Centerview is one of Wall Street's most highly respected M&A advisory firms. It's known for working on high-profile deals for clients like CBS, CVS Health, and Time Warner. Centerview is also known for compensating its people very well. Salaries and bonuses are top-notch, medical benefits are excellent, and it offers many other perks like free breakfast, catered lunches, and large dinner stipends. Recently, the firm made a huge push to improve its diversity recruiting efforts.
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Centerview is looking for hardworking, intelligent, dynamic, enthusiastic out-of-the-box thinkers who are passionate about the firm’s work. For students, the firm runs an excellent internship program, providing interns with live deal experience, significant exposure to senior bankers, and many valuable firmwide events. Centerview’s full-time junior bankers get a ton of early responsibility, while working closely with senior bankers and clients on live deals. The firm places a strong emphasis on career development and growth, and seniors are committed to coaching and training junior bankers.
Since the firm tends to work on large, complicated strategic advisory assignments and transactions, work hours can be long. However, the firm goes to great lengths to try to e...
In 2006, UBS Vice Chairman Blair Effron had dinner with his friend Robert Pruzan, a veteran investment banker and former CEO of Wasserstein Perella. The two men decided to capitalize on the lucrative M&A boom by going in to business together, opening a boutique they dubbed Centerview Partners—the name came from the view at their new office on the 19th floor of Rockefeller Center. The firm has since moved to larger offices in New York; it also has offices in London, Los Angeles, Palo Alto, Paris and San Francisco. And today, that firm’s clients include 20 percent of the 50 largest companies in the world.
At Centerview, there are just two lines of business: M&A advisory and restructuring, with both businesses addressing strategic, financial, and operational issues for its clients. (An affiliated capital gro...