Mergers and Acquisitions

Comprehensive sell- and buy-side advisory services for publicly traded and privately held companies.

We have a proven ability to identify optimal transaction partners around the globe, structure and negotiate transactions, and deliver the best outcomes for our clients.

William Blair Lobby

Publicly traded and privately held companies around the globe count on our M&A Advisory Group for comprehensive financial advisory services and expert guidance. We serve buyers and sellers by providing in-depth financial and strategic analysis, identifying optimal potential transaction partners, developing creative deal structures, and negotiating complex transaction terms. Since October 2016, we have completed 702 M&A transactions representing approximately $340 billion in value (as of September 30, 2021).

Our long record, leadership position in the middle market, and high level of transaction activity enable us to clear the market globally in search of the best transaction partners. Our bankers are true experts in your industry and understand the competitive landscape and deal environment facing our clients.

We provide comprehensive M&A advisory services for a variety of transaction types:

  • Sell-side and corporate divestiture transactions
  • Merger advisories
  • Acquisition advisories
  • Strategic alternatives reviews
  • Corporate recapitalizations and restructurings
  • Leveraged buyouts
  • Shareholder rights plans and other takeover defense advisories
  • Fairness opinions
  • Stock repurchases and other advisory activities
  • Private wealth planning for your liquidity event - Based on a deep understanding of the tax and wealth management considerations of acquisitions and capital raises, we provide tailored advice to help business owners optimize the after-tax wealth generated by corporate liquidity events.


Daniel Connolly
+1 312 364 8544

Andrew Jessen
+1 312 364 5390

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