• William Blair Supports MAPSCorps as a New Community Partner

    William Blair recently partnered with MAPSCorps, a non profit that works with youth in underserved communities to produce data about community assets that can be used to improve the human condition. To help grow the program,  William Blair gave $200,000 to MAPSCorps for the 2018-2019 year. With the funding, MAPSCorps launched an alumni council and added the Hermosa neighborhood to its mapping region. Next year, it plans to add six new neighborhoods. Over the summer months, MAPSCorps works with youth to collect data on businesses, organizations and people. Over 100 high school students walk the neighborhoods for four days a week, all summer, to collect data. The mapping process provides…

  • Mercy Home Employee Spotlight: Monti Clayton

    Mercy Home is filled with incredible team members who work tirelessly to better the lives of Chicago’s youth. Thirty years ago, Monti Clayton was brought to Mercy Home after an unfortunate situation. Monti was working at Cabrini Green, a public housing complex, where she would visit with the residents to help them better their lives. She quickly became aware of the way people were living and the culture within the complex. One night after work, she was waiting at the bus stop to go home when she felt a bullet whiz past her ear. One of the residents was shooting from their window and Monti and her coworker had to…

  • William Blair Ranked in Top Ten Best Companies to Work For

    William Blair received top-10 rankings in 23 categories in Vault’s annual ranking for best companies to work for in the investment banking industry. The results come from a survey distributed by Vault to professionals in the industry which asks questions about benefits employees consider when choosing a company. William Blair was ranked in the top 5 for 15 categories including benefits, leadership, vacation policy, and work/life balance. William Blair was also ranked in the top 10 for employee relationships with managers, compensation, informal training, formal training, hours, ability to challenge, and hiring process. William Blair is focused on investing in their people and Vault’s rankings is a great recognition of…

  • 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…