Position Description

Experienced Investment Banking Associate - Energy
Location TX - Houston
Business Area Investment Banking
Employment Type Full Time
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Simmons Energy - A Division of Piper Jaffray

Simmons Energy was an independent investment bank for over 40 years, and was acquired by Piper Jaffray companies in early 2016. Simmons has built a lasting reputation for specializing in the entire spectrum of the energy industry and continues to do so as the energy-specific branch of a much larger firm. Simmons has acted as financial advisor in over $166 billion of transactions, including 592 merger and acquisitions worth nearly $100 billion. Simmons has a large equity research team with coverage of approximately 130 public energy companies in the integrated oil, oil service, E&P, coal, power, and alternative energy sectors. Simmons has served as co-manager on over $62 billion in public debt and equity offerings. The firm's clients range from small, privately held companies to multi-billion dollar public entities. Consistent with its specialized approach, Simmons recruits high-caliber individuals with the goal of offering a rewarding career to its employees.

We are currently looking to add an experienced Investment Banking Associates or individuals with prior industry experience to our Energy Investment Banking team in Houston, TX.

Investment Banking Associate:

Our Associates work closely with senior bankers to make a real impact on our clients’ businesses through involvement in all facets of energy investment banking.

All projects are organized on a team basis and typically include a Managing Director, a Director and/or a Vice President, an Associate, an Analyst and associated support staff. We actively recruit at a variety of campuses looking for students with diverse pre-MBA backgrounds and a strong undergraduate academic performance. The professionals we hire have a commonality among them: high ethical standards, an excellent work ethic, willingness to be team players and an overarching intellectual capacity and curiosity.

Associates are responsible for all traditional investment banking functions, and can expect to work on projects related to M&A advisory, public and private equity and debt offerings, recapitalization/restructuring, company valuations, fairness opinions, etc.

An Associate can expect to have immediate and substantial client contact, including written and oral presentations. Simmons Energy emphasizes analysis, so an Associate should anticipate considerable quantitative work.


Simmons Energy seeks individuals with four or more years of professional business experience prior to business school (experienced Investment Banking Analysts will be considered), an MBA from a top-tier business school, one or more years of investment banking experience as an associate, preferably in the oil and gas industry, strong analytical ability, intellectual curiosity, a desire to work in a team environment, a desire to climb a steep learning curve, a sense of humor, and importantly, a commitment to excellence. The most important criterion for success is the chemistry and fit with other members of the firm.

Our professionals come from remarkably diverse backgrounds. Prior exposure to either investment banking or energy industry is preferred.

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