Anu Aiyengar is the Global Head of Mergers & Acquisitions at J.P. Morgan, a member of the Global Banking Management team and serves on the Steering Committee of Women On the Move for JPMorgan Chase.
Since 1999, Anu has advised both domestic and international clients on nearly $1 trillion dollars’ worth of transactions including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures/separations, leveraged buyouts, proxy contests, unsolicited transactions and special committee assignments.
Transactions she advised on include: She recently advised on Subway’s sale to Roark Capital Group, Omni Logistics’s merger with Forward Air $3.20bn United Parcel Service, Inc.’s acquisition of MNX Global Logistic, Otho Clinical Diagnosic’s sale to Quidel, Maxar Technologies to Advent International, LVMH on its acquisition of Tiffany, E*Trade on its sale to Morgan Stanley, Home Depot on its acquisition of HD Supply, Navistar on its sale to Traton, Siemens Healthineers on its acquisition of Varian, Allergan on its sale to Abbvie, Standard Industries on its acquisition of W.R. Grace, and Waddell & Reade on its sale to Macquarie.
Anu serves on the Board of Trustees of Smith College and is on the Board of Youth INC and Dress for Success. She is also a founding member of the Smith Business Advisory Council.
Anu was named to Barron’s “100 Most Influential Women in U.S. Finance” list and recognized by American Banker as one of the “Most Powerful Women in Finance”. She was also the recipient of the “Impact and Innovation Award” by Dress for Success, the “Rising Star Award” by Women’s Bond Club, and the 2022 Ascend A-list award.
Anu is involved with several initiatives across J.P. Morgan and Wall Street to recruit, mentor and develop women. Anu is often a panelist and speaker at industry events including Wall Street Women’s Forum, Women Corporate Directors, Women’s Private Equity Summit, The Asian Women in Business, and the South Asian Bar Association Leadership Awards. Anu is frequently quoted in the financial press and interviewed on CNBC and Bloomberg TV.
Anu holds a BA in economics from Smith College and an MBA from Vanderbilt University. She lives in New York City with her husband.