Transactions
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Advisory Services: Mergers & Acquisitions
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Sam Houston Race Park’s sale of 50% of joint venture interest to Penn National Gaming, Inc.

Date Announced:
09/21/2010

client:
Sam Houston Race Park

Status:
Closed – 04/2011

Value:
Undisclosed

The Student Loan Corporation’s sale to Discover Financial Services and associated asset sales to SLM Corporation and Citibank, N.A.

Date Announced:
09/16/2010

client:
Special Transaction Committee of the Board of Directors of The Student Loan Corporation

Status:
Closed – 12/2010

Value:
$42 billion Read the case study

Financial advisor to the Special Transaction Committee of the Board of Directors of The Student Loan Corporation on the company’s sale to Discover and $42.0 billion of associated asset sales to Sallie Mae and Citi

On December 31, 2010, The Student Loan Corporation (“SLC,” NYSE: STU), a leading originator and servicer of student loans, and Citibank N.A. completed a series of transactions that allowed Citi to exit the student loan business and continue its strategic reduction of assets held in Citi Holdings. The transaction was structured in three parts including an agreement to sell SLC’s operating business and $4.0 billion in student loans to Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DSF). Separately, SLM Corporation (“Sallie Mae,” NYSE: SLM) agreed to acquire $28.0 billion of securitized federal student loans and related assets while Citi agreed to acquire $8.7 billion in federal and private student loans. Public shareholders of SLC were entitled to receive $30 per share, a 42% premium to SLC’s closing price on the last trading day prior to announcement. Moelis & Company acted as financial advisor to the Special Transaction Committee of SLC’s Board of Directors and issued a number of fairness opinions.

Van Houtte Inc.’s sale from an affiliate of Littlejohn & Co., LLC to Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc.

Date Announced:
09/13/2010

client:
Littlejohn & Co., LLC and Van Houtte Inc.

Status:
Closed – 12/2010

Value:
C$915 million

VMG Partners and Waggin' Train LLC’s sale of Waggin' Train LLC to Nestlé Purina PetCare Company

Date Announced:
09/09/2010

client:
VMG Partners and Waggin' Train LLC

Status:
Closed – 09/2010

Value:
Undisclosed

Univar and CVC Capital Partners' sale of a 42.5% ownership interest in Univar to Clayton, Dubilier & Rice

Date Announced:
09/01/2010

client:
Univar and CVC Capital Partners

Status:
Closed – 11/2010

Value:
Undisclosed

Istithmar World’s restructuring and sale of the W New York – Union Square

Date Announced:
09/01/2010

client:
Istithmar World

Status:
Closed – 09/2010

Value:
$232 million

ING Industrial Fund’s divestiture of 50% interest in ING Summit Industrial Fund

Date Announced:
08/26/2010

client:
Independent Directors of ING Industrial Fund

Status:
Closed – 10/2010

Value:
C$1.01 billion

Air Medical Group Holdings' sale to Bain Capital LLC

Date Announced:
08/25/2010

client:
Air Medical Group Holdings

Status:
Closed – 10/2010

Value:
Undisclosed

Life Technologies Corporation’s acquisition of Ion Torrent Systems, Inc.

Date Announced:
08/16/2010

client:
Life Technologies Corporation

Status:
Closed – 10/2010

Value:
$375 million

NextWave Wireless, Inc.’s sale of remaining equity interest in PacketVideo Corporation to NTT DOCOMO, INC.

Date Announced:
07/31/2010

client:
NextWave Wireless, Inc.

Status:
Closed – 10/2010

Value:
$173 million

Pacific Century Motors’s acquisition of Nexteer Automotive from General Motors Company

Date Announced:
07/06/2010

client:
Pacific Century Motors

Status:
Closed – 11/2010

Value:
Undisclosed Read the case study

Financial advisor to Pacific Century Motors on its acquisition of Nexteer Automotive from General Motors

On November 30, 2010, Pacific Century Motors (“PCM”), an entity backed by the Beijing Municipal Government, completed its acquisition of Nexteer Automotive (“Nexteer”) from General Motors (NYSE: GM), representing the single largest investment in the auto parts industry ever made by a Chinese company. The acquisition provided PCM with a global platform for cross-selling products as well as access to Nexteer’s world-class technology, design and manufacturing capabilities. It also positioned Nexteer for greater growth through expansion of its customer base in key emerging markets, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region. Moelis & Company acted as financial advisor to Pacific Century Motors.

Aspen Dental Management, Inc., a portfolio company of Ares Management, sale to Leonard Green & Partners

Date Announced:
06/29/2010

client:
Ares Management and its portfolio company Aspen Dental Management, Inc.

Status:
Closed – 10/2010

Value:
Undisclosed

Nordic Capital’s acquisition of Handicare International from the Herkules Private Equity Fund

Date Announced:
06/01/2010

client:
Nordic Capital

Status:
Closed – 12/2010

Value:
Undisclosed

GLG Partners, Inc.’s sale to Man Group plc

Date Announced:
05/16/2010

client:
Special Committee of the Board of Directors of GLG Partners, Inc.

Status:
Closed – 10/2010

Value:
$1.6 billion Read the case study

Financial advisor to the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of GLG Partners on its $1.6 billion sale to Man Group

On October 14, 2010, Man Group plc (“Man,” LSE: EMG), one of the world’s largest alternative asset managers with $39 billion under management, agreed to buy GLG Partners Inc. (“GLG,” NYSE: GLG), a global alternative asset manager with $24 billion in assets under management (“AUM”), for $1.6 billion. The transaction represents the first ever public-to-public M&A transaction in the alternative asset management sector. The structure included two concurrent transactions with different forms of consideration paid to insiders and the public stockholders. Insiders received Man shares in exchange for their GLG shares based on a valuation of $3.50 per share and public stockholders received cash consideration of $4.50 per share. Man acquired the outstanding common stock of GLG not subject to the share exchange at a 55% premium to the closing price of GLG’s common stock on the last trading day prior to announcement. The transaction brought together two highly complementary businesses, both focused on delivering long-term investment performance. The combined company has $63 billion of net AUM, making it the largest alternative asset manager in the world. Moelis & Company acted as financial advisor to the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of GLG, which represented public shareholders.

Estée Lauder Companies Inc.’s acquisition of Smashbox Beauty Cosmetics, Inc.

Date Announced:
05/16/2010

client:
Estée Lauder Companies Inc.

Status:
Closed – 05/2010

Value:
Undisclosed

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