Capabilities by Region: Australia

Greenhill has considerable advisory experience in Australia. 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 Australia.

Greenhill established its presence in Australia in April 2010 with the acquisition of Caliburn, the leading independent investment bank in the region.

For more information on Greenhill’s advisory practice in Australia and our capabilities in the region, please contact Managing Director Roger Feletto or Richard Phillips.

Below we highlight a few of the recent transactions on which we have advised in this region:

Recent Transactions

31-Jan-20
Pending
$NA
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Target: 

50:50 Joint Venture (Australian Unity)

Singapore flag
Acquiror: 
Keppel Capital Holdings

Advising 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

22-Jan-20
Pending
$NA
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Target: 

Gerard Lighting Group’s Sylvania and Austube Businesses

Belgium flag
Acquiror: 
Schréder S.A.

Advising Gerard Lighting Group, an Australian provider of commercial lighting solutions, on the sale of its infrastructure lighting businesses, Sylvania and Austube to Schréder

25-Nov-19
Pending
$407 million
Japan, Australia flags
Target: 

Lion’s Dairy and Drinks business

China flag
Acquiror: 
China Mengniu Dairy

Advising Lion, one of Australasia’s leading beverage companies and a wholly owned subsidiary of Japanese conglomerate Kirin Holdings, on the sale of its Dairy and Drink business to China Mengniu Dairy 

19-Nov-19
$NA
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Target: 

New Belgium Brewing

Japan, Australia flags
Acquiror: 
Lion / Kirin

Advised Lion, one of Australasia’s leading beverage companies and a wholly owned subsidiary of Japanese conglomerate Kirin Holdings, on the acquisition of New Belgium Brewing, a leading U.S. independent craft brewery

22-May-19
$NA
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Target: 

Inenco Group Pty Ltd

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Acquiror: 
Genuine Parts Company

Advised the founding family of Inenco Group Pty Ltd, one of Australasia’s leading industrial distributors, on the sale of their remaining 65% stake to Genuine Parts Company

02-May-19
Pending
$1.0 billion
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Target: 

80 Collins Precinct

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Acquiror: 
Dexus

Advising Dexus in relation to its acquisition of the 80 Collins precinct from QIC Global Real Estate

02-May-19
$545 million
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Target: 

Kidman Resources Limited

Australia flag
Acquiror: 
Wesfarmers

Advised Kidman Resources, an ASX-listed hard rock lithium mining company, on its sale to Wesfarmers, one of Australia’s largest diversified listed companies

26-Apr-19
$200 million
Japan, Australia flags
Target: 

Lion's Specialty Cheese division

Canada flag
Acquiror: 
Saputo Inc.

Advised Lion, an Australian subsidiary of Kirin and one of Australasia’s leading food and beverage companies, on the sale of its Specialty Cheese division to Saputo, one of the top ten dairy processors in the world  

22-Mar-19
$NA
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Target: 

Four Pillars Gin

Japan, Australia flags
Acquiror: 
Lion Beer Australia

Advised Lion, an Australian subsidiary of Kirin, on its acquisition of a strategic stake in Four Pillars Gin, Australia’s leading craft gin distillery

19-Mar-19
$NA
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Target: 

BT Advice

Australia flag
Acquiror: 
Viridian Advisory

Advised Westpac, the third largest company in Australia by market capitalization, on its exit of BT Advice and the sale of select assets to Viridian Advisory

19-Dec-18
$NA
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Target: 

Starpharma Holdings Limited, patented VivaGel BV® product

Italy, USA flags
Acquiror: 
ITF Pharma, U.S. subsidiary of Italfarmaco S.p.A.

Advised Starpharma Holdings Limited on a U.S. licensing agreement of its patented VivaGel BV® product with ITF Pharma, a U.S. subsidiary of Italfarmaco S.p.A., a privately held European specialty pharmaceutical company

28-Nov-18
$113 million
Australia, New Zeland flags
Target: 

CSR Limited

Australia flag
Acquiror: 
Crescent Capital Partners

Advised CSR Ltd, a leading building products manufacturer in Australia and New Zealand, on the divestment of its architectural glass manufacturing and processing business, Viridian 

26-Nov-18
$880 million
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Target: 

Restaurant Brands New Zealand Limited

Acquiror: 
Finaccess Capital, S.A. de C.V.

Advised Finaccess Capital, an investment company with a strong presence in the casual dining and quick service restaurant sector, on its 75% partial takeover of Restaurant Brands New Zealand, a corporate franchisee specialising in managing multi-site branded food retail chains (with brands consisting of KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and Carl’s Jr.)

