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    • White Cap, a Clayton, Dubilier & Rice portfolio company and leading North American distributor of specialty concrete and construction accessory, safety, and building products, in its acquisition of Ram Tool, a construction supply distribution company.
    • Oaktree Capital Management as a lead investor in the $890 million recapitalization of Patriot National Bancorp, parent company of a nationally chartered bank, in its merger with American Challenger, an entity formed in 2020 to establish a new digital national bank.
    • DoubleVerify, a Providence Equity Partners portfolio company and leading software platform for digital media measurement, data and analytics, in its acquisition of OpenSlate, a content-focused measurement and analytics company.
    • Covéa in its signing of a memorandum of understanding with Exor to acquire PartnerRe for $9 billion.
    • S&S Activewear, a leading American imprintable apparel wholesale company and Clayton, Dubilier & Rice portfolio company, in its acquisition of TSC Apparel, a leading national distributor of blank apparel and accessories.
    • HealthEdge and its controlling shareholder, Blackstone, in the acquisition of Wellframe, a digital health management company.
    • The Carlyle Group in its strategic growth investment and acquisition of a majority stake in Saama, a leading AI-driven intelligent clinical cloud company that enables the life sciences industry to conduct faster and safer clinical developments and regulatory programs, valuing the company at up to $430 million.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in its acquisition of PwC’s Global Mobility Tax and Immigration Services practice, the global leader in employee tax, immigration, business travel, cross-border managed services, and payroll solutions to multinational organizations and their employees.
    • Sun Life in its $2.475 billion acquisition of DentaQuest.
    • International Paper, a global producer of renewable fiber-based packaging and pulp products, in the separation and spin-off of its global printing papers business, Sylvamo, and related financing arrangements.
    • Blackstone in its investment in Medable, the leading cloud platform for patient-centered clinical research, valuing Medable at $2.1 billion.
    • HCA Healthcare, one of the nation’s leading provider of healthcare services, in its agreement to acquire the operations of five hospitals of Steward Health Care, the largest physician-led healthcare network.
    • HCA Healthcare, one of the nation’s leading provider of healthcare services, in its agreement to divest certain assets from its joint venture with Brookdale Health Care Services to LHC Group, a national provider of in-home healthcare.
    • Consilio in its acquisition of the Adecco Group’s legal consulting and eDiscovery Business Units.
    • Jackson and Prudential plc in the separation of Jackson through a demerger, in a transaction valued at approximately $2.5 billion and that establishes Jackson as an independent, publicly-traded company.
    • Fortitude Re, a Carlyle Group portfolio company, in its acquisition of a $31 billion block of legacy variable annuities from Prudential Financial for a total transaction value of $2.2 billion.
    • Covéa in its definitive agreement to sell CSE Insurance to Porch Group for $48.6 million in cash.
    • Pactiv Evergreen in its $380 million acquisition of Fabri-Kal, a U.S. manufacturer of foodservice and custom thermoformed plastic packaging solutions.
    • Lone Wolf, a Stone Point Capital portfolio company, in its acquisition of Propertybase, a leading global real estate and mortgage software company.
    • The Carlyle Group, as majority owner of Syniverse, in Syniverse’s $2.85 billion merger with special purpose acquisition company M3-Brigade Acquisition II Corp. resulting in Syniverse becoming a publicly traded company.
    • Life and Specialty Ventures in its collaboration with Cambia Health Solutions, including its acquisition of LifeMap, the reinsurance and administration of Cambia dental insurance policies, and Cambia’s acquisition of an equity stake in Life and Specialty Ventures.
    • Cornerstone Building Brands in the $168 million sale of its roll-up sheet door business, DBCI, to Janus.
    • Core & Main, a Clayton, Dubilier & Rice portfolio company, in its $803 million initial public offering.
    • Nassau Financial Group, a Golden Gate Capital portfolio company, in the sale of its life insurance and annuity distribution company, Saybrus Partners, to AmeriLife Group.
    • Prudential in the sale of its retirement plan business to Empower for a total transaction value of $3.55 billion.
    • Covanta in its sale to EQT in a transaction valued at more than $5 billion, in which EQT will acquire all shares of Covanta common stock for $20.25 per share.
    • American International Group in its strategic partnership with Blackstone Group for its Life & Retirement business.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice and Solenis in the sale of Solenis to Platinum Equity at an implied enterprise value of $5.25 billion.
    • Parnassus, the largest ESG-dedicated fund manager in the U.S., in its sale of a majority equity interest to AMG.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in its $6 billion acquisition and subsequent combination of Fort Dearborn and Multi-Color Corporation, to create the world's largest label solutions company.
    • Constellation, backed by institutional investors Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board, in its acquisition of Columbian Mutual Life Insurance Company, as part of Columbian’s demutualization process.
    • TPG Capital, Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe and Kindred Healthcare in the sale of Kindred Healthcare to LifePoint Health.
    • Cornerstone Building Brands in the sale of its Insulated Metal Panels business to Nucor for $1 billion in cash.
    • Citizens Financial in its acquisition of 80 East Coast branches and the national online deposit business from HSBC Bank USA, N.A.
    • Kelso & Company in its acquisition of a majority interest in C.L. Smith and its combination of C.L. Smith with Inmark.
    • Artera, a Clayton, Dubilier & Rice portfolio company and one of the nation’s largest providers of integrated infrastructure services to natural gas and electric industries, in its acquisition of Feeney Utility Services Group.
    • Electrical Components International, a Cerberus Capital Management portfolio company and leading wire harness, electrical components, and sub-assembly supplier for the diversified industrial markets, in its acquisition of Omni Connection International.
    • Morgan Stanley Capital Partners in its acquisition of Sila, a heating and air company that offers HVAC, plumbing, indoor air quality, and home automation systems in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic United States.
    • Discovery, Inc. in the acquisition of WarnerMedia from AT&T in a Reverse Morris Trust transaction that values the combined entity at approximately $130 billion.
    • Domtar in its $3 billion sale to Paper Excellence.
    • TPG Capital, Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe and Kindred at Home in the sale of Kindred at Home to Humana, valuing Kindred at Home at $8.1 billion.
    • DoubleVerify, a Providence Equity Partners portfolio company and a leading software platform for digital media measurement and analytics, in its $414 million initial public offering.
    • Stone Point Capital in its investment in the combination of Consilio and Xact Data Discovery.
    • agilon health in its $1.2 billion initial public offering.
    • Blackstone as a lead investor in the formation of Hydrogen Health.
    • Kelso & Company in its acquisition of Ferraro Foods, a specialty foodservice distributor.
