Recent Transactions

19-Apr-22
Pending
$107 million
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Syrah Resources

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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-Apr-22
$364 million
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Netomnia

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DigitalBridge Investment Management, Advencap, SoHo Square

Advised Netomnia, a leading UK-based fiber operator, on its £295m fundraise led by DigitalBridge Investment Management with follow-on commitments from existing shareholders Soho Square Capital LLP and Advencap Limited

18-Jan-22
$321 million
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Fusion Connect, Inc.

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Advised Fusion Connect, Inc., a leading service provider of cloud communications and secure network solutions with a focus on serving mid-market and enterprise businesses on its comprehensive balance sheet recapitalization

01-Dec-21
$353 million
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Liontown Resources

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Advised Liontown Resources, an ASX-listed lithium company focused on the development of the world class Kathleen Valley Lithium Project, on its A$490m equity raising, comprised of a fully underwritten placement of A$450m and a non-underwritten share purchase plan of A$40m

15-Nov-21
$166 million
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Netomnia

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Avenue Capital, Advencap

Advised Netomnia, a UK-based fibre operator, on its first large-scale fundraise of £123m 

11-Mar-21
$725 million
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Speedcast International Limited

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Centerbridge Partners L.P.

Advised the Ad Hoc Group of First Lien Lenders on the Chapter 11 restructuring of Speedcast International Limited (ASX:SDA)

24-Nov-20
$1.5 billion
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Cirque du Soleil

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Acquiror: 
Ad Hoc Group of Lenders

Advised the Company on its CCAA and Ch.15 proceedings and $1.5bn sale through a Sale and Investment Solicitation Process (SISP) 

19-Nov-20
$797 million
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iQor Holdings Inc.

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Advised the ad-hoc Cross-Holder Group of lenders on the fully consensual Prepackaged Plan of Reorganization of iQor Holdings Inc., a business process outsourcing company

17-Nov-20
$497 million
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Gannett Co., Inc.

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Advised Gannett Co., Inc., a news media and marketing solutions company, on the refinancing of ~$500mm of its term loan with convertible notes

14-Jan-20
$760 million
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Fusion Connect, Inc.

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Advised the Ad Hoc Group of 1L lenders with respect to Fusion's Chapter 11 proceeding

10-Jun-19
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Book Publishing Business of F+W Media

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Penguin Random House

Advised F+W Media, a content and e-commerce company focused on a variety of special interest categories, on the sale of its book publishing business as part of its broader in-court restructuring

16-May-19
$2.0 billion
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Gannett Co., Inc.

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Advised Gannett Co., Inc., a media and marketing solutions company, in relation to an unsolicited acquisition proposal from and successful proxy contest with MNG Enterprises, Inc.

01-Nov-18
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Long-term lithium hydroxide offtake agreement with Mitsui & Co.

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Kidman Resources Limited

Advised Kidman Resources Limited, an ASX-listed hard rock lithium mining company with a 50% interest in the West Australian Mt. Holland lithium project, on a lithium hydroxide offtake agreement with Mitsui & Co., a leading global marketing and trading conglomerate based in Japan. The agreement is for an initial term of two years, plus two 2-year term extension options

24-Oct-18
$115 million
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US$115mm Debt Facility from SQM

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Kidman Resources Limited

Advised Kidman Resources Limited, an ASX-listed hard rock lithium mining company with a 50% interest in the West Australian Mt. Holland lithium project, on a US$115mm debt facility provided by JV partner Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile S.A. (SQM), a leading global lithium producer

17-May-18
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Long-term lithium hydroxide offtake agreement with Tesla, Inc.

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Kidman Resources Limited

Advised Kidman Resources Limited, an ASX-listed hard rock lithium mining company with a 50% interest in the West Australian Mt. Holland lithium project, on a lithium hydroxide offtake agreement with Tesla, Inc., a global leader in electric vehicle, energy storage and solar panel design, development and manufacturing. The agreement is for an initial term of three years on a fixed-price take-or-pay basis and contains two 3-year term renewal options

22-Jan-18
$375 million
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Lonmin

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Advising Lonmin PLC, a major fully integrated producer of Platinum Group Metals, on the amendment of its debt facilities to support the review and implementation of its strategic options

25-May-17
$115 million
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F+W Media

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Advised F+W Media, a content and e-commerce company focused on a variety of special interest categories, on the out-of-court restructuring of its c.$100 million term loan and a $15 million new money investment from existing lenders

23-Feb-17
$1.1 billion
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Natural Resource Partners L.P.

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Advised Natural Resource Partners L.P., a publicly-traded master limited partnership that owns, manages and leases mineral properties in the United States, on a series of recapitalization transactions including the extension of NRP’s near-term debt maturities and the issuance of $250mm of new preferred equity capital to funds managed by Blackstone Tactical Opportunities and from several affiliates of GoldenTree Asset Management L.P.

25-Jan-17
$325 million
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Ad Hoc Group of Senior Secured Noteholders

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Advised the Ad Hoc Group of Senior Secured Noteholders in connection with the restructuring of Goodman Networks.

09-Nov-15
$777 million
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Lonmin Plc

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Advised Lonmin Plc on its c.$777mm recapitalization consisting of c.$370mm of bank facilities at the Plc and in South Africa from the Company’s ten lending banks and a fully underwritten Rights Issue of c.$407mm.

16-Oct-15
$2.1 billion
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Stemcor Holdings Limited

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Advised Stemcor Holdings Limited, the global steel trader, on their restructuring of $1.0bn of senior and junior debt and the refinancing of a $1.1bn working capital facility

23-Oct-14
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Boart Longyear Ltd.

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Advised the Board of Directors of Boart Longyear, the world’s leading supplier of drilling services and equipment for mining and drilling companies, on its strategic review process and subsequent comprehensive recapitalization transactions with certain affiliates of Centerbridge Partners, L.P.

05-Aug-14
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Gannett Co., Inc.

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Advised Gannett Co., Inc. a media and marketing solutions company, on the spin-off of its Publishing business and the creation of two separate media companies: one focused on television broadcasting and digital marketing and one focused on newspapers.

03-Mar-14
$3.6 billion
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hibu plc (formerly Yell Group plc)

Advised hibu, a full service provider of digital and print marketing services for SMEs and owner of print directory brands Yellow Pages (UK), Yellowbook (US) and Paginas Amarillas (Spain), on the comprehensive restructuring of its £2.2 billion balance sheet debt

19-Dec-12
$100 million
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Thiele Kaolin Company

Advised Thiele Kaolin Company, a miner and processor of kaolin clay, on a range of strategic options, resulting in a leveraged recapitalization and special dividend

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