Piper Sandler Companies (NYSE:PIPR), a leading investment bank, is pleased to announce the hiring of Christopher Grady. He joins the New York office as Group Director of Financial Services within the Insurance Investment Banking team.
“We are delighted to have Chris join Piper Sandler’s investment banking and insurance team. Having worked closely with Chris for many years, we have tremendous respect for his insight and integrity. His experience in the successful execution of insurance distribution M&A transactions, in particular, is unprecedented,” said John Butler, Managing Director and Co-Head of Insurance Investment Banking at Piper Sandler.
Grady will focus on advising clients on strategic mergers and acquisitions and executing M&A and capital raising transactions for insurance distribution clients. Previously, Grady was Head of Corporate Development for the Marsh McLennan Agency, where he was responsible for leading strategy, corporate development, key investments, and M&A activities. At Marsh McLennan Agency, he completed 80 transactions, including more than 70 acquisitions of insurance distribution companies in the United States and Canada. Grady holds an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in finance and business accounting from Ithaca College.
“I am very excited to join Piper Sandler and continue to build on the tremendous success they have had in the insurance industry. John Butler and George Johns have built an incredible team and I look forward to bringing my expertise into the fold,” said Piper Sandler Principal Christopher Grady.
Piper Sandler Insurance Investment Banking Group is an industry thought leader providing financial advisory and capital raising services to insurers, brokers, third-party administrators and other insurance services companies. The team completed 31 M&A, strategic advisory, and capital-raising deals in 2021, representing $4.0 billion in total M&A deal value and $4.0 billion in capital raised. **
**Source: S&P Global Market Intelligence. Representative transactions do not reflect all of Piper Sandler’s insurance transactions for the period. Total value of the transaction credited to the subscriber; PSC’s aggregate capital-raised measure does not include transaction values of financial markets advisory roles.
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