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.
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