Mergers & Acquisitions Case Studies

We highlight a selection of M&A engagements that are representative of the Firm’s assignments.

Aegis Group plc (re Dentsu) - Case Study

Greenhill acted as financial adviser to Aegis, a leading global independent media and digital services business, on its sale to Dentsu, Asia’s largest advertising agency.

Aegis Group plc (re Mitchell) - Case Study

Greenhill advised Aegis Group plc, one of the world’s leading providers of media buying and market research, on its acquisition of Mitchell Communication Group Limited, Australia’s largest independent media buyer, for $328 million.

Alcon, Inc. - Case Study

Greenhill advised the Independent Director Committee of the Board of Directors of Alcon, Inc., the world’s leading provider of pharmaceuticals, surgical devices and consumer products for the ophthalmology field, sale of its publicly held shares to Novartis AG for $12.9 billion.

AvalonBay Communities, Inc. - Case Study

Greenhill advised AvalonBay Communities, Inc., a leading U.S. multifamily REIT, which, along with Equity Residential, acquired the assets of Archstone Enterprise LP, an owner of high-quality apartment communities in major U.S. markets and the largest remaining asset in the Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc. estate, for approximately $16 billion.

Becker Underwood - Case Study

Greenhill advised Becker Underwood, a leading biological products business, on its sale to BASF AG, the world’s largest chemical company, for $1.02 billion.

Capital Power Income L.P. - Case Study

Greenhill advised the board of directors of the general partner of Capital Power Income L.P. (“Capital Power”), a Canadian power trust with a portfolio of 20 power generation assets located in Canada and the United States, on its sale to Atlantic Power Corporation.

Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. - Case Study

Greenhill advised the Affiliated Transaction Committee of Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. on the sale of its North American bottling operations to The Coca-Cola Company and on its concurrent acquisition of The Coca-Cola Company’s bottling operations in the Nordic region.

Coventry Health Care, Inc. - Case Study

Greenhill advised Coventry Health Care, Inc., one of the nation’s largest diversified managed healthcare companies, on its sale to Aetna for $7.3 billion.

Emerson Electric Co. - Case Study

Greenhill advised Emerson Electric on its acquisition of Chloride Group, a manufacturer of uninterruptible power supply systems, for $1.5 billion.

Heiwa Corporation - Case Study

Greenhill advised Heiwa Corporation, a leading manufacturer of amusement machines, on the successful tender offer to acquire 80.5% of PGM Holdings K.K., one of the largest golf club owners and operators in Japan.

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