Capabilities by Industry: Technology

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, 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 Technology industry encompasses the following sub-sectors: consulting and IT services; enterprise software and security; internet; networking; and semiconductors, capital equipment and materials.

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

Recent Transactions

29-Nov-18
$86 million
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Wave Computing

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Advised Wave Computing,  a leading artificial intelligence solutions company developing proprietary dataflow-based architecture systems, on its successful $86m Series E financing

24-Oct-18
$41 million
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TeePublic

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Redbubble

Advised Redbubble, a global online independent artist community and marketplace, on the acquisition of TeePublic, a similar online platform, and associated A$61 million equity raising

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.

15-Jun-18
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MIPS Tech

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Wave Computing

Advised Wave Computing, an artificial intelligence solutions company developing proprietary dataflow-based architecture systems, on the acquisition of MIPS Tech, a leading provider of processor architecture IP, and other strategic initiatives

18-Dec-17
$1.1 billion
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Cayan, LLC

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Total System Services, Inc.

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

15-Dec-17
$6.0 billion
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Avaya

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Advised The Bank of New York Mellon in its role as the Indenture Trustee to selected First Lien Notes throughout Avaya’s Chapter 11 proceedings

08-Dec-17
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London & Country Mortgages Limited (“L&C”)

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Experian plc

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

12-Jul-17
$227 million
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Wells Fargo Share Registration & Service business

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Equiniti Group plc

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

03-Apr-17
$400 million
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Cheetahmail

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Vector Capital

Advised Vector Capital on the acquisition of Cheetahmail from Experian plc

25-Jan-17
$325 million
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Ad Hoc Group of Senior Secured Noteholders

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Advised the Ad Hoc Group of Senior Secured Noteholders in connection with the restructuring of Goodman Networks.

06-Dec-16
$1.8 billion
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Host Europe Group

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GoDaddy

Advised GoDaddy, the largest domain name registrar worldwide and a leading web hosting provider, on its acquisition of Host Europe Group, the largest privately owned web services provider in Europe

01-Dec-16
$116 million
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Rico

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XP Investimentos

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

16-May-16
$874 million
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Equinix Data Center Assets

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Digital Realty Trust

Advised Digital Realty Trust, the world's largest wholesale colocation services and data center solutions provider, on its acquisition of a portfolio of eight carrier-neutral European data centers from Equinix

10-May-16
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Brasil/CT

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Invest Tech

Advised Brasil/CT on a capital injection made by Invest Tech in the Company.  Brasil/CT specializes in the e-commerce market and is a leader in B2C and B2B full-commerce and loyalty operations in Brazil.  Invest Tech is an investment manager focused on venture capital and private equity in the technology and telecom sectors

28-Apr-16
$550 million
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Broadcom’s Wireless Internet of Things (IoT) Business Unit

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Cypress Semiconductor Corporation

Advised Cypress Semiconductor, a leading provider of high-performance, mixed-signal, programmable solutions worldwide, on its acquisition of Broadcom’s Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and ZigBee product lines for automotive, industrial and consumer IoT markets

22-Apr-16
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Elavon do Brasil

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Stone Pagamentos

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.

16-Mar-16
$942 million
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Rofin-Sinar Technologies, Inc.

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Coherent, Inc.

Advised Rofin-Sinar Technologies, Inc., a leading manufacturer of industrial laser sources and laser-based solutions and components, on its sale to Coherent, Inc., a leading provider of lasers and laser-based technology for scientific, commercial and industrial customers

26-Feb-16
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Policard

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Groupe Up

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

17-Dec-15
$130 million
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Airopack Technology Group AG

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Apollo Global Management, LLC

Advised Airopack Technology Group, developer of a revolutionary all-plastic dispenser, on a €120 million debt and equity investment from funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, and the concurrently announced proposed acquisition of the 50% stake it does not already own in Airolux AG, its joint venture with Resilux NV

15-Dec-15
$4.3 billion
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Heartland Payment Systems, Inc.

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Global Payments 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

27-Oct-15
$160 million
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DCG Systems, Inc.

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FEI Company

Advised FEI Company, a designer and manufacturer of a broad range of high-performance microscopy workflow solutions, on its $160 million acquisition of DCG Systems, Inc., a leading supplier of electrical fault characterization, localization and editing equipment

29-May-15
$4.1 billion
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Telecity Group plc

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Equinix, Inc.

Advised Telecity Group plc, Europe’s leading provider of premium carrier-neutral data centres, on a recommended cash and share offer from Equinix, Inc. a leading U.S. provider of colocation data centre services globally

22-Jan-15
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Hitachi Appliances, Inc.

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Johnson Controls

Advised Hitachi, LTD / Hitachi Appliances, Inc, a leading global industrial conglomerate focused on information and telecommunications systems, power systems and social systems, on their formation of a global HVAC joint venture with Johnson Controls

05-Aug-14
$1.3 billion
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Siemens Health Services

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Cerner Corporation

Advised 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.

26-Jun-14
$2.7 billion
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Frank Russell Company

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London Stock Exchange Group plc

Advised 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

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