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At a Glance

Uppers

“Great, respectful, team-based culture and incredible people”

“Early responsibility, strong deal flow and experience, great advancement opportunities”

“Compensation”

Downers

“Hours and work/life balance can be tough”

“Stressful and demanding”

“Unpredictable workload”

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 three decades ago, M&A advisory has been its hallmark. 

The firm regularly wins awards and honors from top industry publications. In 2021, it was named Global PE Investment Bank of the Year and  Outstanding M&A Investment Bank by Global M&A Network. In 2020, Harris Williams was named Outstanding M&A Advisory Firm by Global M&A Network. In 2019, the firm was named Global Private Equity Investment Bank of the Year and Americas Private Equity Investment Bank of the Year by Global M&A Network. In 2018, Harris Williams was named Investment Bank of the Year by Mergers & Acquisitions, 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. 

Harris Williams employs approximately 500 people and is led by Executive Managing Director Edward "Ned" Valentine.

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
2023 Employees (All Locations): 500

Major Office Locations

National (US)
Frankfurt, DE
London, GB

Major Departments & Practices

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