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June 12, 2023

BGL Welcomes William F. Farmer as Managing Director within Industrials

Brown Gibbons Lang & Company (BGL), a leading independent investment bank and financial advisory firm, is pleased to announce the addition of William (Bill) F. Farmer as a new Managing Director within its Industrials vertical. With more than 25 years of industry experience in aerospace and defense, intelligence, and engineering, Bill will help to establish and lead BGL’s new Aerospace, Defense & Government Services (ADGS) investment banking team. Based in Washington, D.C., he also contributes to BGL’s growing presence on the East Coast.

“Bill has a long and distinguished track record of transactions in the Aerospace & Defense sector,” said Andrew K. Petryk, Head of BGL’s Industrials vertical. “Adding a new ADGS platform to our existing Industrials sector coverage reflects BGL’s commitment to expanding the breadth and depth of our offerings, and we know that Bill’s experience and extensive network will provide significant value to our clients.”

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.

“BGL is well-known for its sector focus, global execution capabilities, and the overall momentum of its platform in M&A advisory,” said Farmer. “I am excited to be on board and look forward to contributing to the growth of the firm.”

Bill holds a graduate certificate in strategic financial planning from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and earned his B.A. in economics and political science from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.