Evan Brainerd

Evan Brainerd

Managing Director, Technology

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About Mr. Brainerd

Evan Brainerd is a managing director for William Blair based in the firm’s Chicago office. He originally joined William Blair's investment banking team in 2014. Before joining William Blair, he was a U.S. Army Officer and UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter pilot.

Community Involvement

Bunker Labs
Road Home Program at Rush University Medical Center

Notable Transactions

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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 acquired by

William Blair acted as the lead financial advisor to Zywave, a portfolio company of Aurora Capital Partners, in connection with its pending sale to Clearlake Capital.

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has been acquired by

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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$75,000,000

has been acquired by

$193,500,000

has been acquired by

William Blair acted as exclusive financial advisor to Flexible Architecture and Simplified Technology (FAST), a portfolio company of NexPhase Capital (NexPhase), in connection with its pending sale to Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSK) (Verisk).

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has been acquired by

William Blair acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Dude Solutions, a portfolio company of Warburg Pincus, in connection with its pending sale to Clearlake Capital.

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$775,000,000

has been acquired by

William Blair acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Gordian, a portfolio company of Warburg Pincus, in connection with its pending sale to Fortive (NYSE: FTV).

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has been recapitalized by

$170,000,000

has been acquired by

William Blair is acting as exclusive financial advisor to Emmi Solutions, a portfolio company of Primus Capital Partners, in connection with its pending sale to Wolters Kluwer (AEX: WKL). The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2016 and represents William Blair’s 28th transaction in healthcare technology (including M&A advisories) since January 2015.

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has been acquired by

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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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