Blair W. Effron
(born 1962) is an American financier. Effron co-founded Centerview Partners
, a leading global investment banking firm based in New York City
Centerview has offices in London, Paris, Chicago, Los Angeles, Palo Alto and San Francisco. The firm provides advice on mergers and acquisitions, financial restructurings, valuation, and capital structure to companies, institutions and governments.
Effron began his career in investment banking in the early 1980s and built up a reputation as one of the leading bankers in the consumer products
industry and for more than ten years since founding Centerview has been one of the industry's top generalist banker across several industries. At UBS, Effron was Group Vice Chairman of UBS AG and a member of the Board of UBS Investment Bank, where he also sat on several management committees. Effron's major coup came in 2005 when he advised Gillette
on its $57 billion sale to Procter & Gamble
, which was the largest mergers and acquisitions
transaction of 2005. Among Effron's other major deals are:
Active in the Democratic party, Effron was a prominent supporter of John Kerry's 2004 presidential campaign and an active supporter of Joe Biden's 2020 presidential campaign.
He also hosted Obama at his Upper East Side Manhattan home in May 2014 and Hillary Clinton in June 2015.
Effron contributes political and business commentary to outlets including the Financial Times
, The Wall Street Journal
and other publications.
- ^ "Boutique Bank That's Riding Out the Storm". The New York Times. February 29, 2008.
- ^ "For Boutiques, Time to Shop as Bankers Flee Big Firms". The Wall Street Journal. February 5, 2009.
- ^ a b "Joe Biden picks up support from influential Wall Street fundraisers Marc Lasry and Blair Effron, who backed Obama and Clinton". CNBC. December 19, 2019.
- ^ Promislo, Susan (June 8, 2016). "Princeton: Seven named to Princeton Board of Trustees". Princeton University.
- ^ Burrough, Bryan; Helyar, John (1990). Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco. HarperCollins. ISBN 9780060536350.
- ^ Three Senior Wall Street Professionals Announce Formation of Centerview PartnersPR Newswire.
- ^ "Conagra to buy Pinnacle for $8.1 billion, creating frozen food powerhouse". Reuters. June 27, 2018.
- ^ "Blair W. Effron | The Hamilton Project". www.hamiltonproject.org. Retrieved April 23, 2020.
- ^ "Obama to attend investment bankers' fund-raiser". The New York Times. May 14, 2014.
- ^ "How a Democrat-led House of Representatives could boost US growth". Financial Times. January 3, 2019.
- ^ "Tighter times mean tougher corporate choices". Financial Times. June 16, 2020.
- Centerview Benefits from Wall St.'s Pivot to Smaller Banks, by David Gelles. The New York Times
- The Deal Makers behind 2015 ‘s Biggest Tie Ups Dana Mattioli, Dana Cimilucca, Shayndi Raice The Wall Street Journal
- How to Foster Long-Term Innovation Investment, Center for American Progress, Co-authored by Blair Effron
- Centerview Partners’ relationship care brings blockbuster deals, from the Financial Times
- Rubin to Join Centerview, a Young Firm. The New York Times, August 12, 2010
- The Case for an Employer Tax Break. The Wall Street Journal, September 21, 2009
- Murdoch Chose Advisers Versed In Family Firms. The Wall Street Journal, May 3, 2007
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