New York, May 21, 2008 – Greenhill & Co., Inc. (NYSE: GHL), a leading independent investment bank, announced today that Gil H. Ha will join the Firm as a Managing Director focused on the telecommunications sector.
Mr. Ha has been a Senior Managing Director at Evercore Partners, which he joined in 2006. Prior to his time at Evercore, he served as a Managing Director with Rohatyn Associates and as Co-head of Deutsche Bank’s Telecommunications Investment Banking Group for the Americas. Prominent transactions on which Mr. Ha has advised include AT&T Inc.’s merger with BellSouth, Cingular’s acquisition of AT&T Wireless and SBC Communications’ acquisition of AT&T Corp.
Robert F. Greenhill, Chairman of Greenhill, said “Gil has a long history in the telecom sector and many important client relationships. While we have advised over the years on many major telecom M&A and Restructuring transactions, bringing in a banker of Gil’s stature who is dedicated to this important sector will significantly enhance our advisory capabilities for telecom clients.”
Scott L. Bok, Co-Chief Executive Officer of Greenhill, added, “We are actively recruiting Managing Directors who can bring us industry sector experience or new geographic reach. Especially in today’s market climate, Wall Street talent is increasingly attracted to Greenhill’s simple, focused and successful business model.”