I wouldn’t assume that Gil comes to Hird with cap in hand. As Andrew Demetrio said, “They don’t call him the negotiator for nothing. Better to have him working with us than against us.”
Gill has a huge sense of self preservation. He comes from old money but is wealthy in his own right. As someone else said, deals which can enhance many people’s bank balances, whether those people actually like each other or not is irrelevant. Business connections do not have to run parallel with personal relationships/friendships but can and often do. Using other people’s money if possible, is the name of the game.