Baird Global Investment Banking Announces Alexander Mejia, Jeremy Duksin as Co-Heads of New Global GP Solutions Group
New York, Dec. 15, 2022 – Baird, an employee-owned, international financial services firm, today announced that Alexander (Alex) Mejia has joined as Managing Director and Co-Head of its new Global General Partnership (GP) Solutions Group, further expanding the advisory services it provides to its private equity clients. Mejia will co-lead this new team alongside Jeremy Duksin, who is set to join Baird in February as Managing Director and Co-Head of the Global GP Solutions Group. Mejia and Duksin will be based in New York City and report to Baird’s Co-Heads of Global Investment Banking, Brian Doyal and Brian McDonagh.
Establishing the GP Solutions offering enables Baird to capitalize on the rapidly growing private equity secondary and co-investment markets, advising GPs as they increasingly access the secondary market and other flexible sources of capital to optimize their assets and portfolios. Under Mejia and Duksin’s leadership, Baird intends to deliver the full suite of GP secondary market solutions in a highly integrated way with its financial sponsor coverage and industry team expertise.
Mejia joins Baird from Goldman Sachs where he was a Managing Director and Head of Goldman’s Secondary Market Advisory team. He has over 20 years of investment banking experience, primarily advising financial sponsor clients on single and multi-asset continuation funds, tender offers, equity strip sales and other GP-initiated transaction structures. Before Goldman Sachs, Mejia was a Managing Director at Lazard Freres & Co. in the Private Capital Advisory business where he specialized on GP-initiated transactions. He also served as the Chief Operating Officer of the business unit. Earlier in his career he held advisory roles in Credit Suisse’s Private Equity Group and the Bank of New York’s M&A Group. Mejia holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Vanderbilt University.
Duksin will join Baird from Credit Suisse where he was a Managing Director and Global Head of Capital Solutions, an area within the firm’s Private Fund Group. Jeremey has advised on over 80 GP secondary and co-investment transactions over the past 11 years and has significant expertise and transaction experience across all GP-led secondary solutions. Prior to joining Credit Suisse, Duksin spent several years with Lehman Brothers working in the firm’s Investment Banking, Investment Management and Principal Investing divisions. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from New York University.
We are thrilled that Alex and Jeremy have decided to join our Global Investment Banking team. They bring extensive GP secondary market expertise and transaction experience to our platform and will allow us to deliver best-in-class GP advisory solutions to our PE clients.Brian Doyal, Co-Head of Global Investment Banking
Baird is incredibly excited to have attracted such a talented and accomplished team to lead our Global GP Solutions effort. We look forward to supporting Alex and Jeremy as they build what we believe will be a highly differentiated effort committed to providing trusted, expert advice to our private equity clients.Brian McDonagh, Co-Head of Global Investment Banking
I'm excited to partner with Jeremy, who I’ve known for over a decade, to establish Baird’s new Global GP Solutions Group. Baird’s strong culture of teamwork and collaboration and the quality and depth of the firm’s relationships create a unique opportunity for us to provide a full suite of GP solutions with clients benefiting from our integrated product, industry and financial sponsor coverage approach.Alex Mejia, Managing Director and Co-Head Global General Partnership (GP) Solutions Group
About Baird Global Investment Banking
Baird is a leading global investment bank serving the M&A, equity capital markets, capital advisory and restructuring needs of its clients throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. Since 2017, Baird has completed more than 700 advisory transactions, representing nearly $255 billion in transaction value, and nearly 500 financings, raising $195 billion.
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 4,800 associates serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients and more than $360 billion in client assets as of June 30, 2022. 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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