: Advised 3i on its sale of Hilite International Inc., a leading global supplier of highly engineered automotive engine and transmission components.
3i/Hilite International: Advised 3i on its acquisition of a majority stake in Hilite International Inc., a global supplier, to Volkswagen, Daimler, General Motors, Chrysler, BMW and others, of automotive products that enhance fuel efficiency, transmission operation and emissions control.
3i-Backed Hilite International/Cummins Inc.: Advised 3i-Backed Hilite International on the sale of its heavy duty emissions control business to Cummins Inc.
3i/Global Transmission Testing Company: Represented 3i Group PLC in a €77 million investment in Global Transmission Testing Company, a leading international specialist in transmission testing.
Acto Capital Funds/21 Centrale Partners: Advised Acto Capital on the sale of its stake in French mobile homes rental business Vacances Directes to 21 Centrale Partners.
Aquiline Capital Partners/First Investors Financial Services Group: Represented Aquiline Capital Partners LLC in the $100 million acquisition of auto lender First Investors Financial Services Group, Inc.
Ardian/Weber Automotive GmbH: Represented Ardian in its acquisition of a majority interest in Weber Automotive GmbH, one of the global leaders in the vehicle supply industry.
Dexter Axle Company/AL-KO VT: Represented Dexter Axle Company, a portfolio company of The Sterling Group, on its acquisition of AL-KO Vehicle Technology from AL-KO Kober SE.
Europcar: Advised a strategic investor on the auction sale of Europcar, Europe's leading car rental company.
Fiat S.p.A.: Represented the auto manufacturer in its $1.27 billion transaction to acquire an additional 16 percent stake in Chrysler.
Macquarie Group/Advantage Funding: Advised Macquarie Group Limited in its deal to acquire Advantage Funding Management Co., Inc., a leading commercial vehicle finance firm, from Marubeni Group.
PAI partners/Kwik-Fit Group Ltd.: Represented PAI partners in its $1 billion agreement to sell UK automotive repair company Kwik-Fit to Japanese trading house Itochu Corp.
Renault S.A.: Advised leading French auto maker Renault S.A. on its Samurai bond issuance through a public offering in Japan valued at: ¥15.4 billion ($198 million).
Seven Mile Capital Partners/Microporous Products: Represented Seven Mile Capital Partners in its acquisition of automotive battery separators producer Microporous Products from Polypore International Inc.
United Auto Group: Represented United Auto Group, the world's second largest automotive dealership group, in various acquisitions and dispositions.
Varroc Group/Visteon Corporation: Advised Aurangabad, India-based Varroc, a components supplier for two-, three- and four-wheel passenger and commercial vehicles, on its $92M cash acquisition of the automotive lighting business of Visteon, a Michigan-based global provider of automotive parts.
Weber Hydraulik GmbH/Hyco International Inc.: Advised Weber, a Germany-based international provider of customized hydraulic drive and control engineering solutions, on its acquisition of U.S.-based Hyco from U.S. financial investor Centre Partners Management LLC.
Westport/Fuel Systems Solutions: Represented Westport in its merger with Fuel Systems Solutions to create a premier alternative fuel vehicle and engine company.