Laura Van Peenan

Laura Van Peenan

Managing Director, Head of Alternative Private Equity

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About Laura

Laura Van Peenan is a managing director for William Blair based in the firm’s Chicago office. She joined William Blair's investment banking team in 1995. Prior to William Blair, she worked for Goldman Sachs & Co.

Board Membership

Chicago Public Media
University of Chicago Charter School
EarthHeart Foundation
University of Chicago Women’s Board
HFS Chicago Scholars

Notable Transactions

  • Rosetta Stone - initial public offering, joint book runner
  • Employease - sale to ADP
  • Standard Parking - follow-on offering, joint book runner
  • Acquity Group - recap with 2020 Global Investments
  • SilkRoad Technology - private placement with Foundation Capital, Azure Capital and other investors

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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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142 billion+

Client assets

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89 Years

Independent and employee-owned

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Offices worldwide

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Companies under coverage

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

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