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  • Analyst 1 in IB - Ind
Jul 22, 2020 - 10:56am

Use-o el searcho button.

Top MM shop, very well respected in Chicago. Exits to MM PE mostly (cue debate as someone argues that Baird exits to UMM PE and occasionally MF and then someone argues back that is no way true and it's mostly exits to MM / LMM PE and they angrily go back and forth even though neither of them know what they're talking about)

  • Intern in PE - Other
Jul 22, 2020 - 11:08am

Really appreciate the insight - SB'ed! Do you happen to know anything about Baird's healthcare group (have only seen things about industrials on WSO)?

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Ind
Jul 22, 2020 - 11:14am

I don't cover healthcare so can't say. Hopefully someone with experience with them can speak to that. Anecdotally I did do an informational call with a Baird healthcare MD when I was doing SA recruiting who was an alum of my school a few years back. Tbh he was kind of a dick but I actually don't think that's representative of the firm or group. Think he was just having bad/busy day and didn't have time for an info call with some 21 year old. Don't think that helps but brings back some memories

  • Analyst 2 in IB - Gen
Jul 22, 2020 - 12:11pm

HC definitely is towards the lower end of their groups in terms of quality but I've seen decent exits. Just search LinkedIn or google.

  • Intern in PE - Other
Jul 22, 2020 - 1:19pm

Generally speaking, would you say there is a considerable difference in compensation across groups in MM investment banks? At the end of the day, is it advisable to join a stronger group covering an industry you aren't interested in or a weaker one covering an industry you are actually interested in?

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  • Intern in PE - Other
Jul 23, 2020 - 10:53am

Just wanted to follow up on my question and hear your thoughts!

Would you recommend joining a stronger group covering an industry you aren't interested in or a weaker one covering an industry you are actually interested in?

Thanks!

Jul 22, 2020 - 6:09pm

Strong firm that is well-diversified and employee owned. Looked on favorably in the middle market as one of the top MM banks. Historically, bread & butter has been industrials but the firm is proactively expanding its healthcare presence (two strong MD's head the group). Also has robust consumer, tech & services and real estate teams on the banking side.

  • Intern in PE - Other
Jul 22, 2020 - 6:40pm

Thank you for the insight! I appreciate it. How would you rank the reputation of Baird's healthcare group to its consumer and tech & services counterparts?

  • Intern in PE - Other
Jul 23, 2020 - 10:54am

Just wanted to follow up on my question and hear your thoughts!

Where would you say the quality of Baird's healthcare group (deal flow, exit opps, reputation) falls in comparison to its consumer and tech & services groups?

Thanks!

  • Intern in PE - Other
Jul 22, 2020 - 7:50pm

I was specifically interested in Baird's healthcare group (which I couldn't find much on with the search). This thread has been very helpful and I always appreciate hearing from the community!

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Jul 28, 2020 - 5:42pm

This is unfortunate. When could we expect them to pick up hiring people to get back to where they were pre-COVID? Or do you think it will stay at the reduced headcount for the foreseeable future?

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