CHICAGO – 24 January 2017 – Baird Capital, the direct private investment arm of Robert W. Baird & Co. (Baird), today announced that Andy Tse, CFA has joined the firm as a Partner to help lead its investment efforts in Asia. Tse is a member of Baird Capital's global team working to identify and pursue investments in the technology & services sector.
A veteran executive with more than 20 years of private equity experience, Tse most recently served as Managing Director of AIF Capital where he led investments in industrial and services sector across Greater China, South Korea, South East Asia, India, Sri Lanka and Australia. Prior to AIF Capital, Tse worked with Hopewell Holdings Limited and Consolidated Electric Power Asia Limited in Hong Kong where he was actively involved in the investment, development, financing, construction, operation and management of infrastructure and manufacturing investments across Asia.
"I've been very impressed with Baird Capital over the years and am happy to be joining this talented team," said Tse. "Lower middle market companies in Asia are looking for a financial partner with access to relationships and markets in Europe and North America, and I believe Baird Capital's global platform will be a significant differentiator for Asia entrepreneurs."
"We have known Andy for over a decade and we are thrilled to be adding him to our global platform," said Gordon Pan, President of Baird Capital. "Andy brings a tremendous wealth of knowledge and experience to our global team, and will be valuable asset as we look to invest behind leading entrepreneurs in Asia."
With investment and operations professionals in the United States, United Kingdom and China, Baird Capital takes a global, collaborative approach to sourcing investments, supporting portfolio companies and driving portfolio value.
"We pool the collective expertise across our platform to help our portfolio companies compete in today's international marketplace," said Pan. "Adding Andy is an important step as we continue to help our companies grow outside their domestic markets."
Tse holds a bachelor's degree with honors and an MBA from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
About Baird Capital
Baird Capital makes private equity, growth equity and venture capital investments in strategically targeted sectors around the world. Having invested in more than 295 companies over its history, Baird Capital partners with entrepreneurs and, leveraging its executive networks, strives to build exceptional companies. Baird Capital provides operational support to its portfolio companies through a proactive portfolio operations team and a deep network of relationships which together strive to deliver enhanced shareholder value. Baird Capital is the direct private investment arm of Robert W. Baird & Co. For more information, please visit www.BairdCapital.com.
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Angela Pittman Taylor
Baird Public Relations