Greenhill & Co., an independent investment bank, has expanded its Private Capital Advisory team with the hiring of Matt DeNatale as a Principal based in San Francisco; Zaid Abdul-Aleem as a Principal in Chicago; and Sally Adele Box as a Vice President based in Sydney.
“These three recruits substantially enhance our reach to institutional investors across the U.S. as well as to the very large funds based in the Australian market. Their addition positions us to better service private equity fund clients around the world,” said Dave Brown, Co-Head of Private Capital Advisory for Greenhill.
Mr. DeNatale joins the firm from Lazard, where he has been a Principal in the Private Fund Advisory Group. He was with Lazard for six years, based in San Francisco for most of that time. Previously he spent five years in equity-related roles for Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce.
Mr. Abdul-Aleem joins the firm from Piedmont Investment Advisors, where he was a Partner and Executive Vice President in charge of fund raising. Previously, he spent seven years at Morgan Stanley in various Corporate Finance and Institutional Equities roles.
Ms. Box joins the firm QIC Global Infrastructure, the sixth largest infrastructure investment manager globally, with $6.5 billion under management. Prior to her time there she spent four years at Macquarie Capital as a Vice President in the group focused on sourcing and arranging private capital for third party and Macquarie led transactions. Prior to her time at Macquarie she was an attorney focused on private equity and fund formation for Weil, Gotshal & Manges in New York and Allens Arthur Robinson in Sydney.
“These important additions to our team demonstrate our belief that the Capital Advisory business has the potential to grow into a significant contributor to the firm’s revenue and profitability,” said Scott Bok, Chief Executive Officer of Greenhill. “As with all our businesses, we want to have an important presence in the key US cities, as well as in the important business centers globally. Here we are enhancing our distribution capability across the US while also accessing the Australian market, which represents a significant pool of capital for our clients.”
Greenhill & Co. is an independent investment bank focused on providing financial advice on mergers, acquisitions, restructurings, financings and capital raising to corporations, partnerships, institutions and governments. The firm has offices in New York, London, Frankfurt, Stockholm, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Melbourne and San Francisco (www.greenhill.com).
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