Baird Adds Veteran Government Services Investment Banking Team
Jean Stack, John Song and Alex Sevilla Join the Firm
TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 24, 2018 – Baird, an employee-owned, international financial services firm, today announced that Jean Stack, John Song and Alex Sevilla have joined the firm’s Global Investment Banking team to lead Baird’s government services investment banking coverage. Stack and Song are Managing Directors and Co-Heads of Government Services Investment Banking, and Sevilla is a Director on the Government Services Investment Banking team. Their addition to the platform complements Baird’s deep, existing sector coverage in its Global Technology & Services group. All three bankers are based in Tysons Corner, VA.
Stack, Song and Sevilla join Baird from Houlihan Lokey where they focused on the government services sector, executing more than 35 transactions valued at $6.0 billion since 2014. Some of their recent deals include: sell-side advisor to Praxis Engineering in its sale to CSRA; sell-side advisor to InfoZen in its sale to ManTech; sell-side advisor to Blue Canopy in its sale to Jacobs Engineering; and sell-side advisor to Harris Corporation in its divestiture of its Government IT Services business (currently known as Peraton) to Veritas Capital.
“Jean and John have one of the leading government services practices in the United States. For more than a decade they have worked together, advising industry-leading government services companies,” said Peter Kies, Head of Baird’s Global Technology & Services Investment Banking Group. “We are excited to help them further build their coverage of the government services sector, which is an important sector to our broader technology and services coverage.”
Brian Doyal, Co-Head of Baird Global Investment Banking added, “We are very pleased that Jean, John and Alex have decided to continue their very distinguished careers at Baird. Jean, John and Alex have built a leading government services practice based on deep industry knowledge, a track record of successful transactions and terrific client service. With those qualities as the foundation of their success, they are a great fit at Baird.”
“Baird provides a tremendous depth of resource and capabilities that will expand our ability to better serve our clients,” said Song. “There is so much commonality between our practice and Baird. With the firm’s strong, values-driven culture and its singular focus on client success, we are so excited to join our partners at Baird.”
Stack graduated cum laude with a B.A. in Economics from Duke University and studied at the London School of Economics. She is a Board Member and Executive Committee Member of the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC). Song holds a B.A. from Boston University and an MBA from the University of Chicago. He is a Board Member of the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce as well as ACG National Capital. Sevilla holds a B.S. in Management and Finance from the University of Miami. He is an active member of the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce and the Maryland Technology Council.
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