Baird Capital Partners Named a “Top 10” Consistent Performer

CHICAGO, August 17, 2010
For the third consecutive year, Baird Capital Partners (BCP) has been named one of the top “Consistent Performers” among international buyout managers by Private Equity Intelligence Ltd. (Preqin). Listed seventh in the 2010 Preqin Private Equity Performance Monitor, BCP is the highest ranked manager focused on U.S. lower middle market buyouts. BCP was listed in the Top 15 in 2009 and in the Top 20 in 2008.

With a deep understanding of the dynamics, trends and opportunities within the healthcare, manufactured products and business services sectors, Baird Capital Partners leverages extensive global resources to help our portfolio companies:
  • Accelerate revenue growth domestically and internationally; and
  • Drive operating efficiencies that improve profitability
“We are extremely pleased to be on the Preqin list for the third year in a row,” said Paul Carbone, Managing Partner of Baird Capital Partners and Director of Baird Private Equity. “We appreciate the recognition by Preqin and believe Baird Capital Partners’ sector-focus and global operating resources have been very effective in building value for our investors over the past 20 years.”

About Baird Capital Partners
Baird Capital Partners, the U.S.-based buyout fund of Baird Private Equity, invests in lower middle-market companies in the business services, manufactured products and healthcare sectors. Established in 1989, Baird Capital Partners leverages its deep sector knowledge, experienced investment team and extensive operating resources to drive value in its portfolio companies. Baird Capital Partners is supported by operating resources in China (Beijing, Hong Kong, and Shanghai) and India (Bangalore) focused on facilitating and executing Asia sourcing, manufacturing and distribution strategies for Baird Capital Partners’ portfolio companies. For more information, please visit

About Baird Private Equity
Baird Private Equity, the global private equity group of Robert W. Baird & Co. (Baird), makes venture capital, growth equity and buyout investments in smaller, high potential companies in the United States through Baird Venture Partners and Baird Capital Partners, in China through Baird Capital Partners Asia, and in Europe through Baird Capital Partners Europe. Baird Private Equity has a global team of investment and operations professionals across the United States, Europe and Asia, including a team of operating professionals in Asia. Baird Private Equity and its affiliates have raised and managed over $2.7 billion in capital and invested in more than 240 companies since the 1980s. For more information, please visit

For additional information contact: 
Angela Pittman Taylor
Baird Public Relations