Capabilities by Region
Greenhill is active in all major markets with meaningful corporate advisory activity, including North and South America, Europe, Japan and Australia.
Advising Morris Corporation, a leading independent player in Australia’s remote facilities management sector, on its sale to Sodexo SA, a France-based leading global facilities services company
Advising the shareholders of Thermamax, a leading family-owned manufacturer of highly engineered high temperature insulation solutions on the sale of the Company
Advised Deltaplam, a Brazilian flexible packaging manufacturer, on its 100% sale to Sealed Air Corporation, a global provider of knowledge-based food, product and medical packaging solutions
Programmed Maintenance Services Limited
Advising PERSOL HOLDINGS, one of Japan’s largest HR service companies, on its acquisition of ASX-listed Programmed Maintenance Services, a leading Australian and New Zealand based provider of staffing and maintenance services
Wells Fargo Share Registration & Service business
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.
Advised TEGNA, Inc., a leading broadcasting company, on the sale of its 53% ownership stake in CareerBuilder, LLC for $250 million of cash proceeds and 12.5% ongoing ownership
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
Advised F+W Media, a content and e-commerce company focused on a variety of special interest categories, on the out-of-court restructuring of its c.$100 million term loan and a $15 million new money investment from existing lenders
Equity stake in Bupa Arabia
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
Brookfield Canada Office Properties
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.
Advised Vector Capital on the acquisition of Cheetahmail from Experian plc
Inenco Group Pty Ltd
Advised Inenco Group Pty Ltd, one of Australasia’s leading industrial distributors, on the partial sale to Genuine Parts Company, a global distributor of automotive and industrial products
Advised the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors on CHC’s Chapter 11 proceedings
Greenhill advised the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of CHC, a leading helicopter flight services company, on CHC’s Chapter 11 proceedings
Natural Resource Partners L.P.
Advised Natural Resource Partners L.P., a publicly-traded master limited partnership that owns, manages and leases mineral properties in the United States, on a series of recapitalization transactions including the extension of NRP’s near-term debt maturities and the issuance of $250mm of new preferred equity capital to funds managed by Blackstone Tactical Opportunities and from several affiliates of GoldenTree Asset Management L.P.
Lion’s stake in Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Company
Advised Lion (an Australian subsidiary of Kirin), on the sale of its strategic stake in Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory to Canadian-based Saputo, under its all cash takeover offer
Booker Group 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
Ad Hoc Group of Senior Secured Noteholders
Advised the Ad Hoc Group of Senior Secured Noteholders in connection with the restructuring of Goodman Networks.
Derma Sciences, Inc.
Advised Derma Sciences, Inc., a tissue regeneration company focused on advanced wound and burn care, on its sale to Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation, a global leader in medical technology
Palatin Technologies, Inc. lead product candidate, Rekynda
Advised Palatin Technologies, Inc. on the exclusive licensing of North American rights to develop and commercialize RekyndaTM (bremelanotide), an investigational product designed for on-demand treatment for hypoactive sexual desire disorder in pre-menopausal women, to AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
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
Subsidiaries and affiliates of Empresas Indumotora S.A.
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)
Advised First Republic Bank, a provider of private banking, private business banking and private wealth management services, on the acquisition of Gradifi, a Boston-based technology and service platform used by employers to make direct contributions to employees’ student loans
Western Sydney Airport
Advised the Commonwealth Government of Australia as represented by the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development in relation to the Western Sydney Airport (Peer Review and other strategic advisory services)
Host Europe Group
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
The Franklin Printing Group Pty Ltd (“Franklin Web”) and Taverners No.13 Pty Ltd (“AIW Printing”)
Advised ASX-listed IVE Group, a leading marketing and print communications provider in Australia, on the simultaneous acquisitions of Franklin Web and AIW Printing, specialist catalogue producers, and its equity capital raising via a placement and a rights issue
Advised the founding shareholders of Rico, a leading independent online investment platform in Brazil, on its 100% sale to XP Investimentos, a Brazilian investment firm
Portfolio of 119 marketed and development pipeline products from Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.
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
Portfolio of generic marketed products in France from Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.
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).
Advised F+W Media, a content and e-commerce company, on the divestment its consumer book publishing business, Adams Media, to Simon & Schuster, a division of CBS Corporation
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.
Etrion Corporation's Italian solar photovoltaic platform
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
Lion’s Australian Premium Wine Business – Fine Wine Partners
Advised Lion, a leading Australasian food and beverage company wholly owned by Japanese conglomerate Kirin, on the sale of its Australian wine business Fine Wine Partners to Accolade Wines, a portfolio company of CHAMP Private Equity
Metaldyne Performance Group, Inc.
Advised American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc., a leading manufacturer of driveline and drivetrain systems and related components and metal-formed products, on the acquisition of Metaldyne Performance Group, Inc., a provider of highly-engineered lightweight components for use in powertrain and suspension applications for the global light, commercial and industrial vehicle markets
Fragrance Resources Group
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
Advised the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of IAC/InterActiveCorp, a leading media and internet company, on the potential creation of a new class of non-voting common stock
Advised SUPERVALU, Inc., one of the largest grocery wholesalers and retailers in the U.S., on the sale of its Save-A-Lot business, a leading hard-discount grocery retailer in the U.S., to an affiliate of Onex Corporation
Concordia International Corp
Advised the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Concordia International, a diverse, international specialty pharmaceutical company focused on generic and legacy pharmaceutical products and orphan drugs, on its strategic review process
Assets and operations of Actavis Generics in the UK and Ireland from Teva Pharmaceutical Industries 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)
Portfolio of 14 Outlicensing generic products in the EEA from Teva Pharmaceutical Industries 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).
U.S. rights to Toprol-XL (AstraZeneca)
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.
Texas Competitive Electric Holdings and its subsidiaries
Advised Texas Competitive Electric Holdings, Texas’ largest power generator and competitive retail electricity provider, and its subsidiaries at the direction of its independent director in connection with its and Energy Future Holdings’ Chapter 11 proceedings
van Gansewinkel Groep BV
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.
Advised TEGNA, Inc., a major broadcasting and digital marketing services company, on the spin-off of Cars.com and the creation of two independent publicly traded companies: one focused on television broadcasting and one focused on the online automotive marketplace.
