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Economics Weekly: Managing Growth and Debt

- Friday, January 22, 2021 - In this Economics Weekly, we examine the vexed questions of debt, i.e., how this crisis has accelerated the underlying shift in how we think about it, and what policies keep debt sustainable and simultaneously grow our economies in a more equal and balanced manner.

Palantir Technologies Inc.: Initiation of Research Coverage

- Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - William Blair & Company initiated research coverage of Palantir Technologies Inc. (PLTR $25.64). Palantir provides data management and analytics software for government and commercial organizations.

Advantage Software Has Been Acquired by Simpli.fi

- Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - William Blair acted as the exclusive financial advisor to The Advantage Software Company, LLC, a portfolio company of Carousel Capital, in connection with its acquisition by Simpli.fi Holdings, Inc, a portfolio company of GTCR.

Anaplan, Inc.: Initiation of Research Coverage

- Friday, January 15, 2021 - William Blair & Company initiated research coverage of Anaplan, Inc. (PLAN $71.20), a cloud-based provider of connected planning software.

Economics Weekly: Rising Bond Yields and Inflation

- Friday, January 15, 2021 - In this Economics Weekly, we focus on the inflation question and argue that while bond yields will rise this year—in our view, likely to around 1.5% by year-end, above the 1.2% consensus—we expect this to be driven by a strong growth recovery through the second half of the year, with modest firming of inflation (though still at or below the Fed’s 2% target).

William Blair Investment Management Hires Lih-Yann Tan, CFA, as Head of Asian Distribution

- Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - William Blair Investment Management today announced the appointment of Lih-Yann Tan, CFA, as head of Asian Distribution, employed through its local affiliate William Blair International Singapore Pte. Ltd.

Paya Holdings Inc.: Initiation of Research Coverage

- Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - William Blair & Company initiated research coverage of Paya Holdings Inc. (PAYA $13.49), a provider of software-led, digital payments capabilities to over 100,000 merchants in the United States.

BigCommerce Holdings, Inc.: Initiation of Research Coverage

- Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - William Blair & Company initiated research coverage of BigCommerce Holdings, Inc. (BIGC $64.65), which provides a SaaS platform that powers branded e-commerce stores.

Clarizen Has Agreed to be Acquired by Planview

- Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - William Blair acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Clarizen, a portfolio company of K1 Investment Management (K1), in connection with its pending acquisition by Planview, a portfolio company of TPG Capital and TA Associates.

908 Devices Inc.: Initiation of Research Coverage

- Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - William Blair & Company initiated research coverage of 908 Devices Inc. (MASS $52.91). Boston-based 908 Devices delivers high-quality mass spectrometry to a broad set of users at the point of need.

William Blair Names 24 New Partners

- Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - William Blair, the premier global boutique with expertise in investment banking, investment management, and private wealth management, announced today it named 24 new partners worldwide this month.

ContextLogic Inc. (dba Wish): Initiation of Research Coverage

- Monday, January 11, 2021 - William Blair & Company initiated research coverage of ContextLogic Inc., which does business under the name Wish (WISH $20.93). Wish is an online e-commerce platform serving over 100 million monthly active users in 100 countries.

Economics Weekly: Housing Momentum Continues in 2021

- Friday, January 8, 2021 - In this Economics Weekly, we revisit a recurring question we hear from clients, “What’s going on with the housing market, and can it last?”

Airbnb, Inc.: Initiation of Research Coverage

- Tuesday, January 5, 2021 - William Blair & Company initiated research coverage of Airbnb, Inc. (ABNB $146.80). Airbnb is a U.S.-based online vacation rental marketplace that offers arrangements for lodging or tourism experiences.

Certara, Inc.: Initiation of Research Coverage

- Tuesday, January 5, 2021 - William Blair & Company initiated research coverage of Certara, Inc. (CERT $33.72), the global leader in biosimulation software and tech-enabled services to a diverse array of biopharmaceutical companies.
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