Eduardo Mestre is a Senior Managing Director and Chairman of Global Advisory at Evercore and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.
Since joining Evercore, Mr. Mestre has been involved in many of the firm’s most important transactions in various industry sectors, including media, consumer, industrials, chemicals and financial institutions. Among others, Eduardo has represented Comcast in its acquisition of Sky; Pinnacle Foods in its sale to Conagra; Whole Foods in its sale to Amazon; DuPont in its merger with Dow Chemical, its spin-offs of Chemours, Dow, Corteva and Nutrition and Biosciences and its proxy fight with Trian Fund Management; Estee Lauder in its acquisition of Too Faced; United Airlines in its defense against activist investors; EMC in its sale to Dell; MGM Resorts International in its threatened proxy contest with L&B, the IPO of its REIT subsidiary and its financial restructuring; and Ally Financial in its restructuring of its mortgage business and the sale of its international operations to Royal Bank of Canada and GM Financial. Mr. Mestre was responsible for the day to day management of the firm’s U.S. advisory practice from 2004-2012.
Mr. Mestre serves as a member of the boards of the International Rescue Committee, where he is Chair of the Board of Advisors, and the Cuba Study Group, a Cuban issues advocacy group that favors engagement and support of civil society. 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.
Prior to joining Evercore in October 2004, Mr. Mestre was Vice Chairman of Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. and Chairman of its Investment Banking Division. Mr. Mestre was head of investment banking at Citigroup and its predecessor firms from 1995-2001 and co-head of Salomon Brothers’ mergers and acquisitions department from 1989-1995. Prior to joining Salomon Brothers in 1977, Mr. Mestre was an associate with the law firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton.
Mr. Mestre 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. Mr. Mestre was born in Havana, Cuba in 1949.
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