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

29-May-07
$99.1 billion
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ABN AMRO Holding NV

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Acquiror: 
Fortis SA/NV, The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc, Banco Santander Central Hispano, SA

Advised Fortis on an offer by Fortis, RBS and Santander for ABN AMRO

30-Jun-07
$52.0 billion
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Target: 

BCE Inc.

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Acquiror: 
Teacher's Private Capital, Providence Equity Partners Inc. and Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC

Advised the Board of BCE on a review of a range of strategic alternatives that culminated in an agreement to sell to a consortium consisting of Teacher's Private Capital, Providence Equity Partners and Madison Dearborn Partners for $52.0 billion that was ultimately terminated

12-Mar-09
$46.9 billion
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Target: 

Genentech, Inc.

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Acquiror: 
Roche Holding Ltd.

Advised Roche Holding Ltd., a world-leading provider of healthcare pharmaceuticals and diagnostics, on its acquisition of the outstanding publicly held interest in Genentech, Inc., a leading biotechnology company

27-Jul-15
$40.5 billion
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Target: 

Allergan Generics

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Acquiror: 
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

Advised Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., a leading global pharmaceutical company, on the acquisition of Allergan plc’s Generics business

18-Feb-14
$25.1 billion
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Forest Laboratories Inc.

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Acquiror: 
Actavis plc

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.

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