New York, February 27, 2017—Greenhill & Co., Inc. (NYSE: GHL), a leading independent investment bank, announced today that Javier Gonzalez and Carlos Gomez de la Rubia have joined the Firm as Managing Directors focused on Spain. They, along with a supporting team of Spanish investment bankers, will be initially based in London, pending regulatory approval for a Greenhill office in Madrid.
Mr. Gonzalez, who will lead Greenhill’s team focused on Spain, has 17 years of investment banking experience, most recently as head of the European M&A team at the leading Spanish bank BBVA, where he spent more than 7 years. Prior to that he spent 9 years at Goldman Sachs focused on M&A and equity capital markets based in London and Madrid. He has experience across multiple sectors including energy, infrastructure, consumer, industrial, real estate and financial services.
Mr. Gomez de la Rubia has 13 years of investment banking experience, most recently as a Managing Director focused on M&A at BBVA, where he spent 8 years. Prior to that he worked at Goldman Sachs in London. He has experience across multiple sectors including infrastructure, consumer, energy, industrial and financial services.
Scott L. Bok, Chief Executive Officer of Greenhill, said, “Having been active in Europe for 19 years, we are pleased to have the opportunity to recruit a top tier team to extend our business to advising companies in Spain on important strategic transactions around the world. Pending regulatory approval, we plan later this year to open an office in Madrid, which would be our fourth European office. A strong economic recovery in Spain in recent years, combined with the recent expansion of our Latin American business, makes this an opportune time to launch our coverage of this important market. And we believe we are assembling an outstanding team to lead that effort.”
Greenhill & Co., Inc. is a leading independent investment bank entirely focused on providing financial advice on significant mergers, acquisitions, restructurings, financings and capital raising to corporations, partnerships, institutions and governments globally. It acts for clients located throughout the world from its offices in New York, Chicago, Dallas, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Melbourne, San Francisco, São Paulo, Stockholm, Sydney, Tokyo and Toronto.