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Since the firm’s inception in March 2012, we have advised on a number of publicly announced transactions and continue to be active across a range of products and industries.

Recent Deals

HUMAN and PerimeterX Unite in Market-Changing Merger to Safeguard Customers from Sophisticated Bot Attacks, Fraud and Account Abuse
DBO Partners acted as exclusive financial advisor to HUMAN on its merger with PerimeterX, which was announced on July 27, 2022
Marvell Annouces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Privately-held Tanzanite Silicon Solutions, Inc.
DBO Partners acted as exclusive finanical advisor to Tanzanite on its sale to Marvell, which was announced on May 9, 2022.
"We are excited to see our vision for CXL leadership take a leap forward as part of Marvell, a company that is renowned for its customer-focused innovation. CXL technologies offer a unique value proposition for a multitude of use cases and are helping shape the next generation composable data center."
Shalesh Thusoo, CEO, Tanzanite
LexisNexis Risk Solutions Acquires Behavioral Biometric Innovator BehavioSec
DBO Partners served as exclusive financial advisor to BehavioSec on its sale to LexisNexis, part of RELX, which was announced on May 3, 2022
"DBO Partners has established the premier cybersecurity and identity investment banking practice, and I saw that firsthand throughout the transaction process."
Neil Costigan, CEO, BehavioSec
Fortress Receives $125MM Majority Growth Investment from Goldman Sachs
DBO Partners advised Fortress on their majority investment from Goldman Sachs which was announced on April 19, 2022
"The Goldman Sachs investment validates the hard work of our employees and clients who have brought collaborative cybersecurity to life," said Alex Santos, Fortress CEO and co-founder. "This growth capital infusion will empower us to accelerate the execution of our vision of resilient supply chains."
Alex Santos, CEO and Co-Founder, Fortress
KKR to Acquire Barracuda Networks
DBO Partners acted as financial advisor to KKR on its acquisition of Barracuda Networks from Thoma Bravo, which was announced April 12, 2022.
"Barracuda has built an impressive portfolio of solutions that are helping SMEs around the world protect their data and address critical security challenges."
Bradley Brown, Managing Director, KKR
AMD Expands Data Center Solutions Capabilities with its $1.9Bn Acquisition of Pensando
DBO Partners advised AMD on its $1.9Bn acquisition of Pensando, announced April 4, 2022.
"Today, with our acquisition of Pensando, we add a leading distributed services platform to our high-performance CPU, GPU, FPGA and adaptive SoC portfolio. The Pensando team brings world-class expertise and a proven track record of innovation at the chip, software and platform level which expands our ability to offer leadership solutions for our cloud, enterprise and edge customers."
Lisa Su, CEO, AMD
UserZoom Announces Strategic Growth Investment from Thoma Bravo at a Valuation of $800 Million
DBO Partners served as financial advisor to Thoma Bravo on the transaction, which was announced March 2, 2022
"Businesses are operating in a world where high-quality digital experiences are imperative to attract and retain customers. … UserZoom's team has enabled companies around the world to harness, measure and leverage digital experience insights to continually provide market-leading products, and we look forward to helping them achieve even greater success."
David Tse, Vice President, Thoma Bravo
Advent International, Permira, and Crosspoint Capital Complete $14Bn Acquisition of McAfee
DBO Partners acted as financial advisor to the Investor Group on its take-private of McAfee, which closed on March 1, 2022
"The McAfee brand is synonymous with trust and protection. We’re excited to help build on the company’s reputation for quality, excellence, and innovation to help it reach new heights."
Bryan Taylor, Head of Technology Investment Team and Managing Partner, Advent International
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AMD Completes $50Bn Acquisition of Xilinx, the largest semiconductor acquisition in history
DBO Partners served as lead advisor to AMD.
"We chose DBO Partners to advise AMD … because of their deep technology industry expertise. DBO played an integral part in the strategic transaction with the highest level of integrity while putting AMD first."
Devinder Kumar, EVP, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, AMD
Marlin Equity Partners acquires a majority stake in Silobreaker
DBO acted as exclusive financial advisor to Silobreaker on its majority sale to Marlin Equity Partners, which was announced on January 19, 2022
"With Marlin's shared vision and support, we are excited to expand our offerings and deepen our capabilities to serve the evolving needs of our customers and further amplify the reach of our platform."
Kristofer Mansson, CEO, Silobreaker
DigiCert Acquires IoT Cybersecurity Provider Mocana
DBO Partners served as exclusive financial advisor to Mocana on its sale to DigiCert, which was announced January 13, 2022.
"DBO Partners served as exclusive financial advisor to Mocana on its sale toMocana is excited to be joining the DigiCert team…Together, our solutions uniquely solve the challenges of IoT security, from embedding security protections on-chip or at device manufacturing to on-device secure communications and firmware updates once in the field."
Srinivas Kumar, CTO, Mocana
ZeroFox Announces Plan to Acquire IDX and Become Publicly Traded Company via Merger with L&F Acquisition Corp.
DBO Partners served as exclusive financial advisor to IDX on its sale to ZeroFox / L&F Acquisition Corp, which was announced December 20, 2021.
"Joining ZeroFox is the result of a long-standing partnership based on shared values, a vision for a safer digital world and strong alignment on the market opportunity. We look forward to leveraging our proven technology and deep tradecraft to support the mission of providing our combined customers with a platform and expanding set of capabilities."
Tom Kelly, CEO, IDX
AECOM Sells Its Oil & Gas Maintenance Business
DBO Partners served as financial advisor to AECOM on the divestiture of its Canadian Oil & Gas maintenance and turnaround services division to Graham Construction, which was announced November 30, 2021.
