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Recent Investment Banking Insights

SOFR Use Rises as LIBOR Sunsets

William Blair’s Leveraged Finance group shares insight on the transition from LIBOR to SOFR, how the rates compare to each other, and where the leveraged finance market stands today.

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Key Factors Driving M&A Activity in Commercial Aerospace

Dealmaking is picking up in commercial aerospace. Private equity sponsors and strategic buyers are seeking businesses that are well positioned to benefit from the sector’s post-pandemic rebound. We discuss key valuation drivers in the current M&A environment.

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Leveraged Finance: 2021 in Review

Debt financing experienced powerful momentum in 2021 as deal volume hit an all-time high and new financing options emerged. William Blair’s Leveraged Finance Group reviews the key themes that drove debt financing markets in 2021.

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Dealmaking Amid America's Water Dilemma

The United States has a problem with water. Water supply shortages and aging infrastructure have led to a critical need for upgrades, repairs, and entirely new water systems. This has created a rich M&A environment for companies that can solve America’s most pressing water issues.

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