Bryan Doherty

Bryan Doherty

Managing Director, Financial Sponsors Group

About Mr. Doherty

Bryan Doherty is a managing director for William Blair based in the firm’s Los Angeles office. He originally joined William Blair in 2003 and rejoined in 2014. Prior to William Blair, he worked for Advent International, Hudson News (Dufry), and Fireman Capital Partners.

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Notable Transactions

$2,750,000,000

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has received a joint investment from

William Blair acted as exclusive financial advisor to Granicus, Inc. (Granicus), a portfolio company of Vista Equity Partners, in connection with its pending investment from Harvest Partners and Vista’s Foundation Fund IV.

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has been recapitalized by

William Blair acted as exclusive financial advisor to 365 Retail Markets, a portfolio company of McCarthy Capital, in connection with its recapitalization by Providence Equity Partners.

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a portfolio company of Great Hill Partners

has received an investment from

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has been acquired by

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has received a majority & minority investment from

$400,000,000

has been acquired by

William Blair acted as financial advisor to Marshall Retail Group, a portfolio company of Brentwood Associates, in connection with its pending acquisition by WH Smith PLC.

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has been acquired by

William Blair acted as lead financial advisor to Transaction Services Group (TSG), a portfolio company of Calera Capital (Calera) and Bolton Equities (BE), in connection with its pending sale to Advent International.

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$393,000,000

has been acquired by

Not Disclosed

has received a strategic investment from

William Blair acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Procare Software, a portfolio company of TA Associates, in connection with its strategic investment from Warburg Pincus.

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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

Independent and employee-owned

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20+

Offices worldwide

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+700

Companies under coverage

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

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