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Jack Levy

Partner
 
Jack Levy is a partner in Centerview’s New York office 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:

  • Harry’s Inc. $1.3 billion 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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Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Announced: Q4 2019
Value: $1.2 billion
Status: Pending

Exclusive financial advisor to Achillion on its sale to Alexion
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