Sound, Value-Added Advice

Our Investment Banking Group provides a comprehensive offering of corporate finance and financial advisory services. We are a recognized leader in capital raising, mergers and acquisitions, and conversion and demutualization transactions for financial institutions of all sizes.

We have earned a reputation as a trusted advisor by forming strong, long-lasting relationships and giving sound advice focused on building long-term value for clients. We work closely with management teams to define and achieve strategic goals. Because of the success of our clients, we’ve experienced some of our own successes:

  • Capital Raising - In 2015, Sandler O'Neill was the top advisor for banks raising debt capital. We acted as the sole, lead, or co-manager on 53%1 of the subordinated notes or senior notes offerings for community and regional depositories, raising over $6.3 billion through 48 offerings.2
  • M&A Advisory - In 2015, Sandler O’Neill advised on more bank and thrift mergers than any other firm with 61 transactions, and in a greater aggregate deal value than any other firm with $17.5 billion. 3
  • Mutual Conversions and Demutualizations - We have one of the most experienced teams in the industry, with over 100 completed conversions and demutualizations for thrifts and insurance companies since 1995.

Breadth of Service

We serve the entire financial services sector and have dedicated teams of seasoned professionals working with insurance companies, financial technology firms, securities firms, broker-dealers, exchanges, asset managers, finance companies, non-traditional lenders, REITs, business development companies, and other non-depository financial institutions. Our comprehensive knowledge of financial companies, and our unique ability to integrate the most experienced talent and target resources to client needs are competitive advantages that we use to drive results for clients.

1 Source: SNL Financial, percentage based on number of transactions, includes nationwide subordinated and senior notes offerings from 1/1/15 - 12/31/15 for book manager, co-manager and placement agent roles for depositories under $25 billion in assets. Excludes deals that were not reported and deals where no underwriter or placement agent was reported.

2 Source: Sandler O'Neill completed deals from 1/1/15 - 12/31/15, including debt capital raises not reflected in SNL Financial's league tables.

3 Source: SNL Financial, 1/1/15 - 12/31/15.


William F. Hickey, Principal
Co-Head of the Investment Banking Group
212-466-7704
bhickey@sandleroneill.com

Brian R. Sterling, Principal
Co-Head of the Investment Banking Group
212-466-7770
bsterling@sandleroneill.com