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Capital Raise | Retail: Restaurant Chain

C.R. Chicks, a leading “fast and fine” rotisserie chicken restaurant chain in Florida, has received growth capital investment from Blake Investment Partners and Luther Family Investments to accelerate expansion of the brand and QSR concept (click here to read the press release)

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Sell-side M&A | Industrials: Packaging

Allstate Can Corporation, a 100-year family owned specialty tinplate can packaging company was acquired by The Ohio Art Company, a leader in decorated metal lithography for metal packaging products (click here to read the press release)

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Capital Raise | Consumer: Personal Care

The Fragrance Group, a global creator, marketer, distributor, and licensee of artisanal luxury and designer fragrances, received a growth capital investment from TZP Group, a multi-strategy private equity firm with a significant focus on consumer companies

Sell-side M&A | Consumer: Automotive Aftermarket

3D, a globally recognized brand for the highest quality car care and automotive detailing products, comprised of compounds, polishes, ceramic coatings, cleaning supplies and accessories, received a strategic investment from MPE Partners along with its portfolio company, Hi-Tech
(click here to read the press release) 

Sell-side M&A | Industrials: Distribution

CES, a leading provider of water treatment solutions to  institutional and commercial swimming pools, spas, water parks, water features, and industrial process water clients, received a strategic investment from Turning Basin Capital, a U.S. private equity firm (click here to read the press release) 

Sell-side M&A | Divestiture | Industrials: Packaging

Anheuser-Busch (A-B) announced an agreement to sell its Houston-based Longhorn Glass packaging manufacturing facility to longtime partner Ardagh Group, one of the world’s leading suppliers of glass and metal packaging  (click here to read the press release) 

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Sell-side M&A | Consumer: Personal Care

Trophy Skin, a high-growth direct-to-consumer skin care device brand was acquired by Formula 5, which operates a portfolio of e-commerce brands globally (click here to read the press release) 

Sell-side M&A | Industrial: Automotive Aftermarket

Mohawk Lifts, a leading “Made-in-U.S.A.” brand and manufacturer of vehicle lifts for automotive, heavy duty, material handling and industrial applications, was acquired by Sage Capital, a U.S. private equity firm

Sell-side M&A | Consumer: Automotive Aftermarket

Trico, the largest windshield wiper blade manufacturer in the U.S., was acquired by Crowne Group, a leading manufacturer of automotive component parts to both aftermarket and OEM channels

Sell-side M&A | $257.5 million | Consumer: Automotive Aftermarket

Wells, the second largest manufacturer of replacement vehicle electronics in the U.S., was carved out of UCI-FRAM and acquired by NGK Spark Plug, a global manufacturer of spark plugs and automotive sensors

Sell-side M&A | $230 million | Consumer: Automotive Aftermarket

Prestone Products Corporation, the most recognized brand in automotive antifreeze was acquired by Centerbridge Partners, a U.S. private equity firm

Sell-side M&A | $150 million | Automotive

Ultrafabrics, a leading supplier of polyurethane synthetic leather, was acquired by Daiichi Kaisei Co., a Japanese publicly traded company, to vertically integrate its manufacturing and distribution operations

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Sell-side M&A | Distribution

Allied Vision Group, a leading Independent unaffiliated distributor of contact lenses and pet medications, was acquired by Hammond, Kennedy, Whitney & Company, a U.S. private equity firm

Sell-side M&A | Consumer

Taylor Precision Products, a leading provider of consumer and foodservice precision measurement instruments, including bath and kitchen scales, was carved out of HoMedics and acquired by Centre Partners, a U.S. private equity firm

Sell-side M&A | Consumer

CleverTraining, an omnichannel retailer of fitness gear and technology, was acquired by JackRabbit, a national specialty retailer of athletic goods backed by CriticalPoint Capital

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Sell-side M&A | Consumer

Best Friends Pet Care, the largest independent provider of pet care services in the U.S., was acquired by Webster Capital, a U.S. private equity firm, with the intent to overlay veterinary services onto the existing platform

