New York, October 16, 2013 — Greenhill & Co., Inc. (NYSE: GHL), a leading independent investment bank, announced today that Jason Valmadre will join the Firm shortly in Sydney as a Managing Director focused on the equity advisory business.
Mr. Valmadre has worked in equity capital markets for 16 years across both Sydney and London and was most recently Head of Equity Capital Markets for Australia at The Royal Bank of Scotland. As Head of Equity Capital Markets he worked on a wide range of initial public offerings, rights issues and other equity transactions across a range of industries, both to provide funding for acquisitions and for other purposes. Prior to returning to Sydney in 2008, he was Global Head of Syndicate for ABN AMRO and, following its acquisition by RBS, at RBS, a position he occupied for three years. Mr. Valmadre began his career in equity capital markets at Bankers Trust having graduated with degrees in Law and Commerce (Honours) from University of Queensland.
Scott L. Bok, Chief Executive Officer of Greenhill, said, "We are pleased to further strengthen our Australian team with the addition of a senior banker who can help us build our equity advisory business. In recent years, both in Australia and around the world, we have diversified our revenue sources through an increasing focus on financing advisory, restructuring, capital raising and other activities, in addition to the M&A advisory work that was our original business. Major Australian companies have long valued independent advice in the context of equity capital markets transactions. With the addition of Jason, we will seek a larger share of Australian opportunities while also looking for opportunities to offer this service elsewhere around the world."
Roger Feletto and Jamie Garis, Co-Heads of Greenhill Australia, said, "Our Australian team has a long and successful history of providing independent advice on equity transactions. For example, we advised the Commonwealth Government on the combined sale and transfer to the Future Fund of its 51.8% shareholding in Telstra, Mi9 on the sale of its 30% shareholding in iSelect’s IPO, Goodman Fielder on its capital raising via a pro-rata entitlement offer, Westpac Banking Corporation on the IPO of BT Investment Management and British Airways on the sale of its 18.25% stake in Qantas via a "blind date" process. With the addition of Jason we will look to build on that history, both in the context of advising our M&A clients on financing for acquisitions, and in other situations where companies are undertaking initial public offerings or other important equity transactions."
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.