In this episode, Christina Bresani, Managing Director and Head of Corporate Advisory at William Blair, shares her insights and experiences in investment banking and corporate advisory. She discusses her background, breaking into the industry, and the importance of networking. Christina explains the role of corporate advisory and its responsibilities in mergers and acquisitions, including advising clients on acquisitions, divestitures, mergers, and defending against activists. She emphasizes the changing landscape of friendly and hostile takeovers and the need for valuable relationships with clients. Additionally, Christina highlights the importance of diversity and the initiatives taken by William Blair to support women in investment banking. The episode concludes with her advice to be open to learning, curious, and true to oneself in the industry.

We discuss the following topics:

  • Christina’s background and journey in investment banking
  • Breaking into the industry and the importance of networking
  • The role and responsibilities of corporate advisory in mergers and acquisitions
  • Preparing for shareholder activism and engaging with activists
  • Evaluating defense profiles and best practices in the boardroom
  • The current landscape of friendly and hostile takeovers
  • The importance of diversity and initiatives to support women in investment banking

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Published On: August 2nd, 2023 /