Lincoln International Launches San Francisco Bay Area Office and Expands its TMT Practice Globally
Lincoln International announces today the opening of a San Francisco Bay area office led by Managing Director and Co-head of Lincoln’s TMT group, William Bowmer. Mr. Bowmer is a twenty-year veteran of Lehman Brothers/Barclays Capital who brings to Lincoln deep relationships with key TMT-focused venture capital and private equity funds, and public and private TMT companies. Mr. Bowmer began his career with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, & Flom as a lawyer, first in New York and then Hong Kong. He then joined UBS’s investment banking practice before moving to Lehman Brothers in 1997, both in Hong Kong. In 2004, Mr. Bowmer relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area and has since been focused on TMT. As a result, he has developed both valuable contacts and a deep understanding of the San Francisco Bay area, while maintaining a global perspective. “With the globalization of TMT markets, I am thrilled to be leading the firm’s endeavor to develop its global, mid-market TMT expertise in the San Francisco Bay area,” expressed Bowmer.
Mr. Bowmer joins Lincoln’s already formidable U.S. TMT team led by Scott Twibell, Managing Director in Lincoln’s New York office. Under Mr. Twibell’s direction, Lincoln’s TMT group has rapidly grown, and in the process, has quickly climbed the ranks to being one of the top 20 global M&A advisors on TMT transactions by volume. Lincoln has completed more than 50 TMT transactions since 2015 and is currently engaged on more than 25 TMT assignments. To continue its impressive success and kick start the San Francisco office, select TMT bankers will transfer from the New York office to San Francisco. Mr. Twibell commented, “We have established a very strong TMT group both in the U.S. and globally in a short period of time. It is exciting to have Will Bowmer join us in the U.S. and to expand our group into the Silicon Valley area. This is a great opportunity to gain further perspectives and insights on cutting edge tech innovation.”
Having a TMT focus in the Bay area is invaluable to Lincoln as the office’s proximity to Silicon Valley positions the company in one of the centers of technological innovation and provides the firm unparalleled opportunities to further develop its TMT expertise. The San Francisco office will temporarily reside in Menlo Park before moving to a permanent location in the city. The new office, coupled with the hiring of three TMT Managing Directors, are evidence of the firm’s commitment to being a leading provider of advisory services to mid-market companies in the TMT sector.
Lincoln International is also expanding its TMT focus outside the U.S. with the addition of two highly regarded European TMT professionals, Francois Carlot and Mathieu Rosset. Mr. Carlot and Mr. Rosset have joined Lincoln’s Paris office. Having worked together previously as Partners at Drake Star Partners (formally LD&A Jupiter), Mr. Carlot and Mr. Rosset bring extensive knowledge and deep relationships to lead Lincoln’s French TMT practice and add significant sector expertise to the global TMT group.
“While we are already active in many sectors of TMT, we are committed to being a leading mid-market sell-side advisor in this space globally. The opening of a San Francisco Bay Area office and the hiring of three additional MDs is an important step to realizing our goal to be a market leader in TMT,” said Jim Lawson, Chairman and Global Co-CEO.