London, 12 September 2023 – Baird, an employee-owned, international financial services firm, announced today that Sebastian Daumueller has joined the firm’s Global Investment Banking business as a Managing Director in the Global Technology & Services group, and Luca Noventa has joined as a Director in the Global Consumer group. Daumueller and Noventa will provide M&A origination and execution support to their respective sectors and further expand the scale and capabilities of Baird’s global team, growing the firm’s established business in Europe. Both Daumueller and Noventa will be based out of Baird’s London office.

Daumueller joins Baird from DC Advisory where he was a Managing Director and co-lead of their Technology, Media and Telecom franchise. His coverage includes software, cybersecurity, business information and data as well as adjacent sectors, including GovTech and tech-enabled services. Daumueller holds degrees in finance and international management from the International School of Management in Germany.

Noventa joins from J.P. Morgan where he was an Executive Director in their Consumer & Retail Coverage team for EMEA. His coverage and transaction experience spans various Consumer verticals with experience both in North America and EMEA. Noventa will partner with the existing senior Consumer team to serve clients across Baird’s Consumer sub-sectors. Noventa holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in corporate finance from the University of St. Gallen (HSG) in Switzerland.

“Baird continues to cement our footing in the UK and throughout Europe,” said Peter Kies, Head of Baird Global Technology & Services Investment Banking. “We are thrilled to have Sebastian join our team. Our European Technology & Services team continues to display transaction momentum, and Seb’s notable transaction experience will complement our practice well as we continue to provide the best advice and service to our clients.”   

“Luca is an excellent addition to the Baird team here in Europe,” said Maria Watts, Co-Head of Baird Global Consumer Investment Banking. “He brings broad knowledge and experience to our Consumer team, further enhancing our already valued and differentiated offering to our clients. We’re very excited about the future.”

Baird continues to make significant investments in and realize success through its European investment banking platform. Most recently, the team welcomed Pat Guerin, Managing Director and Co-Head of Global M&A, and the business continues to expand its European coverage in the Healthcare, Consumer, Industrial and Technology & Services sectors.

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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 U.S., 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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