William H. Purcell

Managing Principal, William H. Purcell Consulting, Inc.

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  • Bill Purcell has been an investment banker for over 45 years, 25 years being at Dillon Read, and an expert witness in approximately 170 cases since 1976 in almost all areas of investment banking and finance for both plaintiffs and defendants.
  • Education:

    • Boston Latin School - 1960
    • Princeton University - 1964 B.A. Degree, graduated with honors in Economics
    • New York University Graduate School of Business - 1966 MBA (graduated at top of class)
    • Pace University Law School (Night Program, 1996, one year)

Recent Business Career:

  • Seale & Associates, Investment Bank, Washington, DC area, Senior Director: 2000 – 2017
  • Additional investment bank working relationships: M.M. Dillon & Co (CT) and Gordian Group (NYC)
  • Member of Independent Franchise Advisory Committee of Eggland’s Best, Inc.: 2005 – 2017
  • Financial advisor to South American Homes, the managing participant of a coalition of companies
    providing government supported low-income housing in the Philippines and Brazil: 2007-2017
  • Expert witness work and testimony for law firms and litigation support firms in various litigation cases:
    over 170 cases from 1976-2017
  • Director and financial advisor, previously Vice Chairman, Business Talk Radio Network (Blue Star
    Media): 2001-Oct. 2009
  • Member of Independent Committee of Bedminster, NJ Township re: Sewerage Authority: 2005-2006
  • Special Advisor to Board of Directors and the CEO of Magnitude Information Systems (Nasdaq); 2003
  • Taylor Strategic Divestitures, Managing Director: 1997-2000
  • Board of Directors of AMDG, Inc. (a diabetes biochem company): 1997 - 2000

Club Affiliations:

  • Baltusrol Golf Club, Springfield, New Jersey
  • Hamilton Farm Golf Club, Gladstone, New Jersey
  • Ocean Reef Club, Key Largo, Florida
  • Tiger Inn, Princeton, New Jersey
  • Princeton Club of New York

Areas of Expert Testimony:

  • Due Diligence
  • Disclosure Issues
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Fairness Opinions
  • Entire Fairness M&A Issues
  • Leveraged buyouts and recapitalizations
  • Bankruptcy issues, including fraudulent conveyance
  • Solvency opinions
  • Valuations
  • Advice to Special Committees of Boards
  • Fiduciary issues
  • Fee issues and compensation issues
  • Damage issues and analysis
  • Lender liability
  • Venture capital
  • Leasing and real estate financing
  • Financing of debt and equity, both public and private, taxable and tax-exempt, including structured financings.
  • MAC and MAE issues
  • Document interpretation from an investment banking point of view
  • Criminal cases involving alleged securities violations, insider trading, and bank fraud

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