CHICAGO, Jan. 17, 2020 – Baird, an employee-owned, international wealth management, asset management, investment banking/capital markets and private equity firm, today announced that its Global Investment Banking business achieved strong results in 2019. Highlights for the year include: 

  • Achieving the second-highest year of revenues in Baird Global Investment Banking history;
  • Completing more than 200 advisory and financing transactions globally, with increases in M&A volume, equity capital raised and number of debt advisory transactions from last year;
  • Expanding the team, adding and deepening coverage in sub-sectors, geographies and product areas  – Baird’s franchise now includes nearly 400 investment bankers around the world;
  • Completing sell-side transactions involving 35 new financial sponsor clients; and
  • Ending the year with the business’ best quarter performance ever in Q4 and record level of engagements entering 2020.

"We are proud to enter this new year with terrific momentum and the largest and most talented group of bankers we have ever had," said Brian McDonagh, Co-Head of Baird Global Investment Banking. 'More importantly, our client and employee-focused culture combined with our global capabilities and unsurpassed teamwork, uniquely position us for tremendous long-term success."

Brian Doyal, Co-Head of Baird Global Investment Banking, added, "Our strong performance this year is a testament to both the talent and focus of our team and the trust that clients continue to place in us. We look forward to continuing to generate great outcomes for our clients, grow our business and nurture our unique culture with this tremendously strong global team we have in place."

About Baird Global Investment Banking

Baird is a leading global investment bank focused on the middle market. Nearly 400 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. 16 on FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2019 – its 16th consecutive year on the list.

About Baird

Putting clients first since 1919, 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 4,500 associates serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients and $285 billion in client assets as of June 30, 2019. 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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