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Greenhill has considerable transaction experience and a global network of corporate relationships in the Metals & Mining sector.  Our managing directors and professionals have executed many of the most significant and complex transactions for some of the leading global companies.

Our experience in the Metals & Mining industry encompasses all of the commodity sub-sectors as well as mining services, steel and mining and processing equipment.

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

$2.9 billion Firth Rixson Limited
Advising Alcoa Inc. on the acquisition of Firth Rixson Limited, a leading provider of highly engineered rings, industrial forgings and specialized metal products primarily to the aerospace industry
Alcoa Inc.
$156 million Thiele Kaolin Company
Advised Thiele Kaolin Company, a miner and processor of kaolin clay, on a leveraged capitalization and repurchase of a 40% stock interest from Stora Enso Oyj
$100 million Thiele Kaolin Company
Advised Thiele Kaolin Company, a miner and processor of kaolin clay, on a range of strategic options, resulting in a leveraged recapitalization and special dividend
~$1.7 billion Lonmin plc
Advised Lonmin plc, the world’s third largest primary producer of Platinum Group Metals, on a comprehensive refinancing of its balance sheet, including an underwritten ~$817m rights issue and amendments to its existing ~$929m debt facilities
$11.0 billion Coal and Allied Industries Limited
Advised Coal and Allied Industries Limited, an Australian based coal mining company, in relation to an acquisition proposal from Rio Tinto Limited and Mitsubishi Corporation to acquire all the outstanding shares in the company not already held by Rio Tinto and Mitsubishi
Rio Tinto Limited / Mitsubishi Corporation
$130 million Territory Resources Limited
Advised Exxaro Resources, a diversified South African-based mining company, on its proposed acquisition of Territory Resources, an Australian-based iron producer
Exxaro Resources Limited
$9.2 billion Lihir Gold Limited
Advised Lihir Gold Limited, a leading global gold company with operations in Papua New Guinea, Australian and West Africa on an unsolicited takeover proposal from Newcrest Mining Ltd, an international gold company with gold and copper operations
Newcrest Mining Ltd
$1.3 billion Mining Division of Terex Corp.
Advised Bucyrus International, Inc., a global mining equipment manufacturer, on the acquisition of the mining division of Terex Corp., a diversified equipment company
Bucyrus International
$10.7 billion Lonmin plc
Advised Lonmin plc, a major producer of Platinum Group Metals, regarding an unsolicited pre-conditional offer for the company by Xstrata plc, a global diversified mining company
Xstrata plc
$1.2 billion Foseco plc
Advised Foseco plc, a provider of consumables to the Foundry and Steel industries, on a recommended cash offer from Cookson Group plc
Cookson Group plc
$8.5 billion IPSCO Inc.
Acted as lead financial advisor to SSAB Svenskt Stål AB on its acquisition of IPSCO Inc., a leading Canadian producer of energy tubulars and steel plate in North America with an annual steel making capacity of 4.3 million tons
SSAB Svenskt Stål AB
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