    • Blackstone in its investment in Ginger, a leader in on-demand behavioral healthcare.
    • Constellation, backed by institutional investors Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board, in its $1 billion acquisition of Ohio National, as part of Ohio National’s demutualization process.
    • CPP Investments as lead investor in a $400 million Series C financing for insitro, a machine learning-driven drug discovery and development company.
    • Waitr in its acquisition of Delivery Dudes.
    • Assurant in the $1.3 billion sale of its Global Preneed business to CUNA Mutual Group.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice and Capco in the $1.45 billion sale of Capco to Wipro.
    • Schneider Electric, a global leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, in its acquisition of a strategic minority stake in Uplight, the technology partner of energy providers transitioning to clean energy, in a transaction valuing Uplight at approximately $1.5 billion.
    • The Carlyle Group, as majority owner of Syniverse, in Twilio’s $750 million investment in Syniverse.
    • Compre in its reinsurance to close of Syndicate 3330’s 2018 year of account, and the purchase of AXA DBIO II’s Corporate Member.
    • HCA Healthcare in its acquisition of a majority stake in Brookdale Health Care Services, the home health, hospice and outpatient therapy business of Brookdale Senior Living.
    • The Carlyle Group in its $2.6 billion sale of MedRisk to CVC Capital Partners.
    • Compre in the launch of its Lloyd’s legacy syndicate 1994, and its strategic partnership with Apollo to manage syndicate 1994, and to work with Compre to build its Lloyd’s legacy platform.
    • Compre in its reinsurance to close transaction of Apollo syndicate 1969’s 2017 and prior years of account.
    • MassMutual in its $3.5 billion acquisition of Great American Life, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Financial Group.
    • GoDaddy in its acquisition of the .design domain extension.
    • GoDaddy in its acquisition of the .club domain extension.
    • Entities managed by Blackstone in the $2.8 billion acquisition of Allstate Life Insurance Company.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in its acquisition of S&S Activewear, a leading North American distributor of imprintable apparel and accessories.
    • Domtar in the $920 million sale of its personal care business to American Industrial Partners.
    • HealthEdge and its controlling shareholder, Blackstone, in the acquisition of Altruista, a care management software company that delivers care management and population health management solutions that support value-based and person-centered care models.
    • GoDaddy in its acquisition of 28 domain extensions and certain other business assets owned and operated by Minds + Machines Group Limited.
    • Investcorp in its strategic partnership with Centre Lane Partners.
    • Kelso & Company in its investment in Inmark.
    • Blackstone's Tactical Opportunities Group in its investment in SUNZ Holdings, a leading provider of workers compensation insurance and related services such as claims administration, policy administration, and customer support.
    • Ambac Financial Group, a financial services holding company, in its acquisition of Xchange Benefits and Xchange Affinity Underwriting Agency, property and casualty managing general underwriters.
    • Individual FoodService, a Kelso & Company portfolio company, in its merger with Brady Industries.
    • Toyota Motor Corporation, as an investor in Uber Technologies' self driving unit Advanced Technologies Group (Uber ATG), in its sale of Uber ATG to Aurora.
    • The Carlyle Group as a lead investor in the $1 billion launch of Vantage Group, a new re/insurance entity and its wholly owned subsidiary, Vantage Risk, a new property catastrophe reinsurance provider.
    • CANDRIAM and its affiliate New York Life Investments Alternatives in their strategic partnership with Kartesia Management, and the related acquisition of a minority stake in the firm.
    • Precision Medical Group in its investment from funds managed by Blackstone.
    • Kelso & Company and US LBM in Bain Capital Private Equity’s acquisition of a majority interest in US LBM.
    • Cornell Capital and Hudson Structured Capital Management in their acquisition of a majority interest in Vault Insurance.
    • Morgan Stanley Capital Partners in the sale of Manna Pro Products, a recognized leader in pet care to The Carlyle Group.
    • Kelso & Company, as part of a consortium with Arch Capital Group and Warburg Pincus, in the $700 million acquisition of Watford Holdings, a global property and casualty insurance and reinsurance company.
    • Kindred Healthcare in the sale of its RehabCare business line, a provider of contract therapy services in 43 states, to Select Rehabilitation, a leading provider of contract rehabilitation services.
    • Stone Point Capital in its investment in Lone Wolf Technologies, the North American leader in residential real estate software.
    • Cornell Capital and its portfolio company Spectrum Automotive Holdings in their acquisition of CARS Protection Plus, a leading provider of vehicle service contracts.
    • Elliott Management in the restructuring of Windstream Holdings, a leading communications and software company.
    • The Carlyle Group in its majority investment in TriNetX, a leading global health research network optimizing clinical research to bring new therapies to market faster.
    • Steven Cohen and Cohen Private Ventures in the $2.4 billion acquisition of the Mets.
    • Verizon in its $6.25 billion acquisition of Tracfone, the largest reseller of wireless services in the U.S.
    • The Carlyle Group in its $175 million investment in Grand Rounds, a leader in healthcare quality and clinical navigation.
    • Gogo in the $400 million sale of its commercial aviation business to Intelsat.
    • MetLife in the $3.94 billion sale of its auto and home business to Zurich Insurance Group subsidiary Farmers Group.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in its $4.7 billion acquisition of Epicor Software, a global provider of cloud-based, industry-specific Enterprise Resource Planning software to industrial-focused sectors.
    • Artera, a Clayton, Dubilier & Rice portfolio company and one of the nation’s largest providers of integrated infrastructure services to natural gas and electric industries, in its acquisition of Otis Eastern Service.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in its $2.9 billion acquisition of White Cap, a leading distributor of specialty concrete and construction products, and its combination of White Cap with CSG, a leading U.S. distributor of specialty concrete and masonry accessories, for a total transaction value of approximately $4 billion.
    • Third Point Re in its $788 million merger with Sirius Group.
    • Aveva Group, a global leader in industrial software, in its $5 billion acquisition of OSIsoft.
    • The Special Committee of Liberty Broadband in Liberty Broadband’s $10.59 billion acquisition of GCI Liberty.
    • TPG Capital in the sale of Adare Pharmaceuticals, a leading specialty contract development and manufacturing organization, to Thomas H. Lee Partners and Frazier Healthcare Partners and the related separation of Adare’s Eosinophilic Esophagitis product into a TPG-backed entity.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in its partnership investment in Cheney Brothers, a leading family-owned and operated regional food distributor serving the Southeastern United States.
    • HealthEdge and its controlling shareholder, Blackstone, in the acquisition of The Burgess Group, an innovative payment integrity software company focused on improving healthcare payment operations through a cloud-based technology platform.
