Scott Paton

Scott Paton

Managing Director, Financial Sponsors Group

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About Scott

Scott Paton is a managing director for William Blair based in the firm’s Boston office. He joined William Blair’s investment banking team in 2020. Prior to William Blair, he worked for Suntrust, CIBC/Oppenheimer, CapVest, and Merrill Lynch.

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Notable Transactions

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a portfolio company of PSG

has been acquired by

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a portfolio company of Riverside Partners

has received a strategic investment from

William Blair acted as exclusive financial advisor to Revecore, a portfolio company of Riverside Partners, in connection with its sale to GrowthCurve Capital.

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has acquired

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a portfolio company of Great Hill Partners

has been acquired by

William Blair acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Reward Gateway, a portfolio company of Great Hill Partners, in connection with its pending sale to Abry Partners and Castik Capital.

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has received a strategic growth investment from

William Blair acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Government Brands, a portfolio company of PSG and Greater Sum Ventures (GSV), in connection with its strategic growth investment from PSG and TPG.

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has received a strategic investment led by

William Blair acted as financial advisor to Assembly in connection with its strategic investment led by Advent International.

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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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*Includes strategic partnerships with Allier Capital, BDA Partners, and Poalim Capital Markets.

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