Bill Anderson is a Senior Managing Director and is Global Head of Evercore’s Activism/Raid Defense business and Strategic Shareholder Advisory practice. Prior to joining Evercore, Bill was a partner in the M&A group at Goldman, Sachs & Co. He is the leading advisor to companies facing hostile activity, including defending over 250 companies against activism or hostile takeovers, including many of the largest proxy fights and raid defenses in the U.S., Europe and Asia across all industries. He advises companies worldwide in connection with mergers and acquisitions, special committee situations, corporate governance issues, cross-border transactions, contested shareholder situations and preparing for hostile activity.
Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Bill was a Mergers and Acquisitions attorney at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, clerked on the United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, was a certified public accountant for Coopers & Lybrand and served as a Captain in the U.S. Army Reserves. Bill earned a B.S.B.A. in Accounting and History, magna cum laude, and a J.D., magna cum laude, from Georgetown University. He has published articles and speaks frequently on mergers and acquisitions, hostile activity and board / shareholder interaction.