Capabilities by Industry : Real Estate, Gaming & Lodging

Greenhill has considerable transaction experience and a global network of corporate relationships in the Real Estate, Gaming & Lodging sector.  Our Managing Directors and professionals in North America, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, Australia, Brazil and Japan have executed many of the most significant and complex transactions for some of the leading companies in the industry.

Our experience in the Real Estate industry encompasses the following sub-sectors: casino operators; equipment suppliers; lodging, leisure and timeshare; real estate operating companies; and REITs.

Below we highlight a few of the transactions on which we have advised in this area:

Recent Transactions

20-Apr-17
Pending
$4.3 billion
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Brookfield Canada Office Properties

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Acquiror: 
Brookfield Property Partners L.P.

Advised the Special Committee of Brookfield Canada Office Properties, Canada’s pre-eminent office real estate investment trust, on its go private transaction with Brookfield Property Partners L.P.

08-Aug-16
$1.5 billion
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Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc.

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Acquiror: 
Vail Resorts, Inc.

Advised Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc., a 75% owner and operator of the largest and most visited mountain resort in North America, on its sale to Vail Resorts, Inc.

16-May-16
$874 million
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Equinix Data Center Assets

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Acquiror: 
Digital Realty Trust

Advised Digital Realty Trust, the world's largest wholesale colocation services and data center solutions provider, on its acquisition of a portfolio of eight carrier-neutral European data centers from Equinix

24-Jul-15
$5.6 billion
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Gala Coral Limited

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Acquiror: 
Ladbrokes plc

Advising Ladbrokes plc, a leading UK betting and gaming company, on the recommended all-share merger with certain businesses of Gala Coral Limited, including Coral Retail, Eurobet Retail and Gala Coral Online

22-Jun-15
$640 million
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28-property portfolio of independent living senior housing properties from affiliates of Holiday Retirement, an entity controlled by Fortress Investment Group

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Acquiror: 
New Senior Investment Group Inc.

Provided Fairness Opinion to the Transaction Committee of the Board of Directors of New Senior Investment Group, a $2.5 billion publicly traded REIT, on its acquisition of a 28-property portfolio from Holiday Retirement, one of the largest private operators of senior housing in the U.S.

29-May-15
$4.1 billion
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Telecity Group plc

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Acquiror: 
Equinix, Inc.

Advised Telecity Group plc, Europe’s leading provider of premium carrier-neutral data centres, on a recommended cash and share offer from Equinix, Inc. a leading U.S. provider of colocation data centre services globally

27-Jun-14
$11 billion+
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TUI Travel Plc

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Acquiror: 
TUI AG

Advised TUI AG on the merger with TUI Travel Plc creating the world’s number one integrated leisure tourism business (+Transaction value represents enterprise value of combined entity)

15-Apr-14
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MGM Hakkasan Hospitality

Advised MGM Resorts International on the formation of a joint venture hotel management company with the Hakkasan Group called MGM Hakkasan Hospitality that will design, develop and manage luxury non-gaming hotels worldwide

10-Jan-14
$144 million
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Residential property portfolio of Grainger plc

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Clifden Holdings Limited

Advised Grainger plc on the sale of a portfolio of 1,203 residential home reversion properties located across the UK to Clifden Holdings Limited

01-Apr-13
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Morgans Hotel Group

Advised the Special Transaction Committee of the Board of Morgans Hotel Group on the transfer of its ownership interests in Delano South Beach and The Light Group to The Yucaipa Companies in exchange for the cancellation of certain securities held by Yucaipa (debt, preferred stock and warrants) together with a $100 million rights offering backstopped by Yucaipa

26-Nov-12
$16 billion
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Archstone Enterprise LP

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Acquiror: 
AvalonBay Communities & Equity Residential

Advised AvalonBay on its joint acquisition with Equity Residential of the assets and liabilities of Archstone Enterprise LP, an owner of high-quality apartment communities in major markets in the United States, from Lehman Brothers Holdings

16-May-12
$1.5 billion
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Peninsula Gaming, LLC

