MENLO PARK, Calif., Oct. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- U.S. Bancorp Piper
Jaffray (Piper Jaffray) is pleased to announce that Paul T. Inouye has joined
the firm's technology investment banking practice as a managing director. He
will lead Piper Jaffray's Internet and software investment banking efforts out
of the firm's Menlo Park office.
With over 13 years of experience in initial public offerings (IPOs),
follow-on offerings and merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions, Inouye most
recently led Friedman Billings Ramsey's West Coast Software Group as a
managing director in its San Francisco office. Prior to that, he was an
executive director and senior software and Internet investment banker at
Morgan Stanley in Menlo Park. In addition, Inouye founded and led Robertson
Stephens' Internet investment banking practice in San Francisco from July 1996
to September 1999.
"Paul boasts an impressive track record within the software and Internet
sectors, with over 70 transactions with aggregate value of $30 billion," said
Chad R. Abraham, head of technology investment banking at Piper Jaffray. "I
have no doubt that he will add tremendous value as he drives Piper Jaffray's
Internet and software investment banking practice going forward."
"I am extremely excited about joining U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray's
technology practice given its momentum as a leading investment bank serving
growth companies," said Inouye. "In following in the Piper Jaffray tradition
of providing impactful advice to clients, I look forward to building upon the
firm's well-positioned full-service growth-oriented banking platform."
Inouye holds a master's of business administration degree from the Wharton
School in Philadelphia and a bachelor's degree in international political
economics from the University of California at Berkeley. He resides in Mill
Valley, Calif., with his wife and daughter.
U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray, a subsidiary of the consolidated group of U.S.
Bancorp (NYSE: USB), is a focused securities firm comprised of two revenue-
generating segments -- Capital Markets and Private Client Services. Clients
of both segments are supported by Investment Research, an independent group
reporting to the CEO. The firm provides a full range of investment products
and services to individuals, institutions and businesses. The firm has over
124 offices in 25 states across the country. U.S. Bancorp offers a
comprehensive range of financial solutions through U.S. Bank, U.S. Bancorp
Asset Management, U.S. Bancorp Investments and U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray. For
more information on U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray, visit www.piperjaffray.com .
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