Direct Placements

Piper Jaffray offers a diverse range of loan opportunities through our relationships with traditional and non-traditional lending partners. 


Matt Morrell
Fixed Income Sales & Trading
+1 612 303-6642

Our placement team has completed more than 1,000 transactions with a par amount in excess of $10 billion. On behalf of our clients, we have completed loan transactions ranging from $1 million to over $400 million.

By partnering with Piper Jaffray, our clients gain access to:

  • Public sector, education, healthcare, and senior living issuers
  • Bridge, acquisition, construction, mini-perm and permanent loan structures
  • Lending relationships with banks, insurance companies, conduit lenders and non-traditional lending sources
  • Taxable and tax-exempt transactions
  • Fixed- and floating-rate
  • Development stage, bridge, construction, mini-perm or permanent
  • Senior and subordinate debt, including mezzanine or second mortgage financing
  • High-grade to high-yield/special situations

Our Approach
Together, we partner with clients to find the best placement option for each transaction.

We start with your individual requirements―not a loan program. Next, we access the appropriate capital markets on your behalf to secure the right rate, fees, terms and covenants for your needs. We structure the optimal loan for you by helping negotiate the best terms for your transaction.

Borrowing Opportunities
Our network of more than 1,000 lending partners includes banks, insurance companies, conduit lenders and non-traditional lending sources. The Piper Jaffray loan placement group also has longstanding relationships with hundreds of prospective purchasers nationwide that are interested in direct purchases of municipal debt. Our expertise encompasses a broad range of credits and sectors and can assist in seeking the lowest cost of financing from a multitude of investors.

Sector Expertise
Our experience spans the following sectors:

  • Clean technology and renewables
  • Charter schools
  • Development finance (including tax increment financing and assessment districts)
  • Commercial (including shopping malls, office, warehouse, credit-tenant and mixed use)
  • Education
  • Hospitality
  • Medical offices
  • Public sector – large and small issuers
  • Senior living
  • Specialty technology buildings
  • Tax credit equity (including historic, low-income housing, energy and new-market tax credits)
  • Municipal & NFP Utilities