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September 3, 2008

Baird begins investment banking in Asia

by Richard Kilner

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Capital markets, private equity, wealth and asset management firm Baird has announced that it has expanded its global platform with the addition of investment banking capabilities in Asia.

Baird has appointed industry veteran Anthony Yan-Hong Siu as a managing director to handle cross-border M&A, collaborating closely with his counterparts in the USA and Europe.

Siu, who joins the firm from Standard Chartered Bank, where he served as an investment banker in Hong Kong, will be based in Shanghai, the financial capital of China.

Baird’s chairman, CEO and president, Paul Purcell, explains that on the ground expertise is required to give the firm’s Chinese clientele the best possible service.

Siu’s Shanghai office is already home to Baird Private Equity operating and investment professionals resident in China.

Within the middle range of investment banks, handling transactions around $50-500m, Baird’s presence is amongst the foremost on the world stage, with 150 investment banking professionals in the US, UK, Germany and China.

Because of its strong foothold in four of the world’s strongest economies, there is plenty of potential for cross-border transactions for the firm.


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