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With 13 offices on 5 continents, Greenhill has one of the most global and experienced advisory teams in the industry.  Our managing directors and professionals work seamlessly across offices and geographies to provide clients a global solution to their cross-border advisory needs.  Our network of global relationships allows us to provide our clients with a complete view of their global strategic alternatives and to provide superior transaction execution capabilities.

Below we highlight selected cross-border transactions on which we have advised:

DATE $   COMPANY/ASSET ACQUIRED   ACQUIROR
09-Sep-2014
Pending
N.A. Atwood Mobile Products, LLC
Advising Dometic Group AB, a portfolio company of EQT, on its acquisition of Atwood Mobile Products, a global manufacturer of appliances and hardware for the RV, On-/Off-Highway and Marine industries
Dometic Group AB
11-Aug-2014
Pending
NA MannKind Corporation
Advising MannKind, a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of therapeutic products for patients with diabetes, on a collaboration with Sanofi, comprising licensing, supply and loan facility agreements with respect to licensing the Company’s lead product AFREZZA. MannKind will receive up to $925 million in upfront and milestone payments plus 35% of future profits.
Sanofi
26-Jun-2014
Pending
$2.7 billion Frank Russell Company
Advising LSEG on the proposed acquisition of Frank Russell Company, the number one provider of benchmarks to US-focused equity funds and a leading provider of multi-asset class investment solutions, from Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, including acting as Joint Sponsor to LSEG on its $1.6 billion rights issue
London Stock Exchange Group plc
09-Sep-2013
$2.1 billion Lucozade & Ribena brands (owned by GSK)
Advised GlaxoSmithKline, the UK listed international pharmaceutical and consumer company, on the sale of its nutritional drinks brands Lucozade and Ribena to Suntory Beverage & Food Ltd
Suntory Beverage & Food Ltd
09-Sep-2013
$1.2 billion Sinclair Knight Merz
Advised Sinclair Knight Merz, a leading projects firm, with global capability in strategic consulting, engineering and project delivery on its recommended merger with Jacobs Engineering
Jacobs Engineering Group
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
01-Aug-2013
$62 million Futuris Automotive
Advised Elders on the sale of Futuris Automotive, Australia’s largest automotive component manufacturer, to Clearlake Capital, a US based private equity firm
Clearlake Capital
12-Jun-2013
$893 million A$1.6b non-core loan portfolio
Advised Suncorp Group Ltd, a leading general insurance, retail banking and life insurance group in Australia and New Zealand, on the sale of a A$1.6b portfolio of performing and non-performing (corporate and property) loans to Goldman Sachs Group Inc., an American multinational investment banking firm
Goldman Sachs Group. Inc.
20-May-2013
$8.5 billion Warner Chilcott, plc
Advised Actavis, Inc., a global, integrated specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing, manufacturing and distributing generic, branded and biosimilar products on its acquisition of Warner Chilcott plc
Actavis, Inc.
01-May-2013
NA Jeminex’s Industrial & Safety division
Advised AMP Capital on the sale of Jeminex’s Industrial & Safety division, Australia’s second largest industrial and safety business with branches across Australia, to Bunzl plc
Bunzl plc
25-Apr-2013
$3.8 billion GrainCorp Limited
Advised GrainCorp Limited on the unsolicited takeover offer from Archer Daniels Midland Company, a global agribusiness that converts oilseeds, corn, wheat and cocoa into products for food, animal feed and energy uses
Archer Daniels Midland Company
20-Feb-2013
$120 million Trivett Automotive Group
Advised Inchcape plc, the leading independent international automotive distributor and retailer, on the acquisition of Trivett Automotive Group, the leading luxury and premium automotive group in Australia
Inchcape plc
21-Dec-2012
$3.7 billion NewPage Corp.
Advised Stora Enso Oyj, a global paper, packaging and wood products producer headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, in connection with the Chapter 11 proceeding of NewPage, the largest North American coated-paper manufacturer
 
21-Dec-2012
$75 million Australian Portable Buildings
Advised CHAMP Ventures on the sale of its portfolio company Australian Portable Buildings, a leading Australian manufacturer of customized modular buildings, to a consortium comprising Black Diamond Group and WEQ Britco
Black Diamond Group Limited and WEQ Britco LP
20-Dec-2012
NA Germanischer Lloyd
Advised Det Norske Veritas on its merger with Germanischer Lloyd to create the third largest player in the Testing, Inspection and Certification industry, focused on ship classification, oil & gas and energy
Det Norske Veritas
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.
