Transactions

Our broad-based transaction experience extends across a range of situations, industries and enterprise values

Type

Industry

Forty Seven, Inc.

Announced: March 2, 2020
Value: $4.9 billion
Status: Pending

Exclusive financial advisor to Forty Seven on its sale to Gilead

PepsiCo, Inc.

Announced: March 11, 2020
Value: $4.5 billion
Status: Pending

Exclusive financial advisor to PepsiCo on its acquisition of Rockstar

Anixter International Inc.

Announced: January 13, 2020
Value: $4.5 billion
Status: Pending

Lead financial advisor to Anixter on its sale to WESCO

Cornerstone OnDemand, Inc.

Announced: February 24, 2020
Value: $1.4 billion
Status: Pending

Financial advisor to Cornerstone on its acquisition of Saba

Unisys Corporation

Announced: February 6, 2020
Value: $1.2 billion
Status: Pending

Exclusive financial advisor to Unisys on the sale of its U.S. Federal business to Science Applications International Corp.

US Foods Holding Corp.

Announced: March 6, 2020
Value: $970 million
Status: Pending

Exclusive financial advisor to US Foods on its acquisition of Smart Foodservice

Pope Resources

Announced: January 15, 2020
Value: $656 million
Status: Pending

Exclusive financial advisor to Pope Resources on its sale to Rayonier Inc.

Anglo American plc

Announced: January 8, 2020
Value: £405 million
Status: Pending

Financial advisor to Anglo American on its proposed acquisition of Sirius Minerals plc

MolMed S.p.A.

Announced: March 17, 2020
Value: €240 million
Status: Pending

Exclusive financial advisor to MolMed on AGC, Inc.'s voluntary tender offer for shares of MolMed

AngloGold Ashanti Ltd.

Announced: February 12, 2020
Value: $300 million
Status: Pending

Financial advisor to AngloGold Ashanti on the sale of its remaining South African gold producing assets and related liabilities to Harmony Gold Mining Company

R1 RCM Inc.

Announced: January 13, 2020
Value: $190 million
Status: Pending

Strategic advisor to R1 RCM on its acquisition of SCI Solutions

Mondelez International

Announced: February 25, 2020
Status: Pending

Exclusive financial advisor to Mondelez on its acquisition of Give & Go

Era Group Inc.

Announced: January 24, 2020
Status: Pending

Exclusive financial advisor to Era on its all-stock merger with Bristow Group Inc.

CBS Corporation

Announced: August 13, 2019
Value: $48 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to the Special Committee of CBS’s Board of Directors on the CBS and Viacom all-stock merger forming ViacomCBS Inc.

FIS

Announced: March 18, 2019
Value: $43 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to FIS on its acquisition of Worldpay

Thomson Reuters

Announced: August 1, 2019
Value: $27 billion
Status: Pending

Financial advisor to Thomson Reuters, together with private equity funds affiliated with Blackstone, on the sale of Refinitiv to the London Stock Exchange Group plc

Mylan N.V.

Announced: July 29, 2019
Value: $25 billion
Status: Pending

Financial advisor to Mylan on its combination with Upjohn in an all-stock Reverse Morris Trust transaction

Tiffany & Co.

Announced: November 25, 2019
Value: $17 billion
Status: Pending

Financial advisor to Tiffany on its sale to LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE

Array Biopharma Inc.

Announced: June 17, 2019
Value: $11.8 billion
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Array Biopharma on its sale to Pfizer

Apergy Corporation

Announced: December 18, 2019
Value: $7.4 billion
Status: Pending

Financial advisor to Apergy on its combination with Ecolab's Upstream Energy business, Nalco Champion, in an all-stock, tax-free Reverse Morris Trust transaction

Riverstone Holdings LLC

Announced: November 5, 2019
Value: $6.1 billion
Status: Pending

Exclusive financial advisor to Pattern Energy Group Holdings 2 LP (P2) and Riverstone Holdings in connection with Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Riverstone Holdings combination of Pattern Energy and P2 into an integrated renewable energy company

Auris Health, Inc.

Announced: February 13, 2019
Value: Up to $5.8 billion
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Auris Health on its sale to Johnson & Johnson

Hasbro, Inc.

Announced: August 22, 2019
Value: £3.3 billion
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Hasbro on its acquisition of Entertainment One Ltd.

Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Announced: July 14, 2019
Value: $5.1 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Gilead on its 10-year global R&D collaboration with Galapagos NV

Waste Management, Inc.

Announced: April 15, 2019
Value: $4.9 billion
Status: Pending

Exclusive financial advisor to Waste Management on its acquisition of Advanced Disposal

Spark Therapeutics, Inc

Announced: February 25, 2019
Value: $4.8 billion
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Spark on its sale to Roche Holding AG

Anixter International Inc.

Announced: October 30, 2019
Value: $4.3 billion
Status: Terminated

Lead financial advisor to Anixter on its sale to Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, LLC

Xperi Corporation

Announced: December 19, 2019
Value: $3 billion
Status: Pending

Exclusive financial advisor to Xperi on its combination with TiVo in an all-stock transaction

Audentes Therapeutics, Inc.

Announced: December 2, 2019
Value: $3.0 billion
Status: Pending

Exclusive financial advisor to Audentes on its sale to Astellas

Exact Sciences Corporation

Announced: July 29, 2019
Value: $2.8 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Exact Sciences on its acquisition of Genomic Health

ArQule, Inc.

Announced: December 9, 2019
Value: $2.7 billion
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to ArQule on its sale to Merck & Co.

Cision Ltd.

Announced: October 15, 2019
Value: $2.7 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Cision on its sale to an affiliate of Platinum Equity

Synthorx, Inc.

Announced: December 9, 2019
Value: $2.5 billion
Status: Pending

Exclusive financial advisor to Synthorx on its sale to Sanofi

Ra Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Announced: October 10, 2019
Value: $2.5 billion
Status: Pending

Exclusive financial advisor to Ra Pharma on its sale to UCB S.A.

Campbell Soup Company

Announced: August 2, 2019
Value: $2.2 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Campbell on the sale of Arnott's and certain Campbell's international operations to KKR

Peloton Therapeutics, Inc.

Announced: May 21, 2019
Value: Up to $2.2 billion
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Peloton on its sale to Merck

Alder Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.

Announced: September 16, 2019
Value: $1.95 billion
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Alder on its sale to Lundbeck

Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc.

Announced: January 29, 2019
Value: Up to $1.9 billion
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Neurocrine on its strategic collaboration with Voyager Therapeutics

Coty Inc.

Announced: March 18, 2019
Value: $1.75 billion
Status: Closed

Exclusive independent financial advisor to the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Coty in connection with JAB's tender offer

PepsiCo Inc.

Announced: July 19, 2019
Value: $1.7 billion
Status: Pending

Financial advisor to PepsiCo on its acquisition of Pioneer Food Group Ltd.

Harry’s Inc.

Announced: May 9, 2019
Value: $1.4 billion
Status: Withdrawn

Exclusive financial advisor to Harry's on its combination with Edgewell Personal Care Company

Ipsen

Announced: February 25, 2019
Value: $1.3 billion
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Ipsen on its acquisition of Clementia Pharmaceuticals

Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Announced: October 16, 2019
Value: $1.2 billion
Status: Pending

Exclusive financial advisor to Achillion on its sale to Alexion

Catalent, Inc.

Announced: April 15, 2019
Value: $1.2 billion
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Catalent on its acquisition of Paragon Bioservices from NewSpring Health Capital and Camden Partners, financed in part by $650 million of a new series of convertible preferred stock issued to Leonard Green & Partners

Ocado Group plc

Announced: February 27, 2019
Value: £750 million
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Ocado on its joint venture with Marks and Spencer Group plc

I Squared Capital Advisors, LLC

Announced: June 25, 2019
Value: $1.1 billion
Status: Pending

Exclusive financial advisor to I Squared and Cube Hydro Partners on the sale of Cube Hydro to Ontario Power Generation

Smart & Final Stores, Inc.

Announced: April 16, 2019
Value: $1.1 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to the Smart & Final Strategic Review Committee on its sale to Apollo Management

The Simply Good Foods Company

Announced: August 21, 2019
Value: $1 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Simply Good Foods on its acquisition of Quest Nutrition, LLC

Nightstar Therapeutics plc

Announced: March 4, 2019
Value: $877 million
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Nightstar on its sale to Biogen

Axioma Inc.

Announced: April 9, 2019
Value: $850 million
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Axioma on its combination with Deutsche Börse index businesses and a minority equity investment from General Atlantic

Perrigo Company plc

Announced: May 9, 2019
Value: $750 million
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Perrigo on its acquisition of Ranir LLC

Western Union Company

Announced: February 28, 2019
Value: $750 million
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Western Union on its sale of Speedpay to ACI Worldwide

Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc.

