Recent Transactions

18-Jan-05
$2.3 billion
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MeadWestvaco Corporation

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Acquiror: 
Cerberus Capital Management, L.P.

/ Papers Business
Provided fairness opinion to the Board of Directors of MeadWestvaco Corporation on the sale of its Papers business and associated assets to Cerberus Capital Management, L.P

20-Apr-05
$1.4 billion
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Archipelago Holdings Inc

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Acquiror: 
New York Stock Exchange

Provided financial advisory services and a fairness opinion to Archipelago Holdings, Inc. in its definitive merger agreement with the NYSE to create the NYSE Group, Inc

02-May-05
$8.9 billion
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MCI Inc

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Acquiror: 
Verizon Communications, Inc.

Advised MCI in connection with its sale to Verizon Communications, Inc

19-May-05
$7.2 billion+
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US Airways Group

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Acquiror: 
America West Holdings

Advised America West Holdings in connection with its merger with US Airways Group. (+Transaction value represents enterprise value of combined entity, including capitalized operating leases of $4.8 billion)

01-Jun-05
$1.4 billion
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IIR

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Acquiror: 
T&F Informa

Advised T&F Informa on the acquisition of IIR, a leading provider of performance improvement solutions and organiser of conferences and exhibitions. The acquisition is to be financed via a rights issue of c.$570m and a new debt facility

22-Jun-05
$198 million
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Rothschilds Continuation Holdings

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Acquiror: 
Jardine Strategic Holdings

held by Royal & Sun Alliance
Advised Royal & Sun Alliance on the sale of its 21.5% shareholding in Rothschilds Continuation Holdings AG to Jardine Strategic Holdings

28-Jun-05
$111 million
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Texas Genco LLC

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Acquiror: 
Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP

Advised Texas Genco LLC on the sale of natural gas storage assets to Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP

11-Jul-05
$NA
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Inergy, L.P.

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Acquiror: 
Inergy Holdings GP, LLC

Provided a fairness opinion to Inergy Holdings GP, LLC regarding the Stagecoach natural gas storage acquisition

15-Jul-05
$70 million
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Texas Genco LLC

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Acquiror: 
TEPPCO Partners LP

Advised Texas Genco LLC on the sale of a fuel oil pipeline and associated storage assets to TEPPCO Partners LP

18-Jul-05
$101 million
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TeleCity Plc

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Acquiror: 
Inhoco 3236 plc (joint venture between 3i and Oak Hill Capital)

Advised TeleCity plc on the recommended offer by 3i and Oak Hill Capital

08-Aug-05
$2.7 billion
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Maytag Corporation

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Acquiror: 
Whirlpool Corporation

Advised Whirlpool Corporation, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of major home appliances, on its acquisition of Maytag Corporation

09-Sep-05
$1.0 billion
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7-Eleven, Inc.

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Acquiror: 
Seven-Eleven Japan Co., Ltd

Advised the special committee of 7-Eleven, Inc. in connection with its evaluation of an unsolicited tender offer commenced by Seven-Eleven Japan Co., Ltd

13-Sep-05
$NA
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AEA Technology plc

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Acquiror: 
Coller Capital

Advised AEA Technology plc, a UK provider of Rail and Environmental services, on the sale of a portfolio of non-core businesses to Coller Capital. The sale formed part of a wider financial restructuring plan

11-Nov-05
$1.2 billion
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Refco Inc.

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Acquiror: 
Man Financial Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Man Group plc

Advised Refco Inc. on the sale of substantially all of the assets of Refco's regulated commodities futures business to Man Financial

28-Nov-05
$103 million
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Akzo Nobel N.V.

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Acquiror: 
Hexion Specialty Chemicals Inc.

(Ink and Adhesive Resins business) Advised Akzo Nobel N.V., a global leader in coatings, chemicals and healthcare on the sale of its Ink and Adhesive Resins business to Hexion Specialty Chemicals Inc

05-Dec-05
$NA
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International Catastrophe Managers, LLC (ICAT)

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Acquiror: 
Vulcan Capital

Advised Vulcan on its acquisition of a majority and controlling ownership interest of ICAT

12-Dec-05
$83 million
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Ibbotson Associates

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Acquiror: 
Morningstar Inc.

Advised Ibbotson Associates on its sale to Morningstar Inc. for $83 million

06-Jan-06
$164 million
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Acadia Realty Trust

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Acquiror: 
GDC Properties

(selected assets) Advised GDC Properties on its acquisition of a 77.8% interest in a one million square foot Wilmington, Delaware shopping center portfolio previously held by institutional investors in Acadia Realty Trust Fund I

20-Feb-06
$254 million
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Textile Effects

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Acquiror: 
Huntsman Corporation

(division of Ciba Specialty Chemicals AG)
Advised Ciba Specialty Chemicals AG on the sale of its global Textile Effects business

24-Feb-06
$860 million
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Aquarion Company

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Acquiror: 
Macquarie Bank

(a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kelda Group plc) Advised Kelda Group plc on the sale of Aquarion Company, one of the largest investor-owned water utilities in the US

03-Apr-06
$3.7 billion
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Verizon Communications Inc.

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Acquiror: 
América Móvil and Telmex

(various assets)
Provided independent valuation services in connection with the acquisition by América Móvil and Telmex of a 100% stake in Verizon Dominicana, an approximate 52% stake in Telecomunicaciones de Puerto Rico and an approximate 28.5% stake in Compania Anónima Nacional Teléfonos de Venezuela

19-May-06
$1.4 billion
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London Stock Exchange Group plc

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Acquiror: 
The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc.

(25.1% stake)
Advised The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc., the largest electronic equity securities market in the United States, on the acquisition of a 25.1% stake in London Stock Exchange plc

30-Jun-06
$NA
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Topaz Power Partners

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Acquiror: 
Carlyle / Riverstone

(portfolio of seven power plants)
Advised Topaz Power Partners (a joint venture of Sempra Energy and Carlyle / Riverstone) on the sale of a portfolio of seven power plants to an affiliate of Carlyle / Riverstone

03-Aug-06
$6.0 billion
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Reckson Associates Realty Corporation

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Acquiror: 
SL Green Realty Corporation

Advised the independent directors of Reckson, a real estate investment trust specializing in properties located in New York City and the surrounding Tri-State area, on the sale of Reckson to SL Green

04-Aug-06
$290 million
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Republic Companies Group, Inc.

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Acquiror: 
Delek Capital Ltd.

Advised Republic Companies Group, Inc., a regional provider of personal and commercial property and casualty insurance products

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