Recent Deals

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.

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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

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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

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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

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William Morris Endeavor Entertainment and Silver Lake to Acquire IMG

  • DBO acted as M&A advisor to William Morris Endeavor and Silver Lake in their acquisition of IMG Worldwide

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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

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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

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Iron Planet

IronPlant Closes Debt Private Placement from Ares Capital Corporation

  • DBO acted as the exclusive financial advisor to IronPlanet, a Kleiner Perkins and Accel portfolio company, on its private placement with Ares

Google

Google Sells Motorola Mobile Broadband IC Assets

  • Acted as exclusive advisor to Google and Motorola Mobility in the assessment and execution of strategic alternatives and subsequent sale of Mobile Broadband IC Assets

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Diamond Foods Secures Investment from Oaktree Capital Management

  • DBO represented Diamond Foods on its $225MM investment from Oaktree Capital Management
  • DBO negotiated with eleven private equity firms and concluded a transaction in only seven weeks

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“DBO is a top tier and trusted advisor.

At Diamond Foods, the partners stepped into a very difficult situation with significant obstacles.  They assessed the company’s operational issues and bank group concerns, defined both the capital needs and a financial strategy to meet them and within 7 weeks successfully executed a competitive process that involved over 30 financial sponsors.  The resulting $225MM investment stabilized the company’s balance sheet and enabled Diamond to go forward.

The level of experience, competence, and executional intensity was remarkable.”

- Rick Wolford, Interim CEO

URS / Flint

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

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“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

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Opera / TriplePoint

TriplePoint Acquires Minority Stake in Opera Solutions

  • DBO represented Opera Solutions, a leading provider of predictive analytics, on its investment from TriplePoint Capital