Baird’s commitment to distribution dates back to the 1980s. Our dedicated Distribution Group has achieved a leading position in the middle market, with extensive experience across a variety of end markets, product categories and distribution models. Since 2004, our team has completed ~ 70 M&A advisory and fundraising transactions for our distribution clients, including public companies, privately held businesses and private equity sponsors, representing over $23 billion. Since 2011, our team has completed 17 M&A transactions totaling more than $4.8 billion and 15 financing transactions representing over $10 billion. Baird’s Distribution Group has a track record of delivering successful outcomes for our clients through deep sector knowledge, international reach, teamwork and a commitment to excellence. Through close coordination between our U.S., European and Asian partners, we work to optimize opportunities and results in the international marketplace. More than half of our M&A transactions over the past five years have involved an international participant.