Drew Janes

Drew Janes

Managing Director, Financial Sponsors Group

About Mr. Janes

Drew Janes is a managing director for William Blair based in the firm’s Chicago office. He joined William Blair’s investment banking team in 2008.

Board Membership

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has been acquired by

William Blair acted as the lead financial advisor to Aurora Plastics, a portfolio company of Wind Point Partners and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, in connection with its sale to Nautic Partners.

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$1,643,000,000

a portfolio company of Sentinel Partners

has merged with

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a portfolio company of O2 Investment Partners

has been acquired by

William Blair acted as the exclusive financial advisor to EIS Holdings in connection with its sale to Sun Capital Partners.

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has been acquired by

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a portfolio company of Rockbridge Growth Equity

has acquired

Aging and Caregiving Division

William Blair acted as exclusive financial advisor to Connect America, a portfolio company of Rockbridge Growth Equity (Rockbridge), in connection with the pending acquisition and financing of Philips Aging and Caregiving.

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has received a strategic growth investment from

William Blair acted as the lead financial advisor to ARCOS, a portfolio company of The Riverside Company, in connection with its pending acquisition by Vista Equity Partners.

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has acquired

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has announced a growth equity partnership with

William Blair acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Syndigo, a portfolio company of The Jordan Company (TJC), in connection with its investment from Summit Partners.

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has made a strategic growth investment in

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Financial Sponsors

William Blair's Financial Sponsors Group is focused on developing and institutionalizing relationships with leading private equity firms around the world. Many of these relationships have been developed for over two decades providing us with senior-level access and credibility with the key decision-makers at each private equity firm. With over 295 successful sales to financial sponsors since 2015, we have proprietary insights into each financial sponsor's unique investment criteria, approach, and behavior. Our team's highly-relevant experience with and relevance to the private equity community uniquely positions William Blair to deliver exceptional results for our M&A sell-side clients.

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About William Blair

William Blair is a premier global boutique with expertise in investment banking, investment management, and private wealth management. We provide advisory services, strategies, and solutions to meet our clients’ evolving needs. As an independent and employee-owned firm, together with our strategic partners, we operate in more than 20 offices worldwide.*

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Year William Blair was founded

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+1,800

Employees worldwide

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+136 billion

Client assets

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86 Years

Independent and employee-owned

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20+

Offices worldwide

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~700

Companies Under Coverage

As of September 30, 2021
*Includes strategic partnerships with Allier Capital, BDA Partners, and Poalim Capital Markets.

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