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Mark Birkett

Managing Director, Leveraged Finance

About Mr. Birkett

Mark Birkett is a managing director for William Blair based in the firm’s Chicago office. He originally joined William Blair's investment banking team in 2011 and rejoined in 2021. Before joining William Blair, he worked for Raytheon, GE Antares Capital, and Livingstone Partners.

Notable Transactions

  • Motion & Control Enterprises - acquisition financing for Frontenac Partners portfolio company
  • Design House - acquisition financing for privately held company
  • Northwest Pallet - acquisition financing for Huron Capital portfolio company
  • Alberio Energy - acquisition financing for Huron Capital portfolio company
  • Hastings Manufacturing - acquisition financing for RFE Partners portfolio company
  • Trienda Holdings - acquisition financing for privately held company
  • Android Industries - growth capital for privately held company
  • Challenge Manufacturing - growth capital for privately held company
  • Zeta Interactive - growth capital for privately held company
  • Zotec Partners - acquisition financing for privately held company

Education

University of Michigan Ross School of Business, M.B.A.
Villanova University, B.S.B.A.

 

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Leveraged Finance

William Blair's leveraged finance team has extensive experience arranging all types of leveraged loans for sponsor-backed, non-sponsored, and public clients. We provide trusted, objective advice on how best to structure debt issues, and we are skilled at negotiating key terms of debt agreements.

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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.