CHICAGO – Jan. 6, 2020 – Baird, an employee-owned, international wealth management, asset management, investment banking/capital markets and private equity firm, today announced that its Global Investment Banking business has promoted Mike Lindemann to Co-Head of North American M&A and added Todd Noffke as Co-Head of North American M&A. In the new roles, Lindemann and Noffke will provide senior M&A origination and execution support to Baird’s industry teams and further enhance M&A product knowledge and technology throughout the business.
Lindemann joined Baird in 2003 and has established himself as a highly knowledgeable and seasoned M&A practitioner. As a senior member of Baird’s Global Industrial Group and Global Mergers & Acquisitions team, he has completed nearly 100 M&A and corporate financing transactions and has led some of the largest advisory deals in Baird Global Investment Banking’s history. Lindemann graduated from Bates College with a B.A. in Economics and received his M.B.A., with distinction, from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth where he was an Edward Tuck Scholar. In addition to his new M&A leadership role, Lindemann will continue his industrial sector coverage.
Noffke joins Baird from Credit Suisse. For nearly 20 years he has advised Fortune 500 companies, middle market companies and leading private equity firms in a broad range of strategic transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, corporate sales and divestitures, special committee assignments, proxy contests and hostile transactions, as well as debt and equity capital raises. Most recently, Noffke was Co-Head of the Global Services Group, a member of the Investment Banking Advisory Committee, and Co-Head of Credit Suisse’s Chicago office for Investment Banking and Capital Markets. Noffke received a B.A. from Northwestern University and an M.B.A. in finance and accounting from the University of Chicago.
Noffke and Lindemann will report to the Co-Heads of Global M&A, Brian McDonagh and Chris McMahon. McDonagh and McMahon will maintain their current Global M&A roles and responsibilities.
“High-quality M&A advice and top-tier execution capabilities are hallmarks of the Baird Global Investment Banking brand,” said Brian McDonagh, Co-Head of Baird Global Investment Banking and Co-Head of Global M&A at Baird. “We’ve built incredible trust with our clients and partners because we’ve delivered strong, consistent M&A outcomes on their behalf for many, many years. Mike and Todd have each built strong reputations as M&A practitioners through their consistent processes and strong track records. They are incredibly committed to serving their clients, and having their extensive experience and deep expertise both complements and further strengthens our global M&A offering.”
“We are excited that Todd has chosen to continue his career at Baird and that Mike has agreed to step into these additional leadership responsibilities,” said Brian Doyal, Co-Head of Baird Global Investment Banking. As additional senior resources on our Global M&A team, they will help us build upon our growing reputation as a major, global M&A firm and create those long-term, trusted relationships with more clients. Our overall Global Investment Banking business and global M&A platform are incredibly well positioned for the future with these strong leaders at our helm.”
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Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2019, Baird is an employee-owned, international wealth management, asset management, investment banking/capital markets, and private equity firm with offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. Baird has approximately 4,500 associates serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients and $285 billion in client assets as of June 30, 2019. Committed to being a great workplace, Baird ranked No. 16 on FORTUNE’s 2019 100 Best Companies to Work For list. Baird is the marketing name of Baird Financial Group. Baird’s principal operating subsidiaries are Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated 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 website at www.rwbaird.com.