Robert Abbe

Robert Abbe

Managing Director, Technology

About Mr. Abbe

Robert Abbe is a managing director for William Blair based in the firm’s San Francisco office. He originally joined William Blair's investment banking team in 2012. Before joining William Blair, he worked for Jefferies and Broadview LLC.

Notable Transactions

$240,000,000

has been acquired by

William Blair acted as exclusive financial advisor to xMatters, Inc., a portfolio company of Goldman Sachs Growth Equity, in connection with its pending acquisition by Everbridge, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVBG).

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has received a strategic growth investment from

William Blair acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Applitools, a founder-led DevOps leader VC-backed by OpenView, Sierra Ventures, and Magma, in connection with its pending investment by Thoma Bravo.

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has agreed to sell its Registry business to

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has been acquired by

William Blair acted as financial advisor to AVI-SPL, Inc. (AVI-SPL), a portfolio company of H.I.G. Capital (H.I.G.), in connection with its sale to Marlin Equity Partners (Marlin Equity).

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$1,809,367,324

has been acquired by

William Blair acted as financial advisor to ConvergeOne Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: CVON), in connection with its pending sale to affiliates of CVC Capital Partners ("CVC").

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has been acquired by

William Blair is acting as the exclusive financial advisor to Donuts, a portfolio company of Adams Street Partners, Austin Ventures, Emergence Capital Partners, Generation Partners, and TL Ventures, in connection with its pending sale to ABRY Partners. The transaction is expected to close in September 2018.

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has been acquired by

William Blair acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Wireless Logic Group and CVC Capital Partners (“CVC”) in connection with its pending sale to Montagu Private Equity.

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has been acquired by

William Blair acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Nominum, Inc. in connection with its sale to Akamai Technologies, Inc. The transaction was announced on October 11, 2017.

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$230,000,000

has been acquired by

William Blair acted as the exclusive financial advisor to TeleSign Holdings, Inc., in connection with its pending sale to Belgacom International Carrier Services SA (BICS), a joint venture of Proximus, Swisscom, and MTN. This transaction was signed on April 25, 2017.

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Technology

We have built the premier technology investment banking franchise by using our deep sector expertise and our relationships to connect innovative, high-growth companies with transformative sources of capital and strategic partnerships. By drawing on our knowledge of strategic roadmaps and investment trends across the technology ecosystem, we have helped companies in the most dynamic verticals accelerate their growth and unlock their potential.

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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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