William Purcell has worked in the financial services industry since 1966 and has testified in various courts (for both plaintiffs and defendants) regarding a wide range of investment banking and capital markets issues. His industry experience includes all areas of corporate finance, including mergers & acquisitions, various Court testimony regarding fairness opinions, public offerings of equity and debt in both the taxable and tax-exempt areas, private placements, lease financings, real estate financings, securitization and structured financings, limited partnership financings, venture capital and general financial advisory.
Mr. Purcell’s expert witness work includes testimony and litigation support for over 180 cases from 1976-2018. He has provided testimony in criminal cases involving alleged securities violations, insider trading, and bank fraud. Additionally, he has been retained as an expert by the SEC, DOJ, and IRS. He has given expert testimony regarding due diligence, disclosure, mergers & acquisitions, fairness opinions, leveraged buyouts and recapitalizations, bankruptcy issues, including fraudulent conveyance, solvency opinions, valuations, advice to special committees of boards, fiduciary duty issues, fee issues and compensation issues, lender liability, venture capital, and leasing and real estate financing. In addition, he has expertise regarding financing transactions of both debt and equity, both public and private, taxable and tax-exempt, including structured financings. Mr. Purcell also provides document interpretation from an investment banking point of view.
Mr. Purcell has extensive experience with mergers and acquisitions. His recent experience includes work on a team which formed and financed South American Homes, a consortium company to provide government-supported low-income housing in Brazil and Peru. He was also a member of a team that advised the shareholders of Continental Fire Sprinkler Company and Continental Alarm & Detection Company regarding their sale to the seventh largest construction firm in the U.S.
Mr. Purcell holds a B.A. in Economics from Princeton University, and an MBA from New York University Graduate School of Business.