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Justin Katz

Justin Katz is a Partner at Centerview, where he focuses on strategic advice and M&A for the general industrials sector. He has over 15 years of experience advising companies in the sector on a range of matters including strategy development, buy-side and sell-side M&A, mergers-of-equals transactions, split-ups and spin-offs, RMTs, special committee assignments, investor messaging, activism defense, and equity and debt financings.

Justin’s transaction experience includes the sale of Mirion Technologies to GSAH II ($2.6bn); Ingersoll Rand’s merger of its Industrial segment with Gardner Denver via RMT ($15bn); Tyco’s merger with Johnson Controls ($36bn); Apergy’s merger with Ecolab’s ChampionX business via RMT ($7.4bn); Siemens’ spin-off of Siemens Energy ($19bn) and acquisition of Dresser-Rand ($7.6bn); Dover’s spin-off of Apergy ($4.0bn), acquisition of Wayne and sale of Sargent; Xylem’s acquisition of Sensus ($1.7bn) and Pure Technologies; Signify’s acquisition of Cooper Lighting from Eaton ($1.4bn); GE’s acquisition of Alstom ($14bn); Honeywell’s acquisition of Sperian Protection ($1.4bn); United Technologies’ sale of UTC Power; Tyco’s separation into three public companies ($23bn) and merger of its Flow Control business with Pentair via RMT ($10bn); ITT’s separation into three public companies ($10bn); sale of Firth Rixson to Alcoa ($3.0bn); Pitney Bowes’ acquisition of Border Free; Hertz’s acquisition of Dollar Thrifty ($2.3bn); Engility’s acquisition of TASC ($1.3bn); sale of Protection One to GTCR; sale of Sauer Danfoss to Danfoss; MSA’s acquisition of General Monitors; split-off of Cargill’s stake in Mosaic ($24bn); 3G Capital’s acquisition of Burger King ($4.0bn); and Kraft’s acquisition of Cadbury ($22bn).

Prior to Centerview, Justin was a Managing Director in the Industrials Group at Lazard.

Justin received his MBA from Columbia Business School and his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University.
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