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Bill Williamson

Bill Williamson

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
  • Capital Markets
  • Technology
  • Transportation & Shipping
Other Expertise
  • Financial Modeling
  • Investment Banking
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
  • Three Statement Operating Model
  • Valuation
  • 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: Corporate Development, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Operations, Capital Raising
  • 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: Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Capital Structure Analysis, Financial Modeling, Financial Engineering
  • 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: Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Capital Raising, Financial Modeling, Financial Strategy
  • 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: Operations, Financial Engineering
  • 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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