Gordie Vap

Gordie Vap

Managing Director, Head of Aerospace / Defense & Government Services

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About Gordie

Gordie Vap is a managing director for William Blair based in the firm’s Charlotte office. He joined William Blair's investment banking team in 2017. Prior to William Blair, he worked for the United States Air Force, Edgeview Partners, and Blackarch Partners.

Board Membership

Federal Resources Supply Company
Composite Resources

Notable Transactions

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has partnered with

a portfolio company of Instar

$2,050,000,000

a portfolio company of Warburg Pincus

has been acquired by

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has been acquired by

a portfolio company of SAR Trilogy and Redbird Capital

William Blair acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Epps Aviation in connection with its sale to Aero Centers, a portfolio company of SAR-Trilogy and RedBird Capital.

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a portfolio company of Windjammer Capital

has been acquired by

a portfolio company of
Arcline Investment Management

William Blair acted as financial advisor to Hermetic Solutions Group, a portfolio company of Windjammer Capital Investors, in connection with its sale to Qnnect, a portfolio company of Arcline Investment Management.

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has been acquired by

a portfolio company of Blackstone, Global Infrastructure Partners and Cascade Investment

William Blair acted as the sole financial advisor to Truman Arnold Company’s FBO Network (TAC Air) in connection with its outright sale of all operations to Signature Flight Support.

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a portfolio company of Blackstone, Global Infrastructure Partners and Cascade Investments

has divested three FBO locations to

a portfolio company of KKR

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a portfolio company of
NexPhase Capital Partners

has been acquired by

William Blair acted as exclusive financial advisor to Hawthorne Global Aviation Services (Hawthorne), a portfolio company of NexPhase Capital, in connection with its sale to NOVA Infrastructure Management and Wafra Real Assets & Infrastructure.

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$1,377,696,000

a portfolio company of
AE Industrial Partners

has merged with

William Blair acted as the exclusive financial advisor to BigBear.ai, a portfolio company of AE Industrial Partners, in connection with its pending merger with GigCapital4, Inc. (NYSE: GIGGU).

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has been acquired by

William Blair acted as exclusive financial advisor to Federal Resources Supply Company in connection with its sale to Noble Supply and Logistics.

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has been acquired by

William Blair acted as the exclusive financial advisor to SiOnyx, a privately held company, in connection with its sale to DC Capital Partners.

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has been acquired by

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has been acquired by

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Aerospace, Defense & Government

William Blair’s Aerospace, Defense, and Government Services team is a trusted advisor to investors and high-growth companies, as well as firms providing services to governments at the federal, state, and local levels. We advise across a full spectrum of transaction types, including M&A and capital raise situations.

Our clients depend on our long-standing relationships with strategic acquirers and financial sponsors, as well as our knowledge of market dynamics, regulatory requirements, and contractual complexities of numerous subsectors.

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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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142 billion+

Client assets

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89 Years

Independent and employee-owned

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20+

Offices worldwide

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~650

Companies under coverage

As of March 31, 2024
*Includes strategic partnerships with Allier Capital, BDA Partners, and Poalim Capital Markets.

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