23-Nov-2012
NA SAS Group
Advised the Norwegian Government in relation to some specific issues in connection with the restructuring of SAS, the leading airline group in Northern Europe
Norwegian Government
01-Nov-2012
$180 million SKY Network Television Limited
Advised Todd Corporation, a major New Zealand family office, on the divestment of its 11.1% holding in SKY Network Television Limited, New Zealand’s leading provider of pay television services
 
23-Oct-2012
$5.7 billion Target Corporation’s REDcard credit card assets
Advised The Toronto-Dominion Bank Group on its acquisition of Target Corporation’s REDcard credit card assets
The Toronto-Dominion Bank Group
17-Oct-2012
$2.6 billion Cymer, Inc.
Advised ASML Holding NV, a leading provider of lithography systems for the semiconductor industry, on its acquisition of Cymer, Inc., a leading supplier of lithography light sources used by chipmakers to manufacture advanced semiconductor devices
ASML Holding NV
08-Oct-2012
NA Phaidon Press Limited
Advised Phaidon Press Limited (“Phaidon”) and its owner, Richard Schlagman, on the sale of the company to the family of Leon Black. Founded in 1923, Phaidon is a leading branded publishing and media company focused on the visual arts, culture and lifestyle sectors
Leon D. Black family
20-Sep-2012
$1.0 billion Becker Underwood
Advised Norwest Equity Partners on the sale of its portfolio company Becker Underwood, a global leader in the development and commercialization of yield-improving seed-applied biological products for the Agricultural market, to BASF, the world’s largest chemical company
BASF
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
06-Jul-2012
$730 million WMF Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik AG
Provided fairness opinion to the Executive Management Board of WMF in connection with the voluntary public takeover offer by Finedining Capital GmbH, a holding company in the possession of funds managed by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P.
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P.
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
 
18-Jun-2012
$386 million Little World Beverages
Advised Lion on the acquisition of Little World Beverages, Australia’s largest listed brewer and one of the country’s leading players in the Craft beer segment
Lion / Kirin
04-May-2012
$55 million Armajaro Trading Limited
Advised Armajaro Trading Limited, a global soft commodity trading house and supply chain manager, on raising mezzanine capital from the International Finance Corporation, a unit of the World Bank
International Finance Corporation
20-Jan-2012
NA Solar PV power plant in Italy
Advised Antin Infrastructure Partners on the acquisition of a c.20MW solar PV power plant in Italy
Antin Infrastructure Partners
30-Dec-2011
$410 million Advantage Resourcing America, Inc. & Advantage Resourcing Europe B.V.
Advised Recruit Co. Ltd, a leading staffing and publishing company in Japan, on the acquisition of all outstanding shares of Advantage Resourcing America, Inc. & Advantage Resourcing Europe B.V, wholly owned by investment vehicles affiliated with Cerberus Capital Management L.P.
Recruit Co. Ltd
22-Dec-2011
NA KEMA
Advised Det Norske Veritas, a global provider of services for managing risk, on its acquisition of a 74.3% stake in KEMA, a leading provider of energy consulting and testing & certification services
Det Norske Veritas AS
21-Nov-2011
$689 million iNova Pharmaceuticals
Advised Archer Capital and Ironbridge Capital on the sale of iNova Pharmaceuticals, a leading pharmaceuticals company that sells and distributes a range of prescription and over-the-counter products in Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Southern Africa, to Valeant Pharmaceuticals
Valeant Pharmaceuticals
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
27-Sep-2011
$259 million Goodman Fielder Limited
Advised Goodman Fielder Limited, an Australian consumer foods manufacturer and distributor, on its equity capital raising via a rights issue
 
10-Aug-2011
$65 million Grupo Aeromexico S.A. de C.V
Advised Delta Air Lines, Inc. in connection with its strategic minority investment in Grupo Aeromexico S.A. de C.V
Delta Air Lines, Inc.
08-Aug-2011
$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
27-Jul-2011
$850 million The Synovate Group
Advised Aegis Group plc on the sale of The Synovate Group, a leading global provider of custom market research, to Ipsos S.A.
Ipsos S.A.
30-Jun-2011
$609 million Diabetes-related patent estate and royalty stream of Astellas Pharma subsidiary, Prosidion
Advised Royalty Pharma, a leading acquiror of biopharmaceutical royalty interests, on the acquisition of the DPP-IV patent estate and associated royalty stream of Astellas Pharma subsidiary, Prosidion
Royalty Pharma
22-Jun-2011
NA KemFine Group Oy
Advised 3i on the disposal of KemFine Group Oy, a leading custom manufacturer of fine chemicals, to CABB AG
CABB AG
20-Jun-2011
$2.0 billion Capital Power Income L.P.
