Baird Adds Partner to Asia Team

Baird Adds Partner to Asia Team

Baird Capital, the direct private investment arm of Robert W. Baird & Co., has added Andy Tse as a Partner to help lead its investment efforts in Asia.

“Lower middle market companies in Asia are looking for a financial partner with access to relationships and markets in Europe and North America, and I believe Baird Capital’s global platform will be a significant differentiator for Asia entrepreneurs,” said Mr. Tse.

Mr. Tse has more than 20 years of private equity experience. Most recently he was a Managing Director at AIF Capital where he led investments in the industrial and service sectors across Greater China, South Korea, South East Asia, India, Sri Lanka and Australia. Prior to AIF Capital, he worked with Hopewell Holdings and Consolidated Electric Power Asia in Hong Kong where he was involved in the investment, development, financing, construction, operation and management of infrastructure and manufacturing investments across Asia. Mr. Tse holds a bachelor’s degree and an MBA from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Baird Capital invests in lower middle-market companies in the manufactured products, healthcare and business services sectors. The firm invests from $15 million to $35 million in companies with enterprise values of $25 million to $125 million and EBITDAs greater than $5 million. Baird Capital was founded in 1989 and is based in Chicago with additional offices in Milwaukee, London and Shanghai (

“We have known Andy for over a decade and we are thrilled to be adding him to our global platform,” said Gordon Pan, President of Baird Capital. “Andy brings a tremendous wealth of knowledge and experience to our global team, and will be valuable asset as we look to invest behind leading entrepreneurs in Asia.”

© 2017 Private Equity Professional | January 26, 2017

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