Capabilities by Region: Australia

Greenhill has considerable advisory experience in Australia. 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 Australia.

Greenhill established its presence in Australia in April 2010 with the acquisition of Caliburn, the leading independent investment bank in the region.

For more information on Greenhill’s advisory practice in Australia and our capabilities in the region, please contact Managing Director Roger Feletto or Richard Phillips.

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

Recent Transactions

22-May-19
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Inenco Group Pty Ltd

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Acquiror: 
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

02-May-19
Pending
$545 million
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Kidman Resources Limited

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Acquiror: 
Wesfarmers

Advising Kidman Resources, an ASX-listed hard rock lithium mining company, on its sale to Wesfarmers, one of Australia’s largest diversified listed companies

02-May-19
Pending
$1.0 billion
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80 Collins Precinct

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Acquiror: 
Dexus

Advising Dexus in relation to its acquisition of the 80 Collins precinct from QIC Global Real Estate

26-Apr-19
Pending
$200 million
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Lion's Specialty Cheese division

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Acquiror: 
Saputo Inc.

Advising Lion, an Australian subsidiary of Kirin and one of Australasia’s leading food and beverage companies, on the sale of its Specialty Cheese division to Saputo, one of the top ten dairy processors in the world  

22-Mar-19
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Four Pillars Gin

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Acquiror: 
Lion Beer Australia

Advised Lion, an Australian subsidiary of Kirin, on its acquisition of a strategic stake in Four Pillars Gin, Australia’s leading craft gin distillery

19-Mar-19
Pending
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BT Advice

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Acquiror: 
Viridian Advisory

Advising Westpac, the third largest company in Australia by market capitalization, on its exit of BT Advice and the sale of select assets to Viridian Advisory

19-Dec-18
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Starpharma Holdings Limited, patented VivaGel BV® product

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Acquiror: 
ITF Pharma, U.S. subsidiary of Italfarmaco S.p.A.

Advised Starpharma Holdings Limited on a U.S. licensing agreement of its patented VivaGel BV® product with ITF Pharma, a U.S. subsidiary of Italfarmaco S.p.A., a privately held European specialty pharmaceutical company

28-Nov-18
$113 million
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CSR Limited

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Acquiror: 
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 

26-Nov-18
$880 million
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Restaurant Brands New Zealand Limited

Acquiror: 
Finaccess Capital, S.A. de C.V.

Advised Finaccess Capital, an investment company with a strong presence in the casual dining and quick service restaurant sector, on its 75% partial takeover of Restaurant Brands New Zealand, a corporate franchisee specialising in managing multi-site branded food retail chains (with brands consisting of KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and Carl’s Jr.)

12-Nov-18
$84 million
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AUB Group Limited

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Advised ASX-listed AUB Group, a leading insurance intermediary business operating a network of over 100 insurance brokers and underwriting agencies across Australia and New Zealand, on its fully underwritten entitlement offer to raise A$116m

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

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Acquiror: 
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

24-Oct-18
Pending
$115 million
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US$115m Debt Facility from SQM

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Acquiror: 
Kidman Resources Limited

Advising 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 US$115m debt facility provided by JV partner Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile S.A. (SQM), a leading global lithium producer

24-Oct-18
$41 million
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TeePublic

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Acquiror: 
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

28-Sep-18
$NA
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Blue Sky Alternative Investments Limited

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Acquiror: 
Oaktree Capital Management L.P.

Advised Blue Sky, an ASX-listed diversified alternative assets manager, on its response to an activist short-seller campaign, strategic review of recapitalisation options, and receipt of a A$50m long-term capital investment by Oaktree via a 7-year senior secured convertible loan note facility

10-Sep-18
$100 million
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Montserrat Day Hospital Group

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Acquiror: 
Primary Health Care

Advised ASX-listed Primary Health Care, one of Australia’s leading providers of multi-disciplinary healthcare services, on its acquisition of the Montserrat Day Hospital Group, an owner and operator of day hospital facilities

09-Aug-18
$1.2 billion
Target: 

Martabe gold and silver mine

Acquiror: 
PT United Tractors Tbk

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

08-Aug-18
$538 million
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Suncorp Group Limited’s Australian Life Insurance Business

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Acquiror: 
TAL

Advised TAL, Australia’s largest and leading insurance business that is 100% owned by Dai-ichi Life of Japan, on the acquisition of Suncorp Group Limited’s Australian Life Insurance business

17-May-18
$NA
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Long-term lithium hydroxide offtake agreement with Tesla, Inc.

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Acquiror: 
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 Tesla, Inc., a global leader in electric vehicle, energy storage and solar panel design, development and manufacturing. The agreement is for an initial term of three years on a fixed-price take-or-pay basis and contains two 3-year term renewal options

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

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Acquiror: 
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

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

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Acquiror: 
Anixter International Inc.

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

26-Mar-18
$NA
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Remedy Kombucha

Japan, Australia flags
Acquiror: 
Lion Dairy & Drinks

Advised Lion, an Australian subsidiary of Kirin, on its acquisition of a strategic stake in Remedy Kombucha, Australia’s leading producer and distributer of kombucha beverages

20-Feb-18
$107 million
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Macpac Holdings

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Acquiror: 
Super Retail Group

Advised Super Retail Group on the acquisition of Macpac, the New Zealand-based outdoor adventure retailer

20-Nov-17
$412 million
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Target: 

Godfrey Hirst

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Acquiror: 
Mohawk Industries

Advised Godfrey Hirst, the leading manufacturer, distributor and marketer of carpet and hard flooring in Australia and New Zealand, on its sale to Mohawk Industries, the NYSE-listed global flooring company

05-Nov-17
$NA
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Jaybro

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Acquiror: 
CHAMP Private Equity

Advised Jaybro, a leading supplier of consumables to infrastructure contractors, on its sale to CHAMP Private Equity

24-Aug-17
$NA
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Morris Corporation

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Acquiror: 
Sodexo SA

Advised Morris Corporation, a leading independent player in Australia’s remote facilities management sector, on its sale to Sodexo SA, a France-based leading global facilities services company

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