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.
Below we highlight a few of the recent transactions on which we have advised in this region:
Cable & Wireless Optus 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
Advised Brambles on its merger with the industrial services division of GKN under a dual listed companies structure
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.
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
(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
Study Group International
(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
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
Tristone Capital Global Inc.
Advised Tristone Capital Global Inc., an independent advisory firm focused on the global energy sector, on its sale to Macquarie Group
Lihir Gold Limited
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
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
Guinness Peat Group plc
Advised GPG plc, a listed investment company, on potential restructuring alternatives
Advised Media Monitors, the leading media intelligence company in Asia-Pacific, on its sale to Quadrant Private Equity
Mitchell Communication Group Limited
Advised Aegis Group plc on its acquisition of Mitchell Communication Group Limited, Australia’s leading independent media buyer
Advised Woolworths Limited, an Australian food and general merchandise retailer, on its A$704 million off-market share buy-back
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
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
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
Tegel Foods Limited
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
TOWER Australia Group 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
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
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
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
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
Retail Apparel Group
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
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