Greenhill & Co., Inc. at a Glance

Uppers

  • “Great people and culture”
  • “Small deal teams afford analysts a great deal of exposure and responsibility at a very early stage in their career”
  • “Compensation is very close to the top on the Street”

Downers

  • “Workload can be unpredictable”
  • “Lack of internal infrastructure”
  • “Most of the senior bankers who hurt the culture have moved on, but a handful remain”

The Buzz

  • “Elite boutique”
  • “Struggling over the past few years”
  • “Good rep and solid in certain sectors”
  • “Past its peak”

About Greenhill & Co., Inc.

Greenhill calls itself "a unique investment banking firm," and to be sure, it follows a model quite unlike the structure of its behemoth competitors. At Greenhill, independence is the guiding philosophy; because it's not part of a larger financial institution, the firm avoids the conflicts of interest inherent in those firms. Greenhill's second rule is focus. It has no research, trading, or lending divisions to distract from its advisory work, which includes mergers, acquisitions, restructurings, financings, capital raisings, and secondary fund investment sales. 

The firm is a relatively young one by Wall Street standards: about 22 years old. In 1996, Robert F. Greenhill, former head of Smith Barney and former president of Morgan Stanley, struck out on his own and founded an eponymous boutique firm. He led the company for 11 years before stepping down as CEO in October 2007, but he remains chairman of the board and continues to actively work on deals. 

Today, Scott Bok is the firm's CEO. Although Greenhill went public in 2004, it's still closely held by its managing directors. Greenhill is headquartered in New York, with additional offices in London, Frankfurt, Stockholm, Sydney, Melbourne, Tokyo, Sao Paulo, Singapore, Toronto, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. It employs approximately 340 people, including 71 managing directors.

Greenhill & Co., Inc.

300 Park Avenue
23rd Floor
New York, NY 10022
Phone: (212) 389-1500
Fax: (212) 389-1700

Stats

  • Employer Type: Public
  • Stock Symbol: GHL
  • Stock Exchange: NYSE
  • CEO: Scott Bok
  • 2018 Employees: 340

Major Office Locations

  • Chicago, IL
  • Dallas, TX
  • Frankfurt, Germany
  • Hong Kong, China
  • Houston, TX
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • New York, NY
  • San Francisco, CA
  • São Paulo, Brazil
  • Singapore
  • Stockholm, Sweden
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Tokyo, Japan
  • Toronto, Canada
  • Madrid, Spain
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