William Boyan, III
Managing Director, Investment Banking
William Boyan III is a Managing Director in the Investment Banking Group of Sandler O’Neill + Partners, L.P., where he advises financial institutions. Mr. Boyan has been providing strategic advice to a variety of financial companies for approximately 27 years.
Mr. Boyan has been one of the most active advisors to companies involved in buy-side and sell-side M&A transactions, mergers-of-equals, divestitures, government-assisted transactions, and debt and equity capital raising projects. In SNL Securities’ ranking of M&A advisors nationwide, Mr. Boyan ranked in the Top 10 for 2014 and Top 25 for 2013. In recent periods, Mr. Boyan represented Revere Bank in its $20 million acquisition of BlueRidge Bank, Congressional Bancshares in its acquisition of American Bank Holdings, Royal Bancshares in its acquisition of Frontenac Bancshares, Great Southern in its acquisition of Fifth Third’s St. Louis branches, Virginia Heritage Bank on its sale to Eagle Bancorp Inc. for $198 million, Eagle Bancorp’s $100 million common equity offering in 2015.
In addition to transactional work, Mr. Boyan works closely with management teams and Boards of Directors providing general financial advice, participating in Board meetings and strategic planning sessions, and focusing on growth strategies and profitability improvement. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences.
Prior to joining Sandler O’Neill, Mr. Boyan spent seven years with Friedman, Billings, Ramsey, where he was a Managing Director in the firm’s Financial Institutions Group. Prior to joining FBR, he worked at Hovde Financial. Mr. Boyan started his career in the Financial Institutions Group of Salomon Brothers in New York. Mr. Boyan holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Georgetown University. He lives in Bethesda, Maryland with his wife and two children.