2021 Vault Rankings
At a Glance
“Great culture and people”
“Deal flow and growth opportunities—working on many live deals alongside senior bankers and clients”
“Long, unpredictable hours”
“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.
We foster an inclusive and collaborative culture by hiring quality people who are committed, tenacious, smart and principled—dedicated to achieving the right results for our clients, the right way. Both our analysts and associates play an integral role in our M&A advisory activities and regularly engage with senior Harris Williams professionals and executives of the companies we advise.
1001 Haxall Point
Richmond, VA 23219
Employer Type: Private
Executive Managing Director: Edward “Ned” Valentine
2021 Employees (All Locations): 350
Boston, MA, US
Cleveland, OH, US
Minneapolis, MN, US
Richmond, VA, US
San Francisco, CA, US
Washington, D.C., US
Aerospace, Defense & Government
Building Products & Materials
Energy, Power & Infrastructure
Healthcare & Life Sciences
Technology, Media & Telecom
Transportation & Logistics