    • Global Atlantic, a retirement and life insurance company with $70 billion in investable assets, in its $4.4 billion sale to KKR.
    • Prudential plc and Jackson National in the reinsurance to Athene of $27.6 billion of Jackson’s in-force fixed and fixed index annuities and a $500 million equity investment in Jackson’s holding company.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in its acquisition of Radio Systems Corporation, a market-leading provider of innovative pet product solutions.
    • Schneider Electric in its acquisition of an 80% controlling stake in Operation Technology / ETAP Automation, the leading software platform for electrical power systems modeling and simulation.
    • Verizon in its acquisition of BlueJeans, a market-leading cloud-based video conferencing and event platform.
    • Prudential Financial in its $1.9 billion sale of Prudential Life Insurance of Korea to KB Financial Group.
    • Morgan Stanley Capital Partners and Pathway Vet Alliance in the $2.7 billion sale of a majority stake in Pathway to TSG Consumer Partners.
    • GoDaddy in its acquisition of Neustar’s Registry business, a registry technology platform that includes an extensive portfolio of top-level domains.
    • Morgan Stanley Capital Partners in its investment in World 50, a provider of private peer communities for business executives.
    • Blackstone in its acquisition of HealthEdge, a leading technology business that delivers next generation Core Administrative Processing Systems (CAPS) solutions to healthcare businesses.
    • Morgan Stanley Capital Partners and Cadence Education in the sale of Cadence Education to Apax Partners.
    • PowerTeam Services, a Clayton, Dubilier & Rice portfolio company, in its purchase of Miller Pipeline and Minnesota Limited for $850 million in cash.
    • Roadrunner in the $225 million sale of its Prime Distribution Services business to C.H. Robinson.
    • Allergan in its sale of Brazikumab to AstraZeneca and Zenpep to Nestle.
    • Stone Point Capital in its acquisition of Safe-Guard.
    • BMO in its acquisition of Clearpool Group, a provider of holistic electronic trading solutions.
    • Toyota Motor Corporation in its $394 million investment in Joby Aviation, an aerospace company that is developing and commercializing all-electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft to enable the deployment of fast, quiet and affordable air taxi services.
    • J.C. Flowers and AmeriLife Group in the sale of AmeriLife to Thomas H. Lee Partners.
    • Dealer Tire, a Bain Capital portfolio company, in its acquisition of Dent Wizard.
    • The Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Match Group, a dating company with a market value of over $30 billion, in its separation from IAC.
    • Providence Equity Partners in its majority investment of €200 million in Smartly.io.
    • AXA Equitable Holdings in its agreement to sell U.S. Financial Life Insurance Company & MONY Life Insurance Company of the Americas.
    • Resolution Life in its $1.25 billion acquisition of Voya Financial’s individual life in-force business.
    • New York Life in its $6.3 billion acquisition of Cigna’s Group Life and Disability Insurance business.
    • The Carlyle Group in its investment in American Express Global Business Travel. (Terminated)
    • The Carlyle Group in its $1.8 billion acquisition, with T&D Holdings, of a majority interest in Fortitude Re.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in its acquisition of Cynosure, a leader in medical aesthetics systems and technologies, from Hologic, a NASDAQ listed medical technology company primarily focused on women’s health.
    • Wilsonart, a Clayton, Dubilier & Rice portfolio company, in the $150 million sale of its Asia Business to Aica Kogyo and the Development Bank of Japan.
    • DoubleVerify, a Providence Equity Partners portfolio company and a leading software platform for digital media measurement and analytics, in its acquisition of Ad-Juster, a market-leading SaaS provider of unified data reporting and analytics for digital advertising.
    • Emergent Cold Storage, an Elliott Management portfolio company, in its sale to Lineage Logistics, the world’s largest refrigerated-storage company by space.
    • InterXion in its combination with Digital Realty, valuing InterXion at $8.4 billion.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in its proposed $4 billion take private acquisition of Anixter International, a NYSE-listed company. (Terminated)
    • Kelso & Company in its acquisition of a majority equity interest in Individual FoodService from Sole Source Capital.
    • Reynolds Group and Closure Systems International (CSI) in their sale of CSI businesses and facilities to Cerberus Capital Management.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice and BrandSafway in the $6.2 billion sale of BrandSafway to Brookfield Business Partners L.P. and CD&R Fund X.
    • Alaska National Insurance Company in its acquisition by Copperpoint Insurance Companies.
    • Chubb in the acquisition of Banchile Seguros de Vida and Segchile Seguros Generales from a subsidiary of Quiñenco S.A. and other minority investors.
    • Prudential Financial in its $2.35 billion acquisition of Assurance IQ.
    • Pacific Life in its sale of Aviation Capital Group to Tokyo Century Corporation.
    • Pernod Ricard in its $223 million acquisition of Castle Brands.
    • Centerbridge Partners in its investment in GoHealth.
    • Syncora Holdings in its $429 million sale of Syncora Guarantee, a wholly owned subsidiary, to Star Insurance Holdings, an entity organized by GoldenTree Asset Management LP.
    • AFP Habitat in its acquisition of Colfondos from Scotiabank and Mercantil Colpatria.
    • OEConnection (OEC) and Providence Equity in the sale of a majority stake in OEC to Genstar Capital.
    • RL LP in its sale of Lincoln Benefit Life to an affiliate of Kuvare US Holdings.
    • Morgan Stanley Private Equity in its sale of CoAdvantage to Aquiline Capital.
    • Morgan Stanley Private Equity in its acquisition of Impact Fitness, a franchisee of Planet Fitness and formerly a Bain Capital portfolio company.
    • Bain Capital Private Equity and Diamond Castle in the sale of Beacon Health Options to Anthem.
    • Elliott Management in its $683 million acquisition of Barnes & Noble, the largest retail bookseller in the U.S.
    • Manna Pro, a manufacturer and marketer of pet care and nutrition products and a Morgan Stanley Capital Partners portfolio company, in its acquisition of Hero Pet Brands.
    • Kelso & Company in its acquisition of J.S. Held, a global consulting firm focused on high value insurance claims and construction-related matters.
    • American Express in its acquisition of Resy, a leading digital restaurant reservation booking and management platform.
    • SouthernCarlson in its sale to Kyocera Corporation.
    • Toyota Motor Corporation in its joint investment, with DENSO Corporation and SoftBank Vision Fund, in Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group.
    • AmTrust Financial Services in the sale of its domestic and international surety and credit reinsurance operations to Liberty Mutual.
