Robert Andrews

Co-Head, Global Healthcare Investment Banking, Medical Products & Medical Technology at Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc.

Robert Andrews

Robert Andrews

Co-Head, Global Healthcare Investment Banking, Medical Products & Medical Technology at Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc.

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Robert Andrews is a Managing Director in Baird's Healthcare investment banking practice. Rob joined Baird in 2013 and has over 20 years of banking experience. Prior to joining Baird, Rob was with CIT Group where he was Managing Director and led the firm's investment banking and lending activities in the medical device sector. Prior to CIT, Rob held investment banking positions at Stout Risius Ross Advisors, Houlihan Lokey, Lazard and ABN AMRO. Rob received his bachelor's degree from Boston College and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Mike Barina
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mbarina@rwbaird.com

Mike Barina is a Director in Baird’s Global Industrial Investment Banking Group in Milwaukee. During his time in investment banking, Mr. Barina has completed over 30 mergers and acquisitions and corporate financing transactions across the industrial landscape. Prior to joining Baird, Mike was a Vice President in the M&A Group at J.P. Morgan in New York, where he focused on executing M&A transactions for clients in the industrial sector. Prior to his time in investment banking, Mike was a management consultant in Chicago. Mike received an M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Darren J. Bounds
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DBounds@rwbaird.com

Darren Bounds is a Director in Baird’s Global Technology & Services team and a member of the Baird Government Services Investment Banking practice. He joined Baird in 2018 from Houlihan Lokey where he was a Vice President in their Government Services investment banking group. Prior to joining Houlihan Lokey, Darren was member of the Mergers & Acquisitions and Financial Institutions groups at Credit Suisse where he provided M&A and capital markets advisory to clients in a variety of industries. Prior to his career in investment banking, Darren served for several years as a Navy SEAL officer. Darren received a B.S. in Oceanography from the U.S. Naval Academy and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

Benjamin A. Brown
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Healthcare Services & IT
bbrown@rwbaird.com

Ben Brown is a member of Baird’s Healthcare Services Investment Banking team. Since joining Baird in 2005, Ben has executed M&A and equity transactions for healthcare clients across several verticals, including healthcare IT, payer & provider services and pharma services. In addition, Ben has extensive experience working with clients in the consulting and human capital sectors. Prior to joining Baird, Ben was a member of Thomas Weisel Partners’ Technology Investment Banking Group in San Francisco, where he focused on clients in the software industry. Before joining TWP, Ben worked as an Associate at The Halifax Group, a middle-market private equity fund. Prior to his time in the private equity industry, Ben was an Associate at Growth Capital Partners, a boutique investment bank, and began his career as an Analyst with Prudential Capital Group. Ben received an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a B.B.A. in Finance, cum laude, from Southern Methodist University.

Ryan Brunker
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rbrunker@rwbaird.com

Ryan Brunker is a Director in Baird’s Global Consumer Group where he provides transaction execution leadership and support on mergers and acquisitions, equity offerings and other financial advisory assignments with a focus on the multi-unit retail and restaurant sectors. Ryan’s most recent consumer & retail transaction experience includes clients such as Culver’s, Batteries Plus Bulbs, EbLens, Vera Bradley, Vince, Implus, San Jamar and Elmer’s. Ryan graduated from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University receiving a B.S. in Finance.

Leslie Cheek IV
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lcheek@rwbaird.com

Les is the Co-Head of Baird’s Global Financial Sponsors Group and is a member of the firm’s Investment Banking Management Committee. Les joined Baird in 2005 as a Managing Director to open Baird's Boston office. In this role, Les has assisted numerous private equity firms in acquiring new platform companies as well as pursuing liquidity events either through public offerings or merger transactions. Les also works with Baird's Business Services team on transactions in the BPO/CRM Services sector. Les is also a member of the firm's Fairness Committee. Prior to joining Baird, Les spent almost six years at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, most recently as a Managing Director in the Business and Technology Services Group. Prior to his time at SunTrust, Les worked as an investment banker at Tucker Anthony Incorporated (now part of RBC Securities) in Boston for seven years. He received a B.A. from Harvard College.

