Firm Continues Expansion of Global Healthcare Investment Banking Practice

CHARLOTTE – July 24, 2019 – Baird, an employee-owned, international wealth management, asset management, investment banking/capital markets and private equity firm, today announced that Jason Porter has joined the firm’s Global Investment Banking business as a Managing Director on the Global Healthcare team. Porter will cover physician and alternate site healthcare services, expanding Baird’s existing healthcare services coverage. He is based in Baird’s Charlotte office.

Porter joins Baird from Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC (Deloitte) where he was a Managing Director in its healthcare M&A practice. He previously served as a senior healthcare banker at Deloitte, joining the firm following its acquisition of McColl Partners, LLC. Prior to his investment banking roles, Porter worked in public accounting serving privately-held business in a variety of industries. He earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in accounting from the University of North Carolina – Wilmington, as well as an M.B.A. from the University of Miami School of Business Administration.

“We are very excited to add Jason to our team,” said Bill Suddath, Co-Head of Global Healthcare Investment Banking. “He brings a deep knowledge of healthcare services and a strong M&A skillset to Baird that will be a tremendous asset to our clients.”

“Our Global Healthcare practice is a significant area of focus for our investment banking business. We are happy to add Jason to our incredible team to help continue on our current trajectory of upward momentum,” said Rob Andrews, Co-Head of Global Healthcare Investment Banking.

Baird has rapidly grown its healthcare effort by establishing a track record of great client service and successful transactions. Today the healthcare practice includes:

  • More than 50 professionals with more than 250 years of collective industry experience;
  • More than 45 M&A transactions completed since 2015;
  • Over $10.5 billion in capital raised for clients in 55 IPOs, follow-on offerings and other financing transactions since 2015; and 
  • Experience advising public and private companies and private equity sponsors on healthcare M&A transactions worth $9.2 billion in aggregate since 2015. 

“It’s an exciting time to join Baird as the healthcare practice continues to grow and thrive,” said Porter. “I look forward contributing to that success as we strive to provide exemplary results for our clients.”

About Baird Global Investment Banking
Baird is a leading global investment bank focused on the middle market. 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 merger and acquisition, debt advisory and equity financing transactions. Since 2014, Baird has completed more than 540 advisory transactions, representing more than nearly $150 billion in transaction value, and 424 financings, raising more than $110 billion. Committed to being a great place to work, Baird ranked No. 16 on FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2019 – its 16th consecutive year on the list. 

About Baird
Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2019, Baird is an employee-owned, international wealth management, asset management, investment banking/capital markets, and private equity firm with offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. Baird has approximately 3,500 associates serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients and more than $208 billion in client assets as of Dec. 31, 2018. Committed to being a great workplace, Baird ranked No. 16 on FORTUNE’s 2019 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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