Equity Research

Capital ideas from the industry’s brightest minds.

Our award-winning equity research analysts deliver superior investment ideas and value-added perspective for more than 700 companies, across six growth-oriented sectors: consumer; financial services and technology; global industrial infrastructure; global services; healthcare; and technology, media, and communications. William Blair’s research universe is well-diversified geographically and ranges in market capitalization with an emphasis on small- and mid-cap stocks.
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700+

companies under
research coverage

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158

initiations in 2021

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80%

of coverage dedicated to small- and mid-cap growth companies

As of March 31, 2022

William Blair analysts seek to cover only companies that have above-average growth prospects and above-average quality. They use multiple factors to identify high-quality companies with attractive growth prospects, including the company’s product line, level of service, and management experience.

Our clients include:

  • Mutual Funds
  • Investment Advisory Firms
  • Banks
  • Pension Funds
  • Insurance Companies
  • Money Managers Across North America, Europe, and Asia

Through exhaustive fundamental research and unique insight derived from independent thinking, our award-winning analysts work tirelessly to identify companies that can deliver superior investment returns for our clients.

Recent News

Economics Weekly: Profits, P/Es, and Inflation

With weaker earnings growth the next potential hurdle for market participants, in this Economics Weekly, we look at both the current earnings picture and what has happened to earnings during past economic downturns, as well as what happens if inflation truly is now structurally higher.

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42nd Annual Growth Stock Conference

William Blair & Company, the premier global boutique with expertise in investment banking, investment management, and private wealth management, will host its 42nd Annual Growth Stock Conference June 6-9 in Chicago.

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42nd Annual Growth Stock Conference

William Blair & Company, the premier global boutique with expertise in investment banking, investment management, and private wealth management, will host its 42nd Annual Growth Stock Conference June 6-9 in Chicago.

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Awards and Recognition

Superior Investment Ideas

William Blair announced results in the Greenwich Associates annual survey of small- and mid-cap portfolio managers, which includes six #1 rankings.

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Economics Weekly

Insights from Richard de Chazal, CFA, our London-based macroeconomist covering the U.S. economy and financial markets.

05/27: Profits, P/Es, and Inflation
05/20: The Housing Market Is Cooling
05/13: Taking Stock (of Recent Market Volatility)
05/06: Beware of a Stronger Dollar

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Featured Insights

Brand Matters: Consumer Health and Wellness

We believe the consumer health and wellness market is attractive for industry participants and investors, whether those be venture capital seeding promising early-stage start-ups looking for proof of concept, private equity funding growth of midstage businesses looking to scale, and public market capital allocators looking to create value for shareholders.

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Our non-deal roadshows, conferences, and investor field trips facilitate the exchange of ideas and build relationships between senior corporate management and key decision makers with leading institutional investors.

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