Advised Capital Power Income L.P., a Canadian power trust with a portfolio of 20 power generation assets located in Canada and the United States (total net generating capacity of 1,400 MW), on its sale to Atlantic Power Corporation
Atlantic Power Corporation
26-May-2011
$192 million Centrebet International Limited
Advised Centrebet International, a leading International online wagering and gaming operator on the recommended cash offer by Sportingbet plc
Sportingbet plc
23-May-2011
$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
18-May-2011
$146 million Portfolio of solar PV power plants from Kinexia SpA
Advised Antin Infrastructure Partners on the acquisition of a portfolio of solar PV power plants in Italy
Antin Infrastructure Partners
11-Apr-2011
~$198 million HSBC Afore (subsidiary of HSBC Holdings Plc)
Advised Principal Financial Group, Inc., a leading asset accumulation, asset management and retirement services franchise in the United States and abroad on its acquisition of HSBC Afore, HSBC’s pension business in Mexico
Principal Financial Group, Inc.
21-Mar-2011
NA Close Brothers Cayman Limited
Advised Close Brothers plc, an independent financial services group, on the sale of its Cayman based offshore business to Intertrust Group Holdings SA
Intertrust Group Holdings SA
15-Mar-2011
NA CABB GmbH
Advised Bridgepoint Advisors Limited on the acquisition of CABB GmbH, a German global provider of fine and specialty chemicals and custom manufacturing solutions
Bridgepoint Advisors Limited
02-Mar-2011
NA TSmarine
Advised CHAMP Ventures on the sale of its portfolio company TSmarine, a provider of subsea services to the offshore oil and gas industry, to Fugro, among the world's leading service providers for the collection and interpretation of data relating to the earth's surface and sub-surface and for associated services
Fugro N.V.
01-Mar-2011
$128 million Tyndall Investments
Advised Suncorp, on the sale of its investment management business, Tyndall Investments, in Australia and New Zealand to Nikko Asset Management, a leading Asian mutual funds management company
Nikko Asset Management
15-Jan-2011
$105 million telerob Holding GmbH
Advised the shareholders of telerob Holding GmbH, a German-based market leader in the development and manufacture of advanced bomb disposal robots and integrated threat response vehicles, on the sale of the Company to Cobham plc, the UK-based, internationally operating aerospace, defence and security technology group
Cobham plc
29-Dec-2010
$1.8 billion TOWER Australia Group Limited
Advised TOWER Australia Group Limited, the largest mono-line life insurance company in Australia, in relation to the offer from The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Limited to acquire all of the shares in TOWER that it does not already own by way of a scheme of arrangement
The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Limited
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
15-Dec-2010
$550 million FirstRand STI Holdings Limited
Advised FirstRand Limited, one of the largest financial services groups in Africa, on the sale of its 45% stake in FirstRand STI Holdings Limited (OUTsurance), South Africa’s leading direct personal lines insurer, to RMB Holdings Limited
RMB Holdings Limited
15-Dec-2010
$12.9 billion Alcon, Inc.
Advised the Independent Director Committee of Alcon, Inc., an ophthalmic pharmaceutical company, on the sale of Alcon’s outstanding publicly held interest to Novartis AG, a global pharmaceutical company
Novartis AG
01-Dec-2010
$100 million Clyde Process Solutions plc
Advised S-Process Equipment International S.à r.l. (“Schenck Process”), a global leader in bulk material handling, providing applications incorporating weighing, feeding, screening and automation solutions, on its acquisition of Clyde Process Solutions plc, a global provider of pneumatic conveying and air filtration solutions for process industries
S-Process Equipment International S.à r.l. (Schenck Process)
01-Dec-2010
NA Planar Solutions, LLC
Advised Wacker Chemie AG on the sale of Wacker Chemical Corporation’s 50% equity stake in Planar Solutions LLC, a dedicated CMP slurry manufacturer, to its JV partner, FUJIFILM Corporation
FUJIFILM Corporation
12-Nov-2010
NA Money Controls (subsidiary of Coin Acceptors, Inc.)
Advised Coin Acceptors, Inc. (“CoinCo”), a privately-owned US-based manufacturer of payment solutions for the automated point-of-sale industry, on the sale of its UK-based Money Controls subsidiary to Crane Co., a diversified manufacturer of highly engineered industrial products
Crane Co.
