Piper Sandler Expands Renewables & Clean Energy Investment Banking With the Hiring of Rob Sternthal

05/13/2021 | 07:00:00 AM

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 13, 2021-- Piper Sandler Companies (NYSE: PIPR), a leading investment bank, is pleased to announce the addition of Rob Sternthal as a managing director within the energy and power investment banking group. He will be based in the firm’s New York office.

Sternthal joins Piper Sandler with more than 20 years of investment banking experience. Prior to joining the firm, he was the head of the North American renewable energy and infrastructure practice at Rubicon Capital Advisors. Prior to that, Sternthal was the founder and president of CohnReznick Capital Markets and worked in various senior roles at Credit Suisse in Tokyo and New York, including as head of structured finance and securitization. Prior to his investment banking career, Sternthal was an attorney at Milbank LLP and a staff attorney at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Sternthal received a bachelor’s degree in economics and French, with honors, from Emory University and a Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from the Temple University School of Law. He received a Nambu scholarship to study law in Japan and speaks Japanese as well as Spanish.

“Rob’s relevant expertise and years of experience will bring immediate value to our clients,” said Spencer Rippstein, co-head of energy and power investment banking at Piper Sandler. “We are excited about the continued expansion of our team in the renewables space, and we look forward to establishing an energy and power investment banking presence in New York.”

For over 15 years, the energy and power investment banking group has served a range of renewable energy companies, including technology and service providers focused on the sustainable creation, harnessing and transmission of energy. The firm is committed to delivering exceptional client services in M&A advisory, capital markets execution, institutional sales and investment research within this growing sector.


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