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

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

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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Acquiror: 
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

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

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.

28-Jul-22
Pending
$1.6 billion
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Derco Holdings

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Acquiror: 
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

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

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

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

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N/A

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

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

23-Nov-20
$120 million
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Greencore Group plc

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Advised Greencore Group plc, a leading UK manufacturer of convenience foods based in Ireland, on its £90mm non pre-emptive equity placing

11-Jun-20
$760 million
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CSM Bakery Solutions

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Rhône Group

Advised the Ad-Hoc Group of First Lien and Second Lien Lenders on consensual out-of-court amend & extend

09-Jun-20
$1.02 billion
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LIXIL VIVA

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Acquiror: 
Arcland Sakamoto

Advising Arcland Sakamoto, a leading owner and operator of large home centers, on the acquisition of LIXIL VIVA, a leading owner and operator of large home centers and a listed subsidiary of LIXIL Group, a leading Japanese manufacturer of building and housing materials

06-Apr-20
$352 million
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WH Smith PLC

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N/A

Advised WH Smith PLC, one of the UK’s leading retailers, on its £166m non pre-emptive equity placing and new £120mm financing facility

09-Mar-20
$10.6 billion
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Tesco plc’s Thailand and Malaysia businesses

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Acquiror: 
Charoen Pokphand Group

Advised Tesco plc, a leading UK retailer, on the sale of its Thailand and Malaysia businesses to Charoen Pokphand Group, the Thai conglomerate 

28-Feb-20
$NA
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Rights to Three Skin Care Brands in Mexico

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Acquiror: 
Grisi Hnos

Advised GlaxoSmithKline plc (“GSK”), the UK listed international pharmaceutical and consumer healthcare company, on the divestiture of the Mexico rights to Hinds, Capent and Eclipsol to Mexico-based Grisi Hnos

20-Feb-20
$NA
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Asia and US rights to Physiogel

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Acquiror: 
LG Household & Health Care

Advised GlaxoSmithKline plc (“GSK”), the UK listed international pharmaceutical and consumer healthcare company, on the divestiture of the rights to Physiogel Asia and the US to Korea-based LG Household & Health Care Ltd

16-Jan-20
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Daimler's Mercedes-Benz passenger car and private vans distribution operations in Colombia

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Acquiror: 
Inchcape PLC

Advised Inchcape, a leading global independent multi-brand automotive distributor, on its acquisition of the Mercedes-Benz passenger car and private vans distribution operations in Colombia from Daimler Colombia

19-Dec-19
$13.5 million
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Nitta Casings and Nitta Casings Canada

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Acquiror: 
Viscofan

Advised Viscofan (BME:VIS), the #1 producer of artificial casings for the meat industry worldwide (>30% market share), on the acquisition of Nitta Casings and Nitta Casings Canada (“NCI” and “NCCI”) one of the leading brands in the production of collagen casings in North America, from Nitta Gelatin (TSE:4977)  

27-Nov-19
$320 million
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David’s Bridal Inc.

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N/A

Advised David’s Bridal, a leading bridal gown and special occasion dress retailer, on its out-of-court recapitalization

19-Nov-19
$NA
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New Belgium Brewing

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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 New Belgium Brewing, a leading US independent craft brewery

17-Oct-19
$400 million
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Marshall Retail Group

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Acquiror: 
WH Smith plc

Advised WH Smith PLC, one of the UK’s leading retailers, on the acquisition of Marshall Retail Group, a market leading US travel retailer with operations across airport, resort and tourist locations, from Brentwood Associates, a consumer-focused private equity firm

26-Apr-19
$200 million
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Lion's Specialty Cheese division

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Acquiror: 
Saputo Inc.

Advised Lion, an Australian subsidiary of Kirin and one of Australasia’s leading food and beverage companies, on the sale of its Specialty Cheese division to Saputo, one of the top ten dairy processors in the world  

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