John LeVert

John LeVert

Managing Director, Consumer & Retail

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About Mr. LeVert

John LeVert is a managing director for William Blair based in the firm’s Chicago office. He originally joined William Blair's investment banking team in 2003. John covers branded food & beverage and pet products.

Notable Transactions


has agreed to merge with

William Blair is acting as the lead financial advisor and capital markets advisor to Black Rifle Coffee Company in its pending merger with Silver Box Engaged Merger Corp I.

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has received a minority investment from

William Blair acted as lead financial advisor to We Are The Chompians, LLC in connection with its minority investment from Stride Consumer Partners LLC.

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Initial Public Offering


Initial Public Offering

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has made a majority investment in

William Blair acted as exclusive financial advisor to Vestar Capital Partners in connection with the majority investment in PetHonesty, a leader in premium pet supplements.

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has been acquired by

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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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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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Employees worldwide

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+131 billion

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87 Years

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As of March 31, 2022
*Includes strategic partnerships with Allier Capital, BDA Partners, and Poalim Capital Markets.

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