Recent Transactions

30-Sep-20
$236 million
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J. Jill, Inc.

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TowerBrook Capital Partners L.P.

Advised TowerBrook Capital Partners L.P., a leading investment management company and majority shareholder of J. Jill, on the comprehensive out-of-court recapitalization of J. Jill 

10-Sep-20
$195 million
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Saga plc

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Sir Roger De Haan

Advised Sir Roger De Haan on his cornerstone investment of £100m in Saga, the UK provider of products and services exclusively for the over 50s, as part of its £150m equity raise

06-Apr-20
$352 million
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WH Smith PLC

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

20-Dec-19
$50 million
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Destination Maternity Corporation

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Marquee Brands

Advised Destination Maternity Corporation, the largest maternity, apparel specialty retailer in the United States, on the sale of its intellectual property, e-commerce business, marketing partnership business, store-in-store retail business and other assets to Marquee Brands, a US based investment firm, as part of the Company’s Chapter 11 reorganization

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

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

26-Jul-19
$518 million
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Crossmark

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Advised an ad hoc group of lenders on the comprehensive out-of-court recapitalization of Crossmark, a sales and marketing services company that provides solutions for consumer-branded suppliers and retailers

18-Nov-18
$876 million
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David's Bridal

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Advised the Ad Hoc Group of the company's $481mm term loan with respect to the company's prepackaged Chapter 11 restructuring

28-Sep-18
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Blue Sky Alternative Investments Limited

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Oaktree Capital Management L.P.

Advised Blue Sky, an ASX-listed diversified alternative assets manager, on its response to an activist short-seller campaign, strategic review of recapitalisation options, and receipt of a A$50m long-term capital investment by Oaktree via a 7-year senior secured convertible loan note facility

23-May-18
$93 million
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Dairy Crest Group PLC

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Advised Dairy Crest, a leading British dairy company, on a non-pre-emptive cash placing, raising proceeds of approximately £70 million

02-May-16
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Fairway Group Holdings Corp.

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Advised Fairway Group Holdings Corp., a grocery store chain operating fifteen stores in the New York metropolitan area, in connection with its pre-packaged Chapter 11 bankruptcy plan

17-Dec-15
$130 million
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Airopack Technology Group AG

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Apollo Global Management, LLC

Advised Airopack Technology Group, developer of a revolutionary all-plastic dispenser, on a €120 million debt and equity investment from funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, and the concurrently announced proposed acquisition of the 50% stake it does not already own in Airolux AG, its joint venture with Resilux NV

27-Mar-15
$1.4 billion
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AA plc

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Advised AA plc, the UK’s leading roadside assistance provider, on the refinancing of its high yield bond and PIK instrument

31-Jul-13
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CPP Group plc

Advised on the comprehensive restructuring of its balance sheet, including sale of the US business, terming out the existing RCF and creation of additional liquidity by the long term deferral of business partner payments

12-Jun-13
$893 million
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A$1.6b non-core loan portfolio

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Goldman Sachs Group. Inc.

Advised Suncorp Group Ltd (ASX:SUN), a leading general insurance, retail banking and life insurance group in Australia and New Zealand, on the sale of a A$1.6b portfolio of performing and non-performing (corporate and property) loans to Goldman Sachs Group Inc., an American multinational investment banking firm

11-Dec-12
$51.6 billion
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American International Group (AIG)

Advised the United States Department of the Treasury (“UST”) on the full reduction of its 92% ownership stake in the insurer through numerous Secondary Public Offering Transactions

18-Jun-12
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Pension Trustees of Howden Joinery Group plc

Advised the Pension Trustees of Howden Joinery Group plc in negotiating a revised schedule of deficit reduction payments, and with regards to their security position relative to the Company’s lenders

04-May-12
$55 million
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Armajaro Trading Limited

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International Finance Corporation

Advised Armajaro Trading Limited, a global soft commodity trading house and supply chain manager, on raising mezzanine capital from the International Finance Corporation, a unit of the World Bank

11-Feb-11
$986 million
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Findel plc

Advised Findel plc, a UK listed multi-channel retailer, on the restructuring of its balance sheet comprising an equity capital raising and refinancing of its debt and pension obligations

22-Nov-10
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U.S. Department of the Treasury

Advised the United States Department of the Treasury on the management and disposition of its common shares of AIG

28-Jun-10
$1.3 billion
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Guinness Peat Group plc

Advised GPG plc, a listed investment company, on potential restructuring alternatives

07-Mar-08
$1.5 billion
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Ambac Financial Group, Inc.

Advised a consortium of leading global financial institutions and investors, including but not limited to Banc of America Securities LLC; Citigroup Global Markets Inc.; Dresdner Kleinwort Securities LLC; Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc.; and UBS Securities LLC, on its participation in a recapitalization of Ambac Financial Group, Inc.

17-Oct-05
$16.8 billion
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Refco

Acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Refco Inc. in connection with its Chapter 11 proceedings which included the sale of substantially all of the assets of Refco's regulated commodities futures business to Man Financial for $1.2 billion

21-Mar-03
$6.1 billion
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Conseco, Inc.

Advised the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Conseco, Inc., a life insurance and annuities company, on the financial restructuring of the Company’s $6 billion of externally held financial indebtedness

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