Terry Huffine Joins Baird, Further Expands Global Consumer Investment Banking Effort

Appointment Marks Fourth Managing Director Hire in Europe in Three Months


LONDON, 29 September 2015 – Baird, an employee-owned, international financial services firm, today announced that Terence (“Terry”) Huffine has joined the firm as a Managing Director in its Global Consumer Investment Banking group in London. With extensive transaction experience across several different Consumer sector verticals, Huffine will further expand Baird’s Global Consumer Investment Banking coverage in Europe and strengthen its comprehensive, capital markets industry platform.

Huffine was most recently a Managing Director and Head of Consumer at DC Advisory where he established and built out its fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) investment banking business. Prior to DC Advisory, he was a senior banker at ABN AMRO/Royal Bank of Scotland where he helped establish and grow the company’s London-based beverage and FMCG practices. Throughout his investment banking career, Huffine has worked on several high profile transactions, including the $2bn enterprise value sale of Aujan to The Coca-Cola Company, SABMiller’s £732m acquisition of the outstanding shares in Kompania Piwowarska, CapVest’s simultaneous acquisition and merger of Cardinal Foods and Kronfågel Group and TowerBrook’s acquisition of Van Geloven.

Huffine is now the fourth Managing Director to join Baird’s European Investment Banking group over the past three months. Julien Darmon and Vincenzo Di Nicola joined in July, joining our Global Industrial and Healthcare teams, respectively. In addition, the firm appointed Thomas Fetzer earlier this month in a newly created role, Head of DACH Investment Banking, to help accelerate Baird’s growing market share in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

“We are delighted that Terry has decided to join Baird,” said David Silver, Head of Baird European Investment Banking. “Terry’s long and successful transaction track record, combined with his strong client relationships and deep sector expertise, will greatly enhance our Global Consumer Investment Banking effort.”

The addition of Huffine, as well as other recent seasoned investment bankers, illustrates Baird’s continued investments in top talent to further enhance global industry coverage, particularly in Consumer, Industrial, Healthcare and Technology & Services. Such platform investments are benefiting Baird and its clients. The firm has significant momentum globally with closed revenues for Investment Banking up over the same period from last year, which was a record revenue year. Consumer deals have represented 20% of all of Baird’s M&A deals year-to-date.

Silver added: “Our investment banking business sees tremendous opportunity in Europe, across all of our global sector groups operating as one team globally. We will continue to invest in our talent and expand coverage in key sectors and regions so that we can continue to provide the best advice and execution in the middle market.”

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.

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 3,200 associates serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients. Baird has $152 billion in client assets. Committed to being a great place to work, Baird ranked No. 5 on FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2015 – its 12th 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. Robert W. Baird Limited and Baird Capital Partners Europe Limited are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. For more information, please visit Baird’s Web site at www.bairdeurope.com.

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