NEW YORK, April 26, 2019 – Greenhill & Co., Inc. (NYSE: GHL), a leading independent investment bank, announced today the recruitment of four new Managing Directors, who will collectively expand its coverage of strategically important industry sectors, as well as enhance its focus on advising companies in regard to activist shareholders and related matters.
- Scott Littlejohn will join the Firm as a Managing Director focused on the Insurance sector, based in New York. Mr. Littlejohn has more than 30 years of M&A experience focused on insurance clients. He spent 19 years in insurance investment banking at Citigroup and Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he worked with Greenhill’s Head of Insurance Matthew Morris. Most recently he served in insurance investment banking leadership roles at BNP and BMO Capital Markets.
- Charles Montgomerie will join the Firm as a Managing Director focused on the Industrial sector, based in London. Mr. Montgomerie has been a Managing Director for UK Industrials at Rothschild & Sons Limited, where he spent the past 20 years. Previously he was a Chartered Accountant with KPMG.
- Alfredo Porretti will join the Firm as a Managing Director and Head of Shareholder Advisory, based in New York. Mr. Porretti has 15 years of relevant investment banking and legal experience. He was most recently at Morgan Stanley, where he was a senior member of the Shareholder Advisory team since the time of its formation. Previously he was at Lazard, where he was also a member of the Shareholder Advisory team from the time of its formation. He began his career as a lawyer with Clearly Gottlieb in Brussels and later worked with Simpson Thacher in New York.
- Josh Prangley will join the Firm as a Managing Director focused on the Building Products and Basic Materials areas within the Industrial sector, based in Chicago. Mr. Prangley was most recently at J.P. Morgan in Chicago, where he spent the past 11 years focused on those sectors. He began his career at First Annapolis Consulting.
Scott L. Bok, Chief Executive Officer of Greenhill, said, “We are pleased that several significant recruits came together at the same time. With Alfredo Porretti we are building on our long history of advising clients on shareholder matters by forming a group led by him that will be dedicated to this growing advisory business. Alfredo will work closely with our sector specialists and regional bankers around the world to advise corporate clients on transactional, corporate governance and other matters relating to activist shareholders. Charles Montgomerie brings a wealth of client relationships and deep UK expertise to our already strong global industrials group, and Josh Prangley will extend that practice to the building products and basic materials sectors. Finally, Scott Littlejohn likewise expands our insurance advisory capabilities at a time when we expect significant insurance M&A activity.”
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, Madrid, Melbourne, San Francisco, São Paulo, Stockholm, Sydney, Tokyo and Toronto.