Capabilities by Region: United Kingdom
Greenhill has considerable advisory experience in the United Kingdom. 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 the United Kingdom.
Greenhill established its presence in the United Kingdom in January 1998 with the opening of a London office. In 2010 we were named "European Boutique of the Year" by the Financial News.
For more information on Greenhill’s advisory practice in the United Kingdom and our capabilities in the region, please contact President David Wyles or Head of the United Kingdom Pieter-Jan Bouten in our London Office.
Below we highlight a few of the transactions on which we have advised in this region:
Tesco plc’s Thailand and Malaysia businesses
Advising Tesco plc, a leading UK retailer, on the sale of its Thailand and Malaysia businesses to Charoen Pokphand Group, the Thai conglomerate
Global rights (excluding North America) to ThermaCare (United Kingdom)
Advising 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
Rights to Three Skin Care Brands in Mexico
Advised GlaxoSmithKline plc (“GSK”), the UK listed international pharmaceutical and consumer healthcare company, on the divestiture of the Mexico rights to Hinds, Capent and Eclipsol to Mexico-based Grisi Hnos
Asia and US rights to Physiogel
Advising 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
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
Wireless Infrastructure Group Limited
Advised 3i Infrastructure plc on the sale of Wireless Infrastructure Group Limited, a leading independent telecommunications infrastructure provider focusing on mobile towers and indoor connectivity
David’s Bridal Inc.
Advised David’s Bridal, a leading bridal gown and special occasion dress retailer, on its out-of-court recapitalization
Marshall Retail Group
Advised WH Smith PLC, one of the UK’s leading retailers, on the proposed acquisition of Marshall Retail Group, a market leading US travel retailer with operations across airport, resort and tourist locations, from Brentwood Associates, a consumer-focused private equity firm
Advising 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.
Advised Renewi plc, a leading waste to product company, on the sale of its Canadian operations to Convent Capital, an Amsterdam-based investment firm
Dairy Crest Group plc
Advised Dairy Crest Group plc, a producer of leading British food brands and value-added ingredients, on a recommended cash offer for its entire issued share capital from Saputo Inc, one of the top ten dairy processors in the world
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
Pfizer Inc. Consumer Health Business
Advised GlaxoSmithKline plc ("GSK"), the UK listed international pharmaceutical and consumer healthcare company, on the combination of GSK's and Pfizer's Consumer Health businesses to create a world-leading Joint Venture
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
Advised the Ad Hoc Group of the company's $481mm term loan with respect to the company's prepackaged Chapter 11 restructuring
InMotion Entertainment Group LLC
Advised WH Smith plc, one of the UK’s leading retailers, on the acquisition of InMotion Entertainment, the market leading retailer of digital accessories in US airports
Greencore Group plc’s US business
Advised and acted as sponsor to Greencore Group plc, a leading international manufacturer of convenience foods based in Ireland, on the disposal of its entire US business to Hearthside Foods Solutions
Larger non-controlled assets of Electra Private Equity plc
Advised Electra Private Equity plc, a UK-listed private equity investment trust, on its strategic review and subsequent sale of the larger non-controlled assets of Photobox and Knight Square to funds managed by Lexington Partners
Acted on behalf of a group of independent shareholders of Sky plc, representing their interests at the Hearings Committee of the UK Takeover Panel and at the Takeover Appeals Board in the context of the Panel’s determination of a Chain Principle Offer price payable by Disney for Sky
The AA plc
Advised the AA plc, the UK’s largest roadside assistance provider, on the refinancing of £825m of its senior secured facilities
Dairy Crest Group PLC
Advised Dairy Crest, a leading British dairy company, on a non-pre-emptive cash placing, raising proceeds of approximately £70 million
GWA Group Limited’s Door and Access Controls Business
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
Advised IFF, a leading innovator of specialty ingredients, on its acquisition of Frutarom, creating a global leader in Taste, Scent and Nutrition
Concordia International Corp.
Advised an Ad Hoc Group of Cross-over Debtholders on Concordia International’s cross-border Canadian restructuring and recapitalization, including a US$586.5mm common equity private placement, the equitization of ~US$1.7bn of unsecured debt and the partial paydown and exchange of ~US$2.2bn of secured debt
Cityfibre Infrastructure Holdings plc
Advised Antin Infrastructure Partners and West Street Infrastructure Partners, part of Goldman Sachs’ Merchant Banking division, in connection with the take private of CityFibre Infrastructure Holdings plc, a leading independent provider of wholesale fibre network infrastructure