Services 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 services 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 services sector and our global reach have allowed us to deliver outstanding results for our clients.


Binary code morphing into colored lines drawn up to a cloudFederal Government's Push to Modernize IT Will Spur M&A Activity in Cloud Services - June 2020

The federal government is undergoing a massive IT modernization effort to close the gap with the private sector. M&A activity in cloud services is expected to increase as strategic acquirers seek to build capabilities that align with the government's major spending priorities.

People walking in the lobby of an office buildingMultiples Expand and M&A Interest Surges in Professional Services - November 2019

As the amount of capital available to shareholders of professional services firms increases, we examine the unique questions that firms must address to prepare for a successful liquidity event.

Overhead view of someone working at a laptopM&A Interest in Corporate Training Grows as Skills Gap Widens - September 2018

Evolving trends in the workplace and the learning ecosystem are changing how companies invest in talent.

Warehouse distributionTrends Driving Increased Consolidation in Specialty Distribution - September 2018

A strong economic backdrop and the need to respond to the threat posed by Amazon and other digital disrupters have led to an uptick in M&A activity among specialty distributors.


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