"Today’s announcement furthers the execution of our strategy to focus our efforts exclusively on our higher-margin and lower-risk Professional Services business."
Troy Rudd, Cheif Executive Officer, AECOM
Sierra Space Secures $1.4 Billion Series A Growth Investment
DBO Partners advised Sierra Space and its parent, Sierra Nevada Corporation, on the spin out and transaction, announced November 19, 2021.
"General Atlantic and our fellow co-investors are proud to support Sierra Space in its vision to define the future of the commercial space economy."
Bill Ford, Chairman and CEO of General Atlantic
The Blackstone Group to acquire The Chamberlain Group for $5Bn
DBO Partners advised The Blackstone Group on its $5Bn acquisition of The Chamberlain Group, announced on September 7, 2021.
"Chamberlain Group stands at the center of several secular mega trends — including U.S. housing and e-commerce — that are key thematic investment areas for Blackstone. We are excited to invest in this business and its further expansion into connected homes, businesses, and communities alongside Chamberlain Group’s impressive management team."
Seth Meisel, Senior Managing Director, Blackstone
Telestream Acquires Sherpa Digital Media
DBO Partners advised Sherpa Digital Media on its sale to Telestream, which was announced August 26, 2021.
"The Sherpa Team is very excited to be joining Telestream and are looking forward to contributing to continued growth as well as venture into new markets by leveraging the strength of Wirecast and the rest of the Telestream portfolio of solutions. "
Mark Strathdee, CEO of Sherpa Digital Media
Tiny Capital LTD, a Canadian Holding company, announces investment in AeroPress Inc.
DBO Partners advised AeroPress, Inc on the transaction, which was announced on August 10, 2021
"This partnership with Andrew, Chris and the team at Tiny will help us create new coffee products. Our culture of quality and performance will remain at the heart of our pursuit to provide the most delicious coffee to coffee fans around the world."
Alan Adler, Founder, AeroPress Inc.
Splunk Announces Intent to Acquire TruSTAR
DBO Partners acted as the exclusive financial advisor to TruSTAR on its sale to Splunk, which was announced on May 18, 2021.
"We're thrilled to join Splunk. Combining TruSTAR with Splunk's leading enterprise data platform will bring security and IT teams to a new level of integration, automation and resilience."
Patrick Coughlin, Co-founder and CEO, TruSTAR
Francisco Partners and TPG to Acquire Boomi from Dell Technologies
DBO Partners advised Dell Technologies in the $4Bn carveout sale of Boomi to Francisco Partners and TPG, which was announced May 2, 2021
"Boomi has flourished as part of Dell Technologies, growing exponentially since we acquired them in 2010. This proposed transaction positions Boomi for its next phase of growth and is the right move for both companies, our shared customers and partners."
Jeff Clarke, Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of Dell Technologies
Endeavor Announces Pricing of Initial Public Offering
DBO acted as co-manager for Endeavor IPO, which was announced April 28, 2021.
Fortinet Acquires Cloud And Network Security Startup ShieldX
DBO Partners advised ShieldX on its sale to Fortinet, which was announced March, 2021.
"I cannot think of a better landing spot for ShieldX than Fortinet ... I know this transaction has the potential to be incredibly good for all involved."
Ken Levine, CEO, ShieldX
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Appgate Announces Public Listing Following Merger with Newtown Lane Marketing (OTCPK: NTWN) in Conjunction with $100MM Investment from Magnetar Capital
DBO advises Appgate, a Medina Capital & BC Partners portfolio company, on its convertible note investment by Magnetar Capital and reverse merger with Newtown Lane Marketing (OTCPK:NTWN), which was announced in February, 2021.
"DBO was an early believer in Appgate and has provided invaluable counsel to us, including robust analysis on structure, and drove the negotiation of the key terms in this unique and complex transaction. The DBO team deeply understands the security market and the importance of Appgate in the emerging Zero Trust market. We’re fortunate to have worked with Brian and Bryant and look forward to them being a long-term partner to us in our next chapter as a public company."
Barry Field, CEO, Appgate
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Centrify Acquired by TPG Capital
DBO Advises Centrify on its Acquisition by TPG Capital, which was announced on January 28, 2021.
"DBO was the ideal investment banking partner for Centrify. They partnered early with Centrify to develop a growth strategy and ultimately advised us on the transaction with TPG. Brian and the DBO team are terrific partners to me and the Thoma Bravo team – and we look forward to working with them again."
A.J. Rohde, Senior Partner at Thoma Bravo and Head of Discover Fund
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AECOM Sells Its Power and Civil Construction Businesses
DBO Partners served as financial advisor to AECOM on the divestitures of its Power and Civil Construction segments to CriticalPoint Capital and Oroco Capital, respectively.
"Today’s announcement of the sale of our Civil construction business, together with the sale of our Power construction business in October, represents a significant milestone in advancing our strategy and focusing our efforts on our higher-margin and lower-risk Professional Services businesses."
Troy Rudd, CEO, AECOM
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TPG and TA Associates to Acquire Planview from Thoma Bravo for $1.6 Billion
DBO Partners acted as financial advisor to Planview and Thoma Bravo, which was announced on November 10, 2020
"Planview is another example of Thoma Bravo working with existing management to implement our proprietary, operational approach to value creation while complementing the organic growth of the business with strategic and creative M&A"
Holden Spaht, Managing Partner at Thoma Bravo
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AMD to Acquire Xilinx, Creating the Industry’s High Performance Computing Leader
DBO Partners served AMD as lead financial advisor on this $35 Billion transaction, announced October 27, 2020
"Our acquisition of Xilinx marks the next leg in our journey to establish AMD as the industry’s high performance computing leader and partner of choice for the largest and most important technology companies in the world"
Dr. Lisa Su, President and CEO of AMD
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Silver Lake Partners Announces Strategic Minority Investment & Commitment to New Strategy by Mubadala Investment Co.