12-Nov-18
$84 million
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Target: 

AUB Group Limited

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Advised ASX-listed AUB Group, a leading insurance intermediary business operating a network of over 100 insurance brokers and underwriting agencies across Australia and New Zealand, on its fully underwritten entitlement offer to raise A$116m

01-Nov-18
$NA
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Target: 

Long-term lithium hydroxide offtake agreement with Mitsui & Co.

Australia flag
Acquiror: 
Kidman Resources Limited

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

24-Oct-18
$115 million
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Target: 

US$115m Debt Facility from SQM

Australia flag
Acquiror: 
Kidman Resources Limited

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 US$115m debt facility provided by JV partner Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile S.A. (SQM), a leading global lithium producer

24-Oct-18
$41 million
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Target: 

TeePublic

Australia flag
Acquiror: 
Redbubble

Advised Redbubble, a global online independent artist community and marketplace, on the acquisition of TeePublic, a similar online platform, and associated A$61 million equity raising

28-Sep-18
$NA
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Target: 

Blue Sky Alternative Investments Limited

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Acquiror: 
Oaktree Capital Management L.P.

Advised Blue Sky, an ASX-listed diversified alternative assets manager, on its response to an activist short-seller campaign, strategic review of recapitalisation options, and receipt of a A$50m long-term capital investment by Oaktree via a 7-year senior secured convertible loan note facility

10-Sep-18
$100 million
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Target: 

Montserrat Day Hospital Group

Australia flag
Acquiror: 
Primary Health Care

Advised ASX-listed Primary Health Care, one of Australia’s leading providers of multi-disciplinary healthcare services, on its acquisition of the Montserrat Day Hospital Group, an owner and operator of day hospital facilities

09-Aug-18
$1.2 billion
Target: 

Martabe gold and silver mine

Acquiror: 
PT United Tractors Tbk

Advised EMR Capital, a specialist resources private equity manager, on the sale of the Martabe gold and silver mine to United Tractors

08-Aug-18
$538 million
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Target: 

Suncorp Group Limited’s Australian Life Insurance Business

Japan flag
Acquiror: 
TAL

Advised TAL, Australia’s largest and leading insurance business that is 100% owned by Dai-ichi Life of Japan, on the acquisition of Suncorp Group Limited’s Australian Life Insurance business

17-May-18
$NA
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Target: 

Long-term lithium hydroxide offtake agreement with Tesla, Inc.

Australia flag
Acquiror: 
Kidman Resources Limited

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 Tesla, Inc., a global leader in electric vehicle, energy storage and solar panel design, development and manufacturing. The agreement is for an initial term of three years on a fixed-price take-or-pay basis and contains two 3-year term renewal options

13-May-18
$81 million
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Target: 

GWA Group Limited’s Door and Access Controls Business

Ireland flag
Acquiror: 
Allegion plc

Advised Allegion plc, a leading global security products and solutions provider, on the acquisition of GWA Group Limited’s Door & Access Systems Business, a leading provider of door furniture and commercial locksmith services in Australia

26-Apr-18
$151 million
Australia, New Zeland flags
Target: 

Three Australia and New Zealand security businesses

United States flag
Acquiror: 
Anixter International Inc.

Advised Anixter on its acquisitions of Central Security Distribution Pty Limited, Atlas Gentech (NZ) Limited and Inner Range Pty Limited

26-Mar-18
$NA
Australia flag
Target: 

Remedy Kombucha

Japan, Australia flags
Acquiror: 
Lion Dairy & Drinks

Advised Lion, an Australian subsidiary of Kirin, on its acquisition of a strategic stake in Remedy Kombucha, Australia’s leading producer and distributer of kombucha beverages

20-Feb-18
$107 million
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Target: 

Macpac Holdings

Australia flag
Acquiror: 
Super Retail Group

Advised Super Retail Group on the acquisition of Macpac, the New Zealand-based outdoor adventure retailer

20-Nov-17
$412 million
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Target: 

Godfrey Hirst

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Acquiror: 
Mohawk Industries

Advised Godfrey Hirst, the leading manufacturer, distributor and marketer of carpet and hard flooring in Australia and New Zealand, on its sale to Mohawk Industries, the NYSE-listed global flooring company

05-Nov-17
$NA
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Target: 

Jaybro

Australia flag
Acquiror: 
CHAMP Private Equity

Advised Jaybro, a leading supplier of consumables to infrastructure contractors, on its sale to CHAMP Private Equity

24-Aug-17
$NA
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Target: 

Morris Corporation

France flag
Acquiror: 
Sodexo SA

Advised Morris Corporation, a leading independent player in Australia’s remote facilities management sector, on its sale to Sodexo SA, a France-based leading global facilities services company

14-Jul-17
$775 million
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Target: 

Programmed Maintenance Services Limited

Japan flag
Acquiror: 
PERSOL HOLDINGS CO LTD.

