LONDON–10 Jan 2021– Baird Capital, the global private equity and venture capital arm of Baird, is pleased to announce that Louise Kingston has joined its London office as a Director with the Global Portfolio Operations team. Kingston will focus on supporting UK-based investee companies.
Kingston joins Baird Capital from the mid-market private firm Livingbridge, where she spent eight years as an Investment Director within the company’s Value Strategy Group. She has extensive experience defining and executing value creation strategies within investee companies. Kingston is a skilled non-executive director, having sat on the boards of 4-5 portfolio companies at any one time. Before this role, she was an Investment Manager at lower mid-market private equity firm Risk Capital Partners. Before that, she worked for Ernst & Young in their TMT Corporate Finance Advisory team.
Dennis Hall, Partner and Global Head of Portfolio Operations at Baird Capital commented: “It’s our pleasure to welcome Louise to the Baird Capital team. Louise’s ability, experience, and expertise are exactly what we need as we continue to deploy Global Fund II. I am confident Baird Capital will benefit greatly from Louise’s contributions, and we look forward to working with her.”
“I am very excited to join Baird, a firm known for its global outlook, continuous pursuit of excellence, and its fantastic culture,” added Kingston. “I look forward to supporting Baird Capital’s investment teams to design and deliver ambitious growth strategies that maximise value creation.”
Kingston is a Chartered Accountant and holds a first-class Bachelor of Accounting and Finance degree from the University of Glasgow.
About Baird Capital
Baird Capital makes venture capital, growth equity and private equity investments in strategically targeted sectors around the world. Having invested in more than 330 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 BairdCapital.com.
Baird Capital Partners Europe Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.