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Anthony Siu
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Head of Asia Investment Banking
Anthony Siu asiu@bairdasia.com.cn

Prior to joining Baird, Anthony was a Director of Corporate Advisory at Standard Chartered Bank, responsible for cross-border M&A transactions in China. Before joining Standard Chartered, he was a Senior Vice President at Daiwa Securities SMBC. Anthony also previously worked at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein and Schroders where he was involved in a variety of M&A and capital market transactions. Anthony received his Executive MBA degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). He holds a BA degree from Pomona College and is a certified CPA in California.

Satoshi Matsumoto
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Director of Japan Mergers & Acquisitions
Satoshi Matsumoto smatsumoto@rwbaird.com

Satoshi joined Baird’s Chicago Investment Banking office in 2012. In his role, Satoshi leads the firm's cross-border M&A origination and execution efforts involving Japanese companies, working across all of Baird's industry groups and geographies. Satoshi has an extensive background in cross-border M&A involving Japanese companies. Prior to joining Baird in 2012, Satoshi was a Managing Director and Head of Japan Consumer Retail at Barclays Capital. Prior to joining Barclays in 2009, he was a Managing Director at Nomura Securities, which had acquired Lehman Brothers' former Asian & European operations. Prior to Nomura, Satoshi spent 11 years at Lehman Brothers in Tokyo and New York. In 2006 he was asked to build the Japan Consumer / Retail Coverage team at Lehman, which became one of the most successful Consumer / Retail teams in Japan with a leading position in cross-border M&A in the Consumer / Retail sector. Prior to joining Lehman Brothers in 1997, Satoshi worked at Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan for four years. Satoshi has a B.A. in Economics from Keio University, Tokyo.

Vinay Ghai
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Vinay Ghaivghai@rwbaird.com

Vinay is a Managing Director within Baird's European Investment Banking team with a particular focus on the Industrial and Consumer sectors. He joined Baird in 2011, bringing extensive experience in acquisitions, disposals and capital raisings for both private equity and public companies across a wide range of sectors. Prior to joining Baird, Vinay spent eight years at Hawkpoint and was previously a Vice President, European M&A, at Goldman Sachs and earlier at Deutsche Bank. Vinay has a first class degree from Imperial College in London and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.

Kiran Paruchuru
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Kiran Paruchurukparuchuru@rwbaird.com

Kiran joined Baird in 2004 and is a member of Baird's Business Services Group. He spends the majority of his time with companies in the Business Process Outsourcing / Outsourced Customer Care Industries.

Prior to joining Baird, Kiran spent three years as an Associate at Salomon Smith Barney, where he provided financial and advisory services to corporate clients primarily in the energy industry. He receieved his MBA degree from The University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and graduated with a BS in Accounting from the University of Illinois. He is also a CPA.



Europe

David M. Silver
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Head of European Investment Banking
Head of European Mergers & Acquisitions
David Silver dsilver@rwbaird.com

David is the Head of Baird’s European Investment Banking team and a founding member of Baird’s M&A effort in Europe. He has extensive experience advising private equity clients, corporations and entrepreneurs in the United States and Europe within the industrial and business services sectors. Before joining Baird in 1998, David practiced as a corporate and banking lawyer at Berwin Leighton. He earned an MBA with distinction from London Business School and a law degree from Leeds University.

Paul A. C. Bail
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European Debt Advisory
Paul Bail pbail@rwbaird.com

Paul joined Baird’s European M&A team in 2012 where he provides debt advisory expertise gained from over 12 years of lending and advising on leveraged finance transactions. Prior to Baird, Paul was with Investec Bank plc where he ran debt advisory for private equity-based transactions from 2009. Previously Paul worked for Barclays Bank plc as a Senior Director in 2005, rising to Head of the Financial Sponsors Leveraged Finance team in 2007. Paul started his career at Hill Samuel as a corporate banker before moving to a head office strategic development role at parent TSB Group and then spent eight years at Bank of America principally within their European leveraged finance team. Paul has an Economics degree from Cambridge University.

Joachim Beickler
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Joachim Beicklerjbeickler@rwbaird.com

Before joining Baird in 2008, Joachim was managing partner at two Frankfurt-based investment banking firms, Drueker & Co. from 1997 to 2005 and at Doertenbach & Co. He has advised German and international clients on merger and acquisition transactions, initial public offerings and delistings. Joachim has lived and worked in the US for many years. As an executive for General Motors, he was responsible for acquisitions and divestitures, both in the US and internationally. From 1993 to 1997 he was Chief Financial Officer of Linde AG. Joachim graduated as an engineer from Darmstadt Technical University and holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

John A. Fordham
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Chairman of Baird International
John Fordham jfordham@rwbaird.com

John joined Baird in 2000 and has worked in the financial services industry for more than 30 years. Immediately before joining Baird, he was the London corporate finance partner for William Blair. Previously, he served as a Managing Director and head of European Investment Banking at Alex Brown from 1993 to 1998, and was a Managing Director and head of mergers and acquisitions at Hill Samuel Bank, where he worked from 1981 to 1991. Since the early 1980s, John's principal focus has been cross-border acquisitions between the United States and Europe.

