James P. Baker

Managing Director
Co-Head of Energy Investment Banking

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James P. Baker

With over 25 years of experience in energy, James Baker leads the midstream/downstream corporate finance practice for Simmons Energy | A Division of Piper Jaffray℠. Baker’s buy- and sell-side clients include public companies, private companies and private equity firms. He has been with the firm since 2001 and has completed over 110 successful transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings, corporate advisory, capital raises and fairness opinions.

Prior to joining the firm, Baker held several positions within Koch Industries including director of Koch energy, leading corporate finance and corporate development initiatives for Koch’s energy businesses and chief financial officer of Koch Gateway Pipeline Company (now GulfSouth). Subsequently, he was a director for Alton Geoscience, consulting to refining and marketing companies on the West Coast.

Baker holds a chemistry degree from Colorado College and earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at Austin.