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Eric Williams

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Biography

Eric serves as Managing Director and Head of the Atlantic Region for Capstone, based out of Philadelphia.  Prior to Capstone, Eric was responsible for managing the Eastern region for Morgan Stanley Smith Barney’s Capital Strategies Group and its predecessor, Citi Capital Strategies.  Eric has 20 years of experience managing strategic sale assignments and leveraged recapitalizations for owners of privately held companies. He is head of Capstone’s Health and Medical practice and has successfully completed more than 100 transactions in sectors including contract manufacturing, pharmaceutical outsourcing, medical devices, and health care services. 

He has also executed complex cross-border transactions with foreign buyers based in London, Germany, Sweden and Switzerland and has structured deals with leading private equity groups and strategic corporate buyers.  Previously, Mr. Williams worked as a senior executive with Newport Securities Corporation.

Education

The University of California - BS - Economics

Registrations & Affiliations

FINRA - Series 24 General Securities Principal

FINRA - Series 7 & 63 Registered General Securities Representative

Industry Coverage

Capstone Headwaters’ Q2 Pharmaceutical Outsourcing Executive Summary discusses the active M&A market in the industry, fueled by pressures faced by pharmaceutical companies to accelerate drug development and displace profit drops.  To learn more about the content of the report or Capstone Headwaters’ Healthcare practice, please reach out to Eric Williams.  Read more

Through the beginning of June, 17 mergers and acquisitions (M&A) have been announced or completed in the Primary & Secondary Education industry. This included seven acquisitions by private equity firms (41.2%), seven acquisitions by educational institutions (41.2%) and three acquisitions by strategic companies (17.6%). Notably, iEducation Group (backed by Leeds Equity Partner) acquired California-based Futures Academy in May for an undisclosed amount.Read more

A historically tight labor market where job openings consistently outpace hiring coupled with an aging US population and greater healthcare utilization continues to bolster demand as well as deal activity within the Healthcare Staffing sector. The number of individuals employed in healthcare is projected to grow 18% from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all other occupations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Read more