NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Centerview Partners, a leading independent investment banking advisory firm, today announced the appointments of Partners Tony Kim and Eric Tokat as Co-Presidents, Investment Banking. Mr. Kim and Mr. Tokat will join Centerview’s senior management in overseeing and implementing Centerview’s strategy and continuing to develop its industry-leading client franchises.
Mr. Kim is a founding colleague of Centerview. He has played a significant role in the growth of the firm, including developing large cap client relationships across a broad range of industries, advising clients on some of the firm’s largest transactions, implementing Centerview’s strategy and developing Centerview’s internal talent. Mr. Tokat is a founding colleague of Centerview’s Healthcare practice. He has advised on many of the most important life sciences transactions over the past decade and has played an instrumental role in establishing Centerview’s healthcare practice as the market leader in strategic advisory.
Mr. Pruzan said, “Tony and Eric have been critical in helping to build Centerview into a preeminent advisory firm and positioning it for continued growth and success for future generations of talented bankers. Their contributions to our clients in providing strategic advice to companies, guiding them through market cycles and helping them execute transactions is invaluable. Their leadership across the firm and mentorship of our junior bankers exemplifies everything we strive for at Centerview.”
Mr. Kim and Mr. Tokat said, “Centerview has developed a unique investment banking franchise known for providing differentiated and thoughtful strategic advice to clients from start-ups to the world’s largest companies. We are honored by the opportunity to help drive the next phase of Centerview’s growth and ensure its continued success for years to come.”
Mr. Effron concluded, “Tony and Eric have proven track records managing their businesses and delivering exceptional outcomes for clients. Equally important, over many years they have developed a strong foundation, shared vision, professional respect and personal friendship with each other, as well as with our more than 70 partners and hundreds of colleagues around the world. Tony and Eric are world-class bankers and culture leaders for the firm, and we couldn’t be more excited for them to formally join us in pushing the firm on a journey of continued success.”
Tony Kim, 48, joined Centerview at its founding in 2006 and leads the firm’s consumer products practice. Mr. Kim is a member of the Board of Directors at GreaterNY, The Korea Society and Prep for Prep. He received a B.S. and a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.
Eric Tokat, 46, joined Centerview in 2009. He sits on the Board of Trustees of the Brookings Institution and the International Rescue Committee, and on the Board of Advisors of Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Mr. Tokat holds a B.A. from Bogazici University and a M.I.A. from Columbia University.
About Centerview Partners
Centerview Partners, based in New York and with offices in London, Paris, San Francisco and Palo Alto, 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. Since its founding in 2006, the firm has advised clients on over $3 trillion in transactions. The firm’s approximately 70 partners and over 500 professionals around the world provide senior-level counsel on mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, financial restructurings and valuation to companies, boards, institutions and governments.