Technology 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 technology 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 technology sector and our global reach have allowed us to deliver outstanding results for our clients.
INSIGHT FROM THE FRONT LINES
Cloud Insights - February 2017
Strategic buyers and financial sponsors capitalized on the buying opportunity created by the early-2016 valuation reset by aggressively pursuing public targets in the second and third quarters. As valuations recovered, the IPO window reopened and acquirers shifted their focus back to private targets.
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European Technology - November 2016
While the Brexit referendum has created headwinds for deal-making, M&A activity involving European technology companies has continued at a fairly robust pace since the June 23 vote. We examine the impact of the Brexit referendum and other trends that are shaping M&A and capital-raising activity in European technology.
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IT Security - August 2016
As public equity markets have become less receptive and the bar to go public has gone up, IT security companies are actively pursuing alternative paths to liquidity. We examine how the exit environment in IT security has morphed in the past year.
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Financial Technology Sector Update - July 2015
Market volatility increased as the midyear point approached, driven largely by the oscillating financial crisis in Greece and a rapid and unprecedented correction in Chinese equity markets. However, global M&A and capital markets activity have remained strong, particularly in the United States.
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Internet & Digital Media Insights - January 2014
The Internet and digital media (“IDM”) sector continued its strong pace into the fourth quarter of 2014, highlighted by noteworthy M&A and financing activity. We witnessed significant activity particularly in the Asian e-commerce, online lending platform, and ride sharing space as high-growth companies continued to receive large capital infusions from big name investors to propel growth forward into 2015 and beyond.
View January 2014 report