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:
Acted as Financial Adviser and Joint Sponsor to Rexam plc, a leading global consumer packaging group, on its rights issue
Pension Trustees of Galiform PLC
Advised the Pension Trustees of the Galiform PLC Defined Benefit Pension Scheme to negotiate a revised schedule of payments to fund its deficit
Alcan Packaging’s Food Americas business (business unit of Rio Tinto plc)
Advised Bemis Company, Inc., a global supplier of flexible packaging and pressure sensitive materials, on its acquisition of Alcan Packaging’s Food Americas business
Constar International Inc.
Advised Constar International Inc. in connection with its pre-arranged Chapter 11 proceedings
Advised Chrysler in connection with the chapter 11 proceedings to effectuate the sale of substantially all of its operating assets and certain liabilities to a newly created entity that will be jointly owned by Fiat S.p.A., the VEBA Trust (responsible for the healthcare benefits of current and former employees of Chrysler), the US Treasury and the Canadian government
U.S. Shipping Partners L.P.
Advised U.S. Shipping Partners L.P. in connection with its pre-arranged Chapter 11 proceedings
Provided financial advice to Inchcape, the leading independent international automotive retailer, on its assessment of funding and strategic options, resulting in a significant rights issue to strengthen the balance sheet
Rohm & Haas Company
Advised The Dow Chemical Company during its negotiations pertaining to the Rohm & Haas settlement resolution
Advised the Norwegian Government in relation to a capital injection in SAS, the leading airline group in Northern Europe
Advised TUI AG, Europe’s largest tourism company, on its sale of its shipping division Hapag-Lloyd AG, one of the leading global container shipping companies
MAN Ferrostaal AG
Advised MAN AG in relation to its 70% sale of MAN Ferrostaal AG, a worldwide supplier of industrial services for the construction of large-scale industrial plants and machine supply, to International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC)
Advised Delta Air Lines in connection with its merger with Northwest Airlines (+Transaction value represents enterprise value of combined entity)
Advised Hancock Timber Resource Group, the largest global timber investment management organization, on its acquisition of TimberStar Southwest, which owns and manages 900,000 acres of timberlands located in Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas
Advised Foseco plc, a provider of consumables to the Foundry and Steel industries, on a recommended cash offer from Cookson Group plc
Central Lewmar LLC
Advised Central Lewmar, a leading distributor of paper and packaging in the United States, on its sale to International Paper’s xpedx distribution business
DEUTZ Power Systems
Sole advisor to DEUTZ AG on the divestiture of its division DEUTZ Power Systems, a leading manufacturer of gas fired engines for decentralized power generation
Sole advisor to CABB, a leading producer of monochloroacetic acid and related specialty intermediates, on the acquisition of SF-Chem, a manufacturer of chlorine and sulphur specialty intermediates
Acted as lead financial advisor to SSAB Svenskt Stål AB on its acquisition of IPSCO Inc., a leading Canadian producer of energy tubulars and steel plate in North America with an annual steel making capacity of 4.3 million tons
Initial Electronic Security Group
(the electronic security division of Rentokil Initial plc)
Advised Rentokil Initial on the sale of its electronic security division to United Technologies Corp.
The ServiceMaster Company
Provided fairness opinion to the Board of Directors of The ServiceMaster Company, a diversified consumer services business whose brands include Terminix, TruGreen and American Home Shield, in connection with its sale to private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice
Raytheon Aircraft Company
Provided advisory services and fairness opinion to the board of directors of Raytheon Company, a market leader in the aerospace and defense industry, on the sale of its Raytheon Aircraft division, which offers aircrafts and services and the renowned Hawker and Beechcraft brand names
John Laing plc
Advised John Laing plc, the leading UK infrastructure investor and developer, on a recommended cash offer
(division of Ciba Specialty Chemicals AG)
Advised Ciba Specialty Chemicals AG on the sale of its global Textile Effects business
Akzo Nobel N.V.
(Ink and Adhesive Resins business) Advised Akzo Nobel N.V., a global leader in coatings, chemicals and healthcare on the sale of its Ink and Adhesive Resins business to Hexion Specialty Chemicals Inc
Drakkar Holdings SA (Adisseo Group)
Advised CVC Capital Partners on the divestiture of Adisseo via the sale of Drakkar Holdings SA to China National BlueStar, a subsidiary of state-owned diversified chemicals company China National Chemical Corporation. Adisseo is a leading player in the animal nutrition market