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Mizuho Completes Acquisition of Premier M&A Advisory Firm Greenhill

Paul, Weiss advised Mizuho Financial Group, Inc., in its all-cash acquisition of Greenhill & Co., Inc., for $15 per share, reflecting an enterprise value of approximately $550 million, including assumed debt.

Greenhill is a leading independent investment bank advising on significant mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and capital raising transactions. The acquisition adds complementary services to Mizuho’s existing capital markets, banking and private capital advisory capabilities across the corporate and investment bank.

The Paul, Weiss team was led by corporate partner Laura Turano and included, among others, corporate partners Andrew Krause, Christodoulos Kaoutzanis, Manuel Frey and Robert Kindler and counsel Christopher Dickson, Jason Tyler and Frances Mi; executive compensation partners Jarrett Hoffman and Jean McLoughlin; litigation partners Geoffrey Chepiga, Joshua Soven, Gregory Laufer and Jaren Janghorbani and counsel Steven Herzog, Daniel Levi and Jacobus Schutte; restructuring partner Jacob Adlerstein and counsel Karen Zeituni; tax partner Robert Holo; intellectual property partner Claudine Meredith-Goujon and counsel Elana Bensoul; real estate partner Peter Fisch; antitrust counsel Marta Kelly and Yuni Sobel; environmental counsel William O’Brien; and international trade counsel Richard Elliott.

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