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Capital Markets

Simmons & Company International  |  Energy Specialists of Piper Jaffray is actively involved as an advisor, agent or underwriter in offerings in both the equity and debt capital markets for our energy company clients. Our deep knowledge base regarding energy issues enables us to help design the optimum capital raising strategy for your company. Our relationships with investors in both the private and public markets significantly enhance the probability of a successful execution of a capital raise. Since our founding in 1974, we have orchestrated numerous private equity and debt raises. Over the last two decades, we have established ourselves as one of the leading underwriters of public energy equity and debt offerings. Our most recent offering activity has been with issuers associated with energy services, exploration & production, midstream & downstream (including MLPs) and alternative energy.


Public Equity and Debt Offerings

  • Our capital markets capabilities include expertise in serving as a "lead left" on public equity and equity-linked offerings working with the full Piper Jaffray equity capital markets capabilities
  • We also have deep experience with private common, preferred and convertible equity capital placement capabilities
  • We believe that our significant industry knowledge and transaction expertise allows us to take a very active role in formulating an issuer's marketing strategy along with the creation of the marketing material
  • Our analytical prowess and attention to detail enable us to serve as a credible voice in the valuation of securities, including those in an initial public offering
  • Our deep expertise in energy allows us to effectively communicate issuers' complex business strategies to potential investors in a simple and understandable manner
  • We have extensive and established relationships with almost every significant public energy investor, enhancing our ability to successfully place public offerings
  • Our strong reputation in the institutional investment community as a result of the legacy Simmons & Company market share as a co-lead/co-manager and Piper Jaffray's strong position as a lead book runner aids in the marketing of a public offering
  • The full capabilities of the Piper Jaffray equity capital markets group is described here

Private Capital Raises

  • We are well positioned to participate in private capital raises (particularly from private equity firms), 144a transactions and traditional private placements of equity, straight debt and mezzanine financings
  • Our corporate finance valuation and transaction expertise allow us to effectively structure and position private capital issuances
  • We have significant and tenured relationships with most of the energy private equity firms and mezzanine funds, as well as with numerous money management firms interested in private investments, including hedge funds and sovereign funds
  • Our ability to create a competitive, yet timely process ensures that we receive the best available market pricing for a private capital raise at the time of issuance
  • Our strong position in the energy industry helps facilitate a positive outcome for energy issuers raising private capital
  • A full description of the Piper Jaffray equity private placements capabilities can be found here

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