Brad Page Joins Baird Global Investment Banking as Managing Director

Firm Continues Expansion of Global Technology & Services Team


CHICAGO –
March 25, 2019 – Baird, an employee-owned, international financial services firm, today announced that Brad Page has joined the firm's Global Investment Banking business as a Managing Director on its Global Technology & Services team. Page focuses on environmental and facility services, complementing Baird’s existing Facilities, Industrial, Rental, and Environmental Services ("FIRE") sector coverage, while also expanding the team's existing areas of expertise. He is based in Baird’s Chicago office. 

Page joins Baird from William Blair, where he was previously a Partner and a Managing Director and established and led the firm’s Environmental Services Investment Banking practice. During his nine years at William Blair, Page partnered with public and private companies across M&A and debt and equity capital markets to complete over 35 transactions. Representative past assignments include the sale of StormTrap to Warren Equity Partners, the sale of BluSky Restoration to Dominus Capital, the sale of GeoStabilization to KKR, the sale of Lakeshore Recycling to Goldman Sachs, the acquisition of Winters Bros of CT on behalf of IMPERO Waste Services, the sale of Wind River Environmental to Gryphon Investors, the acquisition of Airgas-Refrigerants, Inc. on behalf of Hudson Technologies, and the sale of ENTACT to PPC.

Page is a member of the President's Council of the John G. Shedd Aquarium, the MBA Alumni Advisory Council at Georgetown University, and a board member of the Ethan M. Lindberg Foundation. Earlier in his career, Page worked in the investment banking businesses of JP Morgan. He earned an MBA from Georgetown University and a bachelor's degree in economics from Denison University.

"We are excited to welcome Brad to Baird," said Peter Kies, Head of Baird's Global Technology & Services Investment Banking group. "His deep expertise in environmental and facility services and extensive transaction experience are a tremendous addition as we continue to invest in our Technology & Services team."

Baird's Global Technology practice continues to grow. Today, that platform includes:

  • More than 85 investment bankers in our Global Technology & Services group, who completed more than 75 M&A and financing transactions with a total deal value of $21.9 billion in 2018;
  • 19 Research Analysts covering more than 200 Technology & Services stocks;
  • A dedicated Equity Sales & Trading team that makes a market in approximately 700 technology stocks; and
  • Annual Private Company Technology & Services and Global Consumer, Technology & Services investor conferences, which together featured more than 250 presenting companies, 2,500 attendees and 5,000 one-on-one meetings in 2018.

Page added: "I am excited to join this talented team of bankers, and look forward to enhancing Baird’s knowledge and global reach in environmental and facility services in order to provide the best possible outcomes for our clients."

About Baird Global Investment Banking
Baird is a leading global investment bank focused on the middle market. 350 investment banking professionals in the U.S., Europe and Asia provide corporations, entrepreneurs, private equity and venture capital firms with in-depth market knowledge and extensive experience in merger and acquisition, debt advisory and equity financing transactions. Since 2014, Baird has completed more than 540 advisory transactions, representing more than nearly $150 billion in transaction value, and 424 financings, raising more than $110 billion. Committed to being a great place to work, Baird ranked No. 16 on FORTUNE's 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2019 – its 16th consecutive year on the list.

About Baird
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 3,500 associates serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients and more than $208 billion in client assets as of Dec. 31, 2018. 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.

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