Debt Advisory


Anne-Marie Peterson
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Anne-Marie PetersonHead of Debt Advisory

Anne-Marie Peterson is a Managing Director and the Head of Baird’s Debt Advisory Team. Her career encompasses more than 15 years of corporate finance and advisory experience. In 2017, Anne-Marie joined Baird from KeyBanc Capital Markets where she served as a Managing Director in the leveraged finance group, advising middle market financial sponsors on new LBO financings, refinancings and sell-side financings.

Earlier in her career, Anne-Marie worked at Credit Suisse Securities in the financial sponsors group where she executed more than 50 transactions with a market value of nearly $50B. She also held other investment banking roles at Lehman Brothers, Deutsche Bank and Bear Stearns. Anne-Marie received her bachelor’s degree from Trinity College and her MBA from Columbia Business School at Columbia University.

Paul A. C. Bail
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Paul Bail European Debt Advisory

Paul joined Baird’s European M&A team in 2012 where he provides debt advisory expertise gained from over 12 years of lending and advising on leveraged finance transactions. Prior to Baird, Paul was with Investec Bank plc where he ran debt advisory for private equity-based transactions from 2009. Previously Paul worked for Barclays Bank plc as a Senior Director in 2005, rising to Head of the Financial Sponsors Leveraged Finance team in 2007. Paul started his career at Hill Samuel as a corporate banker before moving to a head office strategic development role at parent TSB Group and then spent eight years at Bank of America principally within their European leveraged finance team.

Eugene Weissberger, CFA
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Eugene Weissberger is a Vice President in Baird's Global Debt Advisory group. He has over 13 years of Leveraged Finance experience leading transactions across the debt spectrum in the pro rata bank market, the TLB market, and High Yield bond market, and various junior debt markets. Eugene joined Baird from BMO Capital Markets where he worked in the Leveraged Finance group advising middle market and large cap corporate and sponsor clients on buyouts, acquisitions, refinancings and various other financing needs.

Eugene began his career at Citigroup in their Leveraged Finance department before moving to Natixis to help launch and build their Leveraged Finance practice. Eugene received his bachelor's degree from the Schreyer Honors College at Penn State University and is a CFA charter holder.