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Why Piper Sandler for Investment Banking? / Overview of Piper Sandler

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Piper Sandler is a middle market U.S. investment bank with services including sell-side and buy-side M&A, equity and debt capital markets, private placements, and restructuring. The firm also offers sales & trading, research, and alternative asset management services.

In October 2022, Piper Sandler acquired DBO Partners, an independent technology investment banking firm in the San Francisco Bay Area. The addition of DBO will significantly increase Piper’s strength in the technology sector.

Piper Sandler Overview

Remember that in order to craft a great answer to the common question "Why this Firm?", it's your responsibility to read articles and speak with employees. If you are interviewing with Piper Sandler, you should make sure you know:

  • 1 deal that the investment banking group has done

  • 1 person at the firm (ideally someone who would have influence over your recruiting process)

  • 1 business model-specific detail to mention

We articulate how you can answer this question thoughtfully in our Investment Banking Course. We also cover all technical and qualitative information you need to get a top investment banking offer.

Big 3 Qualitative Questions

Selected Transaction

Piper Sandler acted as a lead book-running manager for the IPO of ProFrac, an oilfield services company backed by billionaires Dan and Farris Wilks.

  • Transaction Description: ProFrac offered 16,000,000 shares at $18 per share and was listed on the NASDAQ under ticker PFHC.

  • Transaction Value: US$288M

  • Transaction Date: May 2022

Fact Sheet

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  • Company Name: Piper Sandler

  • Description: Piper Sandler is an investment banking firm that partners with corporate clients and financial sponsors to provide advisory and financing services in sectors including agriculture, business services, consumer, retail, industrials and services, energy, financial services and healthcare

  • Bank Category: Middle Market

  • Ticker: NYSE:PIPR

  • Founded: 1895

  • Employees: 475 (for Investment Banking)

  • Chief Executive Officer: Chad Abraham

  • Headquarters: Minneapolis, USA


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Piper Sandler Salary

Based on the H1B Database, the average base salary for an Investment Banking Analyst at Piper Sandler is $72k. We note that this salary information may be dated and not reflective of their current pay.


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