Telecoms banker Fritzsche leaves Wells Fargo for Greenhill

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Jennifer Fritzsche is joining the global telecom and digital infrastructure leadership team at investment bank Greenhill & Co.

Fritzsche (pictured) has spent the last 25 years at Wells Fargo in Chicago, where she was a managing director and senior equity analyst, covering the telco, cable and communications infrastructure industries.

However, she will continue to be based in Chicago, she told Capacity

On LinkedIn she describes her range of activities as the whole communications infrastructure space, including wireless spectrum, fibre, towers, small cells and data centres. According to her profile there, she left Wells Fargo in July 2020.

Fritzsche told Capacity: "I am thrilled to get back to what I missed most about my days in equity research — strategy planning and advisory work with the management teams in this great space. Greenhill is the platform to do just that given their deep experience in the space and tenured relationships with many of the key players." 

Pieter-Jan Bouten, head of Greenhill UK, said: “We have ambitious plans to further grow our successful digital infrastructure and digital economy advisory business. We expect this to continue to be an active area for investment and consolidation where Jennifer’s sector knowledge, though leadership and relationships will enhance our global capabilities.”

Greenhill — not to be confused with Greensill, the financial services company that filed for insolvency last month — is an independent investment bank founded in 1996.

Bouten said yesterday that he is taking on a new position at Greenhill, with global coverage as head of telecom and digital infrastructure, with Jonathan Dann as head of European telecom and digital infrastructure.

Fritzsche said: "I am incredibly grateful they saw my experience and talents as a fit to help them with the strong pipeline of work they have ahead of them. Right now we are living through the golden age of communications Infrastructure and  I am so happy to back in it in a more formal way."