Advised PERSOL HOLDINGS, one of Japan’s largest HR service companies, on its acquisition of ASX-listed Programmed Maintenance Services, a leading Australian and New Zealand based provider of staffing and maintenance services

03-Apr-17
$205 million
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Target: 

Inenco Group Pty Ltd

United States flag
Acquiror: 
Genuine Parts Company

Advised Inenco Group Pty Ltd, one of Australasia’s leading industrial distributors, on the partial sale to Genuine Parts Company, a global distributor of automotive and industrial products

22-Feb-17
$533 million
Japan, Australia flags
Target: 

Lion’s stake in Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Company

Canada flag
Acquiror: 
Saputo Inc.

Advised Lion (an Australian subsidiary of Kirin), on the sale of its strategic stake in Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory to Canadian-based Saputo, under its all cash takeover offer

12-Dec-16
$NA
Australia flag
Target: 

Western Sydney Airport

flag not available

Advised the Commonwealth Government of Australia as represented by the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development in relation to the Western Sydney Airport (Peer Review and other strategic advisory services)

05-Dec-16
$87 million
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Target: 

The Franklin Printing Group Pty Ltd (“Franklin Web”) and Taverners No.13 Pty Ltd (“AIW Printing”)

Australia flag
Acquiror: 
IVE Group Limited

Advised ASX-listed IVE Group, a leading marketing and print communications provider in Australia, on the simultaneous acquisitions of Franklin Web and AIW Printing, specialist catalogue producers, and its equity capital raising via a placement and a rights issue

14-Nov-16
$NA
Japan, Australia flags
Target: 

Lion’s Australian Premium Wine Business – Fine Wine Partners

Australia flag
Acquiror: 
Accolade Wines

Advised Lion, a leading Australasian food and beverage company wholly owned by Japanese conglomerate Kirin, on the sale of its Australian wine business Fine Wine Partners to Accolade Wines, a portfolio company of CHAMP Private Equity

09-Aug-16
$NA
Australia flag
Target: 

Bionomics Limited

flag not available

Advised ASX-listed Bionomics, a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the treatment of serious central nervous system disorders and cancer, on a consultation process with shareholders following calls for Board change, leading to the formation of a shareholder working group of leading institutional investors and company-led Board renewal.

28-Jun-16
$652 million
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Target: 

U.S. rights to 37 approved and 5 pipeline generic products

Australia flag
Acquiror: 
Mayne Pharma Group Limited

Advised Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. on the divestment of the U.S. rights  to 42 generic products

01-Jun-16
$221 million
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Target: 

Patties Foods Ltd

Australia flag
Acquiror: 
Pacific Equity Partners

Advised Patties Foods Ltd (ASX:PFL), the leading Australian branded frozen food Company, with market leadership in the frozen savoury and frozen dessert segments, on its proposed sale to Pacific Equity Partners via Scheme of Arrangement

18-Mar-16
$NA
China flag
Target: 

Sewells Group

United States flag
Acquiror: 
MSX International

Advised WorldMark on the sale of Sewells Group to MSX International, a global provider of outsourced business solutions.  Sewells, headquartered in Shanghai, is a leading provider of automotive dealership development services across Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East

08-Dec-15
$6+ billion
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Target: 

Air Warfare Destroyer Reform Strategy

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Advised the Commonwealth Government of Australia as represented by the Department of Finance in relation to the Air Warfare Destroyer Reform Strategy

07-Aug-15
$NA
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Target: 

Victorian Thoroughbred Racing Media Rights

Australia flag
Acquiror: 
Tabcorp Holdings Limited

Advised Tabcorp Holdings Limited (“Tabcorp”), a leading diversified Australian entertainment group with wagering, gaming, racing media and Keno operations, on reaching agreement on a long-term deal for domestic broadcast, digital and international media rights for Victorian thoroughbred racing content

04-Jun-15
$1.5 billion
Australia flag
Target: 

Moorebank Intermodal Terminal Project

Australia flag
Acquiror: 
Qube / Aurizon

Advised the Australian Government on the public-private partnership with a consortium comprising Qube (ASX: QUB) and Aurizon (ASX:AZJ) to develop and operate a A$1.9 billion import /export and interstate intermodal terminal as well as associated warehousing and rail infrastructure in Moorebank, Sydney