Valves & Controls Business of Pentair
Advised Emerson, a diversified global technology and industrial company, on the acquisition of the Valves & Controls business of Pentair
Advised ASX-listed Bionomics, a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the treatment of serious central nervous system disorders and cancer, on a consultation process with shareholders following calls for Board change, leading to the formation of a shareholder working group of leading institutional investors and company-led Board renewal.
Whistler Blackcomb Holdings 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.
Advised A. O. Smith Corporation, a leading manufacturer of residential and commercial water heaters and boilers, on the acquisition of Aquasana, a premium water treatment company, from L Catterton
Advised Derma Sciences, Inc., a tissue regeneration company focused on advanced wound and burn care, on the acquisition of a proprietary regenerative medicine products company BioD, LLC and a concurrent private placement.
New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., Inc.
Advised New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., Inc. on $555 million of secured financings, including a new $450 million senior secured term loan and substantial amendments to its existing $105 million ABL revolver
U.S. rights to an authorized generic version of Adderall XR
Advised Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. on the divestment of the U.S. rights to an authorized generic version of Adderall XR
U.S. rights to 37 approved and 5 pipeline generic products
Advised Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. on the divestment of the U.S. rights to 42 generic products
Served as independent financial advisor to the Board of Directors of Gannett in connection with its acquisition of ReachLocal
U.S. rights to a broad portfolio of 18 generic products from Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.
Advised Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. on the divestment of the U.S. rights to a broad portfolio of 18 generic products to Impax Laboratories, Inc.
U.S. rights to 2 generic drug products from Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.
Advised Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. on the divestment of the U.S. rights to 2 generic drug products to Zydus Cadila
Dobbies Garden Centres
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
U.S. rights to 5 generic injectable drug products from Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.
Advised Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. on the divestment of the U.S. rights to 5 generic injectable drug products to Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Advised QLT Inc. on its merger with Aegerion Pharmaceuticals and concurrent equity raise to create a rare disease-focused global biopharmaceutical organization
U.S. rights to 8 generic drug products from Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.
Advised Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. on the divestment of the U.S. rights to 8 generic drug products to Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories
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
Patties Foods Ltd
Advised Patties Foods Ltd (ASX:PFL), the leading Australian branded frozen food Company, with market leadership in the frozen savoury and frozen dessert segments, on its proposed sale to Pacific Equity Partners via Scheme of Arrangement
Apex International Energy Management LLC
Advised Apex International Energy Management, a newly formed oil and gas venture focused on the Middle East and North Africa regions, in the private equity fund-raising process with multiple energy-focused financial sponsors, ultimately resulting in an initial $500 million capital commitment from Warburg Pincus.
Equinix Data Center Assets
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
Advised Brasil/CT on a capital injection made by Invest Tech in the Company. Brasil/CT specializes in the e-commerce market and is a leader in B2C and B2B full-commerce and loyalty operations in Brazil. Invest Tech is an investment manager focused on venture capital and private equity in the technology and telecom sectors
Portfolio of synthetic royalty and milestone rights on multiple cardiovascular programs
Advised CorMatrix Cardiovascular, a leading medical device company with a differentiated extracellular matrix technology, on the sale of a portfolio of synthetic royalty and milestone rights on multiple cardiovascular programs
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
Fairway Group Holdings Corp.
Advised Fairway Group Holdings Corp., a grocery store chain operating fifteen stores in the New York metropolitan area, in connection with its pre-packaged Chapter 11 bankruptcy plan
Broadcom’s Wireless Internet of Things (IoT) Business Unit
Advised Cypress Semiconductor, a leading provider of high-performance, mixed-signal, programmable solutions worldwide, on its acquisition of Broadcom’s Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and ZigBee product lines for automotive, industrial and consumer IoT markets
Divestment assets of Ball and Rexam
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
Elavon do Brasil
Advised Minneapolis-based U.S. Bancorp, the fifth largest commercial bank in the United States, and the parent company of Elavon, Inc., in the sale of its 50.1 percent majority stake in São Paulo-based, Elavon do Brasil to Stone Pagamentos, a local market, privately-held merchant acquirer.
Total Care Medicaid Plan
Advised Molina Healthcare Inc., a provider of managed health care services under the Medicaid and Medicare programs, on the acquisition of Universal American’s Total Care Medicaid plan
Frieze Events Ltd. / Frieze Publishing Ltd.
Advised Frieze, the premier art events and media company, on its strategic investment and partnership with WME IMG Global
Wireless Infrastructure Group
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
Advised WorldMark on the sale of Sewells Group to MSX International, a global provider of outsourced business solutions. Sewells, headquartered in Shanghai, is a leading provider of automotive dealership development services across Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East
Rofin-Sinar Technologies, 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
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.
Perseus Books LLC
Advised Perseus Books LLC, a leading independent publishing company, on the sale of its client services business to Ingram Content Group Inc.
Perseus Books LLC
Advised Perseus Books LLC, a leading independent publishing company, on the sale of its publishing business to Hachette Book Group, Inc.
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
11 Private Equity Fund Positions Managed by NBGI Private Equity and Team’s Spinout
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
Advised Hortifruti, Brazil's number one premium retailer of healthy food, on the sale of a significant minority stake to Partners Group, a global private markets investment manager
Antin Solar Investments
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
Airopack Technology Group AG
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
Heartland Payment Systems, Inc.
Advised Heartland Payment Systems, Inc., one of the nation’s largest payment companies, on its sale to Global Payments Inc., a leading worldwide provider of payment technology services
Specialized Anodized Extrusion Holding Switzerland AG (Spandex)
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
Blount International, Inc.
Advised the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Blount International Inc., a leading global manufacturer of saw chains, guide bars, sprockets and other equipment for the forestry, agriculture and construction markets, on its sale to American Securities LLC and P2 Capital Partners, LLC
Air Warfare Destroyer Reform Strategy
Advised the Commonwealth Government of Australia as represented by the Department of Finance in relation to the Air Warfare Destroyer Reform Strategy
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
Incotec Group BV
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
Advised Saga plc on the disposal of Allied Healthcare, the leading local authority-funded domiciliary care business in the UK, to AURELIUS Investments
Lane Industries Incorporated
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.
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.
Reaction Engines Limited
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
Advised Omnicell, Inc., a leading supplier to health systems of automation solutions and business analytics software for medication and supply management, on the acquisition of Aesynt, Inc., a provider of integrated pharmacy automation solutions for hospitals and health systems
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
DCG Systems, Inc.
