LONDON, June 3, 2013
Baird, an employee-owned, international financial services firm, today announced that Martin Luen has joined the firm as a Director in its Business Services Investment Banking team in London. With several years of broad deal experience, Luen will be another senior European resource in Baird's Investment Banking group.
Luen spent the past eight years at Hawkpoint, most recently as a Director, where he worked on a broad range of transactions, including mergers & acquisitions, capital raisings and IPOs, many of which were international and middle-market focused. Prior to Hawkpoint, Luen spent four years with Deloitte and Arthur Andersen as a Manager in Audit & Assurance. He graduated from Durham University with a first class degree (BA) in Mathematics and Economics and is also a qualified Chartered Accountant.
“We are delighted that Martin has joined Baird,” said David Silver, Head of European Investment Banking at Baird. “He has a very strong track record, successfully closing many different types of deals across a range of geographies. Martin’s M&A skills will enable us to continue to build on the tremendous momentum we have in Europe.”
Since the beginning of 2012, Baird has announced 78 M&A deals globally, with a total dollar volume of $22 billion. Recent European deals include LKQ’s acquisition of Sator Beheer B.V., LOI Thermprocess’ acquisition of MTH and Melrose PLC’s sale of Truth Hardware. In addition to significant deal flow, Baird has added several senior bankers in Europe. Jonathan Bourn joined the firm last October to expand Baird’s European financial sponsor coverage and Paul Bail joined earlier in the year to further grow the firm’s debt advisory practice in Europe.
In addition to the broad success in Europe, Baird’s global Business Services Investment Banking team has been very active, with recent notable deals including: CCT Group sale to iQor, GCA Services Group sale to Blackstone Capital Partners, NES Global Talent sale to AEA Investors, Archway Marketing Services sale to Investcorp, the sale of M&C Energy for Lyceum Capital to Schneider and Investcorp’s acquisition of GL Education.
About Baird Investment Banking
Recognized as the 2011 “Investment Banking Firm of the Year” by The M&A Advisor, Baird is a leading global investment bank focused on the middle market. Approximately 200 investment banking professionals in the U.S., Europe and Asia provide corporations, private equity and venture capital firms with in-depth market knowledge and extensive experience in merger and acquisition and equity financing transactions. Since 2008, Baird has advised on nearly 250 M&A transactions representing approximately $50 billion in transaction value and has served as lead or co-manager on 335 equity offerings raising approximately $98 billion. Baird has received “Deal of the Year” recognitions from The M&A Advisor for eight years running, demonstrating commitment to attaining great outcomes for clients.
Baird is an employee-owned, international wealth management, capital markets, private equity and asset management firm with offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. Established in 1919, Baird has approximately 2,800 associates serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients. Baird had more than $100 billion in client assets as of March 31, 2013. Committed to being a great place to work, Baird ranked No. 14 on FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2013 – its tenth consecutive year on the list. Baird’s principal operating subsidiaries are Robert W. Baird & Co. in the United States and Robert W. Baird Group Ltd. in Europe. Baird also has an operating subsidiary in Asia supporting Baird’s investment banking and private equity operations. For more information, please visit Baird’s Web site at rwbaird.com and bairdeurope.com.
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