Announced: January 2, 2019
Value: $600 million
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Omega on its acquisition of MedEquities Realty Trust

Campbell Soup Company

Announced: April 12, 2019
Value: $510 million
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Campbell on its divestiture of Bolthouse Farms to Butterfly Equity

Daily Mail and General Trust plc

Announced: August 26, 2019
Value: $364 million
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to DMGT on the sale of Genscape to Verisk

Campbell Soup Company

Announced: July 12, 2019
Value: $300 million
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Campbell on its sale of Kelsen Group to an affiliate of Ferrero SpA

Humana Inc.

Announced: December 16, 2019
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Humana on its acquisition of Enclara Pharmacia

E*TRADE Financial Corporation

Announced: December 9, 2019
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to E*TRADE on its acquisition of Gradifi

SunPower Corporation

Announced: November 11, 2019
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to the special committee of independent directors of SunPower on its separation into two publicly-traded companies -- SunPower and Maxeon Solar Technologies

AT&T Inc.

Announced: October 28, 2019

Advised AT&T on its discussions with shareholder activist Elliott Management

Cloud Peak Energy Inc.

Announced: October 24, 2019
Status: Completed

Exclusive investment banker in Cloud Peak's chapter 11 restructuring, including the sale of substantially all of Cloud Peak's assets to Navajo Transitional Energy Company, LLC

Hudson's Bay Company

Announced: October 21, 2019
Status: Pending

Special advisor to the Special Committee of the Hudson's Bay Company Board of Directors with regards to the proposal from a group of majority HBC shareholders to take the company private

Thomson Reuters

Announced: October 4, 2019
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Thomson Reuters on its acquisition of FC Business Intelligence (FCBI) from Lloyds Development Capital

Daniele Inc

Announced: September 3, 2019
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Daniele on its sale to Entrepreneurial Equity Partners, LLC

Shields Health Solutions

Announced: July 31, 2019
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Shields Health on equity investments made by Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe and Walgreens

Thomson Reuters

Announced: July 18, 2019
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Thomson Reuters on its acquisition of HighQ

Moody's Corp.

Announced: July 16, 2019
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Moody's on the sale of its Moody's Analytics Knowledge Services (MAKS) to Equistone Partners Europe Ltd.

Thomson Reuters

Announced: June 21, 2019
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Thomson Reuters on its acquisition of Capital Confirmation Inc. (also known as Confirmation.com), a Great Hill Partners portfolio company

Beacon Health Options

Announced: June 6, 2019
Status: Pending

Exclusive financial advisor to Beacon on its sale to Anthem, Inc.

The Hain Celestial Group Inc.

Announced: May 9, 2019
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Hain on the sale all of its equity interest in Hain Pure Protein to Aterian Investment Partners

Amer Sports Corporation

Announced: March 15, 2019
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Amer Sports on the strategic review of its Cycling business and on its intended divestiture of Mavic S.A.S. to Regent

Qualcomm Incorporated

Announced: February 11, 2019
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Qualcomm on its sale of Qualcomm Life, Inc. to Francisco Partners

Sprint Corporation

Announced: April 29, 2018
Value: $146 billion
Status: Pending

Financial advisor to the Independent Transaction Committee of the Board of Directors of Sprint on its merger with T-Mobile

21st Century Fox, Inc.

Announced: June 20, 2018
Value: $85 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to 21st Century Fox on its sale to The Walt Disney Company, as well as the spin off, immediately prior to the sale, of Fox Broadcasting network and stations, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, FS1, FS2 and Big Ten Network to its shareholders

Express Scripts

Announced: March 8, 2018
Value: $67 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Express Scripts on its sale to Cigna

Thomson Reuters

Announced: January 30, 2018
Value: $20 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Thomson Reuters on its strategic partnership with, and sale of a 55% majority stake in its Financial & Risk business to, Blackstone

21st Century Fox, Inc.

Announced: September 26, 2018
Value: £11.6 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Fox on the sale of its 39% stake in Sky to Comcast

Johnson Controls Inc.

Announced: November 13, 2018
Value: $13.2 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to JCI on the sale of its Power Solutions business to Brookfield Business Partners

Conagra Brands

Announced: June 27, 2018
Value: $10.9 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Conagra on the acquisition of Pinnacle Foods

AveXis, Inc

Announced: April 9, 2018
Value: $8.7 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to AveXis, Inc. on its sale to Novartis AG

Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc.

Announced: February 23, 2018
Value: $8.0 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Blue Buffalo on its sale to General Mills

Informa PLC

Announced: January 30, 2018
Value: ~£3.9 billion
Status: Closed

Lead financial advisor to Informa plc on its proposed combination with UBM plc

Merck

Announced: March 7, 2018
Value: Up to $5.8 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Merck on its worldwide strategic collaboration with Eisai Co., Ltd., including co-development and co-commercialization of Lenvima

athenahealth, Inc.

Announced: November 12, 2018
Value: $5.7 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to athenahealth on its sale to Veritas Capital and Evergreen Coast Capital

Tesaro, Inc.

Announced: December 3, 2018
Value: $5.1 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Tesaro on its sale to GlaxoSmithKline

Merck

Announced: December 14, 2018
Value: €3.25 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Merck on its acquisition of Antelliq Group from funds advised by BC Partners

Pandora Media

Announced: September 24, 2018
Value: $3.5 billion
Status: Closed

Lead financial advisor to Pandora on its sale to SiriusXM

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.

Announced: October 21, 2018
Value: $3.3 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Jacobs on the sale of its Energy, Chemicals and Resources business to WorleyParsons Limited

PepsiCo Inc.

Announced: August 20, 2018
Value: $3.2 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to PepsiCo on its acquisition of SodaStream

Convergys

Announced: June 28, 2018
Value: $2.8 billion
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Convergys on its sale to SYNNEX Corporation

Summit Partners

Announced: April 21, 2018
Value: $2.15 billion
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Summit Partners as leader of an investment consortium purchase of Fresenius Medical Care's subsidiary, Sound Inpatient Physicians

Endocyte, Inc.

Announced: October 18, 2018
Value: $2.1 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Endocyte on its sale to Novartis AG

United Rentals, Inc.

Announced: September 10, 2018
Value: $2.1 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to United Rentals on its acquisition of BlueLine Rental

US Foods Holding Corp.

Announced: July 30, 2018
Value: $1.8 billion
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to US Foods on its acquisition of Services Group of America's Food Group of Companies

ARMO BioSciences, Inc.

Announced: May 10, 2018
Value: $1.6 billion
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to ARMO BioSciences, Inc. on its sale to Eli Lilly and Company

Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc.

Announced: November 1, 2018
Value: $1.3 billion
Status: Terminated

Exclusive financial advisor to PacBio on its sale to Illumina, Inc.

Syntimmune, Inc.

Announced: September 26, 2018
Value: Up to $1.2 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Syntimmune on its sale to Alexion

Novartis AG

Announced: September 5, 2018
Value: $1.0 billion
Status: Pending

Exclusive financial advisor to Novartis on its divestiture of the Sandoz US dermatology business and generic US solids portfolio to Aurobindo

Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Limited

Announced: September 13, 2018
Value: €740 million
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Aspen on the divestiture of its Global Nutritionals Business to the Lactalis Group

U.S. Silica

Announced: March 23, 2018
Value: $750 million
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to U.S. Silica on its acquisition of EP Minerals, a Golden Gate Capital portfolio company

United Rentals, Inc.

Announced: July 2, 2018
Value: $715 million
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to United Rentals on its acquisition of BakerCorp

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd.

Announced: January 5, 2018
Value: €520 million
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Takeda on its acquisition of TiGenix NV

Diageo plc

Announced: November 12, 2018
Value: $550 million
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Diageo on the sale of nineteen brands to Sazerac

Mondelez International

Announced: May 6, 2018
Value: $500 million
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Mondelez on its acquisition of Tate's Bake Shop from The Riverside Company and other shareholders, including Tate's founder

SiriusDecisions

Announced: November 27, 2018
Value: $245 million
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to SiriusDecisions on its sale to Forrester Research

Stanley Black & Decker

Announced: September 12, 2018
Value: $234 million
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Stanley Black & Decker's acquisition of a 20% stake in MTD Products, as well as an option to acquire the remaining 80%

Maple Leaf Foods Inc.

Announced: October 2, 2018
Value: CAD$215 million
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Maple Leaf Foods on its acquisition of VIAU Foods

Andersen Corporation

Announced: August 28, 2018
Value: $190 million
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Andersen on its sale of its Silver Line Division to Ply Gem

Capital One Financial Corp.

Announced: January 25, 2018
Value: $170 million
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Capital One on the sale of its self-directed online brokerage business to E*TRADE Financial Corporation

MINDBODY, Inc.

Announced: March 12, 2018
Value: $150 million
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to MINDBODY on its acquisition of Booker Software

Azoff Music Management

Announced: October 8, 2018
Value: $125 million
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Azoff Music Management on its acquisition of The Madison Square Garden Company's 50% interest in Azoff MSG Entertainment

Pfizer Inc.