Sell-side M&A | Healthcare

Medical Simulation Corporation, a global healthcare leader providing education services and simulation training, sold its Medical Products division to Mentice, a leader in virtual reality‐based interventional medical simulation solutions

Sell-side M&A | $5.0 billion | Technology

Cognos, a leading provider of business intelligence software, was acquired by IBM to bolster its business software offerings

Sell-side M&A | $4.1 billion | Technology

ChoicePoint, a leading provider of data and analytics for property and casualty insurance underwriting, was acquired by Reed Elsevier with the intent to combine with its LexisNexis Risk Information and Analytics Group

Sell-side M&A | $1.8 billion | Technology

Kronos, a leading workforce management software and services company, was acquired by Hellman & Friedman, a U.S. private equity firm

Sell-side M&A | $210 million | Technology

Mobius Management Systems, a leading provider of integrated solutions for enterprise archiving and records management, was acquired by Allen Systems Group, an enterprise software provider

Sell-side M&A | $42 million | Technology

Tek-Tools, a storage resource management vendor, was acquired by Solar Winds, a provider of end-to-end performance management software for network, application, storage and virtual systems

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Sell-side M&A | $135 million | Aviation

Virgin America, an American airline company, raised capital in a sale of a majority stake

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Sell-side M&A | $3.3 billion | Healthcare

CFR Pharmaceuticals, a Chilean pharmaceutical drug company, was acquired by Abbott Laboratories, an American multinational medical devices and healthcare company

M&A & Acquisition Financing | Automotive

Smith, a global zero-emissions commercial electric vehicles company, raised capital to introduce one of the first all-electric commercial trucks

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M&A & Acquisition Financing | $430 million | Consumer

Fogo de Chão Churrascaria, a full-service Brazilian steakhouse chain, was acquired by THL Partners, a U.S. private equity firm

Buy-side M&A | $195 million | Industrial

Hussmann International, a world-class manufacturer of quality display cases and refrigeration systems, sold a majority stake (60%) to CD&R, a U.S. private equity firm

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Buy-side M&A | $140 million | Technology

Renaissance Learning, an educational software company, was acquired by Permira, a European private equity firm

Buy-side M&A | $339 million | Technology

Applix, provider of enterprise business analytics software, was acquired by Cognos, a leading business intelligence and performance management software company

Divestiture | $2.5 billion | Energy

PXP’s deepwater assets were separated into a private $2.5 billion wholly-owned subsidiary with a $450 million investment by EIG

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Restructuring | $182 million | Consumer

Hancock Fabrics, a national fabrics retailer, filed for Chapter 11 protection in bankruptcy court with a plan in hand to close 70 stores and secure debtor-in-possession financing as part of its restructuring

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Restructuring | $200 million | Shipping

General Maritime, a publicly listed tanker shipping company, completed a restructuring investment transaction with Oaktree, a global alternative investment management firm

Capital Raise (multiple transactions) | $2.7 billion | Automotive

Sensata Technologies, a leading producer of sensors and controls for manufacturers in the automotive, appliance, aircraft, industrial and HVAC markets, raised equity and debt capital via a follow-on, senior secured credit facilities and senior unsecured notes

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Capital Raise | $400 million | Distribution

U.S. Foodservice, America's leading foodservice distributor, raised debt capital via senior notes

Capital Raise (multiple transactions) | $510 million | Consumer

Jarden, a leading conglomerate of well-known consumer brands, raised equity and debt capital via $210 million common stock offering and $300 million senior notes offering

Capital Raise | $411 million | Consumer

Dean Foods, a leading food and beverage company specializing in dairy and soy products, raised equity capital via a common stock offering

Recapitalization | $60 million | Basic Materials

Congoleum, a U.S. based residential and commercial flooring company, completed a recapitalization transaction

Capital Raise | $240 million | Shipping

Gener8 Maritime, a provider of international seaborne crude oil transportation services, raised capital via IPO

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Capital Raise | $500 million | Media

