New York, New York, April 2, 2013 — Greenhill & Co. Inc., (NYSE: GHL), a leading independent investment bank, announced today that Jean-Michel Steg has joined the firm as a Senior Advisor to assist in the expansion of the Firm’s client relationships with large European and, particularly, French corporations.
Jean-Michel started his career at Lazard where he spent 16 years both in New York and Paris. Subsequently he worked for Goldman Sachs and ran the Paris offices for DLJ, and Citi. Most recently he started Blackstone’s advisory business in France. In total he has close to 35 years of experience in advising clients.
Scott L. Bok, Chief Executive Officer of Greenhill, said, "We are delighted to have someone of Jean-Michel’s experience join Greenhill. France is the second largest economy in the Euro-zone and it plays an important role globally. Most of the top companies in the CAC-40 have as much international as domestic revenue, and the combination of Jean-Michel’s focus and relationships and our global footprint and sector knowledge should allow us to deepen our relationships amongst France’s leading companies."
David Wyles and Luca Ferrari, co-heads of Greenhill European Corporate Advisory, said, "Having worked with Jean-Michel in the past we know the passion and knowledge he brings to helping clients achieve their goals. The Euro-zone is going through a difficult period and we could not think of a more qualified person to help us bring our global capabilities and reach to the attention of French companies who value independent advice."
Jean-Michel Steg adds, "I am delighted to join such a strong group of talented professionals who share my same views both on making the needs of our clients our first priority, and on advising with the highest standards of professional care."
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, Houston, Los Angeles, Melbourne and San Francisco.
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Notes to editors: Jean-Michel Steg sits on the Board of AXA France and is also a part-time historian. His first book, "August 22, 1914, the Bloodiest Day in French History," will be published September 2013. Jean-Michel is currently working on his second book.