Piper Jaffray Announces Investment Banking Hires in Diversified Industrials & Services

05/22/2017 | 10:58:11 AM

The appointment of dealmakers Chris Geyer and Tim Shea marks another addition to the firm's growing investment banking division.

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 22, 2017-- Piper Jaffray Companies (NYSE: PJC), a leading investment bank and asset management firm, is pleased to announce the hiring of Chris Geyer and Tim Shea. Based in Minneapolis, Geyer and Shea will be part of the firm’s diversified industrials & services investment banking group.

“These hires represent another step forward in building upon our multi-year growth trajectory in investment banking and expanding our platform where we see concrete opportunities to expand our reach,” said Scott LaRue, global co-head of Piper Jaffray investment banking. “Adding Chris and Tim bolsters our coverage in this important sector and adds strength to our overall franchise.”

“We continue to invest in domain expertise, and Tim and Chris bring significant expertise in facility services and chemicals, respectively. Our clients value deep sector knowledge along with world-class M&A execution, and that combination will drive our continued momentum,” said Michael Dillahunt, co-head of Piper Jaffray diversified industrials & services investment banking.

Geyer re-joined Piper Jaffray from Lazard Middle Market’s industrials investment banking group, where he advised chemicals companies. Prior to Lazard, Geyer spent four years in corporate development at Entegris, Inc. and began his career with Piper Jaffray investment banking. Geyer has advised on approximately 30 transactions valued in aggregate at more than $5 billion. He earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of MinnesotaCarlson School of Management and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Shea was most recently the chief financial officer of Southwest Foodservice Excellence. Previously, he served as an investment banking director at Robert W. Baird & Co., covering companies in the facility services space. Shea has advised on dozens of transactions with an aggregate deal value of approximately $10 billion. He holds a Juris doctorate from the University of Wisconsin Law School, and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and is a CPA.

Recent Piper Jaffray industrials assignments include advising Industrial Container Services, a portfolio company of Aurora Capital on its sale to Centerbridge Partners L.P.; Arctic Glacier Group Holdings, Inc., a portfolio company of H.I.G. Capital on its $723 million sale to The Caryle Group; Evans Delivery Company, a portfolio company of AEA Investors SBF on its sale to Calera Capital; Unishippers Global Logistics, a portfolio company of Ridgemont Equity Partners on its merger with Worldwide Express, a portfolio company of Quad-C Management; Arrow Tru-Line Holdings, Inc., a portfolio company of Long Point Capital on its sale to Sun Capital Partners; and Universal Lubricants, LLC, a portfolio company of Pegasus Capital Advisors on its sale to Clean Harbors, Inc.

Piper Jaffray Companies (NYSE: PJC) is a leading 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 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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