Diversified Industrials & Services



The Piper Sandler automotive practice leverages the collective market experience and transaction success of the group’s professionals to cover a diverse range of sectors within the U.S. automotive industry. We maintain an active dialogue with leading industry participants, both public and private, and have focused our practice on serving the unique advisory needs of middle-market clients. Our professionals track key trends and demand drivers on an ongoing basis and have significant transaction experience working with a broad array of automotive companies.

Priority market segments for our automotive practice include the automotive aftermarket and heavy-duty/specialty vehicles. Within the automotive aftermarket, our professionals have transaction success advising a diverse range of aftermarket manufacturers, distributors and service providers. We also have significant experience in the heavy-duty and specialty vehicles sector, including advising OEM suppliers, aftermarket parts/components manufacturers, and a diverse group of distributors and service providers.

Key sectors of focus for our automotive practice include:

Automotive Aftermarket

  • Vehicle part/component suppliers
  • Performance parts and accessories
  • Aftermarket distributors and retailers
  • Repair and other services

Heavy-Duty/Specialty Vehicle

  • OEM parts suppliers
  • Heavy-duty aftermarket parts suppliers
  • Recreational vehicle and marine
  • Distribution and service

Other Automotive

  • Dealership services
  • Automotive OEM suppliers