SAN FRANCISCO, NEW YORK, LONDON, FRANKFURT April 18, 2019 – Mooreland Partners today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE: SF), a leading mid-market investment banking and wealth management company, headquartered in St Louis, Missouri. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Mooreland Partners will join forces with Stifel’s global investment banking division and its team of over 400 bankers. Stifel, widely recognized for its deep domain and product expertise, is ranked among the top 3 investment banks in M&A transactions under $1 billion in value, managed equity deals under $1billion in market capitalization, and managed venture capital-backed IPOs. Over the last 20 years, Stifel’s Technology Investment Banking team has completed more than 300 M&A transactions representing approximately more than $100 billion in aggregate transaction value and more than 650 capital markets transactions totaling more than $150 billion in value.
On a combined basis, Stifel/Mooreland advised on more technology M&A transactions valued under $1 billion than any other firm during the period 2010 through 2018.
“We share the same passion as the Stifel team for the technology sector,” said Patrick Seely, Managing Partner at Mooreland Partners. “Stifel’s capabilities across a wide-range of investment banking solutions will give us the opportunity to deliver a broader set of financial products to the entrepreneurs, private equity funds, and venture capital investors we have been serving in North America, Europe, Israel and beyond. We see multiple synergies and believe that, together with Stifel, our combined technology practice is poised for significant growth.”
“Technology is a sector that has been and continues to be a cornerstone of Stifel’s investment banking platform,” said Brad Raymond, Global Head of Investment Banking at Stifel. “Through the acquisition of Mooreland, we are doubling the size of our overall technology practice and significantly enhancing our presence in Europe and Silicon Valley.”
“This combination is an excellent cultural fit,” said Thom Weisel, Co-Chairman of the Board of Stifel. “Stifel and Mooreland take the same collaborative, client-centric approach to ensure consistently successful outcomes for our clients. We look forward to welcoming the Mooreland team to Stifel.”
Stifel Company Information
Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE: SF) is a financial services holding company headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, that conducts its banking, securities, and financial services business through several wholly owned subsidiaries. Stifel’s broker-dealer clients are served in the United States through Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, including its Eaton Partners business division; Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc.; Miller Buckfire & Co., LLC; Century Securities Associates, Inc., and in the United Kingdom and Europe through Stifel Nicolaus Europe Limited. The Company’s broker-dealer affiliates provide securities brokerage, investment banking, trading, investment advisory, and related financial services to individual investors, professional money managers, businesses, and municipalities. Stifel Bank and Stifel Bank & Trust offer a full range of consumer and commercial lending solutions. Stifel Trust Company, N.A. and Stifel Trust Company Delaware, N.A. offer trust and related services. To learn more about Stifel, please visit the Company’s website at www.stifel.com.