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 advises Dolmen Technologies in raising Series C funding from Mediapost, SalesForce and Kreaxi
Lincoln’s Healthcare and TMT groups team to create outlier result for leading Healthcare IT platform
Marks another cornerstone deal in the product content management and digital asset management space
Lincoln International represents Vision Integrated Graphics Group, a portfolio company of Concentric Equity Partners, on its sale to H.I.G. Capital
Lincoln is pleased to announce that it has advised Ambienta SGR on the sale of Lakesight Technologies to TKH Group NV.
Palisade Corporation has been recapitalized by Thompson Street Capital Partners
Lincoln International represents the shareholders of Yellow on its sale to Corsearch, a portfolio company of Audax
Lincoln International represents Ernst Publishing LLC in its sale to Black Knight, Inc.
Perspectives by William Bowmer
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PE Firms Seeking Software
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