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.

Industry Ventures Goldman Sachs

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

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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

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AGP Goldman Sachs

AGP receives growth capital from Goldman Sachs

  • DBO advised AGP on the transaction which closed in April 2018

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Ethertronics AVX

AVX Corporation Acquires Ethertronics

  • DBO advised Ethertronics on its sale to AVX, which was announced February 1, 2018

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Forcepoint Acquires RedOwl Analytics

  • DBO advised RedOwl on its sale to Forcepoint, which was announced on August 28, 2017

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Aerobie Spin Master

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 July 31, 2017

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Camberview Corsair


CamberView Partners Receives Long-Term Strategic Investment from Corsair Capital

  • DBO advised CamberView on the transaction, which was announced September 13, 2016

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“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 and Founder of CamberView



Hewlett Packard Enterprise Acquires SGI for $275 million

  • DBO advised SGI on its sale to HPE, which was announced August 11, 2016

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Oversight Luminate


Oversight Systems Receives Strategic Investment from Luminate Capital 

  • DBO advised Oversight Systems in connection with the transaction, which was announced on July 12, 2016

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Stantec Acquires MWH Global for $795MM 

  • DBO advised Stantec on the acquisition of MWH Global, which was announced on March 29, 2016

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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

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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

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Thoma Bravo completes $1.4Bn 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
  • Largest acquisition ever announced in the engineering and construction sector in North America

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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

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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

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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
  • At the time, one of the largest tech financings in history

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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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Silverlake Dell

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 and Ares

IronPlanet 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 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

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

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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

SilveLake WME

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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