Jeff Liu is the leader of EY Global Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) for the technology sector. He is a principal of Ernst & Young LLP and a senior managing director at Ernst & Young Capital Advisors, LLC, a broker-dealer affiliate of Ernst & Young LLP that provides investment banking services. Prior to EY, Liu was a group head and senior managing director at Bank of America, Deutsche Bank and Alex Brown & Sons. He has also served as an entrepreneur-in-residence at the venture firm, New Enterprise Associates.
Before investment banking, Liu was a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Company. Liu has an MBA and a JD from Stanford University, and he is a member of the California State Bar. Liu received an AB from Harvard University where he was a Harvard National Scholar. Liu has almost 25 years of experience serving clients globally in the technology sector on a variety of topics – including strategy, corporate finance, M&A, and divestitures. He authors and edits EY’s thematic transaction-related work on industry trends, and is frequently quoted in business publications such as The Wall Street Journal, MarketWatch, Bloomberg, Forbes and Investor’s Business Daily, among others.
An Ernst & Young report found that only 39% of technology companies are moderately prepared for activist threats and 17% are not prepared at all.
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