Awards & Recognition

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William Blair Awarded Most Valuable Partner by Chicago Youth Group


Friday, June 9, 2017
Chicago-based youth group Urban Initiatives presented William Blair with the 2017 Most Valuable Partner Award for the firm’s support of underserved children at its annual “Work to Play Cup” event June 3.

Zmarta Acquisition Named Nordic Deal of the Year by Real Deals


Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Real Deals magazine named Bauer Media Group’s acquisition of Zmarta Group as the Nordic Deal of the Year for 2016, reflecting the ongoing growth of the European financial technology sector across the continent.

Barron’s Names William Blair’s Cultra and Fischer to 2017 Top Advisor List


Friday, April 21, 2017
William Blair investment counselors John Cultra and Fred Fischer and were named by Barron’s magazine to the 2017 America’s Top 100 Financial Advisors.

Two William Blair Transactions Honored by Mergers & Acquisitions Magazine


Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Mergers & Acquisitions named Brightree’s acquisition by ResMed as 2016 Deal of the Year and Tractor Supply CEO Gregory Sandfort as Dealmaker of the Year for the acquisition of Petsense.

Barron’s Names Seven William Blair Advisors to 2017 Top U.S. List


Wednesday, March 15, 2017
William Blair financial advisors John Cultra, Fred Fischer, Dan Grant, Louise Lane, Dave Mabie, Tom Salvino, and Tom Wilson have been named by Barron’s magazine to its 2017 Top U.S. Financial Advisors list.

Transaction Costs Recognized


Thursday, January 19, 2017
Institutional Investor included William Blair as one of the “Top Global Investment Managers” in its ranking of transaction costs.

Beth Pickens Named one of the "Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A" for Second Year Running


Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Beth Pickens, who helps lead William Blair’s investment banking coverage of the consumer sector, was named by Mergers & Acquisitions magazine as one of the “Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A.” This marks her second year on the list; she was part of the inaugural list of influencers in 2016.

William Blair Recognized at the 2016 M&A Atlas Americas Awards


Wednesday, December 21, 2016
The sale of Acano to Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) was named “Cross-border Deal of the Year”. William Blair acted as exclusive financial advisor to Acano in connection with its acquisition by Cisco for $700 million.

William Blair A Tier 1 Stewardship Signatory


Wednesday, December 14, 2016
William Blair has received the highest ranking from the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) for the quality of our approach to stewardship.

Pensions & Investments Names William Blair a Best Place to Work for 2016


Monday, December 12, 2016
Pensions & Investments magazine has named William Blair Investment Management among the “Best Places to Work in Money Management” for 2016, marking the fourth time the firm has been honored since P&I began compiling the list five years ago.
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