Investment Banking

William Blair’s investment banking group enables corporations, financial sponsors, and owner/entrepreneurs around the world to achieve their growth, liquidity, and financing objectives.

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Lykan Bioscience Has Merged with RoslinCT

William Blair acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Lykan Bioscience, a portfolio company of WindRose Health Investors, in connection with its merger with RoslinCT, a portfolio company of GHO Capital Partners LLP.

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Brightly Software Has Been Acquired by Siemens

William Blair acted as lead financial advisor to Brightly Software, Inc. (Brightly), a portfolio company of Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. (Clearlake), in connection with its sale to Siemens AG (Siemens) (FRA:SIE) for $1.575 billion of upfront cash consideration, along with $300 million in cash earn-out payments, for a total of $1.875 billion.

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Cartegraph Has Agreed to be Acquired by OpenGov

William Blair acted as exclusive financial advisor to Cartegraph Systems, LLC, a portfolio company of Pamlico Capital Management, L.P., in connection with its pending sale to OpenGov, Inc. with new investment from Cox Enterprises, Inc.

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How We Can Help

Drawing on the collective intellectual capital and deep sector expertise of a global team that spans four continents, William Blair brings a rigorous and innovative approach to mergers and acquisitions, corporate board advisory projects, equity and debt financing, and wealth planning for liquidity events.

We are a trusted partner for your organization’s most important decisions. Truly strategic advice and process execution are the result of knowledge and vision. By combining a deep understanding of your objectives, your industry, and today’s global market, we help you navigate the short- and long-term opportunities and challenges facing your organization.

We provide guidance and execution in today’s dynamic global markets. By focusing on the long-term success of your organization, we deliver the right financing and capital solutions for your growth objectives. Our public equity, debt, and private-equity financing expertise and distribution capabilities allow you to enter the market using the right security at the optimal time with confidence and assurance.

  • Equity Capital Markets

    Delivering compelling results to growth-oriented issuers of IPOs, follow-on offerings, and private placements via access to a global network of stable, high-quality, long-term investors.

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  • Leveraged Finance

    Advisory and arrangement services for companies seeking debt capital. We specialize in leveraged finance and debt capital markets.

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  • Private Equity

    Advisory and placement services for growth companies seeking private equity or late stage venture capital.

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William Blair’s investment banking group enables financial sponsors and owner/entrepreneurs around the world to achieve their growth, liquidity, and financing objectives.

As industry specialists, our bankers have extensive knowledge of your sector and the competitive landscape.

  • Aerospace, Defense & Government Services

    We are a trusted advisor to investors and high-growth companies in the aerospace and defense industries, as well as firms providing services to governments at the federal, state, and local levels.

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  • Biopharma

    We serve clients that operate across a broad range of therapeutic areas, including oncology, immunology, neurology, rare disease, genetic medicines, liver disease, and other specialty pharma areas.

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  • Consumer & Retail

    We serve clients across a host of subsectors, including: consumer products, consumer services, consumer technology and e-commerce, food, beverage and agriculture, consumer driven health and wellness, beauty and personal care, pet, automotive aftermarket, multisite retail, and restaurants.

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  • Healthcare IT

    We have extensive experience working with clients across the healthcare continuum, including those in the following subsectors: analytics and machine learning, consumer / patient engagement, hospital and physician solutions, payer and employer solutions, pharma / life sciences IT, pharmacy IT solutions, post-acute care IT, and revenue cycle management.

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  • Healthcare Services

    We serve clients across the healthcare ecosystem, including leading companies in the following subsectors: behavioral health, distribution, laboratory services, multisite – dental, dermatology, animal health, and optical, outsourced medical manufacturing, pharmaceutical services, post-acute / home health, and specialty provider groups.

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  • Industrial Growth Products

    Our clients represent a broad range of industrial growth subsectors, including: building technologies, chemicals, diversified industrials, engineered components, industrial technology (including robotics and automation, machinery and equipment, motion and flow control, sensors and vision and energy and power), packaging and specialty materials.

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  • Medical Technology

    We serve clients across the medical technology spectrum, including diagnostics, therapeutic devices, biopharmaceutical production, outsourced services, and research tools.

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  • Supply Chain, Commercial Services & Technologies

    We serve clients across the supply chain, commercial services and technology ecosystem, including the following subsectors: environmental services, facility services, industrial services, specialty distribution, transportation and logistics, utility, and infrastructure services.

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  • Tech Enabled Services

    We work with compelling growth stories across a wide array of subsectors, including: education and training; financial services; governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) and legal services; human capital management; information services; insurance and insurtech; marketing services; outsourced and IT services; professional services; and real estate services.

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  • Technology

    We serve clients in a broad range of technology subsectors, including: application / vertical software; benefits and HR technology; digital media and marketing technology; e-commerce / e-retail; education technology; enterprise IT; gaming; human capital management; insurance technology; legal technology; managed services; outsourced / IT solutions providers; payments and payments security; security; and systems and semiconductors.

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Results Driven by Trust and Collaboration

William Blair’s strong results in recent years have been directly tied to our people and our unique culture. That culture is built on trust, collaboration, and creating opportunities for our clients and each other.

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billion in M&A transactions

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of transactions involve repeat clients

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countries represented by our clients and counterparties

July 2017 - June 2022

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