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Californian Edward Holl graduated from Occidental College, Institut D'Études Politiques de Paris in France, and the University of California, Los Angeles’ Anderson School of Management, where he earned an M.B.A. Today, Edward Holl serves as a highly capable Managing Partner of Merchants Partners LLC. Edward Holl founded the merchant banking and international trading company in 1997 and continues to run the successful firm from headquarters in San Francisco, California. In cooperation with Merchants Partners International Ltd., a Shanghai, China-based affiliate that Edward Holl founded with a business partner, Merchants Partners LLC’s team addresses the commercial trading and capital-related needs of clients around the world. Edward Holl and his partners rely on their combined 400 years of international business experience and upwards of 1,000 completed transactions to manage teams comprising business owners, executives, investors, and other professionals.

As a Managing Partner of Merchants Partners LLC and Merchants Partners International Ltd., Edward Holl oversees operations in the United States, China, Canada, Mexico, Germany, and Switzerland. Prior to establishing Merchants Partners LLC, Edward Holl spent nearly 15 years in the financial services industry. Edward Holl began his business career in 1983 when he accepted a trainee position at Bateman Eichler, Hill Richards Inc., an investment bank in Pasadena, California. Within three years, Edward Holl advanced within the company and cofounded the bank’s investment management consulting group. Edward Holl led the Bateman Eichler Consulting Group with his associates until 1989, at which point they were responsible for more than $1 billion in pension fund assets.

After seven years with Bateman Eichler, Hill Richards Inc., Edward Holl joined the international financial services enterprise Shearson Lehman Brothers. Edward Holl acted as a Senior Vice President with that firm for three years before leaving in 1993 to establish a private investment company. Born and raised in Germany, Edward Holl attended boarding school in Canada before coming to the United States in 1978. Edward Holl lives in Northern California and enjoys hiking, playing ice hockey, and sailing, when his schedule permits.

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Managing Partner

Merchants Partners LLC




Anderson School University of California at Los Angeles