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:
Reaction Engines Limited
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
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
Professional Service Industries, Inc.
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
Willbros Professional Services
Advised Willbros Group, Inc. on the sale of its Professional Services segment to TRC Companies, Inc.
Advised Alcoa Inc. on its separation into two independent, publicly-traded companies
COOEC Fluor Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.
Advised Fluor Corporation on its $489 million investment for a 49% interest in a joint venture with Offshore Oil Engineering Co., Ltd. (COOEC) to own, operate and manage the Zhuhai Fabrication Yard in China’s Guangdong province
HD Supply Power Solutions
Advised Anixter International on its $825mm acquisition of HD Supply’s Power Solutions business, creating a leading North American utility and electrical distribution platform
Moorebank Intermodal Terminal Project
Advised the Australian Government on the public-private partnership with a consortium comprising Qube (ASX: QUB) and Aurizon (ASX:AZJ) to develop and operate a A$1.9 billion import /export and interstate intermodal terminal as well as associated warehousing and rail infrastructure in Moorebank, Sydney
Quindell plc’s Professional Services Division
Advised Slater and Gordon Limited, an ASX-listed international consumer law firm, on the acquisition of Quindell plc’s Professional Services Division, the UK’s leading personal injury law firm operating across the claims value chain, and associated A$890 million equity and A$375 million debt raisings
RTI International Metals, Inc
Advised Alcoa Inc. on the acquisition of RTI International Metals, Inc., a leading producer and global supplier of titanium mill products and a manufacturer of fabricated titanium and specialty metal components, principally for the commercial aerospace and defense sectors
Azelis Group (majority owned by 3i)
Advised 3i on the sale of Azelis Group, a leading pan-European distributor of specialty chemicals with an emerging presence in Asia, to funds advised by Apax partners
Advised Ball Corporation, a leading manufacturer of metal packaging products for the global beverage, food, personal care and household products industries as well as a provider of systems and technologies for the aerospace industry, on the acquisition of Rexam plc, a leading beverage can manufacturer
WEGU Holding GmbH
Advised the shareholders of WEGU Holding GmbH, a German provider of anti-vibration solutions and light-weight components for the automotive and truck industries, on the sale of the Company to Anhui Zhongding Sealing Parts, a Chinese listed company that makes and sells rubber sealing parts and other rubber products
Advised Airnorth, Australia’s largest independent Airline, on the sale of 85% of its shares on issue to Bristow Group, a leading provider of helicopter services to the worldwide offshore energy industry, for an implied 100% equity value of US$44m
Provided fairness opinion to the Board of Directors of MeadWestvaco on the merger with RockTenn to create a powerful global provider of consumer and corrugated packaging solutions
Hitachi Appliances, Inc.
Advised Hitachi, LTD / Hitachi Appliances, Inc, a leading global industrial conglomerate focused on information and telecommunications systems, power systems and social systems, on their formation of a global HVAC joint venture with Johnson Controls
Advised Alcoa Inc. on the acquisition of TITAL GmbH, a privately-held German manufacturer of aluminum and titanium castings predominately for the aerospace and defense end markets
Muelles y Ballestas Hispano-Alemanas, S.A.
Advised The Boler Company, U.S. based parent of truck component supplier Hendrickson, on the sale of its 50% equity stake in Muelles y Ballestas Hispano-Alemanas, S.A., a Spanish manufacturer of leaf springs for commercial vehicles, to its co-shareholder Invest Ziur, S.L.
Boart Longyear Ltd.
Advised the Board of Directors of Boart Longyear, the world’s leading supplier of drilling services and equipment for mining and drilling companies, on its strategic review process and subsequent comprehensive recapitalization transactions with certain affiliates of Centerbridge Partners, L.P.
Nuplex Industries’ Specialties and Masterbatch businesses
Advised Nuplex Industries, a dual listed (ASX/NZX) global manufacturer, developer and distributor of resins and additives, on the sale of its specialty chemicals and masterbatch businesses to CHAMP Private Equity, a leading Australian private equity firm
Advised Masco Corporation, a leading global provider of home improvement and building products, on the tax-free spin-off of its Installation Services business
Atwood Mobile Products, LLC
Advised Dometic Group AB, a portfolio company of EQT, on its acquisition of Atwood Mobile Products, a global manufacturer of appliances and hardware for the RV, On-/Off-Highway and Marine industries
Advised Capvis, one of the leading buyout firms in Switzerland, on the acquisition of Faster S.p.A., one of the top 2 global manufacturers of quick-release hydraulic couplings
Advised Anixter International Inc., a leading global distributor of enterprise cabling and security solutions, electrical and electronic wire and cable, and OEM supply fasteners and other small parts, on its acquisition of Tri-Ed from Audax Group
Firth Rixson Limited
Advised Alcoa Inc. on the acquisition of Firth Rixson Limited, a leading provider of highly engineered rings, industrial forgings and specialized metal products primarily to the aerospace industry