Brad Page, Managing Director, Baird FIRE Team

Informed by more than 15 years of investment banking experience, with the last 10 focused on Facilities, Industrial, Rental & Environmental (FIRE) services providers, Brad discusses industry themes and significant valuation trends in this dynamic sector.

Introducing the FIRE Team

Before we get to our Five Questions, let’s talk about our team and our differentiated approach.

Where’s the puck going?

As business models continue to converge, FIRE services providers are rapidly adapting, employing both organic and M&A tactics.

What’s driving consolidation activity?

The approach of strategic acquirers and private equity investors often differs, but both have been active in the FIRE sector.

What’s driving valuations?

We’re seeing diligence get tougher, but what has that meant to valuations among FIRE services providers.

What’s driving success for our clients?

What are the key attributes of a successful transaction for strategic consolidators and private equity firms.

What’s different about Baird’s FIRE practice?

Our approach is different because Baird is different – including being a private company with a 100+ year history.

Five Questions for Baird’s FIRE Expert

Watch the full interview with Brad Page, Managing Director.