A Trusted Partner to Minnesota Schools

RWBaird & Co. is a leader in public finance, both nationally and in Minnesota. School finance professionals Mike Hoheisel and Matt Rantapaa provide debt management solutions to districts across the state and the Midwest, offering a comprehensive list of both financial advisory and municipal underwriting services.

The benefits of partnering with Baird include:

  • Working with the No. 1 underwriting team of K–12 education financings in Minnesota and the Midwest[1]
  • A deep bench of public finance professionals
  • A team of veteran negotiated underwriters based in Milwaukee, each with 25+ years in their roles at Baird
  • A competitive desk that bids on 93% of Minnesota school district issues brought to market1
  • Banking professionals who understand the nuances of Minnesota school financing

At Baird, we believe serving as a trusted partner requires not only a thorough understanding of your goals and priorities, but the expertise and resources to tailor financing solutions that are right for your district. These services include:

Financial Management

  • Referendum planning
  • Debt monitoring & analysis
  • Capital improvement planning
  • Investment alternatives
Debt Issuance Planning

  • Financing alternatives
  • Market analysis
  • Debt structuring options
  • Credit rating consultation
  • Document and disclosure guidance
Municipal Bond Market Access

  • Local, regional and national sales forces
  • Diverse investors
  • Expertise in all types of fixed-income securities
  • Dedicated purchaser of cash flow notes

About Baird. For more than 95 years, Baird has provided financial solutions to public, private and nonprofit entities and individuals. Employee-owned and conservatively managed, Baird has grown to more than 100 offices across three continents, including three in Minnesota.

To learn more about Baird, visit rwbaird.com or contact a member of our team:

Michael R. Hoheisel

Paul Donna

Matt Rantapaa

Katie Morrow

[1]Source: IPREO MuniAnalytics, March 1, 2014 – September 30, 2015