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Greenhill Expands Capital Advisory Team with Three Recruits

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Greenhill Expands Capital Advisory Team with Three Recruits07:00 EDT Wednesday, September 05, 2012NEW YORK, Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Greenhill & Co., Inc. (NYSE: GHL), a leading independent investment bank, announced today that it has expanded its Private Capital Advisory team with three experienced recruits.  Matt DeNatale will join the Firm as a Principal based in San Francisco.  Zaid Abdul-Aleem has joined the Firm as a Principal and will be located in Chicago.  Sally Adele Box will join the Firm as a Vice President based in Sydney.  She will focus on raising capital for Real Estate Capital Advisory clients as well as our Private Capital Advisory clients.Mr. Abdul-Aleem has joined the Firm from Piedmont Investment Advisors, where he was a Partner and Executive Vice President in charge of fund raising.  Previously, he spent seven years at Morgan Stanley in various Corporate Finance and Institutional Equities roles. Earlier he was a Fulbright Scholar in Brazil.Ms. Box will join the Firm from QIC Global Infrastructure, the sixth largest infrastructure investment manager globally, with $6.5 billion under management.  Prior to her time there she spent four years at Macquarie Capital as a Vice President in the group focused on sourcing and arranging private capital for third party and Macquarie led transactions.  Prior to her time at Macquarie she was an attorney focused on private equity and fund formation for Weil, Gotshal & Manges in New York and Allens Arthur Robinson in Sydney.Mr. DeNatale will join the Firm from Lazard, where he has been a Principal in the Private Fund Advisory Group.  He was with Lazard for six years, based in San Francisco for most of that time.  Previously he spent five years in equity-related roles for Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce.Scott L. Bok, Chief Executive Officer of Greenhill, said, "These important additions to our team demonstrate our belief that the Capital Advisory business has the potential to grow into a significant contributor to the Firm's revenue and profitability.  As with all our businesses, we want to have an important presence in the key U.S. cities, as well as in the important business centers globally.  Here we are enhancing our distribution capability across the US while also accessing the Australian market, which represents a significant pool of capital for our clients."Dave Brown and Chris Kirsten, Co-Heads of Private Capital Advisory, said, "These three recruits substantially enhance our reach to institutional investors across the U.S. as well as to the very large funds based in the Australian market.  Their addition positions us to better service private equity fund clients around the world."Greenhill & Co., Inc. 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.  It acts for clients located throughout the world from its offices in New York, London, Frankfurt, Stockholm, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Melbourne and San Francisco.Contact:Christopher T. GrubbChief Financial Officer Greenhill & Co., Inc. (212) 389-1800 SOURCE Greenhill & Co., Inc.