Thomas Lanctot

Thomas Lanctot

Tom Lanctot is a Partner of William Blair where he leads the Infrastructure Investment Banking Group. During his professional career, Mr. Lanctot has played an active role in innovative P3 financial advisory assignments and financing transactions for clients in the public, nonprofit and private sectors. He led the William Blair teams that were the catalysts and advisors for some of the most noteworthy P3 transactions in the United States, including the Chicago Transit Authority’s Open Fare Collection System, the $1.15 billion long-term concession for the Chicago Metered Parking System and the $563 million long term concession and lease of the Grant and Millennium Park underground garages. Mr. Lanctot is currently working on several other infrastructure transactions in the United States. Mr. Lanctot was named by Infrastructure Investor Magazine as one of the Top Ten Infrastructure investment bankers in the world and one of only two that focuses on representing public agencies in the United States. Mr. Lanctot also helps manage William Blair’s relationships with several large public employee pension funds. Before joining William Blair, Mr. Lanctot practiced law for 23 years, advising clients on a wide variety of transactional and governance matters. Mr. Lanctot is a member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the Big Shoulders Fund, which supports Chicago’s inner-city Catholic schools, a member of the Board of Trustees and the Executive Committee of Illinois Institute of Technology, Vice Chairman and a member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the Chicago Botanic Garden, and a Director of the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center (a joint venture of Cook County and Rush-Presbyterian – St. Luke’s Medical Center). He served as an advisor to the Governmental Debt Management Committee of the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), and is a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars related to P3s and debt financing. Mr. Lanctot is a 1979 graduate of The Law School of The University of Chicago. He attended the University of Pennsylvania and received his B.A. from Northwestern University in 1976.