Capabilities by Region: Continental Europe
Greenhill has considerable advisory experience in Continental Europe. Our Managing Directors and professionals have advised clients on transactions involving many of the leading companies in the region and have access to a vast network of corporate relationships throughout Continental Europe. Greenhill established its presence in Continental Europe in November 2000 with the opening of a Frankfurt office. In 2010 we were named "European Boutique of the Year" by the Financial News. Greenhill further expanded its presence with the opening of a Paris office in 2020.
For more information on Greenhill’s advisory practice in Continental Europe and our capabilities in the region, please contact President David Wyles in our London office, Managing Director Philip Meyer Horn in our Frankfurt office or Amélie Négrier-Oyarzabal in our Paris office.
Below we highlight a few of the transactions on which we have advised in this region:
Advising Alder, a Swedish sustainability-focused private equity firm, on the divestment of Nordic Water, a supplier of products for the global water and wastewater treatment market, to Sulzer AG
Learning Materials for the K-12 Segment in Spain
Advising Sanoma Oyj (HEL: SAA1V), a European learning and media company listed on Nasdaq Helsinki, on the acquisition of Santillana Spain, a leading Spanish provider of K-12 learning materials, from Promotora de Informaciones S.A. (Grupo Prisa, BME: PRS)
Advised AMP Capital on the sale of its portfolio company Axión Group, a leading independent broadcasting and telecommunications infrastructure provider in Spain, to Asterion Industrial Partners, a Spanish infrastructure fund
Cosmetic applications endolysin
Advised Micreos, a fast-growing biotechnology company, on a long-term license agreement with L’Oréal for one of Micreos’ phage-based active ingredients, SA.100
Advised VX Fiber, an international infrastructure and technology business focused on Fibre-to-the-Home networks, on its sale to the infrastructure fund AMP Capital
Integrated supplier of preserved and frozen vegetables
Advised ACON Agri Investments S.L., a special purpose vehicle of ACON Investments LLC, on the acquisition of Grupo Alsur, a leading integrated supplier of preserved and frozen vegetables with operations in Spain and Peru
Community Fibre Limited
Advised Warburg Pincus LLC and Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners on the acquisition of a majority stake in CommunityFibre Limited, a leading full fibre network infrastructure platform in UK
Advised Abac, a leading Iberian private equity firm, on the sale of M&R, a leading designer and distributor of aftermarket spare parts for the auto industry
Centrifuge and processing equipment business of Koki Holdings Co., Ltd.
Advised Eppendorf AG, a leading family-owned life science company, on the acquisition of the centrifuge and processing equipment business of KKR-owned Koki Holdings Co., Ltd., a manufacturer of power tools and centrifuge and processing equipment
KINOLT Group S.A.
Advised 3i Group plc on the sale of KINOLT Group S.A., a manufacturer and supplier of dynamic uninterruptible power supply systems, to Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG, a subsidiary of Rolls-Royce Holdings plc
Global rights (excluding North America) to ThermaCare (United Kingdom)
Advised GlaxoSmithKline plc (“GSK”), the UK listed international pharmaceutical and consumer healthcare company, on the divestiture of the global rights (excluding North America) for ThermaCare, including a dedicated manufacturing facility based in Albany, Georgia, USA, to Angelini Pharma
Woodward’s renewable power systems and protective relays business
Advised Woodward, a leading designer, manufacturer, and service provider of control solutions for the aerospace and industrial markets, on the divestiture of select assets related to its renewable power systems and protective relays businesses to Aurelius Equity Opportunities
Advised Ad Hoc Group of First Lien Term Loan B Lenders on the restructuring of 4L Holdings Corporation
Daimler's Mercedes-Benz passenger car and private vans distribution operations in Colombia
Advised Inchcape, a leading global independent multi-brand automotive distributor, on its acquisition of the Mercedes-Benz passenger car and private vans distribution operations in Colombia from Daimler Colombia
Sistemas Informaticos Abiertos, S.A.
Advised Indra (BME:IDR), a leading Spanish IT and transport & defense player, on the acquisition of Sistemas Informáticos Abiertos S.A. (“SIA”), the #3 cybersecurity player in Spain
Nitta Casings and Nitta Casings Canada
Advised Viscofan (BME:VIS), the #1 producer of artificial casings for the meat industry worldwide (>30% market share), on the acquisition of Nitta Casings and Nitta Casings Canada (“NCI” and “NCCI”) one of the leading brands in the production of collagen casings in North America, from Nitta Gelatin (TSE:4977)
Advised Mann+Hummel, a leading global filtration company, on the placement of a green bonded loan
Advised Renewi plc, a leading waste to product company, on the sale of its Canadian operations to Convent Capital, an Amsterdam-based investment firm
Grupo Electro Stocks
Advised Apax Partners, a global investment firm, on the sale of Grupo Electro Stocks, a leading Spanish distributor of electrical materials, to the Electrical Wholesale business unit within the Würth Group, a global leader in the distribution of assembling and fastening materials
FTTH network including 933,000 BU’s
Advising MasMovil, the fourth largest Spanish telecom operator, in the sale of part of its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network to an international infrastructure fund. The transaction perimeter includes 933,000 homes across 5 main Spanish cities
The Laundress Inc.
Advised The Laundress Inc., a laundry and home cleaning products brand, on its sale to Unilever, a British-Dutch consumer goods company
Storz & Bickel GmbH, related entities and IP
Advised Canopy Growth, a leading diversified cannabis company, on its acquisition of Storz & Bickel, a premium manufacturer of vaporization devices
49% of 250MW Concentrated Solar Power ("CSP") portfolio in Spain from ContourGlobal
Advised Credit Suisse Energy Infrastructure Partners (“CSEIP”), an investment boutique within the Asset Management business of Credit Suisse AG, on the acquisition of the 49% stake of 250MW Concentrated Solar Power (“CSP”) portfolio in Spain from ContourGlobal, an international owner and operator of contracted wholesale power generation businesses
Portfolio of 2 wind farms of Grupo Empresarial Enhol
Advised Grupo Empresarial Enhol, a leading independent renewable power generator, on the divestment of its controlling stakes in two wind farms located in Spain with a total installed capacity of 48 MW
Tri-Dim Filter Corporation
Advised Mann+Hummel, a leading global filtration company, on the acquisition of Tri-Dim Filter Corporation, the single largest privately-held air filtration company in North America