William Blair, the premier global boutique with expertise in investment banking, investment management, and private wealth management, today announced that Bryan P. Finkel and Eric G. Roddy joined the firm’s growing investment banking team and will focus on special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) transactions. Finkel and Roddy join as managing directors based in the New York office.
“We are ecstatic to have Bryan and Eric join us and accelerate the growth of our existing SPAC financing and advisory practice,” said Steve Maletzky, head of Equity Capital Markets investment banking at William Blair. “SPACs are a key component of the continued convergence of the public and private capital markets and Bryan and Eric are a veteran team that share our focus of adding long-term value for clients.”
Finkel and Roddy bring more than 36 years of combined investment banking experience and most recently were managing directors at Nomura in New York, where they led the origination, execution, and strategic advisory effort across the SPAC market continuum. Together they will lead William Blair’s SPAC practice, with Finkel focused on capital markets and financing efforts and Roddy on SPAC coverage and M&A advisory.
“We are thrilled to have Bryan and Eric join our team,” said Brandon Lower, head of Financial Sponsors at William Blair. “They bring strong financial sponsor relationships and extensive alternative capital formation expertise. They also share our vision of being the most trusted advisor to our clients.”
In 2020, William Blair unlocked over $115 billion in value for clients, completing 250 transactions.