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.
Aggregate Industries PLC
Advised Aggregate Industries PLC on the sale of the company to Holcim Ltd
Marine Service business Advised Deutz on the sale of its marine service business for medium and large size engines to Wärtsilä
/ Papers Business
Provided fairness opinion to the Board of Directors of MeadWestvaco Corporation on the sale of its Papers business and associated assets to Cerberus Capital Management, L.P
Archipelago Holdings Inc
Provided financial advisory services and a fairness opinion to Archipelago Holdings, Inc. in its definitive merger agreement with the NYSE to create the NYSE Group, Inc
Advised MCI in connection with its sale to Verizon Communications, Inc
US Airways Group
Advised America West Holdings in connection with its merger with US Airways Group. (+Transaction value represents enterprise value of combined entity, including capitalized operating leases of $4.8 billion)
Advised T&F Informa on the acquisition of IIR, a leading provider of performance improvement solutions and organiser of conferences and exhibitions. The acquisition is to be financed via a rights issue of c.$570m and a new debt facility
Scottish Radio Holdings plc
Advised UK radio and regional press company Scottish Radio Holdings plc on a recommended offer by EMAP plc
Rothschilds Continuation Holdings
held by Royal & Sun Alliance
Advised Royal & Sun Alliance on the sale of its 21.5% shareholding in Rothschilds Continuation Holdings AG to Jardine Strategic Holdings
Texas Genco LLC
Advised Texas Genco LLC on the sale of natural gas storage assets to Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP
Provided a fairness opinion to Inergy Holdings GP, LLC regarding the Stagecoach natural gas storage acquisition
Texas Genco LLC
Advised Texas Genco LLC on the sale of a fuel oil pipeline and associated storage assets to TEPPCO Partners LP
Advised TeleCity plc on the recommended offer by 3i and Oak Hill Capital
Advised Whirlpool Corporation, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of major home appliances, on its acquisition of Maytag Corporation
CP Ships Ltd
Advised TUI AG, Europe’s largest tourism company and a leading container shipping provider, on its acquisition of CP Ships Ltd., a leading Canadian container shipping company
Rentokil Initial plc
Advised leading European support services company Rentokil Initial on unsolicited approach from Raphoe Management Limited
(wholly owned by UBS Capital)
Advised UBS Capital on its sale of the Minit Group, the world's largest shoe repair and key cutting services chain, to CVC Capital Partners
Advised the special committee of 7-Eleven, Inc. in connection with its evaluation of an unsolicited tender offer commenced by Seven-Eleven Japan Co., Ltd
AEA Technology plc
Advised AEA Technology plc, a UK provider of Rail and Environmental services, on the sale of a portfolio of non-core businesses to Coller Capital. The sale formed part of a wider financial restructuring plan
(minority shareholding of the Maybach Family)
Advised the Maybach Family Shareholders on the sale of their shareholding in MTU Friedrichshafen, one of the leading global manufacturers of high speed diesel engines, to majority shareholder DaimlerChrysler AG
Drakkar Holdings SA (Adisseo Group)
Advised CVC Capital Partners on the divestiture of Adisseo via the sale of Drakkar Holdings SA to China National BlueStar, a subsidiary of state-owned diversified chemicals company China National Chemical Corporation. Adisseo is a leading player in the animal nutrition market
Allgemeine HypothekenBank Rheinboden AG
(49.9% stake owned by BHW Holdings AG) Advised BHW Holding AG, a retail financial services group, on the sale of its 49.9% stake in Allgemeine HypothekenBank Rheinboden AG, a leading German mortgage and Pfandbrief bank
BHW Holding AG
Advised BHW Holding AG, a retail financial services group, in connection with its sale to Deutsche Postbank AG, Germany’s largest retail bank
Advised Refco Inc. on the sale of substantially all of the assets of Refco's regulated commodities futures business to Man Financial
Akzo Nobel N.V.
(Ink and Adhesive Resins business) Advised Akzo Nobel N.V., a global leader in coatings, chemicals and healthcare on the sale of its Ink and Adhesive Resins business to Hexion Specialty Chemicals Inc
Initial Style Conferences
(the conferences business of Rentokil Initial plc)
Advised Rentokil Initial on the sale of its conferences division, Initial Style Conferences, to Alternative Hotel Group (a group of investors led by Richard Balfour-Lynn and other MWB directors acting in their private capacity partnering with Bank of Scotland)
International Catastrophe Managers, LLC (ICAT)
Advised Vulcan on its acquisition of a majority and controlling ownership interest of ICAT
Advised Ibbotson Associates on its sale to Morningstar Inc. for $83 million
TQ3 Travel Solutions
(divison of TUI AG)
Advised TUI AG on the sale of TQ3 Travel Solutions, a leading global provider of business travel services, to BCD Holdings N.V. The transaction value was not disclosed
Acadia Realty Trust
(selected assets) Advised GDC Properties on its acquisition of a 77.8% interest in a one million square foot Wilmington, Delaware shopping center portfolio previously held by institutional investors in Acadia Realty Trust Fund I
Advised THUS Group plc on the acquisition of Your Communications, an alternative business telecoms carrier, from United Utilities plc
(division of Ciba Specialty Chemicals AG)
Advised Ciba Specialty Chemicals AG on the sale of its global Textile Effects business
(a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kelda Group plc) Advised Kelda Group plc on the sale of Aquarion Company, one of the largest investor-owned water utilities in the US
Advised Bayer on its public offer for Schering, an international pharmaceuticals group based in Berlin, Germany
Aberdeen Journals Ltd
(wholly owned by Northcliffe Newspapers, the regional newspaper division of DMGT) Advised Daily Mail and General Trust’s regional newspaper division, Northcliffe Newspapers on its sale of Aberdeen Journals, publisher of the Aberdeen Press & Journal and Aberdeen Evening Express to DC Thomson, a leading Scottish publisher
Verizon Communications Inc.
