Capabilities by Industry: Industrial
Greenhill has considerable transaction experience and a global network of corporate relationships in the Industrial 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.
Our broad experience in the Industrial sector includes the following areas: capital goods and equipment; chemicals; diversified industrials; forest products; packaging ; and transportation.
Below we highlight a few of the transactions on which we have advised in this area:
UQM Technologies, Inc.
Advising Danfoss, a global leader in power solutions, heating, cooling and drives, on its acquisition of UQM Technologies
Hitachi's Automotive Lithium-Ion Battery Business
Advising Hitachi, a leading global industrial conglomerate, on the sale of its LiB business including Hitachi Vehicle Energy
Advising CSR Ltd, a leading building products manufacturer in Australia and New Zealand, on the divestment of its architectural glass manufacturing and processing business, Viridian
Advised LG Chem, a global diversified chemicals manufacturer based in South Korea, on the acquisition of Uniseal, a U.S.-based supplier of sealants and adhesives to leading automotive manufacturers
Nihon Nohyaku Co., Ltd.
Advised ADEKA Corporation, a global chemical manufacturer, on the acquisition of 51% stake of Nihon Nohyaku via the combination of the Tender Offer and Capital Injection
Advised PLA S.A, an Argentina-based manufacturer of agricultural machinery, on its sale to Deere & Co.
Berger Group Holdings, Inc.
Advised Berger Group Holdings, Inc. (“Louis Berger”), a leading international professional services engineering firm, on its sale to WSP Global Inc.
Park Electrochemical (Electronics Business)
Advised Park Electrochemical, a leading high-performance electronics materials manufacturer, on the sale of its Electronics Business to AGC Inc.
Tri-Dim Filter Corporation
Advised Mann+Hummel, a leading global filtration company, on the acquisition of Tri-Dim Filter Corporation, the single largest privately-held air filtration company in North America
The AA plc
Advised the AA plc, the UK’s largest roadside assistance provider, on the refinancing of £825m of its senior secured facilities
Babcock & Wilcox Inc.’s industrial environmental technology business
Advised Dürr AG, a German mechanical and plant engineering company, on the acquisition of Babcock & Wilcox’s industrial environmental technology business (MEGTEC and Universal)
Advised Emerson Electric Co., a diversified global technology and industrial company, on the acquisition of Aventics GmbH, a leading designer and manufacturer of pneumatic devices and systems
GWA Group Limited’s Door and Access Controls Business
Advised Allegion plc, a leading global security products and solutions provider, on the acquisition of GWA Group Limited’s Door & Access Systems Business, a leading provider of door furniture and commercial locksmith services in Australia
Advised Cascade Investments LLC and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust on the resistance to the sale of the Burkard Family’s controlling stake in Sika AG (17% of capital equivalent to 53% of voting rights) to Compagnie de Saint-Gobain
The Alpha Corporation (AOC Resins)
Advised AOC Resins, a leading global producer of polyester and vinyl ester resins, gel coats, colorants dispersions and specialty additives for composites and cast polymer applications, on its sale to CVC Capital Partners
Three Australia and New Zealand security businesses
Advised Anixter on its acquisitions of Central Security Distribution Pty Limited, Atlas Gentech (NZ) Limited and Inner Range Pty Limited
Advised Grupo Proenfar, a Colombia-based plastics packaging solutions provider, and its shareholders on its sale to Weener Plastics
Willbros Group, Inc.
Advised Willbros Group, Inc., a specialty energy infrastructure contractor serving the power and oil & gas industries, on its sale to Primoris Services Corporation
Advised Welbilt, a leading global provider of commercial foodservice equipment on its acquisition of Crem International, a leading manufacturer of professional coffee machines
Advised Capvis Equity Partners on the sale of its portfolio company Faster Group, a producer of quick-release hydraulic couplings, to Sun Hydraulics
Advised McDermott International, Inc., a leading provider of integrated engineering, procurement, construction, installation and module fabrication services for upstream field developments worldwide, on its combination with CB&I, a leading provider of technology and infrastructure for the energy industry
36.5% stake in DNV GL Group AS
Advised Det Norske Veritas Holding AS (“DNV”) on its acquisition of the 36.5% stake in DNV GL Group AS it did not already own from Mayfair Vermögensverwaltungs SE, whereby DNV is becoming the sole shareholder and regaining full control of DNV GL
Advised Godfrey Hirst, the leading manufacturer, distributor and marketer of carpet and hard flooring in Australia and New Zealand, on its sale to Mohawk Industries, the NYSE-listed global flooring company
Advised Jaybro, a leading supplier of consumables to infrastructure contractors, on its sale to CHAMP Private Equity
B-G Mechanical Contractors, Inc., B-G Mechanical Services, Inc., Elmsford Sheet Metal Works, Inc., Fred Williams, Inc., H.T. Lyons, Inc. and TryState Mechanical, Inc.
Advised Talen Energy, one of the largest independent energy and power producers in the United States, on the sale of six subsidiaries, within its Mechanical Services business, to Engie North America