Capabilities by Industry

Greenhill and the Firm’s Managing Directors have extensive experience in a wide range of industries, including substantially all major industry areas with meaningful corporate transaction activity.

Recent Transactions

17-May-05
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General Motors

Advised General Motors in connection with the Chapter 11 of Collins & Aikman, a significant supplier to GM

16-May-05
$315 million
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Evergreen International Aviation

Advised Evergreen on refinancing alternatives for its maturing bank facility, resulting in the successful issuance of $215 million of high yield notes and execution of a new $100 million credit facility

02-May-05
$8.9 billion
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MCI Inc

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Verizon Communications, Inc.

Advised MCI in connection with its sale to Verizon Communications, Inc

22-Apr-05
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Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

Advised the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) in United Airlines' bankruptcy proceedings. The PBGC insures the defined benefit pension plans of United Airlines and has asserted a $9.8 billion unfunded pension liability claim against the company

20-Apr-05
$1.4 billion
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Archipelago Holdings Inc

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New York Stock Exchange

Provided financial advisory services and a fairness opinion to Archipelago Holdings, Inc. in its definitive merger agreement with the NYSE to create the NYSE Group, Inc

18-Jan-05
$2.3 billion
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MeadWestvaco Corporation

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Cerberus Capital Management, L.P.

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Provided fairness opinion to the Board of Directors of MeadWestvaco Corporation on the sale of its Papers business and associated assets to Cerberus Capital Management, L.P

13-Jan-05
$153 million
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Deutz AG’s

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Wärtsilä Oyj

Marine Service business Advised Deutz on the sale of its marine service business for medium and large size engines to Wärtsilä

12-Jan-05
$4.5 billion
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Aggregate Industries PLC

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Holcim Ltd.

Advised Aggregate Industries PLC on the sale of the company to Holcim Ltd

20-Dec-04
$596 million
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CornerStone Propane, L.P.

Advised CornerStone Propane L.P., one of the nation's largest propane marketers, in connection with its Chapter 11 proceedings, which resulted in a successful stand-alone restructuring

01-Dec-04
$1.1 billion
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TUI AG

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Deutsche Bank, Riu Hotel Group, Caja de Ahorros del Mediterraneo, Grupo de Empressas Matutes

(31.3 % stake owned by WestLB)
Advised TUI AG, Europe’s largest tourism company, in connection with WestLB’s sale of its 31.3% stake in TUI AG.

27-Oct-04
$3.0 billion
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Warner Chilcott PLC

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Waren Acquisition Limited

Advised Warner Chilcott on approaches received and on recommended proposed acquisition by Waren Acquisition Limited, a vehicle funded by DLJ Merchant Banking and J.P. Morgan Partners, later joined by Bain Capital Partners and Thomas H. Lee Partners

15-Oct-04
$135 million
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Akzo Nobel N.V.

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Nuplex Industries Ltd.

Advised Akzo Nobel N.V., a global leader in coatings, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, on the sale of its coating resins activities to Nuplex Industries Ltd.

29-Aug-04
$3.8 billion
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LNR Property Corporation

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Cerberus Capital Management, L.P.

Advised the Special Committee of the Board of Directors and the Board of Directors of LNR Property Corporation, one of the US’ leading real estate investment, finance and management companies, on its sale to Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. and its real estate affiliate, Blackacre Institutional Capital Management, LLC

26-Aug-04
$1.2 billion
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Dresser-Rand Co.

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First Reserve Corporation

(subsidiary of Ingersoll-Rand Co.) Advised Ingersoll-Rand Company on the divestiture of its Dresser-Rand business unit, a supplier of steam and gas turbines, for $1.2 billion to First Reserve Corporation.

02-Aug-04
$771 million
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Pegasus Satellite

Advised the Unsecured Creditors of Pegasus Satellite on the sale of the debtor to DirecTV

16-Jul-04
$275 million
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Malmberg Investments

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SanomaWSOY

(majority owned by 3i Group plc)
Advised 3i and Malmberg's management on the sale of educational publisher Malmberg Investments to SanomaWSOY. The transaction represents 3i's largest exit in Continental Europe.

18-May-04
$1.9 billion
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Kroll, Inc

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Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc

Advised Marsh & McLennan, Inc. on its acquisition of Kroll, Inc., the world's leading risk mitigation services firm

17-May-04
$400 million
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Maxxim Medical

Advised specialty medical products company, Maxxim Medical, in connection with its Chapter 11 proceedings and sale to Medline and others

28-Apr-04
$161 million
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Atlantic Electric and Gas Ltd

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Scottish and Southern Energy plc

Advised Atlantic Electric and Gas, an affiliate of Sempra Energy, on the sale of its assets to Scottish and Southern Energy.

19-Apr-04
$1.9 billion
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WH Smith PLC

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Jamaica Trading Limited (an acquisition vehicle funded by Permira)

Advised WH Smith PLC on a possible offer for the company from Permira Advisers Limited

08-Mar-04
$840 million
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International Multifoods Corporation

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JM Smucker Company

Advised International Multifoods Corporation, whose brands include Pillsbury, Martha White, Hungry Jack and Robin Hood, on its sale to the J.M Smucker Company.

02-Mar-04
$2.1 billion
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Taylor & Francis Group Plc

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Informa Group Plc

Advised Informa Group on its merger with Taylor & Francis. Following the merger, Informa shareholders own 51% of the combined company

13-Feb-04
$631 million
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Allegiance Telecom, Inc.

Advised Allegiance Telecom, a telecommunications products and services provider, in connection with its Chapter 11 proceedings, including its sale to XO Communications, Inc

23-Jan-04
$155 million
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Cable & Wireless

Advised Cable & Wireless plc in connection with the Chapter 11 proceedings of its U.S. subsidiary, Cable & Wireless America, including its sale to Savvis Communications for $155 million

23-Oct-03
$3.1 billion
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Debenhams plc

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Baroness Retail (a consortium of CVC, TPG and Merrill Lynch)

Advised the independent committee of the Board of Directors of Debenhams plc, a leading UK department store chain, with regards to the sale of the company

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