Capabilities by Region: Asia
Greenhill has offices in Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo and has considerable advisory experience in Asia. Our Managing Directors and professionals have advised clients on transactions involving many of the leading companies in the region and have access to a network of corporate relationships throughout Asia.
Below we highlight a few of the transactions on which we have advised in this region:
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
British Council’s Indian IELTS operations
Sole financial adviser to IDP Education, a co-owner and distributor of the IELTS English language test, on the acquisition of the British Council’s Indian IELTS operations
Advising Deltalab, a leading Spanish laboratory solutions provider with dedicated manufacturing capacity, on the sale of the company to SCG Packaging Public Company Limited, the largest integrated packaging and paper company in Southeast Asia
Le Petit Depot
Advised Le Petit Depot, Singapore’s leading online platform specializing in the sale of European food products, on the sale of a controlling stake to, and strategic partnership with, Phoon Huat
Advised Whirlpool Corporation in its sale of approximately 31% of the outstanding shares of its publicly listed subsidiary in China, Whirlpool China Co. Ltd. through a partial tender offer by Guangdong Galanz Household Appliances Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
Gultech (Jiangsu) Electronics Co., Ltd – Associated Company of Tuan Sing Holdings
Advising Tuan Sing Holdings, a Singapore listed, regional real estate developer, on a ~13% Pre-IPO stake sale of Gultech (Jiangsu) Electronics, a leading China-based printed circuit board player, to Yonghua Capital and Wens Capital
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
Equity stake in Bupa Arabia
Advising Bupa, a leading international healthcare group, on the increase of its stake in Bupa Arabia, the largest health insurance provider in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Advising Arcland Sakamoto, a leading owner and operator of large home centers, on the acquisition of LIXIL VIVA, a leading owner and operator of large home centers and a listed subsidiary of LIXIL Group, a leading Japanese manufacturer of building and housing materials
Tesco plc’s Thailand and Malaysia businesses
Advised Tesco plc, a leading UK retailer, on the sale of its Thailand and Malaysia businesses to Charoen Pokphand Group, the Thai conglomerate
Asia and US rights to Physiogel
Advised GlaxoSmithKline plc (“GSK”), the UK listed international pharmaceutical and consumer healthcare company, on the divestiture of the rights to Physiogel Asia and the US to Korea-based LG Household & Health Care Ltd
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
CME Group Inc.
Advised CME Group, Inc., the operator of a leading global derivatives marketplace, on the structured sale of its 25% equity stake in Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Berhad to Bursa Malaysia Berhad
Advised TT International, a leading independent asset management firm focused on managing high alpha, high conviction active management strategies for institutional investors, on its sale to Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc.
TPP Camaçari Muricy II & TPP Pecem II
Advised MDC, a Brazilian investment fund, on the sale of Thermoelectric Power Plants Camaçari Muricy II & Pecem II to Jiangsu Communication Clean Energy Technology (CCETC)
Hitachi's Automotive Lithium-Ion Battery Business
Advised Hitachi, a leading global industrial conglomerate, on the sale of its LiB business including Hitachi Vehicle Energy
Assets owned by GlaxoSmithKline plc
Advised GlaxoSmithKline plc, the UK listed international pharmaceutical and consumer healthcare company, on the divestment of Horlicks and other consumer healthcare nutrition brands to Unilever plc, and on the merger of GSK Consumer Healthcare Limited with Hindustan Unilever Limited
Long-term lithium hydroxide offtake agreement with Mitsui & Co.
Advised Kidman Resources Limited, an ASX-listed hard rock lithium mining company with a 50% interest in the West Australian Mt. Holland lithium project, on a lithium hydroxide offtake agreement with Mitsui & Co., a leading global marketing and trading conglomerate based in Japan. The agreement is for an initial term of two years, plus two 2-year term extension options
Advised LG Chem, a global diversified chemicals manufacturer based in South Korea, on the acquisition of Uniseal, a US-based supplier of sealants and adhesives to leading automotive manufacturers
Nihon Nohyaku Co., Ltd.
Advised ADEKA Corporation, a global chemical manufacturer, on the acquisition of 51% stake of Nihon Nohyaku via the combination of the Tender Offer and Capital Injection
Martabe gold and silver mine
Advised EMR Capital, a specialist resources private equity manager, on the sale of the Martabe gold and silver mine to United Tractors
Park Electrochemical (Electronics Business)
Advised Park Electrochemical, a leading high-performance electronics materials manufacturer, on the sale of its Electronics Business to AGC Inc.
35% of Sabine Oil & Gas’ interest in oil and gas properties in East Texas
Advised Osaka Gas, a Japanese utility, on the acquisition of 35% of Sabine Oil & Gas’s interest in oil and gas properties located primarily in Harrison and Panola Counties, Texas
Advised IFF, a leading innovator of specialty ingredients, on its acquisition of Frutarom, creating a global leader in Taste, Scent and Nutrition
Advised Danone, a leading global food & beverage company, on renewing its strategic partnership with Yakult, a global leader in probiotic beverages, as well as the sale of part of its stake in Yakult