Baird’s Government & Defense team is a leading advisor to federal, state and local government services, defense product and technology companies. With experience spanning decades, proven insight into the market and deep relationships across the industry, Baird’s Government & Defense team provides differentiated and highly personalized M&A advice and execution. We have delivered exceptional outcomes for our founder-owner, private equity and corporate divestiture clients. The team has extensive experience and insight across a broad range of government and defense competencies including:

Government Services

  • Digital Transformation
  • Advanced Engineering / R&D
  • Managed Services
  • Health
  • Intel
  • Data Analytics
  • Space
  • Cyber
Government Services Tombstones


  • Defense Technology
  • Defense Platforms
  • C5ISR
  • Advanced Sensors
  • Hypersonics
  • Directed Energy
  • Electronic Warfare
  • Space
Defense Tombstones

State and Local

  • Citizen Engagement
  • Civic Technology
  • Cybersecurity & Data Protection
  • Government Administration
  • Payment Processing
  • Smart Infrastructure
  • Public Safety & Risk Management
  • Public Health
State and Local Tombstones

The above transactions were selected for their relevance to the Government & Defense sector and do not represent all Baird transactions. View our website at for a full list of transactions.

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