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Piper Sandler Expands Investment Banking with the Hiring of James Reilly

Piper Sandler Companies (NYSE: PIPR), a leading investment bank, is pleased to announce the addition of James (“Jim”) Reilly as a managing director in the Minneapolis office. He will co-lead investment banking coverage of the vehicle aftermarket.

Prior to joining Piper Sandler, Reilly was a managing director covering the automotive aftermarket at Lazard. He has over 10 years of investment banking experience advising public and private companies, as well as financial sponsors, on mergers & acquisitions, divestitures, leveraged buyouts, growth capital raises and refinancing.

“We are pleased to have Jim co-lead the effort around the vehicle aftermarket,” said Matt Sznewajs, co-head of diversified industrials & services investment banking at Piper Sandler. “Jim’s vast experience in the aftermarket provides him with firsthand knowledge of the aftermarket and makes him well-qualified to lead this growing area of our business.”

“The firm could not have hired a more-experienced aftermarket banker than Jim,” said Treavor Hill, managing director, diversified industrials & services investment bank at Piper Sandler. “He has a deep rolodex of relationships in our sector and is known for his impressive thought leadership in growing aftermarket verticals including e-commerce retailing, specialized parts distribution, and a broad range of aftermarket services. He is also a great cultural fit for our dedicated eight-person aftermarket banking team. I’m really excited for this next chapter of our practice with Jim.”

Reilly earned a bachelor’s degree in public policy from Hamilton College and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Minnesota.


Piper Sandler Companies (NYSE: PIPR) is a leading investment bank driven to help clients Realize the Power of Partnership®. Securities brokerage and investment banking services are offered in the U.S. through Piper Sandler & Co., member SIPC and NYSE; in the U.K. through Piper Sandler Ltd., authorized and regulated by the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority; and in Hong Kong through Piper Sandler Hong Kong Limited, authorized and regulated by the Securities and Futures Commission. Alternative asset management and fixed income advisory services are offered through separately registered advisory affiliates.

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