William Blair strengthens its investment banking group in Europe


William Blaira global boutique specializing in investment banking, investment management and private wealth management, has recruited five senior executives to its investment banking group in Europe.

Eric Sanschagrin and Daniel Fiegenschuh have joined William Blair as Managing Director and Technology Group Director, respectively, while Manuel Sammut has been appointed Managing Director covering Technology Services and Alex Murrill has been appointed Managing Director covering Specialized Distribution, Services commercial and industrial. . Finally, Shane Dulabdas has joined the firm as a director of the firm’s debt advisory group. Cumulatively, the recruits bring over eight decades of European investment banking experience.

“I am delighted to welcome Eric, Daniel, Manuel, Alex and Shane to William Blair,” said Anu Sharma, Head of European Investment Banking for William Blair. “They are all highly qualified and bring different but complementary expertise to our global investment banking team as we continue our momentum in Europe. As senior managers, they will work with our growing team across the region to serve our clients with world-class, holistic, long-term advice. Our clients will benefit immensely from their networks, diverse experience and knowledge.”

The five appointments build on the recent growth of William Blair’s investment banking group. In 2021, the group had a year of record impact for clients worldwide, unlocking over $290 billion in capital value and executing over 485 advisory and capital markets transactions. William Blair was also recently named winner of the European Corporate Finance House of the Year 2022 award at Real offers’ Private equity prices.

Sanschagrin most recently served as a partner and technology sector leader for EY’s EMEIA strategy and transactions unit and held senior positions in technology investment banking at Piper Jaffray and Citigroup.

Fiegenschuh has experience working in the technology sector, having most recently served as an associate partner in EY’s EMEIA strategy and transactions unit.

Sammut joins William Blair with 17 years of experience advising companies, owners/entrepreneurs and private equity funds. He spent 11 years at DC Advisory, where he advised clients on several transactions. Most recently, Sammut was a partner at KPMG, where he led and developed the business services and technology mergers and acquisitions practice.

Murrill has over 16 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions and equity capital markets, representing private equity-backed, public and private companies in the specialty distribution, industrial technology and technology sectors. building technology. He was previously a director of the global industrial investment banking group at Baird.

Dulabdas is an accomplished debt adviser, having over 11 years of experience advising corporate and private equity firms on a range of transactions, such as acquisition financing, restructurings and corporate refinancing. debt. He joined Houlihan Lokey (formerly GCA Altium), where he held the position of Principal within the debt advisory team.


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