04-Nov-2010
~$370 million J. Malucelli Participacao em Seguros E Resseguros S.A
Advised Travelers, the largest listed property and casualty insurance company in the U.S., on the acquisition of a ~43% stake in J. Malucelli Participacao em Seguros E Resseguros, the leading surety insurance company in Brazil, through the issue of new common shares (with an option to increase to 49.9% within 18 months)
The Travelers Companies, Inc.
24-Sep-2010
$371 million Intec Telecom Systems plc
Advised CSG Systems, a leading provider of customer management and billing solutions in North America, on its acquisition of Intec Telecom Systems plc, a global provider of BSS solutions
CSG Systems
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.
16-Sep-2010
NA KemFine UK Ltd
Advised KemFine Group Oy, a 3i portfolio company, on the sale of its UK-based fine chemicals business, KemFine UK Ltd, to AURELIUS AG
AURELIUS AG
07-Jul-2010
$1.8 billion Viridian
Advised Viridian, one of the leading electricity companies in the all Ireland market, on the sale of NIE, its regulated electricity transmission and distribution businesses in Northern Ireland, to ESB, the state owned vertically integrated utility in Republic of Ireland
ESB
30-Jun-2010
$820 million Trident Resources Corporation
Advised Chilton Investment Company on Trident’s financial restructuring and emergence from CCAA / Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection including the negotiation of a new equity investment
 
28-Jun-2010
$1.3 billion Guinness Peat Group plc
Advised GPG plc, a listed investment company, on potential restructuring alternatives
 
28-Jun-2010
$336 million Scott Wilson Group plc
Advised Scott Wilson Group plc, a LSE listed global integrated design and engineering consultancy, on its sale to URS Corporation, a global provider of engineering, construction and technical services
URS Corporation
18-Jun-2010
$ 361.1 million USEN Corporation
Advised USEN Corporation, a diversified media company, on the sale of Intelligence Ltd., its 100% owned human resources staffing subsidiary
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P.
01-Jun-2010
$109 million AT&T Japan (an AT&T Inc. company)
Advised AT&T Inc., a premier communications holding company, on its sale of the domestic network outsourcing business of AT&T Japan, its Japanese enterprise unit, to Internet Initiative Japan, one of Japan's leading Internet-access and comprehensive network solutions providers
Internet Initiative Japan
26-Apr-2010
$1.5 billion Chloride Group plc
Advised Emerson Electric Co., a diversified global technology and industrial company, on its acquisition of Chloride Group plc, a manufacturer of uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems
Emerson Electric Co.
22-Apr-2010
$1.9 billion Bank of America Corporation
Advised AXA Private Equity, a leading European diversified private equity firm, on the acquisition of a portfolio of limited partnership interests in private equity funds from Bank of America
AXA Private Equity
06-Apr-2010
$153 million Virgin Money Holdings (UK) Limited
Advised Virgin Money Holdings (UK) Limited, Virgin Group’s financial services arm, on the structuring of an investment of £100m from WL Ross & Co.
W.L. Ross & Co. LLC
10-Mar-2010
$576 million Camelot Group plc
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
Ontario Teachers’ Pensions Plan
03-Mar-2010
NA Puerta Mexico Transportation Facility
Advised Ports America, Inc., a portfolio company of Highstar Capital, on its sale of Puerta Mexico, a state-of-the-art customs-clearing intermodal transportation facility located in the Mexico City market
Kansas City Southern
09-Feb-2010
$672 million SAS Group
Advised the Norwegian Government on strategic and financial matters in relation to a refinancing including a conditional capital injection in SAS, the leading airline group in Northern Europe
Norwegian Government
08-Jan-2010
$134 million Minerva plc
Advised Minerva plc, a UK real estate development company, on its successful defence following an unsolicited offer from KiFin Limited, a company that makes investments for the benefit of Mr Nathan Kirsh
KiFin Limited
04-Dec-2009
NA Verivox Holding Limited
Advised the shareholders of Verivox Holdings Limited, comprising Independent News & Media plc and the founders and joint CEOs of Verivox, on the sale of 51% in Verivox, Germany’s leading price comparison website for energy and telecommunications services, to Oakley Capital Private Equity
Oakley Capital Private Equity LP
09-Nov-2009
$327 million Enzon Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Advised Enzon Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company on the sale of its specialty pharmaceutical business to Sigma-Tau, an Italian pharmaceutical company
Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals
21-Jul-2009
$2.8 billion Quebecor World Inc
Acted as financial advisor to Quebecor World on its CCAA / Chapter 11 restructuring
 
06-Jul-2009
$2.0 billion PARIS RE Holdings Ltd.
