Elliot Farkas

Elliot Farkas

Managing Director, Head of Industrial Growth Products

About Mr. Farkas

Elliot Farkas 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 Robert W. Baird & Co and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

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U.S. Flexible Packaging Converting Business

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has acquired


Healthcare Packaging International

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European Flexible Packaging Assets

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has been acquired by

William Blair acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Automated Packaging Systems (APS) in its pending sale to Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE:SEE) for $510 million in cash, on a cash-free and debt-free basis.

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has been acquired by


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William Blair acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Amcor Limited in its pending sale of Amcor plants in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Ashland, Massachusetts and part of the Madison, Wisconsin plant, to Tekni-Plex, Inc. (Tekni-Plex), a portfolio company of Genstar Capital, for cash consideration of $215 million.

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

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