Announced: December 19, 2018
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Pfizer on its joint venture with GlaxoSmithKline to create a global consumer healthcare company

Conagra Brands

Announced: December 18, 2018
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Conagra on its divestiture of Wesson to Richardson International

Host Analytics, Inc.

Announced: December 13, 2018
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Host Analytics on its sale to Vector Capital

Synergy Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Announced: December 12, 2018
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Synergy on its voluntary Chapter 11 process and proposed sale of its business assets to Bausch Health

Santhera Pharmaceuticals

Announced: November 20, 2018
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Santhera on its agreement to acquire an option from Idorsia for an exclusive sub-license of Vamorolone

Pfizer Inc.

Announced: October 23, 2018
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Pfizer on its asset contribution agreement with Cerevel Therapeutics

Honeywell International

Announced: October 1, 2018
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Honeywell on its spinoff of Garrett Motion Inc.

Genoa Healthcare, LLC

Announced: September 28, 2018
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Genoa Healthcare on its sale to OptumRx

Movado Group, Inc.

Announced: August 15, 2018
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Movado on its purchase of MVMT Watches

Chobani, LLC

Announced: June 28, 2018
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Chobani on securing a minority investment from the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (“HOOPP”)

General Electric Co.

Announced: June 26, 2018
Status: Closed

Advising GE on its announced separation of GE Healthcare and Baker Hughes GE

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company

Announced: May 2, 2018
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to RRD on the sale of the Print Logistics component of its RRD Logistics business to LSC Communications

Birchbox, Inc.

Announced: May 1, 2018
Status: Closed

Advised Birchbox on its sale to Viking Global

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Announced: May 1, 2018
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Cisco on the sale of its Service Provider Video Software Solutions (SPVSS) business to Permira

Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Announced: May 1, 2018
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Ironwood on its spin-off of Cyclerion

Henry Schein, Inc.

Announced: April 23, 2018
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Henry Schein on the spin off and merger of its animal health business with Vets First Choice in a Reverse Morris Trust transaction

Dover Corporation

Announced: April 18, 2018
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Dover on its spin off of Apergy

Pfizer Inc.

Announced: April 4, 2018
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Pfizer on its asset contribution agreement with Allogene Therapeutics

Lipman Produce, Inc.

Announced: March 14, 2018
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Lipman on its acquisition of Huron Produce

American Greetings Corp.

Announced: February 13, 2018
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to American greetings on its sale of a 60% ownership stake to Clayton, Dubilier & Rice

Openlink Financial LLC

Announced: February 2, 2018
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Openlink on its sale to ION Investment Group

Mondelez International

Announced: January 29, 2018
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Mondelez on its stake in Keurig Green Mountain in connection with the merger between Keurig Green Mountain and Dr Pepper Snapple Group

Weld North LLC

Announced: January 4, 2018
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Weld North Education, a portfolio company of KKR, on the sale of a majority stake to Silver Lake

Qualcomm Incorporated

Announced: November 6, 2017
Value: $150 billion
Status: Withdrawn

Financial advisor to Qualcomm on Broadcom's unsolicited offer for the company

Unilever

Announced: February 17, 2017
Value: $143 billion
Status: Withdrawn

Financial advisor to Unilever on The Kraft Heinz Company's potential offer for all the shares of Unilever PLC and Unilever N.V.

British American Tobacco plc

Announced: January 17, 2017
Value: $97 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to British American Tobacco on its merger with Reynolds American

CVS Health Corporation

Announced: December 3, 2017
Value: $77 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to the Board of Directors of CVS Health on its acquisition of Aetna

Seagate Technology plc

Announced: September 28, 2017
Value: $18 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Seagate on its $1.25 billion investment commitment and long-term supply agreement as part of the Bain Capital-led consortium’s acquisition of Toshiba Memory Corporation from the Toshiba Corporation

Kite Pharma, Inc.

Announced: August 28, 2017
Value: $11.9 billion
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Kite Pharma, Inc. on its sale to Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Vantiv, Inc.

Announced: August 9, 2017
Value: $10 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Vantiv on its acquisition of Worldpay Group plc

Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC (PPD)

Announced: April 28, 2017
Value: $9 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to PPD on a recapitalization by affiliates of Hellman & Friedman and affiliates of the The Carlyle Group, as well as an expansion of ownership to include Abu Dhabi Investment Authority and an affiliate of GIC, Singapore's sovereign wealth fund

INC Research Holdings, Inc.

Announced: May 10, 2017
Value: $7.4 billion
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to INC Research on its all-stock, merger of equals transaction

TerraForm Power, Inc.

Announced: March 7, 2017
Value: $6.6 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to TerraForm Power on its sale of a 51% stake to Brookfield Asset Management, Inc.

CB&I

Announced: December 18, 2017
Value: $6 billion
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to CB&I on its combination with McDermott International

West Corporation

Announced: May 9, 2017
Value: $5.1 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to West on its sale to funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management

Entercom Communications Corp.

Announced: February 2, 2017
Value: $4 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Entercom on its merger with CBS Corporation's radio business in a Reverse Morris Trust transaction

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Announced: January 24, 2017
Value: $3.7 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Cisco on its acquisition of AppDynamics

CEB Inc.

Announced: January 5, 2017
Value: $3.3 billion
Status: Closed

Lead financial advisor to CEB on its sale to Gartner

HSN, Inc.

Announced: July 6, 2017
Value: $2.6 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of HSNi on its acquisition by Liberty Interactive Corporation

Air Methods Corporation

Announced: March 14, 2017
Value: $2.5 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Air Methods on its acquisition by American Securities LLC

Williams Partners L.P.

Announced: April 17, 2017
Value: $2.1 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Williams on the sale of certain assets to, and associated agreements with, NOVA Chemicals

Johnson Controls Inc.

Announced: March 16, 2017
Value: $2.0 billion
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Johnson Controls on the sale of its Scott Safety business to 3M

Galenica AG

Announced: March 14, 2017
Value: CHF1.95 billion
Status: Closed

Independent financial advisor to Galenica in the IPO of Galenica Santé

Permira Advisers

Announced: August 7, 2017
Value: $1.9 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Permira on the sale of its majority stake in Netafim, Ltd., to Mexichem S.A.B. de C.V.

DuPage Medical Group, Ltd.

Announced: August 16, 2017
Value: $1.45 billion
Status: Closed

Exclusive advisor to DuPage Medical Group on the strategic investment by Ares Management

Iron Mountain Inc.

Announced: December 11, 2017
Value: $1.3 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Iron Mountain on its acquisition of IO Data Centers US Operations

United Rentals, Inc.

Announced: August 17, 2017
Value: $1.3 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to United Rentals on its acquisition of Neff

NeuroDerm Ltd.

Announced: July 24, 2017
Value: $1.1 billion
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to NeuroDerm on its sale to Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation

Diageo plc

Announced: June 21, 2017
Value: Up to $1 billion
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Diageo on its acquisition of Casamigos

United Rentals, Inc.

Announced: January 25, 2017
Value: $965 million
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to United Rentals on its acquisition of NES Rentals from Diamond Castle Holdings

EQT VII Fund

Announced: July 11, 2017
Value: $850 million
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to EQT on its acquisition of Certara

Itron, Inc.

Announced: September 18, 2017
Value: $830 million
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Itron on its acquisition of Silver Spring Networks

Bioverativ Inc.

Announced: May 23, 2017
Value: Up to $825 million
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Bioverativ on its acquisition of True North Therapeutics

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.

Announced: January 9, 2017
Value: $820 million
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Valeant on its sale of Dendreon to Sanpower Group Co., Ltd.

North Island

Announced: April 20, 2017
Value: $625 million
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to North Island on its investment in Virtu Financial in connection with Virtu's purchase of KCG Holdings

Target Corp.

Announced: December 13, 2017
Value: $550 million
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Target on its acquisition of Shipt, Inc.

Pandora Media

Announced: June 9, 2017
Value: $480 million
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Pandora on SiriusXM’s preferred equity investment and Pandora’s ongoing review of strategic alternatives

FIS

Announced: May 23, 2017
Value: $477 million
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to FIS on the sale of a majority ownership stake of 60% in its Capco business to Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, establishing Capco as an independent company

Richelieu Foods Inc.

Announced: November 2, 2017
Value: $435 million
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Richelieu on its sale to Freiberger, a subsidiary of the Südzucker Group

Axalta Coating Systems, LLC

Announced: April 12, 2017
Value: $420 million
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Axalta on its agreement with Valspar Corporation and Sherwin-Williams to acquire the assets related to Valspar's North American Industrial Wood Coatings business

CSL Limited

Announced: June 13, 2017
Value: $352 million
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to CSL on its acquisition of an 80% stake in Ruide from Humanwell

Cornerstone OnDemand, Inc.

