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$30
Billion in transactions by our principals
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transactions by our principals
50%
of our principals’ transactions are cross-border
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countries where our principals have transacted
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Davis Vision Centerbridge, the private equity owner of Superior Vision, has acquired Davis Vision, one of the largest managed vision care companies in the US, from HVHC (a Highmark company) Undisclosed
Deal size: Undisclosed
Centerbridge, the private equity owner of Superior Vision, has acquired Davis Vision, one of the largest managed vision care companies in the US, from HVHC (a Highmark company)
Visionworks Centerbridge Centerbridge, the private equity owner of Superior Vision, has acquired a minority equity stake in Visionworks, the optical retail subsidiary of HVHC (a Highmark company) Undisclosed
Deal size: Undisclosed
Centerbridge, the private equity owner of Superior Vision, has acquired a minority equity stake in Visionworks, the optical retail subsidiary of HVHC (a Highmark company)
Limoni Douglas Limoni, a leading Italian beauty products retailer, was acquired by Douglas, a leading European beauty products retailer owned by CVC Capital Partners Undisclosed
Deal size: Undisclosed
Limoni, a leading Italian beauty products retailer, was acquired by Douglas, a leading European beauty products retailer owned by CVC Capital Partners
La Gardenia Douglas La Gardenia, a leading Italian beauty products retailer, was acquired by Douglas, a leading European beauty products retailer owned by CVC Capital Partners Undisclosed
Deal size: Undisclosed
La Gardenia, a leading Italian beauty products retailer, was acquired by Douglas, a leading European beauty products retailer owned by CVC Capital Partners
1-800-Contacts AEA Investors 1-800 contacts, the world’s largest online contact lens retailer, was acquired by AEA Investors, a global private equity firm Undisclosed
Deal size: Undisclosed
1-800 contacts, the world’s largest online contact lens retailer, was acquired by AEA Investors, a global private equity firm
RTT Dassault Systèmes Realtime Technologies, a leading global provider of 3D software and services for virtual marketing and virtual prototyping, was acquired by Dassault Systèmes, a global market leader in 3D simulation software €180 million
Deal size: €180 million
Realtime Technologies, a leading global provider of 3D software and services for virtual marketing and virtual prototyping, was acquired by Dassault Systèmes, a global market leader in 3D simulation software
Viva Marcolin Viva Optique, a leader in the design of eyewear frames and a subsidiary of HVHC (a Highmark company), was acquired by Marcolin, a global manufacturer and distributor of eyewear Undisclosed
Deal size: Undisclosed
Viva Optique, a leader in the design of eyewear frames and a subsidiary of HVHC (a Highmark company), was acquired by Marcolin, a global manufacturer and distributor of eyewear
Optical Distributor Group ABB Concise Optical Distributor Group, the second largest distributor of contact lenses in US, was acquired by ABB-Concise, the largest distributor of contact lenses in the US $350 million
Deal size: $350 million
Optical Distributor Group, the second largest distributor of contact lenses in US, was acquired by ABB-Concise, the largest distributor of contact lenses in the US
1-800 Contacts Anthem 1-800 contacts, the world’s largest online contact lens retailer, was acquired by Anthem, one of the largest health insurers in the US $900 million
Deal size: $900 million
1-800 contacts, the world’s largest online contact lens retailer, was acquired by Anthem, one of the largest health insurers in the US
kenko.com Rakuten kenko.com, a leading online retail of consumer health products, has sold a controlling stake to Rakuten, Japan’s leading online retailer $47 million
Deal size: $47 million
kenko.com, a leading online retail of consumer health products, has sold a controlling stake to Rakuten, Japan’s leading online retailer
Hear USA Simens HearUSA, one of the largest hearing aid retailers in the US, was acquired by Siemens, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of hearing aids $135 million
Deal size: $135 million
HearUSA, one of the largest hearing aid retailers in the US, was acquired by Siemens, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of hearing aids
