Positioned for 2013 and beyond

Baird’s 2012 Investment Banking highlights

The stability and longevity of our client relationships, strengthened by our commitment to teamwork and partnership, helped make 2012 another successful year for Investment Banking at Baird.

Our team continued to grow in 2012 as we added 12 new senior bankers (covering the U.S., Europe and Asia), bringing our total to 230 professionals worldwide. Expanding within our verticals, we added senior-level talent to our Consumer, Industrial, Technology, Healthcare, Real Estate and Financial Services teams, as well as in debt advisory and financial sponsor coverage. We also expanded our access to Japan and India.

While we selectively added highly talented professionals to our team, we are also pleased to share that six of our colleagues have been promoted to Managing Director:

  • Justin Albert
  • Christopher Cooper
  • J. Lindsey Houser
  • Jason Kliewer
  • Kiran Paruchuru
  • Ross Williams

Providing entrepreneurs, corporations, private equity firms and other institutions with in-depth knowledge and extensive experience remains our utmost priority. In 2012, we advised on 166 financings and global M&A transactions totaling more than $43 billion. With more than 31% of our transactions having a cross-border buyer or seller in the past five years, we served clients in 18 countries.

2012 was a record year for Baird in terms of equity revenue and total number of equity financings, raising nearly $20 billion of capital in 79 equity transactions. Baird was a lead book running manager on 19 transactions and executed several successful confidentially marketed equity offerings on behalf of our clients.

Our “one team” approach to creative, global solutions helped drive a record year on virtually every measure. As the year progresses, we will continue to keep our clients’ interests first as we take the long view – both in terms of their success and the way we run our business.

Best wishes to you from all of us at Baird.