H. Glen Clarke
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gclarke@rwbaird.com

Glen Clarke is a Managing Director within Baird’s Consumer & Retail Group and leads the firm's Food & Beverage practice. Mr. Clarke is a senior investment banker with 22 years of significant transaction and advisory experience providing general corporate finance and M&A advice primarily to food and beverage companies across a variety of industry verticals and formats. Glen joined Baird from KeyBanc Capital Markets where he was a Managing Director in the Chicago office, leading the firm's Food & Beverage Investment Banking practice. Before joining KeyBanc, Glen spent time at Duff and Phelps and with Brown Gibbons and Lang (BGL), where he was a Managing Director and Principal responsible for heading up the firm's Food & Beverage investment banking practice. Prior to BGL, Glen spent 16 years at Bank of Montreal Harris Bank, where in his last role he was as a Managing Director and Head of the Diversified Food Group within Bank of Montreal's Investment Banking Group. Glen received his M.B.A. from DePaul University and his B.A. from Villanova University.

Tom Coburn
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tcoburn@rwbaird.com

Tom Coburn is a Director and member of Baird's Global Industrial Group. Since joining Baird in 2009, he has participated in numerous completed M&A transactions and corporate financings within the packaging and related industrial sectors. Prior to joining Baird, Tom was with a middle market private equity firm focused on packaging businesses and began his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Tom received his M.B.A. from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business with high honors and a B.S. in business from the same institution with Beta Gamma Sigma honors.

C. Christopher Coetzee
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ccoetzee@rwbaird.com

Chris is a senior member of Baird's Financial Sponsor Group and a member of the firm's Investment Banking Management Committee and M&A Fairness Opinion Committee. He has over 20 years of Investment Banking experience. Since joining Baird in 1994, Chris has provided financing and advisory services to companies in the Business Services, Telecommunications, Consumer and Industrial sectors.

He was previously a Vice President with the Kidder, Peabody & Co. Midwest investment banking group. Chris received his MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and holds a Bachelor of Honors in Financial Management and Commerce from the University of Cape Town.

He is also a Chartered Accountant and a Certified Public Accountant, and has six years of experience in public accounting with Grant Thornton in the United States and Ernst & Whinney in South Africa

Joel A. Cohen
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Co-Head of Global Industrial Group
jcohen@rwbaird.com

Joel is the Co-Head of Baird's Industrial Group and his transaction activity is focused primarily on the Industrial Technology sector. He is also a member of Baird's Fairness Opinion Committee. Joel provides mergers and acquisition and other financial advisory services to clients in a variety of industrial technology verticals

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Europe Healthcare Managing Director at Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc.

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Managing Director, Consumer & Industrial Group at Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc.

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Head of Financial Sponsor Group at Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc.

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Vice President at Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc. (Broker)

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Managing Director Co-Head of Global Investment Banking at Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc.

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Life Sciences & Diagnostics Managing Director at Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc.

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President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc.

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Co-Head of Global Healthcare Investment Banking Healthcare IT & Services Managing Director at Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc.

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Robert Andrews
Co-Head, Global Healthcare Investment Banking, Medical Products & Medical Technology at Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc.
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Co-Head, Global Healthcare Investment Banking, Medical Products & Medical Technology
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Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc. operates as a wealth management, capital markets, private equity and asset management firm. It offers equity research, corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, public financing and fixed income services. The firm serves individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients. The company was founded by Robert Wilson Baird in 1919 and is headquartered in Milwaukee, WI.

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Robert W. Baird Ltd., a subsidiary of Baird Financial Group, Inc., is a British company located in London. The firm provides brokerage services. Peter G. Watson is the CEO, in this role since 1998.The company says this about itself: The principal activity of the company continued to be that of institutional equity sales and corporate finance services.

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ConvaTec Group Plc purchases Woodbury Health Products, Inc. from Windrose Health Investors LLC

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Amendia, Inc., Kohlberg & Company LLC purchase Spinal Elements, Inc.(old)

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SFS Group AG purchases Tegra Medical LLC from Riverside Partners LLC

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