Scott LaRue joined Piper Jaffray in 2003 and serves as global co-head of investment banking and capital markets. Prior to assuming his current responsibilities, LaRue was based in Hong Kong, where he served as global co-head of the consumer and industrials investment banking groups. He has spent much of his career as an investment banker covering the consumer sector, ultimately serving as co-head of the Piper Jaffray consumer investment banking in the U.S. LaRue was also the founding member and continues to serve on the investment committee of the Piper Jaffray merchant banking group. He has more than 25 years of experience in the investment banking industry.
Scott has completed numerous transactions across a wide range of industries including packaged goods, food and beverage, agribusiness, retailing, real estate, gaming, lodging and diversified industrials. His extensive background in corporate finance includes mergers and acquisitions, public stock offerings, leveraged finance, asset securitizations and public and private debt offerings.
Prior to joining Piper Jaffray, LaRue led the food and beverage industry team at CSFB/DLJ and was the firm’s senior consumer products banker on the West Coast. Before that, he was a managing director at Bank of America Securities.
LaRue is a graduate of the University of Southern California.