Announced: November 8, 2017
Value: $300 million
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Cornerstone on the strategic investment by Silver Lake Partners and LinkedIn

Conagra Brands

Announced: May 30, 2017
Value: $285 million
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Conagra on its divestiture of the Wesson oil brand to The J.M. Smucker Company

Pandora Media

Announced: June 9, 2017
Value: $200 million
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Pandora on sale of its Ticketfly business to Eventbrite

China Regenerative Medicine International-Led Consortium

Announced: July 17, 2017
Value: $190 million
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to the CRMI-led consortium on their acquisition of Obagi Medical Products from Valeant

Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc.

Announced: October 3, 2017
Value: $151 million
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Ultragenyx on its acquisition of Dimension Therapeutics

Maple Leaf Foods Inc.

Announced: February 21, 2017
Value: $140 million
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Maple Leaf Foods on its acquisition of Lightlife Foods, Inc., from Brynwood Partners VI L.P.

Avaya Inc.

Announced: March 7, 2017
Value: $100 million
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Avaya on its sale of its networking business to Extreme Networks in a section 363 auction process

Cytokinetics, Inc.

Announced: February 2, 2017
Value: $100 million
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Cytokinetics, Inc on its sale of a portion of its royalty interest in omecamtiv mecarbil to Royalty Pharma

Movado Group, Inc.

Announced: July 5, 2017
Value: £60 million
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Movado on its acquisition of JLB Brands Ltd., owner of the Olivia Burton Brand

MedRisk, Inc.

Announced: December 18, 2017
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to MedRisk on its sale of a majority stake to The Carlyle Group

KIND LLC

Announced: November 29, 2017
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to KIND on its strategic partnership with Mars, including Mars taking a minority stake

Express Scripts

Announced: November 27, 2017
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Express Scripts on the sale of its wholly-owned subsidiary, United BioSource (UBC), to Avista Capital Partners

Fortive Corporation

Announced: October 31, 2017
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Fortive on its acquisition of Industrial Scientific

Anthem, Inc.

Announced: October 24, 2017
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Anthem on its acquisition of America's 1st Choice

Healthsun Health Plans, Inc.

Announced: September 20, 2017
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to HealthSun on its sale to Anthem

Send Word Now

Announced: June 5, 2017
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Send Word Now on its sale to Emergency Communications Network, a Veritas portfolio company

Zhonghong Group

Announced: March 24, 2017
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to the Zhonghong Group on its acquisition of Blackstone's ~21% interest in SeaWorld

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation

Announced: February 8, 2017
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Cognizant in connection with its cooperation agreement reached with Elliott Management

SABMiller plc

Announced: July 29, 2016
Value: £79 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to SABMiller on its sale to AB InBev

21st Century Fox, Inc.

Announced: December 15, 2016
Value: £31.6 billion
Status: Withdrawn

Financial advisor to 21st Century Fox on its proposed all-cash acquisition of the shares of Sky plc that it does not already own

Qualcomm Incorporated

Announced: October 27, 2016
Value: $49 billion
Status: Terminated

Financial advisor to the Qualcomm Board on the acquisition of NXP Semiconductors

General Electric Company

Announced: October 31, 2016
Value: $32 billion
Status: Closed

Lead financial advisor to GE on its combination of its oil and gas business with Baker Hughes to create a new, publicly-traded company – "New" Baker Hughes – in a cash and stock transaction

Caesars Entertainment Corporation

Announced: July 11, 2016
Value: $17.2 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Caesars Entertainment Corporation on the merger with Caesars Acquisition Company

Johnson Controls Inc.

Announced: January 25, 2016
Value: $16.5 billion
Status: Closed

Lead financial advisor to Johnson Controls in its merger with Tyco

Pfizer Inc.

Announced: August 22, 2016
Value: $14 billion
Status: Closed

Advisor to Pfizer on its acquisition of Medivation

Mylan N.V.

Announced: February 10, 2016
Value: $10 billion
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Mylan on its acquisition of Meda

Henderson Group plc

Announced: October 3, 2016
Value: $6 billion
Status: Closed

Financial adviser to Henderson on the merger with Janus Capital Group

Pfizer Inc.

Announced: May 16, 2016
Value: $5.2 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Pfizer on its acquisition of Anacor Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Caesars Entertainment Corporation

Announced: July 30, 2016
Value: $4.4 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Caesars Entertainment Corporation on the sale of Playtika, the social/mobile gaming business of Caesars Interactive Entertainment, Inc.

Emerson Electric Co.

Announced: August 2, 2016
Value: $4 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Emerson on its divestiture of its Network Power business to Platinum Equity

DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.

Announced: April 28, 2016
Value: $3.8 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to DreamWorks on its sale to Comcast

EverBank Financial Corp

Announced: August 8, 2016
Value: $2.5 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to EverBank on its sale to TIAA

Diamond Resorts International, Inc.

Announced: June 29, 2016
Value: $2.5 billion
Status: Closed

Exclusive advisor to the Strategic Review Committee of Diamond Resorts on its acquisition by affiliates of certain funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management

Informa PLC

Announced: September 15, 2016
Value: £1.2 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Informa on its acquisition of Penton Information Services, funded through a combination of debt and equity, including a £715 million Rights Issue

Tobira Therapeutics, Inc.

Announced: September 20, 2016
Value: Up to $1.7 billion
Status: Closed

Lead financial advisor to Tobira Therapeutics, Inc. on its sale to Allergan plc

Relypsa, Inc.

Announced: July 21, 2016
Value: $1.53 billion
Status: Closed

Lead financial advisor to Relypsa, Inc. on its sale to Galenica Group.

Permira

Announced: July 1, 2016
Value: $1.5 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Permira on the sale of its portfolio company Intelligrated to Honeywell International

Emerson Electric Co.

Announced: August 2, 2016
Value: $1.2 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Emerson on its divestiture of its Leroy Somer and Control Techniques businesses to Nidec Corporation

Performance Sports Group Ltd.

Announced: October 31, 2016
Value: $961 million
Status: Closed

Independent financial advisor to the special committee of the board of directors of PSG on its "stalking horse" asset purchase agreement with an investor group led by Sagard Capital and Fairfax Financial for $575 million, as well as on a commitment for $386 million in new debtor-in-possession financing

DTS, Inc.

Announced: September 20, 2016
Value: $940 million
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to DTS on its sale to Tessera Technologies

Raptor Pharmaceutical Corp.

Announced: September 12, 2016
Value: $801 million
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Raptor on its sale to Horizon Pharma

Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Limited

Announced: June 9, 2016
Value: $770 million
Status: Closed

Advisor to Aspen on its commercialisation agreement with AstraZeneca for rights to its global anaesthetics portfolio of seven established medicines outside of the US

Ventas Inc.

Announced: November 14, 2016
Value: $700 million
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Ventas on its agreement with Kindred Healthcare Inc. either for the sale of all 36 skilled nursing facilities owned by Ventas and operated by Kindred or the renewal of the current lease on all unpurchased skilled nursing facilities through 2025 at the current rent level

UCG Holdings LP

Announced: January 11, 2016
Value: $650 million
Status: Closed

Sole advisor to UCG on the sale of Oil Price Information Service to IHS

Honeywell International Inc.

Announced: February 4, 2016
Value: $480 million
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Honeywell on its acquisition of Xtralis from Pacific Equity Partners and Blum Capital Partners

XenoPort, Inc.

Announced: May 23, 2016
Value: $467 million
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to XenoPort on its sale to Arbor Pharmaceuticals

Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc.

Announced: January 7, 2016
Value: $459 million
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Clear Channel Outdoor on its sale of certain U.S. outdoor advertising assets to Lamar Advertising

Honeywell International, Inc.

Announced: August 12, 2016
Value: $300 million
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Honeywell on its sale of its Honeywell Technology Solutions Inc. business to KBR, Inc.

CEB

Announced: April 4, 2016
Value: $275 million
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to CEB on its acquisition of Evanta Ventures

Hexion Inc.

Announced: March 21, 2016
Value: $226 million
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Hexion, an Apollo portfolio company, on the sale of Hexion's Performance Adhesives, Powder Coatings, Additives & Acrylics Coatings and Monomers business to Synthomer plc

Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc.

Announced: January 21, 2016
Value: $107 million
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Clear Channel Outdoor on its sale of certain U.S. outdoor advertising assets to independent operators

Burton's Biscuit Co.

Announced: August 12, 2016
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Burton's on the sale of its Cadbury biscuit license to Mondelez International

J.P. Morgan Infrastructure Investments Fund

Announced: August 8, 2016
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to J.P. Morgan Infrastructure Investments Fund on its portfolio company Summit Utilities purchase of Arkansas Oklahoma Gas Corporation

Unilever

Announced: July 20, 2016
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Unilever on its acquisition of Dollar Shave Club

Elizabeth Arden, Inc.

