Harris Williams, a middle-market investment bank, has named Kelly McPhilliamy as a managing director and William McBride as a vice president in the firm’s consumer group. Previously, McPhilliamy worked at Wells Fargo where she was a managing director and head of consumer investment banking while McBride was a vice president in Wells Fargo Securities’ consumer and retail group.
Richmond, Virginia, December 5, 2018 – Harris Williams, a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide for more than 25 years, is pleased to announce that it has hired Kelly McPhilliamy as a managing director and William McBride as a vice president in the firm’s Consumer Group. McPhilliamy and McBride expand the Consumer Group’s expertise and will focus on the health and beauty sector.
McPhilliamy has over 20 years of experience providing strategic and financial advice to public and private companies, entrepreneurs, and private equity firms regarding mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, and capital structure. Prior to joining Harris Williams, McPhilliamy spent 15 years at Wells Fargo as managing director and head of Consumer Investment Banking and six years in Morgan Stanley’s Global Retail group and Merrill Lynch’s Financial Sponsors group. She has received numerous awards including being named by Women’s Wear Daily as a “Mover, Shaker and Money Maker” in 2018 and one of “Beauty’s 50 Most Powerful Women” in 2015.
McBride has advised a diverse group of public and private companies on mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and strategic advisory assignments across the consumer, retail and healthcare sectors. Prior to joining Harris Williams, Mr. McBride was a vice president in the Consumer and Retail Group at Wells Fargo Securities.
“We continue to invest in our Consumer Group with the addition of talented people and incremental sector expertise that enables us to better serve our global clients. Kelly and William have built a great practice in the health and beauty sector, and we are excited to have them on our team and to continue to build on the strong momentum in our global consumer practice,” said John Neuner, managing director and head of the Consumer Group.
Harris Williams (www.harriswilliams.com), a subsidiary of the PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:PNC), is a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide. The firm has deep industry knowledge, global transaction expertise and an unwavering commitment to excellence. Harris Williams provides sell-side and acquisition advisory, restructuring advisory, board advisory, private placements and capital markets advisory services.
Harris Williams’ Consumer Group has completed more than 50 transactions in recent years across a variety of verticals, including branded consumer products; consumer services; food, beverage and agribusiness; and restaurant and retail. For more information on Harris Williams’ Consumer Group and other recent transactions, visit the Consumer Group’s section of the Harris Williams website.
Investment banking services are provided by Harris Williams LLC, a registered broker-dealer and member of FINRA and SIPC, and Harris Williams & Co. Ltd, which is a private limited company incorporated under English law with its registered office at 5th Floor, 6 St. Andrew Street, London EC4A 3AE, UK, registered with the Registrar of Companies for England and Wales (registration number 07078852). Harris Williams & Co. Ltd is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Harris Williams is a trade name under which Harris Williams LLC and Harris Williams & Co. Ltd conduct business.