Capabilities by Industry: Consumer Goods & Retail
Greenhill has considerable transaction experience and a global network of corporate relationships in the Consumer Goods & Retail sector. Our Managing Directors and professionals in North America, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, Australia and Japan have executed many of the most significant and complex transactions for some of the leading companies in the industry.
Our expertise in the Consumer Goods and Retail industry covers: food; specialty ingredients; agricultural commodities; beverage; tobacco; household and personal care; consumer health; grocery retail; apparel; specialty retail; e-commerce; foodservice; and restaurants.
Below we highlight a few of the transactions on which we have advised in this area:
Alliance Boots plc
Advised Alliance Boots plc, the leading international pharmacy-led health and beauty group, on a proposal regarding an offer for the company from a consortium comprising of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. Ltd. and Stefano Pessina
Advised InBev SA, the world's largest brewery, on the sale of German regional brewery Dinkelacker-Schwaben Bräu KG
Gallaher Group plc
Advised Gallaher Group plc, the world’s fifth largest tobacco company, on a recommended cash offer from Japan Tobacco Inc
WH Smith PLC
Advised WH Smith PLC on the demerger of its Retail business
Advised the special committee of 7-Eleven, Inc. in connection with its evaluation of an unsolicited tender offer commenced by Seven-Eleven Japan Co., Ltd
International Multifoods Corporation
Advised International Multifoods Corporation, whose brands include Pillsbury, Martha White, Hungry Jack and Robin Hood, on its sale to the J.M Smucker Company.
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
Advised Wella AG, a global market leader in hair care and fragrances, on its sale to The Procter & Gamble Company
Burger King Corp
(subsidiary of Diageo plc) Advised Diageo plc on sale of Burger King Corporation restaurant system.
T&S Stores Plc
Advised Tesco PLC, Britain’s largest retailing group, on its acquisition of T&S Stores plc, a publicly listed convenience store retailer operating in the UK.
Morton’s Restaurant Group Inc.
Advised the Special Committee of Morton’s on sale of the Company.
Ralston Purina Co.
Advised Nestlé on the agreed cash offer for the US pet-food company Ralston Purina
Advised Diageo on its joint agreed bid with Pernod Ricard for Seagram’s spirits business.
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.
Borden Foods International
Advised Nestlé on its acquisition of Borden Foods International’s businesses, which have sales of more than $400 million.