Provided independent valuation services in connection with the acquisition by América Móvil and Telmex of a 100% stake in Verizon Dominicana, an approximate 52% stake in Telecomunicaciones de Puerto Rico and an approximate 28.5% stake in Compania Anónima Nacional Teléfonos de Venezuela
WH Smith PLC
Advised WH Smith PLC on the demerger of its Retail business
London Stock Exchange Group plc
Advised The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc., the largest electronic equity securities market in the United States, on the acquisition of a 25.1% stake in London Stock Exchange plc
Advised the Executive Board and Supervisory Board of Deutz AG, a leading global engine and power systems manufacturer, regarding the mandatory offer made by Same Deutz-Fahr, a leading international manufacturer of tractors, engines and agricultural machinery, for the outstanding shares of Deutz AG
Foster Yeoman Limited
Advised Aggregate Industries Limited on a recommended cash offer for Foster Yeoman Limited, a privately-held UK heavy building materials group
Topaz Power Partners
(portfolio of seven power plants)
Advised Topaz Power Partners (a joint venture of Sempra Energy and Carlyle / Riverstone) on the sale of a portfolio of seven power plants to an affiliate of Carlyle / Riverstone
Leader Price Polska Sp. z.o.o.
(a wholly-owned subsidiary of Groupe Casino)
Advised Tesco PLC on the acquisition of the Polish business of Leader Price, a convenience store retailer, from Groupe Casino, a French retailer
Reckson Associates Realty Corporation
Advised the independent directors of Reckson, a real estate investment trust specializing in properties located in New York City and the surrounding Tri-State area, on the sale of Reckson to SL Green
Study Group International
(a unit of Daily Mail & General Trust plc)
Advised Daily Mail & General Trust plc on the sale of Study Group International to CHAMP Private Equity and Petersen Investments
Republic Companies Group, Inc.
Advised Republic Companies Group, Inc., a regional provider of personal and commercial property and casualty insurance products
Emdeon Practice Services, Inc.
Advised The Sage Group plc, a leading international supplier of accounting and business management software solutions
Forest City Ratner
Advised Forest City Enterprises, Inc. on the restructuring of its business relationship with its New York City affiliate Forest City Ratner
MTS Allstream Media
Advised MTS Allstream Inc., a leading Canadian telecommunications company on the sale of its directories business
Paladin Brands Holding, Inc.
Advised Paladin Brands Holding, Inc., the largest independent manufacturer of attachments and tools used in heavy and light mobile construction equipment
LS Power Group
Advised Dynegy, Inc., a merchant power generator, on its acquisition of LS Power Group's power generation portfolio
Incisive Media plc
Advised the Independent Directors of Incisive Media plc, a B2B media publisher, on a recommended MBO approach backed by Apax
Tele2 AB’s fixed telephony and broadband business in France
Advised SFR S.A., the second largest mobile telecoms operator in France on the acquisition of the French fixed telephony and broadband business of Tele2 AB
Advised Visa USA in its announced plans to merge with Visa Canada and Visa International to form Visa Inc., a new public global corporation
Kos Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Advised Kos Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical provider of cardiovascular and respiratory drugs, on its sale to Abbott Laboratories
John Laing plc
Advised John Laing plc, the leading UK infrastructure investor and developer, on a recommended cash offer
Advised Gilde Buy Out Partners on the sale of CABB, a leading producer of monochloroacetic acid and related specialty intermediates, to AXA Private Equity
Gallaher Group plc
Advised Gallaher Group plc, the world’s fifth largest tobacco company, on a recommended cash offer from Japan Tobacco Inc
Advised InBev SA, the world's largest brewery, on the sale of German regional brewery Dinkelacker-Schwaben Bräu KG
Brion Technologies, Inc.
Advised ASML Holding N.V., a leading provider of lithography systems for the semiconductor industry, on its acquisition of Brion Technologies, Inc.
Advised Aton Capital Group, the independent Russian investment bank, on the sale of its Institutional Business to Bank Austria Creditanstalt (part of the UniCredit Group)
Raytheon Aircraft Company
Provided advisory services and fairness opinion to the board of directors of Raytheon Company, a market leader in the aerospace and defense industry, on the sale of its Raytheon Aircraft division, which offers aircrafts and services and the renowned Hawker and Beechcraft brand names
The 401(K) Company (a subsidiary of Nationwide Financial)
Advised The Charles Schwab Corporation on its acquisition of The 401(K) Company from Nationwide Financial. The 401(K) Company is a leading provider of defined contribution retirement administration services
Cardinal Health, Inc., Pharmaceutical Technologies and Services division
Provided fairness opinion to the board of directors of Cardinal Health, Inc., a global company serving the health-care industry, on the sale of its Pharmaceutical Technologies and Services business, which provides outsourced services and proprietary technologies to the global pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries
Eggborough CTA Bonds
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
The ServiceMaster Company
Provided fairness opinion to the Board of Directors of The ServiceMaster Company, a diversified consumer services business whose brands include Terminix, TruGreen and American Home Shield, in connection with its sale to private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice
Acted as sole financial advisor to Maher Terminals in negotiating its sale to RREEF Infrastructure, part of Deutsche Bank’s alternative asset management business. Maher Terminals currently operates the largest independent multi-user container terminal in the United States and is constructing a terminal in Prince Rupert, Canada, expected to be a leading gateway on the western seaboard
Advised Premier Farnell plc, a global distributor of electronic components and industrial products, on the sale of its UK industrial tools distribution division
Wolters Kluwer Education
Advised Bridgepoint Capital Limited on its acquisition of Wolters Kluwer Education, the pan-European educational publishing division of quoted Dutch-based information services and publishing company Wolters Kluwer NV
Initial Electronic Security Group
(the electronic security division of Rentokil Initial plc)
Advised Rentokil Initial on the sale of its electronic security division to United Technologies Corp.
