Transactions
& Case Studies

Gateway Casinos & Entertainment’s recapitalization

Date Announced:
9/15/2010

client:
Gateway Casinos & Entertainment

Status:
Closed – 9/2010

Value:
$1.2 billion

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

Date Announced:
9/13/2010

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:
9/9/2010

client:
VMG Partners and Waggin' Train LLC

Status:
Closed – 9/2010

Value:
Undisclosed

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

Date Announced:
9/1/2010

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:
9/1/2010

client:
Istithmar World

Status:
Closed – 9/2010

Value:
$232 million

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

Date Announced:
8/26/2010

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:
8/25/2010

client:
Air Medical Group Holdings

Status:
Closed – 10/2010

Value:
Undisclosed

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

Date Announced:
8/16/2010

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:
7/31/2010

client:
NextWave Wireless, Inc.

Status:
Closed – 10/2010

Value:
$173 million

Neenah Enterprises, Inc.’s Chapter 11 Reorganization

Date Announced:
7/28/2010

client:
Ad Hoc Group of Senior Secured Noteholders of Neenah Enterprises, Inc.

Status:
Closed – 7/2010

Value:
$380 million

Entravision Communications Corporation’s senior secured notes offering

Date Announced:
7/26/2010

client:
Entravision Communications Corporation

Status:
Closed – 7/2010

Value:
$400 million

Air Lease Corporation’s common stock and 144A equity offering

Date Announced:
7/12/2010

client:
Air Lease Corporation

Status:
Closed – 7/2010

Value:
$1.3 billion Read the case study

Financial Advisor to Air Lease Corporation on its $1.3 billion equity capital raise

On July 13, 2010, Air Lease Corporation (“ALC”), a new aircraft leasing company launched by aviation industry pioneer Steven F. Udvar-Hazy and longtime aviation executive John L. Plueger, closed its approximately $1.3 billion equity capital raise, including an approximately $1 billion Regulation 144A private placement. ALC also secured approximately $2 billion of committed debt financing including a $1.5 billion warehouse credit facility, bringing total initial capital availability at closing to approximately $3.3 billion in less than six months after opening in Los Angeles. These transactions represented one of the largest Regulation 144A equity private placements ever completed as well as the largest ever first-time warehouse credit facility of its type. Moelis & Company acted as financial advisor to ALC.

Syncora Holdings Ltd.’s waiver and amendment to 2009 Master Transaction Agreement including the prepayment of Surplus Notes

Date Announced:
7/7/2010

client:
Syncora Holdings Ltd.

Status:
Closed – 7/2010

Value:
$75 million

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

Date Announced:
7/6/2010

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.

Ashton Woods Homes' senior secured term loan and equity investment

Date Announced:
7/5/2010

client:
Ashton Woods Homes

Status:
Closed – 7/2010

Value:
$75 million Term Loan; $10 million Equity Investment

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