TV Azteca, a Mexican Media company, raised capital via high yield bond issuance

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Capital Raise | $51 million | Shipping

Starbulk, a drybulk shipping company, raised equity capital via a follow-on offering

Capital Raise | $60 million | Consumer

FreshDirect, a leading online grocer, raised capital via a strategic investment by Morrison, a British grocery chain

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Capital Raise | $250 million | Mining

Cobre del Mayo, a Mexican copper producer, raised capital via a high yield bond issuance

Capital Raise | $400 million | Financial Institutions

Harbinger Group, a diversified holding company, raised capital via a convertible preferred PIPE led by Fortress, Providence Equity, and Stone Capital

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Capital Raise | $27 million | Technology

Mail Express, a technology-enabled logistics provider, raised capital via a third round of financing led by Adams Street Partners

Capital Raise | $85 million | Shipping

Tsakos, one of the largest independent transporters of energy with versatile fleet of modern crude and product tankers, raised equity capital via a follow-on offering

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Capital Raise | $370 million | Healthcare

CFR Pharmaceuticals, a Chilean pharmaceutical drug company, raised capital via IPO

Capital Raise (Acquisition Financing) | $65 million | Aerospace & Defense

Kratos Defense and Security Solutions acquired Herley Industries, an aerospace and defense company specializing in micro and millimeter wave products

Capital Raise | $100 million | Technology

Dice Holdings, a leading provider of specialized websites and services for professional communities, raised capital via a secondary sale of General Atlantic and Quadrangle's ownership 

Capital Raise (Acquisition Financing) | $480 million | Technology

Apax Partners, a U.S. private equity firm and its portfolio company iGate, a publicly traded IT firm that provides offshore-based outsourcing services, acquired a majority stake in Patni, a leading Indian IT services company

Capital Raise | $85 million | Shipping

Ultrapetrol, a Latin America based shipping company, raised capital via a convertible note

Capital Raise | Energy

QGEP, a Brazilian E&P company, raised capital via IPO

Capital Raise } $85 million | Healthcare

Automated HealthCare Services, a medical software company focused on improving the patient experience, raised capital via a secondary sale by its founders to ABRY Partners, a U.S. private equity firm

Capital Raise | $50 million | Energy

Tri-Alpha Energy, a company focused on developing aneutronic fusion power, raised capital via an investment by Wellcome Trust, a U.K. sovereign fund 

Capital Raise | Healthcare

AutoGenomics, a provider of one of the first automated microarray based multiplexing molecular diagnostic platforms, raised capital via a pre-IPO debt financing to high net worth individuals

Capital Raise | $34 million | Healthcare

Vical, a biopharmaceutical company focused on the prevention and treatment of chronic or life-threatening infectious diseases, raised capital via equity financing

Capital Raise | $45 million | Healthcare

Dynavax, a biotech company focused on infection diseases, raised capital via equity financing

Capital Raise | $21 million | Healthcare

Cerus, a global blood products company, raised capital via equity financing

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Capital Raise | $69 million | Healthcare

Exact Sciences, a molecular diagnostics company focused on early detection and prevention of colorectal cancer, raised capital via equity financing

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Capital Raise | $36 million | Healthcare

China Cord, a leading provider of cord blood storage services in China, raised capital via equity financing

Capital Raise | $130 million | Energy

Amonix, a leading concentrated photovoltaic solar power system developer raised capital via equity financing

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Capital Raise | $25 million | Financial Institutions

ACTIV Financial, a leading financial market data vendor, raised capital via a third venture capital round led by Bessemer Venture Partners

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Capital Raise | $9.0 billion | Financial Institutions

Morgan Stanley raised capital via a rescue financing by Mitsubishi UFJ during the 2008 financial crisis

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Capital Raise | $35 million | Chemicals

Lehigh Technologies, a recycled rubbers company, raised capital via equity financing

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Capital Raise | $56 million | Mining

Gold Resources, a gold mining company based in Central America, raised capital via a PIPE

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