Drew Janes

Drew Janes

Managing Director, Financial Sponsors Group

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About Drew

Drew Janes is a managing director for William Blair based in the firm’s Chicago office. He joined William Blair’s investment banking team in 2008.

Board Membership

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Notable Transactions

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has received a strategic growth investment from

William Blair acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Lightspeed Systems in connection with its strategic growth investment from Genstar Capital, joining existing investor Madison Dearborn Partners.

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$310,000,000

a portfolio company of Thompson Street Capital Partners

has been acquired by

William Blair acted as exclusive financial advisor to Alpaca Audiology in connection with its sale to Sonova Holdings AG.

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$1,500,000,000

a portfolio company of Madison Dearborn Partners

has received a strategic investment from

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has merged with

a portfolio company of Berkshire Partners

William Blair acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Specialized Elevator and CIVC Partners in connection with its merger with 3Phase Elevator, a portfolio company of Berkshire Partners.

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a portfolio company of The Vistria Group

has been acquired by

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a portfolio company of Wynnchurch Capital

has been acquired by

William Blair acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Critical Process Systems Group, a portfolio company of Wynnchurch Capital, in connection with its sale to Exyte.

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has been acquired by

William Blair acted as the lead financial advisor to Aurora Plastics, a portfolio company of Wind Point Partners and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, in connection with its sale to Nautic Partners.

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$1,643,000,000

a portfolio company of Sentinel Partners

has merged with

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a portfolio company of Rockbridge Growth Equity

has acquired

Aging and Caregiving Division

William Blair acted as exclusive financial advisor to Connect America, a portfolio company of Rockbridge Growth Equity (Rockbridge), in connection with the pending acquisition and financing of Philips Aging and Caregiving.

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has been acquired by

Not Disclosed

has received a strategic growth investment from

William Blair acted as the lead financial advisor to ARCOS, a portfolio company of The Riverside Company, in connection with its pending acquisition by Vista Equity Partners.

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$1,300,000,000

has merged with

William Blair acted as financial advisor to Paya, a portfolio company of GTCR, in connection with its pending sale to FinTech Acquisition Corp. III (FinTech III), a special purpose acquisition corporation (SPAC).

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Financial Sponsors

William Blair's Financial Sponsors Group is focused on developing and institutionalizing relationships with leading private equity firms around the world. Many of these relationships have been developed for over two decades providing us with senior-level access and credibility with the key decision-makers at each private equity firm. With over 295 successful sales to financial sponsors since 2015, we have proprietary insights into each financial sponsor's unique investment criteria, approach, and behavior. Our team's highly-relevant experience with and relevance to the private equity community uniquely positions William Blair to deliver exceptional results for our M&A sell-side clients.

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About William Blair

William Blair is a premier global boutique with expertise in investment banking, investment management, and private wealth management. We provide advisory services, strategies, and solutions to meet our clients’ evolving needs. As an independent and employee-owned firm, together with our strategic partners, we operate in more than 20 offices worldwide.*

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1935

Year William Blair was founded

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+2,100

Employees worldwide

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+108 billion

Client assets

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87 Years

Independent and employee-owned

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20+

Offices worldwide

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+700

Companies under coverage

As of June 30, 2022
*Includes strategic partnerships with Allier Capital, BDA Partners, and Poalim Capital Markets.

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