Advised PartnerRe Ltd., a leading global reinsurer, providing multi-line reinsurance to insurance companies, on its acquisition of PARIS RE Holdings Ltd., a French-listed, Swiss-based diversified reinsurer
PartnerRe Ltd.
05-Jul-2009
$1.2 billion Alcan Packaging’s Food Americas business (business unit of Rio Tinto plc)
Advised Bemis Company, Inc., a global supplier of flexible packaging and pressure sensitive materials, on its acquisition of Alcan Packaging’s Food Americas business
Bemis Company, Inc.
28-May-2009
$107 million Tristone Capital Global Inc.
Advised Tristone Capital Global Inc., an independent advisory firm focused on the global energy sector, on its sale to Macquarie Group
Macquarie Group
18-May-2009
$114 million Close Brothers Corporate Finance Holdings Ltd.
Advised Close Brothers Group plc, an independent financial services group, on the sale of its corporate finance subsidiary to Daiwa Securities SMBC Europe Ltd.
Daiwa Securities SMBC Europe Ltd.
12-Mar-2009
$46.9 billion Genentech, Inc.
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
Roche Holding Ltd.
03-Feb-2009
$717 million SAS Group
Advised the Norwegian Government in relation to a capital injection in SAS, the leading airline group in Northern Europe
Norwegian Government
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)
01-Oct-2008
$53 million Biotage (Biosystems division)
Advised Biotage AB (OMX: BIOT), a global biotechnology company, on its strategic review resulting in the disposal of its Biosystems division which offers systems for genetic analysis mainly for use in clinical research
Qiagen NV
15-Sep-2008
$189 million Fermat International
Advised Moody’s Corporation on its acquisition of Fermat International, a leading provider of risk and performance management software to the global banking sector
Moody’s Corporation
19-Aug-2008
NA Selected Belgian Paints Brands
Advised AkzoNobel on the sale of selected Belgian paints brands to Rieu Investissements S.A., a French producer of coatings
Rieu Investissements S.A.
07-Aug-2008
NA Scholastic Corporation’s U.S. direct-to-home continuities business
Advised Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, on the sale of its U.S. direct-to-home continuities business to Sandvik AS
Sandvik AS
06-Aug-2008
$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
05-Aug-2008
NA BARTEC Group
Advised Capvis, a leading Swiss private equity firm, on its acquisition of the BARTEC Group, a leading European provider of industrial safety technology, from Allianz Capital Partners, the captive private equity arm of Allianz AG, and the Barlian family (founding family)
Capvis
31-Jul-2008
$10.3 billion TransAlta Corporation
Advised TransAlta Corporation, a power generation and wholesale marketing company, on an unsolicited offer from LS Power Equity Partners / Global Infrastructure Partners
LS Power Equity Partners / Global Infrastructure Partners
02-Jul-2008
NA NewSmith Capital
Advised NewSmith Capital, an independent investment management group, on a strategic agreement with UniCredit whereby UniCredit will acquire NewSmith’s Financial Products credit advisory business, assume a 5% stake in NewSmith Capital and become an investor in NewSmith funds
UniCredit SpA
22-Jan-2008
$3.4 billion Ventana Medical Systems, Inc.
Advised Roche Holding Ltd., a world-leading provider of healthcare pharmaceuticals and diagnostics, on its acquisition of Ventana Medical Systems, Inc., a U.S. based provider of histopathology diagnostic equipment
Roche Holding Ltd.
26-Nov-2007
$11.4 billion Kelda Group plc
Advised Kelda Group plc, a leading provider of water and waste water services in the UK, on a recommended cash offer from a consortium of international infrastructure investors
Citi Infrastructure Investors, GIC Special Investments, Infracapital Partners and HSBC Bank
02-Oct-2007
$4.6 billion Nikko Cordial Corporation
Advised Nikko Cordial, one of Japan’s largest securities firms, on its share exchange with Citigroup Inc., which resulted in Citigroup’s acquisition of the remaining 32% of Nikko Cordial that it did not already own
Citigroup, Inc.
21-Aug-2007
NA Schenck Process Holding GmbH
Advised HgCapital on the sale of Schenck Process, one of the global market leading providers of industrial weighing, feeding, screening and automation equipment and solutions
Industri Kapital Limited
31-Jul-2007
$491 million DEUTZ Power Systems
Sole advisor to DEUTZ AG on the divestiture of its division DEUTZ Power Systems, a leading manufacturer of gas fired engines for decentralized power generation
3i
18-Jul-2007
NA SF-Chem AG
Sole advisor to CABB, a leading producer of monochloroacetic acid and related specialty intermediates, on the acquisition of SF-Chem, a manufacturer of chlorine and sulphur specialty intermediates
CABB GmbH
05-Jul-2007
$630 million ALM Media Group Holdings, Inc.