21-Apr-15
$963 million
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Target: 

Refinancing of syndicated bank debt facilities

Australia flag
Acquiror: 
Primary Health Care

Advised Primary Health Care on the refinancing of its A$1.25 billion syndicated bank debt facilities

30-Mar-15
$950 million
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Target: 

Quindell plc’s Professional Services Division

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Acquiror: 
Slater and Gordon

Advised Slater and Gordon Limited, an ASX-listed international consumer law firm, on the acquisition of Quindell plc’s Professional Services Division, the UK’s leading personal injury law firm operating across the claims value chain, and associated A$890 million equity and A$375 million debt raisings

06-Mar-15
$NA
Ireland flag
Target: 

Kerry Pinnacle

Australia flag
Acquiror: 
Pacific Equity Partners

Advised Kerry Group plc, a global leader in food ingredients and flavor technologies, on the sale of its Australian subsidiary Kerry Pinnacle, an integrated manufacturer and distributor of bakery ingredients and prepared bakery products, to Pacific Equity Partners

03-Mar-15
$66 million
New Zealand flag
Target: 

The Warehouse Group Limited

flag not available

Advised Woolworths Limited, Australia’s largest supermarket operator, on strategic options for the divestment of its 8.8% holding in The Warehouse Group, New Zealand’s largest general merchandise retailer

02-Mar-15
$107 million
Japan, Australia flags
Target: 

Lion's Everyday Cheese Business

Australia flag
Acquiror: 
Warrnambool Cheese & Butter

Advised Lion, a leading Australasian food and beverage company wholly owned by Japanese conglomerate Kirin, on the sale of its Everyday Cheese business to Warrnambool Cheese & Butter, a listed Australian dairy company controlled by the Canadian dairy player Saputo

29-Jan-15
$44 million
Australia flag
Target: 

Airnorth

United States flag
Acquiror: 
Bristow Group

Advised Airnorth, Australia’s largest independent Airline, on the sale of 85% of its shares on issue to Bristow Group, a leading provider of helicopter services to the worldwide offshore energy industry, for an implied 100% equity value of US$44m 

28-Jan-15
$NA
Australia flag
Target: 

NSW Thoroughbred Racing Media Rights

Australia flag
Acquiror: 
Tabcorp Holdings Limited

Advised Tabcorp Holdings Limited (“Tabcorp”), a leading diversified Australian entertainment group with wagering, gaming, racing media and Keno operations, on reaching agreement on a long-term deal for domestic broadcast, digital and international media rights for NSW thoroughbred racing content, and a contemporaneous Pay TV deal with Foxtel

14-Jan-15
$309 million
Australia flag
Target: 

Chandler Macleod Group Limited

Japan flag
Acquiror: 
Recruit Holdings Co.,Ltd

Advised Recruit Holdings Co.,Ltd, the leading global staffing services company in Japan, on the acquisition of Chandler Macleod Group Limited, a major general recruitment company   

14-Jan-15
$55 million
Australia flag
Target: 

Peoplebank Holdings PTY LTD

Japan flag
Acquiror: 
Recruit Holdings Co.,Ltd

Advised Recruit Holdings Co.,Ltd, the leading global staffing services company in Japan, on the acquisition of Peoplebank Holdings PTY LTD, Australasia’s leading IT&T recruitment company

19-Dec-14
$NA
United States flag
Target: 

NYK Ports LLC

Australia flag
Acquiror: 
Macquarie Infrastructure Partners

Advised NYK Ports LLC, a leading port operating and stevedoring company, on the sale of a 49% stake to Macquarie Infrastructure Partners, a leading Australian infrastructure fund

23-Oct-14
$NA
Australia flag
Target: 

Boart Longyear Ltd.

flag not available

Advised the Board of Directors of Boart Longyear, the world’s leading supplier of drilling services and equipment for mining and drilling companies, on its strategic review process and subsequent comprehensive recapitalization transactions with certain affiliates of Centerbridge Partners, L.P.