drugstore.com Walgreens drugstore.com, a leading internet retailer of health and beauty care products was acquired by Walgreens, the largest drugstore retailer in the US $433 million
Deal size: $433 million
drugstore.com, a leading internet retailer of health and beauty care products was acquired by Walgreens, the largest drugstore retailer in the US
Lavazza GMCR Luigi Lavazza, the global market leader in espresso coffee, has entered into a strategic alliance and distribution agreement with Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, the US market leader in single-serve coffee Undisclosed
Deal size: Undisclosed
Luigi Lavazza, the global market leader in espresso coffee, has entered into a strategic alliance and distribution agreement with Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, the US market leader in single-serve coffee
Lavazza GMCR Luigi Lavazza, the global market leader in espresso coffee, has acquired a 6.1% stake in Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, the US market leader in single-serve coffee $250 million
Deal size: $250 million
Luigi Lavazza, the global market leader in espresso coffee, has acquired a 6.1% stake in Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, the US market leader in single-serve coffee
Kenneth Cole Jaytex Kenneth Cole, a leading American fashion designer, has entered into a strategic alliance and distribution agreement with Jaytex, a major Canadian apparel distributor Undisclosed
Deal size: Undisclosed
Kenneth Cole, a leading American fashion designer, has entered into a strategic alliance and distribution agreement with Jaytex, a major Canadian apparel distributor
Essilor Signet Armorlite Essilor, the world’s largest manufacturer of ophthalmic lenses and instruments, has acquired Signet Armorlite, an ophthalmic lens company which holds the Kodak license for lenses Undisclosed
Deal size: Undisclosed
Essilor, the world’s largest manufacturer of ophthalmic lenses and instruments, has acquired Signet Armorlite, an ophthalmic lens company which holds the Kodak license for lenses
Salu Beauty drugstore.com Salu Beauty, the parent company of skinstore.com, was acquired by drugstore.com, a leading internet retailer in health and beauty care products $39 million
Deal size: $39 million
Salu Beauty, the parent company of skinstore.com, was acquired by drugstore.com, a leading internet retailer in health and beauty care products
VisionDirect.com Luxottica Retail Vision Direct, a leading online retailer of contact lenses, has entered into a long-term partnership agreement with Luxottica Retail, one of the largest optical retailers in the US Undisclosed
Deal size: Undisclosed
Vision Direct, a leading online retailer of contact lenses, has entered into a long-term partnership agreement with Luxottica Retail, one of the largest optical retailers in the US
Alcoa Bavaria Alcoa, the world’s leading producer of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum and alumina, has sold its Sabiñanigo, Spain foil manufacturing operations to BAVARIA Industriekapital, a German industrial holding company Undisclosed
Deal size: Undisclosed
Alcoa, the world’s leading producer of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum and alumina, has sold its Sabiñanigo, Spain foil manufacturing operations to BAVARIA Industriekapital, a German industrial holding company
Genesis Lease Aercap Holdings Genesis Lease, a leading publicly traded aircraft leasing company was acquired by Aercap Holdings, one of the world’s largest aircraft lessor $1.8 billion
Deal size: $1.8 billion
Genesis Lease, a leading publicly traded aircraft leasing company was acquired by Aercap Holdings, one of the world’s largest aircraft lessor
Binda Geneva Watch Binda, a global leader in the design and sale of watches and jewelry, has acquired Geneva Watch, a global leader in the design, manufacturing and the distribution of watches Undisclosed
Deal size: Undisclosed
Binda, a global leader in the design and sale of watches and jewelry, has acquired Geneva Watch, a global leader in the design, manufacturing and the distribution of watches
Atrica Nokia Siemens Networks Atrica, a provider of ethernet routing solutions, was acquired by Nokia Siemens Networks, a developer of mobile broadband solutions $100 million
Deal size: $100 million
