Our Approach

In addition to deep investment experience and expertise, Baird Capital's Portfolio Operations team takes a hands-on approach to helping our portfolio companies grow and compete in the global marketplace. 

Our global Portfolio Operations team includes approximately 30 professionals focused on delivering best practices, relationships and capabilities to our portfolio companies. Our team offers comprehensive resources in the following areas: 

Baird Capital Value Added Diagram

Growth

  • Dedicated resources to help our portfolio companies grow organically 
  • Strategic review to identify add-on acquisitions 
  • Established resources and contacts in emerging markets such as China, India and Brazil
  • Pricing strategy review

Efficiency

  • Collaboration with management to identify and act on opportunities for efficiency
  • Implementation of key strategies, including waste reduction, lean practices, sales and operations planning
  • Access to sales/distribution, sourcing and manufacturing opportunities

Cash

  • Cash forecasting/management, inventory reduction, cost management, sales and leasebacks, and debt refinancing

Human Capital

  • Internal experts and leading service partners that provide management assessment, recruiting, high-performance culture and executive onboarding resources