New York, March 26, 2015—Greenhill & Co., Inc. (NYSE: GHL), a leading independent investment bank, announced today that Hiroshi Minoura will join the Firm in Tokyo as President and Managing Director of Greenhill Japan. He will join the Firm effective May 1, upon his resignation as Vice Chairman of the Board of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC).
Mr. Minoura, age 59, has had a long and distinguished career at SMBC, where he spent 37 years primarily in Corporate Finance, Investment Banking and International Business roles. His career began in 1978 when he joined one of SMBC’s predecessor firms The Mitsui Bank, Limited. He went on to hold numerous increasingly senior positions including Head of The Americas Division, Head of International Banking and Deputy President and Member of the Board.
Ken Hotta, Chairman of Greenhill Japan said, “We are pleased to expand Greenhill’s business in Japan with the addition of Hiroshi Minoura as President and Managing Director. His long history with a leading Japanese financial institution, his deep experience with Japanese clients across many industry sectors, and his many years of international experience together make him ideally suited for a leadership role at Greenhill Japan. We have made cross border transaction advisory for leading Japanese companies our primary focus, as we believe that those companies will increasingly seek overseas expansion opportunities.
” Scott L. Bok, Chief Executive Officer of Greenhill, said, “Our strategy for nearly 20 years has been to seek opportunities to grow our business globally in three ways: by increasing our geographic coverage, by enhancing our industry sector expertise and by expanding the types of advice we offer clients. In recent weeks we have taken important steps to enhance our sector expertise and expand the types of advice we offer. Today, by adding a senior banker of Hiroshi Minoura’s stature we are further expanding our geographic coverage through building a larger and higher profile presence in the important Japanese market. We have been involved in many important cross border transactions involving leading Japanese companies in our history, and we see that as a significant growth opportunity going forward.”
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, São Paulo, Stockholm, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Melbourne and San Francisco.