Research Director and Head of Financial Solutions, IHS Markit
Los Angeles, Calif., U.S.
William Kidd, a director in the TMT practice at IHS Markit, is responsible for the financial services business and leads commercial due diligence consulting engagements, supporting M&A and investment activity. Mr. Kidd consults with private equity, hedge funds, commercial and investment banks, and industry clients in his role as head of financial solutions for the technology practice at IHS Markit. He is a truth dealer, skilled leader, team builder and trusted advisor. His financial skill set is in corporate and financial strategy, value creation, investment analysis, valuation, and industry/company/financial modeling. Mr. Kidd joined IHS Markit through iSuppli in 2010, now part of IHS Markit. Prior to joining IHS Markit, he held senior leadership equity research roles at leading investment banks: Lehman Brothers, HSBC Securities, C.E. Unterberg, Towbin, and Wedbush Morgan Securities, where he earned the highest accolades from clients his profession affords to a media and satellites/pay television industry analyst. He has been personally ranked as a top Wall Street industry analyst by fund managers and analysts through organizations like Institutional Investor, Greenwich Associates, Forbes and Buyside magazine. For over a decade, this role allowed him to apply his craft in corporate strategy from the perspective of all industry participants, modeling and valuing every possible public corporate action, while advising both executive management and institutional investors. His investment banking experience includes IPOs, follow-on offerings and M&A, advising companies like AOL, Dish Network, Eutelsat, Intelsat, L-3 Communications, Liberty Media, Loral Space, Sirius XM Radio, ViaSat and Vivendi. Mr. Kidd’s university degrees include an MBA in finance from Loyola Marymount University, United States.