NEW YORK, October 29, 2007 – Greenhill & Co., Inc. (NYSE: GHL), a leading independent investment bank, announced today that Douglas Black, Q.C. will join the Firm as a Senior Advisor based in Calgary, Alberta. Mr. Black, who has a distinguished legal and business career in Canada, will focus on expanding Greenhill’s advisory activities in that market. Greenhill serves the Canadian market through its office in Toronto.
Mr. Black is currently Vice Chairman of Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP, a prominent Canadian law firm. Mr. Black also serves on the Boards of Prime Restaurants Royalty Income Trust and Spectra Energy Income Fund, both of which are listed on Canadian stock exchanges, as well as on the Boards of various private companies and philanthropic organizations.
Robert F. Greenhill, Chairman of Greenhill, said “Mr. Black, who is a distinguished leader in the legal and business communities in Canada, will focus on expanding Greenhill’s advisory activities in that market.”
Mr. Black said, “Greenhill’s focus on independent advice, combined with its strong presence in Canada as well as throughout the U.S. and Europe, made it an attractive opportunity. I look forward to helping the Firm continue to build its Canadian presence, particularly with leading companies in western Canada.”
Greenhill & Co., Inc. is a leading independent investment bank that provides financial advice on significant mergers, acquisitions and restructurings and manages merchant banking funds. It acts for clients located throughout the world from its offices in New York, London, Frankfurt, Toronto and Dallas.