London, 30 May, 2023 – Baird, an employee-owned, international financial services firm, announced today that Pat Guerin has joined the firm’s Global Investment Banking business as Managing Director and Co-Head of Global M&A. Based in London, Guerin will be a senior member of the European Investment Banking team and leverage his 30-plus years of investment banking experience to provide additional M&A origination and execution expertise to Baird’s growing franchise in Europe.

Guerin joins Baird from Barclays’ London office where he spent the past six years – first as the Head of Sellside M&A and most recently as the Head of TMT M&A focused on the EMEA region. Throughout his career, he has lived and worked in London, New York, San Francisco, Hong Kong and Toronto. Prior to Barclays, Guerin was the U.S. Head of Mergers & Acquisitions at Jefferies, based in New York, and before that, the Global Head of Sales & Divestitures at Citigroup. He also spent 12 years with UBS and its predecessor firms, culminating in the role of Joint Head of EMEA M&A. Guerin also spent six years in investment banking roles at J.P. Morgan. He graduated from the School of Business at Queen’s University at Kingston, Canada.

“High-quality M&A advice and top-tier execution capabilities are hallmarks of the Baird Global Investment Banking brand,” said Brian McDonagh, Co-Head of Global Investment Banking at Baird. “Pat is recognized as one of the most accomplished M&A bankers in Europe. His extensive, global career, built around distinguished M&A expertise with particularly strong sellside credentials and an incredible commitment to serving his clients, will be a tremendous complement and addition to our global M&A offering.”

“We are thrilled that Pat has chosen to continue his esteemed career at Baird,” said Brian Doyal, Co-Head of Baird Global Investment Banking. “His exceptional reputation and level of experience provides a significant advantage to Baird and our Global M&A team as we solidify Baird as the premier, global, M&A advisor and continue expanding our franchise in Europe. With his additional leadership, we will be even better positioned for future growth and success.” 

“I am delighted to join Baird’s Global M&A practice,” said Guerin. “I was very attracted to the firm’s growing platform. I share Baird’s commitment to excellence and the team’s ambition to be the best M&A advisory business globally. I look forward to working in close partnership with the rest of the team to continue to capturing market share.”

Baird continues to make significant investments in and realize success through its European investment banking platform. The firm recently doubled the size of its flagship London office to accommodate its growing team in the market. The business expanded its coverage in certain growth sectors in Europe, welcoming senior Healthcare, Consumer, Industrial and Technology & Services bankers in London and Frankfurt recently. Additionally, in January, the bank announced a strategic alliance with Arcano, an independent financial advisory and asset management firm based in Spain, enhancing each bank’s respective M&A offerings by leveraging the firms’ combined geographic presence, client relationships and industry expertise.

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 2018, Baird has completed nearly 800 advisory transactions, representing $335 billion in transaction value, and more than 400 financings, raising $181 billion.

About Baird

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. 23 on the 2023 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list – its 20th 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.

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