Capabilities by Region
Greenhill is active in all major markets with meaningful corporate advisory activity, including North and South America, Europe, Japan and Australia.
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
IPC Holdings, Ltd.
Advised Validus Holdings, Ltd., a leading Bermuda-based reinsurer, on its offer to acquire IPC Holdings, Ltd.
Advised BearingPoint, Inc. on the sale of substantially all of its assets, pursuant to a Section 363 process
Provided financial advice to Inchcape, the leading independent international automotive retailer, on its assessment of funding and strategic options, resulting in a significant rights issue to strengthen the balance sheet
Advised Roche Holding Ltd., a world-leading provider of healthcare pharmaceuticals and diagnostics, on its acquisition of the outstanding publicly held interest in Genentech, Inc., a leading biotechnology company
Rohm & Haas Company
Advised The Dow Chemical Company during its negotiations pertaining to the Rohm & Haas settlement resolution
Advised the Norwegian Government in relation to a capital injection in SAS, the leading airline group in Northern Europe
Beattie McGuinness Bungay Ltd.
Advised Cheil Worldwide, Inc, South Korea’s largest marketing agency, on the acquisition of Beattie McGuinness Bungay Ltd, a leading independent UK advertising agency
Advised TUI AG, Europe’s largest tourism company, on its sale of its shipping division Hapag-Lloyd AG, one of the leading global container shipping companies
MAN Ferrostaal AG
Advised MAN AG in relation to its 70% sale of MAN Ferrostaal AG, a worldwide supplier of industrial services for the construction of large-scale industrial plants and machine supply, to International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC)
Biotage (Biosystems division)
Advised Biotage AB (OMX: BIOT), a global biotechnology company, on its strategic review resulting in the disposal of its Biosystems division which offers systems for genetic analysis mainly for use in clinical research
Advised Moody’s Corporation on its acquisition of Fermat International, a leading provider of risk and performance management software to the global banking sector
Advised AkzoNobel on the sale of its Crown Paints decorative paints business in the United Kingdom and Ireland to Endless LLP, an independent private equity house
Selected Belgian Paints Brands
Advised AkzoNobel on the sale of selected Belgian paints brands to Rieu Investissements S.A., a French producer of coatings
Scholastic Corporation’s U.S. direct-to-home continuities business
Advised Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, on the sale of its U.S. direct-to-home continuities business to Sandvik AS
Advised Lonmin plc, a major producer of Platinum Group Metals, regarding an unsolicited pre-conditional offer for the company by Xstrata plc, a global diversified mining company
Advised Capvis, a leading Swiss private equity firm, on its acquisition of the BARTEC Group, a leading European provider of industrial safety technology, from Allianz Capital Partners, the captive private equity arm of Allianz AG, and the Barlian family (founding family)
Advised TransAlta Corporation, a power generation and wholesale marketing company, on an unsolicited offer from LS Power Equity Partners / Global Infrastructure Partners
Tesco Personal Finance Group Limited
Advised Tesco plc in relation to its acquisition of the 50% interest it does not already own in Tesco Personal Finance Group Limited, a joint venture with The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc. Tesco Personal Finance offers a range of retail insurance and banking products under the Tesco brand
Advised NewSmith Capital, an independent investment management group, on a strategic agreement with UniCredit whereby UniCredit will acquire NewSmith’s Financial Products credit advisory business, assume a 5% stake in NewSmith Capital and become an investor in NewSmith funds
THUS Group plc
Advised THUS Group plc, a fixed line business telecommunications provider, on a cash offer from Cable & Wireless plc
Applied Biosystems Group
Provided fairness opinion to the Board of Directors of the Applera Corporation on the merger of its Applied Biosystems business, which serves the life science industry, with the Invitrogen Corporation, creating a global leader in biotechnology reagents and systems
Dobbies Garden Centres plc
Advised Tesco plc in relation to its public cash offer to acquire the 35% of Dobbies Garden Centres plc which it does not already own
Wendy's International, Inc.
Advised the special committee of the board of directors in connection with its merger with Triarc Companies, Inc., the operator of the Arby’s franchise. The combined systems will have approximately 10,000 restaurant units and pro forma annual system sales of approximately $12.5 billion, positioning it as the nation’s third largest quick service restaurant company
Clayton Holdings, Inc.
Advised Greenfield Partners on its acquisition of Clayton Holdings, a leading due diligence and surveillance provider