Michael Holbrook

Michael Holbrook

Managing Director, Technology

About Mr. Holbrook

Michael Holbrook is a managing director for William Blair based in the firm’s San Francisco office. He originally joined William Blair's investment banking team in 2013. Before joining William Blair, he worked for Aronson Capital Partners and pwc.

Community Involvement

National Ability Center

Notable Transactions

$1,300,000,000

has been acquired by

William Blair acted as financial advisor to Sparta Systems, Inc. (Sparta), a portfolio company of New Mountain Capital, in connection with its pending sale to Honeywell (NYSE: HON).

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has received a joint investment from

William Blair acted as exclusive financial advisor to Granicus, Inc. (Granicus), a portfolio company of Vista Equity Partners, in connection with its pending investment from Harvest Partners and Vista’s Foundation Fund IV.

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has merged with

a portfolio company of Warburg Pincus

William Blair acted as the exclusive financial advisor to PowerDMS, a portfolio company of Frontier Growth, in connection with its pending merger with NEOGOV, a portfolio company of Warburg Pincus.

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$1,295,000,000

has been acquired by

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has been acquired by

William Blair acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Linux Academy in connection with its sale to A Cloud Guru (ACG). As part of this acquisition, Bain Capital Tech Opportunities has made a significant investment in ACG, alongside participation from existing investors Elephant, Summit Partners, and AirTree Ventures.

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a portfolio company of Clearlake Capital

has received an investment from

William Blair acted as exclusive financial advisor to NetDocuments, a portfolio company of Clearlake Capital Group, L.P., in connection with its investment from Cove Hill Partners, L.P.

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has been acquired by

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has been acquired by

William Blair is acting as exclusive financial advisor to PEC Safety in connection with its pending sale to Thoma Bravo. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval with an anticipated close date in December 2018.

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has been acquired by

William Blair acted as financial advisor to Beeline, a portfolio company of GTCR, in connection with its pending sale to New Mountain Capital.

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has been recapitalized by

William Blair is acting as the exclusive financial advisor to TriTech Software Systems, a portfolio company of Insight Venture Partners, in connection with its pending recapitalization by Bain Capital Private Equity. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval with an anticipated close date in June 2018.

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Our investment bankers are 100 percent committed to your organization’s sustained success. By drawing on our deep industry and product experience as well as our dedicated global resources, we provide advisory and financing services that allow you to capitalize on today’s opportunities and anticipate tomorrow’s challenges.

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Technology

We have built the premier technology investment banking franchise by using our deep sector expertise and our relationships to connect innovative, high-growth companies with transformative sources of capital and strategic partnerships. By drawing on our knowledge of strategic roadmaps and investment trends across the technology ecosystem, we have helped companies in the most dynamic verticals accelerate their growth and unlock their potential.

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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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