Technology

As industry specialists, our bankers have extensive knowledge of your sector and the competitive landscape.

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.

We serve clients in a broad range of technology subsectors, including: application / vertical software; benefits and HR technology; digital media and marketing technology; e-commerce / e-retail; education technology; enterprise IT; gaming; human capital management; insurance technology; legal technology; managed services; outsourced / IT solutions providers; payments and payments security; security; and systems and semiconductors.

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Investment Banking

Federal Government's Push to Modernize IT Will Spur M&A Activity in Cloud Services

The federal government is undergoing a massive IT modernization effort to close the gap with the private sector. M&A activity in cloud services is expected to increase as strategic acquirers seek to build capabilities that align with the government's major spending priorities.

Featured Successes

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a portfolio company of Thoma Bravo

has received a strategic growth investment from

$5,200,000,000

has agreed to acquire

William Blair acted as a financial advisor to Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. (Clearlake) in connection with its pending acquisition of Cornerstone OnDemand (NASDAQ: CSOD) (Cornerstone).

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$500,000,000

a portfolio company of Great Hill Partners

has been acquired by

William Blair acted as financial advisor to MineralTree, a portfolio company of Great Hill Partners, in connection with its acquisition by Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN) for $500 million.

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$869,565,200

Initial Public Offering

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a portfolio company of Hg & Vista Equity Partners

has been acquired by

a portfolio company of Five Arrows Principal Investments & TA Associates

William Blair acted as financial advisor to Allocate, a portfolio company of Hg and Vista Equity Partners (Vista), in connection with its pending sale to RLDatix, a portfolio company of Five Arrows Principal Investments and TA Associates.

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a portfolio company of Insight Partners

has been acquired by

$965,000,000

a portfolio company of New Mountain Capital

has been acquired by

William Blair acted as lead financial advisor to DRB Systems, a portfolio company of New Mountain Capital, in connection with its pending acquisition by Vontier (NYSE: VNT) for $965 million.

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a portfolio company of Harvest Partners and Investcorp

has agreed to be acquired by

William Blair acted as the lead financial advisor to PRO Unlimited, a portfolio company of Harvest Partners and Investcorp, in connection with its pending sale to EQT Partners.

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a portfolio company of Oaktree Capital Management

has been acquired by

William Blair acted as the lead financial advisor to Power Factors LLC, a portfolio company of Oaktree Capital Management, in connection with its pending acquisition by Vista Equity Partners.

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