Atrica, a provider of ethernet routing solutions, was acquired by Nokia Siemens Networks, a developer of mobile broadband solutions
1-800 contacts Fenway Partners 1-800 contacts, the world’s largest online contact lens retailer, was acquired by Fenway Partners, a New York based private equity firm $343 million
Deal size: $343 million
1-800 contacts, the world’s largest online contact lens retailer, was acquired by Fenway Partners, a New York based private equity firm
Olivotto Lynch Systems Olivotto, the largest global producer of glass making equipment, has acquired the glass division of LGL Group, a publicly traded company in the US Undisclosed
Deal size: Undisclosed
Olivotto, the largest global producer of glass making equipment, has acquired the glass division of LGL Group, a publicly traded company in the US
ClearLab Menicon ClearLab’s flat pack intellectual property was acquired by Menicon, the largest contact lens manufacturer in Japan $28 million
Deal size: $28 million
ClearLab’s flat pack intellectual property was acquired by Menicon, the largest contact lens manufacturer in Japan
ClearLab Migwang ClearLab’s manufacturing operations in Singapore were acquired by Migwang, a private label contact lens manufacturer $15 million
Deal size: $15 million
ClearLab’s manufacturing operations in Singapore were acquired by Migwang, a private label contact lens manufacturer
Beverages and More TowerBrook Capital Partners Beverages and More, a US retailer of alcoholic beverages, was acquired by TowerBrook Capital Partners, a New York based private equity firm $205 million
Deal size: $205 million
Beverages and More, a US retailer of alcoholic beverages, was acquired by TowerBrook Capital Partners, a New York based private equity firm
Sonus Faber Quadrivio Sonus Faber, a manufacturer of high end consumer audio equipment owned by an affiliate of Natixis, was acquired by Quadrivio, a private equity fund based in Italy $22 million
Deal size: $22 million
Sonus Faber, a manufacturer of high end consumer audio equipment owned by an affiliate of Natixis, was acquired by Quadrivio, a private equity fund based in Italy
ProQuest Information and Learning Cambridge Information Group ProQuest Information and Learning, an information-content and technology company, was acquired by Cambridge Information Group, a privately owned group of information services and publishing companies $222 million
Deal size: $222 million
ProQuest Information and Learning, an information-content and technology company, was acquired by Cambridge Information Group, a privately owned group of information services and publishing companies
Riverstone Alcatel-Lucent Riverstone, an ethernet router telecom provider, was acquired by Alcatel-Lucent, a leader in networking and communications technology $207 million
Deal size: $207 million
Riverstone, an ethernet router telecom provider, was acquired by Alcatel-Lucent, a leader in networking and communications technology
ProQuest Business Solutions Snap-On ProQuest Business Solutions, a leading provider of Automotive Parts and Service Information, was acquired by Snap-On, a manufacturer and marketer of high-end tools and equipment $527 million
Deal size: $527 million
ProQuest Business Solutions, a leading provider of Automotive Parts and Service Information, was acquired by Snap-On, a manufacturer and marketer of high-end tools and equipment
Patient Infosystems CareGuide Patient Infosystems, a population health management company, was acquired by CareGuide, a family of online marketplaces for senior care, child care, pet care and home care services $80 million
Deal size: $80 million
Patient Infosystems, a population health management company, was acquired by CareGuide, a family of online marketplaces for senior care, child care, pet care and home care services
i2 Technologies TSC i2 Technologies has sold TSC in a management-led buyout Undisclosed
Deal size: Undisclosed
i2 Technologies has sold TSC in a management-led buyout
ABAQUS Dassault Systèmes ABAQUS, a simulation software company, was acquired by Dassault Systèmes, a global market leader in 3D simulation software $413 million
Deal size: $413 million
ABAQUS, a simulation software company, was acquired by Dassault Systèmes, a global market leader in 3D simulation software
Naviscan PET Systems Sanderling Ventures Naviscan PET Systems, a manufacturer and distributor of positron emission tomography (PET) scanners, has completed a Series B-1 Preferred Equity financing with Sanderling Ventures Undisclosed