Announced: June 16, 2016
Status: Closed

Sole financial advisor to Elizabeth Arden on its sale to Revlon

Honeywell International Inc.

Announced: May 12, 2016
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Honeywell on its spin off of its Resins and Chemicals business into a standalone, publicly traded company named AdvanSix Inc.

Xerox Corporation

Announced: January 29, 2016
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to the Board of Directors of Xerox on the separation of its Document Technology and Business Process Outsourcing businesses into two independent public companies

Pfizer Inc.

Announced: November 23, 2015
Value: $160 billion
Status: Withdrawn

Financial advisor to Pfizer on its combination with Allergan

Time Warner Cable

Announced: May 26, 2015
Value: $78.7 billion
Status: Closed

Strategic advisor to Time Warner Cable on its merger with Charter Communications

Dell Inc.

Announced: October 12, 2015
Value: $67 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Dell on its purchase of EMC

Kraft Foods Group, Inc.

Announced: March 25, 2015
Value: $58 billion
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Kraft on its merger with Heinz

Mylan N.V.

Announced: April 21, 2015
Value: $41.0 billion
Status: Withdrawn

Financial advisor to Mylan on its defense against Teva Pharmaceutical

General Electric Company

Announced: April 10, 2015
Value: $35 billion
Status: Closed

Advised GE on its planned disposition of approximately $200 billion of GE Capital assets to become a more focused industrial and technology company and de-designate as a Systemically Important Financial Institution (SIFI)

Pharmacyclics, Inc.

Announced: March 4, 2015
Value: $21 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Pharmacyclics on its sale to AbbVie

Newell Rubbermaid Inc.

Announced: December 14, 2015
Value: $20.2 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Newell Rubbermaid on its acquisition of Jarden

Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd.

Announced: February 22, 2015
Value: $15.8 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Salix on its sale to Valeant Pharmaceuticals

Procter & Gamble Company

Announced: July 9, 2015
Value: $15 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Procter & Gamble on the merger of its Beauty business with Coty

Mondelez International

Announced: December 7, 2015
Value: $14.3 billion
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Mondelez for the acquisition of Keurig Green Mountain by a JAB Holding Company-led investor group

Omnicare, Inc.

Announced: May 21, 2015
Value: $12.7 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Omnicare on its sale to CVS Health

Fidelity National Information Services

Announced: August 12, 2015
Value: $9.1 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to FIS on its acquisition of SunGard from a private equity consortium

Receptos, Inc.

Announced: July 14, 2015
Value: $7.8 billion
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Receptos on its sale to Celgene

Dyax Corp.

Announced: November 2, 2015
Value: Up to $6.6 billion
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Dyax on its sale to Shire

Solera Holdings, Inc.

Announced: September 14, 2015
Value: $6.5 billion
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Solera on its acquisition by Vista Equity Partners

Big Heart Pet Brands

Announced: February 3, 2015
Value: $5.8 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Big Heart Pet Brands on its sale to the J.M. Smucker Company

Thoratec Corp

Announced: July 22, 2015
Value: 3.7 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to the Board of Directors of Thoratec on its sale to St. Jude Medical

Iglo Foods Holdings Limited

Announced: April 20, 2015
Value: €2.6 billion
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Permira on the sale of Iglo Group to Nomad Holdings

Ventas Inc.

Announced: April 6, 2015
Value: $3.2 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Ventas in the spin-off of most of its post-acute/skilled nursing facility (“SNF”) portfolio into an independent, publicly traded REIT

TE Connectivity Ltd.

Announced: January 28, 2015
Value: $3.0 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to TE Connectivity on its sale of its Broadband Network Solutions business unit to CommScope

ConAgra Foods, Inc.

Announced: November 2, 2015
Value: $2.7 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to ConAgra on the sale of its private label business to TreeHouse Foods

Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC

Announced: July 28, 2015
Value: $2.65 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Hikma on its acquisition of Roxane Laboratories from Boehringer Ingelheim

Hyperion Therapeutics, Inc.

Announced: March 30, 2015
Value: $1.1 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Hyperion on its sale to Horizon Pharma

3M Company

Announced: February 23, 2015
Value: $1.0 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to 3M on its acquisition of Polypore's Separations Media business

Findus Group

Announced: August 13, 2015
Value: £512 million
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Findus Group on the sale of its continental European frozen food business to Nomad Foods

Patriot Coal Corporation

Announced: October 28, 2015
Value: $800 million
Status: Closed

Advisor to Patriot Coal in its chapter 11 restructuring with approximately $800 million of prepetition financial indebtedness and over $1 billion in non-financial liabilities. The engagement included raising $100 million in debtor-in-possession financing and approximately $250 million in new money funded by existing creditors. The engagement culminated in the completion of two highly structured and inter-related sale transactions: (i) the majority of Patriot’s operating assets to Blackhawk Mining, LLC; and (ii) the remainder of Patriot’s assets and over $400 million in liabilities to Virginia Conservation Legacy Fund, Inc.

Diageo Plc

Announced: October 7, 2015
Value: $780 million
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Diageo on the sale of its interest in Desnoes & Geddes and in Guinness Anchor Berhad to Heineken and its acquisition of additional shares in Guinness Ghana Breweries from Heineken

Mylan Inc.

Announced: February 2, 2015
Value: $750 million
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Mylan on its acquisition of Famy Care Ltd

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Announced: June 30, 2015
Value: $635 million
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Cisco on its acquisition of OpenDNS

Avon Products, Inc.

Announced: December 17, 2015
Value: $605 million
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Avon on its two-part transaction and strategic partnership with Cerberus Capital Management involving a minority investment in Avon Products through the purchase of convertible preferred equity and the separation of Avon North America into a privately-held company

Impala Platinum Holdings Ltd.

Announced: September 3, 2015
Value: ZAR 4.0 billion
Status: Closed

Independent financial advisor to Implats on its intention to raise up to ZAR 4.0 billion through the sale of new Implats shares via a fully-underwritten accelerated bookbuild process

RR Donnelley & Sons Company

Announced: February 5, 2015
Value: $261 million
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to R.R. Donnelley on its acquisition of Courier Corporation

Mondelez International, Inc.

Announced: February 27, 2015
Value: ¥27 billion
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Mondelez on the sale of its 50% interest in Ajinomoto General Foods to Ajinomoto

Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Announced: May 19, 2015
Value: $225 million+
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Achillion on its worldwide license and collaboration arrangement with Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, regarding HCV assets

Hubbell Incorporated

Announced: August 24, 2015
Value: $200 million
Status: Closed

Advisor to the Board of Directors of Hubbell on its plan to reclassify their common stock eliminating its existing two-class structure

Senior Housing Properties Trust

Announced: June 8, 2015
Value: $173 million
Status: Closed

Advisor to a Special Committee of SNH's Independent Trustees on its acquisition of a 17% economic ownership of REIT Management & Research LLC as part of consortium transaction

DTS Inc.

Announced: September 2, 2015
Value: $172 million
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to DTS on its acquisition of iBiquity

Qualcomm Incorporated

Announced: December 16, 2015
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to the Special Committee of the Board of Directors on Qualcomm's corporate and financial structure

ConAgra Foods, Inc.

Announced: November 18, 2015
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to ConAgra Foods on its separation into two independent public companies, Conagra Brands and Lamb Weston

Cisco Systems and Ericsson

Announced: November 9, 2015
Status: Closed

Advisor to both Cisco and Ericsson on their global business and technology strategic partnership

RCS Capital Corporation

Announced: August 6, 2015
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of RCS Capital around a series of strategic initiatives

RR Donnelley & Sons Company

Announced: August 4, 2015
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to R.R. Donnelley on its planned separation into three independent publicly-traded companies

Johnson Controls, Inc.

Announced: July 24, 2015
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Johnson Controls on the spin-off of its Automotive Experience business, Adient

Panasonic Corporation

Announced: March 16, 2015
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Panasonic on its acquisition of ITC Global

AstraZeneca plc

Announced: April 28, 2014
Value: £69.4 billion
Status: Withdrawn

Advisor to AstraZeneca on Pfizer's unsolicited offer for the company

Time Warner Cable

Announced: February 13, 2014
Value: $69.7 billion
Status: Withdrawn

Strategic advisor to Time Warner Cable on its merger with Comcast

Lorillard, Inc.

Announced: July 15, 2014
Value: $27.4 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Lorillard on its sale to Reynolds American and the related divestiture of certain Lorillard assets to Imperial Tobacco

Beam Inc.

Announced: January 13, 2014
Value: $16 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Beam on its acquisition by Suntory Holdings

Alliance Boots GmbH

Announced: August 6, 2014
Value: $15.3 billion step 2
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Alliance Boots in the second step of the unique two-step transaction with Walgreens announced in 2012

General Electric Company

Announced: April 30, 2014
Value: $13.5 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to GE on its acquisition of Alstom’s Thermal, Renewables and Grid businesses, the largest acquisition in GE's history

InterMune, Inc.