Advised FEI Company, a designer and manufacturer of a broad range of high-performance microscopy workflow solutions, on its $160 million acquisition of DCG Systems, Inc., a leading supplier of electrical fault characterization, localization and editing equipment
Stemcor Holdings Limited
Advised Stemcor Holdings Limited, the global steel trader, on their restructuring of $1.0bn of senior and junior debt and the refinancing of a $1.1bn working capital facility
Professional Service Industries, Inc.
Advised Intertek Group plc, a leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide, on its $330 million acquisition of Professional Service Industries, Inc. (“PSI”), a leading US based provider of testing and assurance services to commercial and civil construction markets
Willbros Professional Services
Advised Willbros Group, Inc. on the sale of its Professional Services segment to TRC Companies, Inc.
Advised Alcoa Inc. on its separation into two independent, publicly-traded companies
International Medical Group, Inc.
Advised International Medical Group, Inc., a leader in the global insurance and assistance services market, on its sale to ABRY Partners
COOEC Fluor Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.
Advised Fluor Corporation on its $489 million investment for a 49% interest in a joint venture with Offshore Oil Engineering Co., Ltd. (COOEC) to own, operate and manage the Zhuhai Fabrication Yard in China’s Guangdong province
Victorian Thoroughbred Racing Media Rights
Advised Tabcorp Holdings Limited (“Tabcorp”), a leading diversified Australian entertainment group with wagering, gaming, racing media and Keno operations, on reaching agreement on a long-term deal for domestic broadcast, digital and international media rights for Victorian thoroughbred racing content
Advised Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., a leading global pharmaceutical company, on the acquisition of Allergan plc’s Generics business
Gala Coral Limited
Advised 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
HD Supply Power Solutions
Advised Anixter International on its $825mm acquisition of HD Supply’s Power Solutions business, creating a leading North American utility and electrical distribution platform
Altegra Health, Inc.
Advised Emdeon, a leading healthcare information technology company, on the acquisition of Altegra Health, a national provider of technology and intervention platforms for value-based healthcare
28-property portfolio of independent living senior housing properties from affiliates of Holiday Retirement, an entity controlled by Fortress Investment Group
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.
Niska Gas Storage Partners
Advised the Conflicts Committee of the Board of Directors of Niska and provided a fairness opinion on its sale to Brookfield
Aralez Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Advised QLT Inc. on its strategic equity investment in Aralez Pharmaceuticals Inc., a newly formed global specialty pharmaceutical company resulting from the business combination of POZEN Inc. and Tribute Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc., and the special distribution of the Aralez shares to QLT shareholders.
Moorebank Intermodal Terminal Project
Advised the Australian Government on the public-private partnership with a consortium comprising Qube (ASX: QUB) and Aurizon (ASX:AZJ) to develop and operate a A$1.9 billion import /export and interstate intermodal terminal as well as associated warehousing and rail infrastructure in Moorebank, Sydney
Portfolio of GlaxoSmithKline plc consumer and OTC brands
Advised GlaxoSmithKline plc, a leading British pharmaceutical company, on the disposal of a portfolio of consumer and OTC brands to Omega Pharma NV, a subsidiary of Perrigo Company plc
Telecity Group plc
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
Nordstrom, Inc. (Credit Card Assets)
Advised The Toronto-Dominion Bank Group on its acquisition of Nordstrom, Inc.’s credit card assets
Scholastic Corporation’s Educational Technology and Services business
Advised Scholastic Corporation, a children’s publishing and education company, on the sale of its Educational Technology and Services business to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company, an educational and trade publisher
Tate & Lyle plc
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
Refinancing of syndicated bank debt facilities
Advised Primary Health Care on the refinancing of its A$1.25 billion syndicated bank debt facilities
Quindell plc’s Professional Services Division
Advised Slater and Gordon Limited, an ASX-listed international consumer law firm, on the acquisition of Quindell plc’s Professional Services Division, the UK’s leading personal injury law firm operating across the claims value chain, and associated A$890 million equity and A$375 million debt raisings
Advised AA plc, the UK’s leading roadside assistance provider, on the refinancing of its high yield bond and PIK instrument
RTI International Metals, Inc
Advised Alcoa Inc. on the acquisition of RTI International Metals, Inc., a leading producer and global supplier of titanium mill products and a manufacturer of fabricated titanium and specialty metal components, principally for the commercial aerospace and defense sectors
Advised Kerry Group plc, a global leader in food ingredients and flavor technologies, on the sale of its Australian subsidiary Kerry Pinnacle, an integrated manufacturer and distributor of bakery ingredients and prepared bakery products, to Pacific Equity Partners
The Warehouse Group Limited
Advised Woolworths Limited, Australia’s largest supermarket operator, on strategic options for the divestment of its 8.8% holding in The Warehouse Group, New Zealand’s largest general merchandise retailer
Lion's Everyday Cheese Business
Advised Lion, a leading Australasian food and beverage company wholly owned by Japanese conglomerate Kirin, on the sale of its Everyday Cheese business to Warrnambool Cheese & Butter, a listed Australian dairy company controlled by the Canadian dairy player Saputo
Azelis Group (majority owned by 3i)
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
Softcard (JVL Ventures, LLC)
Advised Softcard, a joint venture of AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile focused on mobile payments and commerce, on the sale of certain assets to Google
GFI Group Inc.
Advised the Special Committee of GFI Group Inc. on its sale to BGC Partners, Inc.
Advised Ball Corporation, a leading manufacturer of metal packaging products for the global beverage, food, personal care and household products industries as well as a provider of systems and technologies for the aerospace industry, on the acquisition of Rexam plc, a leading beverage can manufacturer
John Laing plc
Advised Henderson Equity Partners on the initial public offering of John Laing plc, a leading originator, active investor and manager of international infrastructure projects
Wireline assets of Verizon Communications in California, Florida and Texas
Advised the Board of Directors of Frontier in connection with its acquisition of wireline assets from Verizon in California, Florida and Texas
WEGU Holding GmbH
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
Advised Airnorth, Australia’s largest independent Airline, on the sale of 85% of its shares on issue to Bristow Group, a leading provider of helicopter services to the worldwide offshore energy industry, for an implied 100% equity value of US$44m
NSW Thoroughbred Racing Media Rights
Advised Tabcorp Holdings Limited (“Tabcorp”), a leading diversified Australian entertainment group with wagering, gaming, racing media and Keno operations, on reaching agreement on a long-term deal for domestic broadcast, digital and international media rights for NSW thoroughbred racing content, and a contemporaneous Pay TV deal with Foxtel
Provided fairness opinion to the Board of Directors of MeadWestvaco on the merger with RockTenn to create a powerful global provider of consumer and corrugated packaging solutions
Hitachi Appliances, Inc.