Advised Incisive Media, a portfolio company of Apax Partners, on the acquisition of ALM Media, a leading integrated media company focused on the legal and real estate sectors and the largest provider of B2B information to the US legal market
Incisive Media Ltd. (portfolio company of Apax Partners)
30-Jun-2007
$52.0 billion BCE Inc.
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
Teacher's Private Capital, Providence Equity Partners Inc. and Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC
25-Jun-2007
$8.1 billion Energy East Corporation
Advised Energy East Corporation, a super-regional electric and gas utility with nearly 3 million regulated customers in the northeast US, on its sale to Iberdrola SA
Iberdrola SA
12-Jun-2007
$184 million Jane’s Information Group
Advised The Woodbridge Company Limited, the holding company for the Thomson family’s investments, on the sale of Jane’s Information Group, a world-leading provider of information and analysis on global defence and security, to IHS Inc.
IHS Inc.
04-Jun-2007
$2.9 billion Slough Estates USA (subsidiary of Slough Estates plc)
Provided oversight of the process and an informal second opinion to the senior management of Slough Estates plc
Health Care Property Investors
29-May-2007
$99.1 billion ABN AMRO Holding NV
Advised Fortis on an offer by Fortis, RBS and Santander for ABN AMRO
Fortis SA/NV, The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc, Banco Santander Central Hispano, SA
03-May-2007
$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
30-Mar-2007
$1.2 billion Initial Electronic Security Group (the electronic security division of Rentokil Initial plc)
Advised Rentokil Initial on the sale of its electronic security division to United Technologies Corp.
United Technologies Corp.
30-Mar-2007
$24.4 billion Alliance Boots plc
Advised Alliance Boots plc, the leading international pharmacy-led health and beauty group, on a proposal regarding an offer for the company from a consortium comprising of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. Ltd. and Stefano Pessina
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. Ltd. and Stefano Pessina
26-Mar-2007
$1.0 billion Wolters Kluwer Education
Advised Bridgepoint Capital Limited on its acquisition of Wolters Kluwer Education, the pan-European educational publishing division of quoted Dutch-based information services and publishing company Wolters Kluwer NV
Bridgepoint Capital Limited
20-Mar-2007
NA Maher Terminals
Acted as sole financial advisor to Maher Terminals in negotiating its sale to RREEF Infrastructure, part of Deutsche Bank’s alternative asset management business. Maher Terminals currently operates the largest independent multi-user container terminal in the United States and is constructing a terminal in Prince Rupert, Canada, expected to be a leading gateway on the western seaboard
RREEF Infrastructure
20-Dec-2006
$424 million Aton Capital
Advised Aton Capital Group, the independent Russian investment bank, on the sale of its Institutional Business to Bank Austria Creditanstalt (part of the UniCredit Group)
Bank Austria Creditanstalt / UniCredit Group
19-Dec-2006
$270 million Brion Technologies, Inc.
Advised ASML Holding N.V., a leading provider of lithography systems for the semiconductor industry, on its acquisition of Brion Technologies, Inc.
ASML Holding N.V.
18-Dec-2006
NA InBev SA
Advised InBev SA, the world's largest brewery, on the sale of German regional brewery Dinkelacker-Schwaben Bräu KG
Mr. Wolfgang Dinkelacker
15-Dec-2006
$19.1 billion Gallaher Group plc
Advised Gallaher Group plc, the world’s fifth largest tobacco company, on a recommended cash offer from Japan Tobacco Inc
Japan Tobacco Inc.
22-Nov-2006
NA CABB GmbH
Advised Gilde Buy Out Partners on the sale of CABB, a leading producer of monochloroacetic acid and related specialty intermediates, to AXA Private Equity
AXA Private Equity
03-Oct-2006
$445 million Tele2 AB’s fixed telephony and broadband business in France
Advised SFR S.A., the second largest mobile telecoms operator in France on the acquisition of the French fixed telephony and broadband business of Tele2 AB
SFR S.A.
08-Aug-2006
$565 million Emdeon Practice Services, Inc.
Advised The Sage Group plc, a leading international supplier of accounting and business management software solutions
The Sage Group plc
04-Aug-2006
$290 million Republic Companies Group, Inc.
