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  • Founded by Matt Simmons with 4 employees specializing in financial advisory services for the oil service industry.
  • Debt restructuring, bankruptcy advisory, and corporate consolidation work.
  • Advised Sonat Inc on and co-managed IPO of Sonat Offshore, then the largest oil service IPO to date.
  • Opened Simmons & Company International Limited in Aberdeen, Scotland.
  • Opened London office.
  • Record year for co-managed offerings, 26 worth nearly $9 billion.
  • Advisor on multi billion dollar Midstream M&A transaction.
  • Institutional Investor recognized #1 All – Energy Sales team for fourth year in a row.
  • Record year with 61 transactions worth $31 billion. Aberdeen closed first $1 billion + M&A transaction and also had a record year.
  • First Closing , Simmons Parallel Energy L.P.
  • Established 50% owned asset management firm, Energy Opportunities Capital Management.
  • Closed 1000th transaction and exceeded $200 billion in cumulative value.
  • Aberdeen closed its 200th transaction worth a cumulative $15 billion.
  • Simmons announces its combination with Piper Jaffray.
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  • Closed first $100 million + M & A transaction.
  • Established Oil Service Sales, Research and Trading group.
  • Expanded into Midstream/Downstream Financial Advisory services.
  • First $1 billion + M&A transaction.
  • Added Exploration & Production Advisory services.
  • First multi billion dollar M&A transaction.
  • Opened Dubai office.
  • Advised on first $1 billion + E&P transaction.
  • Fortieth Anniversary Year.
  • First Closing, Simmons Private Equity II L.P.
  • Simmons completes the combination as the Energy Specialists of Piper Jaffray.