Mike Magluilo Rejoins Baird Global Investment Banking as Managing Director

Technology Veteran Will Continue Firm’s Expansion in the Sector

BOULDER, Colo. Feb. 3, 2015 – Baird, an employee-owned, international financial services firm, today announced that Mike Magluilo has rejoined the firm’s Global Investment Banking business as a Managing Director on its Technology & Services team. Magluilo will help expand Baird’s existing Technology investment banking practice, focusing specifically on enterprise software, SaaS and technology-enabled services companies in Baird’s key industry verticals such as human capital, marketing & advertising, information technology & management, education and facilities management. He will be based out of Baird’s Boulder, Colo. office.

With more than 20 years of transactional and sector experience, Magluilo has spent half his career as an investment banker and half as a corporate development executive and technology industry investor. From 2004 - 2009, he worked at Baird as a senior investment banker in London, helping build the firm’s European Investment Banking practice. Most recently, he spent three years as a Principal with Delta-v Capital in Boulder, investing in growth stage technology companies such as Borderfree (e-commerce), Cloud Sherpas (cloud managed services), Zayo (bandwidth infrastructure), Lytx (commercial fleet information services), LogRhythm (IT security) and Kony (mobile app development). Earlier in his career, Magluilo was Head of North American Corporate Development at Level 3 Communications, a broadband infrastructure company based in Colorado, and Head of Corporate Development for VIA Networks, a European internet company based in London.

“We are very pleased that Mike has decided to return to Baird to continue his career,” said Peter Kies, Head of Baird’s Global Technology & Services Investment Banking group. “His wealth and range of experience in the Technology sector – as an investment banker, a private equity investor and a corporate executive – will further strengthen Baird’s platform and enhance our client service.”

“Baird has a great technology platform across the firm. Over the past several years Baird has made significant investments in equity research, sales & trading, financial sponsor coverage and private equity investing in the technology and tech-enabled services sectors. I am very excited for this opportunity to help leverage that platform for our investment banking clients,” said Magluilo.

Baird’s comprehensive Technology & Services platform includes:

  • More than 50 investment bankers in a Technology & Services group who completed nearly 100 M&A transactions and 60 equity underwritings between 2010 and 2014;
  • 9 Equity Research teams, including 24 analysts, covering more than 230 companies for $4.1 trillion in total market cap;
  • A dedicated Technology & Services Sales & Trading team that works with sector-focused funds across North America and Europe and makes a market in more than 500 stocks; and
  • Baird’s Business Solutions and Growth Stock conferences, which attracted more than 1,300 attendees and included more than 3,000 one-on-one meetings with public and private institutional investors in 2014.

About Baird Global Investment Banking
Baird is a leading global investment bank focused on the middle market. Approximately 250 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 2010, Baird has completed 354 advisory transactions representing more than $90 billion in transaction value and 523 financings raising $144 billion. Committed to being a great place to work, Baird ranked No. 9 on FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2014 – its 11th consecutive year on the list.

About Baird
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 3,100 associates serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients. Baird has more than $135billion in client assets. Committed to being a great place to work, Baird ranked No. 9 on FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2014 – its 11th 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.

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