Company Transaction Location Size Industry Type
Pastime Foods Equity financing   ND Consumer Products/Services/Retail/Food Capital raise -- equity
Pastime Foods Debt financing   ND Consumer Products/Services/Retail/Food Capital raise -- debt
LegacyShield Equity financing   ND Business Services Capital raise -- equity
LegacyShield Debt financing   ND Business Services Capital raise -- debt
Winchell's Donut Houses Sale by Shato Holdings to Yum Yum Donuts    ND Consumer Products/Services/Retail/Food M&A -- sell-side
Vinland Energy Senior debt financing   35.0 Energy Capital raise -- senior debt
Vinland Energy Acquisition of Appalachian assets from Chesapeake Energy   52.0 Energy M&A -- buy-side
US Facilities Hostile defense   86.0 Financial Institutions Hostile defense
Unitive, Inc. Sale to Amkor Technologies    116.2 Technology/Communications M&A -- sell-side
Tumbleweed Communications Acquisition of ValiCert   13.6 Technology/Communications M&A -- buy-side
Times Mirror Company Strategic recapitalization   1,200.0 Media/Entertainment Recapitalization
Thomas H. Lee Minority investment in Fidelity Information Services leveraged recap   250.0 Business Services M&A -- minority investment
Texas Pacific Group Minority investment in Fidelity Information Services leveraged recap   250.0 Business Services M&A -- minority investment
TeleTech Holdings Acquisition of Newgen Results Corporation   191.9 Technology/Communications M&A -- buy-side
Synergy Group Sale to NorthWestern Growth and Empire Gas   ND Energy M&A -- sell-side
Stratex Networks Merger with Harris   561.9 Technology/Communications M&A -- merger of equals
Santa Barbara Restaurant Group Sale of La Salsa, Green Burrito and Timberlodge to CKE Restaurants   65.0 Consumer Products/Services/Retail/Food M&A -- sell-side
Roberts Pharmaceutical Secondary public stock offering    91.3 Healthcare/Pharma/Biotech Capital raise -- equity
RJR Nabisco Hostile defense against Carl Icahn   20,270.1 Consumer Products/Services/Retail/Food Hostile defense
Riverside Forest Products Hostile defense / sale to Tolko Industries   404.1 Metals and Mining / Natural Resources Hostile transaction -- M&A sell-side
Rhône Poulenc / Rhodia Sale of Brazilian polyester nonwovens operations to BBA Group    ND Industrial M&A -- sell-side
Rhône Poulenc / Rhodia Sale of Brazilian polyester film operations to Rhone Partners    ND Industrial M&A -- sell-side
Rental Services Corp. Sale to Atlas Copco   1,630.0 Business Services M&A -- sell-side
Quadrem Formation of worldwide mining & metals B2B exchange    ND Metals and Mining / Natural Resources M&A -- JV
Pulmuone Holdings Acquisition of Monterey Gourmet Foods    45.8 Consumer Products/Services/Retail/Food M&A -- buy-side
Primadonna Resorts Sale to MGM Grand   499.4 Real Estate/Leisure/Gaming M&A -- sell-side
PETCO Acquisition of 19.9% stake in Petopia.com   ND Consumer Products/Services/Retail/Food M&A -- minority investment
PayPal IPO (co-advisor)   1,200.0 Technology/Communications IPO
Optical Communications Products Sale by Furukawa Electric to Oplink Communications    187.8 Technology/Communications M&A -- sell-side
Occidental Petroleum Sale of remaining 29.2% stake in CanOxy    829.3 Energy M&A -- sell-side
Occidental Petroleum Acquisition of 29.5% stake in Equistar Chemicals   500.0 Industrial M&A -- JV / minority investment
NorthWestern Corporation Strategic advice / shareholder relations / restructuring   ND Energy Restructuring
NetBank Buy-side and sell-side M&A / JV   ND Financial Institutions M&A -- JV
NationsBank Merger of NCNB and C&S-Sovran to form NationsBank   4,300.0 Financial Institutions M&A -- merger of equals
Mobile Data Solutions Sale to @Road    86.0 Technology/Communications M&A -- sell-side
LTK Wiring Co. Ltd. Sale to Belden    195.0 Industrial M&A -- sell-side
LodgeNet Entertainment Acquisition of OnCommand from Liberty Media   380.0 Media/Entertainment M&A -- buy-side
Keith Companies Sale to Stantec    196.0 Business Services M&A -- sell-side
JNI Corp. Sale to Applied Micro Circuits   190.0 Technology/Communications M&A -- sell-side
Jefferson Smurfit Corp. Acquisition of Stone Container   2,000.0 Industrial M&A -- buy-side
