Beth Pickens, who helps lead William Blair’s investment banking coverage of the consumer sector, was named by Mergers & Acquisitions magazine as one of the “Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A.” This marks her second year on the list; she was part of the inaugural list of influencers in 2016.

Ms. Pickens, who joined William Blair in 2000 and speaks English, French, Italian, and Spanish, has completed cross-border transactions involving several of the consumer sector’s most promising companies. According to the article, Ms. Pickens, who is a managing director in the firm’s London office, has “conducted deals involving consumer goods darlings Harry’s (the razor brand), Harrys of London (a footwear brand), and personal care lines Mio Skincare and Yes to Carrots.”

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The list, which is part of a second annual report by Mergers & Acquisitions on women in deal-making, identifies 35 of “the best and the brightest female dealmakers, including: corporate dealmakers, private equity investors, investment bankers, lenders, attorneys, and other advisors.”