SAN JOSE/CHICAGO (June 15, 2022) – Today, UGSI Solutions, Inc. (“UGSI”), a leading provider of Water Quality Management Solutions and Chemical Feed Systems to the municipal water and wastewater utility markets, announced an investment from Baird Capital’s private equity team.

The investment will enable the company to fuel continued growth due to the increasing prevalence of municipal water quality issues driven by climate change, increasing population density, aging infrastructure and resource scarcity.

“Baird Capital provides more than just a source of capital,” said Andy Seidel, Chief Executive of UGSI. “Their partnering approach, industrial presence and deep experience with growth companies provide the bench strength for the next stage of growth for UGSI solutions.”

“We are very pleased to partner with Andy and UGSI’s strong leadership team,” said Rob Ospalik, Partner with Baird Capital’s private equity team. “This investment aims to drive continued growth and operational improvements across the business so UGSI can continue innovating and driving success for their customer base.”

Ospalik and Becca Schlagenhauf, Vice President, have joined UGSI’s board of directors as part of the investment deal. Raymond James & Associates, Inc. (“Raymond James”) served as the financial advisor to UGSI. Additional financial details were not disclosed.

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About UGSI Solutions, Inc.

UGSI Solutions, Inc. provides a suite of water quality management technologies and chemical feed solutions to municipal and industrial clients. With a history that reaches back over 100 years, UGSI Solutions combines iconic brands such as Encore® metering pumps, Varea-Meter® flow meters and Polyblend® polymer activation systems with today’s cutting-edge technologies such as Microclor® on-site hypochlorite generation, Monoclor® RCS disinfectant residual management and PAX tank and reservoir mixing systems. From tank mixing, to DBP removal, to disinfectant residual management and polymer activation – UGSI Solutions offers a full set of plant based and "outside the fence" water quality solutions. Tens of thousands of installations validate our experience and know-how in the areas of chemical feed and disinfection. UGSI Solutions makes your water and wastewater chemicals work harder for you.

About Baird Capital

Baird Capital manages two investment platforms: Global Private Equity and U.S. Venture Capital and makes investments in B2B technology & services-focused companies around the world. Having invested in 335 companies over its history, Baird Capital partners with entrepreneurs and, leveraging its executive networks, strives to build exceptional companies. Baird Capital provides operational support to its portfolio companies through teams on the ground in the United States, Europe and Asia, a proactive portfolio operations team and a deep network of relationships, which together strive to deliver enhanced shareholder value. Baird Capital is the direct private investment arm of Robert W. Baird & Co. For more information, please visit

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