NEW YORK, April 1, 2019 – Greenhill & Co., Inc. (NYSE: GHL), a leading independent investment bank, announced today its plan to open a Singapore office to extend the Firm’s corporate advisory business to Southeast Asia, where it is already well established in the capital advisory area.
Arnaud Granger will join the Firm as a Managing Director and Head of Southeast Asia, based in Singapore once regulatory approvals for the new office are in place. Mr. Granger will lead a dedicated team to serve clients throughout Southeast Asia. Mr. Granger has more than 20 years of M&A experience, and has been based in Singapore for 15 years. Most recently he has served as Head of Mergers & Acquisitions for Southeast Asia for Barclays, a position he held since 2010. Previously he was an investment banker at Credit Suisse, also in Singapore. He began his career as a lawyer in Paris with Shearman & Sterling and then White & Case.
Separately, the Firm announced a cooperation agreement with Goren Capital Group, a leading independent investment banking firm based in Tel Aviv, in order to serve clients in Israel and globally on transactions relating to that market. Goren is led by Executive Chairman Samuel Gortler, who has more than 30 years of investment banking experience in Israel and globally, and focuses on M&A, privatizations and capital markets advisory. It was named “Best Investment Bank of the Year Israel 2017” by International Banker magazine. Goren Capital and Greenhill have agreed to work together in order to better advise clients on cross-border transactions involving companies in Israel and companies in markets served by Greenhill around the world.
Scott L. Bok, Chief Executive Officer of Greenhill, said, “We are pleased to build on our long term success as a global firm focused on cross-border transactions by opening an office in Singapore to serve clients in Southeast Asia. In Arnaud Granger we are adding a senior banker with deep relationships and many years of experience in that important region. He will not only advise his own historic clients in that region but also assist our existing clients around the world as they look to acquire and expand in Asia. Separately, we are also pleased to build on our history of advising clients on transactions involving Israel by entering a cooperation agreement with a longstanding and highly respected local advisory firm. Together these steps further the development of a fully global footprint for our Firm.”
Greenhill & Co., Inc. is a leading independent investment bank entirely focused on providing financial advice on significant mergers, acquisitions, restructurings, financings and capital raising to corporations, partnerships, institutions and governments globally. It acts for clients located throughout the world from its offices in New York, Chicago, Dallas, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Madrid, Melbourne, San Francisco, São Paulo, Stockholm, Sydney, Tokyo and Toronto.