Our History

Key Event Timeline

 

2018

Simmons rebrands as Simmons Energy | A division of Piper Jaffray℠ and relocates to 609 Main Street, Houston, TX.

2017

Simmons & Company International® | Energy Specialists of Piper Jaffray® closes a record 105 transactions.

2016

Simmons is acquired by Piper Jaffray and becomes Simmons & Company International® | Energy Specialists of Piper Jaffray®.

2014

Simmons 40th Anniversary.

Simmons announces first closing of Simmons Private Equity II, L.P.

2013

Simmons closes their 1000th transaction and exceeds $200 billion in cumulative value.

The Aberdeen office closes its 200th transaction worth a cumulative $15 billion.

2010

Simmons advises on its first $1 billion+ E&P transaction.

2008

Simmons experiences a record year with 61 transactions worth $31 billion. The Aberdeen office closes its first $1 billion+ M&A transaction.

Simmons announces the first closing of Simmons Parallel Energy L.P.

A 50% owned asset management firm, Energy Opportunities Capital Management is established.

2007

Simmons opens an office in Dubai.

2006

Simmons experiences a record year for co-managed offerings; 26 are worth nearly $9 billion.

Simmons serves as an advisor on a multi-billion dollar midstream M&A transaction.

Institutional Investor recognizes Simmons as #1 All–Energy Sales Team for fourth year in a row.

2005

Simmons completes its first multi-billion dollar M&A transaction

2003

Simmons opens an office in London.

2000

Exploration & Production advisory services are added.

1999

The Simmons & Company International Limited office opens in Aberdeen, Scotland.

1996

Simmons expands into midstream/downstream advisory services and records its first $1 billion M&A transaction.

1993

Simmons advises Sonat Inc on a co-managed IPO of Sonat Offshore, then the largest oil service IPO to date.

1992

The oil service, research, sales and trading group is established.

1982-1989

Simmons expands its debt restructuring, bankruptcy advisory and corporate consolidation work.

1980

Simmons closes its first $100 million+ M&A transaction.

1974

Simmons & Company is founded by Matthrew R. Simmons and L.E. Simmons with four employees specializing in financial advisory services for the oil service industry.