William Blair announced the addition of Derek Caracciola to its New York office as a managing director on the private capital markets team.
He brings more than 15 years of experience working on equity, equity linked and debt private placements in a move to grow its equity capital market practice. Caracciola joins a team of 38 professionals has more than doubled in size and capabilities over the last 12 months. William Blair executive say that the firm has strategically combined the firm’s public and private equity capital markets teams to deliver comprehensive financing and liquidity solutions that optimize client outcomes both today and over the longer term.
“As the public and private capital markets converge, companies and their investors need a trusted advisor that utilizes integrated insights for optimal capital solutions,” said Steve Maletzky, head of equity capital markets at William Blair. “Derek’s background in nuanced, sector-wide private capital financing will further enhance our already established private capital solutions team and ensure we continue to deliver our clients holistic advice and execution excellence.”
At Evercore, Caracciola served as managing director, and has previously held roles at Barclays Investment Banking and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He has spent his entire career based in New York and focused exclusively on raising private capital.
“I’m honored to join William Blair’s equity capital markets group,” said Caracciola. “The firm’s entire investment banking team is committed to the delivery of world-class holistic client solutions and maintains an incredibly strong reputation for their private placement and private capital markets success. I look forward to integrating my experience, institutional investor network, and specialized approach into the firm’s work with growth-oriented companies, sponsor portfolio companies, and all issuers seeking bespoke private financing solutions.”
William Blair’s investment banking group remains active. From 2017 to 2021, the global team advised on more than $680 billion in completed transaction volume.