DBO Partners advised Mubadala on its strategic investment into Silver Lake Partners, announced on September 30, 2020. The strategic investments consisted of a 5% ownership stake and a $2Bn LP commitment to Silver Lake's new long-dated fund strategy.
"As an institution that has long seen the potential of investing in the technology sector, we are excited to partner with Silver Lake, one of the world’s most respected technology investors, to capitalize on major opportunities within and beyond the industry."
Khaldoon Al Mubarak, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Mubadala
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Advent International Acquires Forescout
DBO Advised Advent on Its Acquisition of Forescout, which was announced February 6; closed on August 17, 2020.
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Lastline Acquired by VMware
DBO Partners advised Lastline on its sale to VMware, which was announced first on June 4; closed on June 18, 2020.
"DBO was a fantastic partner in our recent transaction. The DBO team adapted to the Coronavirus pandemic with lightning speed and great precision. They opened the aperture of the possible for all of us and helped guide Lastline and our Board to a great outcome and into the arms of a marquee buyer whose deal synergies were breathtaking. Their skills are peerless, their ethics and integrity beyond reproach and I look forward to working with them again."
John DiLullo, CEO of Lastline
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CyberArk Acquires Identity as a Service Leader Idaptive
DBO Partners advised Idaptive on its sale to CyberArk, which was announced on May 13, 2020.
"The DBO team, led by Brian White, advised and supported us through this very complex transaction. The entire DBO team have been great to work with, they were laser-focused on getting the desired results. They are experienced, well connected, very professional, highly organized, detailed oriented, and extremely effective in overcoming challenging obstacles. I would highly recommend DBO and would love the opportunity to work with them again in the future."
Danny Kibel, CEO of Idaptive
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UK based cyber security provider Nominet has acquired the US cyber company CyGlass
DBO Partners advised CyGlass on its sale to Nominet, which was announced on February 20, 2020.
"We’re delighted to join the Nominet family. At CyGlass, we’ve developed a game-changing solution that makes sophisticated threat detection capabilities universally available to organizations of all sizes. With Nominet’s backing and investment moving forward, we enter a new and exciting phase of our development."
Ed Jackowiak, Managing Director of CyGlass
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ConnectWise Acquires Continuum
DBO provided a fairness opinion to Thoma Bravo for the transaction, which was announced October 30, 2019
"The combination of Continuum and ConnectWise enables solution providers to transform their business leveraging artificial intelligence, autonomic remediation, and a global workforce when necessary providing our partners with infinite and elastic scale"
Michael George, CEO of Continuum
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American Securities and Lindsay Goldberg to Acquire AECOM’s Management Services Business
DBO Partners advised AECOM on its sale of Management Services business to Lindsay Goldberg / American Securities, which was announced on October 14, 2019
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Palo Alto Networks Announces Intent to Acquire Zingbox
DBO Partners advised Zingbox on its sale to Palo Alto Networks, which was announced on September 4, 2019
"Our vision has always been to ensure that organizations realize the full benefits of IoT devices without sacrificing security. By joining forces with Palo Alto Networks, we will be able to secure connected devices at scale to help organizations embrace digital transformation."
Xu Zou, CEO of Zingbox
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Colony Capital Acquires Digital Bridge Holdings for $325 Million
DBO Partners advised Digital Bridge on its sale to Colony Capital, which was announced on July 25, 2019
"I’m thrilled to combine our team with their powerful arsenal of operating and financial expertise, and the Colony balance sheet and fundraising channels, which will enable us to scale and stay ahead of trends in digital infrastructure. Our combined vision will focus on the reality that ever-larger numbers of people will use ever more devices, and the true explosion of use, driven by interconnected devices, cloud computing, mobility, big data, the internet of things, and especially the 5G roll-out, is still to come."
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TrustArc Receives $70MM Series D Growth Investment
DBO advised TrustArc on the transaction, which closed in July 2019
"This significant growth investment will allow us to further help enterprises around the world navigate the rapidly evolving data privacy regulatory landscape."
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International Speedway Corporation Announces Merger Agreement with NASCAR for $2Bn
The Special Committee formed by the ISC Board of Directors retained DBO to act as its financial advisor in connection with its evaluation of the NASCAR offer.
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Industry Ventures Announces Strategic Minority Investment by Goldman Sachs Asset Management’s Petershill Program
DBO advised Industry Ventures on the transaction, which was announced on April 17, 2019
"This primary investment follows more than a decade long Limited Partner and co-investor relationship between Industry Ventures and Goldman Sachs Asset Management. We have built a trusted and multi-dimensional relationship with the Goldman Sachs team and are very happy to strengthen our relationship with them."
– Hans Swildens, CEO of Industry Ventures
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Alteryx Acquires ClearStory Data to Accelerate Innovation in Data Science and Analytics
DBO advised ClearStory on its acquisition by Alteryx, which was announced on April 4, 2019
"We are excited to welcome the ClearStory Data team to Alteryx. We have been anticipating consolidation in the market and when we identified the great talent and compelling technology of ClearStory, we embraced the opportunity."
– Dean Stoecker, co-founder and CEO of Alteryx
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Verizon Acquires ProtectWise, Inc., Expanding Network Detection and Response Services for Business Customers
DBO advised ProtectWise on its acquisition by Verizon, which was announced on March 1, 2019
"Integrating ProtectWise's capabilities with Verizon's leading global network services further enhances our ability to detect and respond to security threats."
