Financial Sponsors Coverage

Creating value as a trusted partner to the private-equity community. We work closely with premier financial sponsors to deliver high-quality middle-market deal flow and flawless execution.

Building Relationships

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 370 successful sales to financial sponsors in the past five years, 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.

In the past five years, William Blair has completed over 480 sell-side transactions on behalf of financial sponsors and has raised over $185 billion of equity and debt on behalf of sponsor-backed companies (as of March 31, 2022).

Selected Transactions

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has been acquired by

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has been acquired by

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has been acquired by

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a portfolio company of Clearlake Capital

has received a significant strategic investment from

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co-owned by the company’s founders and Trivest Partners

has been acquired by

William Blair acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Big Truck Rental, co-owned by the company’s founders and Trivest Partners LP, in connection with its sale to Alinda Capital Partners and existing and new management investors.

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$621,000,000

Initial Public Offering

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has acquired

William Blair acted as the financial advisor to Questel, a portfolio company of Eurazeo Capital, IK Investment Partners, and RAISE Investissement, in connection with its pending acquisition of NovumIP, a group comprised of PAVIS and Novagraaf and a portfolio company of Paragon Partners.

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a portfolio company of Segulah

has been acquired by

William Blair acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Semantix, a portfolio company of Segulah Private Equity, in connection with its sale to TransPerfect. The transaction closed on July 30th, 2021.

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has received a majority investment from

William Blair acted as the exclusive financial advisor to PrismHR, a portfolio company of Summit Partners, in connection with its pending majority investment by Stone Point Capital LLC.

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