Elizabeth Bloomer Nesvold is reputed to be the most experienced female investment banker specializing in the investment management and securities industry. She co-founded the investment banking industry’s very first wealth management specialist M&A advisory group in 1997, and over the course of her 25-year career has advised on more than 175 completed investment banking engagements for firms such as First Republic Bank, Prudential and Old Mutual.
In 2007, Nesvold founded Silver Lane Advisors, an M&A investment bank focused exclusively on the financial services industry. From offices in New York, Chicago and San Francisco, the firm advises financial institutions on mergers and acquisitions, capital raises, recapitalizations and joint ventures.
As the firm’s Managing Partner, Nesvold oversees all of Silver Lane’s operations, leading its business development efforts and transaction execution, as well as setting the firm’s culture and long-term objectives.
Since launching Silver Lane, Nesvold has been instrumental in numerous deals. Some recent high marks include the sale of Avalon Advisors, a $4 billion investment manager, to The Carlyle Group; the sale of Stadion, a $7 billion managed ETF platform, to TA Associates; Evercore Partners’ acquisition of Mt. Eden Investment Advisors, and Prudential Insurance’s divestiture of WMS, a $24 billion wealth management platform, to Envestnet.
Earlier in her career, Nesvold was a managing director with Cambridge IP and also worked with Berkshire Capital, both New York-based investment banks. She is also co-author of The Art of M&A Valuation and Financial Modeling, a valuation textbook with McGraw-Hill, as well as numerous articles on private wealth management.
In 2017, Nesvold was the keynote speaker at Binghamton University School of Management’s 29th Annual Abraham J. Briloff Lecture Series on Accountability and Society, and received the ACG Champion’s Award for the Business and Financial Services Deal of the Year.
Nesvold earned her B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Economics from Binghamton University, and an MBA in Finance with high honors from The Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University.