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Greenhill Adds Energy Bankers

Christopher Mize and Aaron Hoover have joined Greenhill & Co. as managing directors focused on the energy sector. They will work out of a new Greenhill office in Houston, Texas, and previously were with Merrill Lynch.


Greenhill & Co., Inc. (NYSE: GHL), a leading independent investment bank, announced today that Christopher D. Mize and Aaron R. Hoover will join Greenhill as Managing Directors. In conjunction with their recruitment, Greenhill will establish a Houston office focused on energy companies.

Mr. Mize had been Co-Head of the combined Bank of America Merrill Lynch Energy & Power practice for the Americas, and prior to that was Co-Head of Merrill Lynch’s Energy & Power practice. He has been based in Houston and spent his 22 year banking career with Merrill Lynch prior to its recent sale to Bank of America, the last 10 of those years as a Managing Director.

Mr. Hoover has worked in the Energy Group at Merrill Lynch (now Bank of America Merrill Lynch) in Houston for the past 13 years since receiving his MBA in finance from The Wharton School, having been promoted to Managing Director in 2005. He began his career with Arthur Andersen as a CPA.

Scott L. Bok, Co-Chief Executive Officer of Greenhill, said, “With the addition of Chris and Aaron we are significantly enhancing our focus on advising energy companies, which represent a large and active global market for our services. The Houston office will be our 10th office worldwide and will provide incremental advisory opportunities by putting us closer to major prospective clients.”

Greenhill & Co., Inc. is a leading independent investment bank that provides financial advice on significant mergers, acquisitions, restructurings and other financial matters; assists private funds in raising capital from investors; and manages merchant banking funds. It acts for clients located throughout the world from its offices in New York, London, Frankfurt, Toronto, Tokyo, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles and San Francisco.