NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Centerview Partners, a leading independent investment banking advisory firm, announced today that Catherine Arnold has joined the firm as a Partner in its New York office. Ms. Arnold has decades of senior-level experience across the healthcare spectrum, most recently as a portfolio manager and global industry analyst for biopharmaceuticals at the Wellington Management Company, one of the world’s largest and most influential healthcare investors.
“I am thrilled to be able to leverage all aspects of my life science work in my next professional chapter serving clients at the forefront of the biopharmaceuticals industry by joining such a highly regarded franchise,” said Ms. Arnold. “Centerview’s healthcare advisory practice has cemented a well-earned reputation as one of the best in the world, with broad expertise across life sciences and healthcare services. Centerview consistently has a seat at the table as boards and executive teams grapple with high-stakes decisions that impact strategy, valuation, and ultimately, patient outcomes. I am excited to work with and alongside some of the best clients and bankers in the industry.”
“Catherine is a well-known thought leader with unique and diverse experience across the life sciences sector,” said Alan Hartman, a senior Partner at Centerview focusing on healthcare. Mark Robinson, another senior healthcare Partner at Centerview, added, “Catherine’s investor perspective and insights, along with her decades of healthcare experience, will be invaluable as we support our clients through an ever-changing healthcare and business landscape.”
“Catherine is an outstanding addition to our healthcare practice, which now includes nine partners across our global platform and has advised clients on some of the most notable transactions, strategic initiatives, and medical breakthroughs in recent years,” added Blair Effron and Robert Pruzan, co-founders of Centerview. “We look forward to continuing to invest in our healthcare practice to further enrich and differentiate our counsel to clients.”
Ms. Arnold most recently served as Managing Director, Portfolio Analyst and Global Industry Analyst of Biopharmaceuticals at Wellington Management in Boston, Massachusetts, where she regularly engaged with healthcare executives and boards on strategy, industry dynamics, and capital markets. For five years, she also was an active member of the firm’s Investment Stewardship Committee, charged with recommending philosophy, process and action on firm ESG matters. Prior to Wellington, Catherine spent more than a decade as a top-rated sell-side analyst at Credit Suisse and Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., covering the biopharmaceutical sector. Earlier in her career, Ms. Arnold served as the Director of Business Development and Strategic Planning at Hoffman-La Roche Pharmaceuticals and as a Senior Associate in the Biopharma Management Consulting Practice at Booz Allen Hamilton. Ms. Arnold has served on the Advisory Board for the FDA Modernization Task Force of The Center for Health Transformation, a member of the Health Forum of the Aspen Institute and was a Director of the National Board of the Cancer Support Community. She has contributed to Columbia Business School’s Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Management Program and has served as a Series Guest Lecturer at Harvard Business School.
About Centerview Partners
Centerview Partners, based in New York and with offices in London, Paris, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Palo Alto, and an expanding presence in Chicago, operates an international investment banking advisory practice across all sectors, specializing in independent advice and other client services capitalizing on the experience of its principals. The firm’s approximately 60 partners and over 400 professionals around the world provide senior-level counsel to both domestic and international clients and its business includes general and M&A advisory as well as restructuring.
Since its founding in 2006, the firm has advised clients on over $3 trillion in transactions. Members of the firm have experience in a range of industries including consumer products, financial services, food and beverage, energy, entertainment and media, general industrial & chemicals, energy, healthcare and healthcare services, technology, telecommunications, restructuring, retail, and utilities sectors.