Mergers & Acquisitions Case Studies

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

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Mergers & Acquisitions

Greenhill's M&A practice includes some of the most experienced professionals in the industry. Drawing on that experience, we are active across the full range of M&A advisory roles:

Sell-side Advisory

Leveraging our independence and lack of conflicts, we have a strong track record in sell side advisory roles. Acting for target companies, special board committees or selling shareholders, we can operate at the heart of any process, assist in negotiations and give impartial and objective advice about the merits of bids received.

Buy-side Advisory

We have a strong record of successful buy side advisory assignments in relation to public or private target companies and are able to advise interested buyers on attractive targets through our global network of relationships.

Merger Advisory

Greenhill is well qualified to assist clients on merger transactions given the long experience of its partners and professionals, an assurance of total discretion and a lack of conflicting interests. Greenhill has a number of sizeable mergers in its list of completed transactions both in the US and internationally.

Special Advisory

Various advisory work that we undertake does not fit a conventional ‘transaction’ definition. Examples include our work advising the Australian National Rugby League Commission on the sale of television broadcast rights and work for the global partnership of Arthur Andersen in the immediate aftermath of the cases that followed the collapse of Enron. We believe that Greenhill’s independence, experience, expertise and discretion positions us well for special advisory assignments.

Cross-border Advisory

Greenhill’s network of international offices and our ‘single Firm’ operating model allow us to offer clients a seamless cross-border advisory service with a truly global perspective.

Recent Transactions

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Advised TEGNA, Inc., a major broadcasting and digital marketing services company, on the spin-off of and the creation of two independent publicly traded companies: one focused on television broadcasting and one focused on the online automotive marketplace.

$3.2 billion

Valves & Controls Business of Pentair

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

$1.5 billion

Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc.

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Vail Resorts, Inc.

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

$87 million
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Aquasana, Inc.

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A. O. Smith Corporation

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

$80 million
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Derma Sciences, Inc.

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.


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