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Greenhill has considerable advisory experience in Asia.  Our managing directors and professionals have advised clients on transactions involving many of the leading companies in the region and have access to a network of corporate relationships throughout Asia.   

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

DATE $   COMPANY/ASSET ACQUIRED   ACQUIROR
13-May-2014
Pending
$80 million 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
Jiangsu Phoenix Publishing and Media Corporation Limited
09-Dec-2013
NA 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
Tesco plc
02-Oct-2013
NA 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
China Resources Enterprise
04-Sep-2013
NA 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
IRI
07-Dec-2012
$43 million 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.
Nisshin Seifun Group Inc.
12-Jul-2012
$5.0 billion 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
Dentsu Inc.
09-Jul-2012
$4.7 billion 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
Customers including Intel Corporation, TSMC and Samsung Electronics
28-Jun-2012
$275 million Village Roadshow Entertainment Group
Advised Village Roadshow Entertainment Group on its $275 million mezzanine and equity capital raise from a group of investors
 
10-Nov-2011
$318 million MSF Sugar
Advised MSF Sugar, Australia’s third largest producer and second largest exporter of sugar, on an acquisition proposal from Mitr Phol Sugar Corp. of Thailand at an offer value of ~31% premium to previous close
Mitr Phol Group
24-Dec-2010
NA Tegel Foods Limited
Advised Pacific Equity Partners and ANZ, the shareholders of Tegel Foods (Tegel), on the sale of Tegel, New Zealand’s preeminent producer of poultry products, to Affinity Equity Partners
Affinity Equity Partners
21-Sep-2010
$234 million Taro Pharmaceutical Industries
Advised Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., the largest Indian pharmaceutical company by market capitalization, on its acquisition of a majority interest in Israeli based Taro Pharmaceutical Industries, a multinational generics pharmaceutical company
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.
01-May-2009
$65 million euNetworks Group Limited
Advised euNetworks Group Ltd, a Singapore listed operator of a fibre telecommunications network in Europe, on a repurchase at a discount of the majority of its outstanding convertible bonds, financed by a placement and rights issue
 
01-Dec-2008
NA Beattie McGuinness Bungay Ltd.
Advised Cheil Worldwide, Inc, South Korea’s largest marketing agency, on the acquisition of Beattie McGuinness Bungay Ltd, a leading independent UK advertising agency
Cheil Worldwide, Inc.
08-Oct-2008
NA MAN Ferrostaal AG
Advised MAN AG in relation to its 70% sale of MAN Ferrostaal AG, a worldwide supplier of industrial services for the construction of large-scale industrial plants and machine supply, to International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC)
International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC)
20-Oct-2005
NA Drakkar Holdings SA (Adisseo Group)
Advised CVC Capital Partners on the divestiture of Adisseo via the sale of Drakkar Holdings SA to China National BlueStar, a subsidiary of state-owned diversified chemicals company China National Chemical Corporation. Adisseo is a leading player in the animal nutrition market
China National Chemical Corporation
22-Jun-2005
$198 million 21.5% stake in Rothschilds Continuation Holdings held by Royal & Sun Alliance
Advised Royal & Sun Alliance on the sale of its 21.5% shareholding in Rothschilds Continuation Holdings AG to Jardine Strategic Holdings
Jardine Strategic Holdings
25-Mar-2001
$9.7 billion Cable & Wireless Optus Limited, 52.5% subsidiary of Cable and Wireless plc
Advised C&W on the sale of its 52.5% owned Australian subsidiary, Cable & Wireless Optus, to SingTel
Singapore Telecommunications Limited
28-Feb-2000
$38.1 billion Hong Kong Telecom, 54% subsidiary of Cable and Wireless plc
Advised C&W on the sale of Hong Kong Telecom (54% owned subsidiary of C&W) to PCCW in non-Japan Asia’s largest ever transaction.
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