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Key Industry Topics Discussed at the Ninth Annual Cancer Immunotherapy Conference

- Thursday, April 25, 2019 - The William Blair Biotechnology Team co-hosted the ninth annual Cancer Immunotherapy Conference on March 20 and 21 in New York. This conference showcases the scientists and clinicians driving the advancements in the field of cancer immunotherapy and is designed to facilitate discussion with the audience to further elucidate underlying mechanisms of biology and promising novel therapies.

E-commerce Revs Its Engine in the Automotive Aftermarket

- Thursday, April 25, 2019 - As consumers become increasingly comfortable buying automotive parts online, companies across the aftermarket—from manufacturers to pure-play e-tailers—are positioning themselves to benefit from the growing importance of e-commerce.

Verra Mobility Corporation: Initiation of Research Coverage

- Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - William Blair & Company initiated research coverage of Verra Mobility Corporation (VRRM $13.08), a leading provider of fleet toll management services and traffic safety sensors.

West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.: Initiation of Research Coverage

- Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - William Blair & Company initiated research coverage of West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (WST $111.64), a leading global designer and manufacturer of technologically advanced containment and delivery systems for injectable medicines.

Woodward, Inc.: Initiation of Research Coverage

- Thursday, April 18, 2019 - William Blair & Company initiated research coverage of Woodward, Inc. (WWD $96.54), which develops and manufactures control system solutions and components for use in the aerospace and industrial markets.

William Blair Team Wins 2019 MetroSquash Cup

- Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - Team William Blair took first place honors on April 13 at the MetroSquash Cup, an annual fundraising and squash competition that benefits MetroSquash, a nonprofit that supports youth development.

Medidata Solutions, Inc.: Initiation of Research Coverage

- Monday, April 15, 2019 - William Blair & Company initiated research coverage of Medidata Solutions, Inc. (MDSO $75.44), a healthcare software platform for both clinical product development and commercial deployment.

What Is the S&P 500 Telling Us About a Recession?

- Friday, April 12, 2019 - In this week’s Economics Weekly, we’ve decided to have a look at the behaviour of just one leading economic indicator—the S&P 500 and its underlying sectors. In the past this has been a good (but also controversial, as Paul Samuelson’s famous quote about the index predicting nine of the last five recessions reminds us) predictor on past recessions.

Appriss Has Agreed to Receive an Investment from Clearlake Capital

- Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - William Blair acted as lead financial advisor to Appriss Holdings, Inc. (Appriss), a portfolio company of Insight Partners (Insight), in connection with its pending investment from Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. together with its affiliates (Clearlake).

Courageous Conversations 2019 Kickoff: Reaching Out More Valuable Than Ever

- Monday, April 8, 2019 - William Blair kicked off its 2019 Courageous Conversations series, inspirational talks to nurture an inclusive and diverse workplace, on April 1 with University of Chicago Professor Nicholas Epley.

Economics Weekly: Inflation - Some Future Upside Potential

- Friday, April 5, 2019 - In this week's Economics Weekly, we look at the recent trends in "sticky" and "flexible" prices and what those tell us about current and near-term inflationary trends; and we also take a stab at listing five factors that could be key sources for inflationary pressures over the longer term.

American Software, Inc.: Initiation of Research Coverage

- Thursday, April 4, 2019 - William Blair & Company initiated research coverage of American Software, Inc. (AMSWA $12.10), which provides supply chain optimization and retail planning software solutions and has a strong presence in the consumer packaged goods and retail verticals.

Q2 Holdings, Inc.: Initiation of Research Coverage

- Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - William Blair & Company initiated research coverage of Q2 Holdings, Inc. (QTWO $69.26), which provides technology solutions that help financial institutions adapt to evolving demands in an increasingly digital world.

Mailgun Has Been Acquired by Thoma Bravo

- Monday, April 1, 2019 - William Blair acted as financial advisor to Mailgun in connection with its sale to Thoma Bravo. The transaction closed on March 26, 2019.

Economics Weekly: Heading for a Recession?

- Friday, March 29, 2019 - In this week’s Economics Weekly we examine the recession probability.
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