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September 01, 2015 8:46 AM ET

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Company Overview of William Blair & Company, L.L.C.

Company Overview

William Blair & Company, L.L.C. is an employee-owned financial services firm that offers investment banking, equity research, institutional and private brokerage, and asset management to individual, institutional, and issuing clients. The firm’s services include portfolio management, sales and trading, investment banking services, mutual funds, and venture capital financing. In addition, William Blair & Company, L.L.C. also makes private equity investments through its investment arm William Blair Capital Partners. William Blair & Company, L.L.C. was founded in 1935 and is based in Chicago, Illinois with additional offices in London, San Francisco, California; Tokyo, Japan; Vaduz, Liechtenste...

222 West Adams Street

Chicago, IL 60606

United States

Founded in 1935





Key Executives for William Blair & Company, L.L.C.

Chief Executive Officer, President and Member of Executive Committee
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 48
Director of Operations
Managing Director and Head of Equity Capital Markets, Corporate Finance & Commitment Committee
Head of Market Development and Managing Director
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

William Blair & Company, L.L.C. Key Developments

William Blair & Company, L.L.C. Names Beth Satterfield as Managing Director and Head of Market Development

Beth Satterfield has joined William Blair & Co. LLC's investment banking team as a managing director and head of market development. Satterfield was chief operating officer of Aurora Investment Management, an investment management firm that focuses on hedge funds. Previously, she was managing director, COO and chief financial officer at private equity firm Glencoe Capital, serving on its investment committee and on the boards of directors of the firm s portfolio companies.

Boulder Brands To Explore Strategic Alternatives to Enhance Shareholder Value

Boulder Brands, Inc. (NasdaqGS:BDBD) announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a process to explore a range of strategic and financial alternatives to enhance shareholder value. The Company has engaged William Blair & Company as its financial advisor to assist with its review of alternatives. The Company has recently received inquiries from a number of qualified parties that expressed interest in discussing a potential transaction with Boulder Brands. The company's independent directors will oversee this process so that management can continue to execute the Company's ongoing initiatives, increase operational efficiencies, improve financial performance and bolster the position of its brands and business. The Company has not set a timetable for completion of this process and does not intend to discuss or disclose developments with respect to this process unless or until the Board has approved a definitive course of action or otherwise concludes the review of strategic alternatives.

William Blair Names James O'Connor Jr. as Global Head of Venture Capital Coverage for Investment Banking Group

James O'Connor Jr. joined the company as a managing director and global head of venture capital coverage for William Blair & Company, L.L.C.'s its investment banking group. In the newly created position, O'Connor will focus on extending the company's advisory services among venture capital firms, corporate venture groups and entrepreneurial hubs in domestic and international markets. O'Connor joins William Blair from MVC Capital Inc., where he led originations of venture capital, private equity and debt recapitalizations. Also, William Blair said that its investment banking group established a Chicago coverage initiative, which is being led by Laura Van Peenan, managing director and a 17-year veteran of the firm.

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