Sam Tinaglia

Managing Director, Industrials

About Mr. Tinaglia

Sam Tinaglia is a managing director for William Blair based in the firm’s Chicago office. He originally joined William Blair's investment banking team in 1999. Before joining William Blair, he worked for Robert W. Baird & Co. and Kidder, Peabody & Co.

Board Membership

Board member Midwest Christian Academy (k-8)

Community Involvement

Trustee of The Chicago History Museum
Former President of the Psi Upsilon Scholarship Foundation

Awards and Affiliations

  • 2020 Energy & Industrials Deal of the Year: Bal Seal Engineering Inc. / Kaman Corp.
  • 2013 Manufacturing Deal of the Year: public merger of Met-Pro and CECO
  • Investment Dealer's Digest: 2001 Overall and M&A Breakthrough Deal of the Year - Smuckers Acquisition of JIF and Crisco Brands from Procter & Gamble


University of Chicago, A.B.

Notable Transactions

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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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.

More about our industrials investment banking expertise

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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.