BMO Capital Markets/Hennessy Capital/School Bus Holdings: Represented BMO Capital Markets as the financial advisor of Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp., in its acquisition of School Bus Holdings, Inc., an indirect parent company of Blue Bird Corporation.
Butler Capital/Mory and Sernam: Represented Butler Capital in connection with asset dispositions relating to logistics providers Mory and Sernam.
Captain Train/Trainline: Represented Captain Train in its acquisition by KKR portfolio company Trainline, combining the #1 independent rail ticket retailers in the UK and Continental Europe.
CEPL/ID Logistics: Advised CEPL shareholder Arcapita in the contemplated restructuring and subsequent sale of CEPL to ID Logistics.
CMA CGM/FSI: Advised CMA CGM in a $150 million investment with French sovereign fund Fonds Stratégique d’Investissement (FSI), whereby FSI invested $150 million in CMA CGM through the subscription of bonds redeemable in shares. This transaction ultimately granted FSI a 6% stake in CMA CGM’s capital. The Yildirim group, already a shareholder of CMA CGM, has also invested an additional $100 million, enabling it to ultimately hold a total 24% stake in CMA CGM’s capital.
CMA CGM/LCL Logistix: Advised CMA CGM Group in the acquisition via its freight forwarding subsidiary of a strategic stake in LCL Logistix, a leading Indian logistics company.
CMA CGM/Merit: Advised CMA CGM and its parent company, Merit, in its agreement to sell La Compagnie du Ponant, the French luxury cruise line, to European private equity firm Bridgepoint. CMA CGM is the world’s third-largest container shipping company.
CMA CGM/Neptune Orient Lines: Advised CMA CGM Group in its agreement to acquire Neptune Orient Lines (NOL), Southeast Asia’s largest container shipping company, from majority shareholder Temasek and affiliates.
CMA CGM/Terminal Link/CMHI: Advised CMA CGM in the sale of a 49% stake in its wholly owned subsidiary Terminal Link to China Merchants Holdings International (CMHI), the largest public port operator in China
CMA CGM/Yildirim: Advised CMA CGM on the sale of a 50 percent stake in Malta Freeport Terminals Limited—the concession company that operates Malta Freeport, a key strategic shipping hub between Europe and Asia—to Yildirim.
Excel Maritime Carriers/ Star Bulk Carriers: Represented the Transaction Committee of the Excel Board of Directors in the sale of 34 vessels to Star Bulk Carriers for $288 million and 29.9 million shares of Star Bulk Carriers stock, valued in the aggregate at $634.91 million. Represented Angelo Gordon & Co in a $231 million secured bridge loan facility to Star Bulk Carriers.
Insight Venture Partners/BlaBlaCar: Represented this leading private equity and venture capital firm in connection with a $200 million investment round in BlaBlaCar, the world’s largest long-distance ridesharing community.
Macquarie Capital/American Express: Represented Macquarie Capital as part of an investor group in the $900 million investment into the joint venture for American Express’ Global Business Travel division, in exchange for 50% ownership.
PAI Partners/ADB Airfield Solutions/Safegate: Represented PAI Partners and ADB Airfield Solutions in the acquisition of Safegate.
PAI partners/Swissport: Advised PAI on the management package negotiation for its acquisition of Swissport, the world’s leading provider of ground handling services to the airline sector.
Platinum Equity Advisors, LLC /Caterpillar Inc.: Advised Platinum Equity Advisors, LLC in securing financing for Platinum’s acquisition of a 65 percent interest in the entities and assets comprising the third-party logistics business of Caterpillar Inc. Provided ongoing advice to note issuer Platinum Equity Advisor, who as borrower, entered into a $75 million revolving credit facility at the closing of the acquisition to be used for working capital and general corporate purposes of the acquired business after the acquisition.
Platinum Equity Partners/Neovia: Represented Platinum Equity Partners in connection with the acquisition of Neovia, the logistics division of Caterpillar.
Raben Group/Wincanton plc: Represented the Raben Group in the acquisition of the pan-European road transportation business from Wincanton plc.
Ryder TRS/Budget Group: Represented Ryder, the second largest consumer truck rental company in the United States, in its acquisition by Budget.
Star Bulk/Oceanbulk/Monarch: Represented Monarch Alternative Capital LP, a significant shareholder of Star Bulk Carriers Corp,. in Star Bulk’s deal to acquire Oceanbulk Shipping LLC and Oceanbulk Carriers LLC, creating the largest U.S.-listed dry bulk company.
The Sterling Group/Elkhart Brass Manufacturing Company, Inc.: Represented Safe Fleet, a portfolio company of The Sterling Group, a Houston-based private equity firm, in its acquisition of Elkhart Brass Manufacturing Company, Inc., the industry's leading manufacturer of innovative firefighting and fire protection equipment.
Swissport Group/GH Team: Advised Swissport Group on the sale of its ground handling activities in France to GH Team.
United Maritime Group: Advised United Maritime Group (UMG) on the sale of its barge transportation subsidiary, U.S. United Barge Line, LLC, to Ingram Barge Company.
United Maritime Group: Advised United Maritime in the sale of U.S. United Ocean Services, LLC to an affiliate of International Shipholding Corporation.