Kiara Mitchinson has joined the European investment banking unit at William Blair as director in the firm’s financial sponsors group in London.
Mitchinson is slated to provide comprehensive advisory services to private equity clients, officials said in an announcement. She joins from Barrenjoey, where she was a principal, and has held roles at Wesfarmers, PJT Partners, Credit Suisse, and Goldman Sachs.
“It is my pleasure to welcome Kiara to William Blair’s financial sponsors group and our growing European footprint,” said Anu Sharma, head of European investment banking at William Blair. “Our financial sponsors group is a global, integrated team with a steadfast commitment to building strong relationships with European private equity and other financial investors, and Kiara’s advice and network will enhance our alignment with those audiences.”
Mitchinson’s hire builds on William Blair’s investment banking in the region with the hire of six senior level bankers covering multiple sectors in 2022. The firm also opened a Madrid office and added investment banking capabilities in its Zurich office.
“I am honored to join William Blair’s financial sponsors group and support the firm’s ongoing European growth trajectory,” Mitchinson said. “The team’s reputation for advisory services across the transactions landscape and deep investor relationships are well-respected and combine to ensure exceptional service and outcomes for clients.”