Michael Nelson

Mike Nelson

Managing Director, Technology

About Mr. Nelson

Mike Nelson is a managing director for William Blair based in the firm’s Denver office. He joined the firm's investment banking team in 2021. Prior to William Blair, he worked for FT Partners, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, and Piper Jaffray.

Notable Transactions

  • Divvy - series D capital raise led by Hanaco, PayPal and Whalerock and subsequent Divvy sale to Bill.com
  • Acima - sale to Rent-A-Center
  • Payzer - series D capital raise led by Harbert Growth Partners
  • Optal - sale to WEX
  • Transnational Payments - sale to LLR-backed Celero Commerce
  • Motionsoft - sale to GI-backed Daxko
  • AvidXchange - series F and common stock capital raise and subsequent acquisitions of BankTEL, Core Associates, and FastPay
  • Vesta - recapitalization by Goldfinch Partners
  • Wave HQ- sale to H&R Block
  • Vervent (fka First Associates) - recapitalization by Stone Point Capital and merger with PFSC

Rigorous pursuit of your success. Every transaction. Every time.

Our investment bankers are 100 percent committed to your organization’s sustained success. By drawing on our deep industry and product experience as well as our dedicated global resources, we provide advisory and financing services that allow you to capitalize on today’s opportunities and anticipate tomorrow’s challenges.

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Technology

We have built the premier technology investment banking franchise by using our deep sector expertise and our relationships to connect innovative, high-growth companies with transformative sources of capital and strategic partnerships. By drawing on our knowledge of strategic roadmaps and investment trends across the technology ecosystem, we have helped companies in the most dynamic verticals accelerate their growth and unlock their potential.

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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.*

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Year William Blair was founded

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+1,800

Employees worldwide

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+136 billion

Client assets

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86 Years

Independent and employee-owned

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20+

Offices worldwide

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~700

Companies Under Coverage

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

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