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Why Centerview Partners for Investment Banking? / Overview of Centerview Partners

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Founded in 2006 by a pair of experienced bankers, Centerview Partners is one of the top elite boutique investment banks with offices across the U.S. and Western Europe. Centerview is one of the few elite boutiques that consistently advises on the industry's largest transactions. Centerview has enjoyed particular success advising on consumer and healthcare transactions.

Centerview has been named the #1 investment banking firm to work for in the Vault/Firsthand survey for three straight years. Their pay is also reputed to be one of the highest on the street.

Centerview Partners Overview

Remember that in order to craft a great answer to the common question "Why this Firm?", it's your responsibility to read articles and speak with employees. If you are interviewing with Centerview Partners, you should make sure you know:

  • 1 deal that the investment banking group has done

  • 1 person at the firm (ideally someone who would have influence over your recruiting process)

  • 1 business model-specific detail to mention

We articulate how you can answer this question thoughtfully in our Investment Banking Course. We also cover all technical and qualitative information you need to get a top investment banking offer.

Big 3 Qualitative Questions

Selected Transaction

Centerview Partners has a strong presence in the healthcare sector, an example of which is its advisory to Biohaven Pharmaceutical during its sale to Pfizer.

  • Transaction Description: Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) entered into an agreement to acquire the remaining 97.1% stake in Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Company Ltd. (NYSE:BHVN) from BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK) and others.

  • Transaction Value: US$11.6B, all cash

  • Transaction Date: Announced May 2022

  • Press Release

Centerview Partners Transactions

Fact Sheet

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  • Company Name: Centerview Partners

  • Description: Centerview Partners is an American independent investment banking firm with expertise across a wide range of industries, geographies, transaction structures, and sizes

  • Bank Category: Elite Boutique

  • Company Status: Centerview Partners is not publicly traded

  • Founded: 2006

  • Employees: 300

  • Co-Founders: Blair Effron, Robert Pruzan

  • Headquarters: New York City, USA


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Centerview Partners Salary

Based on the H1B Database, the average base salary for an Investment Banking Analyst at Centerview is $90k - $130k.


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