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William Blair Hosts Bunker Labs’ Veterans Starting Businesses

- Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - William Blair joined military veteran entrepreneurs from Bunker Labs for a panel discussion on financial modeling to help veterans start and grow new businesses.

Viewpoint has Agreed to be Acquired by Trimble

- Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - William Blair acted as the lead financial advisor to Viewpoint, a portfolio company of Bain Capital Private Equity, in connection with its pending sale to Trimble. The transaction was announced on April 23, 2018 and is expected to close during the third quarter of 2018, subject to regulatory approval.

Focus on Infrastructure Investment Drives Future Opportunity

- Monday, April 16, 2018 - At the recent P3 Conference & Expo, the Trump administration’s push for a massive infrastructure spending plan sparked new conversations about infrastructure services opportunities and public-private partnerships playing a bigger role in the delivery of new projects.

Recent Transactions Showcase William Blair’s Medical Technology Investment Banking Expertise

- Friday, April 13, 2018 - William Blair’s medical technology investment banking group has been extremely active so far in 2018 helping innovative companies access capital and maximize their strategic alternatives.

A Key Differentiator of Multi-Asset Investors

- Friday, April 6, 2018 -
Dynamic asset allocation is a key differentiator of today’s multi-asset investors, as William Blair’s Brian Singer discusses in an authoritative new practitioner’s guide published by the CFA Institute.

Wix.com Ltd.: Initiation of Research Coverage

- Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - William Blair initiated research coverage of Wix.com Ltd. (WIX $77.40), a provider of do-it-yourself website builder software. Based in Tel Aviv, Israel, Wix has more than 122 million total users and 3 million premium users. Wix’s website builder is hosted in the cloud and enables individuals, businesses, and organizations with little to no website building experience to quickly and easily create a professional-looking website.

William Blair Advises SpareFoot

- Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - William Blair is acting as the exclusive financial advisor to SpareFoot, a portfolio company of Insight Venture Partners, Silverton Partners, and Revolution Growth, in connection with its pending acquisition of SiteLink and the pending sale of the combined entity to Cove Hill Partners. The transaction is expected to close in April 2018.

Women Empowering Women

- Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - On March 14, William Blair's Beth Satterfield, managing director and head of market development in the firm's investment banking group, hosted over 120 women at Chicago’s chic Maple & Ash restaurant for a luncheon: Women Empowering Women.

Pest Control Services: A Growing Market

- Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - Analyst Tim Mulrooney reports The U.S. pest control market is growing 4%-5% annually and is less cyclical due to a high recurring revenue stream secured by long-term contracts, the high cost of failure, and the nondiscretionary nature of the service.

William Blair Partners with Chicago South Side Nonprofits to Serve Youth

- Monday, March 26, 2018 - William Blair kicks off its 2018-2019 Community Partners program in March with Chicago nonprofits MetroSquash and MAPSCorps to support youth development and community services.

Economics Weekly: Why We Should Be Paying Attention to the Libor-OIS Spread

- Friday, March 23, 2018 - The re-emergence of both the Libor-OIS Spread and the TED has jarred the memories of those of us who were working in financial markets during the last financial market crisis. Why this has suddenly becomes a key area of market focus this week is important and, therefore, the topic of this week’s Economics Weekly<.

William Blair Advises Avetta

- Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - William Blair is acting as exclusive financial advisor to Avetta, a portfolio company of Norwest Venture Partners, in connection with its pending sale to Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe (WCAS). Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV) will acquire a minority equity interest in Avetta. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval with an anticipated close date in April 2018.

Blucora, Inc.: Initiation of Research Coverage

- Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - William Blair & Company initiated research coverage of Blucora, Inc. (BCOR $24.10), which provides technology-enabled financial solutions to two market segments: wealth management and digital DIY tax preparation. HD Vest is the largest broker-dealer in the United States focused primarily on providing wealth management solutions to tax professionals. TaxAct is the third-largest provider of tax preparation software in the United States, measured by revenue.

ConvergeOne Holdings, Inc: Initiation of Research Coverage

- Monday, March 19, 2018 - William Blair & Company initiated research coverage of ConvergeOne Holdings, Inc. (CVON $8.60), a leading global IT services provider of collaboration and technology solutions using a managed services-led approach to serve enterprise clients.

Bolder Healthcare Solutions Has Agreed to be Acquired by Cognizant Technology Solutions

- Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - William Blair is acting as exclusive financial advisor to Bolder Healthcare Solutions (“BHS”), a portfolio company of Edgewater Funds and JZ Partners, in connection with its pending sale to Cognizant Technology Solutions (NASDAQ:CTSH).
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