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. Greenhill further expanded its presence with the opening of a Madrid office in 2017 and 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, Javier Gonzalez in our Madrid 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:

Recent Transactions

02-Aug-22
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Wildstone

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Acquiror: 
Antin Infrastructure Partners

Advising DigitalBridge, one of the largest global digital infrastructure investors, on the sale of Wildstone, Europe’s largest owner of independent outdoor media infrastructure, to Antin Infrastructure Partners

04-Jul-22
Pending
$270 million
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Vulcanic

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Acquiror: 
Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc

Advised Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc, a thermal energy management and niche pumping specialist, on the $270m acquisition of Vulcanic, a French industrial electric heating group and the largest supplier in Europe of bespoke industrial electric heating solutions

24-Jun-22
Undisclosed
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San Sebastian Bus Station

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Acquiror: 
Azora Capital and Caser Seguros

Advised Oak Hill Advisors on the sale of the San Sebastian bus station

09-Jun-22
Pending
$943 million
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Repsol Renovables

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Energy Infrastructure Partners (Switzerland) and Credit Agricole Assurance (France)

Advised Energy Infrastructure Partners, Swiss investment fund specialized in energy infrastructure, in consortium with Credit Agricole Assurance, French insurance subsidiary of Credit Agricole, in the acquisition of a 25% stake in Repsol Renovables, the international renewable energy platform of Repsol

01-Jun-22
$537 million
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NAC 33 & NAC 34, subsidiaries of Nordic Aviation Capital

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Azorra Aviation

Advised Azorra Aviation, a leading commercial aircraft lessor backed by Oaktree Capital Management, on the chapter 11 restructuring and related investment in NAC 33 & 34, two exiting subsidiaries of Nordic Aviation Capital

20-May-22
Pending
$200 million
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Siemens’ Commercial Vehicles Bus & Truck Electric Propulsion Business

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Meritor, Inc

Advised Meritor, Inc, a global supplier of automobile components from drivetrain to brake systems, on its acquisition of Siemens’ Commercial Vehicles Bus & Truck Electric Propulsion Business

26-Apr-22
Pending
Undisclosed
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Netrics Digital Infrastructure

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NorthC

Advising NorthC, the largest regional data center provider in the Netherlands, on their agreement to acquire the data centers and connectivity services of Netrics in Switzerland

11-Apr-22
Pending
~$135 million
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Tekfor Group

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Acquiror: 
American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc.

Advised American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc., a leading manufacturer of driveline and drivetrain systems and related components, on the acquisition of Tekfor Group, a leading specialist for mission-critical high-performance components, modules and fasteners

28-Mar-22
Pending
$105 million
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Acacia Pharma Group plc

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Eagle Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Advising Acacia, a UK-domiciled and Euronext-listed commercial stage biopharmaceutical company, on the sale to Eagle Pharmaceuticals, an integrated pharmaceutical company with R&D, manufacturing and commercial expertise

02-Feb-22
Pending
$247 million
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Telxius Telecom

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Consortium of Telefónica and Pontegadea

Advising KKR, on the disposal of its 40% stake in Telxius Telecom, a global telecommunications infrastructure company, to a consortium formed by Telefónica and Pontegadea

28-Jan-22
Undisclosed
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Akorn Pharmaceuticals Portfolio of Branded Ophthalmic Products

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Acquiror: 
Laboratoires Théa SAS

Advised Akorn Pharmaceuticals, a specialty pharmaceuticals manufacturer and marketer, on the divestiture of its portfolio of branded ophthalmic products to Laboratoires Théa SAS

05-Jan-22
Pending
Undisclosed
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Emitel S.A.

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Cordiant Digital Infrastructure Limited

Advised Cordiant Digital Infrastructure Limited, a UK-listed Investment Trust, on the acquisition of Emitel S.A., a Polish telecom tower infrastructure business 

31-Dec-21
Pending
Undisclosed
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Portfolio of Over 700 MWp of Solar PV Development Assets

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BayWa r.e.

