Baird Adds To European Investment Banking Team

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Baird has announced that Martin Luen has joined the firm as a Director in its Business Services Investment Banking team in London.

With several years of broad deal experience, Luen will be another senior European resource in Baird's Investment Banking group.

Luen spent the past eight years at Hawkpoint, most recently as a Director, where he worked on a broad range of transactions, including mergers & acquisitions, capital raisings and IPOs, many of which were international and middle-market focused. Prior to Hawkpoint, Luen spent four years with Deloitte and Arthur Andersen as a Manager in Audit & Assurance. He graduated from Durham University with a first class degree (BA) in Mathematics and Economics and is also a qualified Chartered Accountant.

'We are delighted that Martin has joined Baird', said David Silver, Head of European Investment Banking at Baird. 'He has a very strong track record, successfully closing many different types of deals across a range of geographies. Martin’s M&A skills will enable us to continue to build on the tremendous momentum we have in Europe'.

Since the beginning of 2012, Baird has announced 78 M&A deals globally, with a total dollar volume of $22 billion. Recent European deals include LKQ’s acquisition of Sator Beheer B.V., LOI Thermprocess’ acquisition of MTH and Melrose PLC’s sale of Truth Hardware. In addition to significant deal flow, Baird has added several senior bankers in Europe. Jonathan Bourn joined the firm last October to expand Baird’s European financial sponsor coverage and Paul Bail joined earlier in the year to further grow the firm’s debt advisory practice in Europe.

In addition to the broad success in Europe, Baird’s global Business Services Investment Banking team has been very active, with recent notable deals including: CCT Group sale to iQor, GCA Services Group sale to Blackstone Capital Partners, NES Global Talent sale to AEA Investors, Archway Marketing Services sale to Investcorp, the sale of M&C Energy for Lyceum Capital to Schneider and Investcorp’s acquisition of GL Education.

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