Recent Transactions

01-Apr-13
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Morgans Hotel Group

Advised the Special Transaction Committee of the Board of Morgans Hotel Group on the transfer of its ownership interests in Delano South Beach and The Light Group to The Yucaipa Companies in exchange for the cancellation of certain securities held by Yucaipa (debt, preferred stock and warrants) together with a $100 million rights offering backstopped by Yucaipa

26-Nov-12
$16 billion
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Archstone Enterprise LP

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AvalonBay Communities & Equity Residential

Advised AvalonBay on its joint acquisition with Equity Residential of the assets and liabilities of Archstone Enterprise LP, an owner of high-quality apartment communities in major markets in the United States, from Lehman Brothers Holdings

20-Aug-12
$7.3 billion
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Coventry Health Care Inc.

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Acquiror: 
Aetna

Advised Coventry Health Care Inc., a diversified managed health care company that offers a full portfolio of managed care products serving the commercial group and individual, Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D and Medicaid markets, on its acquisition by Aetna

16-May-12
$1.5 billion
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Peninsula Gaming, LLC

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Boyd Gaming Corporation

Advised Boyd Gaming Corporation, a leading gaming operator in Nevada, the Midwest and South, on the acquisition of Peninsula Gaming, a casino operator of five properties in Kansas, Iowa and Louisiana

26-Mar-12
$513 million
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ISTA Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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Bausch + Lomb, Inc.

Advised ISTA Pharmaceuticals, an ophthalmic pharmaceutical company, on its sale to Bausch + Lomb, Inc., a global ophthalmic products company

16-Dec-11
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ISTA Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Advised ISTA Pharmaceuticals, an ophthalmic pharmaceutical company, on its defense against an unsolicited offer from Valeant Pharmaceuticals and on its review of strategic alternatives

21-Nov-11
$689 million
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iNova Pharmaceuticals

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Acquiror: 
Valeant Pharmaceuticals

Advised Archer Capital and Ironbridge Capital on the sale of iNova Pharmaceuticals, a leading pharmaceuticals company that sells and distributes a range of prescription and over-the-counter products in Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Southern Africa, to Valeant Pharmaceuticals

07-Nov-11
$398 million
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American Dental Partners, Inc.

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JLL Partners

Advised American Dental Partners, Inc. (NASD: ADPI), one of the nation’s leading business partners to dental group practices, on its sale to JLL Partners, a leading private equity firm

30-Jun-11
$609 million
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Diabetes-related patent estate and royalty stream of Astellas Pharma subsidiary, Prosidion

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Royalty Pharma

Advised Royalty Pharma, a leading acquiror of biopharmaceutical royalty interests, on the acquisition of the DPP-IV patent estate and associated royalty stream of Astellas Pharma subsidiary, Prosidion

16-Jun-11
$288 million
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Imperial Palace Casino Resort and Spa

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Boyd Gaming Corporation

Advised Boyd Gaming Corporation, a leading gaming operator in Nevada, the Midwest and South, on the acquisition of Imperial Palace Casino Resort and Spa in Biloxi, Mississippi

15-Dec-10
$12.9 billion
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Alcon, Inc.

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Acquiror: 
Novartis AG

Advised the Independent Director Committee of Alcon, Inc., an ophthalmic pharmaceutical company, on the sale of Alcon’s outstanding publicly held interest to Novartis AG, a global pharmaceutical company

07-Dec-10
$500 million
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Medicity, Inc.

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Acquiror: 
Aetna Inc.

Advised Aetna Inc. on its acquisition of Medicity, Inc., a leading provider of technology solutions to enable the secure access and exchange of healthcare information

12-Jul-10
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Breast Care Business of Ethicon-Endo Surgery

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Devicor Medical Products, Inc. (a GTCR portfolio company)

Advised GTCR and Devicor Medical Products, Inc., a portfolio company of GTCR, on the acquisition of the Breast Care Business of Ethicon-Endo Surgery

05-Apr-10
$225 million
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Medegen, Inc

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CareFusion Corporation

Advised Medegen, Inc., a medical device company that develops, manufactures and markets clinically superior disposable intravenous therapy products on its sale to CareFusion, a global medical devices company

23-Feb-10
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Heartscape Technologies, Inc.

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Acquiror: 
Roper Industries, Inc.

Advised Heartscape Technologies, a medical device company on its sale of substantially all its assets to Roper Industries, a diversified growth company

09-Nov-09
$327 million
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Enzon Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals

Advised Enzon Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company on the sale of its specialty pharmaceutical business to Sigma-Tau, an Italian pharmaceutical company

23-Jun-09
$155 million
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Monogram Biosciences, Inc.

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Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings

Advised LabCorp on the acquisition of Monogram Biosciences, a molecular diagnostics company focused on guiding and improving the treatment of serious infectious diseases and cancer

12-Mar-09
$46.9 billion
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Genentech, Inc.

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Roche Holding Ltd.

Advised Roche Holding Ltd., a world-leading provider of healthcare pharmaceuticals and diagnostics, on its acquisition of the outstanding publicly held interest in Genentech, Inc., a leading biotechnology company

12-Jun-08
$6.7 billion
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Applied Biosystems Group

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Acquiror: 
Invitrogen Corporation

Provided fairness opinion to the Board of Directors of the Applera Corporation on the merger of its Applied Biosystems business, which serves the life science industry, with the Invitrogen Corporation, creating a global leader in biotechnology reagents and systems

22-Jan-08
$3.4 billion
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Ventana Medical Systems, Inc.

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Acquiror: 
Roche Holding Ltd.

Advised Roche Holding Ltd., a world-leading provider of healthcare pharmaceuticals and diagnostics, on its acquisition of Ventana Medical Systems, Inc., a US based provider of histopathology diagnostic equipment

16-Nov-07
$203 million
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Oakland Mall LLC

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California State Teachers' Retirement System and Urban Retail Properties

Advised the Kogan Family on the sale of Oakland Mall, a regional shopping mall in Troy, Michigan anchored by JC Penney, Sears and Macy's

05-Nov-07
$3.4 billion
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American Financial Realty Trust

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Gramercy Capital Corp.

Advised American Financial Realty Trust, a real estate investment trust that acquires properties from and leases properties to regulated financial institutions, on its sale to Gramercy Capital Corp., a commercial real estate specialty finance company

04-Jun-07
$2.9 billion
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Slough Estates USA (subsidiary of Slough Estates plc)

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Health Care Property Investors

Provided oversight of the process and an informal second opinion to the senior management of Slough Estates plc

22-May-07
$6.5 billion
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Crescent Real Estate Equities Company

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Morgan Stanley Real Estate

Advised Crescent Real Estate Equities Company, a REIT holding a diversified portfolio of office properties, hotels and resorts and luxury residential developments on its sale to Morgan Stanley Real Estate

25-Jan-07
$3.3 billion
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Cardinal Health, Inc., Pharmaceutical Technologies and Services division

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Acquiror: 
The Blackstone Group

Provided fairness opinion to the board of directors of Cardinal Health, Inc., a global company serving the health-care industry, on the sale of its Pharmaceutical Technologies and Services business, which provides outsourced services and proprietary technologies to the global pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries

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