William Blair & Company is a global boutique firm specializing in investment banking, investment management, and private wealth management. The company provides advisory services, strategies, and solutions to enterprises. Alongside their strategic partners, William Blair & Company operates in about twenty locations around the world. The firm's strategic partnerships include Allier Capital, BDA Partners, and Poalim Capital Markets.
Established in 1935 and headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, William Blair & Company offers advisory services in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate recapitalizations, fairness opinions, leveraged buyout transactions, and more. The firm caters to the consumer and retail industry, financial services, energy, healthcare, manufacturing, industrials, technology sectors, and others.
Announced in June 4, 2001, William Blair & Company raised $400M in one venture fund referred to as William Blair Capital Partners VII. The company provides investment banking, asset management, equity research, and institutional and private brokerage services. They also offer private capital for corporations, institutions, and individuals. William Blair & Company is established in the United States, with locations in Europe and Asia.