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Investment Banking Vice President, Capital Advisory (Equity Focus)

About the Capital Advisory Group

We deliver customized financing solutions across the entire capital structure for institutional clients in the United States and Europe. Our debt product capabilities include asset-based, 1st & 2nd lien, unitranche, mezzanine, high-yield and other structured debt instruments. Our equity product capabilities include highly structured equity and equity-linked securities for private issuers, PIPEs, secondary private equity solutions and SPACs. We assist clients with growth, acquisition and project financings, refinancings and recapitalizations, strategic partnerships and joint ventures, lender negotiations and sell-side lender education processes. Our deep sector expertise enables us to optimally position companies within a sector, advise clients through complex situations and deliver financing solutions that support our clients’ long-term strategic objectives. We possess strong relationships with a variety of lenders and investors, including universal banks, non-bank/credit funds, private equity, hedge funds, family offices and alternative capital providers, creating competitive processes that optimize pricing, terms, speed and certainty. 

As a Vice President in the Equity Capital Advisory team, you will:

  • Lead the day-to-day execution of equity transactions, including advising clients, preparing and reviewing company marketing documents and financial models, managing marketing and due diligence processes, soliciting a wide range of institutional investors, analyzing financing alternatives and negotiating terms and documentation

  • Cultivate and optimize relationships with financing providers, including private equity, venture capital, credit and hedge funds, family offices, and other alternative investors

  • Assist senior bankers in the business development effort with prospective corporate and private equity clients

  • Have an opportunity to expand your product skill set by working on Debt Advisory transactions in the future 

What makes this opportunity great:

  • You’ll be a founding member of Baird’s Equity Advisory team and help shape and grow the business

  • You’ll play an integral role on Baird’s Global Investment Banking Team

  • You’ll be a part of a unique culture that values diverse backgrounds and perspectives while emphasizing teamwork, respect and a strong sense of partnership

What we look for: 

  • Entrepreneurial and partnership mindset with interest in building a new product and team on the Baird platform

  • Superior intellect, demonstrated leadership ability, attention to detail, ability to work in teams, manage and mentor junior bankers and a commitment to excellence

  • Significant structured private equity experience including the proven ability to lead the day to day execution of all aspects of equity financing processes, across multiple transaction types.  Any leveraged finance, M&A and/or buy-side experience is a plus

  • Relationships with equity and other alternative investors

  • Significant investment banking deal execution and business development experience

  • Candidates must also display excellent client relationship skills and an ability to learn in a fast-paced, challenging environment

  • At least 5 years of relevant experience

  • MBA or JD preferred

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