22-Oct-14
$112 million
Australia flag
Target: 

Nuplex Industries’ Specialties and Masterbatch businesses

Australia flag
Acquiror: 
CHAMP Private Equity

Advised Nuplex Industries, a dual listed (ASX/NZX) global manufacturer, developer and distributor of resins and additives, on the sale of its specialty chemicals and masterbatch businesses to CHAMP Private Equity, a leading Australian private equity firm

01-Oct-14
$NA
Australia flag
Target: 

Modern Star Pty Ltd

Malaysia flag
Acquiror: 
Navis Capital

Advised Modern Star, Australia and New Zealand’s #1 supplier of education resources and educational toys, on the sale of 90% of its shares to Navis Capital, a leading private equity group focused on investments in South and Southeast Asia

28-Jul-14
$90 million
Australia flag
Target: 

Clinuvel Pharmaceuticals Limited

United States flag
Acquiror: 
Retrophin, Inc.

Advised Clinuvel, a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing drugs for the treatment of a range of severe skin disorders, in response to an unsolicited proposal to acquire the business from Retrophin, a pharmaceutical company focused on the development, acquisition and commercialization of drugs for the treatment of serious, catastrophic or rare diseases

25-Jul-14
$NA
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Target: 

Stakes in David Jones and Country Road

South Africa flag
Acquiror: 
Woolworths Holdings

Advised Solomon Lew in reviewing his strategic options in relation to David Jones and Country Road. Mr Lew ultimately sold his 11.8% stake in the tightly held Country Road to Woolworths Holdings. Woolworths Holdings also acquired David Jones, Australia’s premier department store, in which Mr Lew held a 9.9% stake

11-Apr-14
$414 million
Australia flag
Target: 

Investec Bank (Australia) Limited

Australia flag
Acquiror: 
Bank of Queensland Limited

Advised Investec Bank (Australia) Limited on the sale of its Professional Finance and Asset Finance and Leasing businesses, its deposit book, and its Australian banking licence to Bank of Queensland Limited (“BOQ”). BOQ is a leading regional Australian bank which provides retail and business banking

18-Dec-13
$NA
Australia flag
Target: 

Global Television

United States flag
Acquiror: 
NEP Group Inc.

Advised Catalyst Investment Managers on the sale of its portfolio company Global Television, Australia’s largest provider of outsourced broadcasting and video production services, to NEP Inc., a leading provider of total broadcast solutions in the US, UK and Brazil. NEP is majority-owned by private funds managed by Crestview Partners

18-Dec-13
$141 million
Australia flag
Target: 

Open Colleges Australia Pty Ltd

United States flag
Acquiror: 
Apollo Education Group, Inc.

Advised Open Colleges, Australia’s leading privately owned online provider in the high-growth vocational education and training sector, on the sale of a 70% stake (plus exit arrangements for the balance) to Apollo Education Group, Inc., one of North America’s largest private education providers

09-Sep-13
$1.2 billion
Australia flag
Target: 

Sinclair Knight Merz

United States flag
Acquiror: 
Jacobs Engineering Group

Advised Sinclair Knight Merz, a leading projects firm, with global capability in strategic consulting, engineering and project delivery on its recommended merger with Jacobs Engineering

01-Aug-13
$62 million
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Target: 

Futuris Automotive

United States flag
Acquiror: 
Clearlake Capital

Advised Elders on the sale of Futuris Automotive, Australia’s largest automotive component manufacturer, to Clearlake Capital, a US based private equity firm

12-Jun-13
$893 million
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Target: 

A$1.6b non-core loan portfolio

United States flag
Acquiror: 
Goldman Sachs Group. Inc.

Advised Suncorp Group Ltd (ASX:SUN), a leading general insurance, retail banking and life insurance group in Australia and New Zealand, on the sale of a A$1.6b portfolio of performing and non-performing (corporate and property) loans to Goldman Sachs Group Inc., an American multinational investment banking firm

31-May-13
$57 million
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Target: 

d-cyphaTrade Limited

Australia flag
Acquiror: 
Australian Securities Exchange (ASX)

Advised Transpower New Zealand, the state owned owner-operator of New Zealand’s electricity distribution network on the sale of its wholly owned subsidiary d-cyphaTrade Limited to the Australian Securities Exchange. d-cyphaTrade specializes in the design and marketing of Australian electricity derivatives traded on the ASX24 derivatives platform

31-May-13
$500 million
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Target: 

iSelect (30% shareholding)

Australia flag
Acquiror: 
Ninemsn (T/A Mi9)

Advised Mi9, a joint venture between Microsoft and Nine Entertainment Co, and one of Australia’s leading digital media companies, on the sale of its 30% holding in iSelect, a leading Australian online-driven comparison service, as part of the Initial Public Offering of iSelect

01-May-13
$NA
Australia flag
Target: 

