Baird Capital Partners

Andrew Ferguson has been promoted from director to managing director at Baird Capital Partners Europe. Ferguson joined Baird Capital in 1996 and is responsible for investments across the portfolio. Prior to joining Baird, he was regional fund manager for North of England Ventures and before that he spent seven years at Price Waterhouse working on corporate finance.

Dennis Hall has been promoted from portfolio director to director level after a year with the firm. Hall focuses on assisting investee company management teams to maximise the value of their businesses. He joins Baird with more than 20 years of relevant operational and financial experience.

Simon Coote joined Baird last year as a research analyst. He has now been promoted to manager level, working alongside director Chris Harper on deal origination. Prior to joining Baird, Coote was at Ernst & Young.

Simon Havers, head of UK at Baird Capital Partners Europe, said: “We are delighted to recognise Andrew, Dennis and Simon’s achievements with these promotions as all three have made an excellent contribution to Baird. With over €600m currently under management, the team continues to expertly source, manage and realise investments.”