Leveraged Finance

Experience

    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in the financing and tax aspects of its £400 million acquisition of Huntsworth.
    • Providence Equity Partners and DoubleVerify in DoubleVerify’s new senior secured revolving loan facility and the refinancing of its existing debt facilities.
    • Resolution Life in the financing aspects of its $1.25 billion acquisition of Voya Financial’s individual life in-force business.
    • Lovell Minnick in its take-private deal for Charles Taylor, a leading provider of professional services to the global insurance market.
    • Amazon as strategic partner to Yankee Global Enterprises in the financing aspects of the acquisition of the YES Network from The Walt Disney Company at a total enterprise value of $3.47 billion.
    • Direct lenders providing second lien financing for the acquisition by Nordic Capital of Orchid Orthopedic Solutions.
    • One Rock Capital Partners in the financing aspects of its acquisition of the Engineered Components and Systems segment of Actuant Corporation.
    • Morgan Stanley Private Equity in its acquisition of Impact Fitness, a franchisee of Planet Fitness and formerly a Bain Capital portfolio company.
    • Kelso & Company in its acquisition of J.S. Held, a global consulting firm focused on high value insurance claims and construction-related matters.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice and TRANZACT in the $1.3 billion sale of TRANZACT to Willis Towers Watson.
    • Morgan Stanley Capital Partners in its acquisition of Educate 360 Holdings.
    • 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.
    • NCI Building Systems in the financing aspects of its unit purchase agreement with Environmental Materials, LLC.
    • NCI Building Systems in its unit purchase agreement with Environmental Materials, LLC.
    • 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.
    • Atlas Merchant Capital in the financing aspects of its investment in Ascensus, the largest independent recordkeeping services provider, third-party administrator, and government savings facilitator in the United States.
    • Tribune Media Company in its $7.2 billion sale to Nexstar Media.
    • Dealer Tire in a significant investment by Bain Capital Private Equity.
    • Dealer Tire in the financing aspects of a significant investment by Bain Capital Private Equity.
    • Kelso & Company in its sale of PowerTeam Services to Clayton, Dubilier & Rice.
    • Kelso & Company in the financing aspects of its sale of PowerTeam Services to Clayton, Dubilier & Rice.
    • Risk Strategies, a Kelso & Company portfolio company, in the financing aspects of its acquisition of Oxford Risk Management, an established leader in alternative risk and captive insurance and consulting.
    • SunSource, a Clayton, Dubilier & Rice portfolio company, in the financing aspects of its acquisition of United Distribution Group, one of the largest distributors of industrial components and assemblies in North America.
    • 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 the financing aspects of Ply Gem’s $5.5 billion stock-for-stock combination with NCI Building Systems.
    • Ply Gem and Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in Ply Gem’s $5.5 billion stock-for-stock combination with NCI Building Systems.
    • Rexel in the amendment and extension of its €1.1 billion revolving credit facility, with Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank as facility agent and swingline agent.
    • Precision Medicine Group in a new $275 million investment.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in the financing aspects of 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.
    • 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.
    • Solenis, a Clayton, Dubilier & Rice portfolio company, in the financing aspects of its combination with BASF's paper and water chemicals business.
    • 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.
    • TPG Capital and Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, with Humana, in the financing aspects of their $1.4 billion acquisition of Curo Health Services.
    • 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.
    • SunSource, a Clayton, Dubilier & Rice portfolio company, in the financing aspects of its acquisition of Ryan Herco Flow Solutions, a distributor of hydraulic and pneumatic fluid power products in the U.S. and Canada.
    • The Carlyle Group in its strategic minority investment in DiscoverOrg, the leading global sales and marketing intelligence platform.
    • Cerberus Capital Management in the financing aspects of 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.
    • Morgan Stanley Investment Management in the financing aspects of its acquisition of Manna Pro, a leading producer of nutritional supplements and other animal products, from The Carlyle Group.
    • 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.
