The transactions highlighted below are representative of Greenhill engagements. In addition, the Firm has completed many engagements that were not publicly-disclosed.
, MCI’s Internet Business
Advised C&W on the financing of its iMCI acquisition via the largest equity primary placement to date in the London market
Advised Diageo on the sale of The Pillsbury Company for $5.1 billion in assumed debt and $5.4 billion in stock to General Mills.
Advised Diageo on its joint agreed bid with Pernod Ricard for Seagram’s spirits business.
Advised Kymata Ltd, the Scottish manufacturer of optical components, on its sale to Alcatel Optronics of France.
Advised the official committee of bondholders of Marconi, a leading telecom equipment provider, on the financial restructuring of Marconi's £4 billion of externally held financial indebtedness
Advised Tesco PLC, Britain’s largest retailing group, on its acquisition of T&S Stores plc, a publicly listed convenience store retailer operating in the UK.
(subsidiary of Diageo plc) Advised Diageo plc on sale of Burger King Corporation restaurant system.
Advised the independent committee of the Board of Directors of Debenhams plc, a leading UK department store chain, with regards to the sale of the company
Advised TeleCity plc on the recommended offer by 3i and Oak Hill Capital
Advised WH Smith PLC on the demerger of its Retail business
Advised The Sage Group plc, a leading international supplier of accounting and business management software solutions
Advised Gallaher Group plc, the world’s fifth largest tobacco company, on a recommended cash offer from Japan Tobacco Inc
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
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
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
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 Groupe Aeroplan on its C$150MM participation in a C$600MM credit facility for Air Canada
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
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 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
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.
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
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
Advised Findel plc, a UK listed multi-channel retailer, on the restructuring of its balance sheet comprising an equity capital raising and refinancing of its debt and pension obligations
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