William Blair & Company Opens New York Office

CHICAGO--()--William Blair & Company announced today that it has opened a new office in New York. The current space houses an institutional sales and trading operation and is managed by John C. Moore, 49, head of Institutional Sales and Trading; in the future, the firm expects to include an investment banking team. This announcement was made today during the William Blair & Company 27th Annual Growth Stock Conference.

We are very pleased to be located near some of our key long-term clients, Moore said. We look forward to greater efficiencies with our geographic proximity, and we remain focused on world-class service and execution on behalf of our clients. We look forward to building the New York effort. In October, William Blair & Company will host its inaugural Small-Cap Conference in New York.

The firm opened an office in Boston in August 2006 and a representative office in Shanghai in April 2007, also as part of a geographic focus strategy.

Operating out of the New York office are institutional sales and trading professionals, including Brian Duddy and Edward Viglietta. Based in Chicago and also operating out of the New York office are principals George K. Busse, Liam P. Healy, Daniel J. Wilson, Charles J. Kraft, III, William C. Perlitz, and Adam Weinberg, with additional dedicated trading professionals in Chicago.

About William Blair & Company

William Blair & Company, L.L.C. is a Chicago-based investment firm offering investment banking, asset management, equity research, institutional and private brokerage, and private capital to individual, institutional, and issuing clients. Since 1935, we have been committed to helping clients achieve their financial objectives. As an independent, employee-owned firm, our philosophy is to serve our clients' interests first and foremost. We place a high value on the enduring nature of our client relationships, the quality of our products and services, and the continuity and integrity of our people. William Blair & Company offices include Chicago, Boston, London, New York, San Francisco, Shanghai, Tokyo, and Zurich. For more information, please visit www.williamblair.com.

Contacts

William Blair & Company, L.L.C.
Tony Zimmer, 312-364-8611
tzimmer@williamblair.com

Contacts

William Blair & Company, L.L.C.
Tony Zimmer, 312-364-8611
tzimmer@williamblair.com