Sector Expertise

A Comprehensive Commitment to Global Industrial

Baird’s integrated Industrial platform serves institutional and corporate clients through dedicated and highly specialized Research, Equity TradingGlobal Investment Banking and Private Equity teams.

Research

Baird covers a diverse universe of more than 150 companies spanning key industry subsectors, including:

  • Transportation / Logistics
  • Diversified Manufacturing & Machinery
  • Global Auto & Truck
  • Industrial Distribution
  • General Industrial & Building Products
  • Advanced Industrial Equipment
  • Process Control
  • Packaging & Coatings
  • Facility & Industrial Services

We provide proprietary analysis on individual companies with focused expertise and a deep understanding of broader industry dynamics and trends. This knowledge is earned through high-quality field research, survey work, market visits and corporate field trips over a multi-year period.

Baird’s 11 senior analysts have roughly 169 years of combined Industrial sector experience and are supported by a team of 21 associate analysts.

A TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE

Greenwich Associates U.S. Equity Investors – Small-/Mid-Cap Funds, 2004-2016. Survey conducted with 96 U.S. small-cap and mid-cap fund managers. Rankings for qualitative metrics based on leading research firms in survey.

RESEARCH

"Overall research and analyst service quality"

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SALES

"Capability of sales professional or team"

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ACCESS

"Access to small-/mid-cap companies' management"

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Sales and Trading

Baird serves institutional money managers around the world by delivering our industry-leading Industrial insights. Baird’s dedicated Industrial trading team makes a market in 350 Industrial stocks. Baird’s Institutional Equity Sales team also features dedicated specialists to work with Industrial-focused funds across North America and Europe.

Corporate Access

Meeting key investors and maintaining a dialogue with existing shareholders help companies maximize share value. And connecting institutional investors around the world with superior companies that fit their specific criteria is something Baird does very well.

In addition to hosting industry-recognized investor conferences, Baird coordinated more than 520 non-deal roadshows in 2014, introducing 265 companies to qualified investors.

Global Investment Banking

The Industrial team has an established track record advising public companies, private business owners and private equity sponsors on Industrial M&A and financing transactions. Aggregate transaction value since 2011 is over $45 billion. Industrial sectors served include:

  • Agricultural / Mining Equipment
  • Automotive / Vehicle Supply
  • Building / Construction Materials
  • Commercial / Specialty Vehicle
  • Electrical Equipment
  • Energy Technology
  • Filtration / Water Treatment
  • Flow & Process Control
    (Pump / Valve / Motor / Hydraulic)
  • General Industrial
  • Industrial Services
  • Metals & Metals Processing
  • Machinery / Capital Goods
  • Packaging
  • Plastic / Polymer Processing
  • Specialty Chemical
  • Test & Measurement Equipment
  • Transportation
  • Transportation Equipment

View our recent M&A and Equity transactions.

Baird's global investment banking and financial sponsor coverage provides an extensive network of relationships that benefit our clients.

Baird Capital

Baird Capital makes growth capital and private equity investments in high-potential industrial products companies across the globe. Our integrated global platform, deep sector expertise, transaction experience and relationship network position us to help our portfolio companies take advantage of new global opportunities and current industry trends.

Our Products team pursues investment opportunities across the Products sector, with a particular interest in the Test & Measurement, Energy and Water markets.