FRANKFURT, 2 May 2018 – Baird, an employee-owned, international financial services firm, today announced that Oliver Meyer has joined the firm’s European Investment Banking group as Managing Director, continuing the business’ growth in the DACH region. Meyer will work with senior bankers across Baird’s global platform to leverage the firm’s sector expertise, across a range of industry verticals, and deepen and broaden relationships with corporate, private equity and family office clients in the DACH region. He will be based in Baird’s Frankfurt office.
With more than 20 years of banking experience, Meyer joins Baird from Société Générale, where hewas Head of Financial Sponsors Coverage for Germany & Austria and developed deep relationships with private equity funds, family offices and other financial sponsors in the region.Prior to Société Générale, Meyer spent ten years at Rothschild and four years at Close Brothers Group in M&A banking roles. Meyer has an MBA (Finance) from The American University in Washington, DC.
Meyer is the second senior banker to join Baird’s European Investment Banking team in Frankfurt in recent months. In April, Baird announced that Ralph von Selzam had joined the firm as Managing Director. The addition of Meyer and von Selzam demonstrates the business’ growth in the DACH region.
“We are very pleased that Oliver has decided to continue his career at Baird,” said Thomas Fetzer, Head of DACH Investment Banking. “Oliver’s extensive banking experience, successful track record and strong client relationships will be a tremendous addition to our growing DACH investment banking team.”
David Silver, Head of Baird’s European Investment Banking team, added: “We have great momentum in the DACH region and see a very significant opportunity for sustained growth. We will continue to invest in top talent like Oliver 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.”
The appointments of Meyer and Von Selzam build upon the continued momentum of Baird’s European Investment Banking franchise, as well as Baird’s broader Global Investment Banking business, which posted its 5th consecutive record year in 2017:
- Achieving a record level of advisory deals, announcing in excess of 100 globally, with overall M&A volume up 36% over 2016 levels;
- Increasing the number of equity financing deals by 28%;
- Enhanced and deepened our global team, adding several senior bankers in areas such as Biotechnology, Software, Aerospace & Defense and Debt Advisory;
- Increased cross-border M&A activity by 22%; and
- Built up a record pipeline of engagements entering 2018.
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