William Kidd is a financial expert in the company’s consulting practice, advising on potential investments and M&A as a truth dealer and a trusted advisor. His accomplishments in finance are at the highest level, alongside his perspectives and capabilities in corporate strategy and finance, corporate game theory, investment analysis, value creation, and financial modeling.
At IHS Markit, William’s consulting track record included leading consulting engagements on Ambarella, Broadcom, Broadcom + Qualcomm + NXP, Freescale, GlobalFoundries, Infineon, Marvell, MediaTek, Renesas, and Skyworks. He joined IHS Markit through its 2010 acquisition of iSuppli. Previously, he was a senior equity research analyst at Lehman Brothers, HSBC Securities, C.E. Unterberg, Towbin, and Wedbush Morgan Securities, where he earned the highest accolades from clients.
William has been ranked as a top Wall Street industry analyst by fund managers through organizations like Institutional Investor, Greenwich Associates, Forbes, and Buyside magazine. His equity and capital markets experience of more than 10 years covered companies in North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. His investment banking experience includes pitching, winning and selling more than 30 public equity, debt, convertible and merger transactions, working with companies like AOL, Dish Network, Eutelsat, Intelsat, L-3 Communications, Liberty Media, Loral Space, Sirius XM Radio, ViaSat, and Vivendi.
Additionally, William has a background in corporate credit, having led due diligence projects for the industrial research department of the Industrial Bank of Japan, where he evaluated potential investments. His university degrees include an MBA in finance from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California.