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

14-Jul-23
$333 million
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Canopy Growth Corporation

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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

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
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

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

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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.

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

08-Dec-21
Pending
Undisclosed
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Pet Circle

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Acquiror: 
Various global growth investors, including TDM Growth Partners, Prysm Capital, AirTree Ventures and Baillie Gifford

Advising Pet Circle, Australia’s leading online specialty pet company, on its unicorn Series C funding round, which included a A$125m primary capital raise

08-Dec-21
$240 million
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Alert 360

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Acquiror: 
My Alarm Center

Advising My Alarm Center, a nationwide provider of security and smart home monitoring services, on the acquisition of Alert 360, a leading competitor in the alarm monitoring industry

07-Dec-21
Pending
Undisclosed
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Interamericana Trading Corporation and Simpson Motors

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Acquiror: 
Inchcape plc

Advising Inchcape plc, the leading independent global automotive distributor, on the acquisition of Interamericana Trading Corporation (“ITC”), a leading independent automotive distributor in the Caribbean region, and Simpson Motors, the leading automotive retailer in Barbados, from the Simpson Group

12-Nov-21
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Grupo Totalmédia

Acquiror: 
Consortium of Private Investors Led by the Management Team

Advised Explorer Investments on the sale of Grupo Totalmédia, the leading specialist logistics player in Iberia operating in two-man home delivery, assembly and installation of furniture, heavy goods and groceries as well as the distribution of autoparts and leaflets

10-Nov-21
Undisclosed
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Bell's Brewery

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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 Bell’s Brewery, a leading US independent craft brewery

13-Jul-21
$94 million
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Youfoodz Holdings Limited

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Acquiror: 
HelloFresh SE

Advised Youfoodz Holdings Limited, a leading provider of fresh, ready-made meals and other convenience food products, on its cash sale to HelloFresh SE via scheme of arrangement

12-Jul-21
Pending
$1.7 billion
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Tate & Lyle PLC’s Primary Products business in North America and Latin America (50% stake)

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Acquiror: 
KPS Capital Partners

Advising Tate & Lyle PLC, a leading UK-based global provider of food and beverage ingredients and solutions, on its sale of a controlling stake in its Primary Products business in North America and Latin America

01-Jul-21
Undisclosed
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The Natural Fruit Company

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Acquiror: 
Fremman Capital

Advised Fremman on the acquisition of The Natural Fruit Company, a leading European producer and distributor of citrus fruits (both conventional and organic) including oranges, lemons, tangerines, grapefruit and persimmon fruit

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