, SA

31-Mar-21
$801 million
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Assets of NPC International, a former national Wendy’s and Pizza Hut franchisee

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Acquiror: 
Flynn Restaurant Group and a consortium of existing Wendy’s franchisees

Advised the Company on its chapter 11 proceedings and $801mm sale through a § 363 process

18-Mar-21
$750 million
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Canopy Growth Corporation

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Acquiror: 
King Street Capital Management, L.P.

Advised Canopy Growth, a leading diversified cannabis company, on its US$750 million term loan financing with King Street Capital Management, L.P.

25-Feb-21
$1.5 billion
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Ascena Retail Group, Inc.

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Acquiror: 
Sycamore Partners

Advised the Ad Hoc Group of First-Lien Term Loan lenders of Ascena Retail Group, Inc. with respect to (i) negotiation of a restructuring support agreement, including a fully backstopped DIP and exit financing and (ii) a sale of Ann Taylor, LOFT and Lane Bryant as well as the intellectual property assets of the Justice and Catherine’s brands.

11-Feb-21
Undisclosed
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Alumisource Corporation

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Acquiror: 
Sims Limited

Advised Sims Limited, a global leader in metal recycling and electronics recovery, on the acquisition of certain commercial and operating assets of Alumisource Corporation

29-Dec-20
$110 million
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Biogix, Inc.

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Acquiror: 
Alliance Pharma plc

Advised Biogix, Inc., a leader in the development, research and distribution of clinically tested menopause and perimenopause supplements in the U.S. under the flagship brand Amberen, on its sale to Alliance Pharma plc

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