New Managing Director to Lead European Healthcare Coverage from London


LONDON – Oct. 26, 2020 Baird, an employee-owned, international financial services firm, announced today that Andrew Nicholson has joined the firm’s Global Investment Banking business as Managing Director on its Global Healthcare Investment Banking team.He will lead Baird’s European Healthcare Banking coverage and be based out of the firm’s London office.

Nicholson comes to Baird from KPMG where he founded KPMG’s Healthcare M&A team and spent the last 14 years working in M&A leadership roles including UK Head of Healthcare M&A and UK Head of M&A. Andrew has led a number of notable recent transactions, including: the sale of CARE Fertility to Silverfleet Capital, the sale of City & County to Graphite Capital, the sale of European Care to Varde and DE Shaw, and the sale of Healthcare Homes to Omega Healthcare Investors, among others. Prior to KPMG, Nicholson held a corporate finance role at Rothschild. He also served as Corporate Development Director at Robinia, a Bridgepoint-backed company that cares for adults with learning disabilities., and set-up and sold his own elderly care business. Nicholson has been recognised by HealthInvestor as “The Most Influential M&A Advisor”. He holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Bristol and is a qualified Chartered Accountant. 

“We are thrilled that Andrew is joining our team,” said Rob Andrews, Co-Head of Baird Global Healthcare Investment Banking. “With his experience as both a healthcare advisor and operator, Andrew offers unique perspectives and advice to our clients. His deep knowledge of the industry and significant transaction experience with a broad group of healthcare names will both enhance and complement Baird’s existing coverage. His addition to the team and leadership in the UK and Europe will strengthen further our cross-border capabilities.”

Bill Suddath, Co-Head of Baird Global Healthcare Investment Banking, added: “Baird’s Global Healthcare practice continues to achieve great success and expanding our European and Healthcare coverage remains a significant area of focus and investment for our business. We are excited to add Andrew to our incredible European team and continue on our current trajectory of upward momentum serving companies and investors in the global healthcare market.”

“I am so pleased to join Baird, especially at a time of strong growth for the group’s Healthcare practice,” said Nicholson. “Despite the challenges that COVID-19 has presented worldwide, I look forward to bringing my knowledge and experience to this highly respected team, as we work to provide outstanding results for our clients, both current and future.”

Baird’s Global Healthcare platform includes more than 35 investment bankers, who have completed 150 healthcare M&A and financing transactions since 2017; 19 Equity Research Analysts covering nearly 150 healthcare stocks; and a dedicated Equity Sales & Trading team that makes a market in approximately 600 healthcare stocks and has traded more than 650 million shares of those stocks in the last twelve months. Baird also recently hosted its annual Healthcare conference. Although it was in a virtual format this year, the conference featured more than 135 presenting companies, 1,700 attendees and 2,300 one-on-one meetings.

About Baird Global Investment Banking

Baird is a leading global investment bank focused on the middle market with nearly 350 banking professionals in the U.S., Europe and Asia. We 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 2015, Baird has completed almost 580 advisory transactions, representing more than $167 billion in transaction value, and nearly 360 financings, raising more than $112 billion. Committed to being a great place to work, Baird ranked No. 13 on FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2020 – its 17th 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 4,600 associates serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients and more than $305 billion in client assets as of December 31, 2019. Committed to being a great workplace, Baird ranked No. 13 on the 2020 Fortune 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 www.rwbaird.com.