Capabilities by Industry: Real Estate, Gaming & Lodging
Greenhill has considerable transaction experience and a global network of corporate relationships in the Real Estate, Gaming & Lodging 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 in the industry.
Our experience in the Real Estate industry encompasses the following sub-sectors: casino operators; equipment suppliers; lodging, leisure and timeshare; real estate operating companies; and REITs.
Below we highlight a few of the transactions on which we have advised in this area:
Score Media and Gaming, Inc.
Advising the Board of Directors of Score Media and Gaming (“theScore”), a leading digital media and sports betting and technology company, regarding the acquisition of theScore by Penn National Gaming
Australian Unity Funds Management
Advised Australian Unity Funds Management on its successful defence of Australian Unity Healthcare Property Trust, in response to four unsolicited offers from a consortium comprised of NorthWest Healthcare Properties REIT and Singaporean sovereign wealth fund, GIC
Australian Unity Funds Management
Advised Australian Unity Funds Management on a A$320m equity raising and A$80m cash liquidity offer for Australian Unity Healthcare Property Trust
AMP Capital Diversified Property Fund
Advised ASX-listed real estate investment trust Dexus and its unlisted diversified property fund, Dexus Wholesale Property Fund, on Dexus Wholesale Property Fund’s merger with AMP Capital Diversified Property Fund
Sunwing Airlines and Sunwing Vacations
Advised Sunwing, a leading Canadian travel company and leisure airline, on its C$375mm financing under the Large Employer Emergency Financing Facility (LEEFF) program administered by the Canada Enterprise Emergency Funding Corp. and overseen by the Government of Canada
VersaCold Logistics Services
Advised KingSett Capital, a leading Canadian real estate private equity investor, on the sale of its portfolio company, VersaCold Logistics Services, Canada's leading cold storage warehouse owner/operator
Advising Kenedix, one of the largest Japanese independent real estate asset managers, on its acquisition by Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing, one of the largest Japanese leasing companies
Brookfield Property Partners L.P.
Advised the Special Committee of Brookfield Property Partners L.P., one of the world’s premier commercial real estate companies, on its repurchase of up to $890 million of publicly held units, funded with an equity investment from Brookfield Asset Management and its affiliates
50:50 Joint Venture (Australian Unity)
Advised Australian Unity, an Australian healthcare, financial services and retirement and living services company, on the formation of a strategic 50:50 joint venture with Keppel for investment opportunities in the Australian metropolitan office property sector
80 Collins Precinct
Advised Dexus in relation to its acquisition of the 80 Collins precinct from QIC Global Real Estate
T5 Data Centers Strategic Partnership
Advised T5 Data Centers, a leading national data center owner and operator, on the creation of a fully integrated platform with QuadReal Property Group to develop, acquire and operate data centers via a $1.0 billion investment from QuadReal
Advised CatchMark Timber Trust, Inc. on its purchase of 1.1 million acres of East Texas timberlands from Campbell Global
Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust
Advised the Special Committee of the Board of Trustees of Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust ("PIRET"), the largest pure-play industrial REIT in Canada, regarding the acquisition of PIRET by Blackstone Property Partners
Ladbrokes Coral Group PLC
Advised Ladbrokes Coral Group PLC, a leading multi-channel sports betting and gaming company, on a recommended offer from GVC Holdings PLC, a multi-national online sports betting and gaming company
Advised the shareholders of Grupo Sidecu, the leading concessional sport center operator in Spain, on its sale of a controlling stake to Portobello Capital, a local private equity fund
Advised selected Second Lien Noteholders, including Canyon Capital Advisors, Mason Capital, Paulson & Co. and Soros Fund Management regarding Caesars Entertainment Operating Company’s Chapter 11 proceedings
Brookfield Canada Office Properties
Advised the Special Committee of Brookfield Canada Office Properties, Canada’s pre-eminent office real estate investment trust, on its go private transaction with Brookfield Property Partners L.P.
Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc.
Advised Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc., a 75% owner and operator of the largest and most visited mountain resort in North America, on its sale to Vail Resorts, Inc.
Equinix Data Center Assets
Advised Digital Realty Trust, the world's largest wholesale colocation services and data center solutions provider, on its acquisition of a portfolio of eight carrier-neutral European data centers from Equinix
Gala Coral Limited
Advised Ladbrokes plc, a leading UK betting and gaming company, on the recommended all-share merger with certain businesses of Gala Coral Limited, including Coral Retail, Eurobet Retail and Gala Coral Online
28-property portfolio of independent living senior housing properties from affiliates of Holiday Retirement, an entity controlled by Fortress Investment Group
Provided Fairness Opinion to the Transaction Committee of the Board of Directors of New Senior Investment Group, a $2.5 billion publicly traded REIT, on its acquisition of a 28-property portfolio from Holiday Retirement, one of the largest private operators of senior housing in the US
Telecity Group plc
Advised Telecity Group plc, Europe’s leading provider of premium carrier-neutral data centres, on a recommended cash and share offer from Equinix, Inc. a leading US provider of colocation data centre services globally
TUI Travel Plc
Advised TUI AG on the merger with TUI Travel Plc creating the world’s number one integrated leisure tourism business (+Transaction value represents enterprise value of combined entity)
MGM Hakkasan Hospitality
Advised MGM Resorts International on the formation of a joint venture hotel management company with the Hakkasan Group called MGM Hakkasan Hospitality that will design, develop and manage luxury non-gaming hotels worldwide
Residential property portfolio of Grainger plc
Advised Grainger plc on the sale of a portfolio of 1,203 residential home reversion properties located across the UK to Clifden Holdings Limited