– Alex Schlager, Executive Director, Product Management and Development, Verizon
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AGP Receives Growth Capital from Goldman Sachs
DBO advised AGP on the transaction, which closed in May 2018
"We are excited to partner with Goldman Sachs and contribute to the future of mobility, working closely with Automotive OEMs around the world."
-Arturo Mannheim, CEO of AGP
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AVX Corporation Acquires Ethertronics
DBO advised Ethertronics on its sale to AVX, which was announced on January 3, 2018
"Ethertronics is a premier brand that we are proud to add to the AVX family. The combination of AVX and Ethertronics offers exciting growth potential for the years ahead."
-John Sarvis, President and CEO of AVX Corporation
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Forcepoint Acquires RedOwl Analytics
DBO advised RedOwl on its sale to Forcepoint, which was announced on August 28, 2017
"Forcepoint is absolutely committed to empowering customers with human-centric security systems, and RedOwl fits squarely into this promise."
-Matthew P. Moynahan, chief executive officer of Forcepoint
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Spin Master Acquires Aerobie Sport Toy Business
DBO advised family-owned Aerobie on the sale of its popular outdoor sport toy brand, which was announced on July 31, 2017
"Aerobie is a classic award winning brand, built around high-performance product for your everyday outdoor enthusiast...The Aerobie acquisition also emphasizes our willingness to invest in smaller companies to create value."
-Anton Rabie, Spin Master's Co-Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
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CamberView Partners Receives Long-Term Strategic Investment from Corsair Capital
DBO advised CamberView on the transaction, which was announced on September 13, 2016
"Gordon and team delivered wise counsel and excellent advice throughout every phase of our investment transaction. I found their input invaluable in reaching a successful outcome in a process that was all new to me."
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise Acquires SGI for $361 million
DBO advised SGI on its sale to HPE, which was announced on August 11, 2016
"SGI's innovative technologies and services, including its best-in-class big data analytics and high-performance computing solutions, complement HPE's proven data center solutions designed to create business insight and accelerate time to value for customers."
-Antonio Neri, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Enterprise Group, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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Stantec Acquires MWH Global for $795MM
DBO advised Stantec on the acquisition of MWH Global, which was announced on March 29, 2016
"MWH brings new geographic presence, acclaimed industry reputation, and most importantly, shared values in their dedication to communities."
-Bob Gomes, Stantec president and chief executive officer
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Financial Engines Acquires The Mutual Fund Store for $560MM
DBO advised Financial Engines on the acquisition of The Mutual Fund Store, which was announced on November 5, 2015
"By leveraging Financial Engines' scalable advice technology to power The Mutual Fund Store's services and in-person advisers, we believe we will be able to make high-quality investment advice and comprehensive financial planning available to everyone with access to our services through their employer."
-Lawrence Raffone, president and chief executive officer of Financial Engines
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Motorola Solutions Announces Strategic Partnership and $1 Billion Investment by Silver Lake
DBO advised Silver Lake on its $1Bn investment in Motorola Solutions, which was announced on August 5, 2015
"This strategic partnership and investment combine Silver Lake’s expertise in technology products, services and information solutions with our vision to create safer communities and more successful businesses. It represents a strong vote of confidence in our company’s strategy and future growth opportunities."
-Greg Brown, chairman and CEO of Motorola Solutions
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Thoma Bravo Completes Recapitalization of Hyland Software
DBO provided a fairness opinion to Thoma Bravo for the transaction, which was competed June 4, 2015
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AECOM Technology Corporation Acquires URS Corporation in Transaction Valued at Approximately $6Bn
DBO acted as advisor to URS on the Company’s sale to AECOM, which was announced on July 13, 2014
"This combination creates an industry leader with the ability to deliver more capabilities from a broad global platform to reach more clients in more industry end markets...In one step, we will dramatically accelerate our strategy of creating an integrated delivery platform with superior capabilities to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world."
-Michael S. Burke, AECOM president and chief executive officer
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Hormel Foods Acquires CytoSport
DBO advised the Pickett family, founders of CytoSport, on the Company’s sale to Hormel Foods, which was announced on June 30, 2014
"The acquisition of CytoSport expands our offerings of portable, immediate, protein-rich foods, and broadens our appeal with younger consumers. Muscle Milk premium protein products further enhance our balanced business model."
-Jeffrey M. Ettinger, chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer at Hormel Foods
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AEA, Ontario Teachers and Fitness Capital Partners Acquire 24 Hour Fitness
DBO advised AEA Investors and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan on the $1.85Bn leveraged buyout and raised a fund called Fitness Capital Partners to purchase a sizable minority stake in the investment
"I’m honored and delighted to lead 24 Hour Fitness – which has pioneered so many breakthroughs in the fitness industry – into the next chapter of the Company’s success...Our new owners are firmly committed to supporting a strong, sustainable future."
-Mark Smith, CEO fo 24 Hour Fitness
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Cloudera Receives $740MM Strategic Investment from Intel Capital
DBO advised Cloudera in connection with the transaction, which was part of a $900MM financing round announced on March 31, 2014 At the time, one of the largest tech financings in history
"...We believe Cloudera will be the company to lead this global shift in extracting value from data. This position of strength and leadership is evidenced by the strong support of public market investors, large institutional investors and now key strategic investors including Intel, who’ve made sizable and significant contributions to cement our platform offering."
