Privately-Held Companies

Baird’s Global Investment Banking team has significant experience working with founders, entrepreneurs and executives of privately-held companies. We understand and appreciate the unique objectives and considerations they face and offer a broad range of advisory and financing services to help clients deliver on those objectives:

Improve the Status Quo

  • Refinance existing debt

Grow the Company

  • Expansionary capital
  • Acquisition financing
  • Buy-side M&A

Maintain Control

  • Recapitalization
  • Minority sale

Change Control

  • Debt-funded buyout
  • Private equity buyout
  • Sale to a strategic buyer
Selected Options for Privately-owned Companies
Options for Privately Held Companies
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Publicly-Listed Companies

Baird’s Global Investment Banking business has a rich history of helping our publicly-listed clients achieve the best outcomes for their shareholders.

Whether you are considering a divestiture, issuing more stock or making an acquisition, Baird offers comprehensive M&AEquity Capital Markets and Capital Advisory expertise. Our thoughtful preparation, sector expertise and capital markets capabilities ensure that we help you achieve your goals.

Financial Sponsors

Baird's Financial Sponsor group is dedicated to developing and maintaining long-term relationships with leading middle-market private equity firms around the world. As a team of seasoned investment bankers who work across Baird's global platform, we combine our deep understanding of the private equity community with Baird's comprehensive capital markets capabilities to maximize value and achieve successful outcomes for our middle-market clients.

With this dedicated group, we are uniquely positioned to serve financial sponsor clients across the globe. Our industry insight and global perspective allow us to offer comprehensive coverage and proprietary investment ideas to the financial sponsor community.