NEW YORK, March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Greenhill & Co., Inc. (NYSE: GHL), a leading independent investment bank, announced today that Vikram Gandhi will join the Firm as a Senior Advisor. Mr. Gandhi, who has had a distinguished career in investment banking in the U.S., India and Hong Kong, will focus on expanding Greenhill's client relationships in India and throughout Asia.
Mr. Gandhi was most recently the Global Head, Financial Institutions Group and Vice Chairman, Investment Banking Department at Credit Suisse based in New York and Hong Kong. He also spent 16 years at Morgan Stanley in various roles globally, including President and Country Head, Morgan Stanley India. He currently serves as senior advisor to CPP (Canada Pension Plan) Investment Board focused on investment opportunities in India. He has recently founded VSG Capital Advisors which will provide cross-border and domestic investment and advisory services in the private, public and social sectors in India and Asia.
Scott L. Bok, Chief Executive Officer of Greenhill, said, "Vikram has deep investment banking expertise and relationships throughout India, as well as across Asia and the U.S. Greenhill has developed a strong base in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia and Japan, and our intention is to extend our reach into all other important markets over time. With the addition of someone of Vikram's caliber we gain access to important potential clients in India."
Mr. Gandhi said, "I have known several of the Greenhill partners for many years and have great respect for the breadth and expertise of the Firm they have built. I believe clients will increasingly choose an independent firm like Greenhill when considering complex merger or acquisition transactions around the world."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, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Melbourne and San Francisco. Contact: Richard J. Lieb Chief Financial Officer Greenhill & Co., Inc. (212) 389-1800