Alliance Boots plc
Advised Alliance Boots plc, the leading international pharmacy-led health and beauty group, on a proposal regarding an offer for the company from a consortium comprising of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. Ltd. and Stefano Pessina
Advised the Transaction Committee of the Board of Directors of SLM Corporation, commonly known as Sallie Mae, on the sale to a consortium consisting of J.C. Flowers, Friedman Fleischer & Lowe, Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase
Trans Mountain Pipeline System
Advised Independent Committee of the Board of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners on the acquisition of Trans Mountain Pipeline System, an ~800 mile pipeline which transports crude oil and refined products from Alberta to British Columbia and Washington State
Acted as lead financial advisor to SSAB Svenskt Stål AB on its acquisition of IPSCO Inc., a leading Canadian producer of energy tubulars and steel plate in North America with an annual steel making capacity of 4.3 million tons
Acted as financial adviser to Informa plc on its recommended acquisition of Datamonitor plc, a leading global provider of market intelligence
EMI Group plc
Acted as lead financial advisor to global music industry player EMI Group plc, on a recommended cash offer from Maltby Limited, a company formed at the direction of Terra Firma
Crescent Real Estate Equities Company
Advised Crescent Real Estate Equities Company, a REIT holding a diversified portfolio of office properties, hotels and resorts and luxury residential developments on its sale to Morgan Stanley Real Estate
ABN AMRO Holding NV
Advised Fortis on an offer by Fortis, RBS and Santander for ABN AMRO
Acted as sole financial adviser to Ceridian Corporation, an information services provider to the human resource, transportation and retail markets, on its sale to Thomas H. Lee Partners and Fidelity National Financial
Slough Estates USA (subsidiary of Slough Estates plc)
Provided oversight of the process and an informal second opinion to the senior management of Slough Estates plc
Dobbies Garden Centres plc
Acted as financial adviser to Tesco plc on its recommended acquisition of Dobbies Garden Centres plc, one of the UK's largest garden centre retailers
Jane’s Information Group
Advised The Woodbridge Company Limited, the holding company for the Thomson family’s investments, on the sale of Jane’s Information Group, a world-leading provider of information and analysis on global defence and security, to IHS Inc.
Energy East Corporation
Advised Energy East Corporation, a super-regional electric and gas utility with nearly 3 million regulated customers in the northeast US, on its sale to Iberdrola SA
Advised the Board of BCE on a review of a range of strategic alternatives that culminated in an agreement to sell to a consortium consisting of Teacher's Private Capital, Providence Equity Partners and Madison Dearborn Partners for $52.0 billion that was ultimately terminated
ALM Media Group Holdings, Inc.
Advised Incisive Media, a portfolio company of Apax Partners, on the acquisition of ALM Media, a leading integrated media company focused on the legal and real estate sectors and the largest provider of B2B information to the US legal market
Applebee’s International, Inc.
Sole advisor to IHOP Corp., the fastest growing family dining concept in the US, on its acquisition of Applebee's
DEUTZ Power Systems
Sole advisor to DEUTZ AG on the divestiture of its division DEUTZ Power Systems, a leading manufacturer of gas fired engines for decentralized power generation
Central Lewmar LLC
Advised Central Lewmar, a leading distributor of paper and packaging in the United States, on its sale to International Paper’s xpedx distribution business
Schenck Process Holding GmbH
Advised HgCapital on the sale of Schenck Process, one of the global market leading providers of industrial weighing, feeding, screening and automation equipment and solutions
Nikko Cordial Corporation
Advised Nikko Cordial, one of Japan’s largest securities firms, on its share exchange with Citigroup Inc., which resulted in Citigroup’s acquisition of the remaining 32% of Nikko Cordial that it did not already own
Advised Foseco plc, a provider of consumables to the Foundry and Steel industries, on a recommended cash offer from Cookson Group plc
American Financial Realty Trust
Advised American Financial Realty Trust, a real estate investment trust that acquires properties from and leases properties to regulated financial institutions, on its sale to Gramercy Capital Corp., a commercial real estate specialty finance company
Philadelphia Stock Exchange, Inc.
Advised Philadelphia Stock Exchange, Inc, the third largest options market in the U.S. and the nation's oldest stock exchange, on its sale to the NASDAQ Stock Market, Inc.
Oakland Mall LLC
Advised the Kogan Family on the sale of Oakland Mall, a regional shopping mall in Troy, Michigan anchored by JC Penney, Sears and Macy's
Kelda Group plc
Advised Kelda Group plc, a leading provider of water and waste water services in the UK, on a recommended cash offer from a consortium of international infrastructure investors
Global Solutions Limited
Advised G4S plc on the acquisition of Global Solutions Limited, an international leader in the provision of critical primary and support services for governments, companies and public authorities. GSL is a pioneer of outsourced justice services on three continents
E. Brost & J. Funke GmbH & Co. KG (BFK KG) and its 25% stake in Otto Group
Advised the shareholders of BFK KG, comprising the families who also own German publisher WAZ Media Group, on the sale of their 25% holding in German retailing and services group Otto to the Otto family, which thereby regained full ownership of the business
Ventana Medical Systems, Inc.
Advised Roche Holding Ltd., a world-leading provider of healthcare pharmaceuticals and diagnostics, on its acquisition of Ventana Medical Systems, Inc., a U.S. based provider of histopathology diagnostic equipment
Advised Hancock Timber Resource Group, the largest global timber investment management organization, on its acquisition of TimberStar Southwest, which owns and manages 900,000 acres of timberlands located in Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas
ArmorGroup International plc
Advised G4S plc on its public offer for ArmorGroup International plc, a leading provider of defensive and protective security services to national governments, multinational corporations and international peace and security organisations operating in hostile environments
Advised Delta Air Lines in connection with its merger with Northwest Airlines (+Transaction value represents enterprise value of combined entity)
Clayton Holdings, Inc.
Advised Greenfield Partners on its acquisition of Clayton Holdings, a leading due diligence and surveillance provider
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
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
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
THUS Group plc
Advised THUS Group plc, a fixed line business telecommunications provider, on a cash offer from Cable & Wireless plc
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
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 TransAlta Corporation, a power generation and wholesale marketing company, on an unsolicited offer from LS Power Equity Partners / Global Infrastructure Partners
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 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
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 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
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)
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
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
Rohm & Haas Company
Advised The Dow Chemical Company during its negotiations pertaining to the Rohm & Haas settlement resolution
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
IPC Holdings, Ltd.
Advised Validus Holdings, Ltd., a leading Bermuda-based reinsurer, on its offer to acquire IPC Holdings, Ltd.
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
Close Brothers Corporate Finance Holdings Ltd.
Advised Close Brothers Group plc, an independent financial services group, on the sale of its corporate finance subsidiary to Daiwa Securities SMBC Europe Ltd.
