Matt Conaty

Matt Conaty

Managing Director, Financial Sponsors Group

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About Mr. Conaty

Matt Conaty is a managing director for William Blair based in the firm’s San Francisco office. He joined William Blair's investment banking team in 2017. Prior to William Blair, he worked for Harris Williams & Co. and Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc.

Notable Transactions

$1,425,000,000

a portfolio company of Clearlake Capital

has been acquired by

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has been acquired by

a portfolio company of Francisco Partners

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a portfolio company of Ares Management

has received a partnership investment from

William Blair acted as lead financial advisor to Convergint Technologies, a portfolio company of Ares Management Corporation (NYSE: ARES), in connection with its equity sale from a fund managed by Ares’ Private Equity Group and other existing shareholders to Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. and funds managed by Harvest Partners, LP.

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$400,000,000

a portfolio company of Alpine Investors

has received a strategic growth investment from

William Blair acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Paradigm, a portfolio company of Alpine Investors, in connection with its pending strategic growth investment by Francisco Partners.

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has combined with

William Blair acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Carrus, a portfolio company of Revelstoke Capital Partners, in connection with its combination with Penn Foster.

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a portfolio company of Seidler Equity Partners

has been acquired by

William Blair acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Sunny Sky Products, a portfolio company of Seidler Equity Partners, in connection with its acquisition by The Jordan Company.

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a portfolio company of Grey Mountain Partners

has been acquired by

$532,000,000

a portfolio company of Freeman Spogli & Co

has been acquired by

William Blair served as financial advisor to Green Garden Products, a portfolio company of Freeman Spogli & Co., in connection with its pending sale to Central Garden & Pet (NASDAQ: CENT, CENTA). Green Garden Products is the leading independent home gardening platform with a diverse portfolio of branded, consumable gardening products positioned for meaningful growth.

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has been acquired by

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has been acquired by

William Blair acted as the lead financial advisor to Zywave, a portfolio company of Aurora Capital Partners, in connection with its pending sale to Clearlake Capital.

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$465,000,000

has been acquired by

$719,900,000

has been acquired by

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Financial Sponsors

William Blair's Financial Sponsors Group is focused on developing and institutionalizing relationships with leading private equity firms around the world. Many of these relationships have been developed for over two decades providing us with senior-level access and credibility with the key decision-makers at each private equity firm. With over 295 successful sales to financial sponsors since 2015, we have proprietary insights into each financial sponsor's unique investment criteria, approach, and behavior. Our team's highly-relevant experience with and relevance to the private equity community uniquely positions William Blair to deliver exceptional results for our M&A sell-side clients.

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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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+131 billion

Client assets

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87 Years

Independent and employee-owned

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20+

Offices worldwide

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+700

Companies under coverage

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

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