Harris Williams has added to its investment banking team with the hirings of Kelly McPhilliamy as a managing director and William McBride as a vice president in the firm’s consumer group.
Harris Williams & Co.’s consumer group has completed more than 50 transactions in recent years across a variety of verticals, including branded consumer products; consumer services; food, beverage and agribusiness; and restaurant and retail. Ms. McPhilliamy and Mr. McBride will focus on the health and beauty sector.
Ms. McPhilliamy has over 20 years of experience providing strategic and financial advice to public and private companies, entrepreneurs, and private equity firms regarding mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, and capital structure. Prior to joining Harris Williams, she spent 15 years at Wells Fargo as managing director and head of consumer investment banking and six years in Morgan Stanley’s global retail group and Merrill Lynch’s financial sponsors group.
Mr. McBride has advisory experience with both public and private companies on mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and strategic advisory assignments across the consumer, retail and healthcare sectors. Prior to joining Harris Williams, Mr. McBride was a vice president in the consumer and retail group at Wells Fargo.
“We continue to invest in our consumer group with the addition of talented people and incremental sector expertise that enables us to better serve our global clients,” said John Neuner, managing director and head of the consumer group. “Kelly and William have built a great practice in the health and beauty sector, and we are excited to have them on our team and to continue to build on the strong momentum in our global consumer practice.”
Harris Williams & Co. (www.harriswilliams.com), a member of The PNC Financial Services Group (NYSE:PNC), is a middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide. Harris Williams provides sell-side and acquisition advisory, restructuring advisory, board advisory, private placements and capital markets advisory services.
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