CHICAGO, Jan. 17, 2019 – Baird, an employee-owned, international financial services firm, today announced that its Global Investment Banking business posted its sixth consecutive year of record results for 2018. Highlights for the year include:

  • Increased 2018 revenues by more than 40% over last year, achieving the business’ sixth consecutive year of record revenues;
  • Completed more than 150 advisory deals globally in 2018 – an over 30% increase from 2017;
  • Expanded the team and added coverage in new sub-sectors and geographies – Baird’s franchise now includes more than 350 investment bankers around the world;
  • Continued to invest in and grow the business’ equity financing and debt advisory capabilities; and
  • Built up a record pipeline of engagements entering 2019.

“We could not have achieved another record year without the hard work of our team and support and trust from our clients,” said Brian McDonagh, Co-Head of Baird’s Global Investment Banking business. “We take enormous pride and joy in the passion, dedication and talent of our entire global team. As the group continues to grow, we look forward to continuing to deliver for our clients, further expanding our global reach and product capabilities, and being the employer of choice.”

Brian Doyal, Co-Head of Baird’s Global Investment Banking business, added, “We are proud of the overwhelming success we achieved in 2018. Throughout it all, our level of commitment and service to our clients never wavered, and we surpassed our goals all while carefully adhering to our core values, preserving our unique teamwork model and sustaining our unique culture.”

About Baird Global Investment Banking
Baird is a leading global investment bank focused on the middle market. Over 350 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 sell-side and buy-side M&A, debt advisory and equity financing transactions. Over the past five years, Baird has completed over 930 advisory and capital markets transactions representing more than $250 billion in value. Committed to being a great place to work, Baird ranked No. 12 on FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2018 – its 15th consecutive year on the list.

About Baird
Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2019, 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. Baird has 3,500 associates serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients and $217 billion in client assets as of Sept. 30, 2018. Committed to being a great workplace, Baird ranked No. 12 on FORTUNE’s 2018 100 Best Companies to Work For 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 website at

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