Daily News: June 12, 2013

PNC’s Harris Williams Opens New Office in Germany

Harris Williams & Co., a member of The PNC Financial Services Group, has opened a new office in Germany as part of the firm’s continued international expansion. The Frankfurt office is led by managing director Jeffery Perkins who, along with a team of seasoned professionals, has broad experience across many industries.

The new office, which will focus on M&A transactions across Europe, will strengthen the firm’s cross-border deal flow, its access to buyers across continental Europe and its ability to bring U.S. buyers to European sellers. This is the firm’s second European office opened in three years; in December 2009, Harris Williams & Co. opened its London office, led by Thierry Monjauze.

Perkins has 19 years of investment banking experience in Germany. He joins Harris Williams & Co. from Daiwa Corporate Advisory GmbH (formerly Close Brothers Germany), where he was responsible for cross-border assignments in and out of German speaking markets. Perkins has advised on sell-side M&A, acquisition, public takeover, pre-IPO and restructuring mandates across a variety of sectors including automotive, flow control, energy and power, electronic equipment and capital goods, among others.