Optimal Outcomes

As a leading investment bank serving growth companies, William Blair has a long history of arranging private equity placements for founder/family-owned businesses and sponsor-backed companies.

We focus on delivering optimal outcomes for our clients, not just in terms of valuation, but also in relation to security structure, governance provisions, and finding an investor whose strategic objectives align with shareholders’ goals. Companies turn to us for trusted advice and outstanding execution in achieving their objectives related to:

  • Funding growth
  • Facilitating shareholder distributions
  • Arranging financing for management buyouts
  • Effecting other corporate transactions

Drawing on our relationships with private equity, strategic, family office, venture, hedge fund, and crossover investors around the globe, we conduct customized processes that are designed to achieve market-clearing distribution. Our private equity specialists often work in conjunction with our leveraged finance and debt capital markets professionals to provide a single-source solution for clients’ capital requirements.

Our annual Private Equity Conference is one of the largest such conferences in the United States. Each year the conference brings together hundreds of investors and privately held companies, creating a forum for private equity firms to meet and learn about companies seeking private investment.