John Clifford

John Clifford

Director, Consumer & Retail

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About John

John Clifford is a director for William Blair based in the firm’s Chicago office. He joined William Blair's investment banking team in 2016. Prior to William Blair, he worked for Allier Capital and Macquarie Capital.

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has sold its consumer health assets to

William Blair acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Akorn, Inc. in connection with the pending sale of its Consumer Health business to Prestige Consumer Healthcare.

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William Blair acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Evans Food Group (Evans), a portfolio company of Wind Point Partners, in connection with its sale to Highlander Partners.

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has been acquired by

William Blair acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Ranir LLC, a leading global self care company providing oral care products to consumers worldwide owned by the Kiphart family and Camden Partners, in connection with its pending sale to Perrigo Company plc.

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Consumer & Retail

Amid rapidly evolving consumer preferences and the proliferation of new brands and channels, our experience and relationships throughout the consumer and retail industry have allowed us to deliver outstanding outcomes for our clients. Corporate boards, management teams, and business owners turn to us for execution excellence, sector expertise, deep relationships with strategic, financial, and family buyers, and creative public and private capital market solutions.

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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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