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.
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Advent International Acquires Forescout
DBO Advised Advent on Its Acquisition of Forescout, which was announced February 6; closed on August 17, 2020.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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."
MARC GANZI, CEO OF DIGITAL BRIDGE
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."
- CHRIS BABEL, CEO OF TRUSTARC
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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."
-ABE FRIEDMAN, MANAGING PARTNER OF CAMBERVIEW PARTNERS
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
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
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
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
Thoma Bravo Completes Recapitalization of Hyland Software
DBO provided a fairness opinion to Thoma Bravo for the transaction, which was competed June 4, 2015
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
|Seagate||$17.0 Billion||Sale to Veritas|
|TPG||$17.0 Billion||Acquisition of Harrah’s|
|Bay Networks||$9.1 Billion||Sale to Nortel|
|Software.com||$6.0 Billion||Merger with Phone.com|
|Oracle||$5.8 Billion||Acquisition of Siebel|
|broadcast.com||$5.7 Billion||Sale to Yahoo!|
|AMD||$5.4 Billion||Acquisition of ATI Technologies|
|Del Monte Foods||$5.3 Billion||Acquired by Vestar Capital Partners, Centerview Partners|
|AMD||$5.0 Billion||JV with Mubadala|
|Applied Materials||$4.9 Billion||Acquisition of Varian|
|McKesson||$4.0 Billion||Sale of PCS Division to Eli Lilly|
|Sandisk||$4.0 Billion||Defense from Samsung|
|Hellman & Friedman||$3.1 Billion||Sale of DoubleClick to Google|
|Raychem||$2.9 Billion||Sale to Tyco|
|KKR||$2.8 Billion||Merger with KPE|
|Cordant||$2.3 Billion||Sale to Alcoa|
|Atmel||$2.0 Billion||Proxy advisory versus George Perlegos|
|Atmel||$2.0 Billion||Defense from Microchip and ON Semi|
|Electronic Arts||$2.0 Billion||Unsolicited Offer for Take-Two|
|Smart Modular||$2.0 Billion||Sale to Solectron|
|Varian||$2.0 Billion||Sale of Electron Devices to Leonard Green|
|Xylan||$1.9 Billion||Sale to Alcatel|
|CNET||$1.8 Billion||Sale to CBS|
|JD Edwards||$1.8 Billion||Sale to PeopleSoft|
|Omniture||$1.8 Billion||Sale to Adobe|
|ArcSight||$1.8 Billion||Sale to HP|
|Sandisk||$1.6 Billion||Acquisition of M-Systems|
|Amdahl||$1.5 Billion||Sale of Fujitsu|
|National Health Labs||$1.5 Billion||Sale to Roche Biomedical|
|AMO||$1.4 Billion||Acquisition of Visx|
|Intuit||$1.4 Billion||Acquisition of Digital Insight|
|LEGATO Systems||$1.3 Billion||Sale to EMC|
|McAfee||$1.3 Billion||Acquisition of Network General|
|eBay||$1.2 Billion||Acquisition of GMarket|
|Ocular Sciences||$1.2 Billion||Sale to Cooper Companies|
|Aspect Communications||$1.1 Billion||Sale to Concerto|
|Verigy||$1.1 Billion||Sale to Advantest|
|Andersen Consulting||$1.0 Billion||JV with Microsoft|
|Nexabit Networks||$900 Million||Sale to Lucent Technologies|
|Zappos||$886 Million||Sale to Amazon|
|Qualcomm||$805 Million||Acquisition of Flarion|
|Safeskin||$780 Million||Sale to Kimberly-Clark|
|Agilent||$730 Million||Acquisition of Objective Systems Integrators|
|Headwaters Incorporated||$715 Million||Acquires Tapco Holdings|
|Neurex||$700 Million||Sale to Elan|
|Oracle||$670 Million||Acquisition of Retek|
