With one of the most celebrated equity capital markets platforms in our industry, Baird knows the marketplace and – more importantly – the people who will become shareholders for tomorrow’s IPOs and follow-on offerings. They’re our clients. That’s why so many companies trust us with their equity financings – and why we’ve already completed more offerings in 2013 as we did in all of 2012.

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Momentum Across Baird’s Equity Capital Markets Platform in Early 2013

Greenwich Associates recognition

Investors turn to Baird for in-depth, objective equity research and exceptional corporate access, and we deliver on those expectations. In 2013, our institutional equities platform was recognized as the No. 1 most trusted, most important and highest-quality source of research and sales by Greenwich Associates’ annual survey of money managers.1

Comprehensive Equity Capabilities

Expansive Research Coverage

Today’s investors want, need and rely on high-quality equity research to compete in the global marketplace. While many of our competitors have scaled back, Baird has invested deeply in growing our research platform. Our seasoned Research team covers nearly 700 stocks – up 40% since the end of 2008.

Comprehensive Equity Capabilities

Growth in Equity Sales & Trading

Baird’s equity capital markets platform is winning market share from the competition in trying economic times. Unlike other firms with high turnover rates, our experienced sales team has long-standing relationships with our clients. Our commitment to efficient, high-quality executions for institutional clients has led to a 10% increase in equity trading volume since 2008 while overall U.S. trading volume has declined by 28%.

Comprehensive Equity Capabilities

Outstanding Corporate Access

Our corporate access team has cultivated key relationships with executives of the companies that move today’s markets, and we actively pursue opportunities to get our clients in front of the right investors at the right time. In 2013, we ranked No. 1 for coordinating one-on-one meetings at our annual investor conferences and No. 2 for providing access to the largest number of companies.1

Comprehensive Equity Capabilities

Broad Retail Distribution Capabilities

In today’s competitive IPO marketplace, issuers seek firms with the ability to generate significant demand for their offerings. Baird leverages a strong retail distribution platform to give clients access to a broad – and largely untapped – network of retail demand. In addition to our in-house distribution network of nearly 700 Financial Advisors, we’ve built strategic partnerships with industry-leading brokerage firms to increase our geographic coverage.

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Mid-Year Highlights

relative to our 2012 equity transaction level
billion of capital for IPOs completed year-to-date
M&A and Equity Financing Transactions completed year-to-date