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Why Greenhill for Investment Banking? / Overview of Greenhill

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Greenhill is an elite boutique investment bank with operations across 16 offices. Greenhill operates solely as an independent advisor and does not provide lending or financial structuring. It was founded by Robert Greenhill, a banker credited with pioneering the modern M&A advisory industry.

In mid-2023, Greenhill was acquired by Mizuho, a leading Japanese bank looking to expand their investment banking growth strategy. Following the acquisition, Greenhill maintained their brand as well as the existing leadership team.

Greenhill Overview

Remember that in order to craft a great answer to the common question "Why this Firm?", it's your responsibility to read articles and speak with employees. If you are interviewing with Greenhill, you should make sure you know:

  • 1 deal that the investment banking group has done

  • 1 person at the firm (ideally someone who would have influence over your recruiting process)

  • 1 business model-specific detail to mention

We articulate how you can answer this question thoughtfully in our Investment Banking Course. We also cover all technical and qualitative information you need to get a top investment banking offer.

Big 3 Qualitative Questions

Selected Transaction

  • Transaction Description: Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited (TSE:FFH) entered into a letter of intent to acquire an additional 38.2% stake in Recipe Unlimited Corporation (TSE:RECP) from Cara Holdings Limited and others.

  • Transaction Value: C$1.5B

  • Transaction Date: Announced August 2022

Greenhill Transaction

Fact Sheet

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  • Company Name: Greenhill

  • Description: Greenhill is an American investment bank providing advice on mergers, acquisitions, restructurings, financings, and capital raisings to leading corporations, partnerships, institutions and governments across a number of industries

  • Bank Category: Elite Boutique

  • Ticker: NYSE:GHL

  • Founded: 1996

  • Employees: 365

  • Chief Executive Officer: Scott Bok

  • Headquarters: New York City, USA


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Greenhill Salary

Based on the H1B Database, the average base salary for an Analyst at Greenhill is $85k - $120k. We note that this data may be outdated, and may not be representative of current compensation.


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