William Blair recruits BlackArch co-founder as MD

William Blair has named Bram Hall as a managing director.

William Blair has named Bram Hall as a managing director. Hall was co-founder of BlackArch Partners.

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CHICAGO & CHARLOTTE, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–William Blair, the premier global boutique with expertise in investment banking, investment management, and private wealth management, today announced that veteran investment banker Bram Hall joined the firm’s global investment banking team as a managing director. Mr. Hall joins William Blair’s growing Charlotte office, which has more than tripled in size since opening just two years ago.

Over the past 20 years, Mr. Hall has been a leader in M&A advisory, delivering exceptional outcomes for close to 100 clients globally across multiple industry segments. Most recently, as co-founder of BlackArch Partners, an investment banking firm based in Charlotte, he was integral to growing the firm and was one of the firm’s top producers. Before that, Mr. Hall spent more than nine years at Harris Williams, where he was a managing director and successfully launched and grew the firm’s transportation and logistics group, primarily focused on the automotive aftermarket, distribution, and logistics industries.

“We are thrilled to have Bram join the team and continue our investment in highly credentialed M&A professionals with deep expertise in attractive industry verticals. Bram joining the team in Charlotte illustrates our commitment to expanding in the Southeast alongside a number of incredibly talented bankers already delivering great outcomes for our global client base,” said Matt Zimmer, managing director and head of William Blair’s Services & Industrials Investment Banking groups.

Mr. Hall has advised on nearly 100 M&A transactions, including the $420 million sale of Tri-Ed from Audax Group to Anixter International, Inc., SnapAV to General Atlantic, and Momentum Group from Norwest Equity Partners to The Riverside Company.
Before banking, Mr. Hall worked in consulting at McKinsey. He received his J.D. from Stanford Law School and his B.A. from the University of North Carolina.

In 2019, William Blair unlocked over $100 billion in value for clients, completing 245 transactions. More than one-third of M&A transactions involved cross-border counterparties, spanning 23 countries.

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