-Tom Reilly, CEO of Cloudera
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Lineage Logistics Acquires Millard Refrigerated Services
DBO advised Lineage with the acquisition of Millard Refrigerated Services announced on March 12, 2014
"By acquiring Millard, we are executing on our long-term strategy to grow Lineage by adding a great family-owned company with deep entrepreneurial roots, values and culture."
-Kevin Marchetti, Managing Director of Bay Grove
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Group Led by Starr Investment Holdings and Partners Group Completes Acquisition of MultiPlan from BC Partners and Silver Lake
DBO advised Silver Lake in connection with the transaction, which was announced on February 17, 2014
"Today’s announcement marks the next step in an exciting journey for MultiPlan. Starr’s historical relationship with MultiPlan and its executives was fundamental in bringing our firms together. "
-Mark Tabak, CEO of MultiPlan
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William Morris Endeavor Entertainment and Silver Lake to Acquire IMG
DBO acted as the M&A advisor to William Morris Endeavor and Silver Lake in there $2.2Bn acquisition of IMG Worldwide
"IMG has incredible strategic value to WME. The brand's global reach, outstanding management team and leadership across sports, fashion and media are a strong complement to our business. "
-Patrick Whitesell and Ariel Emanual, Co-CEOs of WME
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SunEdison Announces Semiconductor Business Separation and Completes $1.2Bn Convertible Debt Offering and $250MM Common Equity Offering
DBO retained by SunEdison to advise on capital structure, financing and strategic alternatives SunEdison issued $1.2Bn convertible bonds and $250MM of equity and announced the planned separation of its semiconductor business DBO led auction for call-spread on convert, saving Company significant fees
"Today’s announcement represents the next evolution in our strategic plan to better position both our solar and semiconductor businesses for sustainable, long-term success...Given the significant accomplishments of the businesses to date, it is the right time for this transaction which we believe maximizes value to our investors while benefiting our customers and employees. "
-Ahmad Chatila, Chief Executive Officer of SunEdison.
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Michael Dell and Silver Lake Acquire Dell
DBO advised Silver Lake on its $25Bn take-private of Dell, the largest leveraged buyout since 2007. DBO provided financing advisory services to Silver Lake in connection with the financing of $12Bn of new funded debt
"Silver Lake is looking forward to partnering with him, the talented management team at Dell and the investor group to innovate, invest in long-term growth initiatives and accelerate the company's transformation strategy to become an integrated and diversified global IT solutions provider."
-Egon Durban, Silver Lake Managing Partner
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Diamond Foods Secures Investment from Oaktree Capital Management
DBO represented Diamond Foods on its $255MM investment from Oaktree Capital Management. DBO negotiated with eleven private equity firms and concluded a transaction in only seven weeks
"DBO is a top tier and trusted advisor. The level of experience, competence, and executional intensity was remarkable."
– Rick Wolford, Interim CEO
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URS Corp. Acquires Flint Energy Services
DBO represented URS, a publicly traded engineering services provider, on its $1.5Bn acquisition of Flint Energy Services, a Calgary-based provider of production services and infrastructure to the energy sector
"It has been my pleasure to work with the founders of Dean Bradley Osborne for over twenty years. They consistently have exceeded every challenge put to them, and always placed our interests ahead of their own. One of the strengths of the new firm is the ability to work directly with the owners, and I believe that they can be responsive to any size of company in any industry."
– Martin Koffel, CEO of URS
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Silver Lake Acquires Minority Stake in William Morris Endeavor
DBO represented private equity firm, Silver Lake Partners, on its minority investment in William Morris Endeavor, one of the world’s largest talent agencies. DBO is providing ongoing capital structure and IPO advisory services to William Morris Endeavor.
"Partnering with Silver Lake aligns WME with the global leader in technology investing, and ensures that all of our clients across film, TV, music, literature and other genres can capitalize on the dramatic new opportunities emerging from the digital media revolution."
-WME Co-CEOs Patrick Whitesell and Ariel Emanuel

Prior Transactions

Seagate$17.0 BillionSale to Veritas
TPG$17.0 BillionAcquisition of Harrah’s
Bay Networks$9.1 BillionSale to Nortel
Software.com$6.0 BillionMerger with Phone.com
Oracle$5.8 BillionAcquisition of Siebel
broadcast.com$5.7 BillionSale to Yahoo!
