Baird Capital Partners Asia Investment in Xinghe Receives Top Honors

HONG KONG, 7 December 2011
Baird Capital Partners Asia (BCPA), the China growth equity fund of Baird Private Equity, announced today that its investment in Jiangsu Xinghe Valve Co. has just received the Asia Pacific M&A Atlas Private Equity Deal of the Year award in the Small/Mid Markets category. The award was presented at a gala in Hong Kong on 6 December.

Xinghe Valve is an instrumentation valves and fittings company located in Jiangsu Province, China. The company designs, produces and markets a range of instrumentation valves and fittings for oil and gas, petrochemical, nuclear power plants, waste water and other process control applications. Xinghe Valve is one of the few local valve companies that are qualified to supply into the nuclear power industry.

“Our investment in Xinghe is an excellent illustration of our strategy to partner with private entrepreneur-owned companies with proven management teams and track records of high growth and profitability,” said Huaming Gu, BCPA Partner. “We are honored to have the investment recognized in this way by others in the private equity community.”

About Baird Capital Partners Asia
Baird Capital Partners Asia, the China-focused growth equity investment group of Baird Private Equity, provides growth equity capital to smaller, high-potential companies in China or with substantial operations and growth opportunities in China. Baird Capital Partners Asia leverages its in-depth sector knowledge, experienced investment team and extensive operating resources to drive value in its portfolio companies. Baird Capital Partners Asia invests in three industry sectors: manufacturing, business services and healthcare.

Baird Private Equity, the global private equity group of Robert W. Baird & Co. (Baird), makes venture capital, growth equity and buyout investments in smaller, high potential companies in the United States through Baird Venture Partners and Baird Capital Partners, in China through Baird Capital Partners Asia, and in Europe through Baird Capital Partners Europe. Baird Private Equity has a global team of investment and operations professionals across the United States, Europe and Asia, including a team of operating professionals in Asia. Baird Private Equity and its affiliates have raised and managed over $2.8 billion in capital and invested in more than 250 companies since the 1980s. For more information, please visit