    • Morgan Stanley Capital Partners in its acquisition of Educate 360 Holdings.
    • Schneider Electric in its joint venture with The Carlyle Group to develop energy management and automation solutions for critical infrastructure projects.
    • GoDaddy in its acquisition of Sellbrite, a multi-channel management platform.
    • Principal Financial Group in its $1.2 billion acquisition of Wells Fargo & Company’s Institutional Retirement & Trust business.
    • Sirius Computer Solutions, a leading IT solutions integrator, and its majority owner, Kelso & Company, in the sale of a majority equity interest in Sirius to Clayton, Dubilier & Rice.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice and TRANZACT in the $1.3 billion sale of TRANZACT to Willis Towers Watson.
    • Risk Strategies, a Kelso & Company portfolio company, in its acquisition of Krauter & Company, a leading specialty firm focused on the risk and insurance needs of private equity firms and their portfolio companies nationwide.
    • Hamilton Insurance Group in its acquisition of Pembroke Managing Agency and Ironshore Europe DAC from Liberty Mutual.
    • NCI Building Systems in its unit purchase agreement with Environmental Materials, LLC.
    • Citizens Financial in its agreement to purchase certain assets of Bowstring Advisors, an Atlanta-based merger and acquisition advisory firm.
    • Atlas Merchant Capital in its investment in Ascensus, the largest independent recordkeeping services provider, third-party administrator, and government savings facilitator in the United States.
    • Canaccord Genuity Group on its acquisition of Petsky Prunier, a preeminent boutique M&A advisory firm.
    • Vets First Choice in the financing aspects of its merger with the Henry Schein Animal Health business to create Covetrus, a new standalone public company.
    • KeyBank in its acquisition of Laurel Road’s affinity-focused digital lending business.
    • Blackstone’s Tactical Opportunities Group in its strategic minority investment in Annexus, a leading designer of annuities and insurance-based retirement products.
    • 4Refuel and its equityholders, including Kelso & Company and Penske Truck Leasing, in the sale of 4Refuel, the leading mobile on-site refueling company in Canada, to Finning International.
    • Tribune Media Company in its $7.2 billion sale to Nexstar Media.
    • Citizens Financial in its acquisition of Clarfeld Financial Advisors.
    • Quarton International in its sale to Cowen.
    • Dealer Tire in a significant investment by Bain Capital Private Equity.
    • Prism, a leading retina surgeon practice, in its sale of a 60% stake to Quad-C Management.
    • Providence Service Corporation and LogistiCare in LogistiCare’s acquisition of Circulation, a provider of technology-enabled logistics solutions and analytics for managing non-emergency transportation across healthcare.
    • The Carlyle Group in its sale of a majority stake in Getty Images to the Getty family.
    • HCA Healthcare in its $1.5 billion acquisition of Mission Health, a nonprofit North Carolina health system.
    • The Carlyle Group in its acquisition of an outstanding interest in NEP Group from Crestview Partners.
    • Kelso & Company in its sale of PowerTeam Services to Clayton, Dubilier & Rice.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, The Carlyle Group and Merrill Lynch Private Equity in the senior credit and high yield financings of the $15 billion acquisition of The Hertz Corporation.
    • Johnson & Johnson in its acquisition of Zarbee's Naturals, a leader in naturally-based healthcare products.
    • SunSource, a Clayton, Dubilier & Rice portfolio company, in its acquisition of United Distribution Group, one of the largest distributors of industrial components and assemblies in North America.
    • Ply Gem and Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in Ply Gem’s $5.5 billion stock-for-stock combination with NCI Building Systems.
    • Risk Strategies, a Kelso & Company portfolio company, in its acquisition of Oxford Risk Management, an established leader in alternative risk and captive insurance and consulting.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in its joint investment with Cardinal Health in naviHealth, the largest manager of post-acute benefits for health plans and a leading value-based care partner to health systems and providers.
    • Citizens Financial in its acquisition of Franklin American Mortgage.
    • Dealer Tire in its significant investment in SimpleTire.
    • Solenis, a Clayton, Dubilier & Rice portfolio company, in its combination with BASF's paper and water chemicals business.
    • Pitney Bowes in the sale of its global production mail business to Platinum Equity.
    • SunSource, a Clayton, Dubilier & Rice portfolio company in its acquisition of Ryan Herco Flow Solutions, a distributor of hydraulic and pneumatic fluid power products in the U.S. and Canada.
    • Cerberus Capital Management in its acquisition of Electrical Components International, the world’s leading manufacturer of wire harnesses, control boxes and value-added assembly services, from KPS Capital Partners.
    • TPG Capital and Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, with Humana, in their $1.4 billion acquisition of Curo Health Services.
    • Assured Guaranty in its acquisition of a minority interest in Rubicon Infrastructure Advisors.
    • The Carlyle Group in its strategic minority investment in DiscoverOrg, the leading global sales and marketing intelligence platform.
    • Prosperity Life Insurance in its sale to an investor group led by Elliott Management.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in its acquisition of a majority interest in American Greetings.
    • Motor Fuel Group in the financing and tax structuring of its £1.2 billion acquisition of MRH, the UK's largest petrol station and convenience retail operator.
    • Nationstar Mortgage, a leading mortgage servicer and originator, in its $3.8 billion merger with WMIH.
    • Precision Medicine Group in a new $275 million investment.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in its $2.4 billion take private of Ply Gem and acquisition of Atrium Windows & Doors, two leading building products companies.
    • American International Group in its $5.56 billion acquisition of Validus Group, a Bermuda-based, NYSE-listed, (re)insurance company.
    • P2 Capital, alongside Silver Lake, in the $3.5 billion acquisition of Blackhawk, a global financial technology company.
    • TPG Capital and Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe in the $4.1 billion acquisition of Kindred Healthcare.
    • The Carlyle Group in its acquisition of MedRisk, a leading provider of tech-enabled services to payors, TPAs and providers in the workers’ compensation space.
    • Cornell Capital as a lead investor in the $2.05 billion acquisition of Talcott Resolution, The Hartford’s run-off life and annuity businesses.
    • CVC Capital Partners in its investment in Republic Finance, a consumer loan provider.
    • Bedrock Insurance in its proposed acquisition of Ashmere Insurance, a workers’ compensation specialty insurance company. (Terminated)
    • Time Inc. in its $2.8 billion sale to Meredith.
    • AmTrust Financial Services in a strategic transaction with Madison Dearborn for a portion of AmTrust’s U.S. fee businesses valued at $1.15 billion.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in its acquisition of SunSource, a distributor of hydraulic and pneumatic fluid power products in the U.S. and Canada.
