Baird Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Baird Capital has acquired 3 companies. It has also invested in 12 others.

Baird Capital’s most common sectors for investment arebusiness services (17%) and information technology (11%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (41%) and growth capital (28%). In total, Baird Capital has invested in 20 US states and 6 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2004 when it acquired Erdman for $85M.

In the last 3 years, Baird Capital has exited 4 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (62%). 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 Activity116
    • M&A Buy Activity74
    • M&A Sell Activity42
  • Total Sectors Invested 27
  • Total Countries Invested 6
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 48
  • 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 ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (3.8/yr) # 55 4 3 2 6 4 74
vol $85M $85M
Sell (0.8/yr) # 38 - - 2 - 2 42
vol $1.2B $1.2B
  116

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Virtual Event Place, Inc. 2021-06-28 - Growth Capital
Waukesha, Wisconsin · www.forj.ai
Crayon Group Holding AS 2021-05-04 - Venture
Oslo, Norway · www.crayon.com
Azzur Group LLC 2021-04-26 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Waltham, Massachusetts · www.azzur.com
Collingwood Lighting 2021-02-16 - Secondary Buyout
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom · www.collingwoodlighting.com
Prescient Healthcare Group (UK) Ltd. 2021-01-20 - Secondary Buyout
London, United Kingdom · www.prescienthg.com
Jumpcode Genomics 2021-01-12 - Venture
San Diego, California · www.jumpcodegenomics.com
HSP Group, Inc. 2020-12-03 - Growth Capital
Naples, Florida · www.hsp.com
Upfront Healthcare 2020-11-17 - Growth Capital
Chicago, Illinois · www.upfronthealthcare.com
Blue Matter Consulting LLC 2020-09-01 - Growth Capital
San Francisco, California · www.bluematterconsulting.com
eCube Solutions Ltd. 2020-08-20 - Growth Capital
Barry, United Kingdom · www.ecube.aero
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 4 (15%) - 12 (16%) 85M (100%)
Information Technology 5 (19%) - 8 (11%) -
Medical Products 2 (7%) - 6 (8%) -
Healthcare Services 2 (7%) - 5 (7%) -
Manufacturing - - 5 (7%) -
Automotive - - 4 (5%) -
Life Science 1 (4%) - 4 (5%) -
Software 3 (11%) - 4 (5%) -
Internet Software and Services 2 (7%) - 3 (4%) -
Aerospace 2 (7%) - 2 (3%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
Plastics - - 2 (3%) -
Semiconductors - - 2 (3%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 2 (3%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (1%) -
Communications - - 1 (1%) -
Consumer Products 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Consumer Services 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
E-Commerce - - 1 (1%) -
Education 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Furniture - - 1 (1%) -
Machinery - - 1 (1%) -
Marketing 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Packaging - - 1 (1%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (1%) -
Staffing - - 1 (1%) -
Utilities 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 27 - 74 $85M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 16 (59%) - 57 (77%) 85M (100%)
  Wisconsin 2 (7%) - 13 (18%) 85M (100%)
  Illinois 1 (4%) - 5 (7%) -
  California 3 (11%) - 4 (5%) -
  Pennsylvania 2 (7%) - 4 (5%) -
  New York 2 (7%) - 4 (5%) -
  Florida 1 (4%) - 4 (5%) -
  Ohio - - 4 (5%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (4%) - 3 (4%) -
  Texas 1 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
  Maryland 1 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
  Indiana - - 2 (3%) -
  New Jersey - - 2 (3%) -
  Idaho 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
  Utah 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
  Colorado - - 1 (1%) -
  North Carolina - - 1 (1%) -
  Nevada - - 1 (1%) -
  Minnesota - - 1 (1%) -
  Michigan - - 1 (1%) -
  Kansas - - 1 (1%) -
United Kingdom 5 (19%) - 7 (9%) -
China 4 (15%) - 7 (9%) -
Malaysia 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Norway 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Taiwan - - 1 (1%) -
Domestic 16 (59%) - 57 (77%) 85M (100%)
Cross-border 11 (41%) - 17 (23%) -
Total 27 - 74 $85M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (15%) - 30 (41%) 85M (100%)
Growth Capital 12 (44%) - 20 (27%) -
Secondary Buyout 3 (11%) - 10 (14%) -
Venture 5 (19%) - 5 (7%) -
Divestiture 2 (7%) - 4 (5%) -
Recapitalization - - 3 (4%) -
Consolidation - - 1 (1%) -
Going Private 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 27 - 74 $85M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 14 (33%) 133M (11%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 12 (29%) 1.0B (89%)
Secondary Sale 12 (29%) -
IPO 4 (10%) -
Total 42 $1.2B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Lincoln International
2
Raymond James - Investment Banking
1
Harris Williams & Co.
1
Legal Deals
Taylor Wessing LLP
1
Jones Day
1
Eversheds 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 3 $159M
TOTAL $1.2B
Largest Erdman Corp.
$247M (2008-03-13)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
14%
10 (14%)
Strategic(s)
5%
4 (5%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
29%
12 (29%)
Strategic(s)
62%
26 (62%)

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