|Network Associates||$640 Million||Acquisition of Dr. Solomon’s|
|URS Corporation||$600 Million||Dames Moore Group|
|Lattice||$500 Million||Acquisition of Vantis|
|Ingram Micro||$490 Million||Acquisition of Tech Pacific|
|Applied Materials||$460 Million||Acquisition of Applied Films|
|Santa Anita||$450 Million||Sale to Meditrust|
|Clorox||$400 Million||Acquisition of Armor All|
|Websense||$400 Million||Acquisition of SurfControl|
|Savi Technologies||$380 Million||Sale to Lockheed Martin|
|Applied Materials||$364 Million||Acquisition of Semitool|
|AST Research||$360 Million||Sale to Samsung Electronics|
|Oak Technology||$360 Million||Sale to Zoran|
|Adaptec||$350 Million||Spin-off of Roxio|
|ePiphany||$329 Million||Sale to SSA Global|
|Viasystems||$325 Million||Acquisition of Kalex|
|Microchip Technology||$300 Million||Acquisition of Telecom Semi|
|Network Associates||$300 Million||Acquisition of TIS|
|Bechtel Enterprise||$295 Million||Sold 50% interest in the Bay Area Power Company to Calpine Corporation|
|Microcom||$275 Million||Sale to Compaq|
|QLogic||$225 Million||Sale of HDC business to Marvell|
|National Health Labs||$215 Million||Acquisition of Allied Clinical Labs|
|Textron||$200 Million||Sale of Bostitch Division to Stanley Works|
|Semtech||$180 Million||Acquisition of Sierra Monolithics|
|CommQuest||$180 Million||Sale to IBM|
|JDSU||$165 Million||Acquisition of Agilent Network Solutions|
|Applied Materials||$140 Million||Acquisition of Orbot Instruments|
|Nvidia||$125 Million||Acquisition of 3dfx|
|PMI Mortgage Insurance Co.||$118 Million||Acquired MGICA Ltd.|
|Applied Materials||$110 Million||Acquisition of Opal|
|Solectron||$110 Million||Sale of DY4 to Curtiss Wright|
|Solectron||$100 Million||Sale of SmartModular to Francisco|
|Airtouch||$65 Million||Sale to Vodaphone|
|KKR/TPG||$45.0 Billion||LBO of TXU|
|KKR, Apax, Carlyle, Bain, SLP||$11.4 Billion||LBO of NXP|
|SLP/TPG||$8.3 Billion||LBO of Avaya|
|SLP/TPG||$5.0 Billion||LBO of Sabre|
|H&F/TPG||$2.5 Billion||LBO of LPL|
|Bain/SLP/Warburg||$2.1 Billion||LBO of UGS PLM|
|SLP/TPG||$2.0 Billion||LBO of Seagate|
|KKR||$1.9 Billion||LBO of Academy Sports|
|Colt Industries||$1.7 Billion||Leveraged Recap|
|TPG/H&F||$1.2 Billion||LBO of Intergraph|
|NXP / KKR, Bain, Silverlake||$5.8 Billion||High Yield Bond Offering|
|KKR||$5.0 Billion||IPO of KPE|
|Amgen||$5.0 Billion||Convertible Offering|
|Bain/KKR||$3.8 Billion||IPO of HCA|
|Wells Fargo||$3.0 Billion||Convertible Offering|
|Del Monte Foods||$1.3 Billion||Senior Secured Credit Facilities|
|HFS Incorporated||$1.2 Billion||Equity Offering|
|DelMonte||$1.2 Billion||New Credit Agreement|
|Celanese / Blackstone||$1.2 Billion||High Yield Bond Offering|
|TPG||$1.1 Billion||Sale of Ping An shares|
|KKR, Apax, Carlyle, Bain, SLP||$1.0 Billion||Secondary Offering of NXP|
|SLP/BC Partners||$5.0 Billion||LBO financing for Intelsat|
|Del Monte Foods||$3.5 Billion||Senior Secured Credit Facilities|
|Brazil||$3.0 Billion||Sovereign Bond Offering|
|Del Monte Foods||$2.7 Billion||Term Loan B|
|KN Energy||$2.4 Billion||Debt Offering|
|Various||$1.6 Billion||Senior Notes for SunGard|
|Coca-Cola FEMSA||$1.6 Billion||New Credit Agreement|
|Del Monte Foods||$1.3 Billion||Senior Unsecured Notes|
|Wells Fargo Bank||$1.3 Billion||7% 49-year Retail Trust Preferred due Sep 1, 2050|
|Del Monte Foods||$950 Million||Senior Secured Credit Facilities|
