Recent Transactions

13-Dec-11
$345 million
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Cabot Microelectronics Corporation

Advised Cabot Microelectronics Corporation on its new capital management initiative, including a leveraged recapitalization via a special dividend

13-Jun-11
$2.3 billion
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The Timberland Corporation

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VF Corporation

Advised VF Corporation, a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel on its acquisition of The Timberland Company, a leading outdoor footwear and apparel company

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

07-Feb-11
$548 million
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Wesco Financial Corporation

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Acquiror: 
Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

Advised the Special Committee of Wesco Financial Corporation in connection with Berkshire Hathaway Inc.'s proposal to acquire the remaining 19.9% of the shares of Wesco’s common stock that it does not presently own

13-Dec-10
$256 million
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Maxinutrition Group Holdings Limited

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GlaxoSmithKline Plc

Advised GlaxoSmithKline Plc, the UK listed international pharmaceutical and consumer company, on its acquisition of Maxinutrition Group Holdings Limited, a UK based sports nutrition business, from Darwin Private Equity

07-Dec-10
$500 million
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Medicity, Inc.

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Aetna Inc.

Advised Aetna Inc. on its acquisition of Medicity, Inc., a leading provider of technology solutions to enable the secure access and exchange of healthcare information

01-Dec-10
$NA
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Planar Solutions, LLC

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FUJIFILM Corporation

Advised Wacker Chemie AG on the sale of Wacker Chemical Corporation’s 50% equity stake in Planar Solutions LLC, a dedicated CMP slurry manufacturer, to its JV partner, FUJIFILM Corporation

30-Sep-10
$115 million
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Stroz Friedberg LLC

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Acquiror: 
New Mountain Capital

Advised Stroz Friedberg LLC, a leading global consulting firm for managing digital risk and uncovering digital evidence, on the sale of a 49.9% interest to New Mountain Capital

24-Sep-10
$371 million
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Intec Telecom Systems plc

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CSG Systems

Advised CSG Systems, a leading provider of customer management and billing solutions in North America, on its acquisition of Intec Telecom Systems plc, a global provider of BSS solutions

23-Aug-10
$230 million
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LANDesk Software

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Thoma Bravo

Advised Emerson Electric Co., a diversified global manufacturing and technology company, on its carve-out and sale of LANDesk Software, a provider of systems, security and IT service management software, to Thoma Bravo

12-Aug-10
$NA
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Kohl’s Corporation

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Capital One Financial Corporation

Private Label Credit Card Business
Advised Kohl’s Corporation on a strategic alliance relating to its private label credit card business with Capital One Financial Corporation

04-Jun-10
$232 million
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Manx Telecom

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HgCapital

Advised HgCapital, a leading European private equity investor, on its acquisition of Manx Telecom, the Isle of Man's main telecommunications and internet provider and a subsidiary of Telefónica S.A.

01-Jun-10
$109 million
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AT&T Japan (an AT&T Inc. company)

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Internet Initiative Japan

Advised AT&T Inc., a premier communications holding company, on its sale of the domestic network outsourcing business of AT&T Japan, its Japanese enterprise unit, to Internet Initiative Japan, one of Japan's leading Internet-access and comprehensive network solutions providers

24-May-10
$1.4 billion
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Sterling Commerce, Inc. (an AT&T Inc. company)

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IBM Corporation

Advised AT&T Inc., a premier communications holding company, on its sale of Sterling Commerce, Inc., an enterprise software and services provider, to IBM Corporation, a global IT products and services provider

12-May-10
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Experian plc

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British Sky Broadcasting Group plc

Advised Experian plc, the FTSE100 global information services company, on the sale of certain UK database marketing activities into a newly formed joint venture with British Sky Broadcasting Group PLC

10-Mar-10
$576 million
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Camelot Group plc

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Ontario Teachers’ Pensions Plan

Advised the shareholders of Camelot – Cadbury, De La Rue, Fujitsu, Royal Mail and Thales – on the sale of their shareholdings in Camelot, the operator of the UK National Lottery, to Ontario Teachers’ Pensions Plan

25-Feb-10
$14.4 billion
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Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc.

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The Coca-Cola Company

Advised the Affiliated Transaction Committee of Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. on the sale of its North American bottling operations to The Coca-Cola Company and on its concurrent acquisition of The Coca-Cola Company’s bottling operations in the Nordic region

04-Dec-09
$NA
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Verivox Holding Limited

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Oakley Capital Private Equity LP

Advised the shareholders of Verivox Holdings Limited, comprising Independent News & Media plc and the founders and joint CEOs of Verivox, on the sale of 51% in Verivox, Germany’s leading price comparison website for energy and telecommunications services, to Oakley Capital Private Equity

06-Oct-09
$1.2 billion
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Avocent Corporation

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Acquiror: 
Emerson Electric Co.

Advised Emerson Electric Co., a diversified global technology and industrial company, on its acquisition of Avocent Corporation, a manufacturer of software and hardware products

06-Oct-09
$263 milllion
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ICT Group

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Sykes Enterprises

Advised ICT Group on its merger with Sykes Enterprises, both leading global providers of outsourced customer contact management solutions and services

10-Aug-09
$596 million
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Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, Inc.

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Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Advised the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Barnes & Noble, Inc., the world’s largest bookseller, on its acquisition of Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, Inc.

23-Mar-09
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BearingPoint, Inc.

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Various

Advised BearingPoint, Inc. on the sale of substantially all of its assets, pursuant to a Section 363 process

15-Sep-08
$189 million
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Fermat International

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Moody’s Corporation

Advised Moody’s Corporation on its acquisition of Fermat International, a leading provider of risk and performance management software to the global banking sector

28-Jul-08
$2.1 billion
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Tesco Personal Finance Group Limited

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Tesco plc

Advised Tesco plc in relation to its acquisition of the 50% interest it does not already own in Tesco Personal Finance Group Limited, a joint venture with The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc. Tesco Personal Finance offers a range of retail insurance and banking products under the Tesco brand

21-May-08
$85 million
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Dobbies Garden Centres plc

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Tesco plc

Advised Tesco plc in relation to its public cash offer to acquire the 35% of Dobbies Garden Centres plc which it does not already own

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