Brian Friedman

Managing Director, Equity Capital Markets

About Mr. Friedman

Brian Friedman is a managing director for William Blair based in the firm’s Chicago office. He originally joined William Blair's investment banking team in 2020. Before joining William Blair, he worked for Paragon Biosciences, First Analysis Securites Corporation, National Securities Corporation, Robotic Ventures (a subsidiary of National Securities), and Guggenhiem Partners/Liberty Hampshire.

Notable Transactions

  • Lumicks B.V. - growth equity investment from Farallon, Lauxera, Softbank, & T. Rowe Price
  • Mielle Organics - growth equity investment from Berkshire Partners
  • FluidTruck - growth equity investment from Bison Capital and IKEA
  • CoverMyMeds - growth equity investment by Francisco Partners
  • Apixio - growth equity investment by Bain Capital Ventures and SSM Partners
  • Certona - growth equity investment by Primus Capital
  • FairWarning - growth equity investment by Mainsail Partners
  • PrescribeWellness - sale to Tabula Rasa
  • Emalex Biosciences - growth equity investment by Fidelity Investments and Valor Equity Partners
  • iRobot - growth equity investment by Robotic Ventures


IIT Chicago Kent College of Law, J.D./M.B.A.
University of Iowa, B.A.

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Equity Capital Markets

By connecting growth-oriented companies with a network of high-quality, long-term investors, we deliver compelling results for issuers of IPOs, public and confidential follow-on offerings, PIPEs, registered direct offerings, convertibles, and private placements. 

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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.*

*Includes strategic partnerships with Allier Capital, BDA Partners, and Poalim Capital Markets.