Derek Beres

Managing Director
Diversified Industrials & Services

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Derek Beres

Derek Beres is a managing director at Piper Jaffray and leads the firm’s efforts in the transportation, logistics and automotive sectors. With nearly 20 years of investment banking experience, Beres has executed middle-market transactions across an array of industries, including transportation and logistics, automotive, general industrials and healthcare. He has executed more than 60 engagements on behalf of top private equity groups, corporate clients and company founders.

Beres joined Edgeview Partners in 2004 prior to its acquisition by Piper Jaffray. Beres was previously a vice president in Morgan Stanley’s investment banking division based in London, England and Frankfurt, Germany. At Morgan Stanley, he advised on buy-side, sell-side and capital financing transactions for public companies, private companies and subsidiaries of large public companies. Prior to Morgan Stanley, he was a consultant with Arthur D. Little, a global management consulting firm.

Beres earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in finance from The Citadel, where he was captain of the varsity football team and a two-time Academic All-American. He holds a master’s degree from the University of South Carolina.