    • Ambac Assurance Corporation, a Wisconsin domiciled insurance company, in a holistic restructuring transaction that involved three exchange offers of existing debt securities and other payment obligations for approximately $2.2 billion of newly-issued debt securities, as well as a new-money financing collateralized by the future proceeds of certain litigation claims against RMBS originators.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in its acquisition of a majority interest in American Greetings.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in the financing aspects of its acquisition of a majority interest in American Greetings.
    • Nationstar Mortgage, a leading mortgage servicer and originator, in its $3.8 billion merger with WMIH.
    • Cerberus Capital Management in its acquisition of Cyanco International, the largest global producer of sodium cyanide.
    • Cerberus Capital Management in the financing aspects of its acquisition of Cyanco International, the largest global producer of sodium cyanide.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in its $2.4 billion take private of Ply Gem and acquisition of Atrium Windows & Doors, two leading building products companies.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in its $1.755 billion secured term loan facility, $115.0 million secured cash flow revolving credit facility, $360.0 million ABL facility and $645.0 million offering of senior unsecured notes in connection with its $2.4 billion take private of Ply Gem and acquisition of Atrium Windows & Doors, two leading building products companies.
    • EIG Global Energy Partners in the formation of a joint venture with FS Investments to manage the $4 billion FS Energy and Power Fund.
    • Norilsk Nickel in its up to $2.5 billion syndicated term loan facility with an international syndicate comprising 17 banks and financial institutions.
    • TPG Capital and Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe in the $4.1 billion acquisition of Kindred Healthcare.
    • TPG Capital and Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe in the financing aspects of their $4.1 billion acquisition of Kindred Healthcare.
    • CVC Capital Partners in the financing aspects of its investment in Republic Finance, a consumer loan provider.
    • CVC Capital Partners in its investment in Republic Finance, a consumer loan provider.
    • Time Inc. in the financing aspects of its $2.8 billion sale to Meredith.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in its acquisition of SunSource, a distributor of hydraulic and pneumatic fluid power products in the U.S. and Canada.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in the financing aspects of its acquisition of a 40% ownership interest in Belron, which valued the company at €3 billion.
    • 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.
    • International Paper in the $1.8 billion combination of its North America Consumer Packaging business with Graphic Packaging.
    • CoAdvantage, a portfolio company of Morgan Stanley Private Equity, in its acquisition of Progressive Employer Management Company.
    • CoAdvantage, a portfolio company of Morgan Stanley Private Equity, in the financing aspects of its acquisition of Progressive Employer Management Company.
    • Access Industries as a lead consortium investor in the $5.6 billion acquisition of Calpine.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in its $500 million preferred stock investment in Beacon Roofing Supply’s $2.625 billion acquisition of Allied Building Products.
    • Discovery, Inc. in its $14.6 billion acquisition of Scripps Networks Interactive.
    • Discovery, Inc. in the financing aspects of its $14.6 billion acquisition of Scripps Networks Interactive.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in its $650 million acquisition of Capco, FIS’s management consulting business.
    • Tribune Media Company in its $6.6 billion sale, later terminated, to Sinclair Broadcast Group.
    • Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in its $1.1 billion acquisition of Ascot from American International Group.
    • Warner Music Group in a two–part refinancing transaction, including its offer and sale of $250 million 4.875% dollar-denominated senior secured notes due 2024 and an offering of €345 million 4.125% euro-denominated senior secured notes due 2024 and the retirement of $450 million of outstanding dollar-denominated senior notes and €157 million of euro-denominated senior notes.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, The Carlyle Group and Merrill Lynch Private Equity in the senior credit and high-yield financings for the $15 billion acquisition of The Hertz Corporation.
    • Lauro Cinquantasette in its €315 million sale of Prime European Therapeuticals to Albany Molecular Research.
    • Hertz in its $2.5 billion spin-off of its equipment and rental business.
    • Envision Healthcare in the financing aspects of its $15 billion merger with AMSURG, creating one of the largest U.S. providers of specialty physicians and hospital-related services. This included $6.3 billion of committed debt financing.
