Capabilities by Industry: Financial Services
Greenhill has considerable transaction experience and a global network of corporate relationships in the Financial Services sector. Our Managing Directors and professionals in North America, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, Australia, Brazil and Japan have executed many of the most significant and complex transactions for some of the leading companies in the industry.
Our experience in the Financial Services industry encompasses the following sub-sectors: asset management; banking and brokerage; financial technology; and insurance.
Below we highlight a few of the transactions on which we have advised in this area:
Advised Sir Roger De Haan on his cornerstone investment of £100m in Saga, the UK provider of products and services exclusively for the over 50s, as part of its £150m equity raise
Advised Supplier Participações, the largest credit fintech company in Brazil and the first independent mover in supply chain financing, on the sale of a majority stake to Totvs, the leading provider of management software and related consulting services in Brazil
CME Group Inc.
Advised CME Group, Inc., the operator of a leading global derivatives marketplace, on the structured sale of its 25% equity stake in Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Berhad to Bursa Malaysia Berhad
Advised TT International, a leading independent asset management firm focused on managing high alpha, high conviction active management strategies for institutional investors, on its sale to Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc.
Advised the shareholders of Ourinvest DTVM, a leading Brazilian securities broker focused on providing high net-worth individuals custody, distribution and trading services, on the sale of an 80% stake to BTG Pactual, one of Brazil’s largest independent investment banking firms
M&T Bank's Ownership Interest in Cramer Rosenthal McGlynn
Advised M&T Bank on the sale of its ownership interest in Cramer Rosenthal McGlynn to the company's management team
Advising IFC and Principia Capital Partners on the sale of their stakes in Pravaler, Brazil’s leading provider of student loans for college students, to Itaú Unibanco, Brazil’s largest financial institution
Total System Services, Inc. (TSYS)
Advised Total System Services, Inc. (TSYS), a provider of payment processing, merchant services and related payment services, on its merger with Global Payments Inc., a payment technology company focused on merchant acquiring and software solutions
Advised 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
Advised Blu Pagamentos, a high-growth Brazilian B2B cash management fintech firm, on the sale of a minority stake
AUB Group Limited
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
Blue Sky Alternative Investments Limited
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
Advised Grupo Monge, a leading Latin American retailer and consumer finance company, in the establishment of a long-term funding relationship with impact investment manager BlueOrchard
Suncorp Group Limited’s Australian Life Insurance Business
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
Walmart (Credit Card Assets)
Advised Walmart Inc. on its new, long term credit card program agreement with Capital One Financial Corporation
Advised Julius Bär Group Ltd., a leading Swiss private banking group, on its 95% acquisition of Reliance Group, one of the largest independent Brazilian wealth management firms with client assets of approximately BRL 17 billion (USD 5.3 billion)
Advised Total System Services, a provider of payment processing, merchant services and related payment services, on acquiring Cayan, a payment technology company focused on integrated solutions and merchant acquiring
London & Country Mortgages Limited (“L&C”)
Advised Experian plc, the world’s leading global information services company, in connection with the acquisition of a 25% stake in L&C, the UK’s largest fee free mortgage adviser
L.L.Bean (Credit Card Assets)
Advised L.L.Bean Inc. on a strategic alliance relating to its credit card business with Citibank, N.A.
Wells Fargo Share Registration & Service business
Advised Equiniti Group plc, a UK based specialist technology outsourcer providing non-discretionary payment and administration services, on the acquisition of Wells Fargo's Shareowner Services business, and acted as joint sponsor to Equiniti's associated £122 million rights issue
Equity stake in Bupa Arabia
Advised Bupa, a leading international healthcare group, on the increase of its stake in Bupa Arabia, one of the largest health insurance providers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Advised LCH.Clearnet Group Limited, a leading multi-asset class European clearing house, on a sale of LCH.Clearnet SA, its French-regulated operating subsidiary, to Euronext N.V. that was ultimately terminated
Advised First Republic Bank, a provider of private banking, private business banking and private wealth management services, on the acquisition of Gradifi, a Boston-based technology and service platform used by employers to make direct contributions to employees’ student loans
Advised the founding shareholders of Rico, a leading independent online investment platform in Brazil, on its 100% sale to XP Investimentos, a Brazilian investment firm
Elavon do Brasil
Advised Minneapolis-based U.S. Bancorp, the fifth largest commercial bank in the United States, and the parent company of Elavon, Inc., in the sale of its 50.1 percent majority stake in São Paulo-based, Elavon do Brasil to Stone Pagamentos, a local market, privately-held merchant acquirer.