William Blair has expanded the firm’s private capital advisory investment banking practice with the addition of Jeff Hypes as a managing director in Chicago and Nick Ohler and Andrew Viehe as directors in New York.

Hypes joins the brings 15 years of experience delivering guidance and strategic services to clients along the fundraising lifecycle. He joins following his time as a director with the Credit Suisse private fund group.

Ohler brings 11 years of private fund advisors and limit partner investor coverage experience to WB. In his time before joining the firm, he served as senior vice president of the Houlihan Lokey private fund group.

Finally, Viehe brings 10 years of history in comprehensive fund formation, advisory and project management services for private market clients. He most recently served as a senior project manager with the Credit Suisse private fund group.

“I’m thrilled to welcome Jeff, Nick, and Andrew to William Blair and to the Private Capital Advisory team,” said Mike Custar, head of private capital advisory at William Blair. “Their addition enhances the capital formation solutions we can provide financial sponsors, and further augments our firm’s holistic approach to advising our clients.”