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

25-Apr-03
$20.8 billion
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AMR 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

09-Mar-09
$18.6 billion
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Rohm & Haas Company

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The Dow Chemical Company

Advised The Dow Chemical Company during its negotiations pertaining to the Rohm & Haas settlement resolution

14-Apr-08
$17.7 billion+
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Northwest Airlines

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Delta Air Lines

Advised Delta Air Lines in connection with its merger with Northwest Airlines (+Transaction value represents enterprise value of combined entity)

26-Jan-15
$16.0 billion
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MeadWestvaco Corporation

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Rock-Tenn Company

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

28-Mar-12
$10.4 billion+
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Flow Control Business of Tyco International Ltd.

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Pentair, Inc.

Provided fairness opinion to the Board of Directors of Pentair, Inc. in connection with its all-stock merger with Tyco Flow Control, a division of Tyco International Ltd. (+Transaction value represents enterprise value of combined entity)

19-Apr-01
$10.0 billion
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GKN plc

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Brambles Industries Ltd

(Industrial Services)
Advised Brambles on its merger with the industrial services division of GKN under a dual listed companies structure

03-May-07
$8.5 billion
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IPSCO Inc.

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SSAB Svenskt Stål AB

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

19-Feb-15
$8.4 billion
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Rexam plc

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Ball Corporation

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

19-May-05
$7.2 billion+
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US Airways Group

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America West Holdings

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)

18-Dec-17
$6.0 billion
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CB&I

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McDermott International, Inc.

Advised McDermott International, Inc., a leading provider of integrated engineering, procurement, construction, installation and module fabrication services for upstream field developments worldwide, on its combination with CB&I, a leading provider of technology and infrastructure for the energy industry

12-Oct-08
$6.0 billion
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Hapag-Lloyd AG

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Albert Ballin KG

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

29-Aug-01
$5.9 billion
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Westvaco Corporation

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The Mead Corporation

Advised Westvaco Corporation, a packaging and paper products company, on its merger-of-equals with The Mead Corporation

19-Mar-07
$5.5 billion
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The ServiceMaster Company

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Clayton, Dubilier & Rice

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

30-Aug-12
$4.9 billion
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Performance Coatings division of E. I. DuPont de Nemours and Company

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The Carlyle Group

Advised E. I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company, a global diversified chemicals company, on the sale of its Performance Coatings division to an affiliate of The Carlyle Group, a leading private equity firm

14-Oct-01
$4.5 billion (Liabilities)
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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

11-May-18
$4.0 billion
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Sika

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Acquiror: 
Compagnie de Saint-Gobain

Advised Cascade Investments LLC and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust on the resistance to the sale of the Burkard Family’s controlling stake in Sika AG  (17% of capital equivalent to 53% of voting rights) to Compagnie de Saint-Gobain

25-Apr-13
$3.8 billion
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GrainCorp Limited

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Archer Daniels Midland Company

Advised GrainCorp Limited on the unsolicited takeover offer from Archer Daniels Midland Company, a global agribusiness that converts oilseeds, corn, wheat and cocoa into products for food, animal feed and energy uses

21-Dec-12
$3.7 billion
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NewPage Corp.

Advised Stora Enso Oyj, a global paper, packaging and wood products producer headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, in connection with the Chapter 11 proceeding of NewPage, the largest North American coated-paper manufacturer

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

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Acquiror: 
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

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

21-Dec-06
$3.3 billion
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Raytheon Aircraft Company

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Goldman Sachs Capital Partners / Onex Partners

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

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

27-Oct-04
$3.0 billion
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Warner Chilcott PLC

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Waren Acquisition Limited

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

26-Jun-14
$2.9 billion
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Firth Rixson Limited

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Acquiror: 
Alcoa Inc.

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

28-Oct-19
Pending
$2.7 billion
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Canfor Corporation

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Acquiror: 
Great Pacific Capital (The Jim Pattison Group)

Advising the Special Committee of Canfor Corporation, a leading integrated forest products company, on its go private transaction with Great Pacific Capital, an affiliate of The Jim Pattison Group

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