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Andrew Bednar

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Andrew Bednar

Partner and CEO, Perella Weinberg
Andrew Bednar

Andrew Bednar is the Chief Executive Officer of Perella Weinberg and has been a Partner since its founding in 2006 and was Co-Head of the Firm’s U.S. Advisory Business until 2013. He previously was Head of U.S. M&A at Bank of America and a member of the Investment Banking Executive Committee and was a Managing Director in M&A at Goldman Sachs. Mr. Bednar began his career at Cravath, Swaine & Moore. Mr. Bednar has led consolidation in Market Infrastructure for more than a decade. Representative transactions include advising NYSE on its $10.2 billion sale to Intercontinental Exchange; Deutsche Boerse on its $30 billion announced merger with LSE, and the NYSE on its $25 billion announced merger with Deutsche Boerse. Mr. Bednar also has been a leading advisor in sales of retail consumer brands. Representative transactions include advising Kate Spade & Co. on its $2.4 billion sale to Coach; J Crew on its $3 billion sale to TPG and Leonard Green, and Fifth and Pacific on the sale of Lucky Brands to Leonard Green and on the sale of Juicy Couture to Authentic Brands. Additionally, Mr. Bednar has advised clients in a wide range of other industries, including Transportation, Healthcare, and Technology. Mr. Bednar received a Bachelor of Science and a Masters in Business Administration from Cornell University, and also received a Juris Doctor from Columbia University. He previously served as a member of the Board of Trustees of The Juilliard School.