For over 20 years, Gayle Turk has advised companies across a range of industries on strategic and M&A matters, including buy-side, sell-side, split-ups, special committee assignments, strategy development, investor messaging and shareholder activism. At Centerview, Ms. Turk focuses on the general industrials sector and has been a long-term strategic and financial advisor for some of the largest companies in the space, including Honeywell, Emerson, Johnson Controls, 3M and Caterpillar. Her transaction experience includes advising Honeywell on its portfolio review resulting in the pending separations of its Homes and Transportation Systems businesses; other transactions for Honeywell include the sale of its government services business to KBR, the spin-off of AdvanSix, its resins and chemicals business, and its acquisition of xTralis. Ms. Turk worked with Johnson Controls on its merger with Tyco, the sale of its Scott Safety business to 3M, and the spin-off of Adient, its automotive business. At Emerson, she worked on its strategic repositioning including the sale of its Network Power business to Platinum Equity and the sale of its Motors & Drives businesses to Nidec. Other transaction experience includes advising Dover on its spin-off of Apergy, its upstream oil and gas business; 3M on its acquisition of the Separations Media business of Polypore; General Electric on the sale of its remaining 49% stake in NBCUniversal to Comcast; United Rentals on its acquisitions of NES, Neff and National Pump; and TE Connectivity on its sale of its Network Solutions business to Commscope and its acquisition of Measurement Specialties. Ms. Turk also advised X-Rite on its sale to Danaher, General Motors on its sale of a 51% interest in GMAC, and Cendant on its split-up which included the separation of Realogy and Wyndham Worldwide and the sale of Travelport to Blackstone.
Prior to joining Centerview Partners, Ms. Turk was a Managing Director at Evercore Partners where she was an M&A specialist with experience in a broad range of sectors. Ms. Turk started her career at McKinsey & Company, where she focused on strategy, marketing and operations for consumer companies.
Ms. Turk received a B.A. magna cum laude from Harvard University, and an M.B.A. with honors from Harvard Business School. She resides in New York City with her husband and daughter and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.