William Blair expanded its equity capital markets team with the addition of Derek Caracciola. Joining in New York as a managing director on the company’s private capital markets team, Caracciola has more than 15 years of experience focused on equity, equity linked and debt private placements.

Caracciola’s expertise centers on the origination, execution, structuring and syndication of institutional private capital raises. Caracciola leverages a network of institutional investors, including private equity sponsors, family offices, sovereign wealth funds, pension funds, asset managers, ESG-focused funds, structured credit lenders and hedge funds, to complete capital raises.

“We are thrilled to welcome Derek, a veteran of providing private equity and structured debt capital raising solutions for corporate and financial sponsor clients, to our growing equity capital markets practice. As the public and private capital markets converge, companies and their investors need a trusted advisor that utilizes integrated insights for optimal capital solutions,” Steve Maletzky, head of equity capital markets at William Blair, said. “Derek’s background in nuanced, sector-wide private capital financing will further enhance our already established private capital solutions team and ensure we continue to deliver our clients holistic advice and execution excellence.”

“I’m honored to join William Blair’s equity capital markets group,” Caracciola said. “The firm’s entire investment banking team is committed to the delivery of world class holistic client solutions and maintains an incredibly strong reputation for their private placement and private capital markets success. I look forward to integrating my experience, institutional investor network and specialized approach into the firm’s work with growth-oriented companies, sponsor portfolio companies and all issuers seeking bespoke private financing solutions.”

Caracciola joined William Blair from Evercore, where he served as managing director. He previously held roles at Barclays Investment Banking and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He has spent his entire career based in New York and focused exclusively on raising private capital.