Brandon Lower

Brandon Lower

Managing Director, Head of Financial Sponsors Group

About Brandon

Brandon Lower is a managing director and head of William Blair’s Financial Sponsors Coverage group. Brandon leads a team focused on providing financial sponsors with highly-relevant and differentiated strategic advice, including a full-suite of M&A, capital markets, and GP-advisory solutions. Brandon draws on extensive M&A experience, as well as public and private equity transaction experience, having completed more than 150 transactions.

Brandon is based in the firm’s New York office. He originally joined William Blair’s investment banking team in 1997 and rejoined in 2000. Brandon previously worked for Bowles Hollowell Conner & Co. and Dean Witter Reynolds.

Awards and Affiliations

M&A Advisor - 2012 40 Under 40 M&A Advisor Award

Notable Transactions

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a portfolio company of Warburg Pincus

has been acquired by

William Blair acted as exclusive financial advisor to Experity Inc., a portfolio company of Warburg Pincus, in connection with its sale to GTCR.

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a portfolio company of AGIC Capital

has agreed to be acquired by

William Blair in conjunction with its Asian affiliate, BDA Partners acted as exclusive financial advisors to The Ritedose Corporation, an AGIC Capital portfolio company, in connection with its pending sale to Novo Holdings.

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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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a portfolio company of Warburg Pincus and JMI Equity

has received a majority investment from

William Blair acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Businessolver, a portfolio company of Warburg Pincus and JMI Equity, in connection with its majority investment from Stone Point Capital.

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a portfolio company of Harvest Partners and Investcorp

has been acquired by

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has received a strategic growth investment from

William Blair acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Government Brands, a portfolio company of PSG and Greater Sum Ventures (GSV), in connection with its strategic growth investment from PSG and TPG.

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has received a growth investment from

William Blair acted as the exclusive financial advisor to NEOGOV, a portfolio company of Warburg Pincus, in connection with its pending growth investment from Warburg Pincus and The Carlyle Group.

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a portfolio company of Stone Point Capital

has been acquired by

William Blair acted as exclusive financial advisor to Grace Hill, Inc., a portfolio company of Stone Point Capital, in connection with its pending sale to Aurora Capital Partners.

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has been acquired by

William Blair acted as the exclusive financial advisor to AbacusNext, a portfolio company of Providence Strategic Growth (PSG), in connection with its acquisition by Thomas H. Lee Partners (THL).

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has been acquired by

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has been acquired by

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Financial Sponsors

William Blair's Financial Sponsors Group is focused on developing and institutionalizing relationships with leading private equity firms around the world. Many of these relationships have been developed for over two decades providing us with senior-level access and credibility with the key decision-makers at each private equity firm. With over 295 successful sales to financial sponsors since 2015, we have proprietary insights into each financial sponsor's unique investment criteria, approach, and behavior. Our team's highly-relevant experience with and relevance to the private equity community uniquely positions William Blair to deliver exceptional results for our M&A sell-side clients.

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About William Blair

William Blair is a premier global boutique with expertise in investment banking, investment management, and private wealth management. We provide advisory services, strategies, and solutions to meet our clients’ evolving needs. As an independent and employee-owned firm, together with our strategic partners, we operate in more than 20 offices worldwide.*

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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

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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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