Recent Transactions

01-Jul-21
Pending
$180 million
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British Council’s Indian IELTS operations

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Acquiror: 
IDP Education Limited

Sole financial adviser to IDP Education, a co-owner and distributor of the IELTS English language test, on the acquisition of the British Council’s Indian IELTS operations

30-Jun-21
Pending
Undisclosed
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Deltalab

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Acquiror: 
SCG Packaging Public Company Limited

Advising Deltalab, a leading Spanish laboratory solutions provider with dedicated manufacturing capacity, on the sale of the company to SCG Packaging Public Company Limited, the largest integrated packaging and paper company in Southeast Asia

03-Jun-21
Undisclosed
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Le Petit Depot

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Acquiror: 
Phoon Huat

Advised Le Petit Depot, Singapore’s leading online platform specializing in the sale of European food products, on the sale of a controlling stake to, and strategic partnership with, Phoon Huat 

07-May-21
N/A
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Whirlpool Corporation

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Acquiror: 
Galanz

Advised Whirlpool Corporation in its sale of approximately 31% of the outstanding shares of its publicly listed subsidiary in China, Whirlpool China Co. Ltd. through a partial tender offer by Guangdong Galanz Household Appliances Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

30-Apr-21
Pending
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Gultech (Jiangsu) Electronics Co., Ltd – Associated Company of Tuan Sing Holdings

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Acquiror: 
Yonghua Capital and Wens Capital

Advising Tuan Sing Holdings, a Singapore listed, regional real estate developer, on a ~13% Pre-IPO stake sale of Gultech (Jiangsu) Electronics, a leading China-based printed circuit board player, to Yonghua Capital and Wens Capital

20-Nov-20
Pending
$1.6 billion
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Kenedix

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Acquiror: 
Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing

Advising Kenedix, one of the largest Japanese independent real estate asset managers, on its acquisition by Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing, one of the largest Japanese leasing companies

10-Jun-20
$134 million
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Equity stake in Bupa Arabia

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Acquiror: 
Bupa Ltd.

Advising Bupa, a leading international healthcare group, on the increase of its stake in Bupa Arabia,  the largest health insurance provider in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

09-Jun-20
$1.02 billion
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LIXIL VIVA

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Acquiror: 
Arcland Sakamoto

Advising Arcland Sakamoto, a leading owner and operator of large home centers, on the acquisition of LIXIL VIVA, a leading owner and operator of large home centers and a listed subsidiary of LIXIL Group, a leading Japanese manufacturer of building and housing materials

18-Mar-20
$NA
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Centrifuge and processing equipment business of Koki Holdings Co., Ltd.

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Acquiror: 
Eppendorf AG

Advised Eppendorf AG, a leading family-owned life science company, on the acquisition of the centrifuge and processing equipment business of KKR-owned Koki Holdings Co., Ltd., a manufacturer of power tools and centrifuge and processing equipment 

09-Mar-20
$10.6 billion
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Tesco plc’s Thailand and Malaysia businesses

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Acquiror: 
Charoen Pokphand Group

Advised Tesco plc, a leading UK retailer, on the sale of its Thailand and Malaysia businesses to Charoen Pokphand Group, the Thai conglomerate 

20-Feb-20
$NA
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Asia and US rights to Physiogel

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Acquiror: 
LG Household & Health Care

Advised GlaxoSmithKline plc (“GSK”), the UK listed international pharmaceutical and consumer healthcare company, on the divestiture of the rights to Physiogel Asia and the US to Korea-based LG Household & Health Care Ltd

31-Jan-20
$NA
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50:50 Joint Venture (Australian Unity)

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Acquiror: 
Keppel Capital Holdings

Advised Australian Unity, an Australian healthcare, financial services and retirement and living services company, on the formation of a strategic 50:50 joint venture with Keppel for investment opportunities in the Australian metropolitan office property sector

