Simmons Energy | A Division of Piper Sandler

History & Years in Review


Our History

1974 Simmons & Company is founded by Matthrew R. Simmons and L.E. Simmons with four employees specializing in financial advisory services for the oil service industry
1982 1982-1989: Simmons expands its debt restructuring, bankruptcy advisory and corporate consolidation work
1992 The oil service, research, sales and trading group is established
1996 Simmons expands into midstream/downstream advisory services and records its first $1 billion M&A transaction
2000 Exploration & production advisory services are added
2010 Simmons advises on its first $1 billion+ E&P transaction
2013 Simmons closes their 1000th transaction and exceeds $200 billion in cumulative value

The Aberdeen office closes its 200th transaction worth a cumulative $15 billion
2014 Simmons 40th Anniversary

Simmons announces first closing of Simmons Private Equity II, L.P.
2016 Simmons is acquired by Piper Jaffray and becomes Simmons & Company International® | Energy Specialists of Piper Jaffray℠
2017 Simmons & Company International® | Energy Specialists of Piper Jaffray℠ closes a record 105 transactions
2018 Simmons rebrands as Simmons Energy | A Division of Piper Jaffray℠ and relocates to 609 Main Street, Houston, TX
2020 Piper Jaffray acquires Sandler O’Neill + Partners, the leading financial services investment bank; the combined firm is named Piper Sandler Companies. Simmons is now Simmons Energy | A Division of Piper Sandler

Piper Sandler acquires The Valence Group and adds sector coverage in chemicals & materials

Simmons was founded in 1974 by Matthew R. Simmons with the focus of providing financial advisory services to the growing energy service sector. Today, we are the energy division of Piper Sandler, a leading investment bank enabling the growth and success for our clients through deep sector expertise, candid advice and a differentiated, highly productive culture.

Years in Review