Hunan Valin Steel Tube and Wire Co. Ltd. Sale of 37% interest to Mittal Steel Company NV    338.0 Industrial M&A -- JV
Herbalife Going private transaction / Whitney and Golden Gate   685.0 Consumer Products/Services/Retail/Food M&A -- going private
Harrah's Sale of Australian assets -- including Star City Sydney -- to TabCorp    ND Real Estate/Leisure/Gaming M&A -- sell-side
Harrah's Acquisition of Players International   425.0 Real Estate/Leisure/Gaming M&A -- buy-side
Harrah's Senior debt financing   500.0 Real Estate/Leisure/Gaming Capital raise -- senior debt
Harrah's Acquisition of Showboat   1,200.0 Real Estate/Leisure/Gaming M&A -- buy-side
Greenbrier Companies Adoption of shareholder rights plan   ND Industrial Shareholder rights plan
Greenbrier Companies Secondary public stock offering   137.0 Industrial Capital raise -- equity
Greenbrier Companies Senior debt financing   175.0 Industrial Capital raise -- senior debt
Greenbrier Companies Acquisition of Meridian Rail from Olympus Partners   227.5 Industrial M&A -- buy-side
Fresh Express Sale to Performance Food Group   302.6 Consumer Products/Services/Retail/Food M&A -- sell-side
Freeman Spogli Sale of Buttrey Food & Drug to Albertson's   174.0 Consumer Products/Services/Retail/Food M&A -- sell-side
FLOJET Sale to ITT   141.0 Industrial M&A -- sell-side
Fidelity National Financial Acquisition of Eastern Software   ND Business Services M&A -- buy-side
Fidelity National Financial Acquisition of EFD / eFunds   1,800.0 Financial Institutions M&A -- buy-side
Fidelity National Financial Sale of assets to Fidelity National Title   1,200.0 Financial Institutions M&A -- sell-side
Fidelity National Financial Recapitalization with TH Lee and Texas Pacific Group   3,300.0 Financial Institutions Recapitalization
Fidelity National Financial Restructuring / merger with FIS   8,000.0 Business Services Restructuring
Fidelity National Financial Acquisition of Chicago Title   1,300.8 Financial Institutions M&A -- buy-side
Fidelity National Financial Acquisition of Certegy   2,600.0 Business Services M&A -- buy-side
Expanets Sale to Avaya   152.0 Technology/Communications Restructuring / M&A -- sell-side
Esprit de Corp. Sale to Esprit Holdings Ltd.    ND Consumer Products/Services/Retail/Food M&A -- sell-side
Elf Atochem Acquisition of Findley Adhesives    ND Industrial M&A -- buy-side
Ek Chor China Motorcycle Co. Going private transaction by C.P. Pokphand    28.0 Industrial M&A -- going private
Eidos plc Acquisition of a minority stake in Maximum Holdings    28.0 Media/Entertainment M&A -- minority investment
Destec Energy Sale of Dow Chemical publicly traded IPP subsidiary to NGC and AES   807.0 Energy
COTCO Luminant Device Ltd. Sale to Cree    200.0 Technology/Communications M&A -- sell-side
Corporate Express Sale to Buhrmann NV    2,300.0 Business Services M&A -- sell-side
Copley Press Acquisition of the Canton Repository from Thomson Newspapers   ND Media/Entertainment M&A -- buy-side
Copley Press Acquisition of Ohio assets from Thomson Newspapers / Journal   ND Media/Entertainment M&A -- buy-side
Chrysler Sale of Acustar Electrical Wiring Division to Yazaki    ND Industrial M&A -- sell-side
Chandler Trusts Sale of Times Mirror to Tribune   6,460.0 Media/Entertainment M&A -- sell-side
Central Pacific Financial Secondary public stock offering   68.0 Financial Institutions Capital raise -- equity
Central Pacific Financial Hostile acquisition of Citybanc Bancshare   432.5 Financial Institutions Hostile transaction -- M&A buy-side
Burlington Resources Acquisition of majority interest in Permian Basin Royalty Trust   134.0 Energy M&A -- buy-side
Brentwood Associates Sale of Graphic Controls to Bessemer   Industrial M&A -- sell-side
Benesse Corporation Minority squeeze-out of Berlitz International    337.0 Other M&A -- buy-side
Atom Films Sale to shockwave.com   ND Media/Entertainment M&A -- sell-side
AT&T / Lucent Technologies Sale of Paradyne to Texas Pacific Group   175.0 Technology/Communications M&A -- sell-side
AT&T Sale of copper cable business to Cable Systems International   ND Technology/Communications M&A -- sell-side
Anam Semiconductor Proposed merger with Dongbu Electronics    ND Technology/Communications M&A -- merger of equals