Advised Hitachi, LTD / Hitachi Appliances, Inc, a leading global industrial conglomerate focused on information and telecommunications systems, power systems and social systems, on their formation of a global HVAC joint venture with Johnson Controls
Hiland Partners, LP
Advised Hiland Partners, a leading midstream energy company with operations primarily in the Bakken Shale, on its sale to Kinder Morgan, North America’s largest energy infrastructure company
Chandler Macleod Group Limited
Advised Recruit Holdings Co.,Ltd, the leading global staffing services company in Japan, on the acquisition of Chandler Macleod Group Limited, a major general recruitment company
Peoplebank Holdings PTY LTD
Advised Recruit Holdings Co.,Ltd, the leading global staffing services company in Japan, on the acquisition of Peoplebank Holdings PTY LTD, Australasia’s leading IT&T recruitment company
NYK Ports LLC
Advised NYK Ports LLC, a leading port operating and stevedoring company, on the sale of a 49% stake to Macquarie Infrastructure Partners, a leading Australian infrastructure fund
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
Advised Nippon Television Holdings, a media and content company engaged in production and broadcasting primarily in Japan, on the acquisition of Tipness Limited, the fourth largest fitness club company in Japan, from Suntory Holdings and Marubeni Corporation
Muelles y Ballestas Hispano-Alemanas, S.A.
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.
Voya Financial, Inc.
Advised the Independent Committee of the Board of Directors of Voya Financial, Inc. in connection with Voya Financial, Inc.’s repurchase of 4.5mm shares (aggregate repurchase of $175mm) from ING Groep N.V.
Detroit Retirement Systems
Advised the General Retirement System of the City of Detroit and the Police and Fire Retirement System of the City of Detroit (the Detroit Retirement Systems) in connection with the City of Detroit's Chapter 9 bankruptcy proceedings
Boart Longyear Ltd.
Advised the Board of Directors of Boart Longyear, the world’s leading supplier of drilling services and equipment for mining and drilling companies, on its strategic review process and subsequent comprehensive recapitalization transactions with certain affiliates of Centerbridge Partners, L.P.
Nuplex Industries’ Specialties and Masterbatch businesses
Advised Nuplex Industries, a dual listed (ASX/NZX) global manufacturer, developer and distributor of resins and additives, on the sale of its specialty chemicals and masterbatch businesses to CHAMP Private Equity, a leading Australian private equity firm
Modern Star Pty Ltd
Advised Modern Star, Australia and New Zealand’s #1 supplier of education resources and educational toys, on the sale of 90% of its shares to Navis Capital, a leading private equity group focused on investments in South and Southeast Asia
Advised Masco Corporation, a leading global provider of home improvement and building products, on the tax-free spin-off of its Installation Services business
Atwood Mobile Products, LLC
Advised Dometic Group AB, a portfolio company of EQT, on its acquisition of Atwood Mobile Products, a global manufacturer of appliances and hardware for the RV, On-/Off-Highway and Marine industries
Voya Financial, Inc.
Advised the Independent Committee of the Board of Directors of Voya Financial, Inc. in connection with Voya Financial, Inc.’s repurchase of 7.7mm shares (aggregate repurchase of $300mm) from ING Groep N.V.
Advised Capvis, one of the leading buyout firms in Switzerland, on the acquisition of Faster S.p.A., one of the top 2 global manufacturers of quick-release hydraulic couplings
Advised MannKind, a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of therapeutic products for patients with diabetes, on a collaboration with Sanofi, comprising licensing, supply and loan facility agreements with respect to licensing the Company’s lead product AFREZZA. MannKind will receive up to $925 million in upfront and milestone payments plus 35% of future profits.
Advised Anixter International Inc., a leading global distributor of enterprise cabling and security solutions, electrical and electronic wire and cable, and OEM supply fasteners and other small parts, on its acquisition of Tri-Ed from Audax Group
Siemens Health Services
Advised Cerner Corporation, a leader in healthcare information services, on the acquisition of the assets of Siemens Aktiengesellschaft’s healthcare information technology business unit, Siemens Health Services, for $1.3 billion in cash.
Gannett Co., Inc.
Advised Gannett Co., Inc. a media and marketing solutions company, on the spin-off of its Publishing business and the creation of two separate media companies: one focused on television broadcasting and digital marketing and one focused on newspapers.
Advised Gannett Co., Inc. a media and marketing solutions company, on its acquisition of Cars.com (part of Classified Ventures, LLC), a provider of online auto advertising solutions and consumer content.
Global Trade Information Services, Inc.
Advised Global Trade Information Services, the world’s leading supplier of international merchandise trade data, on the sale of the company to IHS.
Clinuvel Pharmaceuticals Limited
Advised Clinuvel, a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing drugs for the treatment of a range of severe skin disorders, in response to an unsolicited proposal to acquire the business from Retrophin, a pharmaceutical company focused on the development, acquisition and commercialization of drugs for the treatment of serious, catastrophic or rare diseases
Stakes in David Jones and Country Road
Advised Solomon Lew in reviewing his strategic options in relation to David Jones and Country Road. Mr Lew ultimately sold his 11.8% stake in the tightly held Country Road to Woolworths Holdings. Woolworths Holdings also acquired David Jones, Australia’s premier department store, in which Mr Lew held a 9.9% stake
QR Energy, LP
Advised QR Energy, LP on the merger with Breitburn Energy Partners LP to create the largest oil-weighted MLP in the upstream oil & gas sector
TUI Travel Plc
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)
Firth Rixson Limited
Advised Alcoa Inc. on the acquisition of Firth Rixson Limited, a leading provider of highly engineered rings, industrial forgings and specialized metal products primarily to the aerospace industry
Frank Russell Company
Advised LSEG on the proposed acquisition of Frank Russell Company, the number one provider of benchmarks to US-focused equity funds and a leading provider of multi-asset class investment solutions, from Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, including acting as Joint Sponsor to LSEG on its $1.6 billion rights issue
Western World Insurance Group, Inc.