AMD$5.4 BillionAcquisition of ATI Technologies
Del Monte Foods$5.3 BillionAcquired by Vestar Capital Partners, Centerview Partners
AMD$5.0 BillionJV with Mubadala
Applied Materials$4.9 BillionAcquisition of Varian
McKesson$4.0 BillionSale of PCS Division to Eli Lilly
Sandisk$4.0 BillionDefense from Samsung
Hellman & Friedman$3.1 BillionSale of DoubleClick to Google
Raychem$2.9 BillionSale to Tyco
KKR$2.8 BillionMerger with KPE
Cordant$2.3 BillionSale to Alcoa
Atmel$2.0 BillionProxy advisory versus George Perlegos
Atmel$2.0 BillionDefense from Microchip and ON Semi
Electronic Arts$2.0 BillionUnsolicited Offer for Take-Two
Smart Modular$2.0 BillionSale to Solectron
Varian$2.0 BillionSale of Electron Devices to Leonard Green
Xylan$1.9 BillionSale to Alcatel
CNET$1.8 BillionSale to CBS
JD Edwards$1.8 BillionSale to PeopleSoft
Omniture$1.8 BillionSale to Adobe
ArcSight$1.8 BillionSale to HP
Sandisk$1.6 BillionAcquisition of M-Systems
Amdahl$1.5 BillionSale of Fujitsu
National Health Labs$1.5 BillionSale to Roche Biomedical
AMO$1.4 BillionAcquisition of Visx
Intuit$1.4 BillionAcquisition of Digital Insight
LEGATO Systems$1.3 BillionSale to EMC
McAfee$1.3 BillionAcquisition of Network General
eBay$1.2 BillionAcquisition of GMarket
Ocular Sciences$1.2 BillionSale to Cooper Companies
Aspect Communications$1.1 BillionSale to Concerto
Verigy$1.1 BillionSale to Advantest
Andersen Consulting$1.0 BillionJV with Microsoft
Nexabit Networks$900 MillionSale to Lucent Technologies
Zappos$886 MillionSale to Amazon
Qualcomm$805 MillionAcquisition of Flarion
Safeskin$780 MillionSale to Kimberly-Clark
Agilent$730 MillionAcquisition of Objective Systems Integrators
Headwaters Incorporated$715 MillionAcquires Tapco Holdings
Neurex$700 MillionSale to Elan
Oracle$670 MillionAcquisition of Retek
Network Associates$640 MillionAcquisition of Dr. Solomon’s
URS Corporation$600 MillionDames Moore Group
Lattice$500 MillionAcquisition of Vantis
Ingram Micro$490 MillionAcquisition of Tech Pacific
Applied Materials$460 MillionAcquisition of Applied Films
Santa Anita$450 MillionSale to Meditrust
Clorox$400 MillionAcquisition of Armor All
Websense$400 MillionAcquisition of SurfControl
Savi Technologies$380 MillionSale to Lockheed Martin
Applied Materials$364 MillionAcquisition of Semitool
AST Research$360 MillionSale to Samsung Electronics
Oak Technology$360 MillionSale to Zoran
Adaptec$350 MillionSpin-off of Roxio
ePiphany$329 MillionSale to SSA Global
Viasystems$325 MillionAcquisition of Kalex
Microchip Technology$300 MillionAcquisition of Telecom Semi
Network Associates$300 MillionAcquisition of TIS
Bechtel Enterprise$295 MillionSold 50% interest in the Bay Area Power Company to Calpine Corporation
Microcom$275 MillionSale to Compaq
QLogic$225 MillionSale of HDC business to Marvell
National Health Labs$215 MillionAcquisition of Allied Clinical Labs
Textron$200 MillionSale of Bostitch Division to Stanley Works
Semtech$180 MillionAcquisition of Sierra Monolithics
CommQuest$180 MillionSale to IBM
JDSU$165 MillionAcquisition of Agilent Network Solutions
Applied Materials$140 MillionAcquisition of Orbot Instruments
Nvidia$125 MillionAcquisition of 3dfx
PMI Mortgage Insurance Co.$118 MillionAcquired MGICA Ltd.
Applied Materials$110 MillionAcquisition of Opal
Solectron$110 MillionSale of DY4 to Curtiss Wright
Solectron$100 MillionSale of SmartModular to Francisco
Airtouch$65 MillionSale to Vodaphone
KKR/TPG$45.0 BillionLBO of TXU
KKR, Apax, Carlyle, Bain, SLP$11.4 BillionLBO of NXP
SLP/TPG$8.3 BillionLBO of Avaya
SLP/TPG$5.0 BillionLBO of Sabre
H&F/TPG$2.5 BillionLBO of LPL
Bain/SLP/Warburg$2.1 BillionLBO of UGS PLM
SLP/TPG$2.0 BillionLBO of Seagate
KKR$1.9 BillionLBO of Academy Sports
Colt Industries$1.7 BillionLeveraged Recap
TPG/H&F$1.2 BillionLBO of Intergraph
NXP / KKR, Bain, Silverlake$5.8 BillionHigh Yield Bond Offering
KKR$5.0 BillionIPO of KPE
Amgen$5.0 BillionConvertible Offering
Blackstone$4.0 BillionIPO
Bain/KKR$3.8 BillionIPO of HCA
Wells Fargo$3.0 BillionConvertible Offering
Del Monte Foods$1.3 BillionSenior Secured Credit Facilities
HFS Incorporated$1.2 BillionEquity Offering
DelMonte$1.2 BillionNew Credit Agreement
Celanese / Blackstone$1.2 BillionHigh Yield Bond Offering
TPG$1.1 BillionSale of Ping An shares
Blum/Fremont$1.0 BillionDividend/Recapitalization
KKR, Apax, Carlyle, Bain, SLP$1.0 BillionSecondary Offering of NXP
SLP/BC Partners$5.0 BillionLBO financing for Intelsat
Del Monte Foods$3.5 BillionSenior Secured Credit Facilities
Brazil$3.0 BillionSovereign Bond Offering
Del Monte Foods$2.7 BillionTerm Loan B
KN Energy$2.4 BillionDebt Offering
Various$1.6 BillionSenior Notes for SunGard
Coca-Cola FEMSA$1.6 BillionNew Credit Agreement
Del Monte Foods$1.3 BillionSenior Unsecured Notes
