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At a Glance

Uppers

“Great, talented people and outstanding, cohesive culture”

“High quality deal flow—meaningful, intellectually stimulating work”

“Compensation”

Downers

“Long hours, tough work/life balance”

“Richmond—traveling to clients is challenging; you’re always taking a connecting flight”

“Occasionally not enough junior banker resources”

The Buzz

“Middle market leader”

“Interesting place to work”

“Never heard of them”

“Very good at what they do”

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 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 300 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

Stats

Employer Type: Private
Executive Managing Director: Edward “Ned” Valentine
2018 Employees (All Locations): 300

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