AmericanWest Bank Capital raise / sale to SKBHC   180.0 Financial Institutions Restructuring / capital raise / M&A -- sell-side
American Airlines Acquisition of a minority stake in Aerolíneas Argentinas    ND Consumer Products/Services/Retail/Food M&A -- JV / minority investment
AFC Enterprises Sale of Cinnabon to Roark Capital   ND Consumer Products/Services/Retail/Food M&A -- sell-side
AFC Enterprises Sale of Church's Chicken to Arcapita   390.0 Consumer Products/Services/Retail/Food M&A -- sell-side
A.B.C. Learning Centres Acquisition of La Petite Academy    330.0 Consumer Products/Services/Retail/Food M&A -- buy-side
Linx Card Capital raise   ND Business Services Capital raise -- mezz debt + warrants
Linx Card Capital raise   ND Business Services Capital raise -- senior debt
Medbox Strategic / financial advice   ND Healthcare/Pharma/Biotech Strategic advisory
ActiveCare Series F preferred from Hillair Capital Investments and other investors   3 Healthcare/Pharma/Biotech Capital raise - equity
Thompson National Properties Proxy contest with respect to Strategic Realty Trust (formerly TNP Strategic Retail Trust)   ND Real Estate/Leisure/Gaming Hostile transaction -- proxy fight
Furr's Supermarkets Bankruptcy sale to Fleming Cos.   100 Consumer Products/Services/Retail/Food M&A sell-side / restructuring
Lukoil Strategic / financial advice    ND Energy Strategic advisory
Paxar Corporation Sale of International Imaging Materials business to Centre Partners   130 Consumer Products/Services/Retail/Food M&A - sell-side
Schlumberger Limited Acquisition of CellNet Data Systems out of bankruptcy    235 Technology/Communications M&A - buy-side / restructuring
Griffin Land & Nurseries Sale of Imperial SSC Nurseries Division to Olympus Partners   25 Consumer Products/Services/Retail/Food M&A - sell-side
Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation Acquisition of rights to the Van Heusen name in Europe and Asia from Coats Vyella plc    18 Consumer Products/Services/Retail/Food M&A - buy-side
May's Drug Stores Strategic / financial advice   ND Consumer Products/Services/Retail/Food Strategic advisory
Penn Traffic Company Strategic / financial advice   ND Consumer Products/Services/Retail/Food Strategic advisory
Nordic Options Strategic / financial advice    ND Financial Institutions Strategic advisory
Warnaco Group Financial advisor to Bank Steering Committee in bankruptcy restructuring   2,600 Consumer Products/Services/Retail/Food Restructuring
Fantastic Sams Bankruptcy sale to Cheveux Acquisition   17 Consumer Products/Services/Retail/Food M&A sell-side / restructuring
Opal Concepts Bankrtupcty sale of 286 hair salons and franchise system (Pro-Cuts, Carlton International, Hair by Stewarts, Jose Eber Atelier) to Regis Corporation   10 Consumer Products/Services/Retail/Food M&A sell-side / restructuring
Access Beverage Debt private placement   < 5 Consumer Products/Services/Retail/Food Capital raise - debt
Frenchtown Harbor Strategic advice   50 Real Estate/Leisure/Gaming Strategic advisory / restructuring
Equitable Companies Strategic advice in connection with section 1031 exchange syndication   ND Real Estate/Leisure/Gaming Strategic advisory
Williams Worldwide Debt private placement   < 5 Consumer Products/Services/Retail/Food Capital raise - debt
Darden Dental Supply Debt financing   < 5 Healthcare/Pharma/Biotech Capital raise - debt
eStyle Sale out of bankruptcy to RightStart   6 Consumer Products/Services/Retail/Food M&A - sell-side / restructuring
Michael Beaudry, Inc. Financial advisor in restructuring   ND Consumer Products/Services/Retail/Food Restructuring
CT Engineering Sale to Select Remedy Inc.   ND Business Services M&A - sell-side
PDQ Personnel Services Sale to Select Remedy Inc.   ND Business Services M&A - sell-side
Indalex Holdings Finance Financial advisor to creditors in restructuring   1,600 Industrial Restructuring
ProLink Solutions Financial advisor in restructuring   ND Technology/Communications Restructuring / valuation opinion
Long Needle Entertainment Debt financing   < 5 Media/Entertinament Capital raise - debt
Mañana Media Inc. Acquisition of Latin Mex, Inc.    < 5 Media/Entertainment M&A - buy-side
