Brett Paschke

Brett Paschke

Managing Director, Vice Chair of Investment Banking

About Mr. Paschke

Brett Paschke is a managing director and vice chair of investment banking for William Blair based in the firm’s Chicago office. He joined William Blair’s investment banking team in 1997. Prior to William Blair, he worked for Goldman Sachs and KPMG.

Board Membership

Navy SEAL Foundation Illinois Advisory Council
Honor Foundation; Chicago Executive Committee
Lake Forest Open Lands Board of Governors
PRA Group (Nasdaq: PRAA)
Fathom Ventures (Vice Chairman of Advisory Board)

Community Involvement

U.S. Treasury IPO Task Force
SIFMA Regulatory and Legislative Committee; Chairman
Chicago Council on Global Affairs
SIFMA Capital Markets Roundtable
Church of Holy Spirit
Chicago Cares
Lake Forest Caucus Committee
Princeton Annual Giving Steering Committee
Princeton Varsity Club

Notable Transactions

$209,760,000

Follow-on Offering

$115,000,000

Initial Public Offering

$173,125,000

Follow-on Offering

$92,000,000

Initial Public Offering

$1,315,000,000

has been acquired by

$287,500,000

Convertible Offering

$147,857,200

Initial Public Offering

$676,200,000

Follow-on Offering

$388,743,200

Initial Public Offering

$778,000,000

$58,305,000

Initial Public Offering

$102,637,500

Follow-on Offering

$67,447,500

Follow-on Offering

$138,076,800

Follow-on Offering

$120,750,000

Follow-on Offering

$240,033,100

Follow-on Offering

$67,275,000

Initial Public Offering

$246,047,100

Follow-on Offering

$229,676,300

Follow-on Offering

$75,468,750

Follow-on Offering

$224,250,000

Follow-on Offering

$143,750,000

Convertible Senior Notes

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Corporate Advisory

Public companies turn to us for expert, objective guidance when evaluating major strategic decisions. As one of the world's most trusted and respected advisors, we have extensive experience working with highly sophisticated boards and special committees of premier companies to help them evaluate their strategic alternatives and identify the optimal paths for maximizing shareholder value.

Due to our independence and globally aligned structure we are able to provide conflict-free advice focused solely on shareholders’ interests and aligned with the company’s values and strategy. As a result, corporate boards count on us for unbiased advice and outstanding execution for the full range of acquisition and financing alternatives.

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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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Year William Blair was founded

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+1,800

Employees worldwide

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+136 billion

Client assets

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86 Years

Independent and employee-owned

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20+

Offices worldwide

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~700

Companies Under Coverage

As of September 30, 2021
*Includes strategic partnerships with Allier Capital, BDA Partners, and Poalim Capital Markets.

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