Caroline Silver

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Caroline Silver
Employer Merrill Lynch

Caroline Silver is a prolific dealmaker. In May of 2008 she left her job as vice chair of investment banking at Morgan Stanley to join rival Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc. as Regional Vice Chair Of Investment Banking.[1][2]


A 46-year-old as of May of 2008, Silver started her career at Price Waterhouse and joined Morgan Grenfell in 1987, making the jump to Morgan Stanley in 1994 to build up a cross-border practice.[3]

Silver advised Euronext in its 2004 attempts to buy the London Stock Exchange (LSE).

Silver was the main banker in the team behind Aviva's ultimately unsuccessful £17 billion attempt to buy rival insurer, Prudential in 2006, while she was also highly influential in defending German pharmaceuticals giant Schering against a hostile bid, lining up Bayer as a friendly purchaser. She also advised on a raft of other high profile deals, including the recent £12 billion rights issue mounted by Sir Fred Goodwin's Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS).



  1. "Prolific Dealmaker Silver Joins Merrill Lynch". The Independent.
  2. "Merrill Names Regional Vice Chair Of Investment Banking".
  3. Caroline Silver. Online Financial News.