Transactions
& Case Studies

Allied Waste Industries, Inc.’s sale to Republic Services, Inc.

Date Announced:
6/22/2008

client:
Allied Waste Industries, Inc.

Status:
Closed – 12/2008

Value:
$12.7 billion Read the case study

Financial advisor to Allied Waste on its $12.7 billion sale to Republic Services

On December 5, 2008, Republic Services, Inc. (“Republic Services,” NYSE: RSG), the third largest waste management firm in the United States, and Allied Waste Industries, Inc. (“Allied Waste,” NYSE:AW), the second largest non-hazardous solid waste management company in the United States, merged to create one of the nation’s leading waste and environmental services providers, with more than 375 collection companies providing services in 40 states and Puerto Rico. The combined company is named Republic Services, Inc. and trades under the ticker symbol “RSG” on the NYSE. Moelis & Company acted as financial advisor to
Allied Waste.

Evergreen International Aviation, Inc.’s amendment of credit facilities

Date Announced:
6/22/2008

client:
Evergreen International Aviation, Inc.

Status:
Closed – 6/2008

Value:
$340 million

Invitrogen Corporation’s acquisition of Applied Biosystems

Date Announced:
6/11/2008

client:
Invitrogen Corporation

Status:
Closed – 11/2008

Value:
$6.7 billion Read the case study

Financial advisor to Invitrogen Corporation on its $6.7 billion acquisition of Applied Biosystems

On November 21, 2008, Invitrogen Corporation (“Invitrogen,” NASD: IVGN), a premier provider of essential life science technologies for disease research, drug discovery and commercial bioproduction, acquired Applera Corporation’s Applied Biosystems Group (“Applied Biosystems,” NYSE: ABI), a leader in developing and marketing instrument-based systems, consumables, software and services for the life sciences industry. Applied Biosystems shareholders received $38.00 per share in the form of cash and stock, a premium of 17% to Applied Biosystem’s closing price on the last trading day prior to announcement. The transaction created Life Technologies, a global biotechnology tools company dedicated to improving the human condition. Moelis & Company acted as financial advisor to Invitrogen, negotiated with numerous financing sources on behalf of Invitrogen to secure the best possible terms in a difficult market environment and designed a unique collar structure for the transaction consideration.

Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc.’s sale to InBev

Date Announced:
6/10/2008

client:
Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc.

Status:
Closed – 11/2008

Value:
$61.2 billion Read the case study

Financial advisor to Anheuser-Busch on its $61.2 billion sale to InBev SA

On November 18, 2008, InBev SA (“InBev,” ENXTBR: INB), an independent brewer with operations in 30 countries, acquired Anheuser-Busch Companies (“Anheuser-Busch,” NYSE: BUD), a premier producer and distributor of beer in the United States and internationally, representing the largest all cash deal in history. On June 11, 2008, InBev made an unsolicited takeover offer of $65.00 per share for Anheuser-Busch and Anheuser-Busch’s board formally rejected InBev’s proposal, claiming it substantially undervalued the U.S. beer maker. InBev later raised its all cash offer for Anheuser-Busch to $70.00 per share. Anheuser-Busch agreed to the revised proposal on
July 13, 2008 and entered into a definitive merger agreement with InBev. The successful completion of the acquisition of Anheuser-Busch created the global leader in beer and one of the world’s top five consumer products companies. Moelis & Company acted as financial advisor to Anheuser-Busch.

NBTY, Inc.’s acquisition of Leiner Health Products

Date Announced:
6/9/2008

client:
NBTY, Inc.

Status:
Closed – 7/2008

Value:
$371 million

WCI Steel, Inc.’s sale to Severstal

Date Announced:
5/15/2008

client:
WCI Steel, Inc.

Status:
Closed – 7/2008

Value:
$389 million

The Finish Line, Inc.’s acquisition of Genesco

Date Announced:
3/3/2008

client:
The Finish Line, Inc.

Status:
Successful Termination

Value:
$1.5 billion

Entravision Communications Corporation’s sale of outdoor advertising operations to Lamar Advertising Company

Date Announced:
2/27/2008

client:
Entravision Communications Corporation

Status:
Closed – 5/2008

Value:
$100 million

Westwood One, Inc.’s equity investment from The Gores Group

Date Announced:
2/24/2008

client:
Strategic Review Committee of Westwood One, Inc.

Status:
Closed – 2/2008

Value:
$100 million

Yahoo! Inc.'s unsolicited proposal from Microsoft Corporation

Date Announced:
1/31/2008

client:
Yahoo! Inc.

Status:
Withdrawn

Value:
$44.6 billion

Cannery Casino Resorts non-participating convertible preferred investment by Crown Limited

Date Announced:
12/11/2007

client:
Cannery Casino Resorts

Status:
Closed – 4/2009

Value:
$320 million

New Vision Television, Inc.’s acquisition of television stations owned by Montecito Broadcast Group, an affiliate of The Blackstone Group

Date Announced:
7/22/2007

client:
New Vision Television, Inc.

Status:
Closed – 11/2007

Value:
$300 million

Hilton Hotels Corporation’s sale to The Blackstone Group

Date Announced:
7/2/2007

client:
Hilton Hotels Corporation

Status:
Closed – 10/2007

Value:
$26.5 billion Read the case study

Financial advisor to Hilton Hotels on its $26.5 billion sale to Blackstone

On October 24, 2007, the real estate and corporate private equity funds of The Blackstone Group (“Blackstone,” NYSE: BX), a leading global alternative asset manager and provider of financial advisory services, acquired Hilton Hotels Corp. (“Hilton,” NYSE: HLT), the leading global hospitality company with more than 2,800 hotels and 480,000 rooms in 76 countries and territories, in the largest deal ever in the hotel sector. The acquisition was made at $47.50 per share in cash, representing a 40% premium to Hilton’s share price on the day prior to announcement. The acquisition brought together a leading global hospitality company with Blackstone’s extensive portfolio of hotels and resorts and is ranked among the top 10 largest U.S. leveraged buyouts ever. Moelis & Company acted as financial advisor to Hilton.

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