Great American Marketing Sale to Howard Berger Company   ND Consumer Products/Services/Retail/Food M&A - sell-side
Bear Stearns Strategic / financial advice   ND Financial Institutions Strategic advisory
Downey Savings Strategic / financial advice   ND Financial Institutions Strategic advisory
IMPAC Mortgage Holdings Strategic / financial advice   ND Financial Institutions Strategic Advisory
Symark Software Sale of company to Insight Venture Partners   ND Technology/Communications M&A - sell-side
Schering AG Strategic advice in connection with Biotech division    ND Healthcare/Pharma/Biotech Strategic Advisory
RedSky Technologies Follow-on equity private placement   < 5 Technology/Communications Capital raise - equity
RedSky Technologies Equity private placement - Series A round   < 5 Technology/Communications Capital raise - equity
MX Logic Equity private placement   10 Technology/Communications Capital raise - equity
Clear Technology Equity private placement   10 Technology/Communications Capital raise - equity
eFashion Solutions Equity private placement   ND Technology/Communications Capital raise - equity
Rapidform (INUS Technologies) Sale to 3D Systems    35 Technology/Communications M&A - sell-side
NetBank Equity offering   129 Financial Institutions Capital raise - equity
Clark/Bardes Holdings IPO   36 Financial Institutions Capital raise - equity
ORIX Corporation Sale of U.S. specialty finance business    ND Financial Institutions M&A - sell-side
Wit Capital IPO   100 Financial Institutions Capital raise - equity
NetBank Convertible subordinated notes offering   115 Financial Institutions Capital raise - debt
NetBank Equity offering   100 Financial Institutions Capital raise - equity
Goldman Sachs Group IPO   3,700 Financial Institutions Capital raise - equity
City National Corporation Acquisition of The Pacific Bank   145 Financial Institutions M&A - buy-side
Wells Fargo & Company Acquisition of Ragen MacKenzie Group   299 Financial Institutions M&A - buy-side
Rock Financial Corporation Sale to Intuit   330 Financial Institutions M&A - sell-side
Phoenix Home Life Mutual Insurance Company Sale of Phoenix's life reinsurance operation to GE Capital   ND Financial Institutions M&A - sell-side
Phoenix Home Life Mutual Insurance Company Sale of American Phoenix Corporation to Hilb, Rogal & Hamilton Company   100 Financial Institutions M&A - sell-side
Exult, Inc. IPO   60 Business Services Capital raise - equity
Resources Connection IPO   109 Business Services Capital raise - equity
Equifax Spin-off of Certegy   2,000 Business Services Spin-off
UCBH Holdings Strategic / financial advice   ND Financial Institutions Strategic advisory
Aames Financial Financial advisor in restructuring   ND Financial Institutions Restructuring
LeapFrog Enterprises IPO   112 Consumer Products/Services/Retail/Food Capital raise - equity
Collateral Therapeutics Sale to Schering AG    161 Healthcare/Pharma/Biotech M&A - sell-side
ALARIS Medical Systems Financial advisor in restructuring   ND Healthcare/Pharma/Biotech Restructuring
Transworld Information Services Sale to Teledata Informatics    7 Technology/Communications M&A - sell-side
Perseus Development Corp. Merger with WebSurveyor and sale to Austin Ventures   ND Technology/Communications M&A - sell-side
Apex Learning Financial advisor in restructuring   ND Technology/Communications Restructuring
Zaiq Technologies Restructuring and sale to Patni Computer Systems Limited    < 5 Technology / Communications Restructuring / M&A - sell-side
Ronco Corporation Sale in bankruptcy   40 Consumer Products/Services/Retail/Food Restructuring / M&A - sell-side
Windsor Vineyards Acquisition of orphan asset of Foster's Wine Group    15 Consumer Products/Services/Retail/Food M&A - buy-side
Axium International Sale of assets in bankruptcy   200 Business Services Restructuring / M&A - sell-side
Eurodesign Holdings Distressed sale and restructuring   15 Industrial Restructuring / M&A - sell-side
Nurserymen's Exchange Financial advisor in restructuring   20 Consumer Products/Services/Retail/Food Restructuring
Uno Restaurant Holdings Financial advisor to bondholders   150 Consumer Products/Services/Retail/Food Restructuring
Westwood One Financial advisor to equity holder (The Gores Group) in restructuring   250 Media/Entertainment Restructuring
