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Representative Engagements

Equity

 

  • The Government of Canada in the sale of its 100% interest in the Canadian National Railway Company, through a global Cdn. $2.2 billion initial public offering.
  • Churchill Capital Corp II in its initial public offering of $690 million of units, lead managed by Citigroup.
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, a leading provider of education solutions, in its $252 million initial public offering of common shares, lead managed by Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Citigroup, Credit Suisse and Wells Fargo.
  • Intelsat, S.A., the world's leading provider of satellite services, in its $400 million initial public offering of common shares and in its $172.5 million offering of 5.75% Series A mandatory convertible junior nonvoting preferred shares, lead managed by Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan.
  • J. Jill Inc., a leading multichannel fashion retailer of women's apparel, accessories and footwear, in its initial public offering of $152 million of common shares, lead managed by BofA Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley and Jefferies.
  • NCL Corporation Ltd., a leading global cruise line operator, in its $514 million initial public offering of common shares, lead managed by a major investment bank and UBS.
  • Performance Sports Group (formerly Bauer Performance Sports Ltd.) in its $126.5 million initial public offering of common shares, lead managed by Morgan Stanley, BofA Merrill Lynch and RBC.
  • Ply Gem Holdings, Inc., a leader in the building products industry, in its $381 million initial public offering of common shares, lead managed by J.P. Morgan, Credit Suisse and Goldman Sachs.
  • South Mountain Merger Corp. in its initial public offering of $250 million of units, lead managed by Citigroup.
  • Taylor Morrison Home Corporation, a leading North American home builder and developer, in its $722 million initial public offering of Class A common shares, lead managed by Credit Suisse, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan and Zelman Partners.
  • The Watches of Switzerland Group Limited, a UK-based retailer of jewelry and watches, in its initial public offering of £220 million of ordinary shares, lead managed by Barclays and Goldman Sachs.
  • Virtu Financial Inc., a leading technology-enabled market maker and liquidity provider to the global financial markets, in its $336 million initial public offering of common shares, lead managed by Goldman, Sachs, J.P. Morgan and Sandler O'Neil.
  • vTv Therapeutics Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, in its $117 million initial public offering of Class A common shares, lead managed by Piper Jaffray and Stifel.
  • Citigroup and BofA Merrill Lynch as lead underwriters in the $380 initial public offering of common shares of AMC Entertainment Holdings, a leading theatrical exhibition company.
  • Citigroup, Deutsche Bank and a major Canadian investment bank as lead underwriters in the $134.6 million initial public offering by AquaVenture Holdings, LLC, a provider of clean drinking and process water through Point-of-Use water filtration systems and desalination and wastewater treatment solutions.
  • BMO, Goldman Sachs and CIBC as lead underwriters in the $172.5 million initial public offering of common shares by CPI Card Group Inc., a Colorado-based company that is a leading provider of comprehensive financial payment card solutions in North America.
  • Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse and RBC as lead underwriters in the $131 million initial public offerings of common shares by Shopify, Inc., a Canadian cloud-based commerce platform for small and medium-sized businesses.

Debt

High Yield

  • Cable & Wireless Communications plc, a UK-based telecommunications services provider, in numerous offerings of high yield debt, including its offering of $750 million of 6.875% senior notes due 2022, lead managed by J.P. Morgan, BNP Paribas, RBC and Scotiabank.
  • Cengage Learning Solutions, a leading global provider of content and digital learning solutions, in its offering of $620 million of 9.5% notes due 2024.
  • Cenovus Energy, a Canadian oil and gas company, in its offering of $1.2 billion of 4.25% senior notes due 2027, $700 million of 5.25% senior notes due 2037 and $1 billion of 5.40% senior notes due 2047, lead managed by Barclays, Credit Suisse, J.P. Morgan, BofA Merrill Lynch, MUFG and RBC.
  • Dana Inc., an automotive technology company, in its offering by its subsidiary Dana Financing Luxembourg S.à r.l. of $400 million of 5.750% senior notes due 2025, lead managed by Citigroup, J.P. Morgan, Goldman Sachs, BofA Merrill Lynch, Barclays, UBS and RBC.
  • Garrett Motion Inc. in its offering of €350 million of 5.125% senior notes due 2026, lead managed by Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, Citigroup, and Deutsche Bank.
  • HRG Group, Inc., a diversified holding company, in numerous offering of high yield debt, including its offering of $160 million of 7.875% notes due 2019, lead managed by Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank and Jefferies.
  • Hunt Companies, Inc., a holding company that invests in businesses focused in the real estate and infrastructure markets, in its offering of $600 million of 6.25% senior notes due 2026, lead managed by Jefferies, Credit Suisse, J.P. Morgan and Hunt Financial Securities.
  • Intelsat Jackson Holdings S.A., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Intelsat S.A., the world’s leading provider of satellite services, in its offering of $1.25 billion of 8% senior secured notes due 2024, lead managed by Goldman Sachs and Guggenheim Securities.
  • Jupiter Resources, an independent exploration and production company focused on the acquisitions, development and production of unconventional liquids-rich natural gas in Western Canada, in its offering of $1.1 billion of 8.50% senior notes due 2022, lead managed by Credit Suisse.
  • McGraw-Hill Education, a leading global provider of education materials and learning solutions and portfolio company of funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, in numerous offerings of high yield debt, including in its offering of $400 million of 7.875% notes due 2024, lead managed by Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley, BMO, Barclays, Goldman, Sachs, Jefferies, RBC and Wells Fargo.
  • Ply Gem Industries, a leader in the building products industry, in numerous offerings of high yield debt, including its offering of $150 million of 6.50% notes due 2022, lead managed by Credit Suisse.
  • Prime Security Services Borrower LLC and Prime Finance Inc. (“Protection 1”), portfolio companies of funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management LLC, in their offering of $3.14 billion of 9.25% notes due 2023, lead managed by Deutsche Bank, Barclays, Citibank and RBC.
  • RegionalCare Hospital Partners, a provider of healthcare services and a portfolio company of funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management LLC, in its offering of $800 million of 8.25% notes due 2023 and $350 million of 11.25% notes due 2025, lead managed by Barclays, RBC, Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse and UBS.
  • Spectrum Brands, a Wisconsin-based diversified consumer products and hardware company, in numerous offerings of high yield debt, including its offering of $1 billion 5.750% senior notes due 2025, lead managed by Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank and Jefferies.
  • Taylor Morrison Home Corporation, a leading builder of single-family homes and developer of lifestyle and master-planned communities, in numerous offerings of high yield debt, including its offering of $500 million of 5.875% notes due 2027, lead managed by Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, Mizuho, US Bancorp and Wells Fargo.
  • The Fresh Market, a growing specialty grocery retailer and a portfolio company of funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management LLC, in its offering of $800 million of 9.75% notes due 2023, lead managed by Barclays, RBC and Jefferies.
  • Verso Corporation, a coated paper producer and a portfolio company of Apollo Global Management, in numerous offerings of high yield debt, including the offering by its subsidiaries of $650 million of 11.75% notes due 2019, in connection with Verso's $1.4 billion acquisition of NewPage Holdings.
  • WaveDivision Holdings, a provider of video, Internet and phone services, in numerous offerings of high yield debt, including its offering of $125 million of senior notes due 2020, lead managed by Deutsche Bank, Wells Fargo, RBC and Suntrust.
  • Yamana Gold Inc., a Canadian gold producer, in its offering of $300 million of 4.625% senior notes due 2027, lead managed by Citigroup, Credit Suisse, RBC, Barclays, BofA Merrill Lynch and CIBC.

