Ailanore Harper is a core member of the Corporate Finance & Strategy practice at Boston Consulting Group and currently leads the Western Europe transaction center response to COVID-19. She works with clients from countries around the globe and in multiple industries on strategy and shareholder value, buy-side and sell-side M&A, IPOs and spin-offs, and post-merger integration and synergies.

Ailanore joined BCG in 2017. She is an expert associate director in M&A and shareholder value and a skilled corporate development and strategy professional, comfortable leading multi-disciplinary teams and executing or advising on complex transactions globally.

Ailanore has 13 years of experience advising and executing M&A, strategy, principal investments, corporate finance, and debt restructuring transactions at BCG, and before that, at Barclays Bank PLC, Close Brothers Corporate Finance/DC Advisory Partners, JPMorgan, and Citi.


  • M&A and divestitures
  • Post-merger integration (integration planning and synergy assessment)
  • Sell-side support
  • Shareholder value and TSR advisory
  • Corporate development and finance
  • Strategy
  • Transformation


  • BA, honors, medical sciences, Cambridge University