Baird is pleased to announce that Spencer DePree has joined its Global Investment Banking business as a Director on the firm’s Global Consumer team, covering the Food & Beverage sector.

DePree comes to Baird from BMO Capital Markets where he was a Director in the firm’s Food, Consumer & Retail Investment Banking group. During his 11 years at BMO, Spencer sourced, developed and managed a robust set of relationships across the Food & Beverage sector and led execution across a range of M&A and capital markets advisory assignments. Prior to BMO, Spencer held roles in portfolio management and direct investments at LaSalle Capital Group and Booth Creek Management Corporation, respectively. He began his career at Coleman Natural Foods.

DePree has a bachelor’s degree in Economics and History from Vanderbilt University and his MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.

Baird’s Global Consumer team has deep sector knowledge, frequent dialogue with key industry participants and investors, and robust deal flow provide the team with unique insight into the sectors served worldwide. The senior Consumer team has completed nearly 250 M&A and financing transactions in the past decade. To learn more about Baird’s Consumer platform, visit the firm’s microsite.

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