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September 2010


$150 million

Private Equity Placement
Exclusive financial advisor to TRI Pointe Homes on its $150 million private equity placement

On September 24, 2010, TRI Pointe Homes, a California homebuilder founded in April 2009, agreed to issue $150 million in a private placement of common equity, one of the largest equity investments in the homebuilding industry. TRI Pointe Homes has used the capital to fund growth in its operations in Southern and Northern California, aiming to become one of the largest regional builders over the next five years. Moelis & Company acted as exclusive financial advisor to TRI Pointe Homes.

July 2010


$1.3 billion

Equity Capital Raise and 144A Private Placement
Financial Advisor to Air Lease Corporation on its $1.3 billion equity capital raise

On July 13, 2010, Air Lease Corporation (“ALC”), a new aircraft leasing company launched by aviation industry pioneer Steven F. Udvar-Hazy and longtime aviation executive John L. Plueger, closed its approximately $1.3 billion equity capital raise, including an approximately $1 billion Regulation 144A private placement. ALC also secured approximately $2 billion of committed debt financing including a $1.5 billion warehouse credit facility, bringing total initial capital availability at closing to approximately $3.3 billion in less than six months after opening in Los Angeles. These transactions represented one of the largest Regulation 144A equity private placements ever completed as well as the largest ever first-time warehouse credit facility of its type. Moelis & Company acted as financial advisor to ALC.

December 2009


$470 million

Exchange Offer
Trusted advisor to YRC Worldwide Inc.

On December 31, 2009, YRC Worldwide Inc. (“YRC,” Nasdaq: YRCW) completed a $470 million debt-for-equity exchange offer, which resulted in a significantly improved liquidity profile. On February 23, 2010, Moelis & Company executed a private placement of $70 million of 6% Convertible Senior Notes. Proceeds from the issuance were used to satisfy the remaining amounts outstanding on the company’s 8 1/2% Guaranteed Notes due April 15, 2010, with excess proceeds available to be used for general working capital purposes. The two transactions were part of a broad restructuring effort which also included ABS facility, credit facility and union agreement amendments and provided YRC with runway to execute its business plan. Moelis & Company acted as financial advisor, joint lead dealer manager and joint lead placement agent on the transactions and continues to serve as financial advisor on YRC’s broader restructuring efforts.

November 2009


A$700 million

Equity Capital Raise and Capital Management Initiatives
Financial advisor to ING Industrial Fund on its A$700 million equity capital raise and capital management initiatives

On November 27, 2009 ING Industrial Fund (ASX:IIF), an externally managed ASX listed real estate investment trust that develops, owns and manages a diversified portfolio of over 60 industrial properties and business parks, completed an A$700 million equity capital raise to pay down debt and restructure its balance sheet as the second stage of its capital management initiatives. The equity raise was comprised of a one for one A$544 million accelerated non-renounceable entitlement offer and an A$156 million institutional placement. The transaction reduced pro forma balance sheet gearing to 33.5% from 53.9% and provided a calendar year 2010 earnings yield of 8.7% on the offer price. Moelis & Company acted as financial advisor to ING Industrial Fund.

September 2009


$250 million

Multiple Debt and Equity Offerings
Trusted advisor to Beazer Homes USA

Moelis & Company has served as financial advisor to Beazer Homes USA, Inc. (“Beazer,” NYSE: BZH), one of the country’s 10 largest single-family homebuilders, in its recapitalization efforts since April 2009, which has resulted in enhanced financial flexibility and allowed the company to continue to pursue growth opportunities.

On September 3, 2009, Beazer announced the pricing of $250 million of new 12.0% senior secured notes due 2017. The B1/CCC+ notes were issued at a price of 89.5% of par to yield 14.215%. Net proceeds from the offering were used to fund or replenish cash that had been used to fund open-market repurchases of Beazer’s outstanding senior notes, totaling over $370 million in principal amount. This transaction was a key step in providing cushion to the company’s tangible net worth covenant and extending its pending debt maturities.

On January 6, 2010, Beazer executed a concurrent $103 million common stock and $58 million mandatory convertible note offering. The anticipated two-day marketing process was shortened to a single day, and the common stock offering was upsized from 18.0 million to 19.5 million shares due to strong investor demand.

On May 3, 2010, Beazer executed a concurrent offering of $73 million common stock, $75 million tangible equity units and $300 million senior unsecured notes. Beazer raised approximately 36% of its pre-launch market value, half in the form of common equity and half in the form of tangible equity units. During the one-day marketing process, while the Dow and the S&P 500 declined 2.0% and 2.4%, respectively, and the homebuilding index decreased 3.4%, the equity offering successfully priced at a 15.6% discount to the prior-day market close and the senior notes priced in the middle of the expected range.

On July 10, 2012, Beazer priced concurrent offerings for $64 million of common stock and $100 million of tangible equity units. Beazer raised approximately 47% of its pre-launch market value, and the new equity provided substantial liquidity to further capitalize on the housing recovery. Moelis & Company acted as co-manager on the above transactions.”

May 2009


$535 million

Follow-on Equity Offering
Financial advisor, co-manager and underwriter to Energizer Holdings on its $535 million follow-on equity offering

On May 14, 2009, Energizer Holdings, Inc. (“Energizer,” NYSE: ENR), one of the world’s largest manufacturers and marketers of primary batteries, portable lighting products and personal care products in the wet shave, skin care, feminine care and infant care categories, announced the pricing of a public offering of 10.925 million newly issued shares of common stock at a price to the public of $49.00 per share ($535.3 million of gross proceeds). Proceeds were used to fund the acquisition of the Edge and Skintimate shaving gel business from SC Johnson and for general corporate purposes, including the repayment of indebtedness. Moelis & Company served as financial advisor to Energizer in connection with the common stock offering and assisted in evaluating a range of capital structure alternatives. The transaction was highly successful for Energizer, adding two leading personal care brands to its existing product portfolio, strengthening its wet shave product offering, reducing overall leverage and providing adequate capital for the company to pursue strategic initiatives, providing greater financial and operational flexibility, and helping to preserve the strength of its favorable (low cost) debt structure. Moelis & Company served as co-manager and underwriter for the common stock offering.