Capabilities by Industry: Financial Services
Greenhill has considerable transaction experience and a global network of corporate relationships in the Financial Services sector. Our Managing Directors and professionals in North America, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, Australia, Brazil 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 Financial Services industry encompasses the following sub-sectors: asset management; banking and brokerage; financial technology; and insurance.
Below we highlight a few of the transactions on which we have advised in this area:
Advising Westpac, the third largest company in Australia by market capitalization, on its exit of BT Advice and the sale of select assets to Viridian Advisory
AUB Group Limited
Advised ASX-listed AUB Group, a leading insurance intermediary business operating a network of over 100 insurance brokers and underwriting agencies across Australia and New Zealand, on its fully underwritten entitlement offer to raise A$116m
Blue Sky Alternative Investments Limited
Advised Blue Sky, an ASX-listed diversified alternative assets manager, on its response to an activist short-seller campaign, strategic review of recapitalisation options, and receipt of a A$50m long-term capital investment by Oaktree via a 7-year senior secured convertible loan note facility
Advised Grupo Monge, a leading Latin American retailer and consumer finance company, in the establishment of a long-term funding relationship with impact investment manager BlueOrchard
Suncorp Group Limited’s Australian Life Insurance Business
Advising TAL, Australia’s largest and leading insurance business that is 100% owned by Dai-ichi Life of Japan, on the acquisition of Suncorp Group Limited’s Australian Life Insurance business
Walmart (Credit Card Assets)
Advised Walmart Inc. on its new, long term credit card program agreement with Capital One Financial Corporation
Advised Julius Bär Group Ltd., a leading Swiss private banking group, on its 95% acquisition of Reliance Group, one of the largest independent Brazilian wealth management firms with client assets of approximately BRL 17 billion (USD 5.3 billion)
Advised Total System Services, a provider of payment processing, merchant services and related payment services, on acquiring Cayan, a payment technology company focused on integrated solutions and merchant acquiring
London & Country Mortgages Limited (“L&C”)
Advised Experian plc, the world’s leading global information services company, in connection with the acquisition of a 25% stake in L&C, the UK’s largest fee free mortgage adviser
L.L.Bean (Credit Card Assets)
Advised L.L.Bean Inc. on a strategic alliance relating to its credit card business with Citibank, N.A.
Wells Fargo Share Registration & Service business
Advised Equiniti Group plc, a UK based specialist technology outsourcer providing non-discretionary payment and administration services, on the acquisition of Wells Fargo's Shareowner Services business, and acted as joint sponsor to Equiniti's associated £122 million rights issue
Equity stake in Bupa Arabia
Advised Bupa, a leading international healthcare group, on the increase of its stake in Bupa Arabia, one of the largest health insurance providers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Advised LCH.Clearnet Group Limited, a leading multi-asset class European clearing house, on a sale of LCH.Clearnet SA, its French-regulated operating subsidiary, to Euronext N.V. that was ultimately terminated
Advised First Republic Bank, a provider of private banking, private business banking and private wealth management services, on the acquisition of Gradifi, a Boston-based technology and service platform used by employers to make direct contributions to employees’ student loans
Advised the founding shareholders of Rico, a leading independent online investment platform in Brazil, on its 100% sale to XP Investimentos, a Brazilian investment firm
Elavon do Brasil
Advised Minneapolis-based U.S. Bancorp, the fifth largest commercial bank in the United States, and the parent company of Elavon, Inc., in the sale of its 50.1 percent majority stake in São Paulo-based, Elavon do Brasil to Stone Pagamentos, a local market, privately-held merchant acquirer.
Advised Policard, one of the largest electronic payment companies in Brazil, on the combination of its business with the Brazilian operations of Groupe Up, one of the leading employee benefits, public, social and loyalty programs providers in the world
11 Private Equity Fund Positions Managed by NBGI Private Equity and Team’s Spinout
Advised the National Bank of Greece SA, the leading bank in Greece by deposits and total assets, on the disposal of 100% of its interests in eleven funds managed by NBGI Private Equity. The management responsibility of the funds and underlying investments will continue to be performed by the current management team along with other persons appointed by the buyers, under a new management vehicle created expressly for this purpose
Heartland Payment Systems, Inc.
Advised Heartland Payment Systems, Inc., one of the nation’s largest payment companies, on its sale to Global Payments Inc., a leading worldwide provider of payment technology services
International Medical Group, Inc.
Advised International Medical Group, Inc., a leader in the global insurance and assistance services market, on its sale to ABRY Partners
Nordstrom, Inc. (Credit Card Assets)
Advised The Toronto-Dominion Bank Group on its acquisition of Nordstrom, Inc.’s credit card assets
Softcard (JVL Ventures, LLC)
Advised Softcard, a joint venture of AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile focused on mobile payments and commerce, on the sale of certain assets to Google
GFI Group Inc.
Advised the Special Committee of GFI Group Inc. on its sale to BGC Partners, Inc.
Voya Financial, Inc.
Advised the Independent Committee of the Board of Directors of Voya Financial, Inc. in connection with Voya Financial, Inc.’s repurchase of 4.5mm shares (aggregate repurchase of $175mm) from ING Groep N.V.
Voya Financial, Inc.
Advised the Independent Committee of the Board of Directors of Voya Financial, Inc. in connection with Voya Financial, Inc.’s repurchase of 7.7mm shares (aggregate repurchase of $300mm) from ING Groep N.V.