The transactions highlighted below are representative of Greenhill engagements. In addition, the Firm has completed many engagements that were not publicly-disclosed.
Advised Reckitt Benckiser, a leading consumer goods manufacturer, on the acquisition of the global rights to the K-Y brand, a leader in intimate lubricants
Advised the Board of Directors of Safeway Inc., a leading food and drug retailer, on its acquisition by Albertsons
Advised Tesco plc, a listed FTSE 100 retailer, on its acquisition of a significant minority shareholding in Lazada, the leading online general merchandise retailer in South East Asia
Advised Japan Tobacco Inc in connection with the acquisition of a minority stake in Megapolis Distribution B.V., Russia’s leading tobacco distributor
Advised Tesco PLC on the formation of a joint venture with China Resources Enterprise, a Hong Kong listed, Chinese retailer, to create the leading multi-format retailer in China
Advised Tesco plc, a listed FTSE 100 retailer, on the sale of a substantive part of Fresh & Easy’s operating business to YFE Holdings, Inc, an affiliate of The Yucaipa Companies, LLC
Advised GlaxoSmithKline, the UK listed international pharmaceutical and consumer company, on the sale of its nutritional drinks brands Lucozade and Ribena to Suntory Beverage & Food Ltd
Advised Danone, a world leading food company, on its business and capital alliance with Yakult Honsha, the largest probiotic dairy product manufacturer in Japan
Advised Inchcape plc, the leading independent international automotive distributor and retailer, on the acquisition of Trivett Automotive Group, the leading luxury and premium automotive group in Australia
Advised SUPERVALU, a leading food retailer, on the sale of its New Albertsons, Inc. subsidiary to an investor group led by Cerberus Capital Management L.P. In addition to the sale, Greenhill also advised the Company on a simultaneous equity tender offer by Cerberus for up to a 30% stake in pro forma SUPERVALU
Advised Goodman Fielder, a leading Australian listed food company, on the sale of its New Zealand flour milling business, Champion Flour, to Nisshin Seifun Group Inc.
Advised The Toronto-Dominion Bank Group on its acquisition of Target Corporation’s REDcard credit card assets
Advised Woolworths Limited, Australia’s largest supermarket operator, on the sale of its Consumer Electronics retail chain, Dick Smith Electronics, to Anchorage Capital Partners
Advised Japan Industrial Partners, a leading private equity firm in Japan, on the acquisition of mobile phone retailing business from ITX, a mobile phones marketer and distributor in Japan
Provided fairness opinion to the Executive Management Board of WMF in connection with the voluntary public takeover offer by Finedining Capital GmbH, a holding company in the possession of funds managed by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P.
Advised the Pension Trustees of Howden Joinery Group plc in negotiating a revised schedule of deficit reduction payments, and with regards to their security position relative to the Company’s lenders
Advised Lion on the acquisition of Little World Beverages, Australia’s largest listed brewer and one of the country’s leading players in the Craft beer segment
Advised Armajaro Trading Limited, a global soft commodity trading house and supply chain manager, on raising mezzanine capital from the International Finance Corporation, a unit of the World Bank
Advised Robert Wiseman Dairies PLC, the UK’s largest processor of fresh milk, on a recommended offer from Unternehmensgruppe Theo Müller S.e.c.s.
Advised Super Retail Group on the acquisition of Rebel Group Limited, Australia’s largest retailer of sporting goods, for A$610 million and the associated A$334 million capital raising used to fund the acquisition
Advised Goodman Fielder Limited, an Australian consumer foods manufacturer and distributor, on its equity capital raising via a rights issue
Advised VF Corporation, a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel on its acquisition of The Timberland Company, a leading outdoor footwear and apparel company
Advised The Forzani Group Ltd., Canada's largest national retailer of brand-name and private-brand sporting goods, apparel and footwear, on its sale to Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited
Advised CHAMP Ventures on the sale of its portfolio company Retail Apparel Group, an Australian based men’s specialty apparel retailer, to Navis Capital, one of the largest regional private equity business in south-east Asia
Advised Findel plc, a UK listed multi-channel retailer, on the restructuring of its balance sheet comprising an equity capital raising and refinancing of its debt and pension obligations