Mergers & Acquisitions
Greenhill's M&A practice includes some of the most experienced professionals in the industry. Drawing on that experience, we are active across the full range of M&A advisory roles:
Leveraging our independence and lack of conflicts, we have a strong track record in sell side advisory roles. Acting for target companies, special board committees or selling shareholders, we can operate at the heart of any process, assist in negotiations and give impartial and objective advice about the merits of bids received.
We have a strong record of successful buy side advisory assignments in relation to public or private target companies and are able to advise interested buyers on attractive targets through our global network of relationships.
Greenhill is well qualified to assist clients on merger transactions given the long experience of its partners and professionals, an assurance of total discretion and a lack of conflicting interests. Greenhill has a number of sizeable mergers in its list of completed transactions both in the US and internationally.
Various advisory work that we undertake does not fit a conventional ‘transaction’ definition. Examples include our work advising the Australian National Rugby League Commission on the sale of television broadcast rights and work for the global partnership of Arthur Andersen in the immediate aftermath of the cases that followed the collapse of Enron. We believe that Greenhill’s independence, experience, expertise and discretion positions us well for special advisory assignments.
Greenhill’s network of international offices and our ‘single Firm’ operating model allow us to offer clients a seamless cross-border advisory service with a truly global perspective.
Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards (Brown-Forman)
Advising Brown-Forman, the largest American-owned spirits and wine company, on its sale of Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards to The Duckhorn Portfolio
Minerals and Royalties Interest
Advised a company on the sale of its minerals and royalties interests in the Appalachian Basin
Advised Crédit Agricole Assurances, France’s largest insurance Group, in relation to its long-term partnership agreement with Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. (TSX: INE) and the acquisition of a 30% minority stake in Innergex France, the French operating and development activities of Innergex Renewable Energy Inc, for an enterprise value of €715m (@ 100%).
FW Murphy Production Controls
Advising Genisys Controls LLC on the sale of FW Murphy Production Controls, an instrumentation company that provides advanced monitoring and protection solutions used in sophisticated process applications, to Dover Corporation, a diversified global manufacturer and solutions provider
Williams Industrial Services Group
Advised Williams Industrial Services Group, (NYSE: WLMS), a maintenance & construction services provider to the commercial nuclear power and heavy industry markets, on its Section 363 sale to EnergySolutions, a global provider of nuclear, energy and industrial services