    • Envision Healthcare in its $15 billion merger with AMSURG, creating one of the largest U.S. providers of specialty physicians and hospital-related services.
    • Verizon Communications in the senior credit and high-yield financings for its $13 billion spin-off of Idearc.
    • Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in the financing aspects of 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.
    • 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.
    • Sacturino in its $5.5 billion loan facility for its take-private acquisition of Polyus Gold (valuing the company at approximately $9 billion).
    • Verizon Communications in the financing aspects of its $8.6 billion spin-off of wireline businesses to Frontier Communications Corporation.
    • Bain Capital, The Carlyle Group and Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in their $8.5 billion acquisition of HD Supply from The Home Depot.
    • US Foods and Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in the financing aspects of the $8.2 billion merger of US Foods with Sysco Corporation.
    • Domtar in the financing aspects of its $6 billion combination with Weyerhaeuser's fine paper business in a "reverse Morris Trust" transaction; the new Domtar became the largest manufacturer of uncoated freesheet paper in North America.
    • International Paper in its $6 billion acquisition of Weyerhaeuser's packaging business.
    • Activision Blizzard in the financing aspects of its $5.9 billion acquisition of King Digital.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in the financing aspects of its $5.5 billion acquisition of The ServiceMaster Company.
    • The Hertz Corporation in the separation by spinoff of its Herc Rentals equipment rental business and $5.385 billion in related financings, including $2.4 billion Hertz term and revolving credit facilities, a $1.75 billion Herc asset-based revolving credit facility, and $1.235 billion in secured second priority Herc bonds.
    • Reynolds Group in the $3 billion senior secured and unsecured notes issuance and $2.02 billion term loan senior secured financing to finance its $6 billion acquisition of Pactiv.
    • HD Supply in the $4.9 billion refinancing of its existing senior secured credit facilities and senior unsecured notes.
    • Hewitt Associates in the financing aspects of its $4.9 billion merger with Aon Corporation.
    • Reynolds Group in the financing aspects of its $4.5 billion acquisition of Graham Packaging.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in the financing aspects of its $4.3 billion sale of Diversey Holdings to Sealed Air.
    • International Paper in the financing aspects of its $4.3 billion acquisition of Temple-Inland.
    • RSC Holdings in the financing aspects of its $4.2 billion acquisition by United Rentals.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in the financing aspects of its acquisition of a 42.5% stake in Univar in a sponsored recapitalization transaction valuing Univar at $4.2 billion.
    • Tribune Company in its financing for the sidecar transaction entered into with Dream Catcher Broadcasting on Tribune’s $2.7 billion acquisition of Local TV Holdings.
    • The Hertz Corporation in its $3.4 billion asset-based revolving credit and term loan facilities and refinancing of existing facilities, and its $700 million offerings of senior notes.
    • Ripplewood and Oak Hill Capital in the financings for the $3.4 billion acquisition of RSC Equipment Rental.
    • Brand Energy and Infrastructure Services, a portfolio company of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, in its $3.325 billion secured credit facility and $700 million offering of senior unsecured notes in connection with the combination of Brand Energy and Safway Group.
    • Access Industries in the financings for its $3.3 billion acquisition of Warner Music Group.
    • The Carlyle Group in the financing aspects of its $3.3 billion acquisition of Getty Images.
    • Kelso & Company in the financings for the $3.3 billion acquisition of CCS Income Trust.
    • Resolution Life in the financing aspects of its revised AUS$3.0 billion acquisition of AMP Life.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in the financing aspects of its $3.2 billion acquisition of Emergency Medical Services Corporation.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in the financings for the $3 billion “sponsored spin-off” acquisition of a 47.5% interest in Sally Beauty.
    • Activision Blizzard in the refinancing of its credit facility to, among other things, refinance and replace its outstanding term loan and revolving credit facilities and incur an additional $2.875 billion of term loans and $250 million of revolving commitments.
