Raised and Managed
Since Baird Capital's inception in 1989, we have raised $3.3 billion and invested in nearly 300 companies.
Baird Capital's global team, based in our offices in the U.S., U.K. and China, includes 56 investment, operating and support professionals.
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Baird Capital makes venture capital, growth equity and buyout investments in smaller, high-potential companies. We strategically focus our efforts on three sectors – Industrial Solutions, Technology & Services, and Healthcare – to identify and partner with promising businesses across the U.S., Europe and Asia. We work alongside management teams and entrepreneurs with the shared goal of building businesses into great companies. Today, our 57 portfolio companies have combined revenues of $1.8 billion and more than 11,500 employees.
A Collaborative Partner
Since our inception in 1989, Baird Capital has developed a global platform with investment expertise, deep sector knowledge and extensive operating resources designed to help executives and entrepreneurs achieve their business goals. As a global private equity firm with an on-the-ground presence on three continents, we believe Baird Capital is uniquely positioned to help high-growth companies compete in the international marketplace.
ACTIVE PORTFOLIO COMPANIES
Our global team of 56 investment, operating and support professionals collaborate across their respective areas of expertise to share knowledge and generate investment and operating ideas in an effort to help our portfolio companies grow and thrive. And when appropriate, we leverage the expertise of Baird's Equity Research and Global Investment Banking professionals to gain additional insight and perspective on potential market opportunities.
We not only invest in companies – we seek businesses where we can provide resources, expertise and relationships that support their growth. In addition to our sector-focused investment teams, our Portfolio Operations group provides additional support to our portfolio companies. These operational experts work closely with company management teams to deliver best practices, find opportunities for efficiencies and develop human capital and international expansion strategies – powerful resources that companies may not be able to access on their own. Each of our portfolio companies also benefits from our global relationship network and the insight of our operating partners. This combination of sector, investment and operating expertise enables us to serve as a true partner for growth companies.
We focused on taking advantage of a seller's market in 2016, while at the same time making prudent, disciplined investment decisions in 2016's slow-growth, high-valuation environment. In total, we realized approximately $256 million, primarily from the exit of 10 investments, and deployed $50 million in six new investments. Additionally, we made investments to support the growth of many of our portfolio companies by making 20 follow-on investments totaling $22 million.