Sam Tinaglia

Sam Tinaglia

Managing Director, Industrial Growth Products

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About Sam

Sam Tinaglia is a managing director for William Blair based in the firm’s Chicago office. He joined William Blair's investment banking team in 1999. Prior to William Blair, he worked for Robert W. Baird & Co. and Kidder, Peabody & Co.

Board Membership

Board member Midwest Christian Academy (k-8)

Community Involvement

Trustee of The Chicago History Museum
Former President of the Psi Upsilon Scholarship Foundation

Awards and Affiliations

  • 2020 Energy & Industrials Deal of the Year: Bal Seal Engineering Inc. / Kaman Corp.
  • 2013 Manufacturing Deal of the Year: public merger of Met-Pro and CECO
  • Investment Dealer's Digest: 2001 Overall and M&A Breakthrough Deal of the Year - Smuckers Acquisition of JIF and Crisco Brands from Procter & Gamble

Notable Transactions

$600,000,000

has agreed to be acquired by

William Blair acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Nehring Electrical Works Company in connection with its pending sale to Mueller Industries, Inc.

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$410,000,000

a portfolio company of GreyLion Partners

has been acquired by

William Blair acted as the exclusive financial advisor to MTL Holdings, a portfolio company of GreyLion Partners, in connection with its pending sale to Carlisle Companies, Inc (NYSE: CSL).

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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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Not Disclosed

a portfolio company of AEA Investors

has been acquired by

William Blair acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Pexco, a portfolio company of AEA Investors, in connection with its sale to Odyssey Investment Partners.

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$145,000,000

a portfolio company of Dominus Capital

has been acquired by

Not Disclosed

has been acquired by

William Blair acted as exclusive financial advisor to North West Rubber (NWR) in connection with its sale to TorQuest Partners.

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Not Disclosed

has been acquired by

Not Disclosed

a portfolio company of O2 Investment Partners

has been acquired by

$465,000,000

has been acquired by

Not Disclosed

has been acquired by

$330,000,000

has been acquired by

Not Disclosed

Advanced Ballistic Protection Business

has been acquired by

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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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