|Apax/Bain/KKR||$900 Million||IPO of NXP|
|TPG/SLP||$870 Million||IPO of Seagate|
|Del Monte Foods||$750 Million||Asset Backed Revolver|
|Harrah’s||$750 Million||High Yield Bond Offering|
|Allergan||$750 Million||Convertible Offering|
|Doubletree Hotels||$736 Million||New Credit Agreement|
|TW Services / KKR||$712 Million||High Yield Bond Offering|
|FEMSA||$710 Million||Equity Offering|
|Safeway||$700 Million||6.15% Notes due 2006|
|Smurfit-Stone (Jefferson Smurfit)||$700 Million||High Yield Bond Offering|
|Leap Wireless||$668 Million||High Yield Bond Offering|
|Dresser-Rand / First Reserve||$652 Million||IPO|
|KN Energy||$650 Million||Equity Offering|
|Gilead||$650 Million||Convertible Offering|
|Fremont/Blum||$630 Million||IPO of KCI|
|Safeway||$600 Million||Debt Offering, 7.00% Notes Due 2002|
|KKR||$600 Million||IPO of Safeway|
|Beckman Coulter||$600 Million||Convertible Offering|
|TFM||$596 Million||High Yield Bond Offering|
|Dresser-Rand / First Reserve||$588 Million||Equity Offering|
|KCI / Freemont Partners||$580 Million||New Credit Agreement|
|Apple Computer||$575 Million||Convertible Offering|
|TPG||$560 Million||IPO of ON Semiconductor|
|URS Corporation||$550 Million||Senior Secured Credit Facilities|
|Amylin||$535 Million||Equity Offering|
|Federated Dept Stores||$529 Million||Equity Offering|
|Charles Schwab||$500 Million||Investment Grade Debt Offering|
|KKR||$500 Million||Debt IPO|
|Safeway||$500 Million||Debt Offering, 7.50% Notes due 2009|
|Safeway||$500 Million||6.50% Notes due 2011|
|Peabody Energy||$500 Million||High Yield Bond Offering|
|PacifCare||$500 Million||High Yield Bond Offering|
|TPG/H&F||$500 Million||IPO of LPL|
|Chiron||$500 Million||Convertible Offering|
|TFM||$475 Million||New Credit Agreement|
|DIVA Systems||$463 Million||High Yield Bond Offering|
|TFM||$460 Million||High Yield Bond Offering|
|KN Energy||$460 Million||Convertible Offering|
|Del Monte Foods||$450 Million||8 5/8% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2012|
|Graphic Packaging||$450 Million||New Credit Agreement|
|Del Monte Foods||$450 Million||High Yield Bond Offering|
|Century Theatres||$435 Million||Leveraged Recapitalization|
|Panama||$422 Million||Sovereign Bond Offering|
|Dresser-Rand / First Reserve||$420 Million||High Yield Bond Offering|
|Kansas City Southern||$401 Million||Equity Offering|
|Protection One||$400 Million||IPO|
|Celgene||$400 Million||Convertible Offering|
|Safeway||$400 Million||Debt Offering 5.75% Notes Due 2000|
|Safeway||$400 Million||Debt Offering 5.875% Notes Due 2001|
|Safeway||$400 Million||Debt Offering, 7.24% Notes Due 2004|
|TFM||$400 Million||Bridge Notes Financing|
|URS Corporation||$400 Million||High Yield Bond Offering|
|Flagstar / KKR||$400 Million||High Yield Bond Offering|
|Calpine||$400 Million||High Yield Bond Offering|
|KN Energy||$400 Million||Equity-linked Notes|
|Chiron||$385 Million||Convertible Offering|
|Enterprise Products||$367 Million||Equity Offering|
|Leap Wireless||$352 Million||Equity Offering|
|Herbalife / Whitney, Golden Gate||$351 Million||Equity Offering|
|Safeway||$350 Million||Debt Offering 6.05% Notes Due 2003|
|Protection One||$350 Million||High Yield Bond Offering|
|Catellus||$342 Million||Equity Offering|
|TPG||$340 Million||Secondary Offering of ON Semi|
|TPG||$340 Million||Zero Coupon Notes for ON Semi|
|Leonard Green/TPG||$320 Million||IPO of Petco|
