Mike Siska

Michael Siska

Managing Director, Consumer & Retail

About Mr. Siska

Mike Siska is a managing director for William Blair based in the firm’s Chicago office. He originally joined William Blair’s investment banking team in 2002. Before joining William Blair, he worked for Allstate Private Equity, 3i Group, and Andersen Corporate Finance LLC.

Board Membership

A Better Chicago – Leadership Council

Notable Transactions

$400,000,000

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William Blair acted as financial advisor to Marshall Retail Group, a portfolio company of Brentwood Associates, in connection with its pending acquisition by WH Smith PLC.

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$393,000,000

has been acquired by

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$815,000,000

has been acquired by

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William Blair acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Fusion Education Group, a leading provider of alternative private education and a portfolio company of Laird Norton Company and Winona Capital Management, in connection its sale to Leeds Equity Partners. The transaction demonstrates continued successful advisory momentum in William Blair’s education services franchise, and closed on November 20, 2017.

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$385,000,000

has been acquired by

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William Blair acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Cardenas Markets, Inc. with its sale to Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. In connection with this transaction, KKR and Victory Park Capital are purchasing Mi Pueblo Food Centers. Transaction terms were not disclosed. The transaction closed on November 29, 2016.

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Consumer & Retail

Amid rapidly evolving consumer preferences and the proliferation of new brands and channels, our experience and relationships throughout the consumer and retail industry have allowed us to deliver outstanding outcomes for our clients. Corporate boards, management teams, and business owners turn to us for execution excellence, sector expertise, deep relationships with strategic, financial, and family buyers, and creative public and private capital market solutions.

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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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