Greenhill & Co., Inc. (NYSE: GHL), a leading independent investment bank, announced today that Masao Yoshikawa will join the Firm in Tokyo as a Managing Director as of December 1.
Mr. Yoshikawa has more than 20 years of investment banking experience in the Japanese market, most recently at Citigroup, where he was head of the Telecom, Media and Technology group for Japan. Prior to his time at Citigroup he spent more than 3 years at Silver Lake Partners focusing on private equity investment opportunities in the technology sector in Japan. Prior to that he spent more than 5 years at Merrill Lynch Japan, also focused on Telecom, Media and Technology clients. Earlier in his career he spent time at Goldman Sachs Japan and Fuji Bank. He earned his undergraduate degree from Keio University in Tokyo and his MBA from the University of Chicago.
Scott L. Bok, Chief Executive Officer of Greenhill, said, "We are pleased to bring in a senior Japanese banker with extensive M&A advisory experience in the important telecom, media and technology sectors. Major Japanese companies are increasingly interested in cross-border acquisition opportunities, and by expanding our senior Tokyo team we are better positioned to advise them."
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.