    • Reynolds Group in the issuance of $2.16 billion and €700 million of senior secured notes and loans for its acquisition of the Reynolds Consumer Products and Closure Systems International groups from affiliated entities.
    • Reynolds Group in the refinancing of its senior secured credit facility, consisting of $2.2 billion and €297 million of term loans and $120 million and €54 million in revolving credit facilities.
    • Tribune Company in its financing for the sidecar transaction entered into with Dream Catcher Broadcasting on Tribune’s $2.7 billion acquisition of Local TV Holdings.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in the financing aspects of its investment in JohnsonDiversey, a transaction valued at $2.6 billion.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, AXA Private Equity and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec in the financing aspects of their €2.1 billion acquisition of SPIE from PAI Partners, which included a €1.335 billion senior term and revolving credit facility and a €375 million bridge loan.
    • The Carlyle Group in the financing for its $2.54 billion acquisition of Booz Allen Hamilton’s U.S. government consulting business.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in the financing aspects of its $2.5 billion combined acquisition of Brand Energy & Infrastructure Services and Harsco Infrastructure.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in the financing aspects of its $2.5 billion acquisition of HD Supply’s Waterworks Division, the largest distributor of waterworks products in the U.S.
    • The Carlyle Group and Insight Communications in a $2.4 billion senior credit facility.
    • Booz Allen Hamilton, a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group, in its $2.25 billion leveraged recapitalization.
    • US Foods in its $2.2 billion term credit facility.
    • Rexel in its €2.1 billion credit facilities relating to its initial public offering.
    • Clayton Dubilier & Rice in its $1.075 billion secured term loan facility, $500 million ABL facility and $500 million offering of senior unsecured notes in connection with its acquisition of HD Supply’s Waterworks Division, the largest distributor of waterworks products in the U.S.
    • ServiceMaster in its new $1.82 billion term loan facility and $300 million revolving credit facility, refinancing and replacing its existing credit facilities.
    • Altegrity in its $2 billion of loan facilities and first lien, second lien and third lien notes relating to the refinancing and restructuring of existing debt.
    • Providence Equity Partners in the financing aspects of its $1.9 billion going private acquisition of SRA International.
    • TCW/Crescent Mezzanine Management and GSO Capital Partners in their $625 million mezzanine financing for Vestar's $1.45 billion acquisition of Unilever’s laundry detergents business.
    • Reynolds Group in the issuance by certain of its wholly owned subsidiaries of $1 billion of senior secured notes and $1 billion of unsecured notes and the subsequent refinancing of its senior secured credit facilities.
    • The CF Corporation and The Blackstone Group in the financing aspects of the $1.835 billion acquisition of Fidelity & Guaranty Life.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in the financing aspects of its $1.8 billion acquisition of Ashland Water Technologies, a leading global supplier of specialty chemicals for process, functional and water treatment applications.
    • Sawai Pharmaceutical in the financing aspects of its $1.5 billion acquisition of the generic pharmaceuticals business of Upsher-Smith Laboratories.
    • Rank Group in the financing aspects of its acquisition of the SIG Group, a Swiss-based packaging company. The financing consisted of senior facilities of €825 million in aggregate, a subordinated bridge facility of €770 million and a €900 million high-yield bond facility.
    • Brand Energy & Infrastructure Services in its buyout of Harsco Corporation’s 26% interest in Brand, a leading single-source provider of specialized industrial services to the worldwide energy and infrastructure sectors.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in its acquisition of a controlling stake in Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare, a leading global manufacturer of medical products.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in the financing aspects of its acquisition of BUT, the largest furniture retailer network in France, in a 50:50 partnership with WM Holding, a company related to the XXXLutz Group.
    • Booz Allen Hamilton, a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group, in the refinancing of its $1.58 billion term loan credit facility.
    • 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.
    • The Carlyle Group in the financings for the $1.5 billion acquisition of PQ Corporation.