|World Color Press||$301 Million||IPO|
|TPG||$300 Million||Secondary Offering of ON Semi|
|DelMonte / TPG||$300 Million||IPO|
|Del Monte Foods||$300 Million||9 ¼% Senior Subordinates Notes due 2011|
|Del Monte||$300 Million||High Yield Bond Offering|
|Graphic Packaging||$300 Million||High Yield Bond Offering|
|TW Services / KKR||$300 Million||High Yield Bond Offering|
|Doubletree Hotels||$253 Million||Equity Offering|
|KKR Financial||$250 Million||Equity Follow On|
|Gilead||$250 Million||Convertible Offering|
|Providian||$250 Million||Convertible Offering|
|Providian||$250 Million||Convertible Offering|
|Del Monte Foods||$250 Million||6 ¾% Senior Subordinates Notes Due 2015|
|GATX Corporation||$250 Million||Medium Term Notes, Series B|
|Safeway||$250 Million||Debt Offering 6.50% Notes Due 2008|
|Del Monte||$250 Million||High Yield Bond Offering|
|Dresser Inc / First Reserve||$250 Million||High Yield Bond Offering|
|Panama||$250 Million||Sovereign Bond Offering|
|HFS Incorporated||$240 Million||Convertible Offering|
|Nu Skin Asia Pacific||$230 Million||IPO|
|Howmet||$225 Million||Equity Offering|
|Celanese / Blackstone||$225 Million||High Yield Bond Offering|
|Leap Wireless||$225 Million||High Yield Bond Offering|
|Pharmion||$221 Million||Equity Offering|
|Red Lion Hotels / KKR||$220 Million||IPO|
|Tapco / Fremont||$218 Million||New Credit Agreement|
|URS Corporation||$215 Million||Equity Offering|
|Evergreen International||$215 Million||High Yield Bond Offering|
|Onyx Pharmaceuticals||$212 Million||Equity Offering|
|Kansas City Southern||$210 Million||Convertible Offering|
|KCI / Freemont Partners||$205 Million||High Yield Bond Offering|
|Herbalife / Whitney, Golden Gate||$203 Million||IPO|
|Amylin||$202 Million||Equity Offering|
|Golden Gate||$200 Million||IPO of Herbalife|
|Aviron||$200 Million||Equity Offering|
|Kansas City Southern||$200 Million||Equity Offering|
|Aviron||$200 Million||Convertible Offering|
|PartnerRe||$200 Million||Convertible Offering|
|Coinstar||$200 Million||4.00% Coupon, 32.5% Conversion Premium|
|Apria Healthcare||$200 Million||Convertible Offering|
|URS Corporation||$200 Million||Senior Subordinated Increasing Rate Notes|
|URS Corporation||$200 Million||12 ¼% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2009|
|Cineplex Odeon||$200 Million||High Yield Bond Offering|
|Argosy Gaming||$200 Million||High Yield Bond Offering|
|Argosy Gaming||$200 Million||High Yield Bond Offering|
|Silgan Holdings||$200 Million||High Yield Bond Offering|
|Silgan Holdings||$200 Million||High Yield Bond Offering|
|CKE Restaurants||$200 Million||High Yield Bond Offering|
|TW Services / KKR||$200 Million||High Yield Bond Offering|
|CP Ships||$200 Million||High Yield Bond Offering|
|Kansas City Southern||$200 Million||High Yield Bond Offering|
|CKE Restaurants||$197 Million||Convertible Offering|
|Onyx Pharmaceuticals||$180 Million||Equity Offering|
|Amylin||$176 Million||Equity Offering|
|CP Ships||$175 Million||Convertible Offering|
|Headwaters Inc.||$175 Million||Senior Secured Credit Facilities|
|Resolution Perf Products / Apollo||$175 Million||High Yield Bond Offering|
|Coast Hotels and Casinos||$175 Million||High Yield Bond Offering|
|Corporacion Durango||$175 Million||High Yield Bond Offering|
|KCS Mexico (TFM)||$175 Million||High Yield Bond Offering|
|KN Energy||$175 Million||Equity-linked Notes|
|Headwaters||$173 Million||High Yield Bond Offering|
