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9th September 2011

Standard Chartered acquires Gryphon Partners

Standard Chartered has acquired Gryphon Partners the mining and metals
M&A corporate advisory. Gryphon consists of 22 people based in Australia and Canada an snce their foundation in 2003 they have advised on more than 60 M&A deals with a total value in excess of US$22bn (€15.7 £13.8bn $22.0bn ¥1,699bn Y140.7bn


Mike Rees, Group Executive Director and CEO of Wholesale Banking, said:
"We are delighted to welcome the team from Gryphon Partners to Standard Chartered. Gryphon Partners’ transaction experience, deep industry knowledge and corporate relationships will enhance our mining and metals sector capabilities. Together with Gryphon Partners, we will now be able to provide our core footprint clients with high quality advice on opportunities in all our key markets relevant to the mining and metals sector. This mirrors our successful acquisition of Harrison Lovegrove in 2007, where we added significant oil & gas advisory capabilities. In addition, we remain committed to supporting our clients' important strategic initiatives through our strong financial product capabilities."