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Greenhill has considerable transaction experience and a global network of corporate relationships in the Technology sector.  Our managing directors and professionals in North America, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, Australia and Japan have executed many of the most significant and complex transactions for some of the leading companies in the industry.

Our experience in the Technology industry encompasses the following sub-sectors: internet; semiconductors; capital equipment; communications infrastructure; healthcare information technology; and outsourced business services.

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

DATE $   COMPANY/ASSET ACQUIRED   ACQUIROR
05-Aug-2014
Pending
$1.3 billion Siemens Health Services
Advising Cerner Corporation, a leader in healthcare information services, on the acquisition of the assets of Siemens Aktiengesellschaft’s healthcare information technology business unit, Siemens Health Services, for $1.3 billion in cash.
Cerner Corporation
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
21-Feb-2014
NA BancTec, Inc.
Advised BancTec, Inc., a leading business process outsourcing company, on its acquisition by HandsOn3, LLC and subsequent combination with Dataforce Group to create one of the largest pure-play BPO businesses, spanning over 50 countries
HandsOn3, LLC
31-May-2013
$500 million iSelect (30% shareholding)
Advised Mi9, a joint venture between Microsoft and Nine Entertainment Co, and one of Australia’s leading digital media companies, on the sale of its 30% holding in iSelect, a leading Australian online-driven comparison service, as part of the Initial Public Offering of iSelect
Ninemsn (T/A Mi9)
21-Dec-2012
NA Sanyo DI Solution
Advised Advantage Partners, a leading private equity fund in Japan, on the acquisition of 100% stake in Sanyo DI Solution, the digital still camera OEM business in SANYO Electric, a group company of Panasonic
Advantage Partners
11-Dec-2012
$862 million TNS, Inc.
Advised the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of TNS, Inc., a leading global provider of data communications and interoperability solutions, on its sale to Siris Capital Group, a private equity firm focused on complex, control equity investments in the telecom, technology and technology-enabled business service sectors
Siris Capital Group
01-Nov-2012
$1.9 billion JDA Software
Advised RedPrairie on the acquisition of JDA Software, a leading provider of supply chain management software
RedPrairie
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
19-Sep-2012
$130 million Ramtron International Corporation
Advised Cypress Semiconductor Corporation, a leading provider of mixed-signal and programmable solutions worldwide, on its unsolicited acquisition of Ramtron International Corporation, a leading provider of ferroelectric random access memory (F-RAM) devices
Cypress Semiconductor Corporation
27-Aug-2012
$1.1 billion Deltek, Inc.
Advised Deltek, Inc., the leading global provider of enterprise software and information solutions for professional services firms and government contractors, on its acquisition by Thoma Bravo, LLC
Thoma Bravo, LLC
30-Jul-2012
$150 million Alpine Access, Inc.
Advised SYKES Enterprises, a leading global provider of outsourced customer contact management solutions and services, on its acquisition of Alpine Access, a leader in at-Home customer contact management solutions and services
SYKES Enterprises, 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
13-Dec-2011
$345 million Cabot Microelectronics Corporation
Advised Cabot Microelectronics Corporation on its new capital management initiative, including a leveraged recapitalization via a special dividend
 
07-Dec-2010
$500 million Medicity, Inc.
Advised Aetna Inc. on its acquisition of Medicity, Inc., a leading provider of technology solutions to enable the secure access and exchange of healthcare information
Aetna Inc.
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
30-Sep-2010
$115 million Stroz Friedberg LLC
Advised Stroz Friedberg LLC, a leading global consulting firm for managing digital risk and uncovering digital evidence, on the sale of a 49.9% interest to New Mountain Capital
New Mountain Capital
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
23-Aug-2010
$230 million LANDesk Software
Advised Emerson Electric Co., a diversified global manufacturing and technology company, on its carve-out and sale of LANDesk Software, a provider of systems, security and IT service management software, to Thoma Bravo
Thoma Bravo
04-Jun-2010
$232 million Manx Telecom
Advised HgCapital, a leading European private equity investor, on its acquisition of Manx Telecom, the Isle of Man's main telecommunications and internet provider and a subsidiary of Telefónica S.A.
HgCapital
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
24-May-2010
$1.4 billion Sterling Commerce, Inc. (an AT&T Inc. company)
Advised AT&T Inc., a premier communications holding company, on its sale of Sterling Commerce, Inc., an enterprise software and services provider, to IBM Corporation, a global IT products and services provider
IBM Corporation
12-May-2010
NA Experian plc
Advised Experian plc, the FTSE100 global information services company, on the sale of certain UK database marketing activities into a newly formed joint venture with British Sky Broadcasting Group PLC
British Sky Broadcasting Group plc
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
06-Oct-2009
$1.2 billion Avocent Corporation
Advised Emerson Electric Co., a diversified global technology and industrial company, on its acquisition of Avocent Corporation, a manufacturer of software and hardware products
Emerson Electric Co.
06-Oct-2009
$263 milllion ICT Group
Advised ICT Group on its merger with Sykes Enterprises, both leading global providers of outsourced customer contact management solutions and services
Sykes Enterprises
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
 
23-Mar-2009
NA BearingPoint, Inc.
Advised BearingPoint, Inc. on the sale of substantially all of its assets, pursuant to a Section 363 process
  Various
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
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
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.
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
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)
29-Aug-2002
$6.2 billion Marconi plc
Advised the official committee of bondholders of Marconi, a leading telecom equipment provider, on the financial restructuring of Marconi's £4 billion of externally held financial indebtedness
 
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
23-May-2001
$950 million Structural Dynamics Research Corporation
Advised EDS on its acquisition of SDRC, a developer of enterprise-wide product data management software.
EDS Corp
23-May-2001
$170 million Unigraphics Solutions Inc. (14%)
Advised EDS on its acquisition of the outstanding publicly held shares (14%) of Unigraphics Solutions, a provider of product data management software.
EDS Corp
29-Jun-1999
$3.0 billion Alta Vista Company (Compaq Computer Corp.)
Advised Compaq Computer Corporation on the sale of an 83% stake in the Alta Vista Company for a combination of CMGI common equity, preferred stock and a note
CMGI Inc.
16-Jul-1998
$1.5 billion iMCI, MCI’s Internet Business
Advised C&W on the financing of its iMCI acquisition via the largest equity primary placement to date in the London market
Cable and Wireless plc
02-Mar-1998
$400 million Olsy SpA (Olivetti SpA)
Advised Wang on its acquisition of Olsy, the systems and solutions division of Olivetti, for a combination of cash and securities.
Wang Laboratories Inc.
26-Jan-1998
$9.6 billion Digital Equipment Corporation
Advised Compaq on the purchase, for cash and stock, of Digital, a maker of PCs and high performance servers and a provider of enterprise solutions and multi-vendor services. The acquisition is the largest technology transaction to date and creates the second largest enterprise computing company in the world
Compaq Computer Corporation
23-Jun-1997
$4.4 billion Tandem Computers Inc.
Advised Compaq on the purchase, for stock, of Tandem, a maker of fault-tolerant server and hardware products
Compaq Computer Corporation
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