NEW YORK, Sept. 13, 2016 – Baird, an employee-owned, international financial services firm, today announced that Christopher Wofford has joined the firm’s Global Investment Banking business as a Managing Director. A seasoned veteran with over 25 years of banking experience, Wofford will oversee the firm’s Investment Banking coverage of the Transportation and Logistics space. He will be based out of Baird’s New York office.
Wofford joins Baird from Macquarie Capital (USA), Inc. where he was a Managing Director and Head of the firm’s Transportation, Logistics & Supply Chain practice. In this role, Wofford executed some of Macquarie Capital USA’s largest recent U.S. and cross-border M&A transactions. He was previously the Global Head of Transportation & Logistics at Bank of America Securities Corporation and, prior to that, he was a senior M&A banker at both Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. He received a BA in history from Oberlin College and an MBA from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago.
“We are very pleased Chris has joined Baird,” said Peter Kies, Head of Baird’s Global Technology & Services Investment Banking team. “Chris is a proven leader in the Transportation and Logistics sector and has played a key role on several of the more transformational deals in the space. He will be a great addition as we continue to invest in and expand our platform.”
Baird’s Global Investment Banking team has been expanding in recent years, adding top talent and experiencing strong deal flow momentum. Baird added Glen Clarke in Chicago in July, as well as Terry Huffine in London and Thomas Fetzer in Frankfurt in September 2015.
Baird’s Global Investment Banking business had an impressive year in 2015, completing 179 transactions with a total value of more than $43 billion. These transactions included a firm-record $21 billion in M&A advisory transactions, a third of which involved an international party. Baird also attracted senior-level professionals to our sector teams, product areas and geographies.
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