Announced: August 24, 2014
Value: $8.9 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to InterMune on its sale to Roche

The Hillshire Brands Company

Announced: June 9, 2014
Value: $8.55 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Hillshire Brands on Tyson Foods' unilateral binding offer

Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Announced: April 7, 2014
Value: $5.8 billion
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Questcor on its merger with Mallinckrodt

Mylan Inc.

Announced: July 14, 2014
Value: $5.3 billion
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Mylan on its acquisition of Abbott's Non-U.S. Developed Markets Specialty and Branded Generics Business

MICROS Systems, Inc.

Announced: June 23, 2014
Value: $5.3 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to MICROS on its acquisition by Oracle

Idenix Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Announced: June 9, 2014
Value: $3.85 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Idenix on its acquisition by Merck

Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Announced: December 2, 2014
Value: $3.5 billion
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Avanir on its sale to Otsuka Pharmaceutical

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation

Announced: September 15, 2014
Value: $2.7 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Cognizant on its acquisition of TriZetto

Ventas, Inc.

Announced: June 2, 2014
Value: $2.6 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Ventas in its acquisition of American Realty Capital Healthcare Trust

Caesars Entertainment Corporation

Announced: March 3, 2014
Value: $2.2 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Caesars Entertainment on the divestiture of four casinos and a 50% stake in the management fee stream for these properties to Caesars Growth Partners

Waste Management, Inc.

Announced: July 29, 2014
Value: $1.9 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Waste Management on the sale of its Wheelabrator Technologies business to Energy Capital Partners

TE Connectivity Ltd.

Announced: June 18, 2014
Value: $1.7 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to TE Connectivity on its acquisition of Measurement Specialties, Inc.

Maple Leaf Foods Inc.

Announced: February 12, 2014
Value: $1.7 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Maple Leaf Foods on the sale of Canada Bread to Grupo Bimbo

Smith & Nephew plc

Announced: February 3, 2014
Value: $1.7 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Smith & Nephew on its acquisition of ArthroCare

PHH Corporation

Announced: June 2, 2014
Value: $1.4 billion
Status: Closed

Advisor to PHH on the sale of its fleet management business, PHH Arval, to Element Financial

Cadence Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Announced: February 11, 2014
Value: $1.3 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Cadence on its sale to Mallinckrodt

Sensata Technologies Holding N.V.

Announced: August 18, 2014
Value: $1.0 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Sensata Technologies on its purchase of Schrader International from Madison Dearborn Partners

All3Media Limited

Announced: May 8, 2014
Value: £550 million
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to All3Media on its sale to a 50:50 joint venture between Discovery Communications and Liberty Global

Convergys Corporation

Announced: January 6, 2014
Value: $820 million
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Convergys on the acquisition of Stream Global Services

United Rentals, Inc.

Announced: March 9, 2014
Value: $780 million
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to United Rentals on its purchase of National Pump & Compressor and associated other businesses

CBS Outdoor Americas Inc.

Announced: July 21, 2014
Value: $690 million
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to CBS Outdoor on its acquisition of certain outdoor advertising assets from Van Wagner Communications, LLC

GeNeuro SA

Announced: December 2, 2014
Value: Up to $455 million
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to GeNeuro in its strategic partnership with Servier to develop and market its lead drug candidate GNbAC1 in Multiple Sclerosis

News Corporation

Announced: May 2, 2014
Value: $420 million
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to News Corp on its acquisition of Harlequin Enterprises

Informa PLC

Announced: November 18, 2014
Value: $375 million
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Informa on its 100% cash acquisition of Hanley Wood Exhibitions (funded by placement of share capital)

Ambit Biosciences Corporation

Announced: September 28, 2014
Value: $315 million
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Ambit Biosciences on its sale to Daiichi Sankyo

Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC

Announced: May 28, 2014
Value: $300 million
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Hikma on its acquisition of Bedford Laboratories

BioAlliance Pharma SA

Announced: April 16, 2014
Value: €230 million
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to BioAlliance on its merger with Topotarget

CSL Limited

Announced: October 26, 2014
Value: $275 million
Status: Closed

Sole Advisor to CSL on its acquisition of Novartis’ influenza vaccine business

The Hillshire Brands Company

Announced: April 21, 2014
Value: $165 million
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Hillshire on its acquisition of Van’s Natural Foods

Harry & David Holdings, Inc.

Announced: September 2, 2014
Value: $143 million
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Harry & David on its sale to 1-800-FLOWERS.COM

Altria Group Inc.

Announced: February 3, 2014
Value: $130 million
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Altria on its acquisition of Green Smoke

United Biscuits

Announced: November 3, 2014
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to United Biscuits on its sale by Blackstone and PAI Partners to Yildiz Holding

JDS Uniphase Corporation

Announced: September 10, 2014
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to JDS Uniphase on the spin-off of its Communication and Commercial Optical Product segment into Lumentum Holdings

Mondelez International

Announced: May 7, 2014
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Mondelez International in the formation of a global coffee joint venture with D.E Master Blenders 1753

H.J. Heinz

Announced: February 14, 2013
Value: $28 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Heinz on its sale to an investor consortium consisting of 3G Capital and Berkshire Hathaway

Silver Lake Partners

Announced: February 5, 2013
Value: $25 billion
Status: Closed

Advisor to Silver Lake Partners in connection with its $24.9 billion acquisition of Dell Inc.

General Electric Company

Announced: February 12, 2013
Value: $18 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to GE on the sale of its remaining 49% interest in NBCUniversal to Comcast

Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Announced: August 25, 2013
Value: $10.4 billion
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Onyx Pharmaceuticals on its sale to Amgen

Activision Blizzard, Inc.

Announced: July 25, 2013
Value: $8.2 billion
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to the Special Committee of Activision Blizzard in connection with the $5.8bn repurchase of the majority of Vivendi’s control stake in the Company, and the simultaneous $2.3bn acquisition of Vivendi’s shares in Activision Blizzard by a CEO led investor group

Alliance Boots GmbH

Announced: March 19, 2013
Value: $3.3 billion
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Alliance Boots in connection with the minority equity stake option and long-term strategic relationship between Alliance Boots, Walgreens and AmerisourceBergen

Biogen Idec Inc.

Announced: February 6, 2013
Value: $3.25+ billion
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Biogen Idec on its acquisition of full rights and control of TYSABRI® from Elan Corporation for $3.25 billion upfront plus future contingent payments

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Announced: July 23, 2013
Value: $2.7 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Cisco on its acquisition of Sourcefire

J.C. Penney Company, Inc.

Announced: April 29, 2013
Value: $2.25 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to JCPenney in connection with raising a $2.25 billion senior secured term loan

Del Monte Foods

Announced: October 10, 2013
Value: $1.7 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Del Monte Foods on the sale of its Consumer Products business to Del Monte Pacific.

MAP Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Announced: January 22, 2013
Value: $958 million
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to MAP Pharmaceuticals on its sale to Allergan

Trius Therapeutics, Inc.

Announced: July 30, 2013
Value: Up to $818 million
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Trius Therapeutics on its sale to Cubist Pharmaceuticals

Optimer Pharmaceuticals

Announced: July 30, 2013
Value: Up to $801 million
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Optimer Pharmaceuticals on its sale to Cubist Pharmaceuticals

Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Announced: April 29, 2013
Value: $585 million
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Auxilium Pharmaceuticals on its acquisition of Actient Holdings LLC

Les Laboratoires Servier

Announced: September 24, 2013
Value: $483 million
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Servier on its acquisition of the 49% minority stake in EGIS Pharmaceuticals

Philip Morris International Inc.

Announced: July 12, 2013
Value: $343 million
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Philip Morris International in the formation of a joint venture with Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation to privatize Medicago

Almirall, S.A.

Announced: December 17, 2013
Value: $328 million
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Almirall on its purchase of Aqua Pharmaceuticals, LLC

Fifth and Pacific Companies, Inc.

Announced: December 10, 2013
Value: $225 million
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Fifth & Pacific on the sale of Lucky Brand Jeans to Leonard Green & Partners

Fifth and Pacific Companies, Inc.

Announced: October 7, 2013
Value: $195 million
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Fifth & Pacific on the sale of the intellectual property of the Juicy Couture brand to Authentic Brands Group

Aegion Corporation

Announced: June 24, 2013
Value: $150 million
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Aegion in its acquisition of Brinderson, L.P.

Integrated Device Technology, Inc.

Announced: May 29, 2013
Value: $100 million
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to IDT on the sale of its PCIe Enterprise Flash Controller business and related PCIe intellectual property assets to PMC-Sierra

Entrust Inc.

Announced: December 17, 2013
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Entrust in its sale to Datacard Group

Jennerex, Inc.

Announced: November 26, 2013
Value: Up to ~$150mm
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Jennerex on its sale to SillaJen

Capital One Financial Corp.

