CHICAGO, Jan. 18, 2018– Baird, an employee-owned, international financial services firm, today announced that its Global Investment Banking business posted its fifth consecutive year of record results for 2017. Highlights for the year include:

  • Generated record revenues for Global Investment Banking for the fifth consecutive year
  • Achieved a record level of advisory deals, announcing in excess of 100 globally, with overall M&A volume up 36% over 2016 levels
  • Increased the number of equity financing deals by 28%
  • Enhanced and deepened our global team, adding several senior bankers in areas such as Biotechnology, Software, Aerospace & Defense and Debt Advisory
  • Increased cross-border M&A activity by 22%
  • Built up a record pipeline of engagements entering 2018

“We could not have achieved another record year without the support of our clients and the hard work of our team,” said Brian McDonagh, Co-Head of Baird’s Global Investment Banking business. “We continue to make investments in our global platform, adding top talent that expands or deepens our industry coverage, product expertise and geographic reach. We are excited for how this growing, global team – now numbering 300+ strong – can further enhance the support and partnership we provide to our clients.”

Brian Doyal, Co-Head of Baird’s Global Investment Banking business, added, “We are very excited about the success we achieved in 2017. Our strong employee and client-focused culture, combined with our global capabilities and teamwork, uniquely position our team for long-term success and enable us to weather any challenges that may come our way.”

About Baird Global Investment Banking
Baird is a leading global investment bank focused on the middle market. Approximately 300 investment banking professionals in the U.S., Europe and Asia provide corporations, entrepreneurs, private equity and venture capital firms with in-depth market knowledge and extensive experience in merger and acquisition, debt advisory and equity financing transactions. Since 2012, Baird has completed nearly 430 advisory transactions representing more than $113 billion in transaction value and 518 financings raising more than $135 billion. Committed to being a great place to work, Baird ranked No. 4 on FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2017 – its 14th consecutive year on the list.

About Baird
Baird is an employee-owned, international wealth management, capital markets, private equity and asset management firm with offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. Established in 1919, Baird has more than 3,400 associates serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients. Baird has $188 billion in client assets. Committed to being a great place to work, Baird ranked No. 4 on FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2017 – its 14th consecutive year on the list. Baird is the marketing name of Baird Financial Group. Baird’s principal operating subsidiaries are Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated in the United States and Robert W. Baird Group Ltd. in Europe. Baird also has an operating subsidiary in Asia supporting Baird’s investment banking and private equity operations. For more information, please visit Baird’s Web site at

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