The ex-Greenhill MD joins Lazard to advise UK companies with large values.

Lazard Ltd announced on Wednesday that Richard Hoyle has joined the firm as a Managing Director, Financial Advisory. Based in London, he will advise large-cap UK companies across a range of sectors.

Hoyle joins Lazard from Greenhill, where he was a Managing Director in its London office. He recently advised on several landmark transactions, including the London Stock Exchange’s $2.7bn acquisition of Russell Investments and Aegis’ $4.9 billion sale to Dentsu.

‘Richard is a highly regarded advisor, and we expect he will be a strong addition to our outstanding team in London,’ said William Rucker, CEO of Lazard in London.

Hoyle spent fourteen years with Greenhill, having joined from Credit Suisse in 2000.