Mary Anne Citrino

Ms Mary Anne Citrino

Overview

Since joining Blackstone in 2004, Ms Citrino has advised a broad range of clients in the consumer products industry including Procter & Gamble, Kraft Foods and PepsiCo. Notable transactions include advising P&G on numerous assignments, including the sale of its European tissue/towel business (Bounty, Charmin and Tempo), its minority investment in MDVIP and the acquisition of Doctor’s Dermatologic Formula. She also advised Kraft on its proposed Reverse Morris Trust transaction with Ralcorp of Kraft’s Post cereal business, Albertson’s on the sale of the company, North Castle on the sale of Avalon Natural Products to Hain Celestial, and the board of Atkins Nutritionals on the sale of the company. Before joining Blackstone in 2004, Ms Citrino was Global Head of Consumer Products Investment Banking Group at Morgan Stanley. Prior to running the Consumer Products group, Ms Citrino was Co-Head of Health Care Services Investment Banking at Morgan Stanley. Ms Citrino spent more than 20 years advising clients at Morgan Stanley. Notable transactions at Morgan Stanley include advising Unilever on its acquisitions of Ben & Jerry’s, Slim-Fast and Helene Curtis as well as selling its Diversey Lever business to SC Johnson. She also advised Pfizer on its sale of Schick to Energizer, Hershey Trust on its attempted sale of Hershey to Wrigley, and structured and advised on Heinz’s Reverse Morris Trust spin-off assets to Del Monte.
Director of Dollar Tree Stores Inc.
Received a BA in Economics from Princeton University, Phi Beta Kappa, and received her MBA from Harvard Business School as a George F Baker scholar.

Career

Private equity firm
Position:
Senior Managing Director Corporate Private Equity (New York) (current)

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