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 other criteria from the completed transactions. Collectively, they discussed the dealmaking landscape and recent trends that are affecting M&A. To read the complete report, click here.