William Blair & Company Overview

  • Service
  • Investment Bank

  • Year Founded
  • 1935

Year Founded

  • Employees
  • 2,326

Employees

  • Serviced Companies
  • 2,254

  • Serviced Deals
  • 2,691

  • Serviced Investors
  • 317

William Blair & Company General Information

Description

Established in 1935 William Blair & Company is an investment banking headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. The firm provides services in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate recapitalizations, fairness opinions, and leveraged buyout transactions. William Blair & Company caters to industries including consumer and retail, financial services, energy, healthcare, manufacturing, industrials, and technology sectors among others.

Contact Information

Formerly Known As
William Blair Systematic International Core Fund Llc, William Blair International Systematic Research Fund Llc
Year Founded
1935
Service Provider Type
Investment Bank
Corporate Office
  • The William Blair Building
  • 150 North Riverside Plaza
  • Chicago, IL 60606
  • United States
+1 (312) 000-0000

William Blair & Company Services to Companies

Service on a Deal (2,697)

Company Name Service Provided Deal Date Deal Type Deal Amount
Varicent Advisor: General Jul 2024 00000 0000000
Healthcare BlueBook Advisor: General Jul 2024 00000 0000000
Birkenstock Underwriter Jun 2024 00000 0000000
Togetherwork Advisor: General Jun 2024 00000 0000000
Duetto Advisor: General Jun 2024 00000 0000000
MedVet Associates Advisor: Financial Due Diligence Jun 2024 00000 0000000
ELM Home & Building Solutions Advisor: General Jun 2024 00000 0000000
Health-E Commerce Advisor: General Jun 2024 00000 0000000
RedSail Technologies Advisor: Financial Due Diligence Jun 2024 00000 0000000
Tempus AI Underwriter Jun 2024 00000 0000000
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William Blair & Company Services to Investors

Service on a Deal — Buy Side (403)

Investor Name Service Provided Deal Date Deal Type Deal Amount
Great Hill Partners Advisor: General Jul 2024 00000 0000000
Spectrum Equity Advisor: General Jul 2024 00000 0000000
mdf commerce Advisor: General Jul 2024 00000 0000000
STG Partners Advisor: General Jul 2024 00000 0000000
Warburg Pincus Advisor: General Jun 2024 00000 0000000
Vista Equity Partners Advisor: General Jun 2024 00000 0000000
Upshop Advisor: General Jun 2024 00000 0000000
Gilat Satellite Networks Advisor: General Jun 2024 00000 0000000
Blackstone Advisor: General Jun 2024 00000 0000000
LLR Partners Advisor: General Jun 2024 00000 0000000
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Service on a Deal — Sell Side (516)

Investor Name Service Provided Deal Date Deal Type Deal Amount
Audax Private Equity Advisor: General Jun 2024 00000 0000000
Light Street Investments Advisor: General Jun 2024 00000 0000000
Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe Advisor: General Jun 2024 00000 0000000
Caret (San Diego) Advisor: General Jun 2024 00000 0000000
Blue Wolf Capital Partners Advisor: General Jun 2024 00000 0000000
Serent Capital Advisor: General May 2024 00000 0000000
Equistone Partners Europe Advisor: General May 2024 00000 0000000
Hamilton Robinson Capital Partners Advisor: General May 2024 00000 0000000
Triton Partners Advisor: General Apr 2024 00000 0000000
Recipharm Advisor: General Apr 2024 00000 0000000
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William Blair & Company Investment Preferences

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William Blair & Company Team (317)

Name Title Deals Office
Brent Gledhill President & Chief Executive Officer 0 Chicago, IL
Michael Trimberger Chief Financial Officer & Partner Chicago, IL
Beth Satterfield Chief Operating Officer Chicago, IL
Dirk Felsmann Managing Director and Head of DACH Banking Frankfurt, Germany
Andrew Jessen Managing Director & Co-Head of M&A 0 Chicago, IL
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William Blair & Company Board Members (5)

Name Representing Role Since
Brent Felitto William Blair & Company Managing Director & Vice Chair of Investment Banking 000 0000
David Coolidge William Blair & Company Vice Chairman 000 0000
John Ettelson JD William Blair & Company Chairman Emeritus 000 0000
Philipp Mohr Ph.D William Blair & Company Managing Director & Vice Chair of Investment Banking 000 0000
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William Blair & Company FAQs

  • When was William Blair & Company founded?

    William Blair & Company was founded in 1935.

  • Who is the CEO of William Blair & Company?

    Brent Gledhill is the CEO of William Blair & Company.

  • Where is William Blair & Company headquartered?

    William Blair & Company is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

  • What is the size of William Blair & Company?

    William Blair & Company total number of employees/professionals is 2,326.

  • What service provider type is William Blair & Company?

    William Blair & Company's service provider type is Investment Bank.

  • What companies has William Blair & Company invested in or acquired?

    William Blair & Company has invested in or acquired companies like Hansa Biopharma, Banq (Nevada), and Halo (Financial Software).

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