Lazard poaches Greenhill director

Michael Bow
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INVESTMENT bank Lazard yesterday confirmed former Greenhill managing director Richard Hoyle has joined the group.

Hoyle, who spent 14 years at Greenhill having joined from Credit Suisse in 2002, has joined Lazard as a managing director at the group’s financial advisory unit.

“Richard is a highly regarded advisor, and we expect he will be a strong addition to our outstanding team in London,” Lazard’s London boss William Rucker boss.

Hoyle is best known for working on the London Stock Exchange’s biggest ever acquisition, when it moved to buy Russell Investments earlier this year for $2.7bn acquisition.

He also advised Aegis on the company’s $4.9bn sale to Dentsu.

The Lazard London office, based near Green Park underground station, is one of 43 global offices around the world. Lazard hit the headlines last year after advising on the sale controversial sale of Royal Mail.

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