NEW YORK, Feb. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Centerview Partners, a leading independent investment banking and advisory firm, announced today that Jack Levy has joined the firm as a partner in the New York office. Mr. Levy, among the most respected investment bankers in the industry, brings nearly 40 years of experience in the M&A field to Centerview. During this time, Mr. Levy counseled many well-known companies across a wide variety of industries. In addition to advising on numerous marquee transactions, Mr. Levy has held important management positions and mentored the careers of bankers throughout his tenure on Wall Street.
Mr. Levy will work across each of the firm's industry verticals, applying his experience in the merger business to advising on client strategy and executing major transactions and restructurings. As a trusted advisor, he will also focus on developing and deepening client relationships.
"I am excited to be joining Centerview, having admired and respected the firm since its founding ten years ago, as it has become one of the leading independent advisory firms on Wall Street," said Mr. Levy. "The firm's focus on building enduring client relationships and its emphasis on providing straightforward, thoughtful advice are qualities I really value."
Prior to joining Centerview, Mr. Levy was a partner at Goldman Sachs for 15 years until July 2015. At Goldman, Mr. Levy served as Co-Chairman of the firm's global M&A practice and as a member of the firm's Partnership Committee. Prior to that, he spent more than 20 years at Merrill Lynch, where he ran the firm's global M&A department from 1990 to 2000.
"Many of our partners have worked with Jack over the years, and we are delighted that he has joined our firm," said Blair Effron, co-founder of Centerview. "In addition to being one of the most experienced tacticians and strategic counselors in the industry, we look forward to benefitting from Jack's commitment to culture building, mentoring colleagues, and advising on firm matters as we continue to grow our business."
"Jack is one of the most senior practitioners in our field, and a role model for many in our industry, both in terms of how he approaches client relationships and how he builds and coaches his teams," added Robert Pruzan, co-founder of Centerview. "We are excited about the impact he will have on our advisory business."
About Centerview Partners
Centerview Partners, based in New York, and with offices in London, Los Angeles and San Francisco, operates an international investment banking advisory practice specializing in independent advice and other client services capitalizing on the experience of its principals. The firm provides senior-level counsel to both domestic and international clients and its business includes general and M&A advisory as well as restructuring. Additionally, the firm has over $700 million of capital under management for investments in the consumer and technology sectors.
Since its founding in 2006, the firm has advised clients on over $1.5 trillion in transactions. Members of the firm have experience in a range of industries including the consumer products, financial services, food and beverage, entertainment and media, general industrial & chemicals, healthcare, technology, telecommunications, restructuring, retail, and utilities sectors. Among the more than 30 transactions valued at over $1 billion on which the firm advised over the past 12 months, notable examples include: Pfizer on its pending $160 billion combination with Allergan, Time Warner on its pending $79 billion merger with Charter Communications, Kraft on its $58 billion merger with Heinz, GE on its planned disposition of approximately $200 billion of GE Capital assets, Pharmacyclics on its $21 billion sale to AbbVie, Newell Rubbermaid on its pending $20 billion acquisition of Jarden, Johnson Controls on its pending $16.5 billion acquisition of Tyco, TE Connectivity on its $3.0 billion sale of its Broadband Network Solutions business unit to CommScope, and restructuring advice to creditors of Midstates Petroleum and Endeavor International.
SOURCE Centerview Partners