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William Blair’s Legal Services & Technology Leadership Strengthens in 2021

The legal services and technology sector is undergoing rapid transformation. William Blair is playing a leading role in driving dealmaking activity and delivering exceptional outcomes for some of the most influential names in the space.

In 2021, William Blair’s legal services and technology team announced or completed 9 transactions globally, representing approximately $8 billion in deal volume. We provided both sell-side and buy-side M&A advisory services as well as equity capital raising for founder-owned, private equity/sponsor-backed, and public companies across a breadth of sub-sectors where we have deep coverage.

Our domain expertise within legal services and technology uniquely positions our team to articulate growth stories, guide M&A process strategy, and offer a deep understanding of buyers’ priorities. We enjoy advising and working alongside our clients through complex situations to help them achieve their strategic objectives.

We would welcome the opportunity to connect with you to share our perspective on the key trends that are driving activity for legal services and technology companies. Please contact us to schedule a call with our team.

 

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Brightly Software Has Agreed to be Acquired by Siemens

William Blair acted as lead financial advisor to Brightly Software, Inc., a portfolio company of Clearlake Capital Group, L.P., in connection with its pending sale to Siemens AG (FRA:SIE) for $1.575 billion of upfront cash consideration, along with $300 million in cash earn-out payments, for a total of $1.875 billion.

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