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At a Glance

Uppers

“The collegial family-like atmosphere—everyone's pulling for each other”

“Lots of responsibility and growth opportunities”

“Comp is great”

Downers

“Hours can be long and unpredictable”

“Harris Williams is not a household name”

“Work/life balance”

The Buzz

“Sell-side specialists”

“Good Southern bank”

“Very effective niche boutique”

About Harris Williams

Harris Williams is an M&A advisor with offices in Boston, Cleveland, Frankfurt, London, Minneapolis, Richmond, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. The firm advises clients worldwide on the sale of their companies, helps them identify growth opportunities for their businesses, and enables them to realize their investments. Since the firm's founding, M&A advisory has been its hallmark. 

The firm regularly wins awards and honors from top industry publications. In 2019, it was named Outstanding Private Equity Investment Bank of the Year by Global M&A Network.In 2018, Harris Williams was named Investment Banking Firm of the Year by M&A Advisor as well as Private Equity M&A Investment Bank of the Year by Global M&A Network. In 2017, Mergers & Acquisitions named Harris Williams Investment Bank of the Year.

Harris Williams employs approximately 350 people and is led by its Executive Managing Director Edward "Ned" Valentine.

Why Work Here

Harris Williams provides advisory services to some of the finest private equity groups and publicly and privately held corporations. Our legacy of sell-side execution excellence and market leadership provide a track record of delivering unmatched results for our clients. Our geographic reach and experience span active M&A markets, including the Americas, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.

Our teams of industry-focused investment banking professionals have strong relationships with buyers and investors around the globe to help our clients realize maximum value for the businesses they have built. The firm’s approximately 300 employees operate out of six offices in the U.S. located in Boston, Cleveland, Minneapolis, Richmond, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C., as well as our European offices in London and Frankfurt. We take pride in the purity of our business model, the commitment to our clients, and the quality of our culture and our people.

Harris Williams

1001 Haxall Point
9th floor
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: 804-648-0072

Firm Stats

Employer Type: Private
Executive Managing Director: Edward “Ned” Valentine
2019 Employees (All Locations): 350

Major Office Locations

Boston, Massachusetts
Cleveland, Ohio
Frankfurt, Germany
London, England
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Richmond, Virginia
San Francisco, California
Washington, D.C.

Major Departments & Practices

Aerospace, Defense & Government
Building Products & Materials
Business Services
Consumer
Energy, Power & Infrastructure
Healthcare & Life Sciences
Industrials
Specialty Distribution
Technology, Media & Telecom
Transportation & Logistics