Robert Collins has joined Greenhill & Co. as a Chicago-based managing director, overseeing infrastructure advisory work in the Americas. He previously was at Morgan Stanley as a managing director and head of infrastructure I-banking in the Americas.
Greenhill & Co., Inc. (NYSE: GHL), a leading independent investment bank, announced today that Robert K. Collins will join the Firm as a Managing Director in our Chicago office to lead our advisory effort for the infrastructure sector in the Americas.
Mr. Collins, 39, has been a Managing Director and Head of Infrastructure Investment Banking for the Americas at Morgan Stanley. Over the course of his investment banking career, Mr. Collins has worked on M&A and financing engagements totaling over $85 billion. In 2008, he was selected by both Dealmaker Magazine and Investment Dealers’ Digest as a top “40-under-40” banker.
Prior to his investment banking career, Mr. Collins was an active-duty Naval officer for five years in the U.S. Navy Nuclear Power Program where he worked for a four-star Admiral and was responsible for nuclear engineering on submarines. He received his M.B.A. in finance from The Wharton School, earned a master’s degree in nuclear engineering from the Westinghouse Reactor Engineering School and graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1991 with a B.E. in chemical engineering.
Scott L. Bok, Co-Chief Executive Officer of Greenhill, said, “Current economic challenges will cause many state and local governments to consider a monetization of infrastructure assets. An independent firm like Greenhill is well positioned to advise in such situations in comparison to most of our larger competitors that operate as principals in managing large infrastructure funds. We believe that, with the expertise and relationships that Rob brings, the infrastructure sector can become a large and important sector for us.”
Greenhill & Co., Inc. is a leading independent investment bank that provides financial advice on significant mergers, acquisitions and restructurings; 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 and San Francisco.