Smith’s new role at the firm’s Chicago headquarters will involve portfolio monitoring, analysis and valuation.
Prior to joining Baird, Smith spent six year with KPMG providing due diligence services for private equity and corporate clients, with a focus on buy-side acquisitions.
Baird, the global private equity group of Robert Baird & Co, makes venture capital and private equity investments across the United States, China, Asia and Europe and has raised more than $2.8bn since the 1980s.
The firm’s European arm, Baird Capital Partners Europe, recently made a four times return by selling air conditioning company Spheros to German financial investor Deutsche Beteiligungs.
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