Baird Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Baird Capital has acquired 1 company. It has also invested in 15 others.

Baird Capital’s most common sectors for investment arebusiness services (15%) and information technology (10%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (38%) and growth capital (28%). In total, Baird Capital has invested in 24 US states and 5 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2004 when it acquired Erdman for $85M.

In the last 3 years, Baird Capital has exited 8 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (61%). Baird Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2008 when it sold Erdman for $247M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity129
    • M&A Buy Activity81
    • M&A Sell Activity48
  • Total Sectors Invested 28
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 51
  • M&A Advisors 7

Baird Capital

777 East Wisconsin Avenue,
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
United States
(800) 792-2473
www.bairdcapital.com

Baird Capital Partners (BCP) is the US private equity arm of Baird Private Equity. BCP makes investments in middle-market companies based in the US. BCP targets companies valued between $25 and $125 million and looks to invest between $15 and $35 million of equity per transaction. BCP focuses on three primary areas including business services (transaction processing, process outsourcing, professional services), healthcare (outsourcing services, medical products, contract manufacturing), and manufactured products (industrial/commercial, specialty consumer, distribution). BCP is affiliated with Baird Capital Partners Europe, Baird Capital Partners Asia, Baird Venture Partners, and Granville Baird Capital Partners. Baird Capital Partners is based in Chicago, Illinois.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Automotive, Business Services, Communications, Construction, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Education, Electrical Equipment, Environmental, Furniture, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marketing, Medical Products, Packaging, Plastics, Retail, Safety/Security, Semiconductors, Staffing, Test/Measurement Equipment

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Consolidation, Divestiture, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Acquisition Financing, Venture

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Canada, United Kingdom, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Asia/Pacific

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - 150
Target EBITDA 5 -
Investment Size 15 35
Enterprise Value 25 125
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 T
Buy (3.6/yr) # 63 2 7 5 4 - 81
vol $85M $85M
Sell (2.0/yr) # 38 2 1 2 5 - 48
vol $1.2B $50M $1.2B
  129

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
R2integrated 2022-12-15 - Add-on Acquisition
Baltimore, Maryland · www.r2integrated.com
Tellius, Inc. 2022-10-20 - Venture
Reston, Virginia · www.tellius.com
NAC Marketing Co. LLC 2022-07-01 - Unknown
Hauppauge, New York · www.newvitality.com
UGSI Solutions, Inc. 2022-06-15 - Growth Capital
Milpitas, California · www.ugsicorp.com
Crisp Thinking Group Ltd. 2022-05-31 - Add-on Acquisition
Leeds, United Kingdom · www.crispthinking.com
OncoHealth 2022-05-09 - Secondary Buyout
Atlanta, Georgia · www.oncohealth.us
Quiq 2022-04-12 - Venture
Bozeman, Montana · www.quiq.com
Vitalyst LLC 2022-02-01 50M USD Add-on Acquisition
Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania · www.vitalyst.com
Subsea Technology & Rentals 2022-01-18 - Growth Capital
Aberdeen, United Kingdom · www.str-subsea.com
Vodori 2021-09-21 - Venture
Chicago, Illinois · www.vodori.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 4 (14%) - 12 (15%) 85M (100%)
Information Technology 4 (14%) - 8 (10%) -
Medical Products 3 (11%) - 7 (9%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (4%) - 6 (7%) -
Internet Software and Services 4 (14%) - 5 (6%) -
Manufacturing - - 5 (6%) -
Software 3 (11%) - 5 (6%) -
Automotive - - 4 (5%) -
Life Science 1 (4%) - 4 (5%) -
Aerospace 2 (7%) - 2 (2%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (4%) - 2 (2%) -
Machinery 1 (4%) - 2 (2%) -
Plastics - - 2 (2%) -
Semiconductors - - 2 (2%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 2 (2%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (1%) -
Communications - - 1 (1%) -
Consumer Products - - 1 (1%) -
Consumer Services 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
E-Commerce - - 1 (1%) -
Education 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Furniture - - 1 (1%) -
Marine 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Marketing - - 1 (1%) -
Packaging - - 1 (1%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (1%) -
Staffing - - 1 (1%) -
Utilities 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 28 - 81 $85M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 19 (68%) - 64 (79%) 85M (100%)
  Wisconsin 2 (7%) - 13 (16%) 85M (100%)
  Illinois 2 (7%) - 6 (7%) -
  California 4 (14%) - 5 (6%) -
  Massachusetts 2 (7%) - 4 (5%) -
  Florida 1 (4%) - 4 (5%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (4%) - 4 (5%) -
  Ohio - - 4 (5%) -
  New York 1 (4%) - 3 (4%) -
  New Jersey - - 3 (4%) -
  Texas 1 (4%) - 2 (2%) -
  Indiana - - 2 (2%) -
  Maryland - - 2 (2%) -
  Idaho 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
  Virginia 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
  Utah 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
  Nebraska 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
  Montana 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
  Georgia - - 1 (1%) -
  Colorado - - 1 (1%) -
  North Carolina - - 1 (1%) -
  Nevada - - 1 (1%) -
  Minnesota - - 1 (1%) -
  Michigan - - 1 (1%) -
  Kansas - - 1 (1%) -
United Kingdom 5 (18%) - 8 (10%) -
China 3 (11%) - 7 (9%) -
Malaysia 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Taiwan - - 1 (1%) -
Domestic 19 (68%) - 64 (79%) 85M (100%)
Cross-border 9 (32%) - 17 (21%) -
Total 28 - 81 $85M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (11%) - 30 (37%) 85M (100%)
Growth Capital 13 (46%) - 22 (27%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (4%) - 10 (12%) -
Venture 8 (29%) - 10 (12%) -
Divestiture 2 (7%) - 4 (5%) -
Recapitalization - - 3 (4%) -
Consolidation - - 1 (1%) -
Going Private 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 28 - 81 $85M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 17 (35%) 183M (15%)
Secondary Sale 14 (29%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 12 (25%) 1.0B (85%)
IPO 4 (8%) -
Unknown 1 (2%) -
Total 48 $1.2B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Lincoln International
2
Harris Williams & Co.
1
Edgemont Capital Partners LP
1
Legal Deals
Eversheds LLP
2
Jones Day
1
Taylor Wessing LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $85M
TOTAL $85M
Largest Erdman Corp.
$85M (2004-01-01)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 6 $1.0B
< $100M 4 $210M
TOTAL $1.2B
Largest Erdman Corp.
$247M (2008-03-13)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
12%
10 (12%)
Strategic(s)
5%
4 (5%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
29%
14 (29%)
Strategic(s)
60%
29 (60%)

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