Venture Capital Coverage

As a trusted partner to the venture capital community, we work closely with premier venture firms and their portfolio companies to provide unique insight, creative solutions, and optimal execution.

Experience and Expertise

Our Venture Capital Group is focused on strengthening William Blair’s relationships with leading venture firms around the world and developing new ways to create value for venture investors and their portfolio companies.

The group leverages William Blair's capabilities across M&A advisory, equity and debt capital markets, and equity research, as well as our strong relationships with financial sponsors and strategic acquirers, to bring new ideas and opportunities for venture firms. We have built leading franchises in technology, life sciences, healthcare IT, and other high-growth sectors, giving us unique insight into the investment criteria, roadmaps, and behavior of strategic acquirers and providers of growth equity.

This experience, combined with our globally aligned expertise across sectors, positions us to deliver exceptional results for our venture clients. Since 2017, we have delivered over $50 billion in transaction value to venture clients, advising on 59 sell-side transactions and 52 IPOs (as of March 31, 2020).

Selected Transactions


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William Blair acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Applitools, a founder-led DevOps leader VC-backed by OpenView, Sierra Ventures, and Magma, in connection with its pending investment by Thoma Bravo.

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William Blair acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Loopio Inc., an OpenView Venture Partners portfolio company, in connection with its strategic investment from Sumeru Equity Partners.

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