    • International Paper in the $1.8 billion combination of its North America Consumer Packaging business with Graphic Packaging.
    • CoAdvantage, a Morgan Stanley Private Equity portfolio company, in its acquisition of Progressive Employer Management Company.
    • American International Group in the sale of its medical stop-loss operations to Tokio Marine HCC.
    • Resolution Life in its sale of Lincoln Benefit Life to Global Bankers Insurance Group. (Terminated)
    • Atkore in its acquisition of Flexicon.
    • Temasek in its strategic investment in BluJay Solutions, a leading provider of supply chain software and services.
    • Pacific Life and Aviation Capital Group in the minority investment by Tokyo Century in Aviation Capital Group, a transaction which won the Airline Economics Aviation 100 “2017 Overall Equity Deal of the Year” award.
    • Eagle Foods, a Kelso & Company portfolio company, in its acquisition of Popcorn, Indiana, a maker of ready-to-eat popcorn products.
    • Kuvare in its acquisition of United Life Insurance Company.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in its $500 million preferred stock investment in Beacon Roofing Supply’s $2.625 billion acquisition of Allied Building Products.
    • Paraline Group and ICAT in the sale of ICAT to the Schinnerer Group, a subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies.
    • Discovery, Inc. in its $14.6 billion acquisition of Scripps Networks Interactive.
    • HarbourVest Partners in the formation of HarbourVest Partners Co-Investment Fund IV, a $1.75 billion global buyout/growth equity fund.
    • Kelso & Company in its investment in Oasis Outsourcing, the nation's largest privately held professional employer organization.
    • 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.
    • RWL Water in the merger by acquisition of Emefcy Group and RWL Water.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in its $650 million acquisition of Capco, FIS’s management consulting business.
    • Verizon Communications in its $3.1 billion acquisition of Straight Path Communications, a leading wireless spectrum holder.
    • Tribune Media Company in its $6.6 billion sale, later terminated, to Sinclair Broadcast Group.
    • Citizens Financial in its acquisition of Western Reserve Partners, a merger and acquisition advisory firm.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in the acquisition of Carestream Dental, an industry-leading provider of dental digital product lines and services, from Carestream Health/Onex.
    • Sawai Pharmaceutical in its $1.5 billion acquisition of the generic pharmaceuticals business of Upsher-Smith Laboratories.
    • Schneider Electric in its $900 million divestiture of Telvent DTN, a leader in providing information services, supply chain connectivity tools and decision support solutions to the agricultural, energy and environmental industries, to TBG AG, a private Swiss holding company.
    • Johnson & Johnson in its purchase of an exclusive option to acquire Bird Rock Bio, a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on innovative immuno-inflammatory regulators that can be used in the treatment of liver disease.
    • Argenta in the sale of Syndicate 2121 at Lloyd's and the Argenta members' agency to Hannover Re.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice and Brand Energy and Infrastructure Services in the merger of Brand Energy and Safway Group, forming the leading global industrial service business with over $5 billion in revenue.
    • Allergan in its $2.47 billion acquisition of ZELTIQ, a medical technology company focused on utilizing its proprietary CoolSculpting controlled-cooling technology platform, the sales leader in the fast-growing body contouring segment of medical aesthetics.
    • Empowerment Ventures and its wholly-owned subsidiary UniRush, a pioneer in the development of reloadable prepaid debit cards, in the sale of UniRush to Green Dot.
    • Rockwood Capital in the formation of Rockwood Capital Real Estate Partners Fund X, a $1.1 billion U.S. real estate fund.
    • High Ridge Brands, a leading personal care consumer products company and a Clayton, Dubilier & Rice portfolio company, in the financing aspects of its acquisition of Dr. Fresh.
    • New York Life Investments in its acquisition of a majority interest in Credit Value Partners, a distressed and high-yield debt investment management business.
    • Allergan in its $2.9 billion acquisition of LifeCell Corporation, a regenerative medicine business.
    • Tribune Media Company in the $560 million sale of Gracenote, a leading entertainment data provider, to the Nielsen Company.
    • HarbourVest Partners in the formation of Dover Street IX, a $4.77 billion global secondaries fund.
    • American International Group in several transactions with Fairfax Financial, a leading global property and casualty insurer and reinsurer, as part of a strategic partnership in 12 jurisdictions across Latin America and Central and Eastern Europe.
    • Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in its $1.1 billion acquisition of Ascot from American International Group.
    • Morgan Stanley Private Equity in its investment in Pathway Partners, a leading veterinary hospital owner and operator.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in its acquisition of a controlling stake in Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare, a leading global manufacturer of medical products.
    • Greater Media in its $240 million sale to Beasley Broadcast Group.
    • Dealer Tire in its sale of the assets of Dealer Tire Canada to Groupe Touchette.
    • Alliant Insurance Services, the nation’s largest specialty insurance brokerage firm, in its acquisition of Mesirow Insurance Services.
    • Verizon Communications in its acquisition of Telogis, a provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) technology and services, specifically in the connected vehicle and mobile enterprise management sectors.
    • Providence Equity Partners in its acquisition from General Motors and Ford of a majority stake in OEConnection, the established market leader in cloud-based technology solutions that facilitate the efficient location, sale, distribution and dynamic pricing of automotive parts.
    • Envision Healthcare in its $15 billion merger with AMSURG, creating one of the largest U.S. providers of specialty physicians and hospital-related services.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in its acquisition of Tranzact Holdings, the leading provider of comprehensive, direct-to-consumer sales and marketing solutions for insurance carriers in the U.S., from White Mountains Insurance Group.
    • Atkore International, a Clayton, Dubilier & Rice portfolio company, in its $192 million initial public offering.
    • Dover Corporation in its $780 million acquisition of Wayne Fueling Systems from Riverstone Holdings.
    • International Paper in its $2.2 billion acquisition of Weyerhaeuser’s pulp business.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in its $415 million acquisition of High Ridge Brands, the largest North American consolidation platform focused on acquiring orphaned personal care brands, from Brynwood Partners.
    • AmTrust Financial Services in its $219 million acquisition of ANV Holding, a Lloyd's platform.
    • Verizon Communications in its $1.8 billion acquisition of XO Communications’ fiber-optic network business.
    • Swiss Re Corporate Solutions in its $153 million acquisition of IHC Risk Solutions and its direct employer stop loss business from Independence Holding Company.
    • Guardian in its sale of RS Investments to Victory Capital.
    • Guardian in the acquisition by its subsidiary, Reed Group, of the absence management administration business of Aon Hewitt.
