Capabilities by Region

Greenhill is active in all major markets with meaningful corporate advisory activity, including North and South America, Europe, Japan and Australia.

Recent Transactions

02-Dec-99
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Microsoft Corp.

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Acquiror: 
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).

15-Feb-00
$555 million
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Seguros Comercial América

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Acquiror: 
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.

17-Feb-00
$866 million
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Shorewood Packaging Corporation

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Acquiror: 
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.

28-Feb-00
$38.1 billion
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Hong Kong Telecom

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Acquiror: 
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.

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.

17-Jul-00
$10.5 billion
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Diageo plc

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Acquiror: 
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.

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

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Acquiror: 
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.

22-Sep-00
$750 million
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AerFi Group plc

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Acquiror: 
debis AirFinance (subsidiary of Daimler Chrysler AG)

Advised AerFi on its sale to debis AirFinance .

19-Dec-00
$8.2 billion
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Seagram

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Acquiror: 
Diageo plc and Pernod Ricard

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

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

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Acquiror: 
Nestlé S.A.

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

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

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

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Acquiror: 
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.

15-Feb-01
$850 million
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Loews Cineplex Entertainment

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Acquiror: 
Onex Corp. , and Oaktree Capital Management

Advised Onex on its joint acquisition of Loews Cineplex. The acquisition will occur as Loews Cineplex emerges from its Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization.

05-Mar-01
$1.1 billion (liabilities)
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U.S. Office Products Company

Advised the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in connection with the Chapter 11 proceedings of U.S. Office Products Company

25-Mar-01
$9.7 billion
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Cable & Wireless Optus Limited

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Acquiror: 
Singapore Telecommunications Limited

, 52.5% subsidiary of Cable and Wireless plc Advised C&W on the sale of its 52.5% owned Australian subsidiary, Cable & Wireless Optus, to SingTel

19-Apr-01
$10.0 billion
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GKN plc

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Acquiror: 
Brambles Industries Ltd

(Industrial Services)
Advised Brambles on its merger with the industrial services division of GKN under a dual listed companies structure

23-May-01
$950 million
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Structural Dynamics Research Corporation

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EDS Corp

Advised EDS on its acquisition of SDRC, a developer of enterprise-wide product data management software.

23-May-01
$170 million
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Unigraphics Solutions Inc.

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Acquiror: 
EDS Corp

(14%)
Advised EDS on its acquisition of the outstanding publicly held shares (14%) of Unigraphics Solutions, a provider of product data management software.

03-Jul-01
$309 million
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AMRESCO

Advised AMRESCO, a specialty finance company, on its sale to NCSI pursuant to Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code

16-Jul-01
$982 million
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Sterling Chemicals

Advised Sterling Chemicals in connection with its Chapter 11 proceedings

30-Jul-01
$117 million
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Kymata Ltd.

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Acquiror: 
Alcatel Optronics

Advised Kymata Ltd, the Scottish manufacturer of optical components, on its sale to Alcatel Optronics of France.

29-Aug-01
$5.9 billion
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Westvaco Corporation

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Acquiror: 
The Mead Corporation

Advised Westvaco Corporation, a packaging and paper products company, on its merger-of-equals with The Mead Corporation

21-Sep-01
$1.1 billion
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RCN Corporation

Advised RCN, the nation’s largest cable overbuilder, in a tender offer for up to $1.1 billion in face value of public indebtedness

11-Oct-01
$1.3 billion
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Regal Cinemas, Inc.

Advised Regal Cinemas, the largest theatre chain in the United States, on its prepackaged bankruptcy plan and acquisition by The Anschutz Corporation

11-Oct-01
$1.3 billion
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Regal Cinemas, Inc.

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Acquiror: 
The Anschutz Corporation

Advised Regal Cinemas, the largest theatre chain in the United States, on its prepackaged bankruptcy plan and acquisition by The Anschutz Corporation

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