    • Discovery, Inc. in its $1.9 billion acquisition from Cox Communications of a 25% interest in Discovery for cash and certain assets, including the Travel Channel.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in the financing aspects of its €1.2 billion acquisition of Mauser Group, one of the world’s leading industrial packaging companies.
    • Providence Equity Partners in the financing aspects of its $1.5 billion acquisition of US Investigations Services.
    • International Paper, Bain Capital, Unisource Corporation and Veritiv Corporation in the $1.4 billion ABL credit facility entered into by Veritiv, a publicly traded corporation resulting from the spin off of International Paper’s xpedx distribution solutions business followed by the merger of the spun off entity with Unisource in a “Reverse Morris Trust” transaction.
    • Rexel in its concurrent €650 million offering of 5.125% senior notes and $500 million offering of 5.250% senior notes, both due 2020.
    • Booz Allen Hamilton, a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group, in its $1.33 billion refinancing of its secured credit facilities.
    • Reynolds Group in the issuance of $650 million of 5.625% senior notes due 2016 and $590 million of 6.000% senior subordinated notes due 2017 to refinance existing debt.
    • RSC Equipment Rental its $1.1 billion senior secured asset-based revolving credit facility and refining of existing facilities.
    • Roofing Supply Group, a portfolio company of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, in the financing aspects of its $1.1 billion sale to Beacon Roofing Supply.
    • Stone Point Capital and Hellman & Friedman in the financing aspects of their $1.1 billion acquisition of Sedgwick Claims Management Services.
    • Syniverse Holdings, a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group, in the $1.1 billion refinancing of its senior secured credit facilities.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in the financing aspects of its $1.05 billion acquisition of David's Bridal.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in the financing aspects of its $1.05 billion acquisition of a majority ownership stake in Wilsonart International Holdings, the decorative surfaces unit of Illinois Tool Works.
    • US Foods in its $1.02 billion initial public offering.
    • Booz Allen Hamilton, a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group, in its $1.0 billion refinancing of its secured credit facilities.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in the financing aspects of its majority investment in Tyco International’s Electrical and Metal Products business in a transaction valued at $1 billion.
    • JetBlue in its $1 billion delayed draw term loan credit facility.
    • Rank Group in the financing aspects of its $980 million acquisition of UCI International, a North American automotive products business.
    • Rank Group in the financing aspects of its $950 million acquisition of Honeywell’s automotive consumer products group.
    • BWAY Holding Company in the financing aspects of its $915 million sale to Madison Dearborn Partners.
    • TruGreen Holding Corporation in an $800 million incremental First Lien Term loan and Dividend Recapitalization transaction.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in the £585 million senior secured credit facilities for its investment in B&M Retail.
    • Warner Music Group in its $765 million acquisition of the Parlophone Label Group from Universal Music Group.
    • Kelso & Company in the financing aspects of a majority investment in Cronos, including a $765 million revolving credit facility.
    • Domtar in its $700 million revolving credit facility.
    • Syniverse Holdings in its delayed draw term loan credit agreement of up to $700 million on the acquisition of W.P. Roaming III S.a r.l. ("MACH").
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in the financing aspects of its $650 million acquisition of Capco, FIS’s management consulting business.
    • Envision Healthcare in the financing aspects of its $620 million acquisition of Rural/Metro Corporation.
    • US Foods in its $600 million offering of senior notes.
    • Stone Point Capital in a $1.34 billion senior secured term loan facility, $200 million senior secured revolving credit facility and $535 million offering of senior notes in connection with Stone Point’s significant equity investment in Alliant Insurance Services.
    • Blount International, a portfolio company of American Securities and P2 Capital Partners, in the refinancing of its $471.4 million term loan facility.
    • Kelso & Company as sponsor in Logan’s Roadhouse’s secured revolving credit facility and $355 million offering of 10.75% senior secured notes.
    • Foundation Consumer Brands, a Kelso & Company portfolio company, in the financing aspects of its acquisition of seven over-the-counter brands from GSK Consumer Healthcare.
