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

05-Feb-01
$316 million
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General Mills, Inc.

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International Multifoods Corporation

(Pillsbury Desserts & Baking Mixes Portfolio)
Advised Diageo on divestiture of Pillsbury’s Desserts & Baking Mix business to gain FTC approval for the sale of Pillsbury to General Mills.

21-Jan-01
$225 million (liabilities)
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RBX Corp.

Advised RBX Corp., a leading manufacturer of rubber products in the U.S., in connection with its Chapter 11 proceedings and financial restructuring

16-Jan-01
$11.5 billion
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Ralston Purina Co.

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Nestlé S.A.

Advised Nestlé on the agreed cash offer for the US pet-food company Ralston Purina

19-Dec-00
$8.2 billion
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Seagram

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Diageo plc and Pernod Ricard

(Spirits Division)
Advised Diageo on its joint agreed bid with Pernod Ricard for Seagram’s spirits business.

22-Sep-00
$750 million
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AerFi Group plc

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debis AirFinance (subsidiary of Daimler Chrysler AG)

Advised AerFi on its sale to debis AirFinance .

10-Aug-00
$750 million
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Radisson Group, Inc.

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Olympus Real Estate Fund (Hicks, Muse)

(subsidiary of Carlson Companies, Inc.)
Advised Carlson Companies, Inc., the owner of the Radisson Hotels brand, on the formation of a $750 million Radisson Hotel acquisition fund, Radisson-Olympus Capital Partners.

17-Jul-00
$10.5 billion
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Diageo plc

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General Mills, Inc.

Advised Diageo on the sale of The Pillsbury Company for $5.1 billion in assumed debt and $5.4 billion in stock to General Mills.

31-Mar-00
$498 million
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Dorling Kindersley plc

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Pearson plc

Advised Dorling Kindersley, a leading and innovative book publisher, on the sale of the company to Pearson in an all cash transaction.

28-Feb-00
$38.1 billion
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Hong Kong Telecom

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Pacific Century Cyberworks

, 54% subsidiary of Cable and Wireless plc
Advised C&W on the sale of Hong Kong Telecom (54% owned subsidiary of C&W) to PCCW in non-Japan Asia’s largest ever transaction.

17-Feb-00
$866 million
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Shorewood Packaging Corporation

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International Paper Company

Advised Shorewood on its successful hostile takeover defense from Chesapeake Corp., achieving a $21.00 friendly cash offer from an original $17.25 hostile bid.

15-Feb-00
$555 million
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Seguros Comercial América

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ING Groep N.V.

, S.A. de C.V. (stake owned by Savia S.A. de C.V.)
Advised Savia on the sale of a minority stake in Seguros Comercial América, the largest Mexican insurance company, to ING Groep.

02-Dec-99
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Microsoft Corp.

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U.S. Department of Justice – Antitrust Div.

Retained by the U.S. Justice Department to advise it on the financial implications of the full range of potential remedies in the Microsoft antitrust case (U.S. v. Microsoft).

11-Nov-99
$732 million
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Indigo Aviation AB

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AerFi Group plc

Advised AerFi Group on its acquisition of Indigo Aviation. The transaction involved a negotiated purchase of 72% of Indigo for shares of AerFi followed by a cash tender offer for the remaining 28% of the outstanding Indigo shares.

04-Oct-99
$23.5 billion
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AMFM, Inc.

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Clear Channel Communications, Inc.

Advised AMFM on the sale of the company to Clear Channel Communications to form the largest U.S. radio company

06-Aug-99
$12.8 billion
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One2One

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Deutsche Telekom AG

(joint venture between Cable and Wireless plc and Media One)
Strategic advice to C&W in connection with the sale of One2One, a UK mobile phone operator, 50% owned by C&W and 50% owned by Media One

30-Jul-99
$2.5 billion
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Mirror Group PLC

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Trinity plc

Advised Trinity on its merger with Mirror Group to form Trinity Mirror, the UK’s largest newspaper publisher

26-Jul-99
$23.3 billion
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Cable & Wireless Communications plc

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Cable and Wireless plc

, 53% subsidiary of Cable and Wireless plc Advised C&W on the reorganisation of Cable & Wireless Communications, including the sale of CWC’s consumer businesses to NTL and the acquisition of the public minority interest in CWC’s business telephony, data and IP operations

29-Jun-99
$3.0 billion
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Alta Vista Company

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CMGI Inc.

(Compaq Computer Corp.) Advised Compaq Computer Corporation on the sale of an 83% stake in the Alta Vista Company for a combination of CMGI common equity, preferred stock and a note

16-Jun-99
$2.5 billion
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TriNet Corporate Realty Trust, Inc.

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Starwood Financial Trust

Advised TriNet on a stock for stock merger with Starwood Financial, creating a leading player in the specialty real estate finance area

01-Jun-99
$1.6 billion
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Chancellor Media Corp

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Lamar Advertising Co.

(Outdoor Advertising Division) Advised Chancellor Media on the sale of its outdoor advertising unit for a combination of stock and cash

01-Jun-99
$601 million
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Aquarion Company

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Kelda Group plc

Advised Kelda Group (formerly Yorkshire Water) on the all-cash purchase of Aquarion Company, a US water utility group.

14-Apr-99
$1.3 billion
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Berkshire Realty Company, Inc.

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Berkshire Chairman, Goldman Sachs and The Blackstone Group

Advised investor group led by Berkshire Realty Chairman, Goldman Sachs and The Blackstone Group on the buyout of Berkshire Realty, a multi-family REIT that owns 82 apartment communities located in Florida, Texas and the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern U.S.

12-Mar-99
$3.1 billion
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M&G Group plc

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Prudential Corp. plc

Advised M&G Group on the sale of the company for cash to Prudential, the United Kingdom’s largest life insurer and fund manager.

16-Jul-98
$1.5 billion
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iMCI

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Cable and Wireless plc

, MCI’s Internet Business
Advised C&W on the financing of its iMCI acquisition via the largest equity primary placement to date in the London market

07-Jul-98
$1.7 billion
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LIN Television Corporation

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Chancellor Media Corp.

Advised LIN on its sale to Chancellor Media

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