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Greenberg Traurig’s Corporate Practice wins an award as corporate advisory team and three awards for its representation of Rentokil Initial plc in its joint venture with Haniel & Cie. Holding Company

LONDON – 1 May, 2018 – Greenberg Traurig’s London Corporate Practice won four awards at the 2nd Annual EMEA Corporate Growth Awards held in London on 25 April, presented by The M&A Advisor. The team was recognised as corporate advisory team of the year and also for its representation of Rentokil Initial plc (Rentokil) on its joint venture with Haniel & Cie. Holding Company (Haniel) in the following categories:

  • Corporate Development Team Awards Category – Advisory/Consulting
  • Transaction of the Year (Over £500MM - £1 Billion)
  • Industrials Deal of the Year (£100MM - £1Billion)
  • Utilities Deal of the Year

The team was also shortlisted for Healthcare/Life Sciences Deal of the Year.

The joint venture was formed through the transfer of various Rentokil businesses into CWS-boco - a company owned by Haniel. The transaction brought together Rentokil’s Workwear and Hygiene businesses in 10 countries, principally in the Benelux and Central & Eastern Europe (CEE) regions, and multiple Haniel’s businesses located in 17 countries. The joint venture created a leading provider of workwear and hygiene services in Europe with combined revenues of c. €1.1bn.

The team was led by Paul Maher and Fiona Adams with support from Henrietta Walker, Sarah Moyles, Robert Carlon, Amy Moore, Declan Grady, Lauren Mitchell, Cate Sharp, Aonghus Heatley, Emma Menzies, Graham Iversen, Gillian Sproul, and Simon Harms in London; Josef Hofschroer, Stefan Lütje, Georg von Wallis, Natalie Hsiao, Laura Zentner, Niklas Conrad, and Carsten Kociok in Berlin; and Daniel Kaczorowski in Warsaw.

The EMEA Corporate Growth Awards recognise and celebrate the corporations, transactions, teams and professionals who played integral roles in successful corporate development in 2017. More than 300 individual companies from across Africa, Europe, and The Middle East submitted to the 2018 award series.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Corporate Practice

Greenberg Traurig’s Corporate Practice comprises more than 450 lawyers in the United States, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America who regularly advise public and privately held companies, entrepreneurs and investment funds on global mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, private equity and venture capital, underwritten and syndicated offerings, commercial finance and syndicated lending, cross-border transactions, and general corporate matters. The group’s industry experience includes transactions in a wide range of fields, from the pharmaceutical, medical devices, and life sciences fields, to representations involving clients in the aviation, banking, consumer products, energy, food and beverage, health care, manufacturing, media, technology, and telecommunications sectors.

About Greenberg Traurig

 Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, was named the largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2017, and is among the Top 20 on the 2017 Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.