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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: 47
Director of Operations
Managing Director and Head of Equity Capital Markets, Corporate Finance & Commitment Committee
Head of the Private Client Advisors and Member of Executive Committee
Age: 73
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

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


eASIC Corporation announced that it has publicly filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) relating to a proposed initial public offering (IPO) of its common stock. The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the proposed offering have not been determined. eASIC intends to apply to list its common stock on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “EASI”. Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC and Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. will act as joint book-running managers for the offering. Raymond James & Associates, Inc., Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated, William Blair & Company, L.L.C., Roth Capital Partners, LLC and Northland Securities, Inc. will act as co-managers.

William Blair & Co. Hires John Feery to Lead Muni Underwriting

William Blair & Co. has hired John Feery to head negotiated municipal underwriting, finalizing leadership team changes as the firm pursues a national expansion path. Feery recently joined the firm as a managing director. He left Stephens Inc. where he led municipal negotiated underwriting, to join Blair. He previously held a similar role at Raymond James and before that spent 25 years at UBS/PaineWebber until that firm exited the municipal business. Feery will report to Christopher Tota, head of sales and trading and Ajay Thomas, head of public finance banking.

William Blair & Company, L.L.C. Adds Todd Speece as Managing Director and Head of West Coast Equity Capital Markets

William Blair & Co. LLC announced that it added Todd Speece as managing director and head of West Coast equity capital markets for its investment banking group. Speece, will be responsible for helping source, structure and execute equity financings across the company's core growth verticals. Previously, Speece was part of the equity capital markets groups at Raymond James Financial Inc. in San Francisco and Piper Jaffray Cos. in Minneapolis.

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