Shanks Group plc
Acted as Financial Adviser and Sponsor to Shanks Group plc, a leading European waste management group, on its rights issue
Tristone Capital Global Inc.
Advised Tristone Capital Global Inc., an independent advisory firm focused on the global energy sector, on its sale to Macquarie Group
EPCOR Power L.P.
Advised the Independent Committee of the Board of Directors of EPCOR Power L.P., an Alberta-based power trust, on approval of the transfer of its GP interest and 30.6% LP interest from EPCOR Utilities to a newly formed company, Capital Power Corporation
Monogram Biosciences, Inc.
Advised LabCorp on the acquisition of Monogram Biosciences, a molecular diagnostics company focused on guiding and improving the treatment of serious infectious diseases and cancer
Alcan Packaging’s Food Americas business (business unit of Rio Tinto plc)
Advised Bemis Company, Inc., a global supplier of flexible packaging and pressure sensitive materials, on its acquisition of Alcan Packaging’s Food Americas business
PARIS RE Holdings Ltd.
Advised PartnerRe Ltd., a leading global reinsurer, providing multi-line reinsurance to insurance companies, on its acquisition of PARIS RE Holdings Ltd., a French-listed, Swiss-based diversified reinsurer
Acted as Financial Adviser and Joint Sponsor to Rexam plc, a leading global consumer packaging group, on its rights issue
Advised Dynegy, Inc., a merchant power generator, on its sale of 9 power plants to LS Power Equity Partners in exchange for cash and Dynegy shares
Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, Inc.
Advised the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Barnes & Noble, Inc., the world’s largest bookseller, on its acquisition of Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, Inc.
Advised the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of NYFIX, Inc., a provider of electronic trading solutions, on its sale to NYSE Euronext
BJ Services Company
Advised BJ Services Company, a leading pressure pumping company, on its merger with Baker Hughes Incorporated, a global oilfield services company
Advised United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority Non Departmental Public Body, arm of the UK Government, on the sale of UKAEA Limited, its commercial nuclear decommissioning services business, to Babcock International Group plc
Advised Emerson Electric Co., a diversified global technology and industrial company, on its acquisition of Avocent Corporation, a manufacturer of software and hardware products
Advised ICT Group on its merger with Sykes Enterprises, both leading global providers of outsourced customer contact management solutions and services
Acted as Joint Financial Adviser to Ladbrokes plc, a leading UK based betting and gaming company, on its rights issue
Enzon Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Advised Enzon Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company on the sale of its specialty pharmaceutical business to Sigma-Tau, an Italian pharmaceutical company
Verivox Holding Limited
Advised the shareholders of Verivox Holdings Limited, comprising Independent News & Media plc and the founders and joint CEOs of Verivox, on the sale of 51% in Verivox, Germany’s leading price comparison website for energy and telecommunications services, to Oakley Capital Private Equity
Prudential Financial, Inc.
Advised Wells Fargo on the acquisition of Prudential Financial’s noncontrolling interest in their retail brokerage Joint Venture
Mining Division of Terex Corp.
Advised Bucyrus International, Inc., a global mining equipment manufacturer, on the acquisition of the mining division of Terex Corp., a diversified equipment company
Advised Minerva plc, a UK real estate development company, on its successful defence following an unsolicited offer from KiFin Limited, a company that makes investments for the benefit of Mr Nathan Kirsh
Advised the Norwegian Government on strategic and financial matters in relation to a refinancing including a conditional capital injection in SAS, the leading airline group in Northern Europe
Heartscape Technologies, Inc.
Advised Heartscape Technologies, a medical device company on its sale of substantially all its assets to Roper Industries, a diversified growth company
Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc.
Advised the Affiliated Transaction Committee of Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. on the sale of its North American bottling operations to The Coca-Cola Company and on its concurrent acquisition of The Coca-Cola Company’s bottling operations in the Nordic region
Puerta Mexico Transportation Facility
Advised Ports America, Inc., a portfolio company of Highstar Capital, on its sale of Puerta Mexico, a state-of-the-art customs-clearing intermodal transportation facility located in the Mexico City market
Camelot Group plc
Advised the shareholders of Camelot – Cadbury, De La Rue, Fujitsu, Royal Mail and Thales – on the sale of their shareholdings in Camelot, the operator of the UK National Lottery, to Ontario Teachers’ Pensions Plan
Advised the Independent Committee of eAccess Ltd., Japan's largest DSL wholesaler, on its business combination through a share exchange with EMOBILE, Ltd., the leading mobile data communications provider in Japan
Advised Primerica Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Citigroup Inc., on a series of transactions, including the concurrent sale of a minority stake to Warburg Pincus and initial public offering
Lihir Gold Limited
Advised Lihir Gold Limited, a leading global gold company with operations in Papua New Guinea, Australian and West Africa on an unsolicited takeover proposal from Newcrest Mining Ltd, an international gold company with gold and copper operations
Advised Medegen, Inc., a medical device company that develops, manufactures and markets clinically superior disposable intravenous therapy products on its sale to CareFusion, a global medical devices company
Bank of America Corporation
Advised AXA Private Equity, a leading European diversified private equity firm, on the acquisition of a portfolio of limited partnership interests in private equity funds from Bank of America
Chloride Group plc
Advised Emerson Electric Co., a diversified global technology and industrial company, on its acquisition of Chloride Group plc, a manufacturer of uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems
Advised Experian plc, the FTSE100 global information services company, on the sale of certain UK database marketing activities into a newly formed joint venture with British Sky Broadcasting Group PLC
Sterling Commerce, Inc. (an AT&T Inc. company)
Advised AT&T Inc., a premier communications holding company, on its sale of Sterling Commerce, Inc., an enterprise software and services provider, to IBM Corporation, a global IT products and services provider
AT&T Japan (an AT&T Inc. company)
Advised AT&T Inc., a premier communications holding company, on its sale of the domestic network outsourcing business of AT&T Japan, its Japanese enterprise unit, to Internet Initiative Japan, one of Japan's leading Internet-access and comprehensive network solutions providers
Advised HgCapital, a leading European private equity investor, on its acquisition of Manx Telecom, the Isle of Man's main telecommunications and internet provider and a subsidiary of Telefónica S.A.
