Dan Gardella

Dan Gardella

Managing Director, Financial Sponsors Group

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About Mr. Gardella

Dan Gardella is a managing director for William Blair based in the firm’s New York office. He joined William Blair’s investment banking team in 2017. Prior to William Blair, he worked for Morgan Stanley and Deloitte & Touche.

Board Membership

Youth INC

Community Involvement

Hunters Point Parks Conservancy
CultureLab LIC

Awards and Affiliations

CFA Charterholder

Notable Transactions

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William Blair acted as exclusive financial advisor to Insurance Technologies, LLC (Insurance Technologies), a portfolio company of NexPhase Capital, LP (NPC), an operationally focused private equity firm and sub-advisor to the Moelis Capital Partners (MCP) Opportunity Fund, in connection with its pending sale to Thomas H. Lee Partners, LP (THL).

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Initial Public Offering

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a portfolio company of Olympus Partners

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William Blair acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Project Management Academy (PMA), a portfolio company of Leeds Equity Partners, in connection with its sale to Morgan Stanley Capital Partners.

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William Blair acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Wireless Logic Group and CVC Capital Partners (“CVC”) in connection with its pending sale to Montagu Private Equity.

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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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Year William Blair was founded

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Employees worldwide

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+131 billion

Client assets

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87 Years

Independent and employee-owned

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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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