    • Cornerstone Building Brands in the financing aspects of the pricing of its $500 million offering of 6.125% unsecured senior notes due 2029.
    • Steven Cohen and Cohen Private Ventures in the financing aspects of the $2.4 billion acquisition of the Mets.
    • Verizon in the financing aspects of its $6.25 billion acquisition of Tracfone, the largest reseller of wireless services in the U.S.
    • Gogo in the financing aspects of the $400 million sale of its commercial aviation business to Intelsat.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in the financing aspects of 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 the financing aspects of its acquisition of Otis Eastern Service.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in the financing aspects of 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 the financing aspects of its $788 million merger with Sirius Group.
    • The Special Committee of Liberty Broadband in the financing aspects of Liberty Broadband’s $10.59 billion acquisition of GCI Liberty.
    • TPG Capital in the financing aspects of 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.
    • HealthEdge and its controlling shareholder, Blackstone, in the financing aspects of its acquisition of The Burgess Group, an innovative payment integrity software company focused on improving healthcare payment operations through a cloud-based technology platform.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in the financing aspects of its partnership investment in Cheney Brothers, a leading family-owned and operated regional food distributor serving the Southeastern United States.
    • Warner Music Group in the financing aspects of its initial public offering of 77 million shares of Class A common stock at a public offering price of $25.00 per share, representing an approximately $1.925 billion offering.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in the financing aspects of its acquisition of Radio Systems Corporation, a market-leading provider of innovative pet product solutions.
    • Morgan Stanley Capital Partners and Pathway Vet Alliance in the financing aspects of the sale of a majority stake in Pathway to TSG Consumer Partners.
    • Morgan Stanley Capital Partners in the financing aspects of its investment in World 50, a provider of private peer communities for business executives.
    • Blackstone Group in the financing aspects of its acquisition of HealthEdge, a leading technology business that delivers next generation Core Administrative Processing Systems (CAPS) solutions to healthcare businesses.
    • PowerTeam Services, a Clayton, Dubilier & Rice portfolio company, in the financing aspects of its purchase of Miller Pipeline and Minnesota Limited for $850 million in cash.
    • J.C. Flowers and AmeriLife Group in the financing aspects of the sale of AmeriLife to Thomas H. Lee Partners.
    • The Carlyle Group in the financing aspects of its investment in American Express Global Business Travel.
    • The Carlyle Group in the financing aspects of its $1.8 billion acquisition, with T&D Holdings, of a majority interest in Fortitude Re.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in the financing aspects of its $205 million acquisition of Cynosure from Hologic.
    • InterXion in the financing aspects of its combination with Digital Realty, valuing InterXion at $8.4 billion.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in the financing aspects of its proposed $4 billion take private acquisition, later terminated, of Anixter International, a NYSE-listed company.
    • Kelso & Company in the financing aspects of its acquisition of a majority equity interest in Individual FoodService from Sole Source Capital.
    • Reynolds Group and Closure Systems International (CSI) in the financing aspects of Cerberus Capital Management’s acquisition of CSI businesses and facilities from Reynolds Group.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice and BrandSafway in the financing aspects of Brookfield’s $1.3 billion investment in BrandSafway.
    • Core & Main Holdings, LP in offering of $300.0 million of senior unsecured PIK toggle notes to fund a distribution to holders of common units.
    • Prudential Financial in the financing aspects of its $2.35 billion acquisition of Assurance IQ.
    • OEConnection (OEC) and Providence Equity in the financing aspects of 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.
    • RL LP in the financing aspects of its sale of Lincoln Benefit Life to an affiliate of Kuvare US Holdings.
    • Morgan Stanley Private Equity in the financing aspects of its sale of CoAdvantage to Aquiline Capital.
    • Morgan Stanley Capital Partners in the financing aspects of its acquisition of Educate 360 Holdings.
    • Morgan Stanley Capital Partners in the financing aspects of its acquisition of Impact Fitness, a franchisee of Planet Fitness and formerly a Bain Capital portfolio company.
