About Us

Serving clients is our fundamental purpose

As a leading investment bank, we enable growth and success for our clients through deep sector expertise, candid advice and a differentiated, highly productive culture. 

Founded: 1895 NYSE: PIPR CEO: Chad Abraham President: Deb Schoneman Employees: 1,700 Offices: 60+



We create and implement superior financial solutions for our clients. Serving clients is our fundamental purpose. We earn our clients’ trust by delivering the best guidance and service. Great people working together as a team are our competitive advantage.

As we serve, we are committed to these core values:

  • Always place our clients’ interests first
  • Conduct ourselves with integrity and treat others with respect
  • Work in partnership with our clients and each other
  • Attract, retain and develop a diverse group of the best people in a high-quality, inclusive environment
  • Contribute our talents and resources to serve the communities in which we live and work


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As a human capital business, we realize our most valuable assets are the people we hire. Learn more about a career at Piper Sandler here.

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Community Leadership

We are committed to our clients, our colleagues and the communities where we do business. Learn how we support our communities here.

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

We believe diverse teams with unique backgrounds, skills, and experiences yield more innovative solutions. Learn more about our pledge to DEI here.

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Environmental, Social & Corporate Governance

We are taking key actions to demonstrate our commitment to long-term sustainability. Learn more about our efforts here.

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Leadership Team

Meet our experienced leadership team here.

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Investor Relations

Through a distinct combination of candid counsel, focused expertise and empowered employees, we deliver insight and impact to each and every relationship. Learn more here.

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Conferences & Events

Our firm hosts several client conferences and events each year across a variety of industries. Learn more here.

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Press Room

Stay up-to-date on the latest Piper Sandler news and announcements here.

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Our firm is headquartered in Minneapolis with offices across the U.S. and in London, Aberdeen and Hong Kong. View our locations here.


Our History

1895 George B. Lane Commercial paper is established, later merging with Piper, Jaffray & Co.
1987 Piper Jaffray establishes a presence in London, expanding business into Europe
2003 Piper Jaffray becomes independent, publicly held company following spin-off from U.S. Bancorp
2011 Piper Jaffray identifies Advisory and Public Finance as key growth strategies
2015 Piper Jaffray acquires River Branch Holdings, bolstering its sector coverage in financial institutions, and grows its fixed income services group with the acquisition of BMO Capital Markets GKST
2019 Piper Jaffray acquires Weeden & Co., L.P., a leading equity trading firm, almost doubling equities revenue
1931 Lane, Piper & Jaffray merges with Hopwood & Company and gains a seat on the NYSE; Piper Jaffray & Hopwood is established
1998 U.S. Bancorp acquires Piper Jaffray in a cash transaction valued at $730 million
2006 Private client services division is sold to UBS Financial Services, allowing Piper Jaffray to redirect business strategy toward building a leading investment bank
2013 Piper Jaffray acquires Seattle-Northwest Securities Corporation significantly expanding the firm’s municipal business

Piper Jaffray acquires Edgeview Partners, L.P., a middle-market M&A boutique

Piper Jaffray adds a consumer industry team
2016 Piper Jaffray acquires Simmons & Company International, an energy investment bank, creating our second largest investment banking franchise
2020 Piper Jaffray acquires Sandler O’Neill + Partners, the leading financial services investment bank; the combined firm is named Piper Sandler Companies

Piper Sandler acquires The Valence Group and adds sector coverage in chemicals & materials

Piper Sandler acquires restructuring team with addition of TRS Advisors

Learn more about our 125-year legacy here.


Our Firm

In January 2020, Piper Jaffray Companies and Sandler O’Neill + Partners merged to form Piper Sandler Companies. Hear from our leadership team below:

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