William Blair and Allier Capital Announce Strategic Alliance

Extends Global Reach and Local Insight for Clients

Monday, March 21, 2016

William Blair, a global investment banking and asset management firm, today announced a strategic alliance with Allier Capital, an Australia-based independent financial advisory firm.

As part of the strategic cooperation, William Blair and Allier Capital will offer clients in Australia access to a range of investment banking services in global markets, including public offerings in the U.S. securities markets, mergers and acquisitions, advisory services, and private placements, among others.

“After working with Allier for the last couple of years, we are delighted to formalize our relationship,” said Brent Gledhill, global head of Investment Banking at William Blair. “This partnership offers our clients added confidence that William Blair can locate the best investors and strategic parties, no matter the location, and enhances Allier Capital's ability to serve its clients in transactions beyond Australia.”

Matthew Stubbs, managing director at Allier Capital, said, “We are very pleased that our clients will be able to benefit from Allier Capital having such high-quality global partners. William Blair shares our values, commitment for exceptional service, and unbiased advice to clients. We're excited to work together to offer unparalleled cross-border advice to a global client base.”

“As globalization continues, we see an increased focus on cross-border transactions, a trend that we believe will grow,” said Mark Brady, global head of M&A for William Blair. “We are confident that our alliance can bring significant value to clients by offering true global reach and local insights across Australia, North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia.”

About William Blair Investment Banking

William Blair’s investment banking group combines significant transaction experience, rich industry knowledge, and deep relationships to deliver successful advisory and financing solutions to our global base of corporate clients. We serve both publicly traded and privately held companies, executing mergers and acquisitions, growth financing, financial restructuring, and general advisory projects. This comprehensive suite of services allows us to be a long-term partner to our clients as they grow and evolve. From 2011 to 2015, the investment banking group completed more than 350 merger-and-acquisition transactions worth $95 billion in value, involving parties in 26 countries and four continents, was an underwriter on more than 20% of all U.S. initial public offerings, and raised more than $120 billion in public and private financing.

About Allier Capital

Founded in 2009, Allier Capital provides independent financial and strategic advice on mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt raisings, restructurings, corporate finance, and business development projects to the middle market. Allier Capital’s clients include listed companies, private businesses, and financial sponsors in all major sectors of the Australian economy. For more information, please visit allier.com.au.

About William Blair

William Blair is a global investment banking and asset management firm. We are committed to building enduring relationships with our clients and providing expertise and solutions to meet their evolving needs. An independent and employee-owned firm, William Blair is based in Chicago, with offices in 19 cities across five continents. For more information, please visit williamblair.com.


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