Jeminex’s Industrial & Safety division

United Kingdom flag
Acquiror: 
Bunzl plc

Advised AMP Capital on the sale of Jeminex’s Industrial & Safety division, Australia’s second largest industrial and safety business with branches across Australia, to Bunzl plc

25-Apr-13
$3.8 billion
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Target: 

GrainCorp Limited

United States flag
Acquiror: 
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

20-Feb-13
$120 million
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Target: 

Trivett Automotive Group

United Kingdom flag
Acquiror: 
Inchcape plc

Advised Inchcape plc, the leading independent international automotive distributor and retailer, on the acquisition of Trivett Automotive Group, the leading luxury and premium automotive group in Australia

15-Jan-13
$NA
Australia flag
Target: 

Broadcast Rights for V8 Supercars

Australia flag
Acquiror: 
Seven Network

Advised Archer Capital, a leading Australian private equity firm, and its portfolio company V8 Supercars Australia, on the sale of the Australian FTA television broadcasting rights for V8 Supercars to Seven, a leading Free to Air broadcaster in Australia

21-Dec-12
$75 million
Australia flag
Target: 

Australian Portable Buildings

Canada flag
Acquiror: 
Black Diamond Group Limited and WEQ Britco LP

Advised CHAMP Ventures on the sale of its portfolio company Australian Portable Buildings, a leading Australian manufacturer of customized modular buildings, to a consortium comprising Black Diamond Group and WEQ Britco

07-Dec-12
$43 million
New Zealand flag
Target: 

Champion Flour Limited

Japan flag
Acquiror: 
Nisshin Seifun Group Inc.

Advised Goodman Fielder, a leading Australian listed food company, on the sale of its New Zealand flour milling business, Champion Flour, to Nisshin Seifun Group Inc.

01-Nov-12
$180 million
New Zealand flag
Target: 

SKY Network Television Limited

Advised Todd Corporation, a major New Zealand family office, on the divestment of its 11.1% holding in SKY Network Television Limited, New Zealand’s leading provider of pay television services

27-Sep-12
$268 million
Australia flag
Target: 

Alesco Corporation Limited

Australia flag
Acquiror: 
DuluxGroup Limited

Advised Alesco, a supplier of building products into the Australian and New Zealand markets, on the unsolicited takeover offer from DuluxGroup, a manufacturer and supplier of paints and other surface coatings, and home improvement and garden care products

26-Sep-12
$NA
Australia flag
Target: 

Dick Smith Electronics, a subsidiary of Woolworths Limited

Australia flag
Acquiror: 
Anchorage Capital Partners

Advised Woolworths Limited, Australia’s largest supermarket operator, on the sale of its Consumer Electronics retail chain, Dick Smith Electronics, to Anchorage Capital Partners

02-Sep-12
$285 million
U.K., Australia flags
Target: 

DMG Radio Australia, a subsidiary of Daily Mail and Guardian Trust Plc

Australia flag
Acquiror: 
Illyria Pty

Advised Daily Mail and Guardian Trust plc (DMGT), on the sale of its remaining 50% interest in its Radio business in Australia to Illyria Pty, a private investment company of Lachlan Murdoch. The Radio operations comprise two national music networks in Australia

28-Aug-12
$177 million
Australia flag
Target: 

Goodman Fielder’s Australian and New Zealand edible fats and oils business (Integro)

Australia flag
Acquiror: 
Graincorp

Advised Goodman Fielder, Australia’s leading listed food company, on the divestment of its Australian and New Zealand edible fats and oils business to a joint venture between Graincorp, an ASX listed international agribusiness company, and Gardner Smith

21-Aug-12
$1.1 billion
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Target: 

Broadcast Rights for the National Rugby League

Australia flag
Acquiror: 
Nine Network / Fox Sports

Advised the Australian Rugby League Commission on the sale of the Australian television broadcasting rights for the National Rugby League to Nine, a leading Free to Air broadcaster and Fox Sports, Australia’s largest pay TV broadcaster (partially owned by News Limited)

28-Jun-12
$275 million
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Target: 

Village Roadshow Entertainment Group

Advised Village Roadshow Entertainment Group on its $275 million mezzanine and equity capital raise from a group of investors

18-Jun-12
$386 million
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Target: 

Little World Beverages

Australia, Japan flags
Acquiror: 
Lion / Kirin

Advised Lion on the acquisition of Little World Beverages, Australia’s largest listed brewer and one of the country’s leading players in the Craft beer segment

23-Apr-12
$2.0 billion
Australia flag
Target: 