Bemis Company, Inc. (certain of its recently acquired packaging assets)
Advised Bemis Company, Inc. on the sale of certain of its recently acquired flexible packaging assets as required by the U.S. Department of Justice as a condition to the closing of its $1.2 billion acquisition of the Alcan Packaging Food Americas business (business unit of Rio Tinto plc)
Advised USEN Corporation, a diversified media company, on the sale of Intelligence Ltd., its 100% owned human resources staffing subsidiary
Scott Wilson Group plc
Advised Scott Wilson Group plc, a LSE listed global integrated design and engineering consultancy, on its sale to URS Corporation, a global provider of engineering, construction and technical services
Advised Media Monitors, the leading media intelligence company in Asia-Pacific, on its sale to Quadrant Private Equity
Advised Viridian, one of the leading electricity companies in the all Ireland market, on the sale of NIE, its regulated electricity transmission and distribution businesses in Northern Ireland, to ESB, the state owned vertically integrated utility in Republic of Ireland
Breast Care Business of Ethicon-Endo Surgery
Advised GTCR and Devicor Medical Products, Inc., a portfolio company of GTCR, on the acquisition of the Breast Care Business of Ethicon-Endo Surgery
Mitchell Communication Group Limited
Advised Aegis Group plc on its acquisition of Mitchell Communication Group Limited, Australia’s leading independent media buyer
Private Label Credit Card Business
Advised Kohl’s Corporation on a strategic alliance relating to its private label credit card business with Capital One Financial Corporation
Advised Emerson Electric Co., a diversified global manufacturing and technology company, on its carve-out and sale of LANDesk Software, a provider of systems, security and IT service management software, to Thoma Bravo
Windward Investment Management
Advised The Charles Schwab Corporation on its acquisition of Windward Investment Management, an investment advisory firm
KemFine UK Ltd
Advised KemFine Group Oy, a 3i portfolio company, on the sale of its UK-based fine chemicals business, KemFine UK Ltd, to AURELIUS AG
Taro Pharmaceutical Industries
Advised Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., the largest Indian pharmaceutical company by market capitalization, on its acquisition of a majority interest in Israeli based Taro Pharmaceutical Industries, a multinational generics pharmaceutical company
Advised Aevum Limited, an ASX listed owner, operator and developer of retirement villages and aged care facilities on its response to a hostile takeover offer from Stockland Ltd, a global property development and investment management group
Intec Telecom Systems plc
Advised CSG Systems, a leading provider of customer management and billing solutions in North America, on its acquisition of Intec Telecom Systems plc, a global provider of BSS solutions
Stroz Friedberg LLC
Advised Stroz Friedberg LLC, a leading global consulting firm for managing digital risk and uncovering digital evidence, on the sale of a 49.9% interest to New Mountain Capital
Advised EarthLink, a provider of IP services to consumers and businesses on its acquisition of ITC^DeltaCom, a leading provider of telecommunications and technology services to businesses and other communications companies
Advised Elders, a diversified agricultural company on the sale of its 40% stake in Rural Bank to Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, an Australian diversified financial services company
J. Malucelli Participacao em Seguros E Resseguros S.A
Advised Travelers, the largest listed property and casualty insurance company in the U.S., on the acquisition of a ~43% stake in J. Malucelli Participacao em Seguros E Resseguros, the leading surety insurance company in Brazil, through the issue of new common shares (with an option to increase to 49.9% within 18 months)
Money Controls (subsidiary of Coin Acceptors, Inc.)
Advised Coin Acceptors, Inc. (“CoinCo”), a privately-owned US-based manufacturer of payment solutions for the automated point-of-sale industry, on the sale of its UK-based Money Controls subsidiary to Crane Co., a diversified manufacturer of highly engineered industrial products
Advised CHAMP Private Equity on the sale of Healthcare Australia, a leading provider of nursing agency staff to public and private health institutions in Australia, to Healthcare Locums, a healthcare recruitment agency based in the UK
Clyde Process Solutions plc
Advised S-Process Equipment International S.à r.l. (“Schenck Process”), a global leader in bulk material handling, providing applications incorporating weighing, feeding, screening and automation solutions, on its acquisition of Clyde Process Solutions plc, a global provider of pneumatic conveying and air filtration solutions for process industries
Planar Solutions, LLC
Advised Wacker Chemie AG on the sale of Wacker Chemical Corporation’s 50% equity stake in Planar Solutions LLC, a dedicated CMP slurry manufacturer, to its JV partner, FUJIFILM Corporation
IAC / InterActiveCorp.
Advised the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of IAC, a leading Internet company, on the repurchase of all IAC shares owned by Liberty Media in exchange for a combination of cash and two operating businesses, Evite and Gifts.com
Advised Aetna Inc. on its acquisition of Medicity, Inc., a leading provider of technology solutions to enable the secure access and exchange of healthcare information
Maxinutrition Group Holdings Limited
Advised GlaxoSmithKline Plc, the UK listed international pharmaceutical and consumer company, on its acquisition of Maxinutrition Group Holdings Limited, a UK based sports nutrition business, from Darwin Private Equity
Electrical Products Division of A. O. Smith Corporation
Advised A. O. Smith Corporation on the sale of its Electrical Products Company, a manufacturer of a comprehensive line of electric motors, to Regal Beloit Corporation, a leading manufacturer of electrical and mechanical motion control products
FirstRand STI Holdings Limited
Advised FirstRand Limited, one of the largest financial services groups in Africa, on the sale of its 45% stake in FirstRand STI Holdings Limited (OUTsurance), South Africa’s leading direct personal lines insurer, to RMB Holdings Limited
Advised the Independent Director Committee of Alcon, Inc., an ophthalmic pharmaceutical company, on the sale of Alcon’s outstanding publicly held interest to Novartis AG, a global pharmaceutical company
Advised Dynegy Inc., an independent power producer, on its sale to Icahn Enterprises LP in an all-cash transaction
One Communications Corp.
