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Baird Capital

Imagine a partner who is invested in a business alongside you.

Billion Raised and Managed

Since our inception in 1989, we have raised and managed $3.4 billion and invested in 305 companies.

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Active Portfolio Companies

8 Industrial Solutions companies

15 Healthcare companies

35 Technology & Services companies

Portrait of Baird Capital Associate
Portrait of female Baird Capital Associate
Portrait of Baird Capital Associate

Baird Capital

Baird Capital invests in high-potential companies across the U.S., U.K. and Asia. We work as one global platform, collaborating across geographies and areas of expertise to share knowledge, evaluate investments and support our global portfolio. We focus our investing in Healthcare, Industrial Solutions and Technology & Services – areas where we have the investment acumen and sector knowledge necessary to serve growing companies. At the end of 2017, our 58 portfolio companies had combined revenues of $2.2 billion and more than 13,100 employees.

Our team of 58 investment, operating and support professionals is based in offices across the U.S., U.K. and Asia.

Alignment of Interests

Our global platform supports two distinct global investment strategies. Our Global Private Equity strategy makes growth and buyout investments in key sectors within our core geographies. This flexibility enables our team to pursue compelling opportunities when and where they emerge. Our U.S. Venture Capital strategy makes early-stage investments in Healthcare and Technology & Services companies. The team focuses on pursuing companies with innovative ideas and disruptive business concepts in non-coastal geographies. In addition to providing sector expertise, our teams invest alongside our clients, creating a powerful alignment of interests and a differentiated partnership with our portfolio companies and our investors.

Baird Capital not only provides financial capital to our portfolio companies – we deliver resources, relationships and expertise to help accelerate their growth. Our global team of 58 investment, operating and support professionals works closely with one another and management teams to help our portfolio companies grow and maximize value. Our Portfolio Operations group provides additional support to our portfolio companies by helping them identify operational efficiencies, establish best practices and create opportunities for global expansion strategies. Every Baird Capital portfolio company also benefits from our global relationship network and the insight of our operating resources.

An Active Year

We completed fund raising for Baird Capital Global Fund I in June, exceeding our target of $300 million and raising $310 million. The fund makes buyout and growth equity investments in lower middle-market companies globally. Our U.S. Venture Capital team had a year of strong momentum and saw value appreciation in its portfolio. Although 2017 presented difficult conditions for capital deployment, Baird Capital continued to invest prudently in both new companies and our existing portfolio. We realized $30.2 million, and deployed $76 million in six new investments. We also supported the growth of many of our portfolio companies by making 17 follow-on investments totaling $21.7 million.