Peter Finnerty Jr.

Managing Director
Financial Services Investment Banking

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Peter Finnerty

Peter Finnerty Jr. is a managing director in the financial services group at Piper Sandler.

Previously, he was a principal in the investment banking group at Sandler O'Neill + Partners, L.P. Finnerty headed the firm’s Atlanta office and advised regional banks and insurance companies on a wide range of strategic matters, including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures and capital-raising. His primarily focus is on companies operating in the Southeastern region of the United States.

While at Sandler O’Neill, Finnerty has been involved in a number of merger and capital raising transactions for Ameris Bancorp; Atlantic Capital Bancshares, Inc.; First Financial Holdings, Inc. in its merger with SCBT Financial Corporation to form South State Corporation; the successful recapitalization of First Security Group, Inc. and its subsequent merger with Atlantic Capital Bancshares, Inc.; Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc.; Renasant Corporation; Synovus Financial Corp.; Trustmark Corporation; and United Community Banks, Inc., among others.

Prior to joining Sandler O'Neill in 2002, Finnerty was a managing director and group head of the financial institutions group of SunTrust Robinson Humphrey. Before joining Robinson Humphrey in 1998, Finnerty was a senior member of the investment banking group at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Securities Corporation, where he worked for over 12 years advising banks and other financial institutions in a broad array of merger and acquisition transactions.