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 2019, we have delivered over $100 billion in transaction value to venture clients, advising on 38 sell-side transactions and 85 IPOs (as of December 31, 2023).