Blake is a Managing Director at W Capital Partners, where he focuses on sourcing, evaluating and structuring new investment opportunities and managing the firm’s existing portfolio companies. Blake works closely with private equity shareholders to structure liquidity solutions for non-control equity interests in private companies and with portfolio company management teams to finance growth and acquisition opportunities. He is actively involved with several of the firm’s portfolio companies through board and advisory roles.
Prior to joining W Capital in 2007, Blake worked at Lehman Brothers and First Albany Capital. At Lehman Brothers, Blake was involved in structuring various M&A, leverage buyout and financing transactions for clients in the Technology M&A Group. At First Albany, Blake worked on M&A and corporate finance transactions for middle-market companies in the healthcare, technology and industrial sectors.
Blake holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Georgetown University and also studied at the University of New South Wales.