Mark Brune

Mark-Manuel Brune

Managing Director, Industrial Growth Products

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About Mark

Mark-Manuel Brune is a managing director for William Blair based in the firm’s Frankfurt office. He joined William Blair's investment banking team in 2016. Prior to William Blair, he worked for Lincoln International, Canaccord Genuity (Hawkpoint), and Macquarie Group.

Awards and Affiliations

Vice Chancellor's List for Academic Exellence

Languages Spoken

German
English
Spanish

Notable Transactions

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a portfolio company of
Paragon Partners and Gimv

has been acquired by

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has been acquired by

William Blair acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Wilvo Group, a portfolio company of Borromin Capital in connection with its pending sale to Rivean Capital.

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has acquired

a portfolio company of Afinum

William Blair acted as exclusive financial advisor to Ardian in connection with its pending acquisition of LIFTKET, a portfolio company of Afinum.

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a portfolio company of Warburg Pincus

has acquired

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a portfolio company of
Torqx Capital Partners

has been acquired by

a portfolio company of Warburg Pincus

William Blair acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Cable Connectivity Group, a portfolio company of Torqx Capital Partners in connection with its pending sale to Infinite Electronics, a portfolio company of Warburg Pincus.

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€700,000,000

a portfolio company of Rivean Capital

has been acquired by

William Blair acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Muon Group B.V. (Muon Group), owned by Rivean Capital B.V. (Rivean Capital or Rivean) and management, in connection with its pending sale to IDEX Corporation (NYSE:IEX).

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a portfolio company of Odewald KMU

has been acquired by

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a portfolio company of Perusa

has been acquired by

William Blair acted as exclusive financial advisor to MÜPRO, a portfolio company of Perusa in connection with its pending sale to IK Partners.

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$540,000,000

an affiliated portfolio company of Sun European Partners, LLP

has been acquired by

William Blair acted as the exclusive financial advisor to C&K Switches, an affiliated portfolio company of Sun European Partners, LLP, in connection with its pending sale to Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ:LFUS).

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a portfolio company of LFM Capital

has been acquired by

William Blair acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Eckhart Holdings, Inc., a portfolio company of LFM Capital, in connection with its sale to Arsenal Capital Partners.

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€33,329,000

has sold its 73%-stake to

Not Disclosed

has acquired

Kongsberg Precision Cutting Systems

William Blair acted as exclusive financial advisor to OpenGate Capital LLC in connection with the pending acquisition of Kongsberg Precision Cutting Systems. Kongsberg is a part of Esko-Graphics BV, the packaging and print systems business of Danaher Corporation.

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Industrial Growth Products

High-growth companies, market leaders, and tech-enabled businesses across the industrial landscape count on our knowledge of sector trends and our relationships with leading strategic acquirers and financial sponsors to assist across a range of advisory and financial alternatives. We bring deep expertise into the global trends redefining industrial activity, such as connected buildings and machines (IoT), the development of innovative specialty materials, and production technologies and regulatory changes.

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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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