Moorebank Intermodal Terminal

Acted as independent advisor to the Australian Government in a peer review of the proposed intermodal terminal linking Sydney’s major port with Australia’s road and rail system

07-Mar-12
$256 million
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Target: 

Aperio Group

Australia flag
Acquiror: 
Amcor Limited

Advised Catalyst Investment Managers on the sale of its portfolio company Aperio Group, Australasia’s leading manufacturer of flexible packaging products, to Amcor Limited, a global leader in packaging solutions

21-Nov-11
$689 million
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Target: 

iNova Pharmaceuticals

United States flag
Acquiror: 
Valeant Pharmaceuticals

Advised Archer Capital and Ironbridge Capital on the sale of iNova Pharmaceuticals, a leading pharmaceuticals company that sells and distributes a range of prescription and over-the-counter products in Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Southern Africa, to Valeant Pharmaceuticals

10-Nov-11
$318 million
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Target: 

MSF Sugar

Thailand flag
Acquiror: 
Mitr Phol Group

Advised MSF Sugar, Australia’s third largest producer and second largest exporter of sugar, on an acquisition proposal from Mitr Phol Sugar Corp. of Thailand at an offer value of ~31% premium to previous close

17-Oct-11
$630 million
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Target: 

Rebel Group Limited

Australia flag
Acquiror: 
Super Retail Group

Advised Super Retail Group on the acquisition of Rebel Group Limited, Australia’s largest retailer of sporting goods, for A$610 million and the associated A$334 million capital raising used to fund the acquisition

27-Sep-11
$259 million
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Goodman Fielder Limited

Advised Goodman Fielder Limited, an Australian consumer foods manufacturer and distributor, on its equity capital raising via a rights issue

08-Aug-11
$11.0 billion
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Coal and Allied Industries Limited

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Acquiror: 
Rio Tinto Limited / Mitsubishi Corporation

Advised Coal and Allied Industries Limited, an Australian based coal mining company, in relation to an acquisition proposal from Rio Tinto Limited and Mitsubishi Corporation to acquire all the outstanding shares in the company not already held by Rio Tinto and Mitsubishi

26-May-11
$192 million
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Centrebet International Limited

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Acquiror: 
Sportingbet plc

Advised Centrebet International, a leading International online wagering and gaming operator on the recommended cash offer by Sportingbet plc

24-May-11
$1.0 billion
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New Zealand Ultra-Fast Broadband

Sole financial adviser to Crown Fibre Holdings (100% New Zealand Government owned entity) on the tender and negotiations for the investment of NZ$1.3 billion in a new ultra-fast broadband network in New Zealand, which includes agreements with Telecom Corporation of New Zealand, Christchurch City Holdings, WEL Networks and Northpower

23-May-11
$130 million
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Territory Resources Limited

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Acquiror: 
Exxaro Resources Limited

Advised Exxaro Resources, a diversified South African-based mining company, on its proposed acquisition of Territory Resources, an Australian-based iron producer

13-May-11
$NA
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Bionomics Ltd

Advised Bionomics Ltd, in relation to the tender process run by Bionomics’ largest shareholder, Start-up Australia Ventures (“Start-up”), for its 28% stake in the company, follow on sell-down of Start-up’s stake to 8% and associated capital raising by Bionomics

13-Apr-11
$NA
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Retail Apparel Group

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Acquiror: 
Navis Capital

Advised CHAMP Ventures on the sale of its portfolio company Retail Apparel Group, an Australian based men’s specialty apparel retailer, to Navis Capital, one of the largest regional private equity business in south-east Asia

02-Mar-11
$NA
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TSmarine

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Acquiror: 
Fugro N.V.

Advised CHAMP Ventures on the sale of its portfolio company TSmarine, a provider of subsea services to the offshore oil and gas industry, to Fugro, among the world's leading service providers for the collection and interpretation of data relating to the earth's surface and sub-surface and for associated services

01-Mar-11
$122 million
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Australian Unity Limited

Advised Australian Unity Limited, a leading healthcare, financial services and retirement living mutual organisation, on its A$120 million issue of five year unsecured notes listed on the Australian Stock Exchange

01-Mar-11
$128 million
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Tyndall Investments

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Acquiror: 
Nikko Asset Management

Advised Suncorp, on the sale of its investment management business, Tyndall Investments, in Australia and New Zealand to Nikko Asset Management, a leading Asian mutual funds management company

14-Feb-11
$40.0 billion
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Australian National Broadband Network

Greenhill acted as sole adviser to the Australian government in connection with the National Broadband Network, which represents the single largest infrastructure project in the country’s history

