Recent Transactions

20-Jun-24
Pending
$1.8 billion
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CP Kelco

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Acquiror: 
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

01-May-24
Undisclosed
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Functional Formularies

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Acquiror: 
Danone

Advised Danone on its acquisition of Functional Formularies, a leading whole foods tube feeding business in the US, from Swander Pace Capital

09-Apr-24
Undisclosed
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Tegra’s Operating Entities in Honduras, El Salvador, and the U.S.

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Acquiror: 
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

16-Nov-23
~$400 million
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Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards (Brown-Forman)

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Acquiror: 
The Duckhorn Portfolio

Advised Brown-Forman, the largest American-owned spirits and wine company, on its sale of Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards to The Duckhorn Portfolio

21-Jul-23
Undisclosed
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Synfonium / Qwant / Shadow

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Acquiror: 
Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations (CDC) / Banque des Territoires

Advised Banque des Territoires / Groupe Caisse des Dépôts (CDC), a French Public Institution, on the investment in the newly created platform Synfonium, incorporating Shadow, a cloud-based platform, and Qwant, a sovereign search engine. CDC will hold a 25% stake in Synfonium, while Octave Klaba and Miroslaw Klaba, the co-founders of OVHcloud, will hold the remaining 75%

14-Jul-23
$333 million
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Canopy Growth Corporation

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Acquiror: 
N/A

Advised Canopy Growth, a leading diversified cannabis company, on a series of agreements, including privately negotiated redemption agreements with certain holders of its unsecured senior notes due July 15, 2023 and agreements with certain of its lenders under its term loan credit agreement dated March 18, 2021, that will have the overall effect of deleveraging the Company’s balance sheet by ~C$437mm over time

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

26-Apr-23
Pending
$127 million
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Marley Spoon business combination with 468 SPAC II

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Acquiror: 
468 SPAC II SE

Advising Marley Spoon SE, an ASX listed global subscription-based meal kit provider, on its business combination agreement with 468 SPAC II, simultaneous capital raising and amendment to existing debt facilities

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

10-Feb-23
Pending
$415 million
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Gaming Services Division of Global Payments

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Parthenon Capital

Advising Parthenon Capital, a financial services & technology focused private equity firm, on its acquisition of Global Payment’s Gaming Services Division, a leading provider of on-site and digital payment processing services to companies in the gaming industry, for $415mm

23-Dec-22
Pending
Undisclosed
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Exyte Management GmbH

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Acquiror: 
BDT Capital Partners LLC

Advising Stumpf Capital and Georg Stumpf on the sale of a minority interest in its wholly-owned company, Exyte, a global leader in the design, engineering and delivery of high-tech facilities, to funds affiliated with BDT Capital Partners

16-Dec-22
$165 million
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Portfolio of Towers from PLDT

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Unity Digital Infrastructure Inc. (JV between Partners Group and Aboitiz InfraCapital)

Advising Unity Digital Infrastructure Inc., a leading Philippine-based joint venture telecommunications infrastructure platform by Aboitiz InfraCapital and Partners Group, on the acquisition of 650 towers from PLDT, one of the largest telecommunication service providers in the Philippines, through a sale and leaseback transaction

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

03-Nov-22
Undisclosed
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Pixelligent Technologies

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Acquiror: 
MVolution Partners

Advised Pixelligent Technologies, a leading manufacturer of nanocrystal material used in consumer electronic devices, on its growth capital raise

25-Oct-22
Pending
Undisclosed
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Acreage Holdings

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Acquiror: 
Canopy Growth Corporation

Advising Canopy Growth, a leading diversified cannabis company, on the re-organization and consolidation of its U.S. cannabis assets under a new holding company, Canopy USA, and on related investments and debt repurchase transactions

09-Aug-22
$1.2 billion
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Recipe Unlimited Corporation

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Acquiror: 
Fairfax Financial Holdings

Advising the Special Committee of Recipe Unlimited, the largest full-service restaurant company in Canada, on its go private transaction with Fairfax Financial Holdings 

08-Aug-22
Undisclosed
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UK Operations of Lion Pty Limited

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Acquiror: 
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.

08-Aug-22
Pending
$3.0 billion
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InSinkErator (Emerson Electric)

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Acquiror: 
Whirlpool Corporation

Advised Whirlpool Corporation on its announced acquisition of InSinkErator, the world’s largest manufacturer of food waste disposers and instant hot water dispensers for home and commercial use from Emerson Electric for cash consideration of $3.0 billion

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

30-Jun-22
Undisclosed
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Sands Family

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Acquiror: 
Constellation Brands, Inc

Advised the Sands Family in connection with the elimination of Constellation Brands' Class B common stock, which included the conversion of each share of Class B common stock into the right to receive one share of Class A common stock plus $64.64 in cash consideration

05-May-22
Undisclosed
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Airtower Networks

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DIF Capital Partners

Advised Airtower Networks on its strategic growth capital raise from DIF Capital Partners

19-Apr-22
$800 million
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Portfolio of Towers from PLDT

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Acquiror: 
edotco Group

Advising edotco Group, the leading pan-Asian telecom tower infrastructure company, on the acquisition of 2,973 towers from PLDT, one of the largest telecommunication service providers in the Philippines, through a sale and leaseback transaction

20-Jan-22
Pending
Undisclosed
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GrowFlow Corp.

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Acquiror: 
Dama Financial

Advising Dama Financial, the nation’s largest provider of access to banking and payment solutions for the cannabis industry, on its acquisition of GrowFlow Corp, a leading business management and compliance software platform for cannabis retailers, cultivators, processors, and distributors

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

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N/A

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

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