Ownership Submission
Washington, D.C. 20549


Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Section 17(a) of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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(Print or Type Responses)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *
2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (Month/Day/Year)
3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
GHL Acquisition Corp. [GHQ]
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
_____ Director _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
Chief Financial Officer
5. If Amendment, Date Original Filed(Month/Day/Year)

6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing(Check Applicable Line)
_X_ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned
(Instr. 4)
3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)
Common Stock (1) 15,000
By Spouse

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Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 4)
4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Warrants (1)   (2)   (3) Common stock, par value $0.001 per share 15,000 $ 7 I By Spouse

Reporting Owners

Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other

      Chief Financial Officer  


/s/ Jodi Ganz, Attorney-in-fact for Harold J. Rodgriquez, Jr. 04/01/2008
**Signature of Reporting Person Date

Explanation of Responses:

* If the form is filed by more than one reporting person, see Instruction 5(b)(v).
** Intentional misstatements or omissions of facts constitute Federal Criminal Violations. See 18 U.S.C. 1001 and 15 U.S.C. 78ff(a).
(1) The shares of common stock and warrants reported herein are included in units of GHL Acquisition Corp (the "Issuer"), each unit representing one share of common stock, par value $0.001, of the Issuer ("Common Stock") and one warrant to purchase one share of Common Stock. The Units were purchased pursuant to the directed unit program described in the prospectus (the "Prospectus") dated February 14, 2008, relating to the initial public offering (the "IPO"), as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 19, 2008.
(2) Exercisable on the later of (i) February 14, 2009 and (ii) the completion by the Issuer of an initial business combination, as described in the Prospectus, in each case if there is an effective registration statement covering the shares of common stock issuable upon exercise of the warrants contained in the Units sold in the IPO.
(3) Expires on the earlier of redemption or liquidation of the trust account or on 5:00 p.m., New York time, February 14, 2013.

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