Advised Validus Holdings, Ltd., a leading Bermuda-based provider of reinsurance, insurance, and insurance linked securities management, on its acquisition of Western World Insurance Group, Inc., a specialty U.S. commercial insurer
Frauenthal Automotive Sales GmbH
Advised The Boler Company, parent of truck component supplier Hendrickson, on the acquisition of Frauenthal Automative Sales GmbH, a European manufacturer of leaf springs and stabilizers
Advised the management buy-in team on the acquisition by leading institutional investors of AA Limited from Acromas and simultaneous listing on the London Stock Exchange
Publications International, Ltd. Children’s Division
Advised Publications International, a leading consumer book publisher, on the sale of its Children’s Division to Jiangsu Phoenix Publishing and Media Corporation Limited
Filter Specialists, Inc.
Advised Filter Specialists, Inc., a global manufacturer of industrial liquid filtration solutions, on its sale to Pall Corporation
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
Investec Bank (Australia) Limited
Advised Investec Bank (Australia) Limited on the sale of its Professional Finance and Asset Finance and Leasing businesses, its deposit book, and its Australian banking licence to Bank of Queensland Limited (“BOQ”). BOQ is a leading regional Australian bank which provides retail and business banking
Advised Flint Group, a portfolio company of CVC Capital Partners and a global leader in the manufacturing of printing inks and consumables on its sale to a consortium consisting of Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking and the private equity arm of Koch Industries
Advised ARTnews, the world's oldest and most widely circulated art magazine, on its sale to Skate Capital Corp., a private art and media industry investment vehicle
Dillard's, Inc. (Credit Card Assets)
Advised Dillard’s, Inc. on a strategic alliance relating to its credit card business with Wells Fargo & Company
ING U.S., Inc.
Advised the Independent Committee of the Board of Directors of ING U.S., Inc. in connection with ING U.S., Inc’s repurchase of 7.2mm shares (aggregate repurchase of $250mm) from ING Groep N.V.
Advised Reckitt Benckiser, a leading consumer goods manufacturer, on the acquisition of the global rights to the K-Y brand, a leader in intimate lubricants
Advised the Board of Directors of Safeway Inc., a leading food and drug retailer, on its acquisition by Albertsons
Advised Gannett Co., Inc., a media and marketing solutions company, on the sale of its stake in the online real estate classifieds service Apartments.com (part of Classified Ventures, LLC) to CoStar Group, a provider of information services to the commercial real estate industry
hibu plc (formerly Yell Group plc)
Advised hibu, a full service provider of digital and print marketing services for SMEs and owner of print directory brands Yellow Pages (UK), Yellowbook (US) and Paginas Amarillas (Spain), on the comprehensive restructuring of its £2.2 billion balance sheet debt
Essar Energy plc
Advised the Independent Committee of the Board of Essar Energy plc in connection with possible offers from Essar Global Fund Limited, its 78% shareholder, for the remaining shares it does not already own and $550m convertible bonds issued by Essar Energy plc
Advised BancTec, Inc., a leading business process outsourcing company, on its acquisition by HandsOn3, LLC and subsequent combination with Dataforce Group to create one of the largest pure-play BPO businesses, spanning over 50 countries
Forest Laboratories Inc.
Advised Actavis plc, a global, integrated specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing, manufacturing and distributing generic, brand and biosimilar products on its acquisition of Forest Laboratories Inc.
New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., Inc.
Advised New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., Inc. on the refinancing of its $145 million credit with facility with a new $175 million credit facility
Unfors Raysafe AB
Advised the Sixth Swedish National Pension Fund on the sale of Unfors Raysafe AB, a provider of easy-to-use products that help to reduce unnecessary radiation exposure, to Fluke Biomedical Corp., a subsidiary of Danaher Corp. that manufactures biomedical test and simulation products
Thiele Kaolin Company
Advised Thiele Kaolin Company, a miner and processor of kaolin clay, on a leveraged capitalization and repurchase of a 40% stock interest from Stora Enso Oyj
Residential property portfolio of Grainger plc
Advised Grainger plc on the sale of a portfolio of 1,203 residential home reversion properties located across the UK to Clifden Holdings Limited
Fidelis SeniorCare Inc. (Michigan Heath Plan)
Advised Fidelis SeniorCare Inc., a healthcare provider focused on the care of the elderly, on the sale of a majority of its SecureCare Michigan health plan to Centene Corporation, a managed care provider focused on the Medicaid space
Advised Catalyst Investment Managers on the sale of its portfolio company Global Television, Australia’s largest provider of outsourced broadcasting and video production services, to NEP Inc., a leading provider of total broadcast solutions in the US, UK and Brazil. NEP is majority-owned by private funds managed by Crestview Partners
Open Colleges Australia Pty Ltd
Advised Open Colleges, Australia’s leading privately owned online provider in the high-growth vocational education and training sector, on the sale of a 70% stake (plus exit arrangements for the balance) to Apollo Education Group, Inc., one of North America’s largest private education providers
AT&T (Connecticut Wireline Operations)
Advised AT&T Inc. on the sale of its wireline operations in the State of Connecticut to Frontier Communications
Lazada Group GmbH
Advised Tesco plc, a listed FTSE 100 retailer, on its acquisition of a significant minority shareholding in Lazada, the leading online general merchandise retailer in South East Asia
Advised Japan Tobacco Inc in connection with the acquisition of a minority stake in Megapolis Distribution B.V., Russia’s leading tobacco distributor
Berry Petroleum Co.