|Intermune||$170 Million||Convertible Offering|
|Dayton-Superior / Odyessy||$165 Million||High Yield Bond Offering|
|HFS Incorporated||$160 Million||Equity Offering|
|Plum Creek Timber||$150 Million||Equity Offering|
|American President Companies||$150 Million||7 1/8% Senior Notes Due 2003|
|Del Monte Foods||$150 Million||12 ½% Senior Discount Notes due 2007|
|Alcan||$150 Million||Debt Offering|
|HydroChem / Oaktree||$150 Million||High Yield Bond Offering|
|Argosy Gaming||$150 Million||High Yield Bond Offering|
|Plum Creek||$149 Million||Common Stock Offering|
|Ocular Sciences||$147 Million||Equity Offering|
|Onyx Pharmaceuticals||$145 Million||Equity Offering|
|URS Corporation||$145 Million||Equity Offering|
|TPG||$140 Million||IPO of Kraton|
|Resolution Perf Products / Apollo||$140 Million||High Yield Bond Offering|
|URS Corporation||$138 Million||Equity Offering|
|Ocular Sciences||$137 Million||IPO|
|PacifCare||$135 Million||Convertible Offering|
|Chattem||$125 Million||High Yield Bond Offering|
|Nighthawk Radiology / Summit Partners||$117 Million||Equity Offering|
|Nighthawk Radiology / Summit Partners||$116 Million||IPO|
|innoVentry||$116 Million||Series C Preferred Stock|
|Jazz Pharmaceuticals||$108 Million||IPO|
|Lithia Motors||$105 Million||Equity Offering|
|Barnes&Noble||$103 Million||Equity Offering|
|Pharmacyclics||$102 Million||Equity Offering|
|Encore||$100 Million||Convertible Offering|
|Lithia Motors||$100 Million||Convertible Offering|
|Headwaters||$97 Million||Equity Offering|
|CP Ships||$97 Million||Equity Offering|
|Conor Medsystems||$96 Million||Equity Offering|
|Four Seasons Hotels||$91 Million||Equity Offering|
|Atherogenics||$86 Million||Convertible Offering|
|Heartport||$86 Million||Convertible Offering|
|Lithia Motors||$85 Million||Equity Offering|
|Onyx Pharmaceuticals||$79 Million||Equity Offering|
|Xenoport||$77 Million||Equity Offering|
|Comstock Resources||$75 Million||High Yield Bond Offering|
|Hansen Medical||$75 Million||IPO|
|Threshold Pharmaceuticals||$75 Million||Equity Offering|
|Protection One||$75 Million||Equity Offering|
|Earthwatch||$70 Million||High Yield Bond Offering|
|Unigraphics Solutions||$70 Million||IPO|
|MAP Pharmaceuticals||$69 Million||IPO|
|Del Monte Foods||$67 Million||12 ¼% Senior Subordinates Notes due 2007|
|Durect||$60 Million||Convertible Offering|
|Durect||$60 Million||Convertible Offering|
|SA Brewing (Australia)||$60 Million||Convertible Offering|
|Myriad Genetics||$59 Million||Equity Offering|
|Myriad Genetics||$59 Million||Equity Offering|
|Tapco / Fremont||$58 Million||High Yield Bond Offering|
|Cerus Corporation||$58 Million||Equity Offering|
|Lexicon Genetics||$53 Million||Equity Offering|
|Atherogenics||$52 Million||Equity Offering|
|Cerus Corporation||$52 Million||Equity Offering|
|Dexter Corporation||$50 Million||9 ¼% Sinking Fund Debentures Due Dec 15, 2016|
|Aryx Therapeutics||$50 Million||IPO|
|IDEC Pharmaceuticals||$50 Million||Equity Offering|
|Dresser-Rand / First Reserve||$50 Million||Equity Offering|
|Aviron||$45 Million||Equity Offering|
|Kansas City Southern||$40 Million||Equity Offering|
|mPower||$37 Million||Pvt Placement|
|Rigel Pharmaceuticals||$35 Million||IPO|
|Resolution Perf Products / Apollo||$25 Million||High Yield Bond Offering|
|Headwaters Inc.||$20 Million||Senior Subordinated Notes|
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