William Blair, a global boutique with experience in investment banking, investment management and private wealth management, has added Kiara Mitchinson as a director in the firm’s financial sponsors group in London.

Mitchinson will provide advisory services to private equity clients. She brings nearly 15 years of advisory experience, including positions at investment banks and on an in-house corporate investment team. Throughout her career, she has engaged in all aspects of transactional advisory services, including mergers and acquisitions, divestments, IPOs, equity and debt capital markets and strategic engagements with venture capital and private equity firms. She joins from Barrenjoey, where she was a principal and has held roles at Wesfarmers, PJT Partners, Credit Suisse and Goldman Sachs.

“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,” states Anu Sharma, head of European investment banking at William Blair.