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MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 23, 2017-- Piper Jaffray Companies (NYSE: PJC), a leading investment bank and asset management firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ted Christianson as partner in the merchant banking group. He will serve alongside the group’s managing directors Tom Schnettler and Bob Rinek, and senior advisor David Crosby.

Christianson brings more than 27 years of experience in financial services and investment banking to the merchant banking group. He joined Piper Jaffray in 1998 and most recently served as global head of the Piper Jaffray capital advisory group, which includes the firm's equity private placement, financial restructuring and debt capital markets businesses. Christianson assumed management responsibility for the firm's private equity placement practice in 2001 and later established and assumed management responsibility for the capital advisory group in 2008. He also served in various senior leadership positions as a member of the firm's investment banking commitment committee, global group head council and the merchant banking investment advisory committee.

“Ted brings an excellent set of private equity experiences and relationships to the merchant banking group that will be instrumental as the team begins raising Piper Jaffray Merchant Banking Fund II,” said Tom Schnettler, merchant banking managing director and vice chairman of Piper Jaffray & Co. “Bob Rinek, David Crosby and I have worked closely with Ted for many years and we look forward to leveraging his considerable skills and relationships for the benefit of our investors.”

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Piper Jaffray Companies (NYSE: PJC) is a leading investment bank and asset management firm. Securities brokerage and investment banking services are offered in the U.S. through Piper Jaffray & Co., member SIPC and FINRA; in Europe through Piper Jaffray Ltd. and Simmons & Company International Limited, authorized and regulated by the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority; and in Hong Kong through Piper Jaffray Hong Kong Limited, authorized and regulated by the Securities and Futures Commission. Asset management products and services are offered through five separate investment advisory affiliates―U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) registered Advisory Research, Inc.; Piper Jaffray Investment Management LLC, PJC Capital Partners LLC and Piper Jaffray & Co.; and Guernsey-based Parallel General Partners Limited, authorized and regulated by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission.

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