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 has advised Turn/River Capital on its agreement to acquire and take private Tufin
Lincoln International has advised NextStage AM for strategic investment in Mathematic
Lincoln International has advised founders and private shareholders on the sale of Nispera to Fluence
Lincoln International has advised Perforce Software, a portfolio company of Francisco Partners and Clearlake Capital, on its agreement to acquire Puppet
Lincoln International has advised Trill Impact on raising financing for the acquisition of a majority stake in karriere tutor
Lincoln International has advised Ananki on its sale to Intel Corporation
Lincoln International has advised Verdane on raising financing for the acquisition of global marketing technology leader Papirfly Group
Perspectives featuring William Bowmer
The Pulse of Technology: TMT Subsector Investment Opportunities
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Doing Well While Doing Good: Profiting from Non-Profit Tech
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Seven Software M&A Takeaways for Life After COVID-19
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News & Media featuring William Bowmer
Lincoln International Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Spurrier Capital Partners
Lincoln International, a leading global investment banking advisory firm, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Spurrier Capital Partners (SCP), a technology and software-focused investment bank… Read More