Deal size: Undisclosed
Naviscan PET Systems, a manufacturer and distributor of positron emission tomography (PET) scanners, has completed a Series B-1 Preferred Equity financing with Sanderling Ventures
Bulgari Irving Place Capital Bulgari, a designer of jewelry and watches has become a strategic co-investor with private equity firm Irving Place Capital $240 million
Deal size: $240 million
Bulgari, a designer of jewelry and watches has become a strategic co-investor with private equity firm Irving Place Capital
i2 Technologies Q Investments i2 Technologies, a leader in supply chain management solutions, has issued convertible preferred and common securities to an investor group consisting of Q Investments and certain members of senior management $120 million
Deal size: $120 million
i2 Technologies, a leader in supply chain management solutions, has issued convertible preferred and common securities to an investor group consisting of Q Investments and certain members of senior management
Manufacturers’ Services Limited Celestica Manufacturers’ Services Limited (MSL), a supply change management services provider, was acquired by Celestica, a multinational electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider $341 million
Deal size: $341 million
Manufacturers’ Services Limited (MSL), a supply change management services provider, was acquired by Celestica, a multinational electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider
Amicas VitalWorks Amicas, a diagnostic image management software developer, was acquired by VitalWorks, a healthcare information management technology provider $55 million
Deal size: $55 million
Amicas, a diagnostic image management software developer, was acquired by VitalWorks, a healthcare information management technology provider
StorageNetworks StorageNetworks, a provider of data storage management software and services, has announced a special dividend distribution to its common shareholders as part of an associated plan of liquidation $201 million
Deal size: $201 million
StorageNetworks, a provider of data storage management software and services, has announced a special dividend distribution to its common shareholders as part of an associated plan of liquidation
Host Marriott Services Autogrill Host Marriott Services, a US highway and airport food-service company, was acquired by Autogrill, a global leader in food and beverage services for travelers $1.0 billion
Deal size: $1.0 billion
Host Marriott Services, a US highway and airport food-service company, was acquired by Autogrill, a global leader in food and beverage services for travelers
DuPont RWE DuPont, a leading US technology and science company, has sold its 50% interest in Consolidation Coal, a US coal mining company to RWE Undisclosed
Deal size: Undisclosed
DuPont, a leading US technology and science company, has sold its 50% interest in Consolidation Coal, a US coal mining company to RWE
Host Hotels and Resorts Crestline Capital Host Hotels and Resorts, a US real estate investment trust, has spun off Crestline Capital, a hotel management company Undisclosed
Deal size: Undisclosed
Host Hotels and Resorts, a US real estate investment trust, has spun off Crestline Capital, a hotel management company
DuPont Merck DuPont, a leading US technology and science company, has acquired the remaining 50% stake in its joint venture with Merck, a leading developer, manufacturer and distributor of pharmaceuticals $2.6 billion
Deal size: $2.6 billion
DuPont, a leading US technology and science company, has acquired the remaining 50% stake in its joint venture with Merck, a leading developer, manufacturer and distributor of pharmaceuticals
Host Hotels and Resorts Host Hotels and Resorts has reorganized its operations as a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) $1.7 billion
Deal size: $1.7 billion
Host Hotels and Resorts has reorganized its operations as a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT)
DuPont Imperial Chemical Industries DuPont, a leading US technology and science company, has acquired certain industrial chemical businesses from Imperial Chemical Industries, a British chemical company $3.0 billion
Deal size: $3.0 billion
DuPont, a leading US technology and science company, has acquired certain industrial chemical businesses from Imperial Chemical Industries, a British chemical company