    • Eaton Partners in its sale to Stifel Financial.
    • Discovery, Inc. in its $195 million investment in Lions Gate Entertainment.
    • Kelso & Company in its acquisition of the J.M. Smucker Company’s U.S. canned milk brands and operations.
    • Activision Blizzard in its $5.9 billion acquisition of King Digital Entertainment.
    • The Dolan family, controlling stockholders of Cablevision Systems Corporation, in Cablevision’s $17.7 billion sale to Altice.
    • Kelso & Company in its acquisition of Sirius Computer Solutions, a leading national IT solutions integrator.
    • Nassau Reinsurance Group, a Golden Gate Capital portfolio company, in its $217.2 million acquisition of The Phoenix Companies.
    • Sun Life Financial in its $975 million acquisition of Assurant’s Employee Benefits business.
    • Nassau Reinsurance Group, a Golden Gate Capital portfolio company, in its acquisition of Universal American’s Traditional Insurance business.
    • Kelso & Company in its acquisition of Risk Strategies Company, a national insurance and benefits brokerage and risk management firm, from Kohlberg & Company.
    • Morgan Stanley Private Equity in its acquisition of CoAdvantage, a leading Professional Employer Organization.
    • Fifth Third Bank in the sale of its Pennsylvania branch presence to First National Bank of Pennsylvania, and the sale of its Missouri branch presence to Great Southern Bank.
    • Prudential Insurance Company of America in the sale of a group annuity to JCPenney to reduce JCPenney’s pension liabilities.
    • The Prudential Insurance Company of America in the sale of a group annuity contract to the U.S. subsidiary of Royal Philips as part of an overall transaction that will reduce Philips’ pension liabilities by $1.1 billion.
    • The Dolan family, controlling stockholders of Cablevision Systems Corporation, in Cablevision’s $17.7 billion sale to Altice.
    • Lannett in its acquisition for $1.23 billion in cash, plus additional contingent consideration, of Kremers Urban Pharmaceuticals, the U.S. specialty generic pharmaceuticals subsidiary of global biopharmaceuticals company UCB.
    • Alliance Laundry Systems, an Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan portfolio company, in the sale of majority interest to BDT Capital Partners.
    • J.C. Flowers in its acquisition of AmeriLife Group.
    • Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in its $12 billion acquisition of GE Capital’s sponsor lending business, including Antares Capital, the leading lender to middle market private equity sponsors in the U.S.
    • American Securities and P2 Capital Partners in their $855 million acquisition of Blount International.
    • Apollo Global Management in its acquisition of a majority interest in the asset management business of AR Capital (subsequently withdrawn), its acquisition of the wholesale distribution business of RCS Capital and its substantial minority equity investment in RCS Capital. (Terminated)
    • Roofing Supply Group, a Clayton, Dubilier & Rice portfolio company, in its $1.1 billion sale to Beacon Roofing Supply.
    • StanCorp Financial Group in its $5 billion sale to Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company.
    • PharMEDium, a Clayton, Dubilier & Rice portfolio company and the leading national provider of outsourced compounded sterile preparations to acute care hospitals in the United States, in its $2.6 billion sale to AmerisourceBergen.
    • Morgan Stanley Private Equity in the $600 million sale of Creative Circle, a leading professional staffing firm specializing in advertising, creative and marketing talent, to NYSE-listed On Assignment for a mix of stock and cash consideration.
    • The Dolan family, the controlling stockholders of Madison Square Garden, in the spin-off of Madison Square Garden’s live sports and entertainment businesses.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in its $1.8 billion acquisition of Ashland Water Technologies.
    • The Board of Directors of Sotheby’s in the structuring and negotiation of an employment agreement with Thomas S. Smith, entered into on his appointment as Sotheby’s Chief Executive Officer.
    • Verizon Communications in the financing aspects of its $10.54 billion sale of its local wireline operations in California, Florida and Texas to Frontier Communications.
    • Protective Life in its $5.7 billion merger with a subsidiary of Dai-ichi Life, a life insurance company listed on the Tokyo stock exchange.
    • TIAA-CREF in its $6.25 billion acquisition of Nuveen Investments, a diversified investment management company with $221 billion in assets under management.
    • HC2 Holdings in its acquisition of American Financial Group’s long-term care businesses.
    • Pediatric Services Holding Corporation, the parent of Pediatric Services of America, in its sale to J.H. Whitney Capital Partners.
    • The Prudential Insurance Company of America in the sale of a group annuity contract to Kimberly-Clark Corporation.
    • Providence Equity Partners and SRA in the merger of SRA with the government services unit of CSC, creating the largest pure-play IT services provider serving the U.S. government sector.
    • Truck-Lite, a Kelso & Company portfolio company, in its sale to Koch Equity Development and BDT Capital Partners.
    • J.C. Flowers and Ascensus in the sale of Ascensus to Genstar Capital and Aquiline Capital Partners.
    • Actavis in the sale of Aptalis Pharmaceutical Technologies, a pharmaceutical outsourcing and R&D business in the U.S., to TPG.
    • Verizon Communications in the $10.54 billion sale of its local wireline operations in California, Florida and Texas to Frontier Communications.
    • Standard General in its acquisition of RadioShack’s asset based credit facility from GE Capital in a transaction expected to result in ownership of not less than 50% of the company's equity securities.
    • Altegrity, a global, diversified risk and information services company, together with its operating businesses Kroll, HireRight and USIS, in their pre-negotiated Chapter 11 proceedings in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, in which they successfully restructured more than $1.8 billion in funded indebtedness and consensually resolved significant contested claims that had been asserted by the United States government. This restructuring was honored by Turnarounds & Workouts as one of ten “Successful Restructurings 2015.”
    • Standard General in its acquisition of over 1,700 RadioShack stores in alliance with Sprint as part of RadioShack’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy case.
    • The Prudential Insurance Company of America in the sale of a group annuity contract to The Timken Company to pay future pension benefits for approximately 5,000 U.S. Timken retirees.
    • Morgan Stanley Private Equity in its $410 million sale of EmployBridge, a leading provider of outsourced human resource and temporary staffing services, to Select Staffing, an Anchorage Capital backed competitor.
    • Stone Point Capital in its significant equity investment in specialty insurance broker Alliant Insurance Services, with KKR retaining a significant equity investment in the business.
    • New York Life Investments in its acquisition of IndexIQ, a leader in the liquid alternative exchange-traded fund industry.
    • Dealer Tire in its receipt of a significant investment by Lindsay Goldberg and redemption of TA Associates’ ownership interests.
