Technology

As industry specialists, our bankers have extensive knowledge of your sector and the competitive landscape.

We have built the premier technology investment banking franchise by using our deep sector expertise and our relationships to connect innovative, high-growth companies with transformative sources of capital and strategic partnerships. By drawing on our knowledge of strategic roadmaps and investment trends across the technology ecosystem, we have helped companies in the most dynamic verticals accelerate their growth and unlock their potential.

We serve clients in a broad range of technology subsectors, including: application / vertical software; benefits and HR technology; digital media and marketing technology; e-commerce / e-retail; education technology; enterprise IT; gaming; human capital management; insurance technology; legal technology; managed services; outsourced / IT solutions providers; payments and payments security; security; and systems and semiconductors.

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Featured Successes

$695,000,000

a portfolio company of Clairvest

has been acquired by

William Blair acted as the exclusive financial advisor to AlsoEnergy, a portfolio company of Clairvest Group in connection with its pending sale to Stem, Inc. (NYSE: STEM).

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$1,200,000,000

a portfolio company of Bregal Sagemount

has agreed to merge with

William Blair acted as financial advisor to Corcentric in its pending merger with North Mountain Merger Corp (NASDAQ: NMMC), announced on December 10, 2021, and acted as co-placement agent to North Mountain in the PIPE financing undertaken in connection with the pending merger.

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$5,200,000,000

has acquired

William Blair acted as a financial advisor to Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. (Clearlake) in connection with its pending acquisition of Cornerstone OnDemand (NASDAQ: CSOD) (Cornerstone).

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Not Disclosed

a portfolio company of Insight Partners

has received a majority investment from

William Blair acted as lead financial advisor to Ministry Brands in connection with its majority investment from Reverence Capital Partners.

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Not Disclosed

has received a strategic growth investment from

William Blair acted as the exclusive financial advisor to LINQ, a portfolio company of Banneker Partners, in connection with its investment from Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe.

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Not Disclosed

a portfolio company of Thoma Bravo

has received a strategic growth investment from

$1,900,000,000

a subsidiary of Thoma Bravo

has been acquired by

$622,500,000

Follow-on Offering

Not Disclosed

a portfolio company of Warburg Pincus and JMI Equity

has received a majority investment from

William Blair acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Businessolver, a portfolio company of Warburg Pincus and JMI Equity, in connection with its majority investment from Stone Point Capital.

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$715,000,000

a portfolio company of Inflexion

has been acquired by

William Blair acted as exclusive financial advisor to Halo Technology, a portfolio company of Inflexion Private Equity Partners, in connection with its sale to Amphenol.

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$500,000,000

a portfolio company of Great Hill Partners

has been acquired by

William Blair acted as financial advisor to MineralTree, a portfolio company of Great Hill Partners, in connection with its acquisition by Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN) for $500 million.

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$869,565,240

Initial Public Offering

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