Advised EarthLink, a provider of IP services to consumers and businesses, on its acquisition of One Communications, an integrated telecommunications solutions provider
Tegel Foods Limited
Advised Pacific Equity Partners and ANZ, the shareholders of Tegel Foods (Tegel), on the sale of Tegel, New Zealand’s preeminent producer of poultry products, to Affinity Equity Partners
TOWER Australia Group Limited
Advised TOWER Australia Group Limited, the largest mono-line life insurance company in Australia, in relation to the offer from The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Limited to acquire all of the shares in TOWER that it does not already own by way of a scheme of arrangement
telerob Holding GmbH
Advised the shareholders of telerob Holding GmbH, a German-based market leader in the development and manufacture of advanced bomb disposal robots and integrated threat response vehicles, on the sale of the Company to Cobham plc, the UK-based, internationally operating aerospace, defence and security technology group
Wesco Financial Corporation
Advised the Special Committee of Wesco Financial Corporation in connection with Berkshire Hathaway Inc.'s proposal to acquire the remaining 19.9% of the shares of Wesco’s common stock that it does not presently own
Advised Suncorp, on the sale of its investment management business, Tyndall Investments, in Australia and New Zealand to Nikko Asset Management, a leading Asian mutual funds management company
Advised CHAMP Ventures on the sale of its portfolio company TSmarine, a provider of subsea services to the offshore oil and gas industry, to Fugro, among the world's leading service providers for the collection and interpretation of data relating to the earth's surface and sub-surface and for associated services
Troika Dialog Group Limited
Advised TD Advisors Limited, a major shareholder of Troika Dialog Group, Russia’s leading investment bank, on the sale of their stake as part of the acquisition of Troika Dialog Group by Sberbank, the largest commercial bank in Russia
Close Brothers Cayman Limited
Advised Close Brothers plc, an independent financial services group, on the sale of its Cayman based offshore business to Intertrust Group Holdings SA
HSBC Afore (subsidiary of HSBC Holdings Plc)
Advised Principal Financial Group, Inc., a leading asset accumulation, asset management and retirement services franchise in the United States and abroad on its acquisition of HSBC Afore, HSBC’s pension business in Mexico
Retail Apparel Group
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
Aker Solutions (Aker Holding)
Advised the Norwegian Government on strategic and financial matters in relation to its investment in Aker Holding, the largest shareholder of Aker Solutions during the demerger of the company’s EPC activities
The Forzani Group Ltd.
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
Territory Resources Limited
Advised Exxaro Resources, a diversified South African-based mining company, on its proposed acquisition of Territory Resources, an Australian-based iron producer
Centrebet International Limited
Advised Centrebet International, a leading International online wagering and gaming operator on the recommended cash offer by Sportingbet plc
Citigroup (selected private equity assets)
Advised AXA Private Equity, a leading European diversified private equity firm, on its acquisition of a $1.7 billion portfolio of limited partnership interests in private equity buyout funds and a portfolio of direct stakes in companies from Citigroup
The Timberland Corporation
Advised VF Corporation, a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel on its acquisition of The Timberland Company, a leading outdoor footwear and apparel company
Imperial Palace Casino Resort and Spa
Advised Boyd Gaming Corporation, a leading gaming operator in Nevada, the Midwest and South, on the acquisition of Imperial Palace Casino Resort and Spa in Biloxi, Mississippi
Capital Power Income L.P.
Advised Capital Power Income L.P., a Canadian power trust with a portfolio of 20 power generation assets located in Canada and the United States (total net generating capacity of 1,400 MW), on its sale to Atlantic Power Corporation
KemFine Group Oy
Advised 3i on the disposal of KemFine Group Oy, a leading custom manufacturer of fine chemicals, to CABB AG
Diabetes-related patent estate and royalty stream of Astellas Pharma subsidiary, Prosidion
Advised Royalty Pharma, a leading acquiror of biopharmaceutical royalty interests, on the acquisition of the DPP-IV patent estate and associated royalty stream of Astellas Pharma subsidiary, Prosidion
Advised Minerva plc, a property investment and development company, on a recommended offer from a consortium consisting of AREA Property Partners and Delancey Real Estate Asset Management
Edge Oilfield Services
Advised Key Energy Services, the largest onshore, rig-based well servicing contractor, on its acquisition of Edge Oilfield Services, a provider of onshore oilfield rental equipment
Advised A. O. Smith Corporation, a leading manufacturer of water heating equipment, water treatment products and water system tanks, on the acquisition of Lochinvar Corporation, a private manufacturer and distributor of high efficiency boilers
The Synovate Group
Advised Aegis Group plc on the sale of The Synovate Group, a leading global provider of custom market research, to Ipsos S.A.
Coal and Allied Industries Limited
Advised Coal and Allied Industries Limited, an Australian based coal mining company, in relation to an acquisition proposal from Rio Tinto Limited and Mitsubishi Corporation to acquire all the outstanding shares in the company not already held by Rio Tinto and Mitsubishi
Grupo Aeromexico S.A. de C.V
Advised Delta Air Lines, Inc. in connection with its strategic minority investment in Grupo Aeromexico S.A. de C.V
Complete Production Services
Advised Superior Energy Services on its acquisition of Complete Production Services, a leading provider of oilfield services in North America
Rebel Group Limited
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
PGM Holdings K.K. (majority owned by Lone Star Funds)
Advised Heiwa Corporation, a leading provider of pachinko amusement machines, on the tender offer to acquire 80.5% of PGM Holdings K.K., one of the largest golf club owners and operators in Japan, including 64.2% Lone Star Funds’ holding
American Dental Partners, Inc.
Advised American Dental Partners, Inc. (NASD: ADPI), one of the nation’s leading business partners to dental group practices, on its sale to JLL Partners, a leading private equity firm
Advised MSF Sugar, Australia’s third largest producer and second largest exporter of sugar, on an acquisition proposal from Mitr Phol Sugar Corp. of Thailand at an offer value of ~31% premium to previous close
MeadWestvaco’s Consumer & Office Products Division
Provided fairness opinion to the Board of Directors of MeadWestvaco Corporation on the spin-off and subsequent merger of its Consumer & Office Products Division with ACCO Brands Corporation
Advised Virgin Money, a financial services provider, on the acquisition of Northern Rock, a UK retail mortgage and savings bank, from UK Financial Investments Ltd, which manages the UK Government’s investments in financial institutions
Advised Archer Capital and Ironbridge Capital on the sale of iNova Pharmaceuticals, a leading pharmaceuticals company that sells and distributes a range of prescription and over-the-counter products in Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Southern Africa, to Valeant Pharmaceuticals
ISTA Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Advised ISTA Pharmaceuticals, an ophthalmic pharmaceutical company, on its defense against an unsolicited offer from Valeant Pharmaceuticals and on its review of strategic alternatives
Advised Det Norske Veritas, a global provider of services for managing risk, on its acquisition of a 74.3% stake in KEMA, a leading provider of energy consulting and testing & certification services
Advantage Resourcing America, Inc. & Advantage Resourcing Europe B.V.
