Christopher Lane

Christopher Lane

Managing Director, Co-Head of Technology

About Mr. Lane

Christopher Lane is a managing director and co-head of Technology for William Blair based in the firm’s San Francisco office. He joined William Blair’s investment banking team in 2013. Prior to William Blair, he worked for Jefferies & Company, Inc., Broadview International LLC, and Deutsche Bank.

Notable Transactions

$695,000,000

a portfolio company of Clairvest

has been acquired by

William Blair acted as the exclusive financial advisor to AlsoEnergy, a portfolio company of Clairvest Group in connection with its pending sale to Stem, Inc. (NYSE: STEM).

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has received a strategic growth investment from

William Blair acted as the exclusive financial advisor to LINQ, a portfolio company of Banneker Partners, in connection with its investment from Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe.

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a portfolio company of Turn/River

has received a strategic growth investment from

William Blair acted as exclusive financial advisor to Invicti Security in connection with a its strategic growth investment led by Summit Partners. Summit will join forces with Turn/River Capital, which first invested in Invicti in 2017 and will remain a significant shareholder going forward.

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a portfolio company of Harvest Partners and Investcorp

has been acquired by

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a portfolio company of Insight Partners

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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a portfolio company of Oaktree Capital Management

has been acquired by

William Blair acted as the lead financial advisor to Power Factors LLC, a portfolio company of Oaktree Capital Management, in connection with its pending acquisition by Vista Equity Partners.

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has received a strategic investment led by

William Blair acted as financial advisor to Assembly in connection with its strategic investment led by Advent International.

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has been acquired by

William Blair acted as the lead financial advisor to Vector Solutions, a portfolio company of Golden Gate Capital, in connection with its pending majority investment from Genstar Capital.

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$200,000,000

has received a strategic investment from

William Blair acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Loopio Inc., an OpenView Venture Partners portfolio company, in connection with its strategic investment from Sumeru Equity Partners.

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$1,300,000,000

has been acquired by

William Blair acted as financial advisor to Sparta Systems, Inc. (Sparta), a portfolio company of New Mountain Capital, in connection with its pending sale to Honeywell (NYSE: HON).

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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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Technology

We have built the premier technology investment banking franchise by using our deep sector expertise and our relationships to connect innovative, high-growth companies with transformative sources of capital and strategic partnerships. By drawing on our knowledge of strategic roadmaps and investment trends across the technology ecosystem, we have helped companies in the most dynamic verticals accelerate their growth and unlock their potential.

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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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