Christian Hodneland

Christian Hodneland, Ph.D.

Managing Director, Biopharma

About Dr. Hodneland

Christian Hodneland is a managing director for William Blair based in the firm’s Chicago office. He joined William Blair's investment banking team in 2006. Prior to William Blair, he worked for Arsenal Medical, Surface Logix, and Merrill Lynch.

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William Blair acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Perrigo Company plc (NYSE:PRGO), in connection with the pending sale of its animal health division to PetIQ, Inc. (NASDAQ:PETQ) for $185 million.

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William Blair acted as the lead financial advisor to the Ritedose Corporation, a portfolio company of Olympus Partners, in connection with its sale to Humanwell Healthcare and AGIC Capital. The transaction closed on September 13 and represents one of 14 William Blair transactions in the pharmaceutical services space completed in the past 12 months.

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The rapid and cost-effective development of innovative therapeutics and treatments is critical not just to public health, but to the functioning of society and economic activity. Leading drug developers, as well as their partners across the research, development, and manufacturing value chain, count on William Blair’s deep expertise in biopharma’s capital-raising and deal-making landscape.

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As of September 30, 2021
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