Baird Global Investment Banking Adds Ajay Bijoor to Restructuring Advisory Team
NEW YORK CITY, SEPT. 19, 2022 – Baird, an employee-owned, international financial services firm, announced today that Ajay Bijoor has joined the firm’s Global Investment Banking business as a Managing Director in Baird’s Restructuring Advisory Group. Based in New York, Bijoor will expand the scale and capabilities of Baird's growing restructuring advisory practice, which provides strategic advisory solutions to Baird’s corporate and financial sponsor clients facing capital structure challenges.
With over 20 years of investment banking and corporate finance experience, Bijoor joins Baird from DC Advisory where he co-led U.S. Debt Advisory & Restructuring as a Managing Director. Prior to DC Advisory, he was a Managing Director in the Restructuring Group at Guggenheim Securities. He also spent several years as a senior restructuring banker at Peter J. Solomon Company and Miller Buckfire & Co. and began his career at Credit Suisse First Boston. Bijoor received a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
“We are thrilled to have Ajay join Baird. His deep expertise working with companies in stressed and distressed situations across a number of industries will be a valuable addition to our Restructuring Group’s rapidly growing team of highly skilled bankers,” said Brian McDonagh, Co-Head of Baird’ Global Investment Banking.
“I am delighted Ajay is joining our team,” said Durc Savini, head of Baird’s Global Restructuring Advisory practice. “Ajay’s experience and expertise advising distressed companies complements and aligns precisely with the group’s focus to expand Baird’s strategic advisory capabilities to our clients.”
“I am excited to be joining Baird as senior member of the Restructuring Advisory Group. The firm has created a leading global investment bank, with a truly unique culture that emphasizes collaboration across the firm and a client first focus. I am also thrilled to be joining Durc again at what appears to be an opportune time for our business,” said Bijoor.
With 100 years of history, Baird has over 4,500 employees in 200 locations across the world. Baird’s Global Investment Banking business has experienced considerable growth over the past three decades, underscored by a record-breaking year in 2021, completing more than 400 transactions across several industry verticals including Consumer, Industrial, Healthcare and Technology & Services.
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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 $415 billion in client assets as of Dec. 31, 2021. Committed to being a great workplace, Baird ranked No. 27 on the 2022 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list – its 19th 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.
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