I am inspired by working with entrepreneurs and innovators who feel passionately about what they are creating.
Will leads Lincoln’s San Francisco Bay Area office and co-heads the firm’s Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT) Group, providing senior-level advisory services on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) for companies in the sector. Will has nearly three decades of experience advising companies and private equity, venture capital and growth equity firms on corporate finance and M&A transactions. He has completed more than 200 transactions and raised over $100 billion for companies in the TMT sector.
Will brings a breadth of technology industry experience having lived and worked in Silicon Valley, Hong Kong, Tokyo and New York. He helps fast-growing technology companies realize their visions by providing actionable M&A and corporate finance advice and introducing them to the world’s leading acquirers and providers of capital. Will has experience advising companies and investors across the TMT landscape, including software, cybersecurity and semiconductors.
Will currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Centre College.
Prior to joining Lincoln, Will was a Managing Director at Barclays Capital and Lehman Brothers, where he served in a variety of senior roles, including heading the venture coverage, TMT equity capital markets and Asia capital markets teams. Will began his career as an attorney at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.
Will holds a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Kentucky College of Law and a Bachelor of Science from Centre College.
Recent Transactions in Technology, Media & Telecom
Lincoln International is pleased to have advised Virtuos and its shareholders on their growth equity transaction with BPEA
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that Perforce Software, a portfolio company of Francisco Partners and Clearlake Capital, has agreed to acquire BlazeMeter Continuous Testing (BlazeMeter CT) from Broadcom (NASDAQ: AVGO)
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that OneSpace, a portfolio company of Highland Capital Partners and Lewis & Clark Ventures, has been sold to Ascential plc
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that Gen3 Marketing, a portfolio company of Longshore Capital Partners, has been acquired by Comvest Partners, a leading middle market private equity firm
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that Computrol, a subsidiary of Armstrong International, has been sold to Creation Technologies, a portfolio company of Lindsay Goldberg
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that Kemp Technologies, a portfolio company of Mill Point Capital, will be acquired by Progress Software (NasdaqGS: PRGS)
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that HVR Software, a portfolio company of Level Equity, has been sold to Fivetran, a portfolio company of Andreessen Horowitz, General Catalyst and ICONIQ Capital in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $700 million
Lincoln International is pleased to have represented the shareholders of Epsilon Global Communications on its sale to KT Corporation and Daishin Private Equity for an enterprise value of $145 million
Perspectives featuring William Bowmer
The Pulse of Technology: TMT Subsector Investment Opportunities
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