Advised Republic Companies Group, Inc., a regional provider of personal and commercial property and casualty insurance products
Delek Capital Ltd.
03-Aug-2006
$136 million Study Group International (a unit of Daily Mail & General Trust plc)
Advised Daily Mail & General Trust plc on the sale of Study Group International to CHAMP Private Equity and Petersen Investments
CHAMP Private Equity / Petersen Investments
17-Jul-2006
$132 million Leader Price Polska Sp. z.o.o. (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Groupe Casino)
Advised Tesco PLC on the acquisition of the Polish business of Leader Price, a convenience store retailer, from Groupe Casino, a French retailer
Tesco plc
21-Jun-2006
NA Foster Yeoman Limited
Advised Aggregate Industries Limited on a recommended cash offer for Foster Yeoman Limited, a privately-held UK heavy building materials group
Aggregate Industries Limited (a wholly owned subsidiary of Holcim Ltd)
03-Jun-2006
$607 million Deutz AG
Advised the Executive Board and Supervisory Board of Deutz AG, a leading global engine and power systems manufacturer, regarding the mandatory offer made by Same Deutz-Fahr, a leading international manufacturer of tractors, engines and agricultural machinery, for the outstanding shares of Deutz AG
Same Deutz-Fahr
03-Apr-2006
$3.7 billion Verizon Communications Inc. (various assets)
Provided independent valuation services in connection with the acquisition by América Móvil and Telmex of a 100% stake in Verizon Dominicana, an approximate 52% stake in Telecomunicaciones de Puerto Rico and an approximate 28.5% stake in Compania Anónima Nacional Teléfonos de Venezuela
América Móvil and Telmex
24-Feb-2006
$860 million Aquarion Company (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kelda Group plc)
Advised Kelda Group plc on the sale of Aquarion Company, one of the largest investor-owned water utilities in the US
Macquarie Bank
20-Feb-2006
$254 million Textile Effects (division of Ciba Specialty Chemicals AG)
Advised Ciba Specialty Chemicals AG on the sale of its global Textile Effects business
Huntsman Corporation
03-Jan-2006
NA TQ3 Travel Solutions (divison of TUI AG)
Advised TUI AG on the sale of TQ3 Travel Solutions, a leading global provider of business travel services, to BCD Holdings N.V. The transaction value was not disclosed
BCD Holdings N.V.
28-Nov-2005
$103 million Akzo Nobel N.V. (Ink and Adhesive Resins business)
Advised Akzo Nobel N.V., a global leader in coatings, chemicals and healthcare on the sale of its Ink and Adhesive Resins business to Hexion Specialty Chemicals Inc
Hexion Specialty Chemicals Inc.
11-Nov-2005
$1.2 billion Refco Inc.
Advised Refco Inc. on the sale of substantially all of the assets of Refco's regulated commodities futures business to Man Financial
Man Financial Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Man Group plc
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
13-Sep-2005
NA AEA Technology plc
Advised AEA Technology plc, a UK provider of Rail and Environmental services, on the sale of a portfolio of non-core businesses to Coller Capital. The sale formed part of a wider financial restructuring plan
Coller Capital
09-Sep-2005
$1.0 billion 7-Eleven, Inc.
Advised the special committee of 7-Eleven, Inc. in connection with its evaluation of an unsolicited tender offer commenced by Seven-Eleven Japan Co., Ltd
Seven-Eleven Japan Co., Ltd
01-Sep-2005
Minit Group (wholly owned by UBS Capital)
Advised UBS Capital on its sale of the Minit Group, the world's largest shoe repair and key cutting services chain, to CVC Capital Partners
CVC Capital Partners
21-Aug-2005
$2.0 billion CP Ships Ltd
Advised TUI AG, Europe’s largest tourism company and a leading container shipping provider, on its acquisition of CP Ships Ltd., a leading Canadian container shipping company
TUI AG
18-Jul-2005
$101 million TeleCity Plc
Advised TeleCity plc on the recommended offer by 3i and Oak Hill Capital
Inhoco 3236 plc (joint venture between 3i and Oak Hill Capital)
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
01-Jun-2005
$1.4 billion IIR
Advised T&F Informa on the acquisition of IIR, a leading provider of performance improvement solutions and organiser of conferences and exhibitions. The acquisition is to be financed via a rights issue of c.$570m and a new debt facility
T&F Informa
13-Jan-2005
$153 million Deutz AG’s Marine Service business
Advised Deutz on the sale of its marine service business for medium and large size engines to Wärtsilä
Wärtsilä Oyj
12-Jan-2005
$4.5 billion Aggregate Industries PLC
Advised Aggregate Industries PLC on the sale of the company to Holcim Ltd
Holcim Ltd.