Announced: August 16, 2013
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Capital One Financial on its acquisition of Beech Street Capital

Avon Products, Inc.

Announced: July 2, 2013
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Avon on its divestiture of its Silpada sterling silver jewelry business to Rhinestone Holdings, Inc.

Theravance, Inc.

Announced: April 25, 2013
Status: Closed

Advisor to Theravance on its intention to pursue a separation of its late-stage partnered respiratory assets and biopharmaceutical operations into two distinct publicly traded companies

Ares Life Sciences

Announced: March 8, 2013
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Ares Life Sciences on its acquisition of GREER Laboratories, Inc

Napier Park Global Capital

Announced: March 1, 2013
Status: Closed

Advisor to Napier Park Global Capital (formerly Citi Capital Advisors) on its spinout from Citigroup

News Corporation

Announced: June 28, 2012
Value: $9.0 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to News Corp. on its separation of its publishing and media and entertainment businesses into two distinct publicly traded companies

Clearwire Corporation

Announced: December 17, 2012
Value: $14 billion (Total EV)
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to the Special Committee of Clearwire in connection with Sprint’s acquisition of the approximately 50% of Clearwire it did not own

Avon Products Inc.

Announced: April 2, 2012
Value: $12.9 billion
Status: Withdrawn

Financial advisor to Avon in its defense in Coty's unsolicited offer for the company

Pfizer, Inc.

Announced: April 23, 2012
Value: $11.85 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Pfizer on the sale of its Pediatric Nutrition Business to Nestlé

ConAgra Foods Inc.

Announced: November 27, 2012
Value: $6.8 billion
Status: Closed

Advisor to ConAgra on its acquisition of Ralcorp Holdings

Alliance Boots GmbH

Announced: June 19, 2012
Value: $6.7 billion step 1, $30 billion
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Alliance Boots in a unique two-step transaction with Walgreens to create the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Announced: March 15, 2012
Value: $5.0 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Cisco on its acquisition of NDS Group

Ameristar Casinos, Inc.

Announced: December 21, 2012
Value: $2.8 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Ameristar Casinos on its sale to Pinnacle Entertainment

Alcatel-Lucent SA

Announced: December 14, 2012
Value: €2.0 billion
Status: Closed

Financial Advisor to Alcatel-Lucent SA in connection with raising a €2.0bn multi-tranche, senior secured credit facility

MEI Conlux Holdings, Inc.

Announced: December 21, 2012
Value: $820 million
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Bain Capital on its sale of MEI Conlux Holdings (US), Inc. and its affiliate MEI Conlux Holdings (Japan), Inc. on its sale to Crane Co.

Duff & Phelps Corporation

Announced: December 30, 2012
Value: $666 million
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Duff & Phelps on its sale to a private investor consortium consisting of The Carlyle Group, Stone Point Capital LLC, Pictet & Cie and Edmond de Rothschild Group

X-Rite, Incorporated

Announced: April 10, 2012
Value: $625 million
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to X-Rite in its sale to Danaher

Beam Inc.

Announced: April 23, 2012
Value: $605 million
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Beam in its acquisition of the Pinnacle Vodka and Calico Jack rum brands from White Rock Distilleries

Haemonetics Corp.

Announced: April 29, 2012
Value: $551 million
Status: Closed

Advisor to Haemonetics and rendered a fairness opinion to Haemonetics Board of Directors in connection with the acquisition of Pall Corp's blood collection, filtration and processing product lines

Convergys Corporation

Announced: March 22, 2012
Value: $449 million
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Convergys on the sale of its Information Management business to NEC

DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.

Announced: February 17, 2012
Value: $330 million
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to DreamWorks Animation in the formation of a joint venture with China Media Capital, Shanghai Media Group and SAIL to establish a China-focused family entertainment company

ConAgra Foods Inc.

Announced: July 30, 2012
Value: $265 million
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to ConAgra on its acquisition of the Bertolli and P.F. Chang’s Home Menu frozen meals businesses

Ventas, Inc.

Announced: December 24, 2012
Value: $242 million
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Ventas on its acquisition of certain assets, including a substantial minority stake in Atria Senior Living, Inc., from Lazard Frères Real Estate Investors

DTS, Inc.

Announced: April 17, 2012
Value: $148 million
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to DTS on its acquisition of SRS Labs

Itron, Inc.

Announced: February 15, 2012
Value: $100 million
Status: Closed

Exclusive advisor to Itron on its acquisition of SmartSynch

KP Snacks

Announced: December 5, 2012
Status: Closed

Advisor to KP Snacks, United Biscuits' snacks unit, on its sale to Intersnack Group

SonicWALL, Inc

Announced: March 13, 2012
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to SonicWALL on its sale to Dell

RealGravity Inc.

Announced: January 31, 2012
Status: Closed

Advisor to RealGravity on its sale to Scripps Networks Interactive

Kraft Foods Inc.

Announced: August 4, 2011
Value: $27 billion
Status: Closed

Advisor to Kraft Foods on the spin-off its North American grocery business

Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc.

Announced: August 15, 2011
Value: $12.5 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Motorola Mobility in its sale to Google

Capital One Financial Corp.

Announced: June 16, 2011
Value: $9.0 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Capital One Financial on its acquisition of ING Direct USA from ING Groep NV

Ventas, Inc.

Announced: February 28, 2011
Value: $7.4 billion
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Ventas on its acquisition of Nationwide Health Properties. Rendered a fairness opinion to the Board of Directors of Ventas

United Rentals, Inc.

Announced: December 16, 2011
Value: $4.2 billion
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to United Rentals on its acquisition of RSC Holdings, Inc.

Capital One Financial Corp.

Announced: August 10, 2011
Value: $2.6 billion
Status: Closed

Financial Advisor to Capital One Financial on its acquisition of HSBC’s domestic credit card business, including approximately $30bn of credit card receivables

Fortune Brands, Inc.

Announced: August 25, 2011
Value: $2.0 billion
Status: Closed

Advisor to the Board and Management of Fortune Brands, Inc. on its spin-off of Fortune Brands Home & Security

Fortune Brands, Inc.

Announced: May 20, 2011
Value: $1.2 billion
Status: Closed

Advisor to Fortune Brands in the sale of Acushnet Company, its golf business that includes the Titleist and Footjoy brands, to a group led by Fila Korea Ltd. and Mirae Asset Private Equity

American Century Companies Inc.

Announced: July 15, 2011
Value: $848 million
Status: Closed

Exclusive advisor to American Century Investments on its sale of a 41% economic stake to Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

Ventas, Inc.

Announced: December 27, 2011
Value: $760 - $770 million
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Ventas on its acquisition of Cogdell Spencer.

News Corporation

Announced: February 21, 2011
Value: £415 million
Status: Closed

Exclusive advisor to News Corporation on the acquisition of Shine Group

Oakleaf Global Holdings

Announced: July 28, 2011
Value: $425 million
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Oakleaf Global Holdings on its sale to Waste Management

BigBand Networks

Announced: October 11, 2011
Value: $172 million
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to BigBand Networks on its sale to ARRIS Group

Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC

Announced: October 3, 2011
Value: $153 million
Status: Closed

Lead financial advisor to Hikma on its acquisition of 63.9% interest in Promopharm and tender offer for remaining 36.1%

Dendreon Corporation

Announced: December 6, 2011
Value: $125 million
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Dendreon Corporation on its sale of its royalty interest in Merck & Co. Inc.’s Victrelis (boceprevir)

Copal Partners

Announced: November 14, 2011
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Copal Partners on the sale of a majority stake to Moody’s Corporation

McCain Capital Corporation

Announced: July 22, 2011
Status: Closed

Advised on corporate matters and capital structure

Legendary East Ltd.

Announced: June 9, 2011
Value: Not disclosed
Status: Closed

Exclusive advisor to Legendary East on its formation as a Hong Kong-based partnership among Legendary Entertainment, Huayi Brothers and a group of investors

Motorola, Inc.

Announced: November 30, 2010
Value: $10 billion
Status: Closed

Advisor to the Board of Motorola, Inc. on its spin-off of Motorola Mobility

PepsiCo Inc.

Announced: December 2, 2010
Value: $5.4 billion
Status: Closed

Advisor to PepsiCo on the acquisition of Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods OJSC

OSI Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Announced: May 17, 2010
Value: $4.0 billion
Status: Closed

Lead financial advisor to OSI Pharmaceuticals in its defense and subsequent sale to Astellas Pharma

NBTY, Inc.

Announced: July 15, 2010
Value: $3.8 billion
Status: Closed

Advisor to NBTY on its sale to Carlyle Group

Kraft Foods Inc.

Announced: January 5, 2010
Value: $3.7 billion
Status: Closed

Advisor to Kraft Foods on the sale of the assets of its North American pizza business to Nestlé

Ventas, Inc.

Announced: October 22, 2010
Value: $3.1 billion
Status: Closed

Lead financial advisor to Ventas on the acquisition of real estate assets of Atria Senior Living Group

Jo-Ann Stores, Inc.

