William Blair, a boutique with expertise in investment banking, has hired Gage Alpert as a director of the private capital advisory investment banking practice.

Mr. Alpert will work with clients on secondary solutions and direct equity capital-raising.

Mr. Alpert most recently was at Lazard and was part of the firm’s private capital advisory group, where he focused on executing GP-led secondaries for leading sponsors.

“We are thrilled that Gage has joined as we continue to expand our Private Capital Advisory practice,” said Mike Custar, head of private capital advisory. “The depth of his experience executing GP-led secondary transactions brings yet another highly impactful professional to our team.”