    • Kelso & Company in its acquisition with Estancia Capital Management of American Beacon.
    • NCI Building Systems in its $245 million acquisition of CENTRIA.
    • Blackstone Group’s Tactical Opportunities Group in the acquisition of Philadelphia Financial Group from Tiptree Financial.
    • MBIA in its sale of Cutwater Asset Management, an investment management company with $23 billion in assets under management, to BNY Mellon.
    • Actavis in its acquisition of Nasdaq-listed Durata Therapeutics, a pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of therapeutics for patients with infectious diseases and acute illnesses, for $675 million plus contingent value rights.
    • Prudential Financial in the sale to a Motorola Solutions retirement plan of a group annuity contract that will provide annuity payments for approximately 30,000 Motorola salaried retirees as part of Motorola's plan to reduce pension obligations.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in its acquisition of up to a 49% stake in NYSE-listed CHC Group, the world's largest commercial helicopter operator with an enterprise value of $1.9 billion.
    • One Equity Partners, the principal investment arm of JPMorgan, in its spin-out and related primary and secondary transactional matters.
    • Tribune Media Company in its spin-off of Tribune Publishing Company.
    • Diamond Castle in the acquisition by its portfolio company Beacon Health of ValueOptions, the largest independent behavioral healthcare and wellness company in the U.S.
    • Tribune Media Company in the listing of its Class A common stock on the New York Stock Exchange.
    • Global Atlantic in the sale of its Bermuda and Lloyd’s insurance and reinsurance businesses to BTG Banco Pactual.
    • TPG Growth in its investment in Big River Steel.
    • Northwestern Mutual in its $2.7 billion sale of Russell Investments to the London Stock Exchange Group.
    • Guardian in its $450 million offering of 4.875% Surplus Notes due 2064.
    • Stone Point Capital in its sale of Genex, a provider of healthcare and disability management services, to Apax Partners.
    • Tribune Media Company in its $2.7 billion acquisition of Local TV Holdings.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in the financing aspects of its $910 million acquisition of Healogics, the largest advanced wound care services provider in the U.S.
    • Syniverse, a Carlyle Group portfolio company, in its $290 million acquisition of Aicent.
    • Morgan Stanley Private Equity in its sale of Learning Care Group, a leading provider of early education and child care services, to American Securities.
    • Chemtura in the $1 billion sale of its agrochemicals business, Chemtura AgroSolutions.
    • Schneider Electric in the sale of its custom sensors and technologies division to Carlyle and PAI, based on an enterprise value of $900 million, and its reinvestment of approximately $100 million.
    • Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in its $1.8 billion acquisition of Wilton Re, a U.S. life insurance and reinsurance provider.
    • Johnson & Johnson in the sale of its worldwide intimate health business to Reckitt Benckiser, a UK-based consumer goods company.
    • International Paper in the combination of its xpedx distribution solutions business with Unisource in a “Reverse Morris Trust” transaction.
    • Eutelsat in its $1.14 billion acquisition of Satélites Mexicanos.
    • Tribune Media Company in its acquisition of Gracenote, the global leader in music technology and metadata, from Sony Corporation of America.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in its acquisition of PharMEDium, a leading provider of sterile compounding services to hospital pharmacies.
    • American International Group in the $7.6 billion sale of its 100% interest in International Lease Finance Corporation to NYSE-listed AerCap Holdings N.V.
    • Fidelity & Guaranty Life in its $190.6 million initial public offering.
    • PSAV, a Kelso & Company portfolio company, in its acquisition by affiliates of Goldman Sachs.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in its acquisition of a 60% stake in John Deere Landscapes, a unit of Deere & Company’s Agriculture & Turf segment, in a transaction valued at $465 million.
    • Wilsonart, a Clayton, Dubilier & Rice portfolio company, in its acquisition of Durcon, a manufacturer of laboratory-grade work surfaces.
    • Forethought Financial in its cash merger with a subsidiary of Global Atlantic Financial Group.
    • New York Life Investments in its €380 million acquisition of Dexia Asset Management.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in its acquisitions of Brand Energy and Harsco Infrastructure in a combined transaction valued at $2.5 billion.
    • StoneRiver Group in the formation of a joint venture with funds managed by Kelso & Company in which StoneRiver Group’s Progressive Medical was merged with PMSI.
    • Envision Healthcare in its $1.1 billion initial public offering of common stock.
    • Tribune Company in the financing aspects of its $2.7 billion acquisition of Local TV Holdings.
    • HD Supply in its $1.1 billion initial public offering of common stock.
    • New Young Broadcasting in its $2.2 billion merger with Media General to combine the two local broadcast television and digital media companies.
    • The Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Dell in the financing aspects of the $24.9 billion sale of Dell to an investor group including Michael Dell and Silver Lake.
    • Gogo, the world’s leading provider of in-flight connectivity, in its $187 million initial public offering of common stock.
    • Prudential Financial in its acquisition of The Hartford’s Individual Life Insurance business.
    • Senior management of The TCW Group, a leading diversified asset management company, in the acquisition of The TCW Group by management and private equity funds sponsored by The Carlyle Group.
    • Prudential Financial in the sale to a General Motors retirement plan of a group annuity contract that will provide annuity payments for certain GM salaried retirees as part of GM's plan to reduce pension obligations by approximately $26 billion.
    • Prudential Financial in the sale of a single premium group annuity contract to the Verizon Management Pension Plan to settle approximately $7.5 billion of pension liabilities of the Plan by providing future annuity payments to approximately 41,000 members of the Verizon Management Pension Plan.
    • American International Group in its $6 billion sale of a portion of its controlling stake in AIA Group.
    • International Paper in its $4.3 billion acquisition of Temple-Inland.
    • The Carlyle Group in its $3.3 billion acquisition of Getty Images.
    • Markel Corporation in its $3.13 billion acquisition of Alterra Capital Holdings, a listed Bermuda reinsurer.
    • Sun Life Financial in the $1.35 billion sale of certain of its U.S. subsidiaries.
    • P2 Capital Partners in its $1.1 billion take-private acquisition, together with funds managed by the private equity arm of Goldman Sachs, of Interline Brands, a leading distributor of broad-line maintenance, repair and operations products.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in its $1.05 billion acquisition of a majority ownership stake in Wilsonart International Holdings, the decorative surfaces unit of Illinois Tool Works.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in its $1.05 billion acquisition of David's Bridal.
    • Verizon Communications in its $612 million acquisition of Hughes Telematics.
