Recent Transactions

07-Dec-12
$43 million
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Champion Flour Limited

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Acquiror: 
Nisshin Seifun Group Inc.

Advised Goodman Fielder, a leading Australian listed food company, on the sale of its New Zealand flour milling business, Champion Flour, to Nisshin Seifun Group Inc.

03-Oct-12
$NA
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Guardian Industries

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Acquiror: 
Koch Industries

Advised the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Guardian Industries, one of the world’s leading glass manufacturers, in connection with its recapitalization and sale of a minority stake to Koch Industries

20-Sep-12
$1.0 billion
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Becker Underwood

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Acquiror: 
BASF

Advised Norwest Equity Partners on the sale of its portfolio company Becker Underwood, a global leader in the development and commercialization of yield-improving seed-applied biological products for the Agricultural market, to BASF, the world’s largest chemical company

30-Aug-12
$4.9 billion
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Performance Coatings division of E. I. DuPont de Nemours and Company

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The Carlyle Group

Advised E. I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company, a global diversified chemicals company, on the sale of its Performance Coatings division to an affiliate of The Carlyle Group, a leading private equity firm

06-Aug-12
$6.2 billion
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Tennessee Gas Pipeline and 50% of El Paso Natural Gas

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Acquiror: 
Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P.

Advised the Independent Directors of the Board of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners on the acquisition of Tennessee Gas Pipeline, a ~14,000 mile natural gas pipeline system connecting Texas, Louisiana, and the Gulf of Mexico with the northeastern US, and 50% of El Paso Natural Gas, a ~10,000 mile natural gas pipeline system connecting the Permian Basin in Texas / New Mexico with key consumer markets in Arizona, California and Mexico

13-Jul-12
$NA
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Timberland Assets of Forest Capital Partners, LLC

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Acquiror: 
Hancock Timber Resources Group and Molpus Woodlands Group

Advised Hancock Timber Resources Group, the largest Timber Investment Management Organization globally and a subsidiary of Hancock Natural Resource Group, Inc., and Molpus Woodlands Group on the acquisition of 1.9 million acres of timberlands from Forest Capital Partners, LLC

21-May-12
$NA
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Polar Ware Company

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Acquiror: 
The Vollrath Company

Advised Polar Ware Company, a food equipment company with a broad product portfolio including soft-serve ice cream and frozen yogurt machines and food serving equipment and smallwares, on its sale to The Vollrath Company, a manufacturer of foodservice products

26-Apr-12
$1.8 billion
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Retail Propane Operations of Inergy, L.P.

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Acquiror: 
Suburban Propane Partners, L.P.

Advised Inergy, L.P., a master limited partnership with propane and midstream natural gas operations, on the sale of its retail propane operations to Suburban Propane Partners, L.P., a national propane retailer

28-Mar-12
$10.4 billion+
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Flow Control Business of Tyco International Ltd.

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Acquiror: 
Pentair, Inc.

Provided fairness opinion to the Board of Directors of Pentair, Inc. in connection with its all-stock merger with Tyco Flow Control, a division of Tyco International Ltd. (+Transaction value represents enterprise value of combined entity)

17-Nov-11
$860 million
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MeadWestvaco’s Consumer & Office Products Division

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Acquiror: 
ACCO Brands Corporation

Provided fairness opinion to the Board of Directors of MeadWestvaco Corporation on the spin-off and subsequent merger of its Consumer & Office Products Division with ACCO Brands Corporation

10-Oct-11
$3.2 billion
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Complete Production Services

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Acquiror: 
Superior Energy Services

Advised Superior Energy Services on its acquisition of Complete Production Services, a leading provider of oilfield services in North America

10-Aug-11
$65 million
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Grupo Aeromexico S.A. de C.V

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Acquiror: 
Delta Air Lines, Inc.

Advised Delta Air Lines, Inc. in connection with its strategic minority investment in Grupo Aeromexico S.A. de C.V

19-Jul-11
$418 million
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Lochinvar Corporation

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A. O. Smith Corporation

Advised A. O. Smith Corporation, a leading manufacturer of water heating equipment, water treatment products and water system tanks, on the acquisition of Lochinvar Corporation, a private manufacturer and distributor of high efficiency boilers

14-Jul-11
$340 million
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Edge Oilfield Services

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Acquiror: 
Key Energy Services, Inc.

Advised Key Energy Services, the largest onshore, rig-based well servicing contractor, on its acquisition of Edge Oilfield Services, a provider of onshore oilfield rental equipment

20-Jun-11
$2.0 billion
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Capital Power Income L.P.

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Acquiror: 
Atlantic Power Corporation

Advised Capital Power Income L.P., a Canadian power trust with a portfolio of 20 power generation assets located in Canada and the United States (total net generating capacity of 1,400 MW), on its sale to Atlantic Power Corporation

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

15-Dec-10
$4.6 billion
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Dynegy Inc.

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Acquiror: 
Icahn Enterprises LP

Advised Dynegy Inc., an independent power producer, on its sale to Icahn Enterprises LP in an all-cash transaction

13-Dec-10
$875 million
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Electrical Products Division of A. O. Smith Corporation

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Acquiror: 
Regal Beloit Corporation

Advised A. O. Smith Corporation on the sale of its Electrical Products Company, a manufacturer of a comprehensive line of electric motors, to Regal Beloit Corporation, a leading manufacturer of electrical and mechanical motion control products

01-Dec-10
$NA
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Planar Solutions, LLC

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Acquiror: 
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

28-Jun-10
$336 million
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Scott Wilson Group plc

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Acquiror: 
URS Corporation

Advised Scott Wilson Group plc, a LSE listed global integrated design and engineering consultancy, on its sale to URS Corporation, a global provider of engineering, construction and technical services

14-Jun-10
$82 million
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Bemis Company, Inc. (certain of its recently acquired packaging assets)

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Acquiror: 
Exopack Holding Company

Advised Bemis Company, Inc. on the sale of certain of its recently acquired flexible packaging assets as required by the US Department of Justice as a condition to the closing of its $1.2 billion acquisition of the Alcan Packaging Food Americas business (business unit of Rio Tinto plc)

26-Apr-10
$1.5 billion
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Chloride Group plc

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Acquiror: 
Emerson Electric Co.

Advised Emerson Electric Co., a diversified global technology and industrial company, on its acquisition of Chloride Group plc, a manufacturer of uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems

03-Mar-10
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Puerta Mexico Transportation Facility

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Acquiror: 
Kansas City Southern

Advised Ports America, Inc., a portfolio company of Highstar Capital, on its sale of Puerta Mexico, a state-of-the-art customs-clearing intermodal transportation facility located in the Mexico City market

20-Dec-09
$1.3 billion
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Mining Division of Terex Corp.

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Acquiror: 
Bucyrus International

Advised Bucyrus International, Inc., a global mining equipment manufacturer, on the acquisition of the mining division of Terex Corp., a diversified equipment company

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

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