Piper Jaffray & Co., Denver, CO

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updated on Thursday, October 10, 2019


Bancorp spun off Piper Jaffray in a stock dividend to its shareholders, and today the company is traded independently under the symbol PJC. In 2006, the company sold its brokerage business to Zurich based UBS for $510 million in cash. The business had approximately 800 brokers at that time.
Piper Jaffray now has 28 offices, with over 1, 000 employees serving its capital markets clients. We earn our clients' trust by delivering the best guidance and service.
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Company description
Piper Jaffray Companies is a leading, international middle-market investment bank and institutional securities firm, serving the needs of middle-market corporations, private equity groups, public entities, nonprofit clients and institutional investors. Piper Jaffray & Co. often shortened to just Piper Jaffray or PiperJaffray, is a U.S. middle-market investment banking firm based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and sells financial advice, investment products, and transaction execution within targeted sectors of the financial services marketplace. Through its principal subsidiary, Piper Jaffray & Co., the Company targets corporations, government, non-profit entities, institutional investors, and the financial advisory needs of private individuals. We create and implement superior financial solutions for our clients. Serving clients is our fundamental purpose.
Piper Jaffray traces its roots to 1895 when George Lane established George B. Lane, Commercial Paper and Collateral Loans & Co., a commercial paper brokerage, in Minneapolis. In 1913, Piper, Jaffray Co. was established as another commercial paper business by H.C. Piper Sr. and C.P. Jaffray. In 1917, George B. Lane & Co. merged with Piper, Jaffray & Co. to form Lane, Piper & Jaffray. The firm first obtained a seat on the New York Stock Exchange in 1931 with the acquisition of Hopwood & Company, which had been devastated by the stock market crash. In 1971, Piper first offered stock to the public and became a publicly held corporation known as Piper, Jaffray & Hopwood Incorporated. Later, in 1986, Piper's common stock began trading on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol PIPR. In 1997, the firm was acquired by Minneapolis based U.S. Bancorp for $730 million in cash. From 1999 to 2003, the firm was known as U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray. In 2003 U.S.
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