Koppers aquisition of Cindu BV
Initiated this transaction by drawing the attention of Koppers to the fact that the shareholders of Cindu were likely to be sellers. Koppers is listed on the NYSE and is the largest coal tar distiller in the world with operations in the U.S., in Europe and in the Far East. Cindu is a significant tar distiller based near Amsterdam, the Netherlands and was owned by Corus and two financial investment companies, Sofinim and NPM. The acquisition of Cindu allowed Koppers to expand its production capacity in Europe and secure a long term tar supply contract.
Celesio Aquisition of Dirk Raes
Advice to Celesio Group, the leading European pharmaceutical services group headquartered in Germany, for their Movianto division to acquire Dirk Raes NV, the leading controlled temperature transport and warehousing company in the Benelux serving the pharmaceutical industry. This acquisition expanded Movianto’s footprint into the Benelux, a key area for pharmaceutical logistics, and the cutting edge expertise of Dirk Raes NV in controlled temperature transport complements Celesio’s warehousing expertise and capabilities.
Accor Services purchase of majority stakeholding in Capital Incentives & Motivation Limited
Advice to Accor Services, the corporate services division of the Accor Group (France), to acquire Capital Incentives and Motivation Limited the UK market leader in corporate incentive programmes. Accor Services was already a major provider of corporate incentive programmes in several European countries and the acquisition of Capital Incentives allows Accor to become the market leader in the UK and further its international expansion in this growing area.
Advisor to The Fine Art Fund on Structure
The Fine Art Fund is the only investment fund specialised in investing in high quality fine art – pictures and sculptures. Structuring of The Fine Art Fund, which was complex because this innovative investment fund posed many new structural issues linked to the asset type, the opportunity of allowing investors to borrow the art and international tax issues.
Sale of CGTT to Innexco
CGTT is a tour operator and travel agency specialised in travel between France and Russia. Its private shareholders had decided to sell, primarily for retirement reasons and CGTT was acquired by Innexco that had complementary travel activities focussed on Russia.
SEAVT Merger With Protravel
Advice to Carlson Wagonlit Travel on the merger of its French subsidiary with Protravel SA, combining the second and third largest business travel agencies in France and creating the leading independent leisure travel agency in France.
Carlson Wagonlit Travel Group sale of Spanish interest in Leisure Travel
Advice to Carlson Wagonlit Travel, the second largest business travel company in the world, on the sale of its non-core leisure travel interests in Spain
Ticket Travel Group aquisition of 50% stake in Ticket BBL Travel
Advised Ticket Travel Group, a leisure travel agency group quoted on the Stockholm Stock Exchange on joint venture arrangements with BBL, one of the largest banks in Belgium, in respect of its leisure travel agency network and an investment in 50% of the equity of Ticket BBL Travel.