Wells Fargo Bank$1.3 Billion7% 49-year Retail Trust Preferred due Sep 1, 2050
Del Monte Foods$950 MillionSenior Secured Credit Facilities
Apax/Bain/KKR$900 MillionIPO of NXP
TPG/SLP$870 MillionIPO of Seagate
AECOM$808 MillionIPO
Del Monte Foods$750 MillionAsset Backed Revolver
Harrah’s$750 MillionHigh Yield Bond Offering
Allergan$750 MillionConvertible Offering
Doubletree Hotels$736 MillionNew Credit Agreement
TW Services / KKR$712 MillionHigh Yield Bond Offering
FEMSA$710 MillionEquity Offering
Safeway$700 Million6.15% Notes due 2006
Smurfit-Stone (Jefferson Smurfit)$700 MillionHigh Yield Bond Offering
Leap Wireless$668 MillionHigh Yield Bond Offering
Dresser-Rand / First Reserve$652 MillionIPO
KN Energy$650 MillionEquity Offering
Gilead$650 MillionConvertible Offering
Fremont/Blum$630 MillionIPO of KCI
Safeway$600 MillionDebt Offering, 7.00% Notes Due 2002
KKR$600 MillionIPO of Safeway
Beckman Coulter$600 MillionConvertible Offering
TFM$596 MillionHigh Yield Bond Offering
Dresser-Rand / First Reserve$588 MillionEquity Offering
KCI / Freemont Partners$580 MillionNew Credit Agreement
Apple Computer$575 MillionConvertible Offering
Dolby$569 MillionIPO
TPG$560 MillionIPO of ON Semiconductor
ExpressJet$552 MillionIPO
URS Corporation$550 MillionSenior Secured Credit Facilities
Amylin$535 MillionEquity Offering
Federated Dept Stores$529 MillionEquity Offering
Charles Schwab$500 MillionInvestment Grade Debt Offering
KKR$500 MillionDebt IPO
Safeway$500 MillionDebt Offering, 7.50% Notes due 2009
Safeway$500 Million6.50% Notes due 2011
Peabody Energy$500 MillionHigh Yield Bond Offering
PacifCare$500 MillionHigh Yield Bond Offering
TPG/H&F$500 MillionIPO of LPL
Chiron$500 MillionConvertible Offering
TFM$475 MillionNew Credit Agreement
DIVA Systems$463 MillionHigh Yield Bond Offering
TFM$460 MillionHigh Yield Bond Offering
KN Energy$460 MillionConvertible Offering
Del Monte Foods$450 Million8 5/8% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2012
Graphic Packaging$450 MillionNew Credit Agreement
Del Monte Foods$450 MillionHigh Yield Bond Offering
Century Theatres$435 MillionLeveraged Recapitalization
Panama$422 MillionSovereign Bond Offering
Dresser-Rand / First Reserve$420 MillionHigh Yield Bond Offering
Kansas City Southern$401 MillionEquity Offering
Protection One$400 MillionIPO
Celgene$400 MillionConvertible Offering
Safeway$400 MillionDebt Offering 5.75% Notes Due 2000
Safeway$400 MillionDebt Offering 5.875% Notes Due 2001
Safeway$400 MillionDebt Offering, 7.24% Notes Due 2004
TFM$400 MillionBridge Notes Financing
URS Corporation$400 MillionHigh Yield Bond Offering
Flagstar / KKR$400 MillionHigh Yield Bond Offering
Calpine$400 MillionHigh Yield Bond Offering
KN Energy$400 MillionEquity-linked Notes
Chiron$385 MillionConvertible Offering
Enterprise Products$367 MillionEquity Offering
Leap Wireless$352 MillionEquity Offering
Herbalife / Whitney, Golden Gate$351 MillionEquity Offering
Safeway$350 MillionDebt Offering 6.05% Notes Due 2003
Protection One$350 MillionHigh Yield Bond Offering
Catellus$342 MillionEquity Offering
TPG$340 MillionSecondary Offering of ON Semi
TPG$340 MillionZero Coupon Notes for ON Semi
Leonard Green/TPG$320 MillionIPO of Petco
World Color Press$301 MillionIPO
TPG$300 MillionSecondary Offering of ON Semi
DelMonte / TPG$300 MillionIPO
Del Monte Foods$300 Million9 ¼% Senior Subordinates Notes due 2011
Del Monte$300 MillionHigh Yield Bond Offering
Graphic Packaging$300 MillionHigh Yield Bond Offering
TW Services / KKR$300 MillionHigh Yield Bond Offering
Doubletree Hotels$253 MillionEquity Offering
KKR Financial$250 MillionEquity Follow On
Gilead$250 MillionConvertible Offering
Providian$250 MillionConvertible Offering
Providian$250 MillionConvertible Offering
Del Monte Foods$250 Million6 ¾% Senior Subordinates Notes Due 2015
GATX Corporation$250 MillionMedium Term Notes, Series B
Safeway$250 MillionDebt Offering 6.50% Notes Due 2008
Del Monte$250 MillionHigh Yield Bond Offering
Dresser Inc / First Reserve$250 MillionHigh Yield Bond Offering
Panama$250 MillionSovereign Bond Offering
HFS Incorporated$240 MillionConvertible Offering
Nu Skin Asia Pacific$230 MillionIPO
Howmet$225 MillionEquity Offering
Celanese / Blackstone$225 MillionHigh Yield Bond Offering
Leap Wireless$225 MillionHigh Yield Bond Offering
Pharmion$221 MillionEquity Offering
Red Lion Hotels / KKR$220 MillionIPO
Tapco / Fremont$218 MillionNew Credit Agreement
URS Corporation$215 MillionEquity Offering
Evergreen International$215 MillionHigh Yield Bond Offering
Onyx Pharmaceuticals$212 MillionEquity Offering
Kansas City Southern$210 MillionConvertible Offering
KCI / Freemont Partners$205 MillionHigh Yield Bond Offering
Herbalife / Whitney, Golden Gate$203 MillionIPO
