Capabilities by Region : Continental Europe

Greenhill has considerable advisory experience in Continental Europe. Our Managing Directors and professionals have advised clients on transactions involving many of the leading companies in the region and have access to a vast network of corporate relationships throughout Continental Europe. Greenhill established its presence in Continental Europe in November 2000 with the opening of a Frankfurt office. In 2010 we were named "European Boutique of the Year" by the Financial News.

For more information on Greenhill’s advisory practice in Continental Europe and our capabilities in the region, please contact Managing Director/Head of European Corporate Advisory Anthony Parsons in our London office or Managing Director Philip Meyer Horn in our Frankfurt office.

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

Recent Transactions

03-Jan-17
$536 million
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LCH.Clearnet SA

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Acquiror: 
Euronext N.V.

Advised LCH.Clearnet Group Limited, a leading multi-asset class European clearing house, on a sale of LCH.Clearnet SA, its French-regulated operating subsidiary, to Euronext N.V. that was ultimately terminated

24-Nov-16
Pending
$NA
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Portfolio of 119 marketed and development pipeline products from Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

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Acquiror: 
Rivopharm SA

Advising Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., the world’s largest generic drug company, on the divestment of a portfolio of 119 marketed and development pipeline products to Rivopharm SA

23-Nov-16
Pending
$NA
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Portfolio of generic marketed products in France from Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

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Acquiror: 
Arrow Generiques SAS

Advising Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., the world’s largest generic drug company, on the divestment of a portfolio of generic marketed products in France to Arrow Generiques SAS (a subsidiary of Aurobindo Pharma Limited).

14-Nov-16
$346 million
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Etrion Corporation's Italian solar photovoltaic platform

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Acquiror: 
Ultor S.p.A.

Advised Etrion Corporation, a solar independent power producer and developer, on the sale of its 60MW Italian solar photovoltaic platform to Ultor S.p.A. (a joint venture owned equally by Enel Green Power S.p.A. and F2i Fondi Italiani per le infrastrutture) for an Enterprise Value of €323m

03-Nov-16
$NA
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Fragrance Resources Group

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Acquiror: 
International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.

Advised IFF, one of the world’s largest flavors and fragrances businesses, on the acquisition of Fragrance Resources Group, a family-owned fragrance company headquartered in Switzerland

18-Aug-16
$3.2 billion
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Valves & Controls Business of Pentair

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Acquiror: 
Emerson

Advised Emerson, a diversified global technology and industrial company, on the acquisition of the Valves & Controls business of Pentair

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

04-May-16
$NA
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Affinia Group

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Acquiror: 
MANN+HUMMEL GmbH

Advised MANN+HUMMEL GmbH, a leading global manufacturer of filtration solutions, on the acquisition of the global filtration operations (excluding the Affinia South America operations) of Affinia Group

16-Mar-16
$942 million
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Rofin-Sinar Technologies, Inc.

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Acquiror: 
Coherent, Inc.

Advised Rofin-Sinar Technologies, Inc., a leading manufacturer of industrial laser sources and laser-based solutions and components, on its sale to Coherent, Inc., a leading provider of lasers and laser-based technology for scientific, commercial and industrial customers

07-Mar-16
$NA
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Boehringer Ingelheim

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Acquiror: 
AbbVie

Advised Boehringer Ingelheim, the world's largest privately held pharmaceutical company, on a global collaboration with AbbVie regarding an investigational monoclonal IL-23 antibody targeting autoimmune diseases. Within the scope of the agreement, AbbVie also acquired an option for the development and commercialisation of BI’s anti-CD-40 antibody.

