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Mizuho to Acquire Premier M&A Advisory Firm Greenhill

Paul, Weiss is advising 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. Following completion of the transaction, Greenhill will operate from its 15 locations around the world as the M&A and restructuring advisory business of Mizuho. The transaction is expected to close by the end of 2023, subject to Greenhill shareholder approval, regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions.

The Paul, Weiss team is led by corporate partner Laura Turano and includes corporate partners Caith Kushner, Christodoulos Kaoutzanis and John Kennedy; executive compensation partners Jean McLoughlin and Jarrett Hoffman and counsel Jordan Salzman; intellectual property partner Claudine Meredith-Goujon and counsel Marisa Geiger; tax partner Robert Holo; real estate partner Peter Fisch; antitrust counsel Marta Kelly; and environmental counsel William O’Brien.

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