Andrew Jessen

Andrew Jessen

Managing Director, Co-Head of M&A

About Mr. Jessen

Andrew Jessen is a managing director and co-head of M&A for William Blair based in the firm’s Chicago office. He originally joined William Blair's investment banking team in 2004. Before joining William Blair, he worked for Lehman Brothers, Accenture, and A.T. Kearney.

Notable Transactions

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a portfolio company of Linden Capital Partners

has received an investment from

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a portfolio company of Ares Management

has received a partnership investment from

William Blair acted as lead financial advisor to Convergint Technologies, a portfolio company of Ares Management Corporation (NYSE: ARES), in connection with its equity sale from a fund managed by Ares’ Private Equity Group and other existing shareholders to Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. and funds managed by Harvest Partners, LP.

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has been acquired by

William Blair acted as lead financial advisor to RESA Power, a portfolio company of Blue Sea Capital, in connection with its sale from Blue Sea Capital to Investcorp.

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has been acquired by

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has been acquired by

William Blair acted as the lead financial advisor to Aurora Plastics, a portfolio company of Wind Point Partners and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, in connection with its sale to Nautic Partners.

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$1,643,000,000

a portfolio company of Sentinel Partners

has merged with

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has been acquired by

William Blair acted as the exclusive financial advisor to RoadSafe Traffic Systems in connection with its sale to Investcorp and Trilantic North America from ORIX Capital Partners.

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has been acquired by

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Mergers & Acquisitions

Publicly traded and privately held companies around the globe count on our M&A Advisory Group for comprehensive financial advisory services and expert guidance. We serve buyers and sellers by providing in-depth financial and strategic analysis, identifying optimal potential transaction partners, developing creative deal structures, and negotiating complex transaction terms.

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1935

Year William Blair was founded

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+1,850

Employees worldwide

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+131 billion

Client assets

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87 Years

Independent and employee-owned

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20+

Offices worldwide

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Companies under coverage

As of March 31, 2022
*Includes strategic partnerships with Allier Capital, BDA Partners, and Poalim Capital Markets.

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