Baird Capital exits Boston Plastics

By Luisa Beltran — 2 weeks ago

US Farathane Corp, a portfolio company of The Gores Group, has acquired Boston Plastics. Financial terms weren’t announced. Baird Capital is the seller. Shanghai-based Boston Plastics makes plastic injected molded components and assemblies for the automotive, industrial, and consumer end-markets.

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Parking app ParkWhiz racks up $24 mln, acquires BestParking

By Iris Dorbian — 2 weeks ago

Chicago-based parking app ParkWhiz has secured $24 million in Series C funding. Baird Capital led the round with participation from Beringea and previous backer Jump Capital. According to the company, the capital will be used for product development and to acquire BestParking, a New York City-based parking app.

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Point Judith Capital leads $5 mln round for Appcast

By Iris Dorbian — 3 months ago

Lebanon, New Hampshire-based Appcast, a pay-per-applicant job ad exchange, has raised $5 million in funding. Point Judith Capital led the round with participation from IrishAngels and Baird Capital. In conjunction with the funding, Sean Marsh, co-founder and general partner of Point Judith Capital, has been added to Appcast’s board of directors.

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Carlyle, Chertoff Group buy majority stake in Coalfire Systems: UPDATED

By Luisa Beltran — 5 months ago

The Carlyle Group and The Chertoff Group have acquired a majority stake in Coalfire Systems Inc. Financial terms weren’t announced. Baird Capital, an existing investor, sold a portion of its stake. Louisville, Colorado-based Coalfire is a cybersecurity risk management and compliance services firm.

UPDATE: The headline on this post was changed to show that Carlyle, Chertoff acquired a majority of Coalfire. 

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NeoChord raises $20 mln

By Luisa Beltran — 8 months ago

NeoChord said Tuesday that it has closed an oversubscribed $20 million Series C financing round led by Deerfield Management. Baird Capital’s Venture Capital group participated as well as existing investors Hopen Life Science Ventures, CHV Capital, TGAP Ventures, and Heron Capital. Minnesota-based NeoChord is a medical technology company.

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Edo Interactive raises $20 mln, names Badran CEO

By Luisa Beltran — 9 months ago

Edo Interactive said Wednesday that it raised a $20 million Series E round of financing from existing major investors including VantagePoint Capital Partners, Baird Capital, and a number of Nashville-based investment firms. Edo also said it named Souheil Badran as its President and CEO. Badran succeeds founder Ed Braswell, who remains active with the company as Executive Vice Chairman. Edo, with offices in Chicago, Nashville and London, provides digital and mobile advertising solutions.

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Baird Capital buys SloanLed

By Luisa Beltran — 9 months ago

Baird Capital said Friday that its U.S. private equity group has acquired SloanLed. Financial terms weren’t announced. JZ Partners, Golub Capital and Hexagon Inc. coinvested in the deal. Golub also provided senior financing. Baird Capital is the direct private investment arm of Robert W. Baird & Co. Ventura, California-based SloanLed designs and makes LED lighting solutions.

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Baird Capital invests in Alpha Source

By Iris Dorbian — 10 months ago

Baird Capital has made a “significant” investment in Milwaukee-based Alpha Source, a medical equipment solutions provider. In addition to the investment, Michael Bernstein and Fred Robertson of Baird Capital have been appointed to Alpha Source’s board of directors. Also, the company has named Rick Lytle as CEO.

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FullContact grabs $10 mln

By Iris Dorbian — 11 months ago

Denver-based FullContact, a provider of fully connected address book solutions, has raised $10 million in funding. Foundry Group and Baird Capital led the round with participation from Blue Note Ventures and 500 Startups. In conjunction with the funding, Benedict Rocchio of Baird has been added to FullContact’s board.

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Baird Capital buys Clearwater Group

By Luisa Beltran — 11 months ago

Baird Capital said Tuesday that its U.K. private equity group has acquired a majority stake in Clearwater Group. Financial terms weren’t announced. Clearwater, of Camberley, Surrey, provides water treatment, hygiene, engineering and pump services to customers across the U.K.

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Baird Capital invests in Carsing

By Luisa Beltran — 11 months ago

Baird Capital said Monday that its China Growth Equity team has agreed to invest in Carsing’s Series A financing round. FLAG Squadron Capital and Delta Capital also participated. Financial terms weren’t announced. Carsing is a Shanghai-based used car auction platform.

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Sullivan joins Baird Capital

By Luisa Beltran — 11 months ago

Owen Sullivan has joined Baird Capital as an Operating Partner. He will work with Baird Capital technology & services to find new opportunities. Sullivan most recently served as President of Specialty Brands for ManpowerGroup.

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