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Harris Williams & Co.

Harris Williams & Co.
Industry Investment banking
Founded 1991
Founder H. Hiter Harris III, Christopher H. Williams
Headquarters Richmond, Virginia, United States
Products Mergers & Acquisitions, Fairness opinions, Restructuring advisory
Number of employees
Parent PNC Financial Services

Harris Williams & Co. is an independent investment bank specializing in advisory services and financings for middle-market companies. The firm provides a variety of advisory services including mergers & acquisitions, fairness opinions and restructuring advisory. Harris Williams operates as a subsidiary of PNC Financial Services.

The firm, which is based in Richmond Virginia, was founded in 1991. The company operates additional offices in San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Cleveland, London, and Frankfurt.


Harris Williams was founded by Christopher Williams and Hiter Harris, who previously worked together at Charlotte investment banking boutique Bowles Hollowell Connor & Co., a firm later bought by Wachovia. Harris and Williams had previously been classmates at Harvard Business School, which they graduated in 1987.[1][2]

The firm has built its business focused heavily on providing advisory services for leveraged buyout transactions and other private equity investments.[3]

In 2005, Harris Williams was acquired by PNC Financial Services and continues to operate as a subsidiary of PNC under the Harris Williams brand.

See also


  1. ^ Article: Harris Williams Banks on Its People: Longevity of senior staff is key. Investment Dealers' Digest, January 21, 2008
  2. ^ Before trying his hand at banking, Hiter Harris was an accomplished kicker who made a name for himself during crunch time. Mergers & Acquisitions: The Dealmaker's Journal, September 1, 2007
  3. ^ An Atlantic alliance. Acquisitions Monthly, December 1, 2003

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