Baird Global Investment Banking adds Devansh Gupta and Christian Lang
LONDON – 27 MARCH 2023 – Baird, an employee-owned, international financial services firm, announced today that Devansh Gupta has joined the firm’s Global Investment Banking business as a Director in the Technology & Services practice, based in London, and Christian Lang has joined as Director in the Global Industrial group in Frankfurt. Gupta and Lang will expand the scale and capabilities of Baird's teams, growing the globally established business and respective sector services coverage, which provides leading M&A advisory and capital-raising services to Baird’s clients.
With over 15 years of corporate finance experience, Gupta joins Baird from Goldman Sachs where he was an Executive Director in their Tech, Media and Telecom (TMT) team. He began his corporate finance career with KPMG Corporate Finance in India, before moving to the UK in 2012 where he spent time at both KPMG TMT Corporate Finance and Barclays TMT Investment Banking. Gupta holds an MBA from London Business School, a master’s degree from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor in industrial and operations engineering and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor in electrical engineering with a minor in economics.
Lang brings over 13 years of M&A advisory expertise and experience to Baird. He joins from Oikos Group where he was a Corporate Development Director. Prior to Oikos, he spent over 10 years in M&A advisory at Alantra after beginning his career as a consultant at PWC. Lang holds a double-degree in business administration (Diplom-Kaufmann & Master Grande Ecole) from both the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and EM Strasbourg.
“We are delighted to have Devansh join our group at Baird. His extensive expertise of advising companies on fundraisings and listings, as well as leading on M&A across the TMT sector makes him a valuable addition to our team as we continue to grow to meet client demand,” said Peter Kies, Head of Baird Global Technology & Services Investment Banking.
“The addition of Christian to our growing team is very exciting,” said Joel Cohen, Co-Head of the Global Industrial Group at Baird. “Our global team ranks as one of the leading Industrial M&A advisors among all investment banks. We see great opportunity in leveraging his skills and expertise to sustain this track record.”
With 100 years of history, Baird has over 5,000 employees in 200 locations across the world. Since 2018, Baird has completed nearly 800 advisory transactions, representing more than $335 billion in transaction value, and more than 400 financings, raising $181 billion across several industry verticals including Consumer, Industrial, Healthcare and Technology & Services.
About Baird Global Investment Banking
Baird is a leading global investment bank with more than 400 banking professionals in the U.S., Europe and Asia. We provide corporations, entrepreneurs, private equity and venture capital firms with in-depth market knowledge and extensive experience in merger and acquisition, restructuring, debt advisory and equity financing transactions. Since 2018, Baird has completed nearly 800 advisory transactions, representing $335 billion in transaction value, and more than 400 financings, raising $181 billion. Committed to being a great place to work, Baird ranks No. 27 on the Fortune 2022 100 Best Companies to Work For® list – its 19th consecutive year on the list.
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 more than 5,000 associates serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients and approximately $376 billion in client assets as of December 31, 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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Eileen Force Cahill
Baird Public Relations