Greenhill
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About Greenhill

Greenhill is a leading independent investment bank focused on providing financial advice globally on significant mergers, acquisitions, restructurings, financings and capital advisory to corporations, partnerships, institutions and governments.

Greenhill is a leading independent investment bank focused on providing financial advice on significant mergers, acquisitions, restructurings, financings and capital raising to corporations, partnerships, institutions and governments.

We act for clients located throughout the world from our offices in New York, London, Frankfurt, São Paulo, Stockholm, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Melbourne and San Francisco.

Key info
Founded in:
1996
Headquarters:
New York
Size:
201-500
employees
Financing & Restructuring Advisory

We specialize in capital structure advisory, pre-emptive recapitalizations, acquisitions and sales of distressed companies and assets, debt and equity restructuring, including the use of Chapter 11 when necessary.

Comprehensive Capabilities
Greenhill's Financing Advisory & Restructuring practice benefits from the experience of some of the longest serving professionals in the industry. Our track record includes pre-emptive recapitalizations, structuring and advice on public offerings, inter-creditor and shareholder negotiations, acquisitions and sales of distressed companies and assets, debt and equity exchange offers and restructuring and a range of other advisory services for a diverse client base. We strive to reach consensual deals that are in the best interests of our clients and we have an established history of brokering transactions in situations with divisive inter-creditor and shareholder issues.

Financing Advisory
Greenhill advises corporations, institutions and governments on their most critical financing decisions, including large public offerings of equity and debt securities, often for purposes of acquisition financing, rights offerings, strategic alternatives for minority equity positions and multiclass equity structures, private placements and funding alternatives, as well as a wide range of other financing based strategic decisions. Greenhill brings extensive experience negotiating and structuring tailored solutions for our clients with no conflicts from other business activities or product offerings to influence our advice.

Debtor Advisory
Greenhill provides a full range of advisory services to debtors both inside and outside formal bankruptcy. Our goal is to assist debtors by working with all of their stakeholders to implement restructuring plans that balance a pragmatic sharing of value between stakeholders while minimizing corporate uncertainty. We recognize that every situation is unique and that traditional solutions are not always best suited for our clients. Based on our years of experience and wide-variety of previous transactions, we assist debtors with thinking creatively about their options and selecting attributes of different strategic alternatives that can be packaged together into a compelling solution.

Creditor Advisory
Greenhill advises creditors and committees of financially distressed companies both inside and outside formal bankruptcy. Our goal is to help creditors maximize returns from distressed corporate situations and to work with other constituents to achieve that return in a timely manner. We understand that creditors may value the form of consideration and other terms of a restructuring proposal differently, and we work with committees to optimize the returns our clients receive based on their desired outcome.

Distressed M&A
Greenhill frequently combines the experience of its M&A and restructuring professionals in advising either buyers or sellers of distressed assets and/or companies. Greenhill is able to advise a client throughout the entire process, including identification of targets/buyers, participation in a sales process and court proceedings, if necessary. We look to identify creative tactical or strategic solutions to unlock value in every situation. We recognize that executing M&A in distressed situations requires incremental skills that are not always required within traditional M&A transactions. Some of these skills are working with a highly levered acquiror or target, managing the bankruptcy process, performing a valuation that can withstand court scrutiny and managing inherent conflicts of interest among different constituencies.

International Experience
Greenhill has dedicated professionals based in London and Sydney focused on financing and restructuring advisory and a strong track record of successful international restructuring transactions. Combining our international footprint with our independence, experience and analytical advice, we provide a high quality advisory service in major restructuring cases around the world.

Capital Advisory

Greenhill has a dedicated team of Capital Advisory professionals focused exclusively on raising capital for financial sponsors, as well as advising on transactions in the secondary market.

Capital Raising
Greenhill’s primary market capital advisory team focuses exclusively on raising capital and providing advisory services for private equity and real estate sponsors. Backed by the breadth of Greenhill’s international relationships and expertise across industry sectors, the Capital Advisory group is positioned to drive a comprehensive global marketing effort for its clients. The group brings Greenhill’s focused approach and commitment to independence to a limited number of high-quality sponsors each year, which allows it to provide access to a well-diversified and global institutional investor base. Greenhill’s professionals have been involved with more than 100 fundraising transactions since 2000 including: Real Estate, Buyout, Venture Capital, Distressed, Mezzanine, Infrastructure, Energy and Healthcare.

Greenhill Cogent
Greenhill Cogent is the global market leader in the secondary market. The dedicated team delivers conflict-free and client-focused advice to the secondary market for fund investments and leverages Greenhill's leading Mergers & Acquisitions and Financing Advisory & Restructuring practices, industry expertise and global relationships and resources.

Mergers & Acquisitions

We advise companies on a wide range of transactions, including buy-side, sell-side, mergers, defense against activist investors and hostile acquirers and other confidential or special situations.

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 Anderson 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.

Headquarters
1271 Avenue of the Americas, New York, 10020, United States