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Roland Phillips

Partner
 
Roland Phillips has spent his entire professional career working with global Consumer Products companies and has been based in New York and London.

Recent transactions include Diageo's $1 billion acquisition of Casamigos (tequila); Newell Rubbermaid’s $20.2 billion acquisition of Jarden Corporation; Diageo’s sale of its interest in Desnoes & Geddes (Red Stripe brand) to Heineken; Diageo’s sale of its interest in Guinness Anchor Berhad to Heineken; Diageo’s acquisition of Heineken’s stake in Guinness Ghana Breweries; the €2.6 billion sale of Iglo Foods to Nomad Holdings, the £500 million sale of Findus Group to Nomad Holding; Strauss Groups acquisition of TPG’s stake in Strauss Coffee; Ontario Teachers’ stake of the Cadbury license to Mondelez; the sale of United Biscuits to Yildiz Holdings; the sale of KP Snacks to Intersnack Group.  Mr. Phillips has successfully executed transactions in North America, Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Africa, across a range of transaction types including M&A, leveraged finance and equity.

Other notable transactions include advising shareholders on the $875 million sale of Concern Kalina (Russia) to Unilever; advising Landsbanki and Glitner on the £1.55 billion sale of Iceland Foods to a management-led buyout group; advising Unilever on the $3.7 billion acquisition of Alberto Culver, among others transactions.

Prior to joining Centerview in its London office, Mr. Phillips was a Managing Director at UBS and head of its European Consumer Products & Retail team.

Mr. Phillips is a dual U.S. and British citizen and holds a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Franklin & Marshall College.
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Blackhawk Mining LLC
Announced: Q3 2019
Value: $1.1 billion
Status: Pending

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