Capabilities by Region : United Kingdom

Greenhill has considerable advisory experience in the United Kingdom. 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 the United Kingdom.

Greenhill established its presence in the United Kingdom in January 1998 with the opening of a London office. In 2010 we were named "European Boutique of the Year" by the Financial News.

For more information on Greenhill’s advisory practice in the United Kingdom and our capabilities in the region, please contact President David Wyles or Head of European Corporate Advisory Anthony Parsons in our London Office.

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

Recent Transactions

02-Oct-17
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Mãe Terra Produtos Naturais Ltda.

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Acquiror: 
The Unilever Group

Advising  Mãe Terra Produtos Naturais Ltda.,  Brazil’s leading Natural & Organic food products company, on its sale to The Unilever Group

12-Jul-17
Pending
$227 million
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Wells Fargo Share Registration & Service business

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Acquiror: 
Equiniti Group plc

Advising Equiniti Group plc, a UK based specialist technology outsourcer providing non-discretionary payment and administration services, on the proposed acquisition of Wells Fargo's Share Registration & Service business, and acting as joint sponsor to Equiniti's associated £122 million rights issue.

26-May-17
$415 million
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Chromalox

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Acquiror: 
Spirax Sarco

Advised Chromalox, a leading provider of electrical products, systems and solutions for industrial process heating and temperature management, on its sale to Spirax Sarco, a global engineering group

11-May-17
$245 million
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Equity stake in Bupa Arabia

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Bupa Ltd.

Advised Bupa, a leading international healthcare group, on the increase of its stake in Bupa Arabia, one of the largest health insurance providers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

03-Apr-17
$400 million
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Target: 

Cheetahmail

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Acquiror: 
Vector Capital

Advised Vector Capital on the acquisition of Cheetahmail from Experian plc

27-Jan-17
Pending
$4.6 billion
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Booker Group plc

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Tesco plc

Advising Tesco plc, the UK’s leading retailer, on its merger with Booker Group plc, the UK’s leading food wholesaler, to create the UK’s leading food business

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

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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

22-Dec-16
$290 million
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Subsidiaries and affiliates of Empresas Indumotora S.A.

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Inchcape PLC

Advised Inchcape PLC, a global leader in automotive retail and distribution, on the acquisition of a multi-country scale distribution business in Chile, Peru, Colombia, and Argentina for $290m (approximately £234m)

06-Dec-16
$1.8 billion
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Target: 

Host Europe Group

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Acquiror: 
GoDaddy

Advised GoDaddy, the largest domain name registrar worldwide and a leading web hosting provider, on its acquisition of Host Europe Group, the largest privately owned web services provider in Europe

14-Nov-16
$748 million
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Peacock Foods

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Acquiror: 
Greencore Group plc

Advised Greencore Group plc, a leading international manufacturer of convenience foods based in Ireland, on the proposed acquisition of Peacock Foods, a manufacturing partner for consumer packaged goods companies in the US.

05-Oct-16
$775 million
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Assets and operations of Actavis Generics in the UK and Ireland from Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

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Acquiror: 
Accord Healthcare Ltd.

Advised Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., the world’s largest generic drug company, on its sale of assets and operations of Actavis Generics in the UK and Ireland to Accord Healthcare Ltd. (a subsidiary of Intas Pharmaceuticals Limited) for £603m (c.$775m) 

05-Oct-16
Pending
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Portfolio of 14 Outlicensing generic products in the EEA from Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

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Acquiror: 
Accord Healthcare Ltd.

Advising Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., the world’s largest generic drug company, on the divestment of a portfolio of 14 Outlicensing pharmaceutical products in the EEA to Accord Healthcare Ltd. (a subsidiary of Intas Pharmaceuticals Limited).

04-Oct-16
$223 million
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U.S. rights to Toprol-XL (AstraZeneca)

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Aralez Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Advised Aralez Pharmaceuticals Inc., a global specialty pharmaceutical company in connection with the financing of its acquisition of the U.S. rights to cardiovascular drug Toprol-XL (metoprolol succinate) and its Authorized Generic from AstraZeneca.

29-Sep-16
$628 million
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van Gansewinkel Groep BV

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Acquiror: 
Shanks Group plc

Advised Shanks Group plc, a leading international waste to product business, on the proposed merger with van Gansewinkel Groep BV, one of the leading waste management service providers, recyclers and suppliers of high-quality secondary raw materials in the Benelux region.

17-Jun-16
$310 million
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Dobbies Garden Centres

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Investor group led by Midlothian Capital Partners and Hattington Capital

Advised Tesco plc, a listed FTSE 100 retailer, on its sale of Dobbies Garden Centres to an investor group led by Midlothian Capital Partners and Hattington Capital

10-Jun-16
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Giraffe restaurants

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Boparan Private Office

Advised Tesco plc, a listed FTSE 100 retailer, on its sale of the Giraffe casual dining restaurant chain to the Boparan Private Office, the private investment vehicle of the British businessman Ranjit Boparan

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

25-Apr-16
$3.4 billion
U.S.A., Euro, Brazil flags
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Divestment assets of Ball and Rexam

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Acquiror: 
Ardagh Group SA

Advised Ball Corporation on the acquisition of Rexam plc and provided a fairness opinion to the Board of Directors of Ball Corporation on the sale of select metal beverage can assets in Europe, Brazil and the United States to satisfy certain regulatory requirements in connection with its proposed acquisition of Rexam

14-Apr-16
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Frieze Events Ltd. / Frieze Publishing Ltd.

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Acquiror: 
WME | IMG Global

Advised Frieze, the premier art events and media company, on its strategic investment and partnership with WME IMG Global

07-Apr-16
$105 million
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Wireless Infrastructure Group

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Acquiror: 
3i Infrastructure plc

Advised 3i Infrastructure plc, a leading UK listed investor in infrastructure businesses and assets, on its acquisition of a 36% economic interest in Wireless Infrastructure Group, the UK’s 2nd largest independent telecommunications tower company

01-Dec-15
$164 million
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Incotec Group BV

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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
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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

09-Nov-15
$777 million
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Lonmin Plc

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Advised Lonmin Plc on its c.$777m recapitalization consisting of c.$370m of bank facilities at the Plc and in South Africa from the Company’s ten lending banks and a fully underwritten Rights Issue of c.$407m.

02-Nov-15
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Reaction Engines Limited

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Acquiror: 
BAE Systems plc

Advised Reaction Engines Limited, a privately-held company located in the United Kingdom, on a strategic investment by BAE Systems plc, a leading defense, security and aerospace company based in the United Kingdom, to accelerate the company’s development of a new aerospace engine class

28-Oct-15
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DataLase Ltd

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Sato Holdings Corporation

Advised Sato Holdings Corporation, a leading global provider of Auto-ID solutions, on its acquisition of a significant minority stake in DataLase Ltd,  a UK-based provider of materials for laser coding and marking of products and packaging 

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