Announced: December 23, 2010
Value: $1.5 billion
Status: Closed

Advisor to Jo-Ann Stores on its announced sale to Leonard Green & Partners

Motorola, Inc.

Announced: July 19, 2010
Value: $975 million
Status: Closed

Lead financial advisor to Motorola on the sale of wireless networks infrastructure assets to Nokia Siemens Networks

Facet Biotech Corporation

Announced: March 9, 2010
Value: $722 million
Status: Closed

Exclusive advisor to Facet Biotech on both the public defense and sale of the company and rendered the fairness opinion to Facet’s board of directors

SonicWALL, Inc.

Announced: June 2, 2010
Value: $717 million
Status: Closed

Exclusive advisor to SonicWALL on its sale to an investor group led by Thoma Bravo, LLC

Avon Products, Inc.

Announced: July 12, 2010
Value: $650 million
Status: Closed

Exclusive advisor to Avon on its acquisition of Silpada Designs, Inc.

Ares Life Sciences

Announced: October 28, 2010
Value: $500 million
Status: Closed

Financial advisor to Ares Life Sciences on its acquisition of a 46% stake in Stallergenes from Wendel

Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC

Announced: October 29, 2010
Value: $112 million
Status: Closed

Exclusive advisor to Hikma on its acquisition of the Baxter Multi-Source injectables business

Pacific Biosciences, Inc.

Announced: July 14, 2010
Value: $109 million
Status: Closed

Exclusive advisor to Pacific Biosciences on its Series F financing including a $50 million investment and concurrent collaboration with Gen-Probe

Orange Sky Golden Harvest

Announced: September 27, 2010
Status: Closed

Exclusive advisor to Orange Sky Golden Harvest on its acquisition of a minority interest in Legendary Pictures

Henry Schein, Inc.

Announced: September 20, 2010
Status: Closed

Exclusive advisor to Henry Schein on its purchase of the remaining shares it does not already own in CAMLOG Holding

Polo Ralph Lauren Corp.

Announced: July 23, 2010
Status: Closed

Exclusive advisor to Polo Ralph Lauren on its assumption of direct control of its wholesale and retail distribution from its licensee, Doosan Corporation, in South Korea

Ambac Financial Group, Inc.

Announced: June 24, 2010
Value: Undisclosed
Status: Closed

Advisor to Ambac in the commutation of its insurance coverage policy on a $500 million slate financing provided by Goldman Sachs and Assured Guaranty to The Weinstein Company

Avon Products, Inc.

Announced: March 25, 2010
Status: Closed

Exclusive advisor to Avon on its acquisition of Liz Earle Beauty Co. Ltd.

Hormel Foods Corp.

Announced: January 18, 2010
Status: Closed

Advisor to Hormel Foods on its acquisition of the Country Crock side dishes business from Unilever

Kraft Foods Inc.

Announced: September 7, 2009
Value: $21.6 billion
Status: Closed

Advisor to Kraft on its acquisition of Cadbury

PepsiCo Inc.

Announced: April 20, 2009
Value: $21 billion
Status: Closed

Advisor to PepsiCo on its acquisitions of the shares not already owned in The Pepsi Bottling Group and PepsiAmericas

Vestar Capital Partners, Inc.

Announced: November 19, 2009
Value: $1.3 billion
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to Vestar Capital Partners on the sale of its portfolio company Birds Eye Food to Pinnacle Foods Group, a portfolio company of The Blackstone Group

United Rentals, Inc.

Announced: June 2, 2009
Value: $500 million
Status: Closed

Advisor to United Rentals on the sale of $500 million of Senior Notes by United Rentals (North America), Inc.

Sentinel Data Center Assets

Announced: December 31, 2009
Value: $375 million
Status: Closed

Exclusive financial advisor to the asset holders on the sale of Sentinel Data Center assets to Digital Realty Trust

Phibro LLC

Announced: October 9, 2009
Status: Closed

Advisor to Phibro and its management team in Citigroup Inc.’s sale of Phibro to the Occidental Petroleum Corporation

Altria Group Inc.

Announced: January 30, 2008
Value: $113.0 billion
Status: Closed

Advisor to Altria on its spin-off of Philip Morris International

InBev

Announced: July 14, 2008
Value: $52 billion
Status: Closed

Advisor to InBev on its acquisition of Anheuser-Busch

Altria Group Inc.

Announced: September 7, 2008
Value: $11.7 billion
Status: Closed

Advisor to Altria on its acquisition of UST Inc.

ConAgra Foods Inc.

Announced: March 27, 2008
Value: $2.8 billion
Status: Closed

Advisor to ConAgra on the sale of its Trading & Merchandising business conducted by ConAgra Trade Group and provided the Fairness Opinion

Salton, Inc.

Announced: May 21, 2008
Value: $915 million
Status: Withdrawn

Advisor to Salton, Inc. on its purchase of United Pet Group, the global pet business of Spectrum Brands, Inc. and provided a Fairness Opinion

Capital One Financial Corp.

Announced: December 4, 2008
Value: $520 million
Status: Closed

Advisor to Capital One on its acquisition of Chevy Chase Bank

IPC Systems, Inc.

Announced: November 5, 2008
Value: $167 million
Status: Closed

Sole advisor to IPC Systems, Inc. on its sale of Positron Public Safety, an Intrado company, to West Corporation

mcgarrybowen LLC

Announced: November 12, 2008
Status: Closed

Sole advisor to mcgarrybowen on its sale to Dentsu Holdings USA, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dentsu Inc., the world’s largest single advertising agency brand

Liz Claiborne Inc.

Announced: October 21, 2008
Status: Closed

Sole advisor to Liz Claiborne on the sale of Enyce to Sean "Diddy" Combs and Yucaipa

Textronics, Inc.

Announced: September 5, 2008
Status: Closed

Sole advisor to Textronics on its sale to adidas AG

Liz Claiborne Inc.

Announced: February 14, 2008
Status: Closed

Sole advisor to Liz Claiborne on the sale of Ellen Tracy to an investment group including Windsong Brands LLC and Hilco Consumer Capital, along with Radius Partners LLC and the private investment office of Barry Sternlicht

Liz Claiborne Inc.

Announced: February 1, 2008
Status: Closed

Sole advisor to Liz Claiborne on the sale of prAna to prAna management and Steelpoint Capital Partners

Liz Claiborne Inc.

Announced: January 8, 2008
Status: Closed

Sole advisor to Liz Claiborne on the sale of Laundry By Design and C&C California to Perry Ellis International

Altria Group Inc.

Announced: January 31, 2007
Value: $62 billion
Status: Closed

Advisor to the Board of Altria and Management on its spin-off of Kraft Foods

News Corporation

Announced: August 1, 2007
Value: $5.6 billion
Status: Closed

Advisor to News Corp. on its acquisition of Dow Jones

Altria Group Inc.

Announced: November 1, 2007
Value: $2.9 billion
Status: Closed

Sole advisor to Altria on its acquisition of cigar maker John Middleton

Kraft Foods Inc.

Announced: November 15, 2007
Value: $2.6 billion
Status: Closed

Advisor to Kraft Foods on its Reverse Morris Trust of Post cereals with Ralcorp Holdings

The Blackstone Group LP

Announced: February 12, 2007
Value: $2.2 billion
Status: Closed

Advisor to The Blackstone Group on its purchase of Pinnacle Foods Group

Campbell Soup Co.

Announced: December 20, 2007
Value: $850 million
Status: Closed

Sole advisor to Campbell Soup on its sale of Godiva Chocolatier to Yildiz Holding A.S., which is the owner of the Ülker Group, the largest consumer goods company in Turkey

Apple & Eve LLC

Announced: October 5, 2007
Status: Closed

Sole advisor to Apple & Eve on its sale of securities to ClearLight Partners

Liz Claiborne Inc.

Announced: September 13, 2007
Status: Closed

Sole advisor to Liz Claiborne on its sale of Emma James, Intuitions, JH Collectibles and Tapemeasure to Li & Fung USA

Premium Standard Farms

Announced: September 18, 2006
Value: $810 million
Status: Closed

Sole advisor to Premium Standard Farms on its merger with Smithfield Foods and provided the Fairness Opinion

ConAgra Foods Inc.

Announced: July 31, 2006
Value: $575 million
Status: Closed

Advisor to ConAgra on the sale of its refrigerated meats business to Smithfield Foods

TSG Consumer Partners

Announced: September 26, 2006
Value: $465 million
Status: Closed

Advisor to San Francisco-based TSG Consumer Partners on its sale of GFA Brands, Inc., which sells Smart Balance®, to Boulder Specialty Brands

The Hain Celestial Group Inc.

Announced: December 18, 2006
Value: $120 million
Status: Closed

Sole advisor to Hain Celestial on its acquisition of Avalon from North Castle Partners

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