LONDON, 11 May 2016 – Baird, an employee-owned, international financial services firm, today announced that it was named the 2016 “European Corporate Finance House of the Year”at the recent Private Equity Awards hosted by Real Deals at the Hilton Park Lane in London.
The Private Equity Awards are among the oldest and most respected accolades given to those who work in the private equity industry and those who advise it. To earn this honor, a panel of private equity investor judges selected Baird as the firm that had demonstrated the most growth and success serving private equity firms on a pan-European basis during 2015.
“We are incredibly honoured to receive this award and be recognised for our work with private equity clients in Europe,” said David Silver, Head of European Investment Banking at Baird. “This accolade is a testament to the teamwork and global coordination that our investment banking group leverages on behalf of our clients every day. It’s also a reflection of the trusted partnerships we have with those private equity clients.”
In its nomination for the award, Baird highlighted several successes from its investment banking business in Europe in 2015, which included:
- Baird significantly increased its market share in Europe in 2015, with 50% annual growth in deal count and 133% annual growth in deal value.
- During 2015, Baird achieved a notably higher average sell-side multiple for its private equity clients than the average sell-side multiple for the European middle market.
- Despite a choppy and underwhelming year in the underlying M&A market, Baird invested in talent, adding four new Managing Directors in Europe to enhance its presence in the region and increase the head count for the firm’s European Investment Banking team by 30%.
Baird is an employee-owned, international wealth management, capital markets, private equity and asset management firm with offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. Established in 1919, Baird has approximately 3,300 associates serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients. Baird has more than $151billion in client assets. Committed to being a great place to work, Baird ranked No. 6 on FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2016 – its 13th consecutive year on the list. Baird’s principal operating subsidiaries are Robert W. Baird & Co. 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. Robert W. Baird Limited and Baird Capital Partners Europe Limited are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.For more information, please visit Baird’s Web site at www.bairdeurope.com.
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