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:
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 US 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.
Advised Policard, one of the largest electronic payment companies in Brazil, on the combination of its business with the Brazilian operations of Groupe Up, one of the leading employee benefits, public, social and loyalty programs providers in the world
11 Private Equity Fund Positions Managed by NBGI Private Equity and Team’s Spinout
Advised the National Bank of Greece SA, the leading bank in Greece by deposits and total assets, on the disposal of 100% of its interests in eleven funds managed by NBGI Private Equity. The management responsibility of the funds and underlying investments will continue to be performed by the current management team along with other persons appointed by the buyers, under a new management vehicle created expressly for this purpose
Heartland Payment Systems, Inc.
Advised Heartland Payment Systems, Inc., one of the nation’s largest payment companies, on its sale to Global Payments Inc., a leading worldwide provider of payment technology services
International Medical Group, Inc.
Advised International Medical Group, Inc., a leader in the global insurance and assistance services market, on its sale to ABRY Partners
Nordstrom, Inc. (Credit Card Assets)
Advised The Toronto-Dominion Bank Group on its acquisition of Nordstrom, Inc.’s credit card assets
Softcard (JVL Ventures, LLC)
Advised Softcard, a joint venture of AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile focused on mobile payments and commerce, on the sale of certain assets to Google
GFI Group Inc.
Advised the Special Committee of GFI Group Inc. on its sale to BGC Partners, Inc.
Voya Financial, Inc.
Advised the Independent Committee of the Board of Directors of Voya Financial, Inc. in connection with Voya Financial, Inc.’s repurchase of 4.5mm shares (aggregate repurchase of $175mm) from ING Groep N.V.
Voya Financial, Inc.
Advised the Independent Committee of the Board of Directors of Voya Financial, Inc. in connection with Voya Financial, Inc.’s repurchase of 7.7mm shares (aggregate repurchase of $300mm) from ING Groep N.V.
Frank Russell Company
Advised LSEG on the proposed acquisition of Frank Russell Company, the number one provider of benchmarks to US-focused equity funds and a leading provider of multi-asset class investment solutions, from Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, including acting as Joint Sponsor to LSEG on its $1.6 billion rights issue
Western World Insurance Group, Inc.
Advised Validus Holdings, Ltd., a leading Bermuda-based provider of reinsurance, insurance, and insurance linked securities management, on its acquisition of Western World Insurance Group, Inc., a specialty US commercial insurer
Investec Bank (Australia) Limited
Advised Investec Bank (Australia) Limited on the sale of its Professional Finance and Asset Finance and Leasing businesses, its deposit book, and its Australian banking licence to Bank of Queensland Limited (“BOQ”). BOQ is a leading regional Australian bank which provides retail and business banking
Dillard's, Inc. (Credit Card Assets)
Advised Dillard’s, Inc. on a strategic alliance relating to its credit card business with Wells Fargo & Company
ING US, Inc.
Advised the Independent Committee of the Board of Directors of ING US, Inc. in connection with ING U.S., Inc’s repurchase of 7.2mm shares (aggregate repurchase of $250mm) from ING Groep N.V.
CPP Group plc
Advised on the comprehensive restructuring of its balance sheet, including sale of the US business, terming out the existing RCF and creation of additional liquidity by the long term deferral of business partner payments
Lincoln Benefit Life, a subsidiary of the Allstate Corporation
Advised the limited partners of Resolution Life L.P. in the proposed acquisition by its subsidiary, Resolution Life Holdings, Inc., of Lincoln Benefit Life for $600mm
A$1.6bn non-core loan portfolio
Advised Suncorp Group Ltd (ASX:SUN), a leading general insurance, retail banking and life insurance group in Australia and New Zealand, on the sale of a A$1.6bn portfolio of performing and non-performing (corporate and property) loans to Goldman Sachs Group Inc., an American multinational investment banking firm
Advised Transpower New Zealand, the state owned owner-operator of New Zealand’s electricity distribution network on the sale of its wholly owned subsidiary d-cyphaTrade Limited to the Australian Securities Exchange. d-cyphaTrade specializes in the design and marketing of Australian electricity derivatives traded on the ASX24 derivatives platform
Healthcare Finance Group, LLC
Advised Fifth Street Finance Corp., a specialty finance company with approximately $2 billion of assets under management, on the acquisition of Healthcare Finance Group, LLC, a specialty lender providing asset-based lending and term loan products to the healthcare industry
American International Group (AIG)
Advised the United States Department of the Treasury (“UST”) on the full reduction of its 92% ownership stake in the insurer through numerous Secondary Public Offering Transactions