William Blair

William Blair is a global investment banking and asset management firm. We are committed to building enduring relationships with our clients and providing expertise and solutions to meet their evolving needs. An independent and employee-owned firm, William Blair is based in Chicago, with offices in 10 cities worldwide.

Our Company – At a Glance

  • Founded in 1935 by William McCormick Blair
  • Independent and employee-owned
  •  Almost 1,500 employees
  • More than $88.4 billion in client assets
  • Investment Banking transactions have covered more than 35 countries, 775 companies, and $270 billion in value since January 2012
  • Research coverage comprises over 630 companies
  • Market maker for more than 1,750 listed stocks and 550 preferred stocks
  • No third-party debt on our balance sheet; equity comes from capital investment by our partners