Baird is a leading middle-market focused investment bank serving the M&A, equity financing and debt advisory needs of our clients throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. Approximately 260 investment banking professionals in the U.S., Europe and Asia provide corporations, private equity and venture capital firms with in-depth market knowledge and extensive experience in merger and acquisition and equity financing transactions. Since 2011, Baird has advised on nearly 362 M&A transactions representing approximately $89 billion in transaction value and has served as lead or co-manager on 471 equity offerings raising approximately $135 billion.
Harris Williams & Co.’s Specialty Distribution Group has experience across a variety of business models as well as end-markets. Our firm has a long-standing track record of success selling specialty distribution companies. We have deep relationships with the key financial and strategic buyers coupled with an understanding of the value chain that enables us to provide superior outcomes for our clients.
Whether our client goes to market through a leading catalog, a branch-based model, or a telesales team, we have the expertise to guide them through the M&A process, identify new opportunities, and help them achieve maximum results.
Lincoln International has broad transaction experience within the global value-added distribution sector across various end markets. With significant expertise in each of these sectors individually, Lincoln brings deep knowledge, valuable contacts and global resources to each distribution transaction.
Raymond James has been advising on transactions in the specialty distribution sector for over a decade. Our dedicated Specialty Distribution Team has completed over 30 M&A advisory and capital raising transactions across an array of focus areas. The Specialty Distribution Team has an abundance of experience in advising privately-held companies, public corporations and private equity groups on distribution-related transactions. The team draws on its relationships with key executives and capital providers to deliver optimal results to clients across numerous end markets. Our expertise in distribution paired with our ability to leverage all the resources of a $7.0 billion market cap financial services firm positions Raymond James as the premier choice for specialty distribution advisory.
The Stephens Specialty Distribution and Services team concentrates on growing middle market companies that provide specialty distribution and services to a broad group of customers in diverse end markets regionally, nationally and globally. The Stephens’ team is unique in its specialization and combines deep industry knowledge with a full suite of investment banking services. We deliver expert advice on mergers, acquisitions, sales and divestitures as well as capital markets transactions in the public and private equity and debt markets. Since 2011, our team has advised on 30 successful M&A transactions and raised approximately $3 billion of capital for clients through debt and equity transactions.
Our team has extensive relationships with many of the leading public and private companies in targeted sectors. In addition to our corporate client relationships, we have a targeted effort directed at private equity firms that have a specialized focus in distribution and services.