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MINNEAPOLIS AND NEW YORK–(COMMERCIAL WIRE)–Piper Sandler Companies (NYSE: PIPR), a leading investment bank, is pleased to announce the hiring of Christopher Grady. He will join the New York office as a director in the financial services group as part of the insurance investment banking team.

“We are delighted to have Chris join the Piper Sandler Insurance Investment Banking team. Having worked closely with Chris for many years, we have enormous respect for his insight and integrity in dealings. His experience in successfully executing insurance distribution M&A transactions, in particular, is unparalleled,” 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 mergers and acquisitions and capital raising transactions for insurance distribution clients. Previously, Grady was head of corporate development for Marsh McLennan Agency, where he was responsible for lead strategy, corporate development, core investment and M&A activity. In his time with the Marsh McLennan Agency, he completed 80 transactions, including more than 70 acquisitions of insurance distribution companies in the US and Canada. Grady holds an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business and a BS in Corporate Finance and 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 made an incredible team and I look forward to bringing my experience into the fold,” said Christopher Grady, director of Piper Sandler.

Piper Sandler’s Insurance Investment Banking Group is an industry thought leader providing financial advisory and capital raising services to insurance underwriters, brokers, third-party administrators and other insurance service companies. The team completed 31 M&A, strategic advisory and capital raising transactions in 2021, representing $4 billion in total M&A deal value and $4 billion in total 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 metric does not include trading values ​​of capital markets advisor roles.


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