Recent Transactions

20-Sep-96
$3.9 billion
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PanAmSat Corp.

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Acquiror: 
Hughes Electronics Corp.

Advised Hughes on the acquisition of PanAmSat, creating the world’s premier privately-owned global satellite communications provider

17-Dec-96
$1.3 billion
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Genetics Institute

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Acquiror: 
American Home Products

Represented the Special Committee to the Board of Directors of Genetics Institute as AHP exercised its option to acquire the remaining 40% of Genetics Institute

18-Feb-97
$1.1 billion
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Viacom Inc.

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Acquiror: 
Chancellor Broadcasting

- various radio assets
Advised Chancellor in the purchase of Viacom’s radio assets

18-Feb-97
$1.8 billion
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Chancellor Broadcasting

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Acquiror: 
Evergreen Media Corp.

Provided a fairness opinion for the merger of Chancellor and Evergreen. The transaction created the largest pure-play radio company in the U.S.

09-Jun-97
$540 million
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Robertson Stephens & Company

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Bank America Corporation

Advised Robertson, Stephens & Co. on the sale of 100% of this privately-held securities firm to BankAmerica in a friendly all-cash transaction.

23-Jun-97
$4.4 billion
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Tandem Computers Inc.

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Acquiror: 
Compaq Computer Corporation

Advised Compaq on the purchase, for stock, of Tandem, a maker of fault-tolerant server and hardware products

22-Jul-97
$1.7 billion
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Cigarrera La Moderna

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Acquiror: 
B.A.T. Industries Plc

, subsidiary of Empresas La Moderna Advised Empresas La Moderna on the sale of its subsidiary Cigarrera La Moderna, Mexico’s largest cigarette producer, for a combination of cash and redeemable notes

27-Oct-97
$1.9 billion
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LIN Television Corporation

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Acquiror: 
Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst Incorporated

Advised Hicks, Muse on the acquisition of LIN Television, which owns and operates eight network-affiliated television stations, and provides marketing and programming for four additional stations through Local Marketing Agreements

16-Jan-98
$NA
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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.

26-Jan-98
$9.6 billion
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Digital Equipment Corporation

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Acquiror: 
Compaq Computer Corporation

Advised Compaq on the purchase, for cash and stock, of Digital, a maker of PCs and high performance servers and a provider of enterprise solutions and multi-vendor services. The acquisition is the largest technology transaction to date and creates the second largest enterprise computing company in the world

04-Feb-98
$75 million
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The Ritz-Carlton

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Acquiror: 
Blackstone Capital Partners

, Boston (Sumitomo Bank)
Advised Sumitomo Bank on the public sale to the Blackstone Group of its promissory note secured by the first mortgage on The Ritz-Carlton, Boston.

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

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Wang Laboratories Inc.

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

07-Jul-98
$1.7 billion
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LIN Television Corporation

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Acquiror: 
Chancellor Media Corp.

Advised LIN on its sale to Chancellor Media

16-Jul-98
$1.5 billion
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iMCI

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Acquiror: 
Cable and Wireless plc

, MCI’s Internet Business
Advised C&W on the financing of its iMCI acquisition via the largest equity primary placement to date in the London market

14-Apr-99
$1.3 billion
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Berkshire Realty Company, Inc.

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Acquiror: 
Berkshire Chairman, Goldman Sachs and The Blackstone Group

Advised investor group led by Berkshire Realty Chairman, Goldman Sachs and The Blackstone Group on the buyout of Berkshire Realty, a multi-family REIT that owns 82 apartment communities located in Florida, Texas and the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern U.S.

01-Jun-99
$601 million
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Aquarion Company

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Kelda Group plc

Advised Kelda Group (formerly Yorkshire Water) on the all-cash purchase of Aquarion Company, a US water utility group.

01-Jun-99
$1.6 billion
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Chancellor Media Corp

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Lamar Advertising Co.

(Outdoor Advertising Division) Advised Chancellor Media on the sale of its outdoor advertising unit for a combination of stock and cash

16-Jun-99
$2.5 billion
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TriNet Corporate Realty Trust, Inc.

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Starwood Financial Trust

Advised TriNet on a stock for stock merger with Starwood Financial, creating a leading player in the specialty real estate finance area

29-Jun-99
$3.0 billion
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Alta Vista Company

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CMGI Inc.

(Compaq Computer Corp.) Advised Compaq Computer Corporation on the sale of an 83% stake in the Alta Vista Company for a combination of CMGI common equity, preferred stock and a note

04-Oct-99
$23.5 billion
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AMFM, Inc.

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Clear Channel Communications, Inc.

Advised AMFM on the sale of the company to Clear Channel Communications to form the largest U.S. radio company

02-Dec-99
$NA
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Microsoft Corp.

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Acquiror: 
U.S. Department of Justice – Antitrust Div.

Retained by the U.S. Justice Department to advise it on the financial implications of the full range of potential remedies in the Microsoft antitrust case (U.S. v. Microsoft).

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.

17-Feb-00
$866 million
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Shorewood Packaging Corporation

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Acquiror: 
International Paper Company

Advised Shorewood on its successful hostile takeover defense from Chesapeake Corp., achieving a $21.00 friendly cash offer from an original $17.25 hostile bid.

17-Jul-00
$10.5 billion
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Diageo plc

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Acquiror: 
General Mills, Inc.

Advised Diageo on the sale of The Pillsbury Company for $5.1 billion in assumed debt and $5.4 billion in stock to General Mills.

10-Aug-00
$750 million
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Radisson Group, Inc.

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Acquiror: 
Olympus Real Estate Fund (Hicks, Muse)

(subsidiary of Carlson Companies, Inc.)
Advised Carlson Companies, Inc., the owner of the Radisson Hotels brand, on the formation of a $750 million Radisson Hotel acquisition fund, Radisson-Olympus Capital Partners.

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