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 earned a juris doctor degree, cum laude, from the University of Kentucky College of Law and a Bachelor of Science from Centre College.
Lincoln International advised Spotlight Equity Partners on the sale of Ease to Luminate Capital Partners
Lincoln International advised Accel-KKR on its sale of Cloud 9 Software to Planet DDS, a portfolio company of Aquiline Capital Partners and Level Equity
Lincoln International advised Insight Partners on agreement to sell Bynder to Thomas H. Lee Partners
Lincoln International advised Pamlico Capital on a strategic investment in InRule
Lincoln International advised Ocelot on receiving strategic investment from K1 Investment Management
Lincoln International advised Titan Cloud, a portfolio company of M33 Growth, on receiving strategic investment from Charlesbank Capital Partners
Lincoln International advised Ultimaker, a portfolio company of NPM Capital, on its merger with MakerBot, a subsidiary of Statasys
Lincoln International advised Cuadrilla Capital on the acquisition of Chartbeat.
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