Investment Grade

  • Province of Alberta in numerous offerings of investment grade debt, including its offering of $1.75 billion of 2.95% bonds due 2024, lead managed by CIBC, J.P. Morgan, RBC and TD.
  • Canadian Pacific Railway Company, a Canadian railway company, in numerous offerings of investment grade debt, including its offering of $300 million of 4.80% notes due 2035 and $900 million of 6.125% notes due 2115, lead managed by Morgan Stanley, J.P. Morgan, BofA Merrill Lynch and RBC.
  • Carnival Corporation & plc, the world’s largest cruise ship operator, in numerous offerings of investment grade debt, including its offering of $500 million of 1.20% senior notes due 2016, lead managed by BofA Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs and HSBC.
  • CDK Global, Inc., an Illinois-based provider of integrated information technology and digital marketing solutions to the automotive retail and adjacent industries, in its offering of $500 million of 5.25% senior notes due 2029, lead managed by Wells Fargo.
  • Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation in numerous investment grade debt offerings, including in its offering of $750 million of floating rate senior notes due 2021, $750 million of 3.535% senior notes due 2021, $800 million of floating senior notes due 2023, $1 billion of 3.761% senior notes due 2023, $800 million of 3.961% senior notes due 2028, and $500 million of 4.286% senior notes due 2038, lead managed by Morgan Stanley, MUFG, Citigroup, and J.P. Morgan.
  • Ralph Lauren Corporation, a global leader in the design, marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products, including its offering of $400 million of 3.75% senior notes due 2025, lead managed by BofA Merrill Lynch and J.P. Morgan.
  • Suncor Energy Inc., a Canadian integrated energy company, in its offering of $750 million of 4.00% notes due 2047, lead managed by Citigroup, HSBC and Mizuho.
  • Swiss Reinsurance Company, in numerous offering of debt, including its refinancing of hybrid debt including the offering of €750 million of perpetual subordinated notes through a repackaging vehicle.
  • Telus Corporation, Canada’s fastest-growing national telecommunications company, in numerous offerings of investment grade debt, including its offering of $500 million of 4.30% notes due 2049, lead managed by BofA Merrill Lynch, RBC, TD and Wells Fargo.
  • Time Warner Cable Inc., a U.S. cable company, in numerous offerings of investment grade debt, including its $1.9 billion offering of $700 million of 4.125% notes due 2021 and $1.2 billion of 5.875% debentures due 2040, with BNP Paribas, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley and RBS.
  • A major investment bank and Deutsche Bank as lead underwriters in a £750 million offering of 4.375% notes due 2029 by DIRECTV Holdings LLC and DIRECTV Financing Co., Inc., subsidiaries of DIRECTV.
  • The lead underwriters in numerous offerings of investment grade debt by Enbridge Inc., a Canadian oil and gas pipeline company, including the offering of $700 million of floating rate senior notes due 2020, lead managed by BofA Merrill Lynch.
  • J.P. Morgan, Barclays, BofA Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs as lead underwriters in the U.S. public offering of $750 million of 4.40% senior notes due 2029 by Husky Energy Inc., a Canadian integrated energy company.
  • Citigroup, J.P. Morgan and Morgan Stanley as lead underwriters in the offering of $750 million of 4.061% notes due 2032 by Manulife Financial Corporation, a Canada-based financial services group.
  • The lead underwriters in numerous offerings of investment grade debt by TransCanada, a Canadian natural gas, oil and energy company, including its offering of $400 million of 4.25% senior notes due 2028 and $1 billion of 5.10% senior notes due 2049, lead managed by MUFG and Deutsche Bank.

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