Josh Ollek

Josh Ollek

Director, Aerospace / Defense & Government Services

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About Mr. Ollek

Josh Ollek is a director for William Blair based in the firm’s Charlotte office. He joined William Blair's investment banking team in 2017. Prior to William Blair, he worked for BlackArch Partners and the United States Army.

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a portfolio company of NexPhase Capital Partners

has been acquired by

William Blair acted as exclusive financial advisor to Hawthorne Global Aviation Services (Hawthorne), a portfolio company of NexPhase Capital, in connection with its sale to NOVA Infrastructure Management and Wafra Real Assets & Infrastructure.

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a portfolio company of AE Industrial Partners

has merged with

William Blair acted as the exclusive financial advisor to, a portfolio company of AE Industrial Partners, in connection with its pending merger with GigCapital4, Inc. (NYSE: GIGGU).

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Initial Public Offering


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Advanced Ballistic Protection Business

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has been acquired by

William Blair acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Leading Edge Jet Center LLC (LEJC), a subsidiary of Leading Edge Aviation, Inc., in connection with its sale to InstarAGF.

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Follow-on Offering

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has been acquired by

William Blair acted as the lead financial advisor to MAG Aerospace, owned by management and Clairvest Group, in connection with its partnering with New Mountain Capital. The transaction closed on June 6, 2018.

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Aerospace, Defense & Government

William Blair’s Aerospace, Defense, and Government Services team is a trusted advisor to investors and high-growth companies, as well as firms providing services to governments at the federal, state, and local levels. We advise across a full spectrum of transaction types, including M&A and capital raise situations.

Our clients depend on our long-standing relationships with strategic acquirers and financial sponsors, as well as our knowledge of market dynamics, regulatory requirements, and contractual complexities of numerous subsectors.

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About William Blair

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Employees worldwide

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+108 billion

Client assets

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87 Years

Independent and employee-owned

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Offices worldwide

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As of June 30, 2022
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