MINNEAPOLIS, September 23, 2021– (BUSINESS WIRE) – Piper Sandler Companies (NYSE: PIPR), a leading investment bank, is pleased to announce the arrival of Christian Hess. He joins the London office as Managing Director and European Head of Financial Sponsors.
Hess brings over 30 years of experience and a proven track record in developing and successfully managing relationships with private equity firms spanning the universe of mid to large capitalization sponsors. Prior to joining Piper Sandler, Hess worked for six years at Investec as Group Head of Private Equity Clients. Previously, he spent 16 years at UBS, where he co-founded and led European Financial Sponsors and served as Head of Investment Banking Coverage, EMEA.
Piper Sandler, Global Head of Financial Sponsors, David Lee, said: “With the arrival of Christian, we are expanding our very successful North American financial sponsor coverage model in Europe. Not only will Christian improve the company’s connectivity with major European sponsors and family offices, but as the number of cross-border transactions continues to increase, he will play a vital role in helping the company to better serve our domestic sponsor client base with actionable business flow and relevant geographic information. “
Peter Hall, Head of European Investment Bank, said: “Christian’s UK and pan-European experience will benefit both the company and our private equity clients. and financial services, a coordinated effort to cover sponsors will be extremely additive. We look forward to leveraging Christian’s deep relationships and strategic ideas for the benefit of our clients. “
Hess is trilingual in German, English and French and read Law and Betriebswirtschaftslehre at the University of Hamburg before graduating with High Honors from EAP – European School of Management.
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