Baird’s commitment to distribution dates back to the 1980s. Our Global 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. Our team has completed over 100 M&A advisory and fundraising transactions for our distribution clients, including public companies, privately held businesses and private equity sponsors. 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. 

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Jason Kliewer
Managing Director

Tom Lange
Managing Director

Satoshi Matsumoto
Managing Director
Head of Japan M&A


Nick Troyer

Rob Hamill
Vice President

Petrochoice Diversified IDG
HD Supply Stream Keystone
Barnes FCx Lewis Goetz

The above transactions were selected for their relevance to the Industrial sector and do not represent all Baird transactions. View our website at for a full list of transactions.