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William F. Farmer

Managing Director

William (Bill) F. Farmer is a Managing Director and senior member of BGL’s Industrials team, leading the firm’s investment banking activities within the Aerospace, Defense & Government Services sector.

Bill’s 25+ years of industry experience spans aerospace and defense, intelligence, and engineering. Bill has executed more than 100 transactions for private, public, and institutionally-backed companies, including mergers & acquisitions, valuations & opinions, and capital raises. His expertise includes aerospace technology, aviation services and distribution, defense, space, and government services & technology.

Prior to joining BGL, Bill was a Group Head & Managing Director at Stifel where he led investment banking activities for the firm’s Aerospace, Defense & Government Services practice.  In 2013, Bill founded Twelve Rolling Capital, a boutique investment banking firm specializing in the aerospace, defense, intelligence, government services, and engineering sectors. Previously in his career, Bill served as the Head of Government IT & Technical Services Group at Jefferies, and was Co-Head of the Aerospace & Defense Investment Banking Group at Lazard Freres.

Education
  • Strategic Financial Planning Certificate, The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University
  • B.A, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Certifications
  • Series 7, 24, 63, & 79 Licensed

Recent Media Coverage

Link to Craig Decker Quoted in, “PAM Transport parent proposes reincorporating in Nevada,” Trucking Dive
trucking dive may 14 2024
Craig Decker Quoted in, “PAM Transport parent proposes reincorporating in Nevada,” Trucking Dive
BGL Managing Director Craig Decker, who leads the firm’s Transportation & Logistics investment banking team, is quoted in an article published by Trucking Dive entitled, “PAM Transport parent proposes reincorporating in Nevada.” The article discusses…
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Link to Vince Pappalardo Quoted in, “Finding a Good Fit: Targeted Transactions Capture Market Share, Foster Growth” Modern Metals Magazine
modern metals may 7 2024
Vince Pappalardo Quoted in, “Finding a Good Fit: Targeted Transactions Capture Market Share, Foster Growth” Modern Metals Magazine
BGL Managing Director Vince Pappalardo, who leads the firm’s activities in Metals & Advanced Metals Manufacturing, is quoted in the cover story for the April issue of Modern Metals Magazine entitled, “Finding a Good Fit:…
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