Advised the Independent Directors of LINN Energy, LLC, the largest oil & gas upstream MLP, related to the amended terms of the acquisition of Berry Petroleum Company
Leather Services Business Unit of Clariant International Ltd
Advised Clariant International Ltd, the Swiss specialty chemicals company, on the sale of its Leather Services Business Unit to Stahl Holdings (portfolio company of Wendel), a leading supplier in the leather chemicals and performance coating industries
U.S. Forestlands and Partnership Interest in the South Carolina Real Estate Assets of MeadWestvaco
Provided fairness opinion to the Board of Directors of MeadWestvaco Corporation on the sale of its U.S. forestlands and a partnership stake in its South Carolina Real Estate assets to Plum Creek Timber
Devon Energy Corporation (U.S. Midstream Assets)
Advised Crosstex Energy, Inc. & Crosstex Energy, L.P., a leading U.S. based midstream company, on the creation of a new midstream energy partnership with Devon Energy Corporation, a top-five U.S. independent exploration & production company
Detergents & Intermediates Business Unit of Clariant International Ltd
Advised Clariant International Ltd, the Swiss specialty chemicals company, on the sale of its Detergents & Intermediates Business Unit to International Chemical Investors Group, a privately owned industrial holding company focusing on mid-sized chemicals and pharmaceutical businesses
Electronics Manufacturing Solutions Segment of CTS Corporation
Advised CTS Corporation on the sale of its Electronics Manufacturing Solutions segment, an electronics contract manufacturing service provider, to Benchmark Electronics
Tesco PLC's Chinese retail operations
Advised Tesco PLC on the formation of a joint venture with China Resources Enterprise, a Hong Kong listed, Chinese retailer, to create the leading multi-format retailer in China
Fresh & Easy (owned by Tesco plc)
Advised Tesco plc, a listed FTSE 100 retailer, on the sale of a substantive part of Fresh & Easy’s operating business to YFE Holdings, Inc, an affiliate of The Yucaipa Companies, LLC
Sinclair Knight Merz
Advised Sinclair Knight Merz, a leading projects firm, with global capability in strategic consulting, engineering and project delivery on its recommended merger with Jacobs Engineering
Lucozade & Ribena brands (owned by GSK)
Advised GlaxoSmithKline, the UK listed international pharmaceutical and consumer company, on the sale of its nutritional drinks brands Lucozade and Ribena to Suntory Beverage & Food Ltd
Aztec (subsidiary of Dentsu Inc.)
Advised Dentsu Inc., Asia’s largest advertising agency, on the sale of its retail data analytics subsidiary Aztec, to IRI, a global market research company
American Roads LLC
Advised American Roads LLC, the operator of five toll road facilities in the United States and Canada, in connection with its pre-arranged Chapter 11 proceedings
Advised Elders on the sale of Futuris Automotive, Australia’s largest automotive component manufacturer, to Clearlake Capital, a US based private equity firm
Schenck Process Holding GmbH
Advised Schenck Process Holding GmbH, a global leader in bulk material handling, providing applications incorporating weighing, feeding, screening and automation solutions, on the establishment and implementation of a refinancing solution leading to the amendment and extension of its existing senior and mezzanine syndicated facilities
CPP Group plc
Advised on the comprehensive restructuring of its balance sheet, including sale of the US business, terming out the existing RCF and creation of additional liquidity by the long term deferral of business partner payments
Lincoln Benefit Life, a subsidiary of the Allstate Corporation
Advised the limited partners of Resolution Life L.P. in the proposed acquisition by its subsidiary, Resolution Life Holdings, Inc., of Lincoln Benefit Life for $600mm
Tesoro Hawaii, LLC
Advised the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Par Petroleum in connection with its acquisition of Tesoro Hawaii, LLC from Tesoro Corporation
A$1.6b non-core loan portfolio
Advised Suncorp Group Ltd (ASX:SUN), a leading general insurance, retail banking and life insurance group in Australia and New Zealand, on the sale of a A$1.6b portfolio of performing and non-performing (corporate and property) loans to Goldman Sachs Group Inc., an American multinational investment banking firm
Advised Transpower New Zealand, the state owned owner-operator of New Zealand’s electricity distribution network on the sale of its wholly owned subsidiary d-cyphaTrade Limited to the Australian Securities Exchange. d-cyphaTrade specializes in the design and marketing of Australian electricity derivatives traded on the ASX24 derivatives platform
iSelect (30% shareholding)
Advised Mi9, a joint venture between Microsoft and Nine Entertainment Co, and one of Australia’s leading digital media companies, on the sale of its 30% holding in iSelect, a leading Australian online-driven comparison service, as part of the Initial Public Offering of iSelect
Warner Chilcott, plc
Advised Actavis, Inc., a global, integrated specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing, manufacturing and distributing generic, branded and biosimilar products on its acquisition of Warner Chilcott plc
Healthcare Finance Group, LLC
Advised Fifth Street Finance Corp., a specialty finance company with approximately $2 billion of assets under management, on the acquisition of Healthcare Finance Group, LLC, a specialty lender providing asset-based lending and term loan products to the healthcare industry
Crestwood Midstream Partners LP
Advised Inergy, a leading diversified midstream energy company, and its affiliates on their merger with Crestwood Midstream Partners LP and affiliates
Jeminex’s Industrial & Safety division
Advised AMP Capital on the sale of Jeminex’s Industrial & Safety division, Australia’s second largest industrial and safety business with branches across Australia, to Bunzl plc
Advised Azelis S.A., a Pan-European distributor of specialty chemicals owned by funds managed by 3i plc, on its covenant reset and a two year maturity extension of its €240m syndicated debt package
Advised Danone, a world leading food company, on its business and capital alliance with Yakult Honsha, the largest probiotic dairy product manufacturer in Japan
Advised GrainCorp Limited on the unsolicited takeover offer from Archer Daniels Midland Company, a global agribusiness that converts oilseeds, corn, wheat and cocoa into products for food, animal feed and energy uses
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
50% of El Paso Natural Gas and 50% of El Paso Midstream Investment Company
Advised the Independent Directors of the Board of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners on the acquisition of 50% of El Paso Natural Gas, a ~10,000 mile natural gas pipeline system connecting the Permian Basin in Texas / New Mexico with key consumer markets in Arizona, California and Mexico, and 50% of El Paso Midstream Investment Company which includes oil and gas gathering and processing assets in the Altamont region in Northeast Utah and in the Eagle Ford shale play in Southwest Texas
Trivett Automotive Group
Advised Inchcape plc, the leading independent international automotive distributor and retailer, on the acquisition of Trivett Automotive Group, the leading luxury and premium automotive group in Australia
Broadcast Rights for V8 Supercars
Advised Archer Capital, a leading Australian private equity firm, and its portfolio company V8 Supercars Australia, on the sale of the Australian FTA television broadcasting rights for V8 Supercars to Seven, a leading Free to Air broadcaster in Australia
Advised SUPERVALU, a leading food retailer, on the sale of its New Albertsons, Inc. subsidiary to an investor group led by Cerberus Capital Management L.P. In addition to the sale, Greenhill also advised the Company on a simultaneous equity tender offer by Cerberus for up to a 30% stake in pro forma SUPERVALU
Sanyo DI Solution
Advised Advantage Partners, a leading private equity fund in Japan, on the acquisition of 100% stake in Sanyo DI Solution, the digital still camera OEM business in SANYO Electric, a group company of Panasonic
Australian Portable Buildings
Advised CHAMP Ventures on the sale of its portfolio company Australian Portable Buildings, a leading Australian manufacturer of customized modular buildings, to a consortium comprising Black Diamond Group and WEQ Britco
Advised Stora Enso Oyj, a global paper, packaging and wood products producer headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, in connection with the Chapter 11 proceeding of NewPage, the largest North American coated-paper manufacturer
Advised Det Norske Veritas on its merger with Germanischer Lloyd to create the third largest player in the Testing, Inspection and Certification industry, focused on ship classification, oil & gas and energy
Thiele Kaolin Company
Advised Thiele Kaolin Company, a miner and processor of kaolin clay, on a range of strategic options, resulting in a leveraged recapitalization and special dividend
American International Group (AIG)
Advised the United States Department of the Treasury (“UST”) on the full reduction of its 92% ownership stake in the insurer through numerous Secondary Public Offering Transactions
Advised the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of TNS, Inc., a leading global provider of data communications and interoperability solutions, on its sale to Siris Capital Group, a private equity firm focused on complex, control equity investments in the telecom, technology and technology-enabled business service sectors
Champion Flour Limited
Advised Goodman Fielder, a leading Australian listed food company, on the sale of its New Zealand flour milling business, Champion Flour, to Nisshin Seifun Group Inc.