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Acquiror: 
Boyd Gaming Corporation

Advised Boyd Gaming Corporation, a leading gaming operator in Nevada, the Midwest and South, on the acquisition of Peninsula Gaming, a casino operator of five properties in Kansas, Iowa and Louisiana

19-Dec-11
$1.6 billion
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The Miller Group

Advised The Miller Group, the UK’s largest private homebuilder, on the recapitalization of its balance sheet comprising a substantial new equity capital raising and a significant debt for equity swap

26-Oct-11
$2.2 billion
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PGM Holdings K.K. (majority owned by Lone Star Funds)

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Heiwa Corporation

Advised Heiwa Corporation, a leading provider of pachinko amusement machines, on the tender offer to acquire 80.5% of PGM Holdings K.K., one of the largest golf club owners and operators in Japan, including 64.2% Lone Star Funds’ holding

30-Jun-11
$1.7 billion
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Minerva plc

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Acquiror: 
Jupiter Properties (owned by AREA Property Partners and Delancey Real Estate Asset Mgmt)

Advised Minerva plc, a property investment and development company, on a recommended offer from a consortium consisting of AREA Property Partners and Delancey Real Estate Asset Management

16-Jun-11
$288 million
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Imperial Palace Casino Resort and Spa

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Acquiror: 
Boyd Gaming Corporation

Advised Boyd Gaming Corporation, a leading gaming operator in Nevada, the Midwest and South, on the acquisition of Imperial Palace Casino Resort and Spa in Biloxi, Mississippi

26-May-11
$192 million
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Centrebet International Limited

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Acquiror: 
Sportingbet plc

Advised Centrebet International, a leading International online wagering and gaming operator on the recommended cash offer by Sportingbet plc

09-Nov-10
$27.0 billion
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General Growth Properties Inc.

Advised the 2006 Credit Facility Lenders, the largest class of unsecured debt with claims in excess of $2.8 billion, in connection with the Chapter 11 proceedings of mall REIT GGP, which resulted in cash payoff of the facilities in full

23-Sep-10
$394 million
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Aevum Ltd.

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Acquiror: 
Stockland Corp. Ltd

Advised Aevum Limited, an ASX listed owner, operator and developer of retirement villages and aged care facilities on its response to a hostile takeover offer from Stockland Ltd, a global property development and investment management group

10-Jun-10
$580 million
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Tishman Speyer Washington D.C. Portfolio

Advised term loan and credit facility lenders to the Tishman Speyer partnership holding a portfolio of 28 office buildings in Washington D.C. and the surrounding area on a restructuring which resulted in payoff of the facilities in full

10-Mar-10
$576 million
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Camelot Group plc

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Ontario Teachers’ Pensions Plan

Advised the shareholders of Camelot – Cadbury, De La Rue, Fujitsu, Royal Mail and Thales – on the sale of their shareholdings in Camelot, the operator of the UK National Lottery, to Ontario Teachers’ Pensions Plan

08-Jan-10
$134 million
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Minerva plc

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Acquiror: 
KiFin Limited

Advised Minerva plc, a UK real estate development company, on its successful defence following an unsolicited offer from KiFin Limited, a company that makes investments for the benefit of Mr Nathan Kirsh

08-Oct-09
$455 million
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Ladbrokes Plc

Acted as Joint Financial Adviser to Ladbrokes plc, a leading UK based betting and gaming company, on its rights issue

16-Nov-07
$203 million
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Oakland Mall LLC

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Acquiror: 
California State Teachers' Retirement System and Urban Retail Properties

Advised the Kogan Family on the sale of Oakland Mall, a regional shopping mall in Troy, Michigan anchored by JC Penney, Sears and Macy's

05-Nov-07
$3.4 billion
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American Financial Realty Trust

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Acquiror: 
Gramercy Capital Corp.

Advised American Financial Realty Trust, a real estate investment trust that acquires properties from and leases properties to regulated financial institutions, on its sale to Gramercy Capital Corp., a commercial real estate specialty finance company

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