In October 2001, John was appointed CEO of Baird's European ECM business, comprising investment banking, equity sales, trading and research. In January 2003, he relinquished the CEO position to focus on Baird's transatlantic M&A effort and was also appointed Chairman of Baird International.

Vinay Ghai
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Vinay Ghaivghai@rwbaird.com

Vinay is a Managing Director within Baird's European Investment Banking team with a particular focus on the Industrial and Consumer sectors. He joined Baird in 2011, bringing extensive experience in acquisitions, disposals and capital raisings for both private equity and public companies across a wide range of sectors. Prior to joining Baird, Vinay spent eight years at Hawkpoint and was previously a Vice President, European M&A, at Goldman Sachs and earlier at Deutsche Bank. Vinay has a first class degree from Imperial College in London and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.

Sven Harmsen
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Sven Harmsensharmsen@rwbaird.com

Prior to joining Baird's International M&A team, Dr. Sven Harmsen spent several years with Drueker & Co./Leonardo & Co. in their German M&A team. He worked on several international buy-, sell-side and carve-out transactions and gained experience across a wide range of industries, especially in the industrials/capital goods industry. Dr. Harmsen graduated with a Diploma in Industrial Engineering and Management from Technical University of Berlin, a Master's Degree in Management Studies from Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada and completed his Doctorate degree at Humboldt University, Berlin.

Jonathan Harrison
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Johnathan Harrisonjjharrison@rwbaird.com

Jonathan Harrison is a member of Baird’s Technology & Services Investment Banking team in Europe. He joined Baird in 2008, bringing extensive experience in a range of subsectors including Facilities Services, Infrastructure Services, Environmental Consulting, Logistics, Security and Testing, Inspection and Certification.

With nearly 12 years of experience in the Investment Banking industry, as well as a background as an auditor and economist, Jonathan has long-established relationships with many large corporations and private equity firms, and has executed a number of flagship transactions for his client base. Most recently, Jonathan worked at Deutsche Bank where he was responsible for the firm’s Business Services franchise across EMEA. He has a first class degree in Economics and a Master of Philosophy in Finance.

Martin Luen
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Martin Luen mluen@rwbaird.com

Martin joined Baird in 2013, having previously been an M&A Director at Hawkpoint in London. He has significant experience in executing buyside and sellside M&A transactions for private equity firms, entrepreneurs and public companies, as well as equity and debt deals. He has worked across a variety of sectors, particularly business services and industrials. Prior to joining Hawkpoint, Martin worked at Deloitte and Andersen, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant. Martin gained a first class degree in Mathematics and Economics from Durham University.

Nicholas R. Sealy
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Co-Head of European Investment Banking
Nick Sealy nsealy@rwbaird.com

Nicholas qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Peat Marwick in South Africa. He spent 10 years at Barings in domestic and international corporate finance (North America and South Africa) and capital markets. Nicholas joined Baird in 1996, became a Director in 1998, a Managing Director in 2003 and co-head of European investment banking in 2004.

He has wide experience in company sales and acquisitions, public offers, bid defences and capital raisings. Nicholas focuses on consumer and industrial mergers and acquisitions, working with both North American and European clients.

Peter Watson
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Chief Operating Officer - European Investment Banking
Peter Watson pwatson@rwbaird.com

Peter is a Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of Baird's European Investment Banking division. Peter originally joined Baird in 1998 and has participated in advising clients on IPOs, takeovers and defences, capital-raisings, acquisitions and disposals. Prior to joining Baird, Peter spent 14 years with NatWest Wood Mackenzie.

From 2003 to 2006, Peter co-founded and led Watson Macneill, a recruitment firm dedicated to independent director search. He rejoined Baird in 2006. Peter graduated from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, with an honors degree in French Language and Literature, and then qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PriceWaterhouseCoopers in London.

Michael Wolff
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Michael Wolffmwolff@rwbaird.com

Before Michael joined Baird in 2003, he worked for Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt for nine years, primarily executing public and private merger and acquisition transactions. At Deutsche Bank, he focused on Chemicals, Automotive, Industrials and private equity transactions. Michael completed transactions involving German, European and U.S. private and public companies as well as private equity firms and their portfolio companies.

Earlier, Michael worked at Roland Berger Management Consultants and Arthur Andersen & Co. He graduated as a Diplom-Kaufmann from the University of Bayreuth and holds an MBA with high distinction from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.