Brian Friedman

Brian Friedman

Managing Director, Head of Private Capital Markets

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About Brian

Brian Friedman is a managing director for William Blair based in the firm’s Chicago office. He originally joined William Blair's investment banking team in 2020. Before joining William Blair, he worked for Paragon Biosciences, First Analysis Securities Corporation, National Securities Corporation, Robotic Ventures (a subsidiary of National Securities), and Guggenheim Partners/Liberty Hampshire.

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has received a
growth equity investment from


has received a minority growth equity investment from


has received a growth equity investment from

William Blair & Company acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Spotless Brands in connection with its $600 million capital raise, consisting of non-convertible redeemable preferred units, common equity, and first-lien credit.

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Series C financing from Bruker with participation from existing investors


Series E financing from Activate Capital, Angeleno Group, Cross Creek, and the Westly Group


has received a
capital investment from


Series C financing led by Janus Henderson Investors with participation from Longitude Capital, Leeds Illuminate, Endeavour Vision, Revelation Partners, and Kaiser Permanente Ventures

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has received a growth equity
investment from a
syndicate of investors


has received a significant strategic investment from

William Blair acted as exclusive financial advisor to Ubiquity Global Services in connection with its strategic investment from BV Investment Partners.

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has received a growth equity investment led by

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has received an investment from

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has received a growth equity investment from

William Blair acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Mielle Organics in connection with the company receiving a growth equity investment from Berkshire Partners.

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