Ryan Foley

Ryan Foley

Managing Director, Industrial Growth Products

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About Ryan

Ryan Foley is a partner and managing director for William Blair based in the firm’s Charlotte office. He joined William Blair’s investment banking team in 2018. Prior to William Blair, he worked for Lazard, BMO Capital Markets, and Northrop Grumman.

Notable Transactions

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has been acquired by

William Blair acted as the exclusive financial advisor to RedViking in connection with its sale to Lincoln Electric (NASDAQ: LECO).

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a portfolio company of
The Jordan Company

has been recapitalized by

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Unitranche Credit Facility

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has acquired

William Blair acted as the exclusive advisor to Graham Partners and arranged debt financing to support its acquisition of Taoglas.

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a portfolio company of Windjammer Capital

has been acquired by

a portfolio company of
Arcline Investment Management

William Blair acted as financial advisor to Hermetic Solutions Group, a portfolio company of Windjammer Capital Investors, in connection with its sale to Qnnect, a portfolio company of Arcline Investment Management.

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$342,200,000

has been acquired by

William Blair acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Durex International Corporation in connection with its pending sale to Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc.

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has been acquired by

William Blair & Company acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Navitar, Inc. in connection with its sale to AMETEK, Inc.

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$1,525,000,000

a portfolio company of Frazier Healthcare Partners

has been acquired by

$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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has been acquired by

William Blair acted as exclusive financial advisor to GCX Corp. in connection with its sale to Audax Group.

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has been acquired by

William Blair acted as the exclusive financial advisor to SiOnyx, a privately held company, in connection with its sale to DC Capital Partners.

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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
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