Capabilities by Industry: Industrial

Greenhill has considerable transaction experience and a global network of corporate relationships in the Industrial 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.

Our broad experience in the Industrial sector includes the following areas: capital goods and equipment; chemicals; diversified industrials; forest products; packaging ; and transportation.

Below we highlight a few of the transactions on which we have advised in this area:

Recent Transactions

05-May-17
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Burns Mechanical, Inc. and McClure Company

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Management and Outside Investors

Advised Talen Energy, one of the largest independent energy and power producers in the United States, on the sale of two of its subsidiaries, within its Mechanical Services business, to management and outside investors

03-Apr-17
$205 million
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Inenco Group Pty Ltd

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Genuine Parts Company

Advised Inenco Group Pty Ltd, one of Australasia’s leading industrial distributors, on the partial sale to Genuine Parts Company, a global distributor of automotive and industrial products

24-Mar-17
$1.6 billion
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Advised the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors on CHC’s Chapter 11 proceedings

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Greenhill advised the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of CHC, a leading helicopter flight services company, on CHC’s Chapter 11 proceedings

23-Feb-17
$1.1 billion
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Natural Resource Partners L.P.

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Advised Natural Resource Partners L.P., a publicly-traded master limited partnership that owns, manages and leases mineral properties in the United States, on a series of recapitalization transactions including the extension of NRP’s near-term debt maturities and the issuance of $250mm of new preferred equity capital to funds managed by Blackstone Tactical Opportunities and from several affiliates of GoldenTree Asset Management L.P.

25-Jan-17
$325 million
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Ad Hoc Group of Senior Secured Noteholders

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Advised the Ad Hoc Group of Senior Secured Noteholders in connection with the restructuring of Goodman Networks.

05-Dec-16
$87 million
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The Franklin Printing Group Pty Ltd (“Franklin Web”) and Taverners No.13 Pty Ltd (“AIW Printing”)

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IVE Group Limited

Advised ASX-listed IVE Group, a leading marketing and print communications provider in Australia, on the simultaneous acquisitions of Franklin Web and AIW Printing, specialist catalogue producers, and its equity capital raising via a placement and a rights issue

03-Nov-16
$3.3 billion
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Metaldyne Performance Group, Inc.

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American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc.

Advised American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc., a leading manufacturer of driveline and drivetrain systems and related components and metal-formed products, on the acquisition of Metaldyne Performance Group, Inc., a provider of highly-engineered lightweight components for use in powertrain and suspension applications for the global light, commercial and industrial vehicle markets

29-Sep-16
$628 million
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van Gansewinkel Groep BV

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Shanks Group plc

Advised Shanks Group plc, a leading international waste to product business, on the proposed merger with van Gansewinkel Groep BV, one of the leading waste management service providers, recyclers and suppliers of high-quality secondary raw materials in the Benelux region.

18-Aug-16
$3.2 billion
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Valves & Controls Business of Pentair

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Emerson

Advised Emerson, a diversified global technology and industrial company, on the acquisition of the Valves & Controls business of Pentair

08-Aug-16
$87 million
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Aquasana, Inc.

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A. O. Smith Corporation

Advised A. O. Smith Corporation, a leading manufacturer of residential and commercial water heaters and boilers, on the acquisition of Aquasana, a premium water treatment company, from L Catterton

08-Jul-16
$555 million
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New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., Inc.

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Advised New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., Inc. on $555 million of secured financings, including a new $450 million senior secured term loan and substantial amendments to its existing $105 million ABL revolver

04-May-16
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Affinia Group

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MANN+HUMMEL GmbH

Advised MANN+HUMMEL GmbH, a leading global manufacturer of filtration solutions, on the acquisition of the global filtration operations (excluding the Affinia South America operations) of Affinia Group

25-Apr-16
$3.4 billion
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Divestment assets of Ball and Rexam

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Ardagh Group SA

Advised Ball Corporation on the acquisition of Rexam plc and provided a fairness opinion to the Board of Directors of Ball Corporation on the sale of select metal beverage can assets in Europe, Brazil and the United States to satisfy certain regulatory requirements in connection with its proposed acquisition of Rexam

18-Mar-16
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Sewells Group

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MSX International

Advised WorldMark on the sale of Sewells Group to MSX International, a global provider of outsourced business solutions.  Sewells, headquartered in Shanghai, is a leading provider of automotive dealership development services across Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East

16-Mar-16
$942 million
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Rofin-Sinar Technologies, Inc.

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Coherent, Inc.

Advised Rofin-Sinar Technologies, Inc., a leading manufacturer of industrial laser sources and laser-based solutions and components, on its sale to Coherent, Inc., a leading provider of lasers and laser-based technology for scientific, commercial and industrial customers

17-Dec-15
$130 million
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Airopack Technology Group AG

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Apollo Global Management, LLC

Advised Airopack Technology Group, developer of a revolutionary all-plastic dispenser, on a €120 million debt and equity investment from funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, and the concurrently announced proposed acquisition of the 50% stake it does not already own in Airolux AG, its joint venture with Resilux NV

14-Dec-15
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Specialized Anodized Extrusion Holding Switzerland AG (Spandex)

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Chequers Capital

Advised Gilde Buy Out Partners on the sale of Spandex, a specialized B2B distributor of graphic media and equipment to the signage and visual communications industry, to Chequers Capital

10-Dec-15
$855 million
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Blount International, Inc.

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American Securities LLC and P2 Capital Partners, LLC

Advised the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Blount International Inc., a leading global manufacturer of saw chains, guide bars, sprockets and other equipment for the forestry, agriculture and construction markets, on its sale to American Securities LLC and P2 Capital Partners, LLC

07-Dec-15
$755 million
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Stork

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Fluor Corporation

Advised Arle Capital Partners on the sale of Stork, an international provider of maintenance, modification and asset integrity services for large existing industrial facilities in the oil and gas, chemicals, industrial and power markets, to Fluor Corporation, one of the world’s largest publicly-traded engineering, procurement and construction companies

01-Dec-15
$164 million
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Incotec Group BV

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Croda International Plc

Advised Croda International Plc, a leading UK listed global specialty chemicals producer, on its acquisition of Incotec Group BV, a Netherlands based provider of seed enhancement technologies 

12-Nov-15
$406 million
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Lane Industries Incorporated

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Salini Impregilo S.p.A.

Advised Lane Industries Incorporated, a privately-held construction company specializing in heavy civil projects, including design-build and public private partnerships, on its sale to Salini Impregilo S.p.A.

02-Nov-15
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Reaction Engines Limited

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BAE Systems plc

Advised Reaction Engines Limited, a privately-held company located in the United Kingdom, on a strategic investment by BAE Systems plc, a leading defense, security and aerospace company based in the United Kingdom, to accelerate the company’s development of a new aerospace engine class

28-Oct-15
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DataLase Ltd

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Sato Holdings Corporation

Advised Sato Holdings Corporation, a leading global provider of Auto-ID solutions, on its acquisition of a significant minority stake in DataLase Ltd,  a UK-based provider of materials for laser coding and marking of products and packaging 

14-Oct-15
$330 million
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Professional Service Industries, Inc.

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Intertek Group plc

Advised Intertek Group plc, a leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide, on its $330 million acquisition of Professional Service Industries, Inc. (“PSI”), a leading US based provider of testing and assurance services to commercial and civil construction markets

05-Oct-15
$130 million
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Willbros Professional Services

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TRC Companies, Inc.

Advised Willbros Group, Inc. on the sale of its Professional Services segment to TRC Companies, Inc.

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