William Blair, a global boutique with a background in investment banking, investment management and private wealth management, has opened an office in Madrid, Spain and added investment banking capabilities to the firm’s office in Zurich, Switzerland.

The Madrid office will be led by Álvaro Hernández, managing director and head of Iberia coverage within the financial sponsors group. In Zurich, William Blair aims to expand its footprint with the addition of investment banking capabilities, initially focused on healthcare. William Blair’s expansion in Europe works to build on the firm’s addition of six senior-level bankers covering multiple sectors in 2022.

“Our truly global reach and deep sector expertise, now combined with local capabilities, will allow us to continue to serve our clients in Iberia with world-class service, connectivity, and unique industry insights,” comments Hernández.