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William Blair & Company

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William Blair & Company
Private Company
Industry Financial Services
Founded 1935
Founder William McCormick Blair
Headquarters 150 North Riverside Plaza, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Area served
Key people
John Ettelson (President and CEO)
Stephanie G. Braming (Global Head of Investment Management)
Michaelle Burstin (Global Head of Brand Marketing and Communications)
Daniel Charles (Global Head of Business Development and Client Service)
Brent Gledhill (Global Head of Investment Banking)
Brett Paschke (Head of Equity Capital Markets)
Mark Brady (Global Head of Mergers and Aquisitions)
Products Investment Banking and Brokerage
AUM $93.4 billion (December 2017)
Number of employees

William Blair & Company ("William Blair") is a privately held financial services firm that provides investment banking and brokerage services.[1]

In 2004, the principals of William Blair Capital Partners completed a spinout from William Blair to form Chicago Growth Partners, a private equity firm focusing on investments in growth capital and leveraged buyouts of lower middle market growth companies.[2] In August 2006, the remaining partners of William Blair Capital Partners suspended efforts to raise William Blair Capital Partners VIII, which had been reportedly targeted at about $250 million. The remaining team left William Blair to found a new private equity firm, Seyen Capital.[3]


  1. ^ "William Blair profile". BrokerCheck. Retrieved 18 August 2017. 
  2. ^ Chicago Growth Grows But Retains Smaller Focus. Reuters Buyouts, April 14, 2008
  3. ^ *Blair, Lazard PE Groups Disband. Reuters Buyouts, August 7, 2006

External links

  • Official website
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