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:
ABN AMRO Holding NV
Advised Fortis on an offer by Fortis, RBS and Santander for ABN AMRO
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
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 the Transaction Committee of the Board of Directors of SLM Corporation, commonly known as Sallie Mae, on the sale to a consortium consisting of J.C. Flowers, Friedman Fleischer & Lowe, Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase
Acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Refco Inc. in connection with its Chapter 11 proceedings which included the sale of substantially all of the assets of Refco's regulated commodities futures business to Man Financial for $1.2 billion
Adviser to Milton Corporation on its merger with Washington H. Soul Pattinson effected via scheme of arrangement
Advised the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Conseco, Inc., a life insurance and annuities company, on the financial restructuring of the Company’s $6 billion of externally held financial indebtedness
Target Corporation’s REDcard credit card assets
Advised The Toronto-Dominion Bank Group on its acquisition of Target Corporation’s REDcard credit card assets
Acted as sole financial adviser to Ceridian Corporation, an information services provider to the human resource, transportation and retail markets, on its sale to Thomas H. Lee Partners and Fidelity National Financial
Nikko Cordial Corporation
Advised Nikko Cordial, one of Japan’s largest securities firms, on its share exchange with Citigroup Inc., which resulted in Citigroup’s acquisition of the remaining 32% of Nikko Cordial that it did not already own
Prudential Financial, Inc.
Advised Wells Fargo on the acquisition of Prudential Financial’s noncontrolling interest in their retail brokerage Joint Venture
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
M&G Group plc
Advised M&G Group on the sale of the company for cash to Prudential, the United Kingdom’s largest life insurer and fund manager.
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
Nordstrom, Inc. (Credit Card Assets)
Advised The Toronto-Dominion Bank Group on its acquisition of Nordstrom, Inc.’s credit card assets
BHW Holding AG
Advised BHW Holding AG, a retail financial services group, in connection with its sale to Deutsche Postbank AG, Germany’s largest retail bank
PARIS RE Holdings Ltd.
Advised PartnerRe Ltd., a leading global reinsurer, providing multi-line reinsurance to insurance companies, on its acquisition of PARIS RE Holdings Ltd., a French-listed, Swiss-based diversified reinsurer
Bank of America Corporation
Advised AXA Private Equity, a leading European diversified private equity firm, on the acquisition of a portfolio of limited partnership interests in private equity funds from Bank of America
TOWER Australia Group Limited
Advised TOWER Australia Group Limited, the largest mono-line life insurance company in Australia, in relation to the offer from The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Limited to acquire all of the shares in TOWER that it does not already own by way of a scheme of arrangement
Citigroup (selected private equity assets)
Advised AXA Private Equity, a leading European diversified private equity firm, on its acquisition of a $1.7 billion portfolio of limited partnership interests in private equity buyout funds and a portfolio of direct stakes in companies from Citigroup
IPC Holdings, Ltd.
Advised Validus Holdings, Ltd., a leading Bermuda-based reinsurer, on its offer to acquire IPC Holdings, Ltd.
Advised Virgin Money, a financial services provider, on the acquisition of Northern Rock, a UK retail mortgage and savings bank, from UK Financial Investments Ltd, which manages the UK Government’s investments in financial institutions
Ambac Financial Group, Inc.
Advised a consortium of leading global financial institutions and investors, including but not limited to Banc of America Securities LLC; Citigroup Global Markets Inc.; Dresdner Kleinwort Securities LLC; Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc.; and UBS Securities LLC, on its participation in a recapitalization of Ambac Financial Group, Inc.
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.
The Hartford’s Individual Life Insurance Business
Advised The Hartford, a leading provider of insurance and wealth management services, on the divestiture of its Individual Life Insurance Business to Prudential Financial, Inc.