Brandon Lower

Brandon Lower

Managing Director, Head of Financial Sponsors Group

About Mr. Lower

Brandon Lower is global head of the Financial Sponsors Group and is a member of the firm's extended leadership group.

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 William Blair with senior-level access and credibility with the key decision-makers at each private equity firm.

Mr. Lower rejoined William Blair in 2000, has been a partner since 2006, and has led the Financial Sponsors Group since 2009. He has extensive experience with M&A and public and private equity transactions, having completed over 150 transactions. Before joining William Blair, Mr. Lower worked in investment banking at Bowles Hollowell Conner and Dean Witter Reynolds. He currently serves on the New York Regional Advisory Board of Reading Partners, the only national nonprofit organization that provides a complete package of in-school, one-on-one literacy instruction by volunteers.

Mr. Lower holds an M.B.A. in finance and accounting from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management and a B.A. in political science from Yale University. He lives in Rye, New York, with his wife and three children.

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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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