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Eduardo Mestre

Eduardo Mestre

Joined Stern 2014

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Kaufman Management Center
44 West Fourth Street, 9-150
New York, NY 10012

E-mail emestre@stern.nyu.edu


Eduardo Mestre is a Senior Advisor at Evercore and former Chairman of Global Advisory and one of the firm's two most senior investment bankers. Eduardo was Vice Chairman with responsibility for the management of the firm's U.S. advisory practice from 2004-2012, and prior to joining Evercore in November 2004, was Vice Chairman of Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. and Chairman of its Investment Banking Division. Eduardo was head of investment banking at Salomon Smith Barney and its predecessor firms from 1995-2001 and co-head of Salomon Brothers' mergers and acquisitions department from 1989-1995.

Since joining Evercore, Mr. Mestre has represented, among others, Ally Financial in its restructuring of its mortgage business and the sale of its international operations to Royal Bank of Canada and GM Financial; Clearwire in its sale to Sprint; International Paper in its acquisition of Temple Inland and the subsequent sale of certain assets; McGraw-Hill in the sale of its education division to Apollo; Lubrizol in its sale to Berkshire Hathaway; Century Link in its acquisition of Qwest; Frontier in its acquisition of Verizon's rural access lines; ACS in its sale to Xerox; MGM Mirage in its financial restructuring; SBC in its acquisition of AT&T; AT&T in its acquisition of BellSouth; CSX in its proxy contest with activist investors; Cendant in its reorganization and in the sale of its Travelport subsidiary to Blackstone; Realogy in its sale to Apollo; Sequa in its sale to Carlyle; Performance Food Group in its sale to Blackstone and Wellspring; and GM in its sale of GMAC to Cerberus.

Over the years Eduardo has represented many clients in various industries including: Amgen in its acquisition of Immunex; AOL in its merger with Time Warner; Citigroup in its acquisition of Banamex, Mexico's largest bank; News Corporation in its acquisition of Hughes; SBC in its acquisition of Ameritech; Pacific Telesis in its sale to SBC; and Northrop Grumman in its mergers with Litton, Grumman and TRW.

Eduardo serves as a member of the boards of the International Rescue Committee and the Cuba Study Group.. He is past Chairman of the Board of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, one of the nation's leading cancer, genetics and neuroscience research and educational institutions, and past Chairman of WNYC, New York's public radio stations. He is also a past trustee of The Taft School. Eduardo currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Avis Budget Group, Inc. and Comcast Corporation.

Prior to joining Salomon Brothers in 1977, Eduardo was an associate with the law firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton. Eduardo graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Yale University in 1970 with a B.A. degree in Economics and Political Science and is a 1973 cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School. Eduardo was born in Havana, Cuba in 1949.