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At a Glance

Uppers

“Great culture and people”

“Deal flow and growth opportunities—working on many live deals alongside senior bankers and clients”

“Compensation”

Downers

“Long, unpredictable hours”

“Work/life balance”

“Vacation time”

The Buzz

“Great boutique”

“Great culture”

“Strong deal flow, good sponsor relationships”

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 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 more than 350 people and is led by its Executive Managing Director Edward "Ned" Valentine.

Why Work Here

Founded in 1991, Harris Williams is a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services. We work together across Industry Groups and geographies to help our clients take their vision to the next level.

With more than 400 employees, our firm operates out of offices in Boston, Cleveland, Frankfurt, London, Minneapolis, Richmond, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. Our geographic reach and experience span active M&A markets, including the Americas, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.

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
2021 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