Eric Williams is a managing director in the Corporate Finance practice and a member of the firm’s Aerospace Defense Government (ADG) Investment Banking team, based in New York. Eric has over 20 years of investment banking experience and has advised clients on more than 60 M&A, financing and restructuring transactions.
Eric has extensive experience providing M&A advisory services to middle-market ADG and industrial companies. Eric’s notable ADG transactions include the sale of Crestwood Technology Group to Triman Industries; sale of Calco Aerospace to FDH Aero; sale of Birken Manufacturing to Enjet Aero; sale of E.A. Patten to Consolidated Aerospace Manufacturing; and sale of SEMCO Aerospace to SK AeroSafety. Some of Eric’s additional investment banking clients that operate in the ADG industry include Atlas Air, ATS Systems, Innoflight, Pangborn, Precitech, Ring Precision Components, Techniks Industries, Thaler Machine and US Airways.
In addition to his ADG clients, Eric has advised clients in a broad range of industrial sectors including advanced materials, automotive, building products, capital equipment, electronic components, precision machining and value-added distribution.
Prior to joining Kroll, Eric was a vice president in the M&A practice at Houlihan Lokey, where he executed sell-side and buy-side M&A transactions in a variety of industries on behalf of private equity firms, privately held companies and public corporations.
Eric received an MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University, where he was named a Stern Scholar, and a B.S. (cum laude) from the University of Delaware. Eric holds the Series 7 and Series 63 securities industry registrations.
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