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Baird invests in Workforce Insight

Baird Capital, the direct private investment arm of Robert W. Baird & Co, has made a significant investment in Denver-based Workforce Insight. The business is a provider of strategic workforce management consulting, analytics and managed services.

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Pfizer Ventures leads Series B round for NeuMoDx Molecular

NeuMoDx Molecular has raised $21 million in Series B financing. Pfizer Ventures led the round with participation from Baird Capital, Venture Investors and return backer Arboretum Ventures. Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, NeuMoDx Molecular is a diagnostics company.

Baird Capital promotes Ferranti to principal

Baird Capital said Tuesday that it has promoted Roberto Ferranti from vice president to principal. Prior to working at Baird Capital, Ferranti was the vice president in the corporate recovery group of Mesirow Financial. Baird Capital is the private investment unit of Robert W. Baird & Co.

Baird Capital acquires Watkins Hire

Watkins Hire Limited has been sold to its management team, led by CEO Paul O’Kelly, backed by private equity house Baird Capital. Livingstone advised the shareholders of Watkins Hire on the transaction.

Baird Capital invests in Watkins Hire

Baird Capital has invested in Watkins Hire, a provider of industrial and commercial heating and cooling equipment rental services. Watkins will use the funding to expand its rental fleet to support business growth and to invest in its engineering, operational and service infrastructure.

Catalyze.io closes Series A

Catalyze.io, a cloud-based healthcare technology company, has closed a Series A financing round co-led by Baird Capital’s venture capital group, Arthur Ventures and Chicago Ventures, with participation from the State of Wisconsin Investment Board, Gener8tor, Angels on the Water and other individual investors. The company is a cloud-based healthcare technology company.

Insightra Medical secures Series C

Insightra Medical has closed a Series C financing round co-led by Baird Capital’s venture capital group and Boston-based Tekla Capital Management. Insightra, headquartered in Irvine, Calif, is a medical device technology company with products serving the hernia repair market.

Baird Invests in China Schools Programme

Baird Capital‘s China Growth Equity team has backed education executive Peter Winn and his team to build a platform for children’s education, summer programs and after-school activities in China. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Coalfire Raises $3.6 Million from Baird Capital

Coalfire, a Louisville, Colo.-based software company focused on risk and compliance, has closed $3.6 million in funding from Baird Capital. It’s Baird Capital’s second round of venture funding for Coalfire, following a $5 million Series A investment in February 2011.

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