Special Committee Advisory

Greenhill is renowned for its independence, experience and discretion and is often called into special situations which require the delivery of unconflicted advice.

In many cases, this involves advising a Special Committee of the Board of Directors which has been formed due to the conflicts in relation to a possible transaction. Often our role involves not only assisting with a transaction process, but also delivering a fairness opinion.

Our Managing Directors and professionals in North America, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, Australia, Brazil and Japan have advised the Special Committees of numerous leading companies as they have navigated complex transaction processes.

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

Most Recent Transactions

10-Mar-10
$576 million
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Camelot Group plc

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Acquiror: 
Ontario Teachers’ Pensions Plan

Advised the shareholders of Camelot – Cadbury, De La Rue, Fujitsu, Royal Mail and Thales – on the sale of their shareholdings in Camelot, the operator of the UK National Lottery, to Ontario Teachers’ Pensions Plan

25-Feb-10
$14.4 billion
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Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc.

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Acquiror: 
The Coca-Cola Company

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

27-Aug-09
$144 million
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NYFIX, Inc.

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Acquiror: 
NYSE Euronext

Advised the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of NYFIX, Inc., a provider of electronic trading solutions, on its sale to NYSE Euronext

10-Aug-09
$596 million
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Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, Inc.

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Acquiror: 
Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Advised the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Barnes & Noble, Inc., the world’s largest bookseller, on its acquisition of Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, Inc.

10-Aug-09
$1.5 billion
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Dynegy, Inc.

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Acquiror: 
LS Power Equity Partners

Advised Dynegy, Inc., a merchant power generator, on its sale of 9 power plants to LS Power Equity Partners in exchange for cash and Dynegy shares

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