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 recruiting for Summer of 2020.
Investment Banking Summer Associate Internship
Our Summer Associate Internship is available for those professionals seeking an Investment Banking internship during the summer following their first year of business school. We offer a 10-week summer program where Summer Associates are staffed on active deals throughout the internship. 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.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summer 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.
A Summer Associate can expect to have immediate and substantial client contact, including written and oral presentations. Simmons Energy emphasizes analysis, so an Associate Intern should anticipate considerable quantitative work.
Qualifications and Experience
Simmons Energy seeks individuals with four or more years of professional business experience prior to business school, 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 the investment banking or energy industry is not required.
Who Should Apply and When?
Simmons Energy solicits resumes during the fall season for intern positions the following summer. First-round interviews are conducted via on campus interviews or telephone with final rounds conducted at the Simmons Energy office in Houston. Currently recruiting for summer 2020.