Founded in 2002 by David M. Williams, Williams Capital Advisors, LLC and subsidiary WCA Securities, LLC is a privately-owned investment banking firm focused on growth companies globally.

Based in Palo Alto, CA, our team of professionals includes bankers fluent in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Hindi and other languages. We’ve acted as Advisor to clients on M&A and capital markets transactions ranging from US$10 Million to >US$3 Billion in size. Recent representative transactions include those for Baidu (US$3.4 Billion sale of stake in Qunar to Ctrip), Lytro (US$60 Million capital raise from US and Greater China investors), Path (sale of company to Daum Kakao for undisclosed amount), among others.


We cover a broad range of industries, with primary sector coverage focused on Internet/Mobile, FinTech, Hardware, Software/SaaS, Healthcare, CleanTech/Energy, etc.

A significant portion of our core business revolves around our relationships in the Americas, Asia, and Europe — with strategic and financial investors/buyers. Many of our clients are businesses looking to raise capital from Asian and North American strategics and later stage funds, venture-backed companies seeking exit options, or financial sponsors themselves.


Williams Capital Advisors provides investment banking services for corporate clients in both developed and emerging markets worldwide. Our services include:

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Securities transactions offered through broker-dealer WCA Securities, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Williams Capital Advisors, LLC.