Baird Capital Expands to Germany, Appoints Two New Managing Directors

March 7, 2017Baird Capital, the direct private investment arm of Robert W. Baird & Co., has opened an office in Germany to further identify and evaluate growth investment opportunities across the region. The new office invests in lower middle-market companies in the Technology & Services and Industrial Solutions sectors. Dr. Martin Beck and Mathias Schirmer have been appointed as Managing Directors for Baird Capital Deutschland GmbH to identify and evaluate new investments in Germany. 

The new office is Baird Capital's fourth location globally and its second office in Europe, where the firm also has an established presence in London. Germany has one of the fastest growing economies in Europe, and Baird Capital will leverage its differentiated investment approach to identify best-in-class German entrepreneurs and provide capital to help portfolio companies grow globally. 

Baird Capital began investing in private equity in 1989, and is currently one of the few firms globally positioned and focused solely on opportunities in the lower middle market. With global capabilities and experience, Baird Capital is uniquely positioned to help growing German companies capitalize on their potential. 

About Baird Capital
Baird Capital makes venture capital, growth equity and private equity investments in strategically targeted sectors around the world. Having invested in more than 300 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 of Robert W. Baird & Co.