L Squared Capital Partners hires Evan Brainerd, former tech-focused Partner at William Blair & Co, as a Partner

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March 12 , 2024 | Posted by Adam Kimura | No Comments

L Squared Capital Partners hires Evan Brainerd, former tech-focused Partner at William Blair & Co, as a Partner

Newport Beach, CA, March 12, 2024 – L Squared Capital Partners is excited to announce the addition of Evan Brainerd to its team as a Partner.  Mr. Brainerd previously worked in investment banking as a Partner and Managing Director at William Blair & Company.  While advising on strategic M&A transactions and capital raises throughout the past 10 years, he has had extensive experience working closely with technology and technology-enabled services companies and private equity firms.
Working as a value-added leader within the Technology Investment Banking Group, Mr. Brainerd was promoted rapidly through William Blair’s ranks while expanding technology sector coverage and helping drive firm growth.   L Squared recognized this talent while working with Mr. Brainerd on a number of different transactions, including the sale and acquisition of FineLine Technologies.  His deep understanding of M&A dynamics, strategic vision, sector expertise, and keen business acumen are expected to complement and enhance L Squared’s already distinguished investment strategy.
Prior to joining William Blair, Mr. Brainerd served for nine years as an officer in the United States Army.  He led combat aviation operations on deployments to both Iraq and Afghanistan.  Mr. Brainerd holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in Economics from the United States Military Academy at West Point.  While at West Point, he won the East-West Degree Fellowship and went on to complete an MA in Chinese Studies at the University of Hawai’i.
“We are thrilled to welcome Evan to our team,” said Rob Healy, Managing Partner and Co-Founder of L Squared.  “This key addition underscores our commitment to selectively build our world-class team with deep domain expertise within our sectors of focus.”
“I am honored to become a part of L Squared’s exceptional team,” said Mr. Brainerd. “I have worked with and watched L Squared in action for many years and could not be more pleased to join this growing, successful, and impactful organization.  I am very eager to collaborate and leverage our collective expertise to identify and execute outstanding investment opportunities for L Squared’s investors.”

Evan Brainerd
[email protected]

About L Squared Capital Partners
L Squared Capital Partners is an investment firm headquartered in Newport Beach, CA that seeks to make long-term investments in leading growth companies that operate in targeted sectors: Education Technology, Tech-Enabled Services & Software, and Industrial Technology & Services.  Our unique investor enables us to focus on long-term value creation driven by revenue and earnings growth, not financial engineering or market timing.  The principals of L Squared have worked together for over a decade and have over 70 years of combined experience investing in growing private companies.  

This press release is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended as investment advice or an offer or solicitation with respect to the purchase of any investment. Investing with any investment firm is suitable only for qualified investors that fully understand the risks of such an investment. L Squared Capital Partners is an investment adviser registered with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. Registration does not imply a certain level of skill or training. Investments with L Squared Capital Partners are only offered in accordance with applicable securities laws.

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