Financing & Restructuring Advisory

Greenhill advises corporations, institutions and governments on a wide range of capital structure, restructuring and financing situations. We offer expert advice, extensive transactional experience and comprehensive services unconflicted by capital markets, trading or research activities.

Comprehensive Capabilities

Greenhill's Financing Advisory & Restructuring practice benefits from the experience of some of the longest serving professionals in the industry. Our track record includes pre-emptive recapitalizations, structuring and advice on public offerings, inter-creditor and shareholder negotiations, acquisitions and sales of distressed companies and assets, debt and equity exchange offers and restructuring and a range of other advisory services for a diverse client base. We strive to reach consensual deals that are in the best interests of our clients and we have an established history of brokering transactions in situations with divisive inter-creditor and shareholder issues.

Financing Advisory

Greenhill advises corporations, institutions and governments on their most critical financing decisions, including large public offerings of equity and debt securities, often for purposes of acquisition financing, rights offerings, strategic alternatives for minority equity positions and multiclass equity structures, private placements and funding alternatives, as well as a wide range of other financing based strategic decisions. Greenhill brings extensive experience negotiating and structuring tailored solutions for our clients with no conflicts from other business activities or product offerings to influence our advice.

Debtor Advisory

Greenhill provides a full range of advisory services to debtors both inside and outside formal bankruptcy. Our goal is to assist debtors by working with all of their stakeholders to implement restructuring plans that balance a pragmatic sharing of value between stakeholders while minimizing corporate uncertainty. We recognize that every situation is unique and that traditional solutions are not always best suited for our clients. Based on our years of experience and wide-variety of previous transactions, we assist debtors with thinking creatively about their options and selecting attributes of different strategic alternatives that can be packaged together into a compelling solution.

Creditor Advisory

Greenhill advises creditors and committees of financially distressed companies both inside and outside formal bankruptcy. Our goal is to help creditors maximize returns from distressed corporate situations and to work with other constituents to achieve that return in a timely manner. We understand that creditors may value the form of consideration and other terms of a restructuring proposal differently, and we work with committees to optimize the returns our clients receive based on their desired outcome.

Distressed M&A

Greenhill frequently combines the experience of its M&A and restructuring professionals in advising either buyers or sellers of distressed assets and/or companies. Greenhill is able to advise a client throughout the entire process, including identification of targets/buyers, participation in a sales process and court proceedings, if necessary. We look to identify creative tactical or strategic solutions to unlock value in every situation. We recognize that executing M&A in distressed situations requires incremental skills that are not always required within traditional M&A transactions. Some of these skills are working with a highly levered acquiror or target, managing the bankruptcy process, performing a valuation that can withstand court scrutiny and managing inherent conflicts of interest among different constituencies.

International Experience

Greenhill has dedicated professionals based in London and Sydney focused on financing and restructuring advisory and a strong track record of successful international restructuring transactions. Combining our international footprint with our independence, experience and analytical advice, we provide a high quality advisory service in major restructuring cases around the world.

Recent Transactions

21-Jul-09
$2.8 billion
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Quebecor World Inc

Acted as financial advisor to Quebecor World on its CCAA / Chapter 11 restructuring

16-Jul-09
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Pension Trustees of Galiform PLC

Advised the Pension Trustees of the Galiform PLC Defined Benefit Pension Scheme to negotiate a revised schedule of payments to fund its deficit

04-May-09
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Constar International Inc.

Advised Constar International Inc. in connection with its pre-arranged Chapter 11 proceedings

01-May-09
$65 million
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euNetworks Group Limited

Advised euNetworks Group Ltd, a Singapore listed operator of a fibre telecommunications network in Europe, on a repurchase at a discount of the majority of its outstanding convertible bonds, financed by a placement and rights issue

30-Apr-09
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Chrysler LLC

Advised Chrysler in connection with the chapter 11 proceedings to effectuate the sale of substantially all of its operating assets and certain liabilities to a newly created entity that will be jointly owned by Fiat S.p.A., the VEBA Trust (responsible for the healthcare benefits of current and former employees of Chrysler), the US Treasury and the Canadian government

29-Apr-09
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US Shipping Partners L.P.