Amylin$202 MillionEquity Offering
Golden Gate$200 MillionIPO of Herbalife
Aviron$200 MillionEquity Offering
Kansas City Southern$200 MillionEquity Offering
Aviron$200 MillionConvertible Offering
PartnerRe$200 MillionConvertible Offering
Coinstar$200 Million4.00% Coupon, 32.5% Conversion Premium
Apria Healthcare$200 MillionConvertible Offering
URS Corporation$200 MillionSenior Subordinated Increasing Rate Notes
URS Corporation$200 Million12 ¼% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2009
Cineplex Odeon$200 MillionHigh Yield Bond Offering
Argosy Gaming$200 MillionHigh Yield Bond Offering
Argosy Gaming$200 MillionHigh Yield Bond Offering
Silgan Holdings$200 MillionHigh Yield Bond Offering
Silgan Holdings$200 MillionHigh Yield Bond Offering
CKE Restaurants$200 MillionHigh Yield Bond Offering
TW Services / KKR$200 MillionHigh Yield Bond Offering
CP Ships$200 MillionHigh Yield Bond Offering
Kansas City Southern$200 MillionHigh Yield Bond Offering
CKE Restaurants$197 MillionConvertible Offering
Onyx Pharmaceuticals$180 MillionEquity Offering
Amylin$176 MillionEquity Offering
CP Ships$175 MillionConvertible Offering
Headwaters Inc.$175 MillionSenior Secured Credit Facilities
Resolution Perf Products / Apollo$175 MillionHigh Yield Bond Offering
Coast Hotels and Casinos$175 MillionHigh Yield Bond Offering
Corporacion Durango$175 MillionHigh Yield Bond Offering
KCS Mexico (TFM)$175 MillionHigh Yield Bond Offering
KN Energy$175 MillionEquity-linked Notes
Headwaters$173 MillionHigh Yield Bond Offering
Intermune$170 MillionConvertible Offering
Dayton-Superior / Odyessy$165 MillionHigh Yield Bond Offering
HFS Incorporated$160 MillionEquity Offering
Plum Creek Timber$150 MillionEquity Offering
American President Companies$150 Million7 1/8% Senior Notes Due 2003
Del Monte Foods$150 Million12 ½% Senior Discount Notes due 2007
Alcan$150 MillionDebt Offering
HydroChem / Oaktree$150 MillionHigh Yield Bond Offering
Argosy Gaming$150 MillionHigh Yield Bond Offering
Plum Creek$149 MillionCommon Stock Offering
Ocular Sciences$147 MillionEquity Offering
Onyx Pharmaceuticals$145 MillionEquity Offering
URS Corporation$145 MillionEquity Offering
TPG$140 MillionIPO of Kraton
Resolution Perf Products / Apollo$140 MillionHigh Yield Bond Offering
URS Corporation$138 MillionEquity Offering
Ocular Sciences$137 MillionIPO
PacifCare$135 MillionConvertible Offering
Chattem$125 MillionHigh Yield Bond Offering
Nighthawk Radiology / Summit Partners$117 MillionEquity Offering
Nighthawk Radiology / Summit Partners$116 MillionIPO
innoVentry$116 MillionSeries C Preferred Stock
Jazz Pharmaceuticals$108 MillionIPO
Affymax$106 MillionIPO
Lithia Motors$105 MillionEquity Offering
Barnes&Noble$103 MillionEquity Offering
Pharmacyclics$102 MillionEquity Offering
Encore$100 MillionConvertible Offering
Lithia Motors$100 MillionConvertible Offering
Headwaters$97 MillionEquity Offering
CP Ships$97 MillionEquity Offering
Conor Medsystems$96 MillionEquity Offering
Four Seasons Hotels$91 MillionEquity Offering
Atherogenics$86 MillionConvertible Offering
Heartport$86 MillionConvertible Offering
Lithia Motors$85 MillionEquity Offering
Durect$84 MillionIPO
Pharmion$84 MillionIPO
Onyx Pharmaceuticals$79 MillionEquity Offering
Xenoport$77 MillionEquity Offering
Comstock Resources$75 MillionHigh Yield Bond Offering
Hansen Medical$75 MillionIPO
Threshold Pharmaceuticals$75 MillionEquity Offering
Protection One$75 MillionEquity Offering
Earthwatch$70 MillionHigh Yield Bond Offering
Unigraphics Solutions$70 MillionIPO
MAP Pharmaceuticals$69 MillionIPO
Del Monte Foods$67 Million12 ¼% Senior Subordinates Notes due 2007
Trubion$60 MillionIPO
Durect$60 MillionConvertible Offering
Durect$60 MillionConvertible Offering
SA Brewing (Australia)$60 MillionConvertible Offering
Myriad Genetics$59 MillionEquity Offering
Myriad Genetics$59 MillionEquity Offering
Tapco / Fremont$58 MillionHigh Yield Bond Offering
Cerus Corporation$58 MillionEquity Offering
Somaxon$55 MillionIPO
Xenoport$53 MillionIPO
Lexicon Genetics$53 MillionEquity Offering
Atherogenics$52 MillionEquity Offering
Cerus Corporation$52 MillionEquity Offering
Dexter Corporation$50 Million9 ¼% Sinking Fund Debentures Due Dec 15, 2016
Aryx Therapeutics$50 MillionIPO
IDEC Pharmaceuticals$50 MillionEquity Offering
Dresser-Rand / First Reserve$50 MillionEquity Offering
Replidyne$45 MillionIPO
Aviron$45 MillionEquity Offering
Neurogesx$44 MillionIPO
Nanogen$43 MillionIPO
Kansas City Southern$40 MillionEquity Offering
mPower$37 MillionPvt Placement
Rigel Pharmaceuticals$35 MillionIPO
Resolution Perf Products / Apollo$25 MillionHigh Yield Bond Offering
Headwaters Inc.$20 MillionSenior Subordinated Notes

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