Bill Williamson, Finance Expert in Austin, TX, United States
Bill Williamson

Finance Expert in Austin, TX, United States

Member since March 31, 2017
Bill worked as an investment banker (covering Media/Telecom then Industrials/Transportation clients) following his service as a nuclear submarine officer. Recently, as a freelancer, he has advised or led deals ranging from small local acquisitions to the sale of a larger middle-market business. Bill has extensive experience in M&A and capital markets transactions and enjoys rolling up his sleeves on the analytical aspects of deals.
Bill is now available for hire

Career Highlights


Case studies

Industry Expertise

  • Finance
  • Transportation
  • Financial Modeling
  • Entertainment & Leisure
  • Capital Markets
  • Financial Engineering


  • VP, Operations & Development

    2014 - 2016
    Tabulate Inc.
    • Served as VP (Operations and Development) for Tabulate: a financial technology startup.
    • Led the search for an acquisition opportunity to ramp up the development cycle.
    • Led all aspects of the transaction execution for the first acquisition that closed in August 2015.
    • Contributed to the beta testing effort and evaluation of the software performance at all points in the development process.
    Focus areas: Capital Raising, Operations Analytics, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Corporate Development
  • Vice President

    2004 - 2009
    • Focused primarily on providing strategic advisory services as well as credit and capital structure analysis, debt, and equity capital markets alternatives and general corporate finance.
    • Executed a broad range of product transactions including an IPO and follow-on equity offerings, buy-side and sell-side M&A transactions, and multiple high-yield and investment-grade debt offerings.
    • Negotiated various transaction documents (confidentiality agreements, engagement letters, and stock purchase agreements).
    • Advised Quintana Maritime on a $2 billion sale to Excel Maritime (2007 – January 2008).
    • Advised the Dakota, Minnesota, & Eastern Railroad on a sale to Canadian Pacific Railroad for approximately $1.5 billion (2005 - August 2007).
    Focus areas: Financial Engineering, Financial Modeling, Capital Structure Analysis, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
  • Associate

    2002 - 2004
    Banc of America Securities
    • Created and evaluated detailed financial models to analyze the pro forma effects of M&A and financing transactions; including a comprehensive application of most common valuation methodologies (discounted cash flow, public comparables, leveraged buyout, sum-of-parts, yield IPO).
    • Prepared and presented materials for client board meetings, offering memoranda, management presentations, and road shows.
    • Managed financial and business due diligence processes.
    • Led and managed a $140 million initial public offering of common stock for Nexstar Broadcasting in November 2003.
    • Advised The Thomson Corporation on $135 million divestiture of healthcare publishing assets in October 2003.
    Focus areas: Strategy, Financial Modeling, Capital Raising, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
  • Officer

    1994 - 1999
    United States Navy
    • Led the ship’s navigation and nuclear power plant control teams during submarine operations and maintenance.
    • Was selected to lead a high-visibility 14-person engineering team during a Department of Energy nuclear safeguards examination.
    Focus areas: Financial Engineering, Operations Analytics


  • Master of Business Administration in Finance
    2000 - 2002
    MIT Sloan School of Management - Cambridge, MA, USA
  • Department of Energy Certification in Nuclear Engineering
    1994 - 1996
    Navy Nuclear Power Training - Orlando, FL, USA
  • Bachelor's Degree in English
    1990 - 1994
    United States Naval Academy - Annapolis, MD, USA

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