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Pharmaceutical Outsourcing Industry Update

- Friday, December 7, 2018 - In early October, healthcare analyst John Kreger attended CPhI Worldwide, the world’s largest trade fair for pharmaceutical contract manufacturing. At the event in Madrid, he had the opportunity to meet with close to a dozen public and private players in the contract development and manufacturing (CDMO) space.

Blake Pontius Named Director of Sustainable Investing for William Blair Investment Management

- Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - William Blair today named Blake Pontius, CFA, to a new role as Director of Sustainable Investing, where he will provide leadership in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiatives and direct the firmwide integration of material ESG factors into investment processes.

Economics Weekly: Powell Sticks to His Guns (Well, Kind Of...)

- Friday, November 30, 2018 - In this week’s Economics Weekly we look at the Fed’s current stance on policy, and what the Fed would likely want to see before lowering its dots.

Client Focus: Changing Currents in Philanthropy

- Friday, November 30, 2018 - The growth of donor-advised funds, a drive among donors to be more engaged with charities, the new tax law, impact investing are reshaping philanthropy – and featured in latest Client Focus.

Forrester Research Has Agreed to Acquire SiriusDecisions

- Friday, November 30, 2018 - William Blair acted as exclusive financial advisor to Forrester Research (Nasdaq: FORR), in connection with its pending acquisition of SiriusDecisions.

PEC Safety Has Agreed to be Acquired by Thoma Bravo

- Friday, November 30, 2018 - William Blair is acting as exclusive financial advisor to PEC Safety in connection with its pending sale to Thoma Bravo. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval with an anticipated close date in December 2018.

William Blair Hosts Family Foundations to Celebrate National Philanthropy Day

- Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - William Blair led a celebration of National Philanthropy Day on November 15 by hosting more than 100 community leaders to mark the deep impact that philanthropy has on society.

YETI Holdings, Inc.: Initiation of Research Coverage

- Monday, November 19, 2018 - William Blair initiated research coverage of YETI Holdings, Inc. (YETI $16.89), a lifestyle brand of premium high-performance outdoor and recreational products, with a focus on exceptional performance and durability.

Economics Weekly: Stocks vs. Bonds—Does the Old Correlation Still Hold?

- Friday, November 16, 2018 - An important question for investors would be what might this mean for the relationship between stocks and bonds? It is also the topic of this week’s Economics Weekly.

Marine Father, a Gold Star Parent Speaks at Veterans’ Alliance Event

- Friday, November 16, 2018 - Retired U.S. Marine Col. Tom Manion, a Gold Star Parent, shared his family’s story and those of other courageous veterans at William Blair’s annual Veterans’ Alliance event.

LogicBio Therapeutics, Inc.: Initiation of Research Coverage

- Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - William Blair initiated research coverage of LogicBio Therapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company focused on developing medicines to treat rare genetic diseases using its proprietary GeneRide genome-editing technology.

“Homeless to Harvard” – Liz Murray Inspires William Blair Audience with Her Story

- Friday, November 9, 2018 - Liz Murray captivated the audience at William Blair’s 15th annual women’s event, sharing her inspiring story of being a homeless youth to graduating from Harvard.

Economics Weekly: Politics and the Fed

- Friday, November 9, 2018 - In this week's Economics Weekly, we discuss the President's fiscal policy agenda and what happens when it is perceived to be colliding with the goals of the central bank.

William Blair advises ConvergeOne Holdings, Inc.

- Thursday, November 8, 2018 - William Blair acted as financial advisor to ConvergeOne Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: CVON), in connection with its pending sale to affiliates of CVC Capital Partners ("CVC").

William Blair Advises Alpha Technologies Group of Companies

- Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - William Blair acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Alpha Technologies Group of Companies (“Alpha”), in connection with its pending sale to Enersys (NYSE: ENS).
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