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:

Sell-side Advisory

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.

Buy-side Advisory

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.

Merger Advisory

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.

Special Advisory

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.

Cross-border Advisory

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.

Recent Transactions

05-Dec-05
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International Catastrophe Managers, LLC (ICAT)

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Vulcan Capital

Advised Vulcan on its acquisition of a majority and controlling ownership interest of ICAT

29-Nov-05
$556 million
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Initial Style Conferences

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Acquiror: 
Alternative Hotel Group

(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)

28-Nov-05
$103 million
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Akzo Nobel N.V.

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Hexion Specialty Chemicals Inc.

(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

11-Nov-05
$1.2 billion
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Refco Inc.

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Acquiror: 
Man Financial Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Man Group plc

Advised Refco Inc. on the sale of substantially all of the assets of Refco's regulated commodities futures business to Man Financial

25-Oct-05
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Allgemeine HypothekenBank Rheinboden AG

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Acquiror: 
Beteiligungsgesellschaft der Gewerkschaften AG (BGAG)

(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

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