Veteran Banker Will Lead Equity Origination in the Technology & Services Sectors
Portland, Ore., August 23, 2017 – Baird, an employee-owned, international financial services firm, today announced that Macie House has joined the firm’s Global Investment Banking business as a Managing Director. As a member of the Equity Capital Markets team, House will lead the firm’s equity origination efforts in the Technology & Services sector. She will be based out of Baird’s Portland, Ore. office.
House comes to Baird with 25 years of investment banking and corporate development experience. The bulk of her career was spent at Pacific Crest Securities where she was most recently a Principal and Director in the equity capital markets division of the firm’s investment banking business. In this role, she was directly responsible for originating and executing public and private offerings within Software (SaaS), Security, Internet and IoT, Industrial Technology, Consumer and Communication sectors. During her 20-plus years with Pacific Crest, she participated in underwriting over 100 public offerings, raising over $60B in proceeds. House is an active supporter and Board member of The Children’s Cancer Association. She is a graduate of Marylhurst University.
“Growing our equity origination business is a top strategic priority for the firm. Macie’s long track record and deep relationships with technology investors and issuers will be extremely additive to our practice,” said Peter Kies, Head of Baird Global Investment Banking’s Equity Capital Markets team. “Working with the rest of Baird’s Investment Banking team, Macie will leverage our top ranked Research, Sales and Trading platform1. We are proud of our middle-market equity franchise and are excited to build our capabilities.”
“I am thrilled to join Baird Global Investment Banking,” said House. “I look forward to bringing my Technology & Services sector expertise and equity origination and financing experience to the Equity Capital Markets team as we continue to expand the execution capabilities we offer to new issuers.”
Baird’s Global Investment Banking business had an impressive year in 2016 despite challenging market conditions. Generating its fourth straight year of record revenues, Baird increased its book-run equity financing activity by 33%. The firm also completed a total of 174 transactions worth $40 billion in 2016.
About Baird Global Investment Banking
Baird is a leading global investment bank focused on the middle market. Approximately 270 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 2012, Baird has completed nearly 430 advisory transactions representing more than $113 billion in transaction value and 518 financings raising more than $135 billion. Committed to being a great place to work, Baird ranked No. 4 on FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2017 – its 14th consecutive year on the list.
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 more than 3,400 associates serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients. Baird has $171 billion in client assets. Committed to being a great place to work, Baird ranked No. 4 on FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2017 – its 14th consecutive year on the list. Baird is the marketing name of Baird Financial Group. 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 www.rwbaird.com.
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1Greenwich Associates U.S. Equity Investors – Small-/Mid-Cap Funds, 2004–2017. Survey conducted with 101 U.S. small-cap and mid-cap fund managers and 214 fund managers and 300 traders, respectively. Rankings for qualitative metrics are based on leading research firms in survey.