Capabilities by Industry: Financial Sponsors
Greenhill has considerable transaction experience working with leading financial sponsors across the globe. Our Managing Directors and professionals in North America, Europe, Australia, Asia and Latin America have executed many significant and complex transactions for a variety of private equity firms and sponsor-backed companies.
Our experience with financial sponsors encompasses a number of sectors including Communications & Media, Consumer Goods & Retail, Energy, Financial Services & Financial Technology, Healthcare, Industrials, Infrastructure, Telecom and Technology.
Below we highlight a few of the transactions on which we have advised in this area:
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
Electronics for Imaging, Inc.
Advised Electronics for Imaging, a global provider of digital printing solutions, on its sale to Siris Capital Group, a private equity firm focused on the technology sector
Restaurant Brands New Zealand Limited
Advised Finaccess Capital, an investment company with a strong presence in the casual dining and quick service restaurant sector, on its 75% partial takeover of Restaurant Brands New Zealand, a corporate franchisee specialising in managing multi-site branded food retail chains (with brands consisting of KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and Carl’s Jr.)
Advised I Squared Capital on the contribution of Pinnacle Midstream, its Delaware Basin Midstream Company, to EagleClaw Midstream as part of the formation of a leading Delaware Basin Midstream Partnership with EagleClaw Midstream and Blackstone Energy Partners
Martabe gold and silver mine
Advised EMR Capital, a specialist resources private equity manager, on the sale of the Martabe gold and silver mine to United Tractors
Cura Imagem e Diagnóstico Ltda.
Advised Cura, a leading independent provider of diagnostic imaging (MRI, CT, etc.) and other clinical analysis services on the sale of 70% of its stake to the PE fund Vinci Partners
Cura Imagem e Diagnóstico Ltda.
Advising Cura, a leading independent provider of diagnostic imaging (MRI, CT, etc.) and other clinical analysis services on the sale of 70% of its stake to the PE fund Vinci Partners
Advised Oak Hill Advisors in the sale of Greenpark Aparcamientos, a leading off-street car park operator, to Parkia, a portfolio company of First State Investments
Best Lawyers, LLC
Advised Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer review publication and digital media company in the global legal community, on its sale to Levine Leichtman Capital Partners
The Alpha Corporation (AOC Resins)
Advised AOC Resins, a leading global producer of polyester and vinyl ester resins, gel coats, colorants dispersions and specialty additives for composites and cast polymer applications, on its sale to CVC Capital Partners
Advised EQT, a leading alternative investments firm with more than EUR 37 billion of AUM on the sale of its portfolio company IslaLink, a leading neutral and independent submarine fiber infrastructure operator in the Balearic Islands
Cityfibre Infrastructure Holdings plc
Advised Antin Infrastructure Partners and West Street Infrastructure Partners, part of Goldman Sachs’ Merchant Banking division, in connection with the take private of CityFibre Infrastructure Holdings plc, a leading independent provider of wholesale fibre network infrastructure
Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust
Advised the Special Committee of the Board of Trustees of Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust ("PIRET"), the largest pure-play industrial REIT in Canada, regarding the acquisition of PIRET by Blackstone Property Partners
Advised the shareholders of Grupo Sidecu, the leading concessional sport center operator in Spain, on its sale of a controlling stake to Portobello Capital, a local private equity fund
Substantially all of the gas production and midstream assets of Energy Corporation of America
Advised Energy Corporation of America, a natural gas producer focused on the Marcellus Shale, on the sale of substantially all its gas production and midstream assets to Greylock Energy, an affiliate of ArcLight Capital Partners
Advised Jaybro, a leading supplier of consumables to infrastructure contractors, on its sale to CHAMP Private Equity
Advised the shareholders of Thermamax, a leading family-owned manufacturer of highly engineered high temperature insulation solutions on the sale of the Company
Advised TEGNA, Inc., a leading broadcasting company, on the sale of its 53% ownership stake in CareerBuilder, LLC for $250 million of cash proceeds and 12.5% ongoing ownership
Advised Chromalox, a leading provider of electrical products, systems and solutions for industrial process heating and temperature management, on its sale to Spirax Sarco, a global engineering group
Advised Vector Capital on the acquisition of Cheetahmail from Experian plc
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
Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc.
Advised Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc., a 75% owner and operator of the largest and most visited mountain resort in North America, on its sale to Vail Resorts, Inc.
Dobbies Garden Centres
Advised Tesco plc, a listed FTSE 100 retailer, on its sale of Dobbies Garden Centres to an investor group led by Midlothian Capital Partners and Hattington Capital
Patties Foods Ltd
Advised Patties Foods Ltd (ASX:PFL), the leading Australian branded frozen food Company, with market leadership in the frozen savoury and frozen dessert segments, on its proposed sale to Pacific Equity Partners via Scheme of Arrangement
Apex International Energy Management LLC
Advised Apex International Energy Management, a newly formed oil and gas venture focused on the Middle East and North Africa regions, in the private equity fund-raising process with multiple energy-focused financial sponsors, ultimately resulting in an initial $500 million capital commitment from Warburg Pincus.