Capabilities by Region: Asia

Greenhill has considerable advisory experience in Asia. Our Managing Directors and professionals have advised clients on transactions involving many of the leading companies in the region and have access to a network of corporate relationships throughout Asia.

For more information on Greenhill’s advisory practice in Asia and our capabilities in the region, please contact Managing Director Hiroto Yamada in our Tokyo office.

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

Recent Transactions

03-Dec-18
Pending
$4.0 billion
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Assets owned by GlaxoSmithKline plc

Acquiror: 
Unilever plc / Hindustan Unilever Limited

Advising GlaxoSmithKline plc, the UK listed international pharmaceutical and consumer healthcare company, on the divestment of Horlicks and other consumer healthcare nutrition brands to Unilever plc, and on the merger of GSK Consumer Healthcare Limited with Hindustan Unilever Limited

01-Nov-18
$NA
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Long-term lithium hydroxide offtake agreement with Mitsui & Co.

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Kidman Resources Limited

Advised Kidman Resources Limited, an ASX-listed hard rock lithium mining company with a 50% interest in the West Australian Mt. Holland lithium project, on a lithium hydroxide offtake agreement with Mitsui & Co., a leading global marketing and trading conglomerate based in Japan. The agreement is for an initial term of two years, plus two 2-year term extension options

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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Acquiror: 
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

09-Aug-18
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$1.2 billion
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Martabe gold and silver mine

Acquiror: 
PT United Tractors Tbk

Advising EMR Capital, a specialist resources private equity manager, on the sale of the Martabe gold and silver mine to United Tractors

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.

28-Jun-18
$146 million
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35% of Sabine Oil & Gas’ interest in oil and gas properties in East Texas

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Osaka Gas

Advised Osaka Gas, a Japanese utility, on the acquisition of 35% of Sabine Oil & Gas’s interest in oil and gas properties located primarily in Harrison and Panola Counties, Texas

07-May-18
$7.1 billion
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Frutarom

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Acquiror: 
International Flavors and Fragrances

Advised IFF, a leading innovator of specialty ingredients, on its acquisition of Frutarom, creating a global leader in Taste, Scent and Nutrition

27-Mar-18
$1.6 billion
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Yakult

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Acquiror: 
Danone

Advised Danone, a leading global food & beverage company, on renewing its strategic partnership with Yakult, a global leader in probiotic beverages, as well as the sale of part of its stake in Yakult

30-Nov-17
$NA
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MorphoSys AG

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Acquiror: 
I-Mab

Advised MorphoSys AG, a German biopharmaceutical company, on a regional licensing agreement covering Greater China and comprising its investigational anti-CD38 antibody MOR202 targeting multiple myeloma, with I-Mab

14-Jul-17
$775 million
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Programmed Maintenance Services Limited

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Acquiror: 
PERSOL HOLDINGS CO LTD.

Advised PERSOL HOLDINGS, one of Japan’s largest HR service companies, on its acquisition of ASX-listed Programmed Maintenance Services, a leading Australian and New Zealand based provider of staffing and maintenance services

03-Apr-17
$205 million
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Inenco Group Pty Ltd

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Genuine Parts Company

Advised Inenco Group Pty Ltd, one of Australasia’s leading industrial distributors, on the partial sale to Genuine Parts Company, a global distributor of automotive and industrial products

05-Oct-16
$NA
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Portfolio of 14 Outlicensing generic products in the EEA from Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

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Acquiror: 
Accord Healthcare Ltd.

Advised Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., the world’s largest generic drug company, on the divestment of a portfolio of 14 Outlicensing pharmaceutical products in the EEA to Accord Healthcare Ltd. (a subsidiary of Intas Pharmaceuticals Limited).

05-Oct-16
$775 million
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Assets and operations of Actavis Generics in the UK and Ireland from Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

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Acquiror: 
Accord Healthcare Ltd.

Advised Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., the world’s largest generic drug company, on its sale of assets and operations of Actavis Generics in the UK and Ireland to Accord Healthcare Ltd. (a subsidiary of Intas Pharmaceuticals Limited) for £603m (c.$775m) 

20-Jun-16
$NA
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U.S. rights to 2 generic drug products from Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

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Acquiror: 
Zydus Cadila

Advised Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. on the divestment of the U.S. rights to 2 generic drug products to Zydus Cadila

11-Jun-16
$350 million
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U.S. rights to 8 generic drug products from Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

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Acquiror: 
Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories

Advised Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. on the divestment of the U.S. rights to 8 generic drug products to Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories

18-Mar-16
$NA
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Sewells Group

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Acquiror: 
MSX International

Advised WorldMark on the sale of Sewells Group to MSX International, a global provider of outsourced business solutions.  Sewells, headquartered in Shanghai, is a leading provider of automotive dealership development services across Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East

20-Aug-15
$1.0 billion
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COOEC Fluor Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.

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Acquiror: 
Fluor Corporation

Advised Fluor Corporation on its $489 million investment for a 49% interest in a joint venture with Offshore Oil Engineering Co., Ltd. (COOEC) to own, operate and manage the Zhuhai Fabrication Yard in China’s Guangdong province

27-Jul-15
$40.5 billion
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Allergan Generics

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Acquiror: 
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

Advised Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., a leading global pharmaceutical company, on the acquisition of Allergan plc’s Generics business

03-Feb-15
$110 million
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WEGU Holding GmbH

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Acquiror: 
Anhui Zhongding Sealing Parts

Advised the shareholders of WEGU Holding GmbH, a German provider of anti-vibration solutions and light-weight components for the automotive and truck industries, on the sale of the Company to Anhui Zhongding Sealing Parts, a Chinese listed company that makes and sells rubber sealing parts and other rubber products

22-Oct-14
$112 million
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Nuplex Industries’ Specialties and Masterbatch businesses

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Acquiror: 
CHAMP Private Equity

Advised Nuplex Industries, a dual listed (ASX/NZX) global manufacturer, developer and distributor of resins and additives, on the sale of its specialty chemicals and masterbatch businesses to CHAMP Private Equity, a leading Australian private equity firm

01-Oct-14
$NA
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Modern Star Pty Ltd

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Acquiror: 
Navis Capital

Advised Modern Star, Australia and New Zealand’s #1 supplier of education resources and educational toys, on the sale of 90% of its shares to Navis Capital, a leading private equity group focused on investments in South and Southeast Asia

13-May-14
$80 million
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Publications International, Ltd. Children’s Division

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Acquiror: 
Jiangsu Phoenix Publishing and Media Corporation Limited

Advised Publications International, a leading consumer book publisher, on the sale of its Children’s Division to Jiangsu Phoenix Publishing and Media Corporation Limited

09-Dec-13
$NA
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Lazada Group GmbH

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Acquiror: 
Tesco plc

Advised Tesco plc, a listed FTSE 100 retailer, on its acquisition of a significant minority shareholding in Lazada, the leading online general merchandise retailer in South East Asia

02-Oct-13
$NA
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Tesco PLC's Chinese retail operations

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Acquiror: 
China Resources Enterprise

Advised Tesco PLC on the formation of a joint venture with China Resources Enterprise, a Hong Kong listed, Chinese retailer, to create the leading multi-format retailer in China

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