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W. Grant Gregory, Jr.

W. Grant Gregory, Jr.

Morgan Stanley
Managing Director
Head of North America Banks, Investment Banking Division
New York, NY, USA


W. Grant Gregory, Jr. runs the North America Bank Group within Investment Banking at Morgan Stanley. Since first joining the firm in 1993, Grant has principally been involved in providing advice to financial institutions as it relates to mergers, acquisitions and capital markets transactions. Through the fiscal crisis and its aftermath Morgan Stanley raised nearly $80 billion to help recapitalize the banking system. Grant helped lead the capital raising effort for several banking clients, including common equity raises for SunTrust, Fifth Third, KeyCorp, Commerce Bancshares, Hancock Holdings, First Horizon, TCF Financial, BancorpSouth, Private Bancorp, Texas Capital and South Financial. In addition, several of Grant’s clients such as EverBank, Regions Financial, Fifth Third, Texas Capital, SunTrust and TCF Financial have also recently issued non-cumulative perpetual preferred to augment their regulatory capital levels. Select strategic advisory assignments for Mr. Gregory include: SunTrust’s divestiture of student loans, Hancock Holdings’ acquisition of Whitney, South Financial’s sale to Toronto Dominion, Advent’s acquisition of a majority interest in Vantiv from Fifth Third, KeyCorp’s sale of MacDonald to UBS, Regions Financial’s sale of Capital Factors, Community First’s sale to BancWest, Union Planters’ sale to Regions Financial, and BBVA’s acquisitions of Compass, Texas Regional and State National. Grant graduated with distinction from Dartmouth College and the Harvard Business School.
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