Quercus, a specialist investor in renewable energy, has agreed to sell a portfolio of over 700 MWp of solar PV development assets in Spain to BayWa r.e., an entity jointly owned by BayWa AG and Energy Infrastructure Partners

30-Nov-21
Undisclosed
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Thetford Corporation

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Acquiror: 
Monomoy Capital Partners

Advised the Dyson-Kissner-Moran Corporation, private investment company, on the sale of Thetford, a global supplier of sanitation, refrigeration and cooking solutions for the Recreational Vehicle and Marine industries

12-Nov-21
Undisclosed
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Grupo Totalmédia

Acquiror: 
Consortium of Private Investors Led by the Management Team

Advised Explorer Investments on the sale of Grupo Totalmédia, the leading specialist logistics player in Iberia operating in two-man home delivery, assembly and installation of furniture, heavy goods and groceries as well as the distribution of autoparts and leaflets

11-Nov-21
Pending
Undisclosed
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Printing Blankets Business of Trelleborg

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Continental AG

Advising Trelleborg AB (STO: TREL), a global leader in engineered polymer solutions, on the disposal of its operation that develops and manufactures printing blankets in polymer-coated fabrics, to Continental

06-Nov-21
Pending
~$7.6 billion
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Equans

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Acquiror: 
Bouygues Group

Advising Bouygues Group, a France-based leading diversified group active in construction, media and telecommunication, on the acquisition of Equans, a leading multi-technical services provider. Equans was created on 1 July 2021, as a separate division within Engie

28-Oct-21
Pending
$217 million
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Ferrovial Servicios

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Acquiror: 
Portobello Capital

Advised Portobello Capital, a leading Spanish private equity firm with more than $1.75bn AuM, on the acquisition through a carve out process of a controlling stake in Ferrovial Servicios, a leading infrastructure service business in Spain owned by Ferrovial

04-Oct-21
$307 million
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Intega Group

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Acquiror: 
Kiwa N.V

Advised Intega Group, an ASX-listed testing, inspection and certification buisness operating primarily in Australia and the US, on its strategic review, culminating in a cash sale to Kiwa N.V via scheme of arrangement

27-Sep-21
Pending
$475 million
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Bitfield N.V.

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Acquiror: 
Northern Data AG

Advising Northern Data AG,  a Germany based developer and operater of high-performance computing ("HPC") infrastructure solutions, on the acquisition of Bitfield N.V., a company owning some 33,000 latest-generation ASIC miners

20-Sep-21
Undisclosed
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Faes Farma, flagship product Bilastine

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Hikma Specialty USA INC

Advised Faes Farma in the signing of a long-term license agreement for its flagship product Bilastine with Hikma Specialty USA INC, a subsidiary of Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC, for the United States of America

11-Sep-21
Pending
Undisclosed
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California-based Property and Casualty insurance subsidiary of Covéa

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Acquiror: 
Porch Group

Advising Covéa, a leading French mutual insurance company, on the sale of its wholly owned subsidiary, CSE Insurance group, to Porch Group

31-Aug-21
Pending
Undisclosed
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Endel

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Acquiror: 
Altrad Group

Advising Altrad Group, a France-based world leader in the provision of industrial services, on the acquisition of Endel, a fully-owned Engie subsidiary which specialises in industrial maintenance and energy services

12-Aug-21
$400 million
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Decentric Europe BV

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Acquiror: 
Northern Data AG

Advised Northern Data AG, a Germany based developer and operator of high-performance computing (“HPC”) infrastructure solutions, on the acquisition of Decentric Europe BV, a company owning server systems with ~223,000 GPU cards, from Block.one

27-Jul-21
Undisclosed
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Pulsant Limited

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Acquiror: 
Antin Infrastructure Partners

Advised Antin Infrastructure Partners on its acquisition of Pulsant from Oak Hill and Scottish Equity Partners. Pulsant is a hybrid cloud specialist, with a nationwide network of 10 data centres across the UK delivering secure, scalable and resilient cloud, colocation and networking services

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