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

27-Mar-06
$231 million
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Aberdeen Journals Ltd

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D.C. Thomson & Co 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

24-Mar-06
$21.2 billion
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Schering AG

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Bayer AG

Advised Bayer on its public offer for Schering, an international pharmaceuticals group based in Berlin, Germany

24-Feb-06
$860 million
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Aquarion Company

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Macquarie Bank

(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

20-Feb-06
$254 million
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Textile Effects

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Huntsman Corporation

(division of Ciba Specialty Chemicals AG)
Advised Ciba Specialty Chemicals AG on the sale of its global Textile Effects business

01-Feb-06
$105 million
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Your Communications

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THUS Group plc

Advised THUS Group plc on the acquisition of Your Communications, an alternative business telecoms carrier, from United Utilities plc

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