Archstone Enterprise LP
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
Advised the Norwegian Government in relation to some specific issues in connection with the restructuring of SAS, the leading airline group in Northern Europe
Aurelian Oil & Gas PLC
Advised Aurelian Oil & Gas, an AIM-listed E&P company primarily focused on natural gas exploration in Central Europe, on its recommended merger with AIM-listed peer San Leon Energy PLC
Advised Lonmin plc, the world’s third largest primary producer of Platinum Group Metals, on a comprehensive refinancing of its balance sheet, including an underwritten ~$817m rights issue and amendments to its existing ~$929m debt facilities
Advised RedPrairie on the acquisition of JDA Software, a leading provider of supply chain management software
SKY Network Television Limited
Advised Todd Corporation, a major New Zealand family office, on the divestment of its 11.1% holding in SKY Network Television Limited, New Zealand’s leading provider of pay television services
Investments of AP Alternative Assets, L.P.
Advised the Special Committee of the Conflicts Committee of the Board of Directors of Athene Holding Ltd. in connection with the purchase of non-cash investment assets of AP Alternative Assets L.P.
Target Corporation’s REDcard credit card assets
Advised The Toronto-Dominion Bank Group on its acquisition of Target Corporation’s REDcard credit card assets
Advised ASML Holding NV, a leading provider of lithography systems for the semiconductor industry, on its acquisition of Cymer, Inc., a leading supplier of lithography light sources used by chipmakers to manufacture advanced semiconductor devices
Phaidon Press Limited
Advised Phaidon Press Limited (“Phaidon”) and its owner, Richard Schlagman, on the sale of the company to the family of Leon Black. Founded in 1923, Phaidon is a leading branded publishing and media company focused on the visual arts, culture and lifestyle sectors
Advised the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Guardian Industries, one of the world’s leading glass manufacturers, in connection with its recapitalization and sale of a minority stake to Koch Industries
The Hartford’s Individual Life Insurance Business
Advised The Hartford, a leading provider of insurance and wealth management services, on the divestiture of its Individual Life Insurance Business to Prudential Financial, Inc.
Alesco Corporation Limited
Advised Alesco, a supplier of building products into the Australian and New Zealand markets, on the unsolicited takeover offer from DuluxGroup, a manufacturer and supplier of paints and other surface coatings, and home improvement and garden care products
Dick Smith Electronics, a subsidiary of Woolworths Limited
Advised Woolworths Limited, Australia’s largest supermarket operator, on the sale of its Consumer Electronics retail chain, Dick Smith Electronics, to Anchorage Capital Partners
Advised Norwest Equity Partners on the sale of its portfolio company Becker Underwood, a global leader in the development and commercialization of yield-improving seed-applied biological products for the Agricultural market, to BASF, the world’s largest chemical company
Ramtron International Corporation
Advised Cypress Semiconductor Corporation, a leading provider of mixed-signal and programmable solutions worldwide, on its unsolicited acquisition of Ramtron International Corporation, a leading provider of ferroelectric random access memory (F-RAM) devices
The Hartford’s Retirement Plans Group
Advised The Hartford, a leading provider of insurance and wealth management services, on the divestiture of its Retirement Plans Group to Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, a leading mutual life insurance company
DMG Radio Australia, a subsidiary of Daily Mail and Guardian Trust Plc
Advised Daily Mail and Guardian Trust plc (DMGT), on the sale of its remaining 50% interest in its Radio business in Australia to Illyria Pty, a private investment company of Lachlan Murdoch. The Radio operations comprise two national music networks in Australia
Performance Coatings division of E. I. DuPont de Nemours and Company
Advised E. I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company, a global diversified chemicals company, on the sale of its Performance Coatings division to an affiliate of The Carlyle Group, a leading private equity firm
Goodman Fielder’s Australian and New Zealand edible fats and oils business (Integro)
Advised Goodman Fielder, Australia’s leading listed food company, on the divestment of its Australian and New Zealand edible fats and oils business to a joint venture between Graincorp, an ASX listed international agribusiness company, and Gardner Smith
Advised Deltek, Inc., the leading global provider of enterprise software and information solutions for professional services firms and government contractors, on its acquisition by Thoma Bravo, LLC
ITX (Mobile Phone Retailing Business)
Advised Japan Industrial Partners, a leading private equity firm in Japan, on the acquisition of mobile phone retailing business from ITX, a mobile phones marketer and distributor in Japan
Broadcast Rights for the National Rugby League
Advised the Australian Rugby League Commission on the sale of the Australian television broadcasting rights for the National Rugby League to Nine, a leading Free to Air broadcaster and Fox Sports, Australia’s largest pay TV broadcaster (partially owned by News Limited)
Coventry Health Care Inc.
Advised Coventry Health Care Inc., a diversified managed health care company that offers a full portfolio of managed care products serving the commercial group and individual, Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D and Medicaid markets, on its acquisition by Aetna
Journal Communications, Inc.
