Head of North America M&A
Anu Aiyengar is the Head of J.P. Morgan’s North American Mergers & Acquisitions Group responsible for the marketing and execution of advisory assignments in North America. Since 1999, she has advised both domestic and international clients on over $500 billion worth of transactions including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures / separations, leveraged buyouts, proxy contests, unsolicited transactions and special committee assignments. Ms. Aiyengar also serves on J.P. Morgan’s fairness and valuation committee.
As the co-chair of the Investment Bank's women network (WOTM-CIBN), Anu is involved with several initiatives across J.P. Morgan and Wall Street to recruit, mentor and develop women. Anu is also co-chair of the Smith Business Advisory Network. Anu was the recipient of the ‘Impact and Innovation Award’ by Dress for Success in 2019 and the ‘Rising Star Award’ by Women’s Bond Club in 2007.
Anu is a panelist and speaker at several events including WomenCorporateDirectors, Women’s Private Equity Summit, The Asian Women in Business, and the South Asian Bar Association Leadership Awards. She is also a guest lecturer at Harvard Business School, and Chicago Booth; as well as a speaker at several women’s businesses conferences across financial organizations, law firms and business schools. Ms. Aiyengar is frequently quoted in the financial press and media and most recently appeared on TheStreet’s new series “Alpha Rising” and as “Deal Doyenne of Wall Street” in The Brunswick Review.
Anu lives in New York City with her husband. She holds a BA in economics from Smith College and an MBA from Vanderbilt University.