Williams Financial Corporation (dba The Williams Corp.) is an independent mergers and acquisitions firm focused on buy-side transactions. Our firm represents and is engaged by private companies, public companies and private equity groups who are seeking to acquire strategic or platform middle market companies. Our clients invest in growing, profitable “not-for-sale” companies with dynamic management teams who wish to take their company to the next level.
Since 1967, our firm has completed over 200 acquisitions with purchase prices ranging from $1M – $330M.
We listen to our clients and deliver results:
Howard W. Bleiman
Howard W. Bleiman, President of Williams Financial Corporation, founded the company in 1967. Howard had helped start the Life Assurance Company of Pennsylvania in 1959. After serving as its Vice President for many years, he decided to purchase a company for himself. In his search for an acquisition, he ended up finding opportunities for others. His first client was Automatic Data Processing (“ADP”), co-founded by the late Frank Lautenberg, former U.S. Senator from New Jersey. Howard helped ADP expand outside of New Jersey through the acquisition of three strategic acquisitions
Howard was also instrumental in the UGI Corporation’s (NYSE:UGI) goal to diversify into the industrial gas and propane business. AmeriGas (NYSE: APU), has grown to be the largest propane company in the United States partially due to 13 acquisitions Howard help consummate for UGI/AmeriGas Partners, L.P. Nearly five decades later, Howard has developed lasting relationships with hundreds of companies and equity groups throughout the United States. He has unique expertise in various industries including, but not limited to: energy, food, health care, distribution, manufacturing and paper and packaging. Howard has a BS in Business Administration from Temple University.
Susan Bleiman-Soll, Vice President, joined Williams Financial Corporation in January 1995. Prior to joining the company, Susan marketed wholesale American crafts in Japan and Germany for a specialty tradeshow producer. She also worked for Itochu, the largest Japanese trading firm, in both Tokyo and Washington, DC. While in graduate school, Susan founded a company that provided English language tutors for Japanese expatriates and their families. Susan brings research expertise to the company along with persistence and strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Susan has worked closely with clients to identify niche markets and has focused on various industries including: health care, food, analytical testing, industrial safety equipment and products, instrumentation, and various manufacturing sectors. Susan has a MA in International Economics and Japanese studies from the Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (“SAIS”) and a BA from The George Washington University. She is an avid long distance runner having completed 28 marathons including 7 Boston marathons.
MORE THAN 50 YEARS OF SUCCESS