New York-based private equity firm Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe has named William Eisenbeis to the post of senior industry executive. At the firm, Eisenbeis will focus on financial technology and services investments, helping source deals, conducting due diligence and monitoring portfolio companies. Previously, Eisenbeis was head of the principal strategic investments group at Citadel.
Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe (“WCAS” or the “Firm”), the largest private equity investor in information/business services and healthcare, has named William Eisenbeis as a Senior Industry Executive. Mr. Eisenbeis will focus on the Firm’s financial technology and services investments. Mr. Eisenbeis has more than ten years of experience in financial technology and services investments. He most recently led the Principal Strategic Investments group at Citadel LLC, where he had responsibility for identifying, negotiating and executing principal investments and assisted with the management of the investment portfolio. At WCAS, Mr. Eisenbeis will help lead the Firm’s financial technology and services investment process, including sourcing of new investment opportunities, due diligence, and portfolio company monitoring.
“Will brings a tremendous background in investing and operational management
that will greatly benefit our financial technology and services franchise,” said Sanjay
Swani, General Partner of WCAS. “We are very excited to welcome Will to the firm.”
Mr. Eisenbeis commented, “I am delighted to join WCAS and look forward to helping drive the Firm’s expansion in financial technology and services.” Prior to joining Citadel LLC, Mr. Eisenbeis was Global Head of Business Development for Merrill Lynch’s institutional businesses, where he worked for over eight years. In that role, he was responsible for identifying, negotiating and executing principal and strategic investment opportunities on behalf of Merrill Lynch. Mr. Eisenbeis holds an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and a B.S. from Georgetown University.
About Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe
Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe (“WCAS”)was formed in 1979 and has focused its investment activities in two industries, information/business services and healthcare. WCAS manages $20 billion in capital and has a current portfolio of over thirty companies. WCAS’s strategy is to buy growth businesses, partner with outstanding management teams, and build value for its investors through a combination of operational improvements, internal initiatives, and strategic acquisitions. See www.welshcarson.com to learn more.