DuPont Protein Technologies International DuPont, a leading US technology and science company, has acquired Protein Technologies International, a US based international soy ingredients supplier, from Ralston Purina $1.7 billion
Deal size: $1.7 billion
DuPont, a leading US technology and science company, has acquired Protein Technologies International, a US based international soy ingredients supplier, from Ralston Purina
DuPont Pioneer Hi-Bred DuPont, a leading US technology and science company, has acquired a 20% stake in Pioneer Hi-Bred, the largest US hybrid seed producer $1.7 billion
Deal size: $1.7 billion
DuPont, a leading US technology and science company, has acquired a 20% stake in Pioneer Hi-Bred, the largest US hybrid seed producer
Host Hotels & Resorts Forum Group Host Hotels & Resorts, a US real estate investment trust, has acquired Forum Group, the second largest owner in the US of housing communities for the elderly $605 million
Deal size: $605 million
Host Hotels & Resorts, a US real estate investment trust, has acquired Forum Group, the second largest owner in the US of housing communities for the elderly
DuPont Seagram DuPont, a leading US technology and science company, has repurchased 156 million warrants from Seagram’s, one of the world’s largest distillers of alcoholic beverages $156 million
Deal size: $156 million
DuPont, a leading US technology and science company, has repurchased 156 million warrants from Seagram’s, one of the world’s largest distillers of alcoholic beverages
Host Hotels & Resorts Host Marriott Services Host Hotels & Resorts, a US real estate investment trust, has spun off Host Marriott Services, a US highway and airport food-service company Undisclosed
Deal size: Undisclosed
Host Hotels & Resorts, a US real estate investment trust, has spun off Host Marriott Services, a US highway and airport food-service company
Lenscrafters Luxottica US Shoe Corporation, the owner of Lenscrafters and other retail concepts including Casual Corner women's wear, Capezio and Evan-Picone footwear, was acquired by Luxottica, the largest eyewear manufacturer in the world $1.3 billion
Deal size: $1.3 billion
US Shoe Corporation, the owner of Lenscrafters and other retail concepts including Casual Corner women's wear, Capezio and Evan-Picone footwear, was acquired by Luxottica, the largest eyewear manufacturer in the world
Pulsar international Asgrow Pulsar international, a Mexican holding company, has acquired Asgrow, a subsidiary of pharmaceutical company, with major interests in life science, tobacco, packaging, and insurance $300 million
Deal size: $300 million
Pulsar international, a Mexican holding company, has acquired Asgrow, a subsidiary of pharmaceutical company, with major interests in life science, tobacco, packaging, and insurance
Remington Arms Clayton, Dubilier & Rice Remington Arms, an American manufacturer of firearms and ammunition owned by DuPont, was acquired by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, a New York based private equity firm $300 million
Deal size: $300 million
Remington Arms, an American manufacturer of firearms and ammunition owned by DuPont, was acquired by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, a New York based private equity firm
The New York Times The Boston Globe The New York Times, a leading US media group, has acquired The Boston Globe, a major US daily newspaper $1.1 billion
Deal size: $1.1 billion
The New York Times, a leading US media group, has acquired The Boston Globe, a major US daily newspaper
Baxter Caremark Baxter, the world’s largest hospital-supply company, has spun off Caremark, a home-care services provider $2.0 billion
Deal size: $2.0 billion
Baxter, the world’s largest hospital-supply company, has spun off Caremark, a home-care services provider
Marriott Host Marriott Corporation Marriott, one of the leading global hotel groups, has spun off Host Marriott Corporation, the largest owner of hotel real estate in the US $2.0 billion
Deal size: $2.0 billion
Marriott, one of the leading global hotel groups, has spun off Host Marriott Corporation, the largest owner of hotel real estate in the US
DuPont ICI DuPont, a leading US technology and science company, has swapped its acrylics operation in exchange for ICI’s nylon interests $445 million
Deal size: $445 million
DuPont, a leading US technology and science company, has swapped its acrylics operation in exchange for ICI’s nylon interests