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Eric Gleacher, Fall 2008
A preeminent leader on Wall Street, Mr. Gleacher is chairman of Gleacher Partners LLC, the international investment banking firm that he founded in 1990. In his early years on Wall Street, Mr. Gleacher started the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) department at Lehman Brothers before managing global M&A at Morgan Stanley. In 1988, he advised the $26.4 billion purchase of RJR Nabisco by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts then the largest takeover in history. With offices in New York, Atlanta, and Connecticut, Mr. Gleacher’s firm provides strategic advice to corporations throughout the world – primarily related to mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, strategic alliances and financing. To date, Gleacher Partners has advised clients on more than $200 billion in M&A transactions.
Gleacher Partners' investment management unit (through several subsidiaries and affiliates) is active in hedge funds, private equity, mezzanine investments, and other investments with over $1 billion in assets under management. Mr. Gleacher is a Trustee of The University of Chicago and New York University. He is Chairman of the Institute for Sports Medicine at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York and is also Chairman of the Ransome Scholarship Trust for St. Andrews University in St. Andrews, Scotland. Mr. Gleacher received an MBA from The University of Chicago and a BA from Northwestern University and served as a U.S. Marine infantry officer in the 1960s.