Shay Brokemond of William Blair named to 2020 Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A

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Describe a recent accomplishment.
I successfully closed five separate transactions over a five-month span. A couple of these transactions were complex carve-outs, including Amcor’s divestiture of medical packaging assets to Tekni-Plex, a transaction that was mandated by the Department of Justice in connection with Amcor’s acquisition of Bemis. What I’m most proud of is the individual attention and deep engagement that I provided to each client as if they were my singular focus throughout the entire process. This resulted in deeper client relationships and ultimately delivered exceptional client outcomes.

How are you a champion for change?
Change starts at home. I’m deeply committed to developing diverse talent, as well as creating a culture where everyone—regardless of their background or position—feels empowered to bring their full and authentic selves to the office each day. I feel a responsibility to my younger colleagues and continue to champion initiatives to embolden the next generation of bankers. That’s why I am so proud to be a leader in William Blair’s Global Inclusion Council. As part of the council, we set priorities and encourage accountability across the firm to further build an inclusive workplace and culture.

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