19-Dec-19
$13.5 million
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Nitta Casings and Nitta Casings Canada

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Acquiror: 
Viscofan

Advised Viscofan (BME:VIS), the #1 producer of artificial casings for the meat industry worldwide (>30% market share), on the acquisition of Nitta Casings and Nitta Casings Canada (“NCI” and “NCCI”) one of the leading brands in the production of collagen casings in North America, from Nitta Gelatin (TSE:4977)  

19-Nov-19
$NA
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New Belgium Brewing

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Acquiror: 
Lion / Kirin

Advised Lion, one of Australasia’s leading beverage companies and a wholly owned subsidiary of Japanese conglomerate Kirin Holdings, on the acquisition of New Belgium Brewing, a leading US independent craft brewery

18-Sep-19
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CME Group Inc.

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Acquiror: 
Bursa Malaysia Berhad

Advised CME Group, Inc., the operator of a leading global derivatives marketplace, on the structured sale of its 25% equity stake in Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Berhad to Bursa Malaysia Berhad

23-Aug-19
$NA
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TT International

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Acquiror: 
Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc.

Advised TT International, a leading independent asset management firm focused on managing high alpha, high conviction active management strategies for institutional investors, on its sale to Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc.

26-Apr-19
$200 million
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Lion's Specialty Cheese division

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Acquiror: 
Saputo Inc.

Advised Lion, an Australian subsidiary of Kirin and one of Australasia’s leading food and beverage companies, on the sale of its Specialty Cheese division to Saputo, one of the top ten dairy processors in the world  

22-Mar-19
$NA
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Four Pillars Gin

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Acquiror: 
Lion Beer Australia

Advised Lion, an Australian subsidiary of Kirin, on its acquisition of a strategic stake in Four Pillars Gin, Australia’s leading craft gin distillery

18-Jan-19
$NA
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TPP Camaçari Muricy II & TPP Pecem II

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Acquiror: 
CCETC

Advised MDC, a Brazilian investment fund, on the sale of Thermoelectric Power Plants Camaçari Muricy II & Pecem II to Jiangsu Communication Clean Energy Technology (CCETC)

25-Dec-18
$184 million
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Hitachi's Automotive Lithium-Ion Battery Business

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Acquiror: 
INCJ, Maxell Holdings

Advised Hitachi, a leading global industrial conglomerate, on the sale of its LiB business including Hitachi Vehicle Energy

03-Dec-18
$4.0 billion
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Assets owned by GlaxoSmithKline plc

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Unilever plc / Hindustan Unilever Limited

Advised GlaxoSmithKline plc, the UK listed international pharmaceutical and consumer healthcare company, on the divestment of Horlicks and other consumer healthcare nutrition brands to Unilever plc, and on the merger of GSK Consumer Healthcare Limited with Hindustan Unilever Limited

12-Sep-18
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Uniseal, Inc.

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Acquiror: 
LG Chem Ltd.

Advised LG Chem, a global diversified chemicals manufacturer based in South Korea, on the acquisition of Uniseal, a US-based supplier of sealants and adhesives to leading automotive manufacturers

21-Aug-18
$171 million
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Nihon Nohyaku Co., Ltd.

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Acquiror: 
ADEKA Corporation

Advised ADEKA Corporation, a global chemical manufacturer, on the acquisition of 51% stake of Nihon Nohyaku via the combination of the Tender Offer and Capital Injection

09-Aug-18
$1.2 billion
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Martabe gold and silver mine

Acquiror: 
PT United Tractors Tbk

Advised EMR Capital, a specialist resources private equity manager, on the sale of the Martabe gold and silver mine to United Tractors

08-Aug-18
$538 million
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Suncorp Group Limited’s Australian Life Insurance Business

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TAL

Advised TAL, Australia’s largest and leading insurance business that is 100% owned by Dai-ichi Life of Japan, on the acquisition of Suncorp Group Limited’s Australian Life Insurance business

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