Daily News: May 23, 2017

Piper Jaffray Adds Two to Diversified Industrials & Services


Piper Jaffray hired Chris Geyer and Tim Shea to the firm’s diversified industrials and services investment banking group. They will be based in Minneapolis.

“We continue to invest in domain expertise, and Tim and Chris bring significant expertise in facility services and chemicals, respectively. Our clients value deep sector knowledge along with world-class M&A execution, and that combination will drive our continued momentum,” said Michael Dillahunt, co-head of Piper Jaffray diversified industrials and services investment banking.

Geyer re-joined Piper Jaffray from Lazard Middle Market’s industrials investment banking group, where he advised chemicals companies. Prior to Lazard, Geyer spent four years in corporate development at Entegris and began his career with Piper Jaffray investment banking. Geyer has advised on approximately 30 transactions valued in aggregate at more than $5 billion.

Shea was most recently the chief financial officer of Southwest Foodservice Excellence. Previously, he served as an investment banking director at Robert W. Baird & Co., covering companies in the facility services space. Shea has advised on dozens of transactions with an aggregate deal value of approximately $10 billion.