Andrew Atkins is a managing director in the financial services group at Piper Sandler. He is responsible for executing merger and acquisition and capital raising transactions for public and private companies in the insurance industry.
Previously, he was a managing director in the investment banking group of Sandler O’Neill + Partners, L.P. Atkins has executed transactions with P&C insurance companies, retail and wholesale insurance brokers, managing general agents and underwriters, third party administrators and other insurance services companies.
Atkins advised clients on a wide range of transactions, including Fortegra Financial on the sale of Bliss & Glennon and eReinsure.com to AmWINS Group, Orchid Underwriters on its majority investment from Gryphon Investors and SeaBright Holdings on its sale to Enstar Group. He also executed capital raising transactions for publicly listed insurance companies, including underwritten equity offerings for Atlas Financial Holdings and Kingstone Companies.
Prior to joining Sandler O'Neill, Atkins spent four years in the Financial Institutions Group at Piper Jaffray, where he advised clients on merger and acquisition and capital raising transactions for a broad range of insurance and other financial institutions clients. Prior to Piper Jaffray, he was an investment banker in the Financial Institutions Group at Houlihan Lokey.
Atkins holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in political science and economics with distinction from Kenyon College.