Alpha Media Group Financial advisor to senior lenders in restructuring and recapitalization of Maxim magazine   180 Media/Entertainment Restructuring
Station Casinos Financial advisor to equity holder (Colony Capital) in connection with in-court bankruptcy restructuring   9,500 Real Estate/Leisure/Gaming Restructuring
International Aluminum Corp. Financial advisor to mezzanine leanders in restructuring   200 Industrial Restructuring
InSight Health Financial advisor to committee of bondholders in chapter 11 bankruptcy   320 Healthcare/Pharma/Biotech Restructuring
Sirius Satellite Radio Term loan   1,750 Technology/Communications Capital raise - debt
ChoiceOne Communications IPO   164 Technology/Communications Capital raise - equity
Telecorp Senior Notes offering   450 Technology/Communications Capital raise - debt
Teledesic Proposed merger with ICO   1,500 Technology/Communications M&A
Power-One Block trade of equity   ND Industrial Block trade
Independent National Mortgage Corporation (IndyMac) Warrants and Income Redeemable Equity Securities (WIRES) offering   175 Financial Institutions Capital raise - equity
Argosy Gaming Senior Subordinated Notes offering   150 Real Estate/Leisure/Gaming Capital raise - debt
Hilton Hotels Senior Notes offering   200 Real Estate/Leisure/Gaming Capital raise - debt
Hilton Hotels Senior Notes offering   400 Real Estate/Leisure/Gaming Capital raise - debt
Hilton Hotels Senior Notes offering   300 Real Estate/Leisure/Gaming Capital raise - debt
Diabetes and Glandular Disease Research Associates Sale (LBO) to SRI Research / KRG Capital   ND Healthcare/Pharma/Biotech M&A - sell-side
Preferred Homecare Sale (LBO) of parent company Maverick Healthcare to The Halifax Group   ND Healthcare/Pharma/Biotech M&A - sell-side
Pacificare Debt IPO   500 Healthcare/Pharma/Biotech Capital raise - debt
Allergan Spin-off of Advanced Medical Optics   585 Healthcare/Pharma/Biotech M&A - spin-off
Universal Care Sale to Health Net   ND Healthcare/Pharma/Biotech M&A - sell-side
Universal Care Restructuring   ND Healthcare/Pharma/Biotech Restructuring
Amil International Sale to Blue Cross of Texas   ND Healthcare/Pharma/Biotech M&A - sell-side
Kyphon Acquisition of St. Francis Medical Technologies   725 Healthcare/Pharma/Biotech M&A - buy-side
Intralase Sale to Advanced Medical Optics   808 Healthcare/Pharma/Biotech M&A - sell-side
ev3 Acquisition of FoxHollow Technologies   780 Healthcare/Pharma/Biotech M&A - buy-side
Boston Scientific Evaluation of strategic alternatives for the Endosurgery Group   ND Healthcare/Pharma/Biotech Strategic advisory
Texas Pacific Group Acquisition (LBO) of Axcan Pharma   1,300 Healthcare/Pharma/Biotech M&A - buy-side
Boston Scientific Divestiture of Cardiac and Vascular Surgery businesses   750 Healthcare/Pharma/Biotech M&A - sell-side
Alpharma Sale of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) to 3i Group   395 Healthcare/Pharma/Biotech M&A - sell-side
Alpharma Hostile defense against King Pharmaceuticals   1,600 Healthcare/Pharma/Biotech Hostile defense
WellPoint Sale of PBM business to Express Scripts   4,700 Healthcare/Pharma/Biotech M&A - sell-side
Cardinal Health Spin-off of CareFusion (clinical and medical products business)   4,700 Healthcare/Pharma/Biotech M&A - spin-off
Apria Healthcare Acquisition of multiple home health services companies   ND Healthcare/Pharma/Biotech M&A - buy-side
Sears, Roebuck & Company Sale of 50% stake in Advantis joint venture to IBM   $900 Technology/Communications M&A -- sell-side -- joint venture
Hanmi Bank Strategic alternatives   500 Financial Institutions Strategic advisory
RJR Nabisco Strategic advice    ND Consumer Products/Services/Retail/Food Strategic advisory
Pharmacy Development Corp. Strategic / financial advice   ND Healthcare/Pharma/Biotech Strategic advisory
CKE Restaurants Shareholder relations / strategic advisory   ND Consumer Products/Services/Retail/Food Strategic advisory
Novartis AG Acquisition of remaining 25% of SyStemix    70 Healthcare/Pharma/Biotech Going private transaction
Carreker Corporation Sale of company to CheckFree   206 Business Services M&A - sell-side fairness opinion