29-Dec-10
$1.8 billion
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TOWER Australia Group Limited

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Acquiror: 
The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Limited

Advised TOWER Australia Group Limited, the largest mono-line life insurance company in Australia, in relation to the offer from The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Limited to acquire all of the shares in TOWER that it does not already own by way of a scheme of arrangement

24-Dec-10
$NA
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Tegel Foods Limited

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Acquiror: 
Affinity Equity Partners

Advised Pacific Equity Partners and ANZ, the shareholders of Tegel Foods (Tegel), on the sale of Tegel, New Zealand’s preeminent producer of poultry products, to Affinity Equity Partners

26-Nov-10
$118 million
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Healthcare Australia

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Acquiror: 
Healthcare Locums

Advised CHAMP Private Equity on the sale of Healthcare Australia, a leading provider of nursing agency staff to public and private health institutions in Australia, to Healthcare Locums, a healthcare recruitment agency based in the UK

26-Oct-10
$175 million
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Rural Bank

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Acquiror: 
Bendigo and Adelaide Bank

Advised Elders, a diversified agricultural company on the sale of its 40% stake in Rural Bank to Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, an Australian diversified financial services company

23-Sep-10
$394 million
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Aevum Ltd.

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Acquiror: 
Stockland Corp. Ltd

Advised Aevum Limited, an ASX listed owner, operator and developer of retirement villages and aged care facilities on its response to a hostile takeover offer from Stockland Ltd, a global property development and investment management group

26-Aug-10
$622 million
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Woolworths Limited

Advised Woolworths Limited, an Australian food and general merchandise retailer, on its A$704 million off-market share buy-back

29-Jul-10
$328 million
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Mitchell Communication Group Limited

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Acquiror: 
Aegis Group plc

Advised Aegis Group plc on its acquisition of Mitchell Communication Group Limited, Australia’s leading independent media buyer

01-Jul-10
$NA
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Media Monitors

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Acquiror: 
Quadrant Private Equity

Advised Media Monitors, the leading media intelligence company in Asia-Pacific, on its sale to Quadrant Private Equity

28-Jun-10
$1.3 billion
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Target: 

Guinness Peat Group plc

Advised GPG plc, a listed investment company, on potential restructuring alternatives

27-May-10
$79 million
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TOWER Australia Group Limited

Advised TOWER Australia, a provider of life insurance, risk, superannuation and retirement solutions, on its non-accelerated, 1 for 7 renounceable entitlement offer

01-Apr-10
$9.2 billion
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Lihir Gold Limited

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Acquiror: 
Newcrest Mining Ltd

Advised Lihir Gold Limited, a leading global gold company with operations in Papua New Guinea, Australian and West Africa on an unsolicited takeover proposal from Newcrest Mining Ltd, an international gold company with gold and copper operations

28-May-09
$107 million
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Tristone Capital Global Inc.

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Acquiror: 
Macquarie Group

Advised Tristone Capital Global Inc., an independent advisory firm focused on the global energy sector, on its sale to Macquarie Group

23-Apr-09
$5.7 billion
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Lion Nathan

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Acquiror: 
Kirin Holdings

Advised Lion Nathan, a leading brewery in Australia, on the sale of its remaining 54% stake to Kirin Holdings, a leading beverage company in Japan

03-Aug-06
$136 million
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Study Group International

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Acquiror: 
CHAMP Private Equity / Petersen Investments

(a unit of Daily Mail & General Trust plc)
Advised Daily Mail & General Trust plc on the sale of Study Group International to CHAMP Private Equity and Petersen Investments

24-Feb-06
$860 million
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Target: 

Aquarion Company

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Acquiror: 
Macquarie Bank

(a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kelda Group plc) Advised Kelda Group plc on the sale of Aquarion Company, one of the largest investor-owned water utilities in the US

28-Nov-05
$103 million
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Akzo Nobel N.V.

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Acquiror: 
Hexion Specialty Chemicals Inc.

(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

15-Oct-04
$135 million
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Akzo Nobel N.V.

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Acquiror: 
Nuplex Industries Ltd.

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.

19-Apr-01
$10.0 billion
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GKN plc

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Acquiror: 
Brambles Industries Ltd

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

25-Mar-01
$9.7 billion
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Target: 

Cable & Wireless Optus Limited

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Acquiror: 
Singapore Telecommunications Limited

, 52.5% subsidiary of Cable and Wireless plc Advised C&W on the sale of its 52.5% owned Australian subsidiary, Cable & Wireless Optus, to SingTel

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