CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 8, 2016--
Jaffray Companies (NYSE: PJC), a leading investment bank and asset
management firm, is pleased to announce the hiring of Scott J.R. Smith
as a managing director in its investment banking financial sponsor
coverage group. He will be based in the Charlotte office.
Prior to joining Piper Jaffray, Smith focused on private equity
relationships at Lazard Ltd., where he opened the Charlotte office for
its middle market advisory group in 2008. He began his career at Bowles
Hollowell Conner & Co. as an M&A banker and has over 25 years of
experience advising public and privately held companies on M&A,
financing and strategic advisory assignments.
“The private equity community is a vital client base for our investment
banking business, and the addition of Scott onto our financial sponsor
coverage team reflects our ongoing commitment to serve these clients and
strengthen our platform,” said Scott
LaRue, global co-head of Piper Jaffray investment banking and
“Scott is one of the most experienced bankers in the middle market with
very strong client relationships. We look forward to his contributions
as we continue to grow our sponsor business,” said Larry
Zimmerman, head of Piper Jaffray financial sponsor coverage.
Smith received his Master of Business Administration degree from The
Darden School of the University of Virginia and a bachelor’s degree from
About Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray Companies (NYSE: PJC) is a
leading, international investment bank and asset management firm.
Securities brokerage and investment banking services are offered in the
U.S. through Piper Jaffray & Co., member SIPC and FINRA; in Europe
through Piper Jaffray Ltd., authorized and regulated by the U.K.
Financial Conduct Authority and Simmons & Company International Limited,
authorized and regulated by the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority and the
Dubai Financial Services Authority; in Hong Kong through Piper Jaffray
Hong Kong Limited, authorized and regulated by the Securities and
Futures Commission. Asset management products and services are offered
through five separate investment advisory affiliates―U.S. Securities and
Exchange Commission (SEC) registered Advisory Research, Inc., Piper
Jaffray Investment Management LLC, PJC Capital Partners LLC and Piper
Jaffray & Co.; and Guernsey-based Parallel General Partners Limited,
authorized and regulated by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission.
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