Bill Stoffel named global leader of EY's private equity practice

13 August 2021 2 min. read
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Bill Stoffel has been appointed global leader of EY’s private equity practice. Stoffel, who previously led the US private equity practice for five years, is based in the accounting and consulting firm’s New York office.

Stoffel succeeds Andres Saenz, who served as sector leader since 2018. Saenz moves on to serve as EY global vice chairman for industry.

As global private equity (PE) leader, Stoffel will drive strategic priorities and solutions for the practice, including environmental, social, and governance (ESG) and digital solutions.

“The private equity industry is being reshaped by a multitude of trends that will determine how businesses will work tomorrow,” Saenz said. “I am confident that Bill’s leadership ability, commitment, knowledge, and extensive experience of the PE industry will enhance the value EY teams bring to PE firms and their portfolio companies across the globe.”Bill Stoffel named global leader of EY's private equity practiceStoffel has been a partner at EY US since 2003. A leading expert in transactions and private equity, Stoffel has led more than 500 deals with valuations ranging from $25 million to $6 billion. He has provided support in M&A, corporate finance, due diligence, and portfolio performance analysis for industries including technology, telecom, financial services, manufacturing, and chemicals.

Serving as US PE leader for the last five years, Stoffel focused on building out an enterprise-wide service delivery model for PE funds and portfolio companies. Before that, he served as transaction due diligence leader for the US East region.

Stoffel holds an MBA in finance from Seton Hall University and a BS in accounting from the University of Scranton.

“PE is a relatively young industry; however, it has reached a stage of maturity that requires its stakeholders to re-evaluate its long-term strategy and solidify its position as a contributor to and accelerator of our global economy,” Stoffel said. “The prospering global private equity landscape and soaring valuations in the US and Europe are driving PE funds to seek opportunities that provide both growth and stability in less mature markets—this environment demands rich regional expertise and strong connectivity between EY PE practitioners in mature and emerging markets.”

EY’s PE practice provides advice on deal origination, value creation, exit readiness, business process automation, and digital.

The EY Global network of firms has more than 300,000 people in 150+ countries.