Our Businesses & Capabilities

Investment Banking

Mergers & Acquisitions

In advising companies on mergers & acquisitions, we evaluate potential acquirers and targets, analyze values and propose financial and strategic alternatives. Boards, management teams and financial sponsors rely on our independent judgment and deep expertise in navigating their most important transactions and strategic decisions.

We also advise clients on the structuring of public and private transactions to optimize their tax, accounting and other deal objectives. Our expertise includes split-offs, spinoffs, joint ventures, divestitures and other tax-efficient combinations.

Strategic, Defense & Shareholder Advisory

Evercore is widely regarded as the leading shareholder activism and raid defense advisor in the world. Our Strategic, Defense & Shareholder Advisory team works closely with clients on matters related to complex M&A, board advisory, corporate governance and activism and hostile and unsolicited activity. We help clients prepare for, avoid and—if necessary—defend against activist investor pressure and hostile takeover attempts.

Our team has advised companies on many of the largest and most high-profile activist campaigns and hostile defense assignments in recent years. In public company situations, Evercore’s strategic shareholder advice is an integral part of our M&A practice and a decisive edge for clients seeking to solve complicated issues and obtain shareholder support for their transactions.

Special Committee Assignments

Evercore’s special committee practice is driven by an overall commitment to independence, discretion, objectivity and the delivery of unconflicted advice. Our team has a long history of offering impartial advice to special committees and assisting them to meet fiduciary duties and obligations in significant situations.

Real Estate Strategic Advisory

Real Estate Strategic Advisory (RESA) provides comprehensive strategic advisory and capital raising solutions to public and private companies, sponsors and investors globally. The team assists with advice and execution across the spectrum of clients and transaction types, including public M&A, portfolio sales and recapitalizations, continuation vehicles, joint ventures, funds, equity capital markets and other bespoke advisory engagements.

Uniquely positioned at the intersection of global real estate capital flows, RESA brings together the diverse strengths of Evercore’s broader franchise into one comprehensive offering: traditional public M&A advice, private capital raising and capital advisory solutions. The team leverages many of Evercore’s unique market-leading capabilities, including infrastructure, activism defense and the firm’s other capital advisory teams—who have been recognized along with RESA as global leaders in their respective capital advisory sectors, according to the latest PEI Group rankings.