William Blair has named Daniel Polsky as managing director and co-head of syndicate in the firm’s equity capital markets group. Polsky most recently served as managing director in equity capital markets at Bank of America.
NEW YORK & CHICAGO – October 18, 2021 – William Blair, the premier global boutique with expertise in investment banking, investment management, and private wealth management, today announced the addition of Daniel Polsky as managing director and co-head of syndicate in the firm’s equity capital markets group. Based in the firm’s New York office and drawing on more than a decade of experience in roles in all aspects of the capital markets sector, Polsky will focus on delivering optimal equity offering execution and advice to market-leading companies and their shareholders. Polsky will co-head the syndicate group along with Walter Prest who is based in the firm’s Chicago office.
“I am excited to welcome Dan, a thought-leading equity capital markets banker with the expertise, investor relationships, integrity, and leadership skills necessary to ensure optimal results for clients, to William Blair’s rapidly growing investment banking team,” said Steve Maletzky, head of equity capital markets for William Blair. “Dan’s deep experience and exceptional tactical judgment will be extremely valuable to our clients as we seek to deliver industry-leading client service, differentiated advice, and outstanding outcomes. I look forward to working with both Dan and Walter as we expand our syndicate team and expertise.”
Polsky joins William Blair with a career spanning all phases of the transactional lifecycle, including the development of both buy-side and sell-side syndicate relationships, execution of lead-left bookrun IPOs, follow-on offerings, PIPEs, and equity-linked offerings for issuers of all market capitalizations, as well as the managed execution of post-deal stock stabilization. Polsky most recently served as managing director in equity capital markets at Bank of America. Before Bank of America, Polsky’s experience included roles at Lehman Brothers and on the syndicate desk at Barclay’s. Polsky’s capital markets capabilities have covered all major industry sectors, where he focused on providing long-term value to clients. Polsky received his B.A. in both finance and real estate from the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Business.
William Blair’s equity capital markets group delivers creative and bespoke equity offering solutions for the issuers of IPOs, SPACs, public and confidential follow-on offerings, PIPEs, registered direct offerings, convertibles, ATMs, and private placements, having raised more than $200 billion in equity and equity-linked capital since 2016. Equity capital markets is a core element of the firm’s investment banking group, which also added three managing directors to its team in September—Mike Nelson in Denver and Neha Motwani and Rizwan Velji in New York—and Shantha Ozgen as a healthcare sector specialist in institutional sales, also based in New York.
About William Blair Investment Banking
William Blair’s investment banking group enables corporations, financial sponsors, and owner/entrepreneurs around the world to achieve their growth, liquidity, and financing objectives. Drawing on the collective intellectual capital and deep sector expertise of a global team that reaches over 20 cities on four continents, the investment banking group brings a rigorous and innovative approach to corporate board advisory projects, mergers and acquisitions, and equity and debt financing. From 2016 to 2020, the team advised on more than $430 billion in completed transaction volume.
About William Blair
William Blair is the premier global boutique with expertise in investment banking, investment management, and private wealth management. We provide advisory services, strategies, and solutions to meet our clients’ evolving needs. As an independent and employee-owned firm, together with our strategic partners, we operate in more than 20 offices worldwide.*
*Includes strategic partnerships with Allier Capital, BDA Partners, and Poalim Capital Markets.