New York, NY, March, 7, 2005 – Greenhill & Co., Inc. [NYSE:GHL], a leading independent investment banking firm, announced today that Kenneth S. Crews, a veteran M&A investment banker who has long specialized in energy and power, will be joining the firm as a Managing Director. Greenhill also announced that with the arrival of Mr. Crews, who is based in Dallas, it will open a Dallas office focused on the energy sector as well as other companies in that region.
Mr. Crews joins Greenhill from UBS where he had been Vice Chairman of UBS Investment Bank and a member of its Americas Executive Committee. Mr. Crews was the senior banker in UBS` Dallas office. Prior to joining the M&A group of UBS in September 2004, Mr. Crews had been its Global Head of Energy and Power. Robert F. Greenhill, Chairman and CEO of Greenhill, said, “Ken is one of the most talented and respected investment bankers in the energy field and we all look forward to expanding our efforts in this vital industry sector. With the arrival of Ken, we believe the best way to serve energy companies, as well as other companies in the Southwestern region, is to establish an important base in Dallas. This will represent the first expansion of Greenhill in the U.S. since our founding in New York in 1996.”
Mr. Crews, 56, is a 30-year veteran of investment banking, who started at Lehman Brothers in 1974, becoming a General Partner in 1981. He joined Dillon Read as a Partner in 1992, and Dillon Read merged with UBS Warburg in 1998 and was subsequently renamed UBS.
Mr. Crews is a graduate of Davidson College, and holds an M.B.A. with honors from the University of Chicago. He is a Trustee of Davidson and a member of the Advisory Council of the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago.
Greenhill & Co., Inc., founded in 1996, is a leading independent investment bank that provides financial advisory and merchant banking fund management services. It acts for clients located throughout the world from its offices in New York, London and Frankfurt.