    • Sears Holding Corporation in its sale of up to 23.1 million shares of common stock of Sears Hometown and Outlet stores.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in its acquisition of Roofing Supply Group, a distributor of residential and non-residential roofing materials.
    • Goldman Sachs Reinsurance Group in its acquisition of the Bermuda-based reinsurance operations of Ariel Holdings.
    • Crump Group (a JC Flowers portfolio company) in the sale of its retirement business to BB&T.
    • Kelso & Company in its acquisition of Power Holdings, comprised of sister companies T&D Solutions and Associated Diversified Services, which offers a full range of outsourced maintenance and construction services to the electric utility industry, from Huntsman Gay.
    • Oriental Trading Company in its sale to Berkshire Hathaway.
    • Cunningham Lindsey in its recapitalization by CVC Capital Partners.
    • Access Industries in its $3.3 billion acquisition of Warner Music Group.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in its $3.2 billion acquisition of Emergency Medical Services Corporation.
    • Providence Equity Partners in its $1.9 billion going private acquisition of SRA International, a provider of technology and strategic consulting services.
    • Amazon in its $545 million acquisition of Quidsi, which operates Diapers.com, an online baby care specialty site, Soap.com, an online site for everyday essentials, and BeautyBar.com, a prestige beauty boutique.
    • The Dolan family in the tax-free spin-offs of AMC Networks and Madison Square Garden and related businesses from Cablevision Systems Corporation.
    • Culligan in the sale of its vended water business owned and operated by Culligan Store Solutions, LLC, to Primo Water Corporation.
    • Schneider Electric in its acquisition of Lee Technologies, a U.S.-based service provider specializing in large-scale data centers in the North American market.
    • Verizon Communications in the $8.6 billion spin-off and merger of its wireline businesses in 14 states to Frontier Communications Corporation.
    • Reynolds Group in its $6 billion acquisition of Pactiv, a NYSE-listed global manufacturer and supplier of consumer food and beverage packaging and storage products.
    • Hewitt Associates in its $4.9 billion merger with Aon Corporation.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in its acquisition of a 42.5% stake in Univar, a global distributor of commodity and specialty chemicals, in a sponsored recapitalization transaction valuing Univar at $4.2 billion.
    • New York Life Investments in its acquisition of a majority interest in Private Advisors, a manager of private equity and hedge funds of funds with $3.9 billion in assets under management.
    • Altegrity and Providence Equity Partners in their $1.13 billion acquisition of Kroll from Marsh & McLennan.
    • Stone Point Capital and Hellman & Friedman in their $1.1 billion acquisition of Sedgwick Claims Management Services.
    • United BioSource, a Whitney, Oak Hill and Berkshire Partners portfolio company, in its $730 million sale to Medco Health Solutions.
    • Pan-American Life Insurance in its acquisition of select businesses and assets from MetLife in the Caribbean, Panama and Costa Rica.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice and GS Capital Partners in their acquisition of HGI Holdings from The Jordan Company and members of the Harrington family.
    • American International Group in the sale of its investment advisory and asset management business to Pacific Century Group.
    • Verizon Wireless in its $28.1 billion acquisition of Alltel Corporation.
    • American International Group (AIG) and American International Assurance Company in AIG's agreement with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York to reduce the debt AIG owes the FRBNY by $25 billion and position AIA and American Life Insurance Company for initial public offerings.
    • The Dolan family in its $22 billion effort to take Cablevision private.
    • American International Group (AIG) and American International Assurance (AIA) in the transfer of interests in AIA to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in exchange for cancellation of debt owed by AIG to FRBNY in the amount of $16 billion.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in its 46% investment in JohnsonDiversey, a transaction valued at $2.6 billion.
    • Verizon Wireless in its $2.35 billion sale of wireless assets to AT&T and $240 million acquisition of wireless assets from AT&T.
    • Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical, a leading transdermal patch manufacturer listed on the Tokyo stock exchange, in its $428 million acquisition of Nasdaq-listed Noven Pharmaceuticals via an all-cash tender offer.
    • Pernod Ricard in its €5.6 billion acquisition of the Vin & Sprit Group, makers of Absolut vodka, from the Kingdom of Sweden in one of the largest cross-border privatizations of 2008.
    • International Paper in its $6 billion acquisition of Weyerhaeuser's packaging business.
    • NBC Universal in its $3.5 billion acquisition of the Weather Channel.
    • 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.
    • Rank Group in its $2.7 billion purchase of Alcoa’s packaging and consumer businesses.
    • The Carlyle Group in its $2.54 billion acquisition of Booz Allen Hamilton’s U.S. government consulting business.
    • Phelps Dodge in its $26 billion merger with Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold, forming the world’s largest publicly traded copper company.
    • Bain Capital, The Carlyle Group and Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in their $8.5 billion acquisition of HD Supply from The Home Depot, which Private Equity Analyst named LBO Deal of the Year.
    • Liberty Mutual Group in its $6.2 billion acquisition of Safeco Corporation and in its $2.7 billion acquisition of Ohio Casualty Group.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in its $5.5 billion going private acquisition of The ServiceMaster Company, and in its $3 billion “sponsored spin-off” acquisition of a 47.5% interest in Sally Beauty, the beauty supplies business spun off by Alberto-Culver.
    • The Carlyle Group in its $1.5 billion acquisition of Niagara Holdings and PQ Corporation from J.P. Morgan Partners and PQ Corporation’s follow-on acquisition of the INEOS Silicas business from INEOS Group.
    • Verizon in the $13 billion spin-off of its U.S. print and Internet yellow pages directories business, forming a new public company called Idearc and in its $8.5 billion acquisition of MCI.
    • Pernod Ricard in its $2.43 billion sale of Dunkin’ Brands, which includes Baskin Robbins, Dunkin’ Donuts and Togo’s Eatery, to a consortium consisting of Bain Capital, The Carlyle Group and Thomas H. Lee Partners.
    • Charles F. Dolan and the Dolan family, the principal shareholders of Cablevision, in Cablevision's $1.79 billion acquisition of certain cable systems of Tele-Communications.
    • Kelso & Company in its acquisition of US LBM Holdings, a building products distributor, from BlackEagle Partners.
    • Envision Healthcare in its $620 million acquisition of Rural/Metro Corporation, the second largest provider of ambulatory services in the U.S.
    • Independent Committee of the Board of Directors of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia in its $365 million sale to Sequential Brands.
    • Univar in its $885 million initial public offering and concurrent private placement of $350 million of shares to Temasek and the additional purchase of 5 million shares of Univar common stock from selling stockholders by Temasek.
    • Atlas Merchant Capital in its preferred stock investment in South Street Securities.