Advised Recruit Co. Ltd, a leading staffing and publishing company in Japan, on the acquisition of all outstanding shares of Advantage Resourcing America, Inc. & Advantage Resourcing Europe B.V, wholly owned by investment vehicles affiliated with Cerberus Capital Management L.P.
Robert Wiseman Dairies PLC
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.
Solar PV power plant in Italy
Advised Antin Infrastructure Partners on the acquisition of a c.20MW solar PV power plant in Italy
Minority stake in Stadler Rail
Advised Capvis, one of the leading buyout firms in Switzerland and one of the main mid-market private equity firms in German-speaking Europe, on the staged exit from of its 20% minority stake in Stadler Rail, by selling to Peter Spuhler, CEO and majority shareholder in Stadler Rail
Advised Catalyst Investment Managers on the sale of its portfolio company Aperio Group, Australasia’s leading manufacturer of flexible packaging products, to Amcor Limited, a global leader in packaging solutions
ISTA Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Advised ISTA Pharmaceuticals, an ophthalmic pharmaceutical company, on its sale to Bausch + Lomb, Inc., a global ophthalmic products company
Flow Control Business of Tyco International Ltd.
Provided fairness opinion to the Board of Directors of Pentair, Inc. in connection with its all-stock merger with Tyco Flow Control, a division of Tyco International Ltd. (+Transaction value represents enterprise value of combined entity)
Retail Propane Operations of Inergy, L.P.
Advised Inergy, L.P., a master limited partnership with propane and midstream natural gas operations, on the sale of its retail propane operations to Suburban Propane Partners, L.P., a national propane retailer
Merlin Securities LLC
Advised Merlin Securities LLC, a leading prime brokerage company in the U.S., on its sale to Wells Fargo
Peninsula Gaming, LLC
Advised Boyd Gaming Corporation, a leading gaming operator in Nevada, the Midwest and South, on the acquisition of Peninsula Gaming, a casino operator of five properties in Kansas, Iowa and Louisiana
Advised Informa plc on the sale of its subsidiary, Robbins-Gioia Inc., to a group of private investors
Polar Ware Company
Advised Polar Ware Company, a food equipment company with a broad product portfolio including soft-serve ice cream and frozen yogurt machines and food serving equipment and smallwares, on its sale to The Vollrath Company, a manufacturer of foodservice products
Little World Beverages
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
WMF Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik AG
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.
ASML Holding NV (minority stake)
Advised the Supervisory Board of ASML on the establishment of a Customer Co-Investment Program including the issue of 23% equity stake and $1.7 billion of R&D funding
Aegis Group plc
Advised Aegis Group plc, a leading global media and digital communications agency, on its sale to Dentsu Inc., the leading advertising group in Asia
Timberland Assets of Forest Capital Partners, LLC
Advised Hancock Timber Resources Group, the largest Timber Investment Management Organization globally and a subsidiary of Hancock Natural Resource Group, Inc., and Molpus Woodlands Group on the acquisition of 1.9 million acres of timberlands from Forest Capital Partners, LLC
Alpine Access, Inc.
Advised SYKES Enterprises, a leading global provider of outsourced customer contact management solutions and services, on its acquisition of Alpine Access, a leader in at-Home customer contact management solutions and services
Tennessee Gas Pipeline and 50% of El Paso Natural Gas
Advised the Independent Directors of the Board of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners on the acquisition of Tennessee Gas Pipeline, a ~14,000 mile natural gas pipeline system connecting Texas, Louisiana, and the Gulf of Mexico with the northeastern U.S., and 50% of El Paso Natural Gas, a ~10,000 mile natural gas pipeline system connecting the Permian Basin in Texas / New Mexico with key consumer markets in Arizona, California and Mexico
Coventry Health Care Inc.
Advised Coventry Health Care Inc., a diversified managed health care company that offers a full portfolio of managed care products serving the commercial group and individual, Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D and Medicaid markets, on its acquisition by Aetna
Broadcast Rights for the National Rugby League
Advised the Australian Rugby League Commission on the sale of the Australian television broadcasting rights for the National Rugby League to Nine, a leading Free to Air broadcaster and Fox Sports, Australia’s largest pay TV broadcaster (partially owned by News Limited)
ITX (Mobile Phone Retailing Business)
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
Advised Deltek, Inc., the leading global provider of enterprise software and information solutions for professional services firms and government contractors, on its acquisition by Thoma Bravo, LLC
Goodman Fielder’s Australian and New Zealand edible fats and oils business (Integro)
Advised Goodman Fielder, Australia’s leading listed food company, on the divestment of its Australian and New Zealand edible fats and oils business to a joint venture between Graincorp, an ASX listed international agribusiness company, and Gardner Smith
Performance Coatings division of E. I. DuPont de Nemours and Company
Advised E. I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company, a global diversified chemicals company, on the sale of its Performance Coatings division to an affiliate of The Carlyle Group, a leading private equity firm
DMG Radio Australia, a subsidiary of Daily Mail and Guardian Trust Plc
Advised Daily Mail and Guardian Trust plc (DMGT), on the sale of its remaining 50% interest in its Radio business in Australia to Illyria Pty, a private investment company of Lachlan Murdoch. The Radio operations comprise two national music networks in Australia
The Hartford’s Retirement Plans Group
Advised The Hartford, a leading provider of insurance and wealth management services, on the divestiture of its Retirement Plans Group to Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, a leading mutual life insurance company
Ramtron International Corporation
Advised Cypress Semiconductor Corporation, a leading provider of mixed-signal and programmable solutions worldwide, on its unsolicited acquisition of Ramtron International Corporation, a leading provider of ferroelectric random access memory (F-RAM) devices
Advised Norwest Equity Partners on the sale of its portfolio company Becker Underwood, a global leader in the development and commercialization of yield-improving seed-applied biological products for the Agricultural market, to BASF, the world’s largest chemical company
Dick Smith Electronics, a subsidiary of Woolworths Limited
Advised Woolworths Limited, Australia’s largest supermarket operator, on the sale of its Consumer Electronics retail chain, Dick Smith Electronics, to Anchorage Capital Partners
The Hartford’s Individual Life Insurance Business
Advised The Hartford, a leading provider of insurance and wealth management services, on the divestiture of its Individual Life Insurance Business to Prudential Financial, Inc.
