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George Longo

Managing Director
Public Finance Investment Banking

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George Longo is a managing director in the project finance group of Piper Jaffray & Co. where he focuses on the firm’s project finance efforts throughout North, Central and South Americas and Europe. Longo joined Piper Jaffray in August 2016 after 33 years with Raymond James & Associates and UBS Investment Bank and its predecessor firms, PaineWebber and Kidder Peabody & Co.

Longo has over 33 years of municipal, corporate and project finance experience. Longo has particular expertise in corporate-related tax-exempt and taxable financings for various project developments including renewable power and energy, infrastructure, power generation, liquid fuels, pulp and paper, forest products, building products, petrochemicals, manufacturing facilities, pollution control and solid waste disposal.

Longo joined Kidder, Peabody’s investment banking department in 1983 and specialized in infrastructure and corporate project finance in the U.S. His industry experience includes power and cogeneration, solid waste disposal, ports and airports, water, wastewater, pulp and paper, steel, forest products and chemicals. He was named a managing director of Kidder, Peabody in 1992. From October 1994 through April 1999, Longo was a managing director of PaineWebber, managed its Mid-Atlantic Region municipal finance efforts and directed its project finance efforts on a national basis specializing in industrial technology and manufacturing facilities. Longo joined PaineWebber in 1994 in connection with its acquisition of certain assets of Kidder, Peabody & Co. Incorporated. From April 1999 through the end of 2004, Longo managed The Project Capital Group, a boutique advisory firm specializing in project finance. Longo rejoined UBS at the beginning of 2005 to initiate the project finance practice at UBS that had been eliminated in the late 1990s and then joined Raymond James in September 2008 to head up their newly created project finance efforts.

Longo received a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in finance from the University of Notre Dame Mendoza School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and government from Lake Forest College, Illinois.

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