Baird Capital closes second European fund


london_uk_storm_170sqUK-based private equity firm Baird Capital has held a final close for its second European buyout fund.

Baird Capital Partners Europe II has raised just under $100m and was backed by JP Morgan Chase, according to the Buyouts magazine.

Baird Capital, which is the private equity arm of wealth manager Robert W Baird, makes venture capital, growth equity and private equity investments around the globe.

Earlier this month the firm invested £10.1m into industrial and commercial heating and cooling equipment rental services firm Watkins Hire.

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