Alesco Corporation Limited
Advised Alesco, a supplier of building products into the Australian and New Zealand markets, on the unsolicited takeover offer from DuluxGroup, a manufacturer and supplier of paints and other surface coatings, and home improvement and garden care products
Advised the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Guardian Industries, one of the world’s leading glass manufacturers, in connection with its recapitalization and sale of a minority stake to Koch Industries
Phaidon Press Limited
Advised Phaidon Press Limited (“Phaidon”) and its owner, Richard Schlagman, on the sale of the company to the family of Leon Black. Founded in 1923, Phaidon is a leading branded publishing and media company focused on the visual arts, culture and lifestyle sectors
Advised ASML Holding NV, a leading provider of lithography systems for the semiconductor industry, on its acquisition of Cymer, Inc., a leading supplier of lithography light sources used by chipmakers to manufacture advanced semiconductor devices
Target Corporation’s REDcard credit card assets
Advised The Toronto-Dominion Bank Group on its acquisition of Target Corporation’s REDcard credit card assets
Investments of AP Alternative Assets, L.P.
Advised the Special Committee of the Conflicts Committee of the Board of Directors of Athene Holding Ltd. in connection with the purchase of non-cash investment assets of AP Alternative Assets L.P.
Advised RedPrairie on the acquisition of JDA Software, a leading provider of supply chain management software
SKY Network Television Limited
Advised Todd Corporation, a major New Zealand family office, on the divestment of its 11.1% holding in SKY Network Television Limited, New Zealand’s leading provider of pay television services
Aurelian Oil & Gas PLC
Advised Aurelian Oil & Gas, an AIM-listed E&P company primarily focused on natural gas exploration in Central Europe, on its recommended merger with AIM-listed peer San Leon Energy PLC
Archstone Enterprise LP
Advised AvalonBay on its joint acquisition with Equity Residential of the assets and liabilities of Archstone Enterprise LP, an owner of high-quality apartment communities in major markets in the United States, from Lehman Brothers Holdings
Champion Flour Limited
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 Special Committee of the Board of Directors of TNS, Inc., a leading global provider of data communications and interoperability solutions, on its sale to Siris Capital Group, a private equity firm focused on complex, control equity investments in the telecom, technology and technology-enabled business service sectors
Advised Det Norske Veritas on its merger with Germanischer Lloyd to create the third largest player in the Testing, Inspection and Certification industry, focused on ship classification, oil & gas and energy
Sanyo DI Solution
Advised Advantage Partners, a leading private equity fund in Japan, on the acquisition of 100% stake in Sanyo DI Solution, the digital still camera OEM business in SANYO Electric, a group company of Panasonic
Australian Portable Buildings
Advised CHAMP Ventures on the sale of its portfolio company Australian Portable Buildings, a leading Australian manufacturer of customized modular buildings, to a consortium comprising Black Diamond Group and WEQ Britco
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
Broadcast Rights for V8 Supercars
Advised Archer Capital, a leading Australian private equity firm, and its portfolio company V8 Supercars Australia, on the sale of the Australian FTA television broadcasting rights for V8 Supercars to Seven, a leading Free to Air broadcaster in Australia
Trivett Automotive Group
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
50% of El Paso Natural Gas and 50% of El Paso Midstream Investment Company
Advised the Independent Directors of the Board of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners on the acquisition of 50% of El Paso Natural Gas, a ~10,000 mile natural gas pipeline system connecting the Permian Basin in Texas / New Mexico with key consumer markets in Arizona, California and Mexico, and 50% of El Paso Midstream Investment Company which includes oil and gas gathering and processing assets in the Altamont region in Northeast Utah and in the Eagle Ford shale play in Southwest Texas
Morgans Hotel Group
Advised the Special Transaction Committee of the Board of Morgans Hotel Group on the transfer of its ownership interests in Delano South Beach and The Light Group to The Yucaipa Companies in exchange for the cancellation of certain securities held by Yucaipa (debt, preferred stock and warrants) together with a $100 million rights offering backstopped by Yucaipa
Advised GrainCorp Limited on the unsolicited takeover offer from Archer Daniels Midland Company, a global agribusiness that converts oilseeds, corn, wheat and cocoa into products for food, animal feed and energy uses
Advised Danone, a world leading food company, on its business and capital alliance with Yakult Honsha, the largest probiotic dairy product manufacturer in Japan
Jeminex’s Industrial & Safety division
Advised AMP Capital on the sale of Jeminex’s Industrial & Safety division, Australia’s second largest industrial and safety business with branches across Australia, to Bunzl plc
Crestwood Midstream Partners LP
Advised Inergy, a leading diversified midstream energy company, and its affiliates on their merger with Crestwood Midstream Partners LP and affiliates
Healthcare Finance Group, LLC
Advised Fifth Street Finance Corp., a specialty finance company with approximately $2 billion of assets under management, on the acquisition of Healthcare Finance Group, LLC, a specialty lender providing asset-based lending and term loan products to the healthcare industry
Warner Chilcott, plc
Advised Actavis, Inc., a global, integrated specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing, manufacturing and distributing generic, branded and biosimilar products on its acquisition of Warner Chilcott plc
Advised Transpower New Zealand, the state owned owner-operator of New Zealand’s electricity distribution network on the sale of its wholly owned subsidiary d-cyphaTrade Limited to the Australian Securities Exchange. d-cyphaTrade specializes in the design and marketing of Australian electricity derivatives traded on the ASX24 derivatives platform