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Goosehead Insurance, Inc.: Initiation of Research Coverage

- Thursday, May 24, 2018 - William Blair & Company initiated research coverage of Goosehead Insurance, Inc. (GSHD $16.09), an independent distributor of personal insurance products in the United States, operating through both a company-employed agency channel and a franchise channel.

Primo Water Corporation: Initiation of Research Coverage

- Thursday, May 24, 2018 - William Blair & Company initiated research coverage of Primo Water Corporation (PRMW $15.48). Primo Water is North America’s leading single-source provider of multigallon purified bottled water, self-service refill water, and water dispensers sold through major retailers in the United States and Canada.

Smartsheet Inc.: Initiation of Research Coverage

- Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - William Blair & Company initiated research coverage of Smartsheet Inc. (SMAR $19.89), a SaaS-based collaborative work management platform that enables users to increase productivity for unstructured workflows through automation, reporting, and governance features.

DocuSign, Inc.: Initiation of Research Coverage

- Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - William Blair & Company initiated research coverage of DocuSign, Inc. (DOCU $44.78), the leading software vendor of e-signature solutions globally. Analyst Justin Furby estimated the company would generate $628 million of revenue in fiscal 2019 and $757 million in fiscal 2020.

HCM Holding, Inc.: Initiation of Research Coverage

- Monday, May 21, 2018 - William Blair & Company initiated research coverage of Ceridian HCM Holding, Inc. (CDAY $38.33), a provider of SaaS payroll/HR solutions via its Dayforce and Powerpay solutions.

Pivotal Software, Inc.: Initiation of Research Coverage

- Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - William Blair & Company initiated research coverage of Pivotal Software, Inc. (PVTL $18.98), a leading cloud-native application platform provider. Analyst Bhavan Suri estimates the company can generate subscription revenue growth of 40% for fiscal 2019, 38% for fiscal 2020, and 35% for fiscal 2021, and sees a clear path to non-GAAP profitability by fiscal 2021.

Cubic Corporation.: Initiation of Research Coverage

- Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - William Blair & Company initiated research coverage of Cubic Corporation (CUB $64.45), a leading provider of public transportation payments solutions, military training solutions, and Department of Defense ISR technologies.

Viking Therapeutics, Inc.: Initiation of Research Coverage

- Monday, April 30, 2018 - William Blair & Company initiated research coverage of Viking Therapeutics, Inc. (VKTX $3.97). Viking is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing novel therapeutics for patients suffering from metabolic and endocrine disorders.

Wix.com Ltd.: Initiation of Research Coverage

- Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - William Blair initiated research coverage of Wix.com Ltd. (WIX $77.40), a provider of do-it-yourself website builder software. Based in Tel Aviv, Israel, Wix has more than 122 million total users and 3 million premium users. Wix’s website builder is hosted in the cloud and enables individuals, businesses, and organizations with little to no website building experience to quickly and easily create a professional-looking website.

Blucora, Inc.: Initiation of Research Coverage

- Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - William Blair & Company initiated research coverage of Blucora, Inc. (BCOR $24.10), which provides technology-enabled financial solutions to two market segments: wealth management and digital DIY tax preparation. HD Vest is the largest broker-dealer in the United States focused primarily on providing wealth management solutions to tax professionals. TaxAct is the third-largest provider of tax preparation software in the United States, measured by revenue.

ConvergeOne Holdings, Inc: Initiation of Research Coverage

- Monday, March 19, 2018 - William Blair & Company initiated research coverage of ConvergeOne Holdings, Inc. (CVON $8.60), a leading global IT services provider of collaboration and technology solutions using a managed services-led approach to serve enterprise clients.

CNO Financial Group, Inc.: Initiation of Research Coverage

- Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - William Blair & Company initiated research coverage of CNO Financial Group, Inc. (CNO $22.02), which develops, markets, and administers health insurance, annuity, individual life insurance, and other insurance products for senior and middle-income markets in the United States.

Victory Capital Holdings, Inc.: Initiation of Research Coverage

- Monday, March 5, 2018 - William Blair & Company initiated research coverage of Victory Capital Holdings, Inc. (VCTR $13.08), an integrated multi-boutique asset management firm providing investment autonomy and centralized distribution and support to its investment franchises.

bluebird bio, Inc.: Initiation of Research Coverage

- Monday, March 5, 2018 - William Blair & Company initiated research coverage of bluebird bio, Inc. (BLUE $203.15), a clinical-stage biotechnology company committed to developing potentially transformative gene therapies for severe genetic diseases and cancer.

Novanta Inc.: Initiation of Research Coverage

- Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - William Blair & Company initiated research coverage of Novanta Inc. (NOVT $54.00), a global supplier of photonics, vision, and motion control solutions to OEMs in medical and advanced industrial markets.
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