NEW YORK CITY – January 19, 2022 Baird, an employee-owned, international financial services firm, announced today that Eli G. Silverman has joined the firm’s Global Investment Banking business as Director in Baird’s newly-established Restructuring Advisory Group . Eli will be based in New York and will partner with Durc Savini, Global Head of Restructuring Advisory, to further enhance the restructuring advisory practice at the firm and to focus primarily on advising corporate and financial sponsor clients on their capital structure-related challenges.

Silverman’s career encompasses nearly ten years of advising companies on financial restructuring, liability management, M&A and debt and equity capital raising transactions across a wide variety of industries, as well as nearly five years as an investor in distressed situations. Prior to joining Baird, Silverman was a Director in the Restructuring Group at Lazard. He also spent several years at Z Capital Partners as a member of their investment team and was previously an Associate in the Restructuring Group at Blackstone. Prior to Blackstone, Silverman worked in real estate private equity at Colony Capital and was an Analyst at UBS Investment Bank. Silverman received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Duke University and an MBA with a concentration in finance from Columbia Business School.

“We are thrilled that Eli is joining our growing team,” said Durc Savini, “His expertise and experience advising on high-profile restructurings across a range of industries and geographies will be invaluable as we continue to grow our restructuring practice at Baird. Eli is a great addition to the team--I’m excited for all that’s ahead!”

Brian McDonagh, Co-Head of Baird Global Investment Banking, added: “We are very pleased to add top talent to our expanding Global Restructuring Advisory Group. Following a record year for our business, we look forward to continuing to make investments in our global platform that strengthen the services we provide to our clients.”

Baird’s new Restructuring Advisory Group launched late last year with the appointment of Durc Savini. Baird’s Global Investment Banking group achieved its best-ever year of revenues in 2021, completing more than 400 financing and advisory transactions.

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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 $385 billion in client assets as of June 30, 2021. Committed to being a great workplace, Baird ranked No. 32 on the 2021 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list – its 18th consecutive year on the list. Baird is the marketing name of Baird Financial Group. Baird’s principal operating subsidiaries are Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated and Baird Trust Company 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.