New York, New York, January 6, 2015 — Greenhill & Co., Inc. (NYSE: GHL), a leading independent investment bank, announced today that Joseph C. Dilg has joined the Firm in Houston as a Vice Chairman focused primarily on the energy sector.
Through the end of 2014, Mr. Dilg served as a partner with Vinson & Elkins, a leading Houston based law firm internationally recognized for its expertise in the energy sector. He practiced at Vinson & Elkins for 38 years and led the firm as Managing Partner from 2002 through 2011. During Mr. Dilg’s tenure as Managing Partner, the firm admitted nearly 100 new partners, expanded to the West Coast and opened six offices throughout the Middle East and Asia. His law practice has encompassed counseling corporations and boards on a wide range of matters and industries, with a particular focus on large domestic and international mergers and acquisitions in the energy sector. He has also been involved at the board level in numerous philanthropic organizations including, at various times, the Houston Zoo, the Houston Arts Alliance, the Houston Society for the Performing Arts, the Greater Houston Partnership, St. John’s School of Houston, and the University of Texas Law School Foundation. Mr. Dilg served as the national chair of the Executive Committee of the Business Committee for the Arts. He is a graduate of Southern Methodist University and of the University of Texas Law School.
Scott L. Bok, Chief Executive Officer of Greenhill, said, "We are pleased to add Joe Dilg as a Vice Chairman based in our Houston office and focused primarily on the energy sector. Energy is a huge global sector, focused in Houston, where we have had significant success to date but aim to substantially expand our efforts going forward. Joe brings us and our clients a wealth of corporate and board relationships, decades of experience in advising on complex corporate transactions, and broad experience across the US, Asia and the Middle East. In addition to focusing on M&A opportunities, we believe Joe will be of great use to our clients in advising in activist shareholder situations, as well as in circumstances where there are conflicts of interest among various transaction counterparties or their advisors. And with the recent sharp decline in oil prices, Joe will be working closely with our financing advisory and restructuring team to help clients facing new financing challenges."
Joe Dilg said, "I am thrilled to have the opportunity to join Greenhill. After a very long and rewarding career at Vinson & Elkins, I stepped down at year end with the intention of beginning a new career where I can devote myself full time to continuing to do the kind of work I most enjoy, but outside of a law firm context. I have enjoyed advising senior management teams and boards on innumerable transactions, as well as a variety of other corporate matters, and my work has ranged from domestic energy sector mergers to cross-border and project development transactions around the world. Greenhill is the perfect fit for this next phase. Like Vinson & Elkins, it is a global firm, focused entirely on advising clients in major matters, and its culture is one of excellence and collegiality. Given the significant nature of matters on which both Greenhill and Vinson & Elkins are engaged by clients, I anticipate having continued opportunities to work with my friends and former colleagues at Vinson & Elkins."
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.