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As co-head of Lincoln’s Global Industrial Group, Tom provides mergers and acquisitions (M&A) advisory services for international industrial companies and manages the firm’s strategic efforts in the sector. He has 30 years of experience working with large corporate clients, closely held businesses and private equity firms in marketing and negotiating the sale of industrial manufacturing businesses. Tom has extensive knowledge of cross-border transactions and corporate divestitures, and has advised on public and private financings of debt and equity.
Tom has developed a range of transaction experience from working with leading capital goods and industrial machinery manufacturers and has developed significant industry expertise in the construction and agricultural sector. In addition, he has worked on numerous international transactions and works very closely with Lincoln’s top-ranked global industrial team.
Prior to joining Lincoln, Tom was Vice President of Corporate Development for SPX Corporation, where he led the acquisition and divestiture of numerous industrial businesses. Previously, he was a Managing Director at Merrill Lynch and a Vice President at Continental Illinois National Bank (now Bank of America).
Tom earned a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame.
Lincoln International advised Construction Forms on securing a significant investment from H.I.G. Capital
Lincoln International advised Deere & Company on the sale of SABO Maschinenfabrik to Mutares
Lincoln International advised KPS Capital Partners on a divestiture of assets of its portfolio company, International Equipment Solutions, to Angeles Equity Partners.
Lincoln is pleased to announce that Blue Sage Capital, an Austin, Texas-based private equity firm, has invested in All-State Industries
Lincoln International advises Msouth Equity Partners on the sale of Eagle Quest International to Atlas Holdings
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that Owen Equipment Company (Owen), a portfolio company of Prospect Partners, LLC, has been sold to an affiliate of CenterGate Capital
Lincoln is pleased to announce that CEI Equipment has been sold to R.C. Tway Company (dba Kentucky Trailer), a portfolio company of Alleghany Capital
Lincoln extends expertise in industrial automation with landmark transaction for a first-mover in robotic integration projects
Perspectives featuring Tom Williams
In Manufacturing and Distribution, “Recession Resilience” Is No Longer Enough
For years, potential buyers asked management teams how their companies weathered in the Great Recession. The present pandemic will be the next test of company resilience and value. Until recently,… Read More
U.S.-China Tensions, Tariffs and Tightening Regulations
Tension and tariffs drives Chinese M&A activity to markets outside the U.S. Mounting tension between Washington, D.C. and Beijing are top of mind in the dealmaking climate. As tariffs continue… Read More
Outlook for Industrials
Strong industrials company performance and deal activity will continue to drive success in 2019, despite some uncertainty around tariffs and ongoing trade negotiations. Here are the trends we’re watching. M&A… Read More
The Early Innings of Tariff Impact
Trade tensions between the U.S. and large trading partners like China are increasing. While the future of trade policy and tariffs is less than certain, the impact on middle market… Read More
News & Media featuring Tom Williams
Debtwire | Middle Market Podcast: Trade War & M&A
Tom Williams, co-head of Lincoln’s global Industrials group, shares perspective about the impact of tariffs and other dynamics driving opportunity in cross-border M&A with Debtwire.
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