• Rean Cloud Agrees to Acquisition by Hitachi

    Hitachi Vantara announced it’s pending acquisition of REAN Cloud at the end of July. REAN Cloud, a portfolio company of BV Investment Partners, sought William Blair’s financial advice throughout the process due to its extensive knowledge and experience working with IT service companies. REAN Cloud, a leading cloud systems integrator, is one of the few managed service providers that are able to support the entire cloud services lifecycle and help clients operating in highly regulated environments. REAN Cloud also provides patent-pending solutions for hyperscale integrated infrastructure providers and platform service providers. Hitachi Vantara, a subsidiary of Hitachi, provides data management solutions and other technology and data services. It helps data-driven…

  • New Mountain Capital Acquires Beeline

    Beeline, the world’s largest independent provider of cloud-based management solutions, is expected to close its pending sale to New Mountain Capital this month. William Blair served as Beeline’s financial advisor in the process and the deal marks the firm’s 26th technology merger and acquisition transaction this year. Beeline, a GTCR portfolio company, recently acquired IQNavigator, another vendor management system company, placing it in a unique position to continue growing at the global level. GTCR is a Chicago-based private equity firm that has invested more than $15 billion in over 200 companies since its beginning in 1980. New Mountain Capital, a New York-based investment firm, manages private and public equity companies as…

  • Mercy Home Student Excels After Tragedy

    Mercy Home for Boys and Girls provides a safe home for children in need, such as recent success story,  Brenda. Brenda came from a loving family but they had their struggles. Her mother dealt with mental health issues but always did her best to provide for Brenda and her sister. However, things changed when Brenda was 12 and her sister was tragically killed in a car accident. The family was devastated, stricken with grief, and  Brenda’s mother lost the ability to care for her. Because of this, Brenda was sent to live with her grandparents who also were deeply affected by her sister’s death. Her grandparents were very strict and…

  • Gordian Has Agreed To Be Acquired By Fortive

    Gordian, a leading provider of facility and construction cost data, has agreed to be acquired by industrial growth company, Fortive.  William Blair was the exclusive financial advisor to Gordian in the deal that is expected to close during the third quarter of 2018. Gordian is based in Greenville, SC, and is a portfolio company of private equity firm, Warburg Pincus. Construction professionals and owners rely on Gordian for their extensive collection of construction cost data, mission-critical software, and expertise in order to optimize contracting, provide accurate estimates, budgets, and plans. Over the years, the company has expanded its offering to all stages of the building lifecycle, which include planning, design,…