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:
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
Advised General Motors in connection with the Chapter 11 of Delphi, its largest supplier and former subsidiary
Advised Whirlpool Corporation, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of major home appliances, on its acquisition of Maytag Corporation
US Airways Group
Advised America West Holdings in connection with its merger with US Airways Group. (+Transaction value represents enterprise value of combined entity, including capitalized operating leases of $4.8 billion)
/ Papers Business
Provided fairness opinion to the Board of Directors of MeadWestvaco Corporation on the sale of its Papers business and associated assets to Cerberus Capital Management, L.P
Warner Chilcott PLC
Advised Warner Chilcott on approaches received and on recommended proposed acquisition by Waren Acquisition Limited, a vehicle funded by DLJ Merchant Banking and J.P. Morgan Partners, later joined by Bain Capital Partners and Thomas H. Lee Partners
Akzo Nobel N.V.
Advised Akzo Nobel N.V., a global leader in coatings, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, on the sale of its coating resins activities to Nuplex Industries Ltd.
(subsidiary of Ingersoll-Rand Co.) Advised Ingersoll-Rand Company on the divestiture of its Dresser-Rand business unit, a supplier of steam and gas turbines, for $1.2 billion to First Reserve Corporation.
Advised AMR, parent of American Airlines, on strategic alternatives and implementation of a historic out-of-court restructuring through which a variety of stakeholder concessions were achieved, averting bankruptcy
Go Fly Ltd
(majority owned by 3i plc)
Advised Go Fly, Europe’s No. 3 no-frills airline, on its sale to easyJet. The acquisition created Europe’s largest low cost airline.
Bethlehem Steel Corporation
Advised Bethlehem Steel Corp., the United States third largest steel producer, in connection with its Chapter 11 proceedings and eventual sale to International Steel
Advised Westvaco Corporation, a packaging and paper products company, on its merger-of-equals with The Mead Corporation
Advised Sterling Chemicals in connection with its Chapter 11 proceedings
Advised Brambles on its merger with the industrial services division of GKN under a dual listed companies structure
Shorewood Packaging Corporation
Advised Shorewood on its successful hostile takeover defense from Chesapeake Corp., achieving a $21.00 friendly cash offer from an original $17.25 hostile bid.