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:

Recent Transactions

17-Jun-19
Pending
$80 million
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Renewi Canada

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Acquiror: 
Convent Capital

Advising Renewi plc, a leading waste to product company, on the sale of its Canadian operations to Convent Capital, an Amsterdam-based investment firm

07-Jun-19
Pending
$NA
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Grupo Electro Stocks

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Acquiror: 
Würth Group

Advising Apax Partners, a global investment firm, on the sale of Grupo Electro Stocks, a leading Spanish distributor of electrical materials, to the Electrical Wholesale business unit within the Würth Group, a global leader in the distribution of assembling and fastening materials

22-May-19
Pending
$NA
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Inenco Group Pty Ltd

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Genuine Parts Company

Advising the founding family of Inenco Group Pty Ltd, one of Australasia’s leading industrial distributors, on the sale of their remaining 65% stake to Genuine Parts Company

08-May-19
$770 million
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Neovia Logistics

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Advised Oaktree Capital Management on the comprehensive recapitalization of Neovia

15-Apr-19
Pending
$1.8 billion
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Electronics for Imaging, Inc.

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Siris Capital Group, LLC

Advising Electronics for Imaging, a global provider of digital printing solutions, on its sale to Siris Capital Group, a private equity firm focused on the technology sector

21-Jan-19
Pending
~$100 million
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UQM Technologies, Inc.

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Danfoss A/S

Advising Danfoss, a global leader in power solutions, heating, cooling and drives, on its acquisition of UQM Technologies

25-Dec-18
$184 million
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Hitachi's Automotive Lithium-Ion Battery Business

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INCJ, Maxell Holdings

Advised Hitachi, a leading global industrial conglomerate, on the sale of its LiB business including Hitachi Vehicle Energy

28-Nov-18
$113 million
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CSR Limited

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Crescent Capital Partners

Advised CSR Ltd, a leading building products manufacturer in Australia and New Zealand, on the divestment of its architectural glass manufacturing and processing business, Viridian 

12-Sep-18
$NA
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Uniseal, Inc.

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Acquiror: 
LG Chem Ltd.

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

21-Aug-18
$171 million
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Nihon Nohyaku Co., Ltd.

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ADEKA Corporation

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

31-Jul-18
$NA
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PLA S.A.

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Deere & Co.

Advised PLA S.A, an Argentina-based manufacturer of agricultural machinery, on its sale to Deere & Co.

30-Jul-18
$435 million
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Berger Group Holdings, Inc.

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WSP Global Inc.

Advised Berger Group Holdings, Inc. (“Louis Berger”), a leading international professional services engineering firm, on its sale to WSP Global Inc.

25-Jul-18
$145 million
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Park Electrochemical (Electronics Business)

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AGC Inc.

Advised Park Electrochemical, a leading high-performance electronics materials manufacturer, on the sale of its Electronics Business to AGC Inc.

19-Jul-18
$NA
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Tri-Dim Filter Corporation

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Mann+Hummel GmbH

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

10-Jul-18
$1.1 billion
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The AA plc

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Advised the AA plc, the UK’s largest roadside assistance provider, on the refinancing of £825m of its senior secured facilities

06-Jun-18
$130 million
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Babcock & Wilcox Inc.’s industrial environmental technology business

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Dürr AG

Advised Dürr AG, a German mechanical and plant engineering company, on the acquisition of Babcock & Wilcox’s industrial environmental technology business (MEGTEC and Universal)

17-May-18
$622 million
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Aventics GmbH

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Emerson Electric Co.

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

13-May-18
$81 million
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GWA Group Limited’s Door and Access Controls Business

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Allegion plc

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

11-May-18
$4.0 billion
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Sika

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Acquiror: 
Compagnie de Saint-Gobain

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

02-May-18
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The Alpha Corporation (AOC Resins)

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CVC Capital Partners

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

26-Apr-18
$151 million
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Three Australia and New Zealand security businesses

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Anixter International Inc.

Advised Anixter on its acquisitions of Central Security Distribution Pty Limited, Atlas Gentech (NZ) Limited and Inner Range Pty Limited

23-Apr-18
$NA
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Grupo Proenfar

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Acquiror: 
Weener Plastics

Advised Grupo Proenfar, a Colombia-based plastics packaging solutions provider, and its shareholders on its sale to Weener Plastics

28-Mar-18
$NA
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Willbros Group, Inc.

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Primoris Services Corporation

Advised Willbros Group, Inc., a specialty energy infrastructure contractor serving the power and oil & gas industries, on its sale to Primoris Services Corporation

26-Feb-18
$224 million
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Crem International

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Welbilt

Advised Welbilt, a leading global provider of commercial foodservice equipment on its acquisition of Crem International, a leading manufacturer of professional coffee machines

19-Feb-18
$531 million
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Faster S.p.A.

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Sun Hydraulics Corporation

Advised Capvis Equity Partners on the sale of its portfolio company Faster Group, a producer of quick-release hydraulic couplings, to Sun Hydraulics

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