Advised Dynegy Inc., a leading integrated energy company involved in power generation, gas marketing and processing and regulated energy delivery, on restructuring alternatives during a period of significant pending debt maturities and liquidity constraints. The assignment culminated in a successful renegotiation and extension of Dynegy’s credit facilities
Cardinal Health, Inc., Pharmaceutical Technologies and Services division
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
Trans Mountain Pipeline System
Advised Independent Committee of the Board of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners on the acquisition of Trans Mountain Pipeline System, an ~800 mile pipeline which transports crude oil and refined products from Alberta to British Columbia and Washington State
Advised TransAlta Corporation, a power generation and wholesale marketing company, on an unsolicited offer from LS Power Equity Partners / Global Infrastructure Partners
Advised Dynegy, Inc., a merchant power generator, on its sale of 9 power plants to LS Power Equity Partners in exchange for cash and Dynegy shares
Trident Resources Corporation
Advised Chilton Investment Company on Trident’s financial restructuring and emergence from CCAA / Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection including the negotiation of a new equity investment
Advised Dynegy Inc., an independent power producer, on its sale to Icahn Enterprises LP in an all-cash transaction
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
Bosque Power Company
Advised Bosque Power Company, a natural gas-fired power plant located in Texas, on its negotiations with lenders and restructuring
American Dental Partners, Inc.
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
US Department of Energy
Advised Herb Allison in an independent review of a $35.9 billion energy loan portfolio
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
Tennessee Gas Pipeline and 50% of El Paso Natural Gas
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
50% of El Paso Natural Gas and 50% of El Paso Midstream Investment Company
Advised the Independent Directors of the Board of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners on the acquisition of 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, and 50% of El Paso Midstream Investment Company which includes oil and gas gathering and processing assets in the Altamont region in Northeast Utah and in the Eagle Ford shale play in Southwest Texas
Tesoro Hawaii, LLC
Advised the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Par Petroleum in connection with its acquisition of Tesoro Hawaii, LLC from Tesoro Corporation
American Roads LLC
Advised American Roads LLC, the operator of five toll road facilities in the United States and Canada, in connection with its pre-arranged Chapter 11 proceedings
Niska Gas Storage Partners
Advised the Conflicts Committee of the Board of Directors of Niska and provided a fairness opinion on its sale to Brookfield
Apex International Energy Management LLC
Advised Apex International Energy Management, a newly formed oil and gas venture focused on the Middle East and North Africa regions, in the private equity fund-raising process with multiple energy-focused financial sponsors, ultimately resulting in an initial $500 million capital commitment from Warburg Pincus.
US rights to Toprol-XL (AstraZeneca)
Advised Aralez Pharmaceuticals Inc., a global specialty pharmaceutical company in connection with the financing of its acquisition of the US rights to cardiovascular drug Toprol-XL (metoprolol succinate) and its Authorized Generic from AstraZeneca.
Texas Competitive Electric Holdings and its subsidiaries
Advised Texas Competitive Electric Holdings, Texas’ largest power generator and competitive retail electricity provider, and its subsidiaries at the direction of its independent director in connection with its and Energy Future Holdings’ Chapter 11 proceedings
Concordia International Corp
Advised the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Concordia International, a diverse, international specialty pharmaceutical company focused on generic and legacy pharmaceutical products and orphan drugs, on its strategic review process
Natural Resource Partners L.P.
Advised Natural Resource Partners L.P., a publicly-traded master limited partnership that owns, manages and leases mineral properties in the United States, on a series of recapitalization transactions including the extension of NRP’s near-term debt maturities and the issuance of $250mm of new preferred equity capital to funds managed by Blackstone Tactical Opportunities and from several affiliates of GoldenTree Asset Management L.P.
Substantially all of the gas production and midstream assets of Energy Corporation of America
Advised Energy Corporation of America, a natural gas producer focused on the Marcellus Shale, on the sale of substantially all its gas production and midstream assets to Greylock Energy, an affiliate of ArcLight Capital Partners
Willbros Group, Inc.
Advised Willbros Group, Inc., a specialty energy infrastructure contractor serving the power and oil & gas industries, on its sale to Primoris Services Corporation
Concordia International Corp.
Advised an Ad Hoc Group of Cross-over Debtholders on Concordia International’s cross-border Canadian restructuring and recapitalization, including a US$586.5mm common equity private placement, the equitization of ~US$1.7bn of unsecured debt and the partial paydown and exchange of ~US$2.2bn of secured debt