William J. Kridel, Jr, JD

Managing Director

Responsible for new business development and for all types of transactions across all of the industry segments covered by the firm as well as participating in the evaluation of science, technology and clinical development aspects of clients, counterparties and competitor companies.

Prior to founding Ferghana Partners, Bill was a Managing Director with responsibility for corporate finance and M&A advisory services at BZW, the merchant banking arm of Barclays Bank. Following the sale of his investment banking company, The Kridel Group, to Peers & Company in 1988, Bill ran its European operations from the Paris office of this investment banking affiliate of the Long Term Credit Bank of Japan until early 1991 when he joined Barclays. The Kridel Group, specialized in mergers and acquisitions, divestitures and equity private placements. From 1971-1977, Bill was a Vice President in the International Corporate Finance Department at Baring Bros. & Co in London and Paris. From 1970-1971, Bill worked in the International Finance and Acquisition group at Banque Paribas in Paris.

Honors graduations from Choate School, Yale University (BA) and Columbia Law School (JD), and attendance at other institutions for business and chemical engineering degrees. Bill qualified as an attorney in the United States, successfully gaining the license to practice before many bars, including New York State, Patent Court and the US Supreme Court, and also practiced law (M&A/financings) at Shearman & Sterling.