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 rospalik@rwbaird.com.

Process Control and Automation
  • Robotic solutions
  • Warehouse automation
  • Industrial automation
  • Systems integration
Sustainability and Environmental
  • Sustainability / efficiency technologies
  • Water conservation & management
  • Water & wastewater treatment
  • Efficient lighting
  • Waste management
Test & Measurement and TICC
  • TICC (Testing, measurement, compliance and certification)
  • Electronic measurement
  • Environmental measurement
  • Water & wastewater testing
  • Production / environmental sensors
IoT and Telematics
  • Smart building / city infrastructure
  • Facility interconnectivity
  • Asset tracking / remote monitoring
  • Smart grid technology
Logistics and Supply Chain Solutions
  • Warehouse management
  • E-commerce applications
  • Smart warehousing
 


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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Gridlocked

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.

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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
Partner

+44 207 667 8457

Rob Ospalik
Robert Ospalik
Partner

+1 312 609 4930

Andrew Dyer
Andrew Dyer
Director

+44 207 667 8141

Becca Schlagenhauf
Becca Schlagenhauf
Vice President

+1-312-609-7037

Milord Yip
Milord Yip
Vice President

Andrew Szyman
Andrew Szyman
Senior Associate

+1 312 609 4911

Jubril Ayanbunmi
Jubril Ayanbunmi
Investment Associate

+44 (0) 207 667 8117

Anjan Krishan
Anjan Krishna
Associate