Spin-Offs

Experience

    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in its $2.5 billion acquisition of HD Supply’s Waterworks Division, the largest distributor of waterworks products in the U.S.
    • Tribune Media Company in its spin-off of Tribune Publishing Company.
    • International Paper in a Reverse Morris Trust transaction in which it spun off its distribution business, xpedx, which subsequently merged with and into UWW Holdings, Inc., the parent company of Unisource Worldwide, Inc., to form a new, publicly traded company, Veritiv Corporation.
    • TruGreen in its spin-off from ServiceMaster.
    • Dundee Bancorp in the spin-off of Dundee Realty Corp.
    • Sears Holding Corporation in the spin-off its Hometown and Outlet stores business via a rights offering and the sale of up to 23.1 million shares of common stock of Sears Hometown and Outlet stores.
    • American International Group and AIA Group Limited in AIA's spin-off from AIG and $20.5 billion initial public offering and listing in Hong Kong, constituting the largest IPO in Hong Kong's history and the world's largest IPO in the insurance sector.
    • Verizon Communications in the $8.6 billion spin-off and merger of its wireline businesses in 14 states to Frontier Communications Corporation.
    • TGC-8 in its establishment of a sponsored GDR facility and distribution of GDRs to the shareholders of RAO as it relates to the spinoff of RAO's interest in TGC-8 to its shareholders.
    • RAO UES in its $49 billion spin-off of its power-generating assets to its shareholders.
    • Norilsk Nickel in its $2.7 billion spin-off of its power-generating assets and the creation of the largest independent power company in Russia.
    • Verizon communications in the $2.72 billion spin-off and merger of Verizon’s local exchange business in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont with Fairpoint Communications.
    • Verizon Communications in the $13 billion spin-off of its U.S. print and Internet yellow pages directories business, forming a new public company called Idearc.
    • Norilsk Nickel in its reorganization in the form of a spin-off of gold assets into a new public company OJSC Polyus Gold and the subsequent listing of OJSC Polyus Gold on the London Stock Exchange.