New York, September 8, 2015—Greenhill & Co., Inc. (NYSE: GHL), a leading independent investment bank, announced today that Lieutenant General (Retired) Sir Simon Mayall, KBE, CB, has joined the Firm as a Senior Advisor based in London. Sir Simon recently retired from a long and distinguished career in which he served in a variety of senior military and political advisory roles focused on the Middle East. He has long and deep relationships with the senior leadership across that region, and his primary role at Greenhill will be in providing advice on strategic corporate matters to Middle East clients as well as to Greenhill’s global client base with respect to their interests in the Middle East.
Sir Simon, age 59, began his career with the British Army in 1978 and held a series of increasingly senior roles until his retirement earlier this year. Most recently, he served as Deputy Chief of Defence Staff (Operations) from 2009-2011, Defence Senior Adviser (Middle East) from 2011-2014 and as the Prime Minister’s Security Envoy to Iraq from 2014-2015.
Scott L. Bok, Chief Executive Officer of Greenhill, said, "A primary objective of our Firm throughout its nearly 20 year history has been to build a global business, such that we can advise clients on strategic opportunities wherever their interests lie. While we have advised on both M&A and capital raising for clients in the Middle East in the past, the addition of Sir Simon greatly enhances our knowledge of the region as well as our access to key decision makers. In addition, his strong reputation in London will enhance our already strong franchise in that important market."
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, Singapore, Stockholm, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Melbourne and San Francisco.