Baird Capital invests in growing companies across the Industrial Technology & Solutions sector. Our global team collaborates across borders to deliver a comprehensive platform of deep sector expertise, investment experience, operational resources and a global relationship network to our portfolio companies.

Our Areas of Focus

We seek businesses in a range of industrial markets, with a particular focus on the subsectors below.

We seek to develop relationships with potential Industrial Technology & Solutions board members, executives and advisors, particularly in the automation space. If you are interested in joining the Baird Capital Talent Network, please submit your resume to Rob Ospalik at

Supply Chain
  • Fulfillment / 3PL
  • Cold Storage
  • Automated Processes
  • Infrastructure
  • Asset Tracking and Remote Monitoring
  • Telematics
Industrial Automation & IOT
  • Automation Technology
  • Industrial IOT
  • Robotic Solutions
  • Smart Infrastructure
  • Predictive Maintenance
  • Remote Monitoring
  • 3D Printing
  • Systems Integrators
  • Facility Interconnectivity
  • Smart Building
  • Sustainability / Efficiency Technologies
  • Water Conservation & Management
  • Temperature Management
  • Smart Grid Technology
  • Circular Economy
  • Energy Transition
  • Distributed Power
  • Energy Storage
Testing, Measurement & Inspection
  • Testing, Inspection, Certification & Compliance (TICC)
  • Production / Environmental Sensors
  • Production Safety
  • Electronic / Analytical Measurement
  • Optics / Lasers & Photonics
  • Geospatial Mapping

Recent Insights  

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The Beginnings of a Global B2B Circular Economy Boom

Jubril Ayanbunmi, Investment Associate, shares why Baird Capital sees significant potential in circular economy-embracing B2B businesses.

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Becca Schlagenhauf, Vice President, discusses why the increasing unreliability of the global power grid is generating demand for distributed power solutions.

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Warehouse Automation: A Unique Opportunity

Rob Ospalik, Partner, and Andy Dyer, Director, discuss the advent of new warehouse automation technology solutions and the opportunities we see in this space.

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Opportunities in Tech-Enabled Industrial Solutions

Baird Capital's Industrial Technology & Solutions team discusses end-to-end digitalization across a number of industrial end markets and compelling investment opportunities we’re seeing as a result.

Opportunities in Global Industrial Automation

Baird Capital's Industrial Technology & Solutions team discusses the growing global industrial automation market and its compelling investment opportunities.

Contact the Industrial Technology & Solutions Team

James Benfield
James Benfield

+44 207 667 8457

Rob Ospalik
Robert Ospalik

+1 312 609 4930

Andrew Dyer
Andrew Dyer

+44 207 667 8141

Becca Schlagenhauf
Becca Schlagenhauf


Jubril Ayanbunmi
Jubril Ayanbunmi
Investment Manager

+44 (0) 207 667 8117

Milord Yip
Milord Yip
Vice President

Andrew Szyman
Andrew Szyman
Senior Associate

+1 312 609 4911

Anjan Krishan
Anjan Krishna