Baird Global Investment Banking Expands Equity Capital Markets Team
Renn Anderson and Tom Schadewald join the firm in Portland and Milwaukee, respectively
PORTLAND/MILWAUKEE– May 19, 2022 – Baird, an employee-owned, international financial services firm, announced today that Renn Anderson and Tom Schadewald have joined Baird’s Global Investment Banking business on the Equity Capital Markets team. Anderson, Managing Director, is based in Baird’s Portland, Ore. office, and Schadewald, Director, is based in Baird’s Milwaukee, Wis. office.
The addition of Anderson and Schadewald underscores the ongoing expansion of Baird’s Equity Capital Markets Investment Banking team. Anderson, most recently a Director in Technology Equity Capital Markets with KeyBanc Capital Markets, will work closely with Managing Director Macie House and focus on Baird’s Technology & Services origination efforts. Schadewald, most recently a Director in Equity Capital Markets with UBS Investment Bank, will broadly support overall financing transaction work.
“We are very pleased to welcome both Renn and Tom to Baird,” said Peter Kies, Baird Global Investment Banking’s Head of Equity Capital Markets. “Their breadth of experience and strong commitment to client service will complement our existing Equity Capital Markets platform and demonstrate to clients that our collective knowledge and experience are unmatched.”
Anderson brings more than 14 years of Technology Equity Capital Markets experience and has participated in the origination and execution of more than 300 initial public offerings, follow-ons and converts. He started his career at Pacific Crest Securities, a technology-dedicated investment bank. Anderson earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration, and graduated summa cum laude from the Lundquist College of Business Honors Program at the University of Oregon.
Schadewald brings nearly a decade of experience in investment banking across both Equity Capital Markets and corporate finance advisory. He joins from UBS Investment Bank where he was a Director in Equity Capital Markets and led the effort to grow out the firm’s SPAC and capital markets advisory businesses. He started his career at Deutsche Bank Securities in Equity Capital Markets focused on financial institutions. Schadewald holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Harvard College.
Baird’s Technology & Services Equity Capital Markets team was highly productive, reaching record offering activity and advising clients across multiple verticals in 2021. Baird completed 20+ Technology & Services IPOs in 2021 and reached a 2x increase in IPO and follow-on offering volume, compared to 2020. Baird’s overall Equity Capital Markets platform was recognized as an advisor of choice and served as a bookrunner or lead manager on more than half of 2021 transactions.
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