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Each Partner brings extensive industry knowledge, unrivaled relationships and substantial deal experience, resulting in a team of the industry's most sought after advisors

Gayle Turk

Partner
 
For over 25 years, Gayle Turk has advised companies across a range of industries on strategic and M&A matters, including buy-side, sell-side, split-ups, special committee assignments, strategy development, investor messaging and shareholder activism. At Centerview, Ms. Turk focuses on the general industrials sector and has been a long-term strategic and financial advisor for some of the largest companies in the industrial sector. Over the course of her career, Ms. Turk has advised on over $100bn of transactions and has a track record of completing multiple transactions for her clients over the course of long-term relationships. Her transaction experience includes advising Emerson on the acquisition of NI, the sale of Climate Technologies, the acquisition of OSI Systems, as well as the sale of its Network Power business to Platinum Equity and the sale of its Motors & Drives businesses to Nidec. At Honeywell, Ms. Turk advised the company on its portfolio review which resulted in the spin-off of Garrett Automotive and Resideo; she advised Honeywell on other strategic portfolio actions including the sale of its government services business to KBR, the sale of its footwear business to Rocky Brands, the spin-off of AdvanSix, and the acquisition of xTralis. Ms. Turk worked with Johnson Controls on its merger with Tyco, the sale of its Scott Safety business to 3M, and the spin-off of Adient. Ms. Turk advised Dover on its spin-off of Apergy and Apergy on its RMT with ChampionX, spun out of Ecolab. Other transaction experience at Centerview includes advising Jacobs on the separation of its CMS business, 3M on its acquisition of the Separations Media business of Polypore; General Electric on the sale of its remaining 49% stake in NBCUniversal to Comcast; United Rentals on its acquisitions of Blueline Rental, Baker Tanks, NES, Neff and National Pump; and X-Rite on its sale to Danaher.

Prior to joining Centerview Partners, Ms. Turk was a Managing Director at Evercore Partners where she was an M&A specialist with experience across sectors. Ms. Turk started her career at McKinsey & Company, where she focused on strategy, marketing and operations for clients largely in the industrial and consumer sectors.

Ms. Turk received a B.A. magna cum laude from Harvard University, and an M.B.A. with honors from Harvard Business School. She resides in New York City with her husband and daughter. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and also serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council at the Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Studies at Harvard.
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