Mark Brady

Senior Director, M&A

About Mr. Brady

Mark Brady joined William Blair in 1991 and was named partner in 1996. Mr. Brady has successfully completed over 150 acquisition and financing transactions with companies domiciled in over 20 different countries. Since April 2016, William Blair has completed 628 M&A transactions representing approximately $279 billion in value (as of March 31, 2021). Mr. Brady also serves on William Blair’s Fairness Opinion Committee.

Read Crain’s Chicago Business's Q&A with Mark Brady: William Blair's Banner Year and watch Mr. Brady in roundtable discussions with The Deal on the cross-border deal-making environment and how to make sure deals close.

Community Involvement

Mercy Home, Board member
Communities in Schools Chicago, Board member


University of Chicago, M.B.A.
Northwestern University, B.A.


2012 Mergers and Acquisitions Magazine:
Dealmaker of the Year

2008 Investment Dealers' Digest:
Mid-Market Banker of the Year

Notable Transactions

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Mergers & Acquisitions

Publicly traded and privately held companies around the globe count on our M&A Advisory Group for comprehensive financial advisory services and expert guidance. We serve buyers and sellers by providing in-depth financial and strategic analysis, identifying optimal potential transaction partners, developing creative deal structures, and negotiating complex transaction terms.

Our long record, leadership position in the middle market, and high level of transaction activity enable us to clear the market globally in search of the best transaction partners. Our bankers are true experts in your industry and understand the competitive landscape and deal environment facing our clients.

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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.