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, curious, personable, passionate, intellectual, well-rounded people with a desire to learn, a strong academic record, and the ability to quickly adapt to changing situations. For students, the firm runs a valuable internship program, exposing interns to live deals, senior bankers, clients, and top-notch training run by in-house bankers—who maintain an open-door policy for interns to ask any questions they might have. Overall, internships are representative of the first-year analyst experience.
For its full-time junior bankers, Centerview offers excellent formal and informal training—the high level of mentorship differentiates the firm from its peers. The firm invests heavily in developing its bankers, and its generalist model...
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 Chicago, 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 r...
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