New York, February 10, 2014 — Greenhill & Co., Inc. (NYSE: GHL), a leading independent investment bank, announced today that Rodrigo Mello will join the Firm in São Paulo as a Managing Director.
Mr. Mello has more than 16 years of transaction experience, most recently as a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs, where he worked for 13 years. At Goldman Sachs, he was responsible for the investment banking coverage of financial institutions and consumer & retail clients, and during his career worked on complex mergers and acquisitions for clients across a variety of industry sectors, including financial services, consumer products, retail, media, industrials, telecom and natural resources.
Mr. Mello started his career in Goldman Sachs in 1999. He left Goldman Sachs in 2005 and worked for two years at Monte Cristalina, a holding company that controls Hypermarcas, a leading Brazilian consumer goods company, where he was responsible for Corporate Strategy and Finance. He rejoined Goldman Sachs as a Vice President in 2007.
Scott L. Bok, Chief Executive Officer of Greenhill, said, “We are pleased to strengthen our Brazilian team with the broad expertise and deep relationships that Rodrigo brings. We are very excited about our prospects in Brazil and are pleased to be able to quickly strengthen the team with a key hire at a time when we see the potential for significantly increased M&A activity in Brazil.”
Daniel Wainstein, Head of Greenhill Brazil, said, “It is great to have the opportunity to work with Rodrigo again. We worked in close partnership for almost fifteen years. Rodrigo is widely recognized as one of the most important senior bankers in Brazil, particularly in sectors like financial services and consumer and retail, and we look forward to leveraging his success and breadth of experience as we focus on building a leading M&A franchise for Greenhill in Brazil.”
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.