Ryan Foley

Director, Industrials

About Mr. Foley

Ryan Foley is a director for William Blair based in the firm’s Chicago office. He originally joined William Blair’s investment banking team in 2012. Before joining William Blair, he worked for Lazard, BMO Capital Markets, and Northrop Grumman.

Notable Transactions

  • Dorner - sale to Columbus McKinnon
  • Markforged - merged with One
  • Watlow Electric Manufacturing Company - sale to Tinicum Incorporated
  • Bal Seal Engineering - sale to Kaman Corporation
  • Cattron - sale to Harbour Group
  • IPG Photonics Corporation - acquisition of Genesis Systems Group, LLC
  • Falfurrias Capital Partners - acquisition of E-Technologies Group
  • JWC Environmental - sale to Sulzer
  • TSI Inc - acquisition of MSP Corporation
  • Neptune Benson - sale to Evoqua Water Technologies


University of Chicago, M.B.A.
University of Maryland, M. Eng.
University of Maryland, College Park, B.S.

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Industrials investment banking at William Blair draws on the firm’s deep expertise and relationships throughout the sector to deliver objective advice and execution excellence. We have built a leading franchise helping industrial companies maximize the value of their businesses. Our clients turn to us for outstanding execution for their M&A advisory and capital-raising objectives.

The strength of our relationships with strategic and financial buyers in the industrials sector and our global reach have allowed us to deliver outstanding results for 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.