Industries of Focus

One of Baird’s many competitive advantages is our ability to leverage our deep sector expertise to best serve our clients. To learn more about our industries of focus, explore the sections below.


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Baird’s Consumer investment banking team has a proven track record of delivering outstanding results for their clients, offering comprehensive strategic advisory and capital market services across several consumer sectors. Our Consumer team’s deep sector knowledge, frequent dialogue with key industry participants and investors, and robust deal flow provide the team with unique insight into the sectors served worldwide.

Sectors served:

  • Apparel, Footwear & Accessories
  • Health and Wellness
  • Household Products
  • Restaurants
  • Retail
  • Sporting Goods and Outdoor Products
  • Food & Beverage
  • Juvenile Products

Baird's Consumer team also publishes in-depth, informative M&A and public equity reports to keep clients up to date on their respective industry sectors, including Baird's Consumer Products Monthly, Retail and Restaurant Quarterly, Health, Nutrition & Fitness Report and Food & Beverage Monthly.

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Baird’s Distribution team has achieved a leading position in the middle market, with extensive experience across a variety of end markets, product categories and distribution models. Our team has a proven track record of delivering superior outcomes for our clients through deep sector knowledge, international reach, teamwork and a commitment to excellence.

Sectors served:

  • Building Products
  • Energy
  • Industrial
  • Vehicle Supply

Baird's Distribution team also publishes in-depth M&A and public equity reports, including an Industrial Distribution Semi-Annual Report and the Industrial Distribution Quarterly Earnings and Sector Update.


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Baird’s Energy team delivers innovative solutions to clients across the exploration and production, midstream, oilfield services and equipment sectors of the oil and gas industry. Our Energy team is comprised of seasoned industry and banking professionals with years of capital markets and advisory transaction experience who are focused on oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) companies, Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) and Oilfield Service and Equipment companies.  Our Energy team provides fairness opinions to its Energy clients and their partnerships regarding a range of asset transfers and divestitures.  We are also able to access Baird’s extensive retail network to facilitate capital raising alternatives.

Sectors served:

  • Oil and Natural Gas Exploration and Production (E&P)
  • Gathering & Processing
  • Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs)
  • Pipeline
  • Propane
  • Upstream
  • Energy Technology & Equipment
  • Energy Services

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Baird’s Energy Technology team provides comprehensive M&A advisory and capital raising services to emerging energy technology companies. Our team’s in-depth industry expertise and relationships position us to provide our clients with high quality advice and solutions.

Sectors served:

  • Air & Environment
  • Biofuels & Biomaterials
  • Efficiency / Smart Grid
  • Energy Storage & Transportation
  • Lighting
  • Natural Gas Technology
  • Recycling & Waste
  • Solar
  • Water & Wastewater
  • Wind

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Baird’s Financial Services team combines deep industry knowledge with Baird's leading capital markets platform and extensive retail distribution capabilities to offer dedicated capital-raising and M&A advisory services to middle-market financial services companies.

Whether participating in the continuing consolidation trend in community banking, the growth and maturation of business development companies, or other industry growth and development, Baird strives to identify the right opportunities to add differentiated value in the Financial Services space.

Sectors served:

  • Community Banks & Thrifts
  • Regional Banks
  • Business Development Companies

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As one of the fastest growing segments of many economies around the world, Baird is active in all segments of the global Healthcare and Life Sciences marketplace. Many of our Healthcare banking professionals have dedicated their careers to the industry and provide deep sector knowledge, transaction experience and strategic insight to middle-market clients across the globe.

Our Healthcare team has advised middle-market companies on a variety of domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, strategic alliances and partnership arrangements.

Sectors served:

  • Biotechnology
  • Consumer Medicine
  • Contract Manufacturing
  • Contract Research
  • Diagnostics
  • Distribution & Pharmacy Services
  • Healthcare Delivery Services
  • Healthcare IT
  • Institutional / Specialty Pharmacy
  • Life Sciences Tools
  • Medical Devices and Supplies
  • Medical Equipment
  • Outsourcing Services
  • Payer / Employer Services
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Revenue Cycle Management
  • Specialty Pharmaceuticals

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Baird has a long and successful heritage of advising public and private companies and financial sponsors in the industrial and industrial technology sector.  Baird’s Industrial team provides an extensive range of equity and debt capital markets and M&A advisory services to middle-market industrial companies. Our global team ranks as one of the leading Industrial M&A advisors among all investment banks.

With significant resources committed in the United States, Europe and Asia, our Industrial team’s global banking capabilities and financial sponsor coverage provide an extensive network of relationships among active Industrial strategic buyers and investors around the world.

Sectors served:

  • Agriculture
  • Automation
  • Automotive / Commercial Vehicle
  • Building / Infrastructure Products
  • Distribution
  • Electronics / Electrical Products
  • Engineered Components
  • Energy Technology & Equipment
  • Filtration / Water
  • Flow & Process Control
  • Industrial Services
  • Machinery / Capital Goods
  • Mobile Resource Management
  • Packaging
  • Plastic / Metals
  • Specialty Chemicals / Materials
  • Test & Measurement
  • Test, Inspection Compliance & Certification
  • Thermal Technology
  • Transportation
  • Transportation / Mobile Equipment

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Baird’s Real Estate team combines deep sector knowledge with Baird's global capital markets capabilities to offer equity capital raising and advisory services to US-based, real estate companies.  Our Real Estate team is also able to leverage the extensive distribution capabilities of Baird’s Private Wealth Management network to assist companies in raising capital that meets the needs of yield-oriented investors.

Sectors served:

  • Diversified
  • Free-Standing
  • Healthcare
  • Industrial
  • Lodging / Hospitality
  • Manufactured Homes
  • Mixed (Industrial / Office)
  • Multifamily
  • Office
  • Regional Malls
  • Self Storage
  • Shopping Centers
  • Real Estate Services

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Baird’s Technology & Services team combines comprehensive global capital markets capabilities with extensive industry knowledge to offer leading M&A advisory and capital-raising services.  For over two decades, our team has provided great outcomes for our clients as a result of our deep sector knowledge, extensive transaction experience, and our commitment to teamwork.  Our team of more than 50 professionals in the US and Europe offers insightful, value-added advisory services to middle-market customers seeking to raise equity or debt capital or considering strategic alternatives, including a potential sale of the company.

Sectors served:

  • Business Process Outsourcing
  • Communication Services & Technology
  • Distribution
  • Document Management
  • Education & Training Services
  • Energy Technology & Management
  • Facility, Industrial & Rental Services
  • Financial Technology
  • Human Capital Technology & Solutions
  • Industrial Services
  • IT Solutions & Networking
  • Marketing & Information Services
  • Professional Services
  • Semiconductor Components
  • Storage & SaaS
  • Testing, Inspection, Compliance and Certification Services
  • Transportation & Logistics
  • Wireless Technology

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Baird’s Utilities team provides comprehensive capital markets support to provide efficient, high-quality transaction execution for our clients. Our Utilities team’s long-term relationships with leading middle-market utility providers, extensive transaction experience and deep industry knowledge further strengthen our capabilities for middle-market companies.

Sectors served:

  • Electric Utilities
  • Gas Utilities
  • Non-regulated Operations
  • Water Utilities

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