Baird Capital Raises $310M For New Global Middle-Market Fund

Jun 28 2017 | 9:55pm ET

Baird Capital, the direct investment arm of Robert W. Baird & Co., has raised approximately $310 million in committed capital for its latest lower middle-market buyout fund, exceeding its target of $300 million. 

The new fund will concentrate on opportunities in the technology and services, healthcare and industrial solutions sectors in the U.S., UK and Asia, Baird said in a statement, and two investments have already been made. 

“In today’s highly competitive M&A environment, we believe that our global resources and ability to take a portfolio company global is a significant advantage,” said Gordon Pan, president of Baird Capital, in the statement. “Our approach allows us to capitalize on the opportunities that exist across different geographies, while having a global team that reviews potential investments through a shared lens.”

Baird Capital makes venture capital, growth equity and private equity investments in strategically targeted sectors around the world. Since 1989, the company has raised and managed more than $3.1 billion and invested in nearly 300 portfolio companies. 

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