Japanese PE Exec Joins Greenhill & Co.

Yaz Miyoshi has joined Greenhill & Co. as a Tokyo-based managing director. He is a co-founding partner of Japanese private equity firm The Longreach Group.

PRESS RELEASE

Greenhill & Co., Inc. (NYSE: GHL), a leading independent investment bank, announced today that Yasuyuki (“Yaz”) Miyoshi will join the Firm as a Managing Director based in Tokyo.

Mr. Miyoshi has been one of the founding partners of The Longreach Group, a leading Japanese private equity fund, and prior to that was a Managing Director in Investment Banking at Merrill Lynch, where he worked for 5 years.  Prior to his time at Merrill Lynch he served in several roles over 14 years at Sumitomo Bank in Japan and the United States.  He has 26 years of relevant experience, with particular focus in the financial institutions sector and in restructuring, and will focus at Greenhill on advising major Japanese companies on mergers, acquisitions and restructurings.  

Scott L. Bok, Chief Executive Officer of Greenhill, said, “Our Tokyo team has made great progress since we launched our business there less than two years ago.  This important addition is further evidence that the current environment continues to provide extraordinary opportunities for Greenhill to expand its industry sector and geographic coverage by adding talented senior bankers.”

Kensuke Hotta, Chairman of Greenhill & Co. Japan, said, “I have known Miyoshi-san for many years, and have great confidence that he will help us continue to develop Greenhill‘s advisory activities for major Japanese companies.  Our status as an unconflicted, independent investment bank with global capabilities should be of increasing interest to Japanese companies.”

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.