Advised the Board of Directors of Journal Communications, Inc., a diversified media company with newspaper and broadcasting interests, in connection with the repurchase of 100% of the issued and outstanding shares of its Class C Common Stock from successors to the Company’s founding family
Tennessee Gas Pipeline and 50% of El Paso Natural Gas
Advised the Independent Directors of the Board of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners on the acquisition of Tennessee Gas Pipeline, a ~14,000 mile natural gas pipeline system connecting Texas, Louisiana, and the Gulf of Mexico with the northeastern U.S., and 50% of El Paso Natural Gas, a ~10,000 mile natural gas pipeline system connecting the Permian Basin in Texas / New Mexico with key consumer markets in Arizona, California and Mexico
Mediclinic International Limited
Advised Mediclinic International, South Africa’s second largest and Switzerland’s largest provider of private hospital services, on the restructuring of its entire balance sheet, including $2.2 billion debt refinancing in Switzerland and a $0.6 billion rights issue in South Africa
Alpine Access, Inc.
Advised SYKES Enterprises, a leading global provider of outsourced customer contact management solutions and services, on its acquisition of Alpine Access, a leader in at-Home customer contact management solutions and services
Timberland Assets of Forest Capital Partners, LLC
Advised Hancock Timber Resources Group, the largest Timber Investment Management Organization globally and a subsidiary of Hancock Natural Resource Group, Inc., and Molpus Woodlands Group on the acquisition of 1.9 million acres of timberlands from Forest Capital Partners, LLC
Aegis Group plc
Advised Aegis Group plc, a leading global media and digital communications agency, on its sale to Dentsu Inc., the leading advertising group in Asia
ASML Holding NV (minority stake)
Advised the Supervisory Board of ASML on the establishment of a Customer Co-Investment Program including the issue of 23% equity stake and $1.7 billion of R&D funding
WMF Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik AG
Provided fairness opinion to the Executive Management Board of WMF in connection with the voluntary public takeover offer by Finedining Capital GmbH, a holding company in the possession of funds managed by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P.
Village Roadshow Entertainment Group
Advised Village Roadshow Entertainment Group on its $275 million mezzanine and equity capital raise from a group of investors
Pension Trustees of Howden Joinery Group plc
Advised the Pension Trustees of Howden Joinery Group plc in negotiating a revised schedule of deficit reduction payments, and with regards to their security position relative to the Company’s lenders
Little World Beverages
Advised Lion on the acquisition of Little World Beverages, Australia’s largest listed brewer and one of the country’s leading players in the Craft beer segment
Advised Informa plc on the sale of its subsidiary, Robbins-Gioia Inc., to a group of private investors
Polar Ware Company
Advised Polar Ware Company, a food equipment company with a broad product portfolio including soft-serve ice cream and frozen yogurt machines and food serving equipment and smallwares, on its sale to The Vollrath Company, a manufacturer of foodservice products
Peninsula Gaming, LLC
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
Armajaro Trading Limited
Advised Armajaro Trading Limited, a global soft commodity trading house and supply chain manager, on raising mezzanine capital from the International Finance Corporation, a unit of the World Bank
Merlin Securities LLC
Advised Merlin Securities LLC, a leading prime brokerage company in the U.S., on its sale to Wells Fargo
Retail Propane Operations of Inergy, L.P.
Advised Inergy, L.P., a master limited partnership with propane and midstream natural gas operations, on the sale of its retail propane operations to Suburban Propane Partners, L.P., a national propane retailer
Moorebank Intermodal Terminal
Acted as independent advisor to the Australian Government in a peer review of the proposed intermodal terminal linking Sydney’s major port with Australia’s road and rail system
Flow Control Business of Tyco International Ltd.
Provided fairness opinion to the Board of Directors of Pentair, Inc. in connection with its all-stock merger with Tyco Flow Control, a division of Tyco International Ltd. (+Transaction value represents enterprise value of combined entity)
ISTA Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Advised ISTA Pharmaceuticals, an ophthalmic pharmaceutical company, on its sale to Bausch + Lomb, Inc., a global ophthalmic products company
Advised the Board of Viridian, the leading energy utility company in the all-Ireland market, on its refinancing comprising the issue of €313 million and $250 million notes due April 2017
Advised Catalyst Investment Managers on the sale of its portfolio company Aperio Group, Australasia’s leading manufacturer of flexible packaging products, to Amcor Limited, a global leader in packaging solutions
Minority stake in Stadler Rail
Advised Capvis, one of the leading buyout firms in Switzerland and one of the main mid-market private equity firms in German-speaking Europe, on the staged exit from of its 20% minority stake in Stadler Rail, by selling to Peter Spuhler, CEO and majority shareholder in Stadler Rail
Solar PV power plant in Italy
Advised Antin Infrastructure Partners on the acquisition of a c.20MW solar PV power plant in Italy
Robert Wiseman Dairies PLC
Advised Robert Wiseman Dairies PLC, the UK’s largest processor of fresh milk, on a recommended offer from Unternehmensgruppe Theo Müller S.e.c.s.
Advantage Resourcing America, Inc. & Advantage Resourcing Europe B.V.
Advised Recruit Co. Ltd, a leading staffing and publishing company in Japan, on the acquisition of all outstanding shares of Advantage Resourcing America, Inc. & Advantage Resourcing Europe B.V, wholly owned by investment vehicles affiliated with Cerberus Capital Management L.P.
Advised Det Norske Veritas, a global provider of services for managing risk, on its acquisition of a 74.3% stake in KEMA, a leading provider of energy consulting and testing & certification services
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
ISTA Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Advised ISTA Pharmaceuticals, an ophthalmic pharmaceutical company, on its defense against an unsolicited offer from Valeant Pharmaceuticals and on its review of strategic alternatives
Cabot Microelectronics Corporation
Advised Cabot Microelectronics Corporation on its new capital management initiative, including a leveraged recapitalization via a special dividend
U.S. Department of Energy
Advised Herb Allison in an independent review of a $35.9 billion energy loan portfolio
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
Advised the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (“PBGC”) in connection with the Chapter 11 filing of AMR Corporation, the parent company of American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc.
Advised Archer Capital and Ironbridge Capital on the sale of iNova Pharmaceuticals, a leading pharmaceuticals company that sells and distributes a range of prescription and over-the-counter products in Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Southern Africa, to Valeant Pharmaceuticals