• William Blair Expands to New York

    William Blair recently celebrated the expansion of its wealth management and investment banking services to New York City this past fall. The global investment banking and asset management firm added two seasoned private wealth teams to its New York office earlier this year. Throughout the past several years, the firm expanded its private wealth management group to Atlanta and Boston along with increasing the number of employees in its Chicago headquarters. The two newly added New York teams offer an impressive resume of experience in the financial services industry. The firm’s investment banking team has also grown over the last few years with the goal of bettering client service. The…

  • William Blair’s Merger Tracker | 2017 Update

    Throughout the past year, the William Blair investment banking team has continued to grow at a record-breaking rate. From July 2016 to July 2017, the team completed 115 sell-side M&A transactions, recording 500 transactions since 2010. The team’s continued growth has yielded William Blair a deeper understanding and knowledge of deal making activity and process trends. The volume has given the William Blair team the ability to identify distinct trends and behaviors that are influencing buyer and seller behavior in 2017 and, in turn, capitalize on them. In William Blair’s latest Merger Tracker issue, the team analyzed data related to deal processes, financial sponsor and strategic buyer interest, valuations, and…

  • Brad Snyder | Retired US Navy Lieutenant

    William Blair’s Veteran Alliance warmly welcomed retired U.S. Navy Lieutenant Brad Snyder to their reception on November 13th. On September 7, 2011, Brad Snyder stepped on a 40-pound IED which took both his eyes, shattered his eardrum, and lacerated his face while serving as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal officer with SEAL Team Ten. Just one year later on September 7, 2012, he became a Paralympic Champion winning his first gold medal in swimming at the London Paralympic Games. He went on to win a total of five gold medals and two silver medals during the 2012 London and 2016 Rio Paralympic Games. In addition to his podium appearances, Snyder also…

  • The Impact Protectionist Attitudes have had on the M&A Market

    According to The Deal, throughout 2016, there was an increase in the protectionist sentiment in the U.S. and Europe. This is undoubtedly a powerful movement that will affect dealmaking of the future. In the second quarter of 2017, The Deal and Intralinks hosted a panel of experts to weigh in on their experiences and their predicted environment of dealmaking across borders.  The panel of experts forecasted the future of dealmaking throughout 2017 as President Trump, U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May, and potential new administrations in France and the Netherlands restructure their economic policies. The Vice President of Strategy and Product Marketing at Intralinks, Matt Porzio, served as the moderator. The…

  • How Online Grocery and Direct-To-Consumer Models are Reshaping Food Retail

    According to William Blair, over the past 20 years, the food retail industry has remained mostly unaffected by online competition. This is likely due to the long list of logistical challenges associated with delivering fresh food. Additionally, potential buyers have expressed an innate reluctance to trust online providers with the task of selecting their produce, meat, and other perishable goods. This has historically hampered an overall shift towards online food shopping. Throughout the last three years, however, we’ve experienced acceleration as the online food industry saw a surge in consumer adoption of online grocery, meal-kit delivery and other direct-to-consumer models. A major inflection point of note was reached in June when…