Advised US Shipping Partners L.P. in connection with its pre-arranged Chapter 11 proceedings

23-Mar-09
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BearingPoint, Inc.

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Advised BearingPoint, Inc. on the sale of substantially all of its assets, pursuant to a Section 363 process

19-Mar-09
$349 million
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Inchcape plc

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

07-Mar-08
$1.5 billion
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Ambac Financial Group, Inc.

Advised a consortium of leading global financial institutions and investors, including but not limited to Banc of America Securities LLC; Citigroup Global Markets Inc.; Dresdner Kleinwort Securities LLC; Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc.; and UBS Securities LLC, on its participation in a recapitalization of Ambac Financial Group, Inc.

29-Jan-07
$900 million
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Eggborough CTA Bonds

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Ampere plc (a newly formed company)

Advised an ad hoc committee of bondholders representing over 70% of the debt in Eggborough Power Limited, a UK power station, on (a) the formation of a new company for the purpose of acquiring and holding a controlling interest in the Eggborough CTA Bonds and (b) an associated US$600m financing. The Eggborough CTA Bonds include an option to purchase Eggborough power station in March 2010

15-Dec-05
$4.5 billion
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Drax Group Limited

Advised bondholders of Drax Group Limited on the refinancing & listing of, and possible offers for, the company. On 15-Dec-05, Drax Group plc was successfully listed on the London Stock Exchange

17-Oct-05
$16.8 billion
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Refco

Acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Refco Inc. in connection with its Chapter 11 proceedings which included the sale of substantially all of the assets of Refco's regulated commodities futures business to Man Financial for $1.2 billion

08-Oct-05
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General Motors

Advised General Motors in connection with the Chapter 11 of Delphi, its largest supplier and former subsidiary

15-Sep-05
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Delta Air Lines

Advised Delta Air Lines in connection with strategic issues relating to its Chapter 11 proceedings

07-Jun-05
$250 million
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Monsanto

Advised Monsanto in connection with Solutia’s bankruptcy proceedings

19-May-05
$7.2 billion
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America West Holdings

Advised America West Holdings in connection with its merger with US Airways Group, which emerged from Chapter 11 as part of the transaction

17-May-05
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General Motors

Advised General Motors in connection with the Chapter 11 of Collins & Aikman, a significant supplier to GM

16-May-05
$315 million
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Evergreen International Aviation

Advised Evergreen on refinancing alternatives for its maturing bank facility, resulting in the successful issuance of $215 million of high yield notes and execution of a new $100 million credit facility

22-Apr-05
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Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

Advised the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) in United Airlines' bankruptcy proceedings. The PBGC insures the defined benefit pension plans of United Airlines and has asserted a $9.8 billion unfunded pension liability claim against the company

20-Dec-04
$596 million
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CornerStone Propane, L.P.

Advised CornerStone Propane L.P., one of the nation's largest propane marketers, in connection with its Chapter 11 proceedings, which resulted in a successful stand-alone restructuring

02-Aug-04
$771 million
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Pegasus Satellite

Advised the Unsecured Creditors of Pegasus Satellite on the sale of the debtor to DirecTV

17-May-04
$400 million
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Maxxim Medical

Advised specialty medical products company, Maxxim Medical, in connection with its Chapter 11 proceedings and sale to Medline and others

13-Feb-04
$631 million
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Allegiance Telecom, Inc.

Advised Allegiance Telecom, a telecommunications products and services provider, in connection with its Chapter 11 proceedings, including its sale to XO Communications, Inc

23-Jan-04
$155 million
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Cable & Wireless

Advised Cable & Wireless plc in connection with the Chapter 11 proceedings of its US subsidiary, Cable & Wireless America, including its sale to Savvis Communications for $155 million

19-Sep-03
$2.8 billion
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Loral Space and Communications Ltd.

Advised Loral with its Chapter 11 proceedings. Advised on the sale of its North American Fixed Satellite Services assets to Intelsat for $1.1 billion

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