Baird appoints new MD for global debt advisory team

Baird has hired Anne-Marie Peterson as a managing director for its global debt advisory team. Previously, Peterson worked at KeyBanc Capital Markets where she served as a managing director.


New York, Aug. 3, 2017 – Baird, an employee-owned, international financial services firm, today announced that Anne-Marie Peterson has joined the firm’s Global Investment Banking business as a Managing Director on its Global Debt Advisory Team. As a senior member of Baird’s growing, global debt advisory practice, Peterson will provide focused advisory services to assist clients with M&A financings on buy and sell-side deals, refinancings and dividend recapitalizations. She will be based out of Baird’s New York City office.

Peterson comes to Baird with more than 15 years of corporate finance and advisory experience. Most recently, she was a Managing Director in the leveraged finance group of KeyBanc Capital Markets where she advised middle market financial sponsors on new LBO financings, refinancings and sell-side financings. Prior to that, Peterson worked at Credit Suisse Securities in the financial sponsors group where she executed more than 50 transactions with a market value of nearly $50B. She also held other investment banking roles at Lehman Brothers, Deutsche Bank and Bear Stearns. Peterson received her bachelor’s degree from Trinity College and her MBA from Columbia Business School at Columbia University.

“We are thrilled that Anne-Marie has decided to join Baird and help us continue to build our global debt advisory practice,” said Brian Doyal, Co-Head of Baird’s Global Investment Banking business. “Her deep knowledge and track record of successful deals will enhance Baird’s already strong debt advisory offering.”

“In today’s increasingly competitive middle market, the need for strategic, objective debt advice has never been greater. Baird’s platform is uniquely positioned to meet this need for its clients,” said Peterson. “I am excited to bring my expertise and background to this talented team of bankers and to continue the expansion of the Global Debt Advisory business.”
Baird’s global debt advisory practice delivers customized financing solutions to clients. With deep capital structure and sector expertise and extensive relationships with capital providers, Baird can provide unique capital structure advice and solutions that support our clients’ long-term strategic objectives.

About Baird Global Investment Banking
Baird is a leading global investment bank focused on the middle market. Approximately 270 investment banking professionals in the U.S., Europe and Asia provide corporations, entrepreneurs, private equity and venture capital firms with in-depth market knowledge and extensive experience in merger and acquisition, debt advisory and equity financing transactions. Since 2012, Baird has completed nearly 430 advisory transactions representing more than $113 billion in transaction value and 518 financings raising more than $135 billion. Committed to being a great place to work, Baird ranked No. 4 on FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2017 – its 14th consecutive year on the list.

About Baird
Baird is an employee-owned, international wealth management, capital markets, private equity and asset management firm with offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. Established in 1919, Baird has more than 3,400 associates serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients. Baird has $171 billion in client assets. Committed to being a great place to work, Baird ranked No. 4 on FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2017 – its 14th consecutive year on the list. Baird is the marketing name of Baird Financial Group. Baird’s principal operating subsidiaries are Robert W. Baird & Co. in the United States and Robert W. Baird Group Ltd. in Europe. Baird also has an operating subsidiary in Asia supporting Baird’s investment banking and private equity operations. For more information, please visit Baird’s Web site at