Baird Expands Healthcare, European Investment Banking Coverage with Appointment of Vincenzo Di Nicola

LONDON, 21 July 2015 – Baird, an employee-owned, international financial services firm, today announced that it has expanded its global Healthcare Investment Banking coverage and European Investment Banking group with the appointment of Vincenzo Di Nicola as a Managing Director in London. In his new role, Di Nicola will lead Baird’s European Healthcare Investment Banking practice and be responsible for expanding sector coverage in Europe.

Di Nicola was most recently Co-Head of UK Healthcare Investment Banking at DC Advisory in London where he led several high profile deals in the med-tech, pharma and healthcare services spaces. Before DC Advisory, he was Vice President of Healthcare Investment Banking at RBS/ABN AMRO Corporate Finance and an Associate at Vitale & Associati in Milan. He earned a Masters in Finance from the London Business School, a Masters in International Finance and Management from the University of Business Administration, Vienna and a Bachelor degree from the University of Economics, Naples.

Di Nicola’s appointment illustrates the ongoing growth and success of Baird’s global Healthcare platform and its European Investment Banking business. The firm’s comprehensive Healthcare platform includes:

  • A global investment banking team that has completed over $16 billion in aggregate transaction value since 2007;
  • Six senior Research Analysts covering more than 90 Healthcare companies, worth $1.2 trillion in market capitalization; and
  • A dedicated Healthcare trading team that makes a market in nearly 300 Healthcare stocks and Institutional Equity Sales specialists who work with Healthcare-focused funds across North America and Europe.

Di Nicola is the second senior addition to Baird’s European Investment Banking team in the past few weeks. On 9 July, Baird announced that Julien Darmon had rejoined the firm as a Managing Director, focusing on the Industrial sector. The talent additions to the European team reflect the firm’s continued success in the marketplace.

“We are very pleased that Vincenzo has decided to continue his investment banking career at Baird and are thrilled to enhance our European healthcare coverage with his appointment,” said David Silver, Head of Baird European Investment Banking. “Vincenzo has established a long, successful track record serving Healthcare clients. We look forward to integrating his respected industry expertise to expand our global Healthcare platform and our European Banking team, which will enhance our offering to clients globally.”

“For Baird’s Global Investment Banking business, Europe represents a tremendous opportunity, and Healthcare is a major part of that growth proposition,” said Silver. “We will continue to invest in top talent and expand coverage in key sectors to be able to provide our clients with deep industry expertise and transaction execution that they have come to know and expect from Baird.”

Baird’s Global Investment Banking business had a record 2014:

  • Completed 222 global advisory and financing transactions, including 79 M&A deals and a record $6 billion in buy-side M&A
  • Achieved record global revenues – up nearly 25% from the previous year
  • Delivered an average European sell-side multiple of 10.4x

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 3,100 associates serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients. Baird has $149billion 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 is 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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