    • Elliott Management in the financing aspects of 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 the financing aspects of its acquisition of Hero Pet Brands.
    • Kelso & Company in the financing aspects of its acquisition of J.S. Held, a global consulting firm focused on high value insurance claims and construction-related matters.
    • Risk Strategies, a Kelso & Company portfolio company, in the financing aspects of 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.
    • 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.
    • Sirius Computer Solutions, a leading IT solutions integrator, and its majority owner, Kelso & Company, in the financing aspects of the sale of a majority equity interest in Sirius to Clayton, Dubilier & Rice.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice and TRANZACT in the financing aspects of the $1.3 billion sale of TRANZACT to Willis Towers Watson.
    • 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.
    • Blackstone’s Tactical Opportunities Group in the financing aspects of its strategic minority investment in Annexus, a leading designer of annuities and insurance-based retirement products.
    • AmTrust Financial Services in the financing aspects of a strategic transaction with Madison Dearborn for a portion of AmTrust’s U.S. fee businesses.
    • Haversham in the debt financing aspects of its approximately £1.2 billion acquisition of British Car Auctions.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in the financing aspects of its acquisition of SunSource, a distributor of hydraulic and pneumatic fluid power products in the U.S. and Canada.
    • High Ridge Brands, a leading personal care consumer products company and a portfolio company of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, in the financing aspects of its acquisition of Dr. Fresh.
    • Atkore International in its first and second lien financings for the refinancing of its secured notes and redemption of Tyco International’s minority investment in Atkore’s parent company, Atkore International Group.
    • Capital Group in the financing for the acquisition of approximately 1,600 McDonalds restaurants in Latin America.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice and GS Capital Partners in the financing aspects relating to their acquisition of AssuraMed.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in the financing aspects of its acquisition of Roofing Supply Group.
    • Crescent Capital Group in a significant and innovative mezzanine investment in Berkshire Partners’ large, private acquisition of a majority interest in Catalina Marketing.
    • International Lease Finance Corporation in the financing aspects of its acquisition of AeroTurbine and the subsequent refinancing of AeroTurbine’s secured revolving credit facility.
    • A consortium led by Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan’s private equity arm, in the financing aspects relating to their acquisition of Exal Group.
    • Wilsonart, a portfolio company of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, in the financing aspects of its acquisition of Durcon.
    • PowerTeam Services in an incremental facility under its existing credit agreement on PowerTeam’s acquisition of the assets of CMC Holdings.
    • 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.
    • American Securities and P2 Capital Partners in their $855 million acquisition of Blount International.
    • Kelso & Company in its acquisition of Risk Strategies Company, a national insurance and benefits brokerage and risk management firm, from Kohlberg & Company.
    • Kelso & Company in its acquisition of Sirius Computer Solutions, a leading national IT solutions integrator.
    • American Seafoods, one of the largest seafood companies in North America and one of the largest harvesters of fish in the world, in the successful out-of-court refinancing and restructuring of nearly $1 billion in aggregate funded debt.
    • 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.
    • J.C. Flowers in its acquisition of AmeriLife Group.
    • 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.
    • Verizon Communications in the $10.54 billion sale of its local wireline operations in California, Florida and Texas to Frontier Communications.
    • Beximco Pharmaceuticals in its Euler Hermes covered ECA financing of up to $52 million, with BHF-Bank as lender.
    • Providence Equity Partners and Altegrity in their sale of Explore Information Services.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in its acquisition of a significant stake in B&M Retail.
    • 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.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in the financing aspects of its approximately £500 million acquisition, alongside management, of Motor Fuel Group.
    • 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.
    • Roofing Supply Group, a Clayton, Dubilier & Rice portfolio company, in its $1.1 billion sale to Beacon Roofing Supply.
    • Envision Healthcare in its $620 million acquisition of Rural/Metro Corporation, the second largest provider of ambulatory services in the U.S.
    • Kelso & Company in its acquisition of US LBM Holdings, a building products distributor, from BlackEagle Partners.