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.

Alfredo Bequillard
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Alfredo Bequillard is a Director in Baird’s Global Debt Advisory group. He has more than 13 years of Investment Banking experience advising executive teams on strategic financial decisions including balance sheet optimization, capital raising and credit ratings. Alfredo joined Baird from Lazard where he spent six years in the Capital Markets Advisory group developing and executing capital structure and capital market solutions (debt and equity) across a wide range of situations, including M&A, LBOs, spin-offs and liability management. Prior to Lazard, Alfredo worked in Citigroup’s Financial Strategy Group advising clients on corporate finance matters including optimal capital structure, credit ratings, liquidity, valuation and risk management.

Alfredo began his career as an engineer after obtaining his Master’s degree in Operations Research from Columbia University and his Bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Operations Engineering from University of Michigan

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