Blair W. Effron
Partner, Centerview Partners LLC
Blair W. Effron is co-founder of Centerview Partners, a leading independent investment banking and advisory firm with offices in New York, London, Los Angeles and San Francisco. The Firm has over 250 professionals and provides advice on mergers and acquisitions, financial restructurings, valuation, and capital structure to companies, institutions and governments. Since the founding of Centerview in 2006, the firm has advised in nearly $2.0 trillion in transactions and ranks among the most active firms globally in strategic advisory. The Firm ranked eight in merger activity in 2015. Additionally, the Firm has a principal investing business with $750 million in investment capital for principal activity in the consumer and technology sectors.
Mr. Effron began his career at Dillon Read in 1987 and remained with the firm through successive mergers, culminating in senior positions with UBS, including group vice chairman and a member of the investment bank board of directors. In his nearly 30 year career, Mr. Effron has advised Fortune 500 and multinational companies across a range of sectors including the Consumer, Financial, General Industrial, Healthcare, Media, and Retail industries.