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Jack Levy

Senior Advisor
Jack Levy is a senior advisor for Centerview working across each of the firm's industry verticals, advising on client strategy and executing major transactions and restructurings. He has over 40 years of experience in M&A and is among the most well-known and respected investment bankers in the industry.

Mr. Levy has counseled numerous companies across a wide variety of industries. His transaction experience includes:

  • Emerson contribution of industrial software businesses to AspenTech – $11 billion
  • Kohl’s Corporation activist defense – 2021
  • Purolite $3.7 billion sale to Ecolab
  • Goli minority investment by VMG
  • Hudson Bay Company $6 billion going private transaction
  • Eaton Vance $7 billion sale to Morgan Stanley
  • ERA Group merger with Bristow Group
  • Harry’s Inc. $1.3 billion (terminated) sale to Edgewell Personal Care Company
  • Campbell’s $2.2 billion sale of Arnott’s to KKR, the $510 million Bolthouse sale to Butterfly Equity, and the $300 million sale of Kelsen Group to Ferrero SpA
  • athenahealth $5.7 billion sale to Veritas Capital and Evergreen Coast Capital
  • Blue Mercury $210 million sale to Macy’s
  • Pfizer $15 billion+ consumer healthcare joint venture with GSK
  • Blue Buffalo $8.0 billion sale to General Mills
  • American Greetings sale to Clayton, Dubilier & Rice
  • HSNi $2.6 billion sale to Liberty Interactive Corporation
  • Federated Department Stores $10.4 billion acquisition of Macy’s
  • Pfizer $68 billion acquisition of Wyeth
  • Saks $2.4 billion sale to Hudson Bay Company
  • Barneys $940 million sale to Istithmar World Americas Inc
  • Macy’s $11 billion acquisition of May Department Stores
  • Jos A. Bank $1.8 billion sale to Men’s Warehouse
  • Marshall Field’s $3.2 billion sale to May Department Stores
  • Cubist $8.4 billion sale to Merck
  • Intermune $8.3 billion sale to Roche
  • Target’s $1.9 billion sale of its Pharmacy business to CVS
  • Elizabeth Arden $870 million sale to Revlon
  • Gillette $54 billion sale to Proctor & Gamble
  • Lord & Taylor $1.2 billion sale to NRDC Equity Partners
  • Danaher $17 billion spin off of Fortive Corp
  • BE Aerospace $2 billion spin off of KLX Inc.
  • Air Methods $2.5 billion sale to American Securities
In addition to advising on many marquee M&A transactions and activist matters, Mr. Levy has held important management positions and mentored the careers of bankers throughout his tenure on Wall Street.

Before joining Centerview, Mr. Levy was a partner at Goldman Sachs for 15 years until July 2015. At Goldman, Mr. Levy served as Co-Chairman of the firm’s global M&A practice and as a member of the firm’s Partnership Committee. Prior to that, he spent more than 20 years at Merrill Lynch, where he ran the firm’s global M&A department from 1990 to 2000.

Mr. Levy received his MBA from Stanford University and his undergraduate degree from Hamilton College.
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