Senior Managing Director
William Hiltz is a Senior Managing Director of the firm's corporate advisory business and head of its General Advisory Group. Mr. Hiltz is also Chairman of Evercore's Special Committee Execution Group, which oversees all of Evercore's Special Committee transaction execution.
Prior to joining Evercore, Mr. Hiltz was Head of the Global Energy Group at UBS Warburg and, prior to UBS' acquisition of Dillon Read & Co. Inc., Head of the Energy Group at Dillon Read since 1995. From 1982-1995, Mr. Hiltz was a Managing Director at Smith Barney where at various times he headed the Energy Group, the High Yield and Merchant Banking Group, the Transportation Group and the General Industrial Group. Mr. Hiltz has 36 years of experience in the investment banking business, beginning in 1976 when he first joined Dillon Read.
Since joining Evercore, Mr. Hiltz has advised General Mills on its acquisition of Pillsbury, the divestiture of its interest in Ice Cream Partners and the divestiture of its interest in SVE to PepsiCo. He has advised CVS on its acquisition of Eckerd, its acquisition of Albertson's free standing drugstores and its $27 billion merger with Caremark. He has also advised EDS on the sale of UGS PLM and on its $14 billion sale to Hewlett-Packard, Swiss Re on its acquisition of GE's reinsurance business, Tyco on its split-up into three separately traded companies, Credit Suisse on its sale of Winterthur, Novelis on its sale to Hindalco and Aquila on its sale to Great Plains. He advised GM on its $173 billion restructuring and its recent $23.1 billion IPO, CIT on its $54 billion restructuring and ACS on its $8.3 billion sale to Xerox. He advised BP in its negotiations with the U.S. Government concerning the creation and structure of the $20 billion trust fund related to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. More recently, he advised the Board of Chrysler on the $1.5 billion equity investment by Fiat and is currently advising the Board of Kraft on the $25 billion spin-off of its North American Grocery Business.
Mr. Hiltz serves on the Board of Directors of Davis Petroleum Corp. and is a former Director of Energy Partners, Ltd. He is a former Trustee of the Salisbury School and currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Lenox Hill Hospital in New York. He also serves as a Trustee and member of the Executive Committee of the North Shore LIJ Health System. He received a B.A. in History and Government from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.