New York, NY, December 7, 2005 – Greenhill & Co., Inc. (NYSE: GHL), a leading independent investment bank, announced today that Robert C. Smith will join the Firm as a Managing Director based in New York. Mr. Smith, a veteran investment banker who was most recently Co-Head of Financial Institutions Mergers and Acquisitions at Citigroup, will focus on advisory opportunities in the financial institutions sector.
Mr. Smith, 51, spent more than 26 years at Citigroup (and its predecessor firms Salomon Brothers Inc. and Salomon Smith Barney) in New York, and has focused on financial institutions throughout that time.
Robert F. Greenhill, Chairman and CEO of Greenhill, said “Bob Smith has had a long and distinguished career advising financial institutions. We believe adding a banker of his experience and expertise will help us build on the considerable success our Firm has already enjoyed advising financial institutions of many kinds.”
Mr. Smith earned his undergraduate and M.B.A. degrees from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Greenhill & Co., Inc. is a leading independent investment bank that provides financial advice on significant mergers, acquisitions and restructurings and manages merchant banking funds. It acts for clients located throughout the world from its offices in New York, London, Frankfurt and Dallas.