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.
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Firm Quick Facts
- Founded in 1991 in Richmond, Virginia
- A subsidiary of PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.
- Harris Williams has been awarded firm of the year 10 times. Recent awards include:
- 2018 Private Equity M&A Investment Bank of the Year by Global M&A Network
- 2018 Investment Banking Firm of the Year by M&A Advisor
- 2017 Investment Bank of the Year by Mergers & Acquisitions
- 2016 Private Equity M&A Investment Bank of the Year by Global M&A Network
We are selective about hiring the most talented professionals and focus on developing tomorrow’s industry leaders. Investment banking professionals, from analysts to managing directors, are deeply involved with each transaction from pitch to closing, and employees across every level of the firm work together to continue to ensure that our clients receive best-in-class service.
In addition to our on-campus recruiting efforts, we host numerous networking opportunities each year. In the fall, we invite undergraduate sophomore and first-year MBA women to our Women’s Leadership Summit. The Summit, held in the firm’s Richmond, Virginia headquarters, includes a full day of events with special guest speakers, panel discussion, skill-building workshops, an interactive case study, and networking opportunities.
We also hold several investment banking internships. In addition to our 10-week Summer Analyst Program and Summer Associate Program, we host a one-of-its-kind Boot Camp Program in our Richmond office. Boot Camp, an intensive two-week training and working session in May, is designed for rising seniors to simulate the fast-paced and demanding environment in which a full-time analyst is expected to perform. Participants will experience a deep dive into the sell-side process, complete with detailed instruction, opportunities to apply learning through assignments, and exposure to deal-related work and meetings.
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