01-Dec-2004
$1.1 billion TUI AG (31.3 % stake owned by WestLB)
Advised TUI AG, Europe’s largest tourism company, in connection with WestLB’s sale of its 31.3% stake in TUI AG.
Deutsche Bank, Riu Hotel Group, Caja de Ahorros del Mediterraneo, Grupo de Empressas Matutes
15-Oct-2004
$135 million Akzo Nobel N.V.
Advised Akzo Nobel N.V., a global leader in coatings, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, on the sale of its coating resins activities to Nuplex Industries Ltd.
Nuplex Industries Ltd.
16-Jul-2004
$275 million Malmberg Investments (majority owned by 3i Group plc)
Advised 3i and Malmberg's management on the sale of educational publisher Malmberg Investments to SanomaWSOY. The transaction represents 3i's largest exit in Continental Europe.
SanomaWSOY
15-Jul-2003
$1.1 billion Loral Space and Communications Ltd.
Advised Loral with its Chapter 11 proceedings. Advised on the sale of its North American Fixed Satellite Services assets to Intelsat for $1.1 billion
Intelsat Ltd.
18-Mar-2003
$7.0 billion Wella AG
Advised Wella AG, a global market leader in hair care and fragrances, on its sale to The Procter & Gamble Company
The Procter & Gamble Company
31-Jan-2003
Charles Schwab Europe
Advised The Charles Schwab Corporation on the sale of its British pound sterling brokerage business, to Barclays PLC.
Barclays PLC
13-Dec-2002
$1.5 billion Burger King Corp (subsidiary of Diageo plc)
Advised Diageo plc on sale of Burger King Corporation restaurant system.
Texas Pacific Group, Bain Capital, Goldman Sachs Capital Partners
14-Nov-2002
$375 million Sterling Chemicals (Pulp Chemicals Business)
Advised Sterling Chemicals on the disposal of its Pulp Chemicals Business. The business is one of the largest providers of chemicals for the processing and bleaching of pulp and paper products.
Superior Propane Income Fund
06-May-2002
$1.4 billion Pegaso Telecomunicaciones
Advised Pegaso, Mexico’s No. 2 wireless provider, on its financial restructuring and subsequent sale of 65% stake to Telefonica
Telefonica Moviles S.A.
30-Jul-2001
$117 million Kymata Ltd.
Advised Kymata Ltd, the Scottish manufacturer of optical components, on its sale to Alcatel Optronics of France.
Alcatel Optronics
19-Apr-2001
$10.0 billion GKN plc (Industrial Services)
Advised Brambles on its merger with the industrial services division of GKN under a dual listed companies structure
Brambles Industries Ltd
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
15-Feb-2001
$850 million Loews Cineplex Entertainment
Advised Onex on its joint acquisition of Loews Cineplex. The acquisition will occur as Loews Cineplex emerges from its Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization.
Onex Corp. , and Oaktree Capital Management
05-Feb-2001
$316 million General Mills, Inc. (Pillsbury Desserts & Baking Mixes Portfolio)
Advised Diageo on divestiture of Pillsbury’s Desserts & Baking Mix business to gain FTC approval for the sale of Pillsbury to General Mills.
International Multifoods Corporation
16-Jan-2001
$11.5 billion Ralston Purina Co.
Advised Nestlé on the agreed cash offer for the US pet-food company Ralston Purina
Nestlé S.A.
19-Dec-2000
$8.2 billion Seagram (Spirits Division)
Advised Diageo on its joint agreed bid with Pernod Ricard for Seagram’s spirits business.
Diageo plc and Pernod Ricard
22-Sep-2000
$750 million AerFi Group plc
Advised AerFi on its sale to debis AirFinance .
debis AirFinance (subsidiary of Daimler Chrysler AG)
17-Jul-2000
$10.5 billion Diageo plc
Advised Diageo on the sale of The Pillsbury Company for $5.1 billion in assumed debt and $5.4 billion in stock to General Mills.
General Mills, Inc.
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.
Pacific Century Cyberworks
15-Feb-2000
$555 million Seguros Comercial América, S.A. de C.V. (stake owned by Savia S.A. de C.V.)
Advised Savia on the sale of a minority stake in Seguros Comercial América, the largest Mexican insurance company, to ING Groep.
ING Groep N.V.

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