Ranked No. 1 Among Underwriters for Minnesota Schools

Baird professionals Mike Hoheisel and Matt Rantapaa provide financing and funding solutions to school districts across the state, offering a comprehensive list of both municipal advisory and municipal underwriting services. We strive to deliver the best results by understanding our clients’ goals and priorities and utilizing our expertise and resources to tailor effective financing solutions:

      • Ranked No. 1 among underwriters for Minnesota school district issues since 2014, competitively bidding on 93.6% of school issues cumulatively (2014– 2023).
      • In 2023, Baird served as underwriter or advisor on 30 Minnesota school district issues totaling $332.5 million, bidding on 100% of publicly offered competitive school district issues.

Baird’s proven experience and municipal market access ensure timely and relevant expertise to the various challenges Minnesota schools face. Our professionals have a deep understanding of these challenges and the nuances of Minnesota school funding.

Combined with deep resources and a national underwriting platform, we are committed to and capable of delivering quality results through top-notch execution and responsiveness with each client –regardless of size or location – through these services:

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

Founded nearly 100 years ago in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Baird is an employee-owned and conservatively managed financial services firm with more than 100 offices across three continents. Baird’s offices in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnetonka, and Edina have dedicated public finance and fixed income sales professionals.

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

Michael R. Hoheisel

Matt Rantapaa

Katie Morrow

Sam Hylle

Spencer Peka


*This editorial content was provided by Baird.