About Us

Our History

Simmons was founded in 1974 by Matthew R. Simmons with the focus of providing financial advisory services to the growing energy service sector.  

From the very beginning, the business model was unique: to provide the highest quality financial advice focused entirely on one industry, and to remain independent. Our energy focus, dedication and unparalleled insight resulted in early success and growth. The firm grew to become the premier energy investment bank, as clients found us to be a reliable and trusted partner, particularly during industry downturns and where independent, unbiased advice was most critical.

Total Energy Coverage

With an established reputation for integrity and professionalism, we became a natural point of contact for companies and investors with an interest in energy, providing a foundation for expansion within the energy finance industry. The firm grew in the direction of opportunity, and at the request of its client base, increased its service lines, expanded into new energy sectors and built the business through the addition of international locations in key energy regions. This resulted in a growing client base and the development of invaluable relationships across the entire energy spectrum. Every expansion effort has focused on remaining energy-centric and finding the best way to serve our client base.

Simmons Energy Today

Today, we are the energy division of Piper Sandler which is a full service investment bank with a broad and diverse customer base serving institutional investors, public and private companies and private equity firms. Our firm and its subsidiaries operate through multiple locations globally. Our investment banking team has completed over 1,100 transactions totaling over $240 billion in value. Our institutional research and sales and trading group cover approximately 94 energy companies.

Throughout our history, our firm has remained a unique firm exclusively focused on the energy industry, and committed to providing the highest quality financial advice.