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 7 others.

Baird Capital’s most common sectors for investment arebusiness services (15%) and information technology (11%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (39%) and growth capital (23%). 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 (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 Activity125
    • M&A Buy Activity75
    • M&A Sell Activity50
  • Total Sectors Invested 25
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 56
  • M&A Advisors 6

Baird Capital

Baird Capital

227 West Monroe Street, Suite 1900,
Chicago, Illinois 60606
United States
(888) 792-0477
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, Nordic, Asia/Pacific

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 10 100
Target EBITDA 5 -
Investment Size 15 50
Enterprise Value 25 125
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (2.4/yr) # 63 4 5 3 - - 75
vol $85M $85M
Sell (1.8/yr) # 41 1 2 6 - - 50
vol $1.2B $50M $1.2B
  125

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
R2integrated 2022-12-15 - Trade Sale
Baltimore, Maryland · www.r2integrated.com
Tellius, Inc. 2022-10-20 - Venture
Herndon, Virginia · www.tellius.com
Sloan Company, Inc. 2022-10-17 - Trade Sale
San Angelo, Texas · www.sloanled.com
NAC Marketing Co. LLC 2022-07-01 - Unknown
Hauppauge, New York · www.newvitality.com
Cleanwater1, Inc. 2022-06-15 - Growth Capital
Milpitas, California · www.cleanwater1.com
Crisp Thinking Group Ltd. 2022-05-31 - Trade Sale
Leeds, United Kingdom · www.crispthinking.com
OncoHealth 2022-05-09 - Secondary Sale
Atlanta, Georgia · www.oncohealth.us
Quiq 2022-04-12 - Venture
Bozeman, Montana · www.quiq.com
Vitalyst LLC 2022-02-01 50M USD Trade Sale
Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania · www.vitalyst.com
Vodori, Inc. 2021-09-21 - Venture
Chicago, Illinois · www.vodori.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 2 (11%) - 11 (15%) 85M (100%)
Information Technology 4 (22%) - 8 (11%) -
Medical Products 2 (11%) - 7 (9%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (6%) - 6 (8%) -
Manufacturing - - 5 (7%) -
Software 3 (17%) - 5 (7%) -
Automotive - - 4 (5%) -
Internet Software and Services 3 (17%) - 4 (5%) -
Life Science 1 (6%) - 4 (5%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 2 (3%) -
Machinery 1 (6%) - 2 (3%) -
Plastics - - 2 (3%) -
Semiconductors - - 2 (3%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 2 (3%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (1%) -
Communications - - 1 (1%) -
Consumer Products - - 1 (1%) -
Consumer Services 1 (6%) - 1 (1%) -
E-Commerce - - 1 (1%) -
Education - - 1 (1%) -
Furniture - - 1 (1%) -
Marketing - - 1 (1%) -
Packaging - - 1 (1%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (1%) -
Staffing - - 1 (1%) -
Total 18 - 75 $85M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 16 (89%) - 63 (84%) 85M (100%)
  Wisconsin 2 (11%) - 13 (17%) 85M (100%)
  Illinois 2 (11%) - 6 (8%) -
  Pennsylvania 2 (11%) - 5 (7%) -
  Florida 1 (6%) - 4 (5%) -
  Texas 1 (6%) - 4 (5%) -
  California 2 (11%) - 3 (4%) -
  New York 1 (6%) - 3 (4%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (6%) - 3 (4%) -
  Ohio - - 3 (4%) -
  New Jersey - - 3 (4%) -
  Indiana - - 2 (3%) -
  Maryland - - 2 (3%) -
  Idaho 1 (6%) - 1 (1%) -
  Virginia 1 (6%) - 1 (1%) -
  Nebraska 1 (6%) - 1 (1%) -
  Montana 1 (6%) - 1 (1%) -
  Georgia - - 1 (1%) -
  Colorado - - 1 (1%) -
  Utah - - 1 (1%) -
  North Carolina - - 1 (1%) -
  Nevada - - 1 (1%) -
  Minnesota - - 1 (1%) -
  Michigan - - 1 (1%) -
  Kansas - - 1 (1%) -
China 1 (6%) - 7 (9%) -
United Kingdom - - 3 (4%) -
Malaysia 1 (6%) - 1 (1%) -
Taiwan - - 1 (1%) -
Domestic 16 (89%) - 63 (84%) 85M (100%)
Cross-border 2 (11%) - 12 (16%) -
Total 18 - 75 $85M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (6%) - 29 (39%) 85M (100%)
Growth Capital 7 (39%) - 17 (23%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 10 (13%) -
Venture 8 (44%) - 10 (13%) -
Divestiture 1 (6%) - 4 (5%) -
Recapitalization - - 3 (4%) -
Consolidation - - 1 (1%) -
Going Private 1 (6%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 18 - 75 $85M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 19 (38%) 183M (15%)
Secondary Sale 14 (28%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 12 (24%) 1.0B (85%)
IPO 4 (8%) -
Unknown 1 (2%) -
Total 50 $1.2B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Lincoln International
2
Edgemont Capital Partners LP
1
Raymond James - Investment Banking
1
Legal Deals
Jones Day
1
Taylor Wessing
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)
13%
10 (13%)
Strategic(s)
5%
4 (5%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
28%
14 (28%)
Strategic(s)
62%
31 (62%)

FAQ

When was Baird Capital founded?

Baird Capital was founded in 1989.

What type of investor is Baird Capital?

Baird Capital is a private equity firm.

Where is Baird Capital headquartered?

Baird Capital is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

How much capital does Baird Capital have under management?

Baird Capital has 3.1B USD under management.

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