greenhill & co inc (GHL) Key Developments
QLT Considers Strategic Alternatives
Feb 26 15
QLT Inc. (TSX:QLT) has continued to review its strategic and business options, having engaged with Greenhill & Co., Inc. (NYSE:GHL) to act as its advisor in connection with developing, and providing advice with respect to, various strategic and business alternatives for QLT. Strategic and business alternatives that QLT may consider include, but are not limited to, asset divestiture, partnering or other collaboration agreements, merger, reverse merger, reorganization or similar transactions, potential acquisitions, or recapitalizations.
Jon Gidney to Join Greenhill & Co., Inc. as Vice Chairman and Managing Director Based in Sydney
Feb 23 15
Greenhill & Co., Inc. announced that Jon Gidney will join the Firm as a Vice Chairman and Managing Director based in Sydney. Mr. Gidney has over 20 years of investment banking advisory experience in the Australia and New Zealand markets, most recently as Vice Chairman of Investment Banking at JP Morgan in Australia.
Bryce Dakin Joins Greenhill & Co., Inc. as a Managing Director
Feb 23 15
Greenhill & Co., Inc. announced that Bryce Dakin has joined the Firm as a Managing Director based in San Francisco and primarily focused on the semiconductor and electronics segments of the technology sector. For the past 11 years, Mr. Dakin has been at GCA Savvian Advisors, a boutique investment banking M&A advisory firm focused on the technology sector, where he was a Managing Director and member of the firm's Management Committee.
Greenhill & Co., Inc. Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Fourth Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2014
Jan 28 15
Greenhill & Co., Inc. reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2014. The Firm's fourth quarter total revenues were $76.6 million compared to total revenues of $76.3 million for the fourth quarter of 2013, an increase of $0.3 million. Income before tax was $24.0 million compared to income before tax of $21.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2013, an increase of $2.8 million, or 13%. Net income allocated to common stockholders was $15.2 million compared to net income allocated to common stockholders of $15.8 million, a decrease of $0.6 million, or 4%. Diluted earnings per share were $0.51 compared to $0.53 for the fourth quarter of 2013, a decrease of $0.02 per share, or 4%. The Firm's revenues, income before tax and net income can fluctuate materially depending on the number and size of completed transactions on which it advised, the size of investment gains (or losses), the level of expenses, the tax rate and other factors. For the fourth quarter of 2014, the Firm recorded investment revenues of $0.3 million compared with investment revenues of $0.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2013. The investment revenues in the fourth quarter of 2014 related to interest income.
For the year ended December 31, 2014, the Firm recorded an investment loss of $5.2 million compared to an investment gain of $0.2 million for the year ended December 31, 2013. The investment loss for 2014 principally resulted from the sale at a loss of portfolio company investments in previously sponsored merchant banking fund investments. Total revenue was $275,234,000 compared to $287,152,000 a year ago. Income before taxes was $67,470,000 compared to $71,206,000 a year ago. Net income allocated to common stockholders was $43,388,000 or $1.43 per diluted share compared to $46,682,000 or $1.55 per diluted share a year ago. Net income and earnings per share for the full year 2014 lower due to modest revenue decline and slightly higher tax rate. Total revenue for the year was down slightly more, due to a loss early in the year, as the company liquidated some of the last pieces of investment portfolio.
Greenhill & Co., Inc. Declares Dividend, Payable on March 18, 2015
Jan 28 15
The Board of Directors of Greenhill & Co., Inc. has declared a dividend of $0.45 per share to be paid on March 18, 2015 to common stockholders of record on March 4, 2015.