26-Feb-16
$NA
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Policard

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Acquiror: 
Groupe Up

Advised Policard, one of the largest electronic payment companies in Brazil, on the combination of its business with the Brazilian operations of Groupe Up, one of the leading employee benefits, public, social and loyalty programs providers in the world

02-Feb-16
$314 million
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11 Private Equity Fund Positions Managed by NBGI Private Equity and Team’s Spinout

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Deutsche Bank Private Equity and Goldman Sachs Asset Management

Advised the National Bank of Greece SA, the leading bank in Greece by deposits and total assets, on the disposal of 100% of its interests in eleven funds managed by NBGI Private Equity. The management responsibility of the funds and underlying investments will continue to be performed by the current management team along with other persons appointed by the buyers, under a new management vehicle created expressly for this purpose

21-Dec-15
$NA
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Antin Solar Investments

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Acquiror: 
Quercus Investment Partners / Swiss Life Asset Management

Advised Antin Infrastructure Partners on its sale of Antin Solar Investments, a leading Italian solar platform, to a consortium of investors comprised of Swiss Life Asset Management and Quercus Investment Partners

17-Dec-15
$130 million
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Airopack Technology Group AG

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Acquiror: 
Apollo Global Management, LLC

Advised Airopack Technology Group, developer of a revolutionary all-plastic dispenser, on a €120 million debt and equity investment from funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, and the concurrently announced proposed acquisition of the 50% stake it does not already own in Airolux AG, its joint venture with Resilux NV

14-Dec-15
$NA
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Specialized Anodized Extrusion Holding Switzerland AG (Spandex)

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Acquiror: 
Chequers Capital

Advised Gilde Buy Out Partners on the sale of Spandex, a specialized B2B distributor of graphic media and equipment to the signage and visual communications industry, to Chequers Capital

07-Dec-15
$755 million
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Stork

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Acquiror: 
Fluor Corporation

Advised Arle Capital Partners on the sale of Stork, an international provider of maintenance, modification and asset integrity services for large existing industrial facilities in the oil and gas, chemicals, industrial and power markets, to Fluor Corporation, one of the world’s largest publicly-traded engineering, procurement and construction companies

01-Dec-15
$164 million
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Incotec Group BV

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Acquiror: 
Croda International Plc

Advised Croda International Plc, a leading UK listed global specialty chemicals producer, on its acquisition of Incotec Group BV, a Netherlands based provider of seed enhancement technologies 

01-Dec-15
$NA
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Allied Healthcare

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Acquiror: 
AURELIUS Investments

Advised Saga plc on the disposal of Allied Healthcare, the leading local authority-funded domiciliary care business in the UK, to AURELIUS Investments

12-Nov-15
$406 million
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Lane Industries Incorporated

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Acquiror: 
Salini Impregilo S.p.A.

Advised Lane Industries Incorporated, a privately-held construction company specializing in heavy civil projects, including design-build and public private partnerships, on its sale to Salini Impregilo S.p.A.

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

21-Apr-15
$NA
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Tate & Lyle plc

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Acquiror: 
Archer Daniels Midland Company

Advised Tate & Lyle plc, a leading provider of ingredients and solutions to the food, beverage and other industries, on the re-alignment of Eaststarch C.V., its 50:50 corn wet milling joint venture in Europe with Archer Daniels Midland Company

24-Feb-15
$NA
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Azelis Group (majority owned by 3i)

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Acquiror: 
Funds advised by Apax Partners

Advised 3i on the sale of Azelis Group, a leading pan-European distributor of specialty chemicals with an emerging presence in Asia, to funds advised by Apax partners

03-Feb-15
$110 million
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WEGU Holding GmbH

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Acquiror: 
Anhui Zhongding Sealing Parts

Advised the shareholders of WEGU Holding GmbH, a German provider of anti-vibration solutions and light-weight components for the automotive and truck industries, on the sale of the Company to Anhui Zhongding Sealing Parts, a Chinese listed company that makes and sells rubber sealing parts and other rubber products

15-Dec-14
$NA
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TITAL GmbH

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Acquiror: 
Alcoa Inc.

Advised Alcoa Inc. on the acquisition of TITAL GmbH, a privately-held German manufacturer of aluminum and titanium castings predominately for the aerospace and defense end markets

19-Nov-14
$NA
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Muelles y Ballestas Hispano-Alemanas, S.A.

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Acquiror: 
Invest Ziur, S.L

Advised The Boler Company, U.S. based parent of truck component supplier Hendrickson, on the sale of its 50% equity stake in Muelles y Ballestas Hispano-Alemanas, S.A., a Spanish manufacturer of leaf springs for commercial vehicles, to its co-shareholder Invest Ziur, S.L.

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