LONDON, 9 July 2015 –Baird, an employee-owned, international financial services firm, today announced that Julien Darmon has rejoined the firm as a Managing Director in its European Investment Banking group in London. Darmon will focus on the Industrial sector, bringing his extensive M&A experience and strong client relationships to further strengthen Baird’s global, comprehensive Industrial platform.
Darmon rejoins Baird from Harris Williams where he was a Managing Director in the firm’s London office since 2010. Prior to 2010, Darmon established his investment banking career at Baird in London, joining as an Associate in 1999 and later working from Baird’s Chicago office for three years before returning to the London office in 2005. He has a BA in Accounting and Economics from Tel Aviv University and an MBA from Cass Business School, London.
“We are delighted that Julien has decided to rejoin Baird and continue his investment banking career where it began,” said David Silver, Head of Baird European Investment Banking. “Julien is an exceptional M&A banker. He knows Baird and our culture extremely well, and his strong deal track record and deep sector expertise will benefit our team and our clients globally.”
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
For additional information, please contact:
Mark Foxwell, Cubitt Consulting:
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7759 1194
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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 and Baird Capital Partners Europe Limited are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. For more information, please visit Baird’s Web site at www.bairdeurope.com.