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PlacementTracker Publishes Q1 2015 PIPE Market League Tables

San Diego, April 09, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PlacementTracker, the leading source for data and analysis to institutions in the PIPE market, today announced the most active investment banks, investors, and law firms in the U.S. PIPE market during the first quarter of 2015.



A total of $6.7 billion was raised in 225 transactions through the end of the first quarter. Of this amount, 2 transactions totaling $313 million have been announced but not yet closed as of 4/07/15.

We congratulate all of the active members of the PIPE community who have continued their momentum in to 2015. Most of these firms are long-time clients of PlacementTracker, and we are dedicated to providing them with access to the very best data and analytics available in our industry.

Most Active Participants Include:

The Q1 2015 U.S. PIPE Market Investment Banking League Table
By Number of Transactions:

Placement Agent NameTransaction CountTotal Amount Placed
Roth Capital Partners, LLC 20$ 534,036,109
H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC19$ 292,856,300
Maxim Group LLC13$ 271,223,101
Cowen and Company, LLC11$ 485,557,418
Jefferies & Company, Inc.9$ 1,319,982,982
Piper Jaffray & Co.8$ 321,931,801
MLV & Co. LLC6$ 168,694,939
Aegis Capital Corporation5$ 81,559,000
Northland Securities, Inc.5$ 17,793,982
William Blair & Company, LLC4$ 158,769,310
Ladenburg Thalmann & Co., Inc.4$ 80,500,675
National Securities Corporation4$ 22,087,024
Barclays Capital, Inc.3$ 361,475,053
Sandler O'Neill & Partners, L.P.3$ 184,320,000
RBC Capital Markets, Inc.3$ 132,769,311
Robert W. Baird & Co.3$ 130,837,051
SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc.3$ 129,375,005
Stifel Nicolaus Weisel3$ 128,249,984
Wedbush PacGrow Life Sciences3$ 106,199,737
JMP Securities LLC3$ 100,244,998
Cantor Fitzgerald & Company3$ 86,769,309
Janney Montgomery Scott, Inc.3$ 63,507,049
Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.3$ 61,664,998
Laidlaw & Company (UK) Ltd.3$ 39,061,558
Craig-Hallum Capital Group LLC3$ 31,515,976

Investment Banking rankings exclude all 144-A Offerings, Equity Lines of Credit, At the Market Transactions, Rights Offerings, Bought Deals, and all PIPE transactions conducted by foreign issuers that trade in the U.S. on the Pink Sheets. On transactions where an investment banking firm has acted solely as Financial Advisor, that transaction has been excluded from that firm’s ranking. Co-agented transactions award full transaction credit to all agents participating (regardless of status of lead agent or co-agent). Data is for closed and definitive agreement transactions reported as of 4/07/15.

The Q1 2015 U.S. PIPE Market Healthcare Sector Investment Banking League Table
By Total Amount Placed:

Placement Agent NameTransaction Count Total Amount Placed
H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC 16$ 278,538,239
Roth Capital Partners, LLC 13$ 467,438,992
Maxim Group LLC 12$ 267,823,101
Cowen and Company, LLC 9$ 466,457,418
Piper Jaffray & Co. 8$ 321,931,801
Jefferies & Company, Inc. 7$ 319,982,987
MLV & Co. LLC 5$ 166,694,939
William Blair & Company, LLC 4$ 158,769,310
RBC Capital Markets, Inc. 3$ 132,769,311
Stifel Nicolaus Weisel 3$ 128,249,984
JMP Securities LLC 3$ 100,244,998
Cantor Fitzgerald & Company 3$ 86,769,309
Ladenburg Thalmann & Co., Inc. 3$ 78,350,675
Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. 3$ 61,664,998
Laidlaw & Company (UK) Ltd. 3$ 39,061,558
National Securities Corporation 3$ 19,711,249
Needham & Company, LLC 2$ 135,757,432
Robert W. Baird & Co. 2$ 118,994,997
Guggenheim Securities, LLC 2$ 110,999,996
Wedbush PacGrow Life Sciences 2$ 98,959,742
WBB Securities, LLC 2$ 94,319,942
Aegis Capital Corporation 2$ 72,109,000
Wells Fargo Securities, LLC 2$ 64,370,000
Griffin Securities, Inc. 2$ 60,437,500
Canaccord Genuity Inc. (US) 2$ 59,999,997

Investment Banking rankings exclude all 144-A Offerings, Equity Lines of Credit, At the Market Transactions, Rights Offerings, Bought Deals, and all PIPE transactions conducted by foreign issuers that trade in the U.S. on the Pink Sheets. On transactions where an investment banking firm has acted solely as Financial Advisor, that transaction has been excluded from that firm’s ranking. Co-agented transactions award full transaction credit to all agents participating (regardless of status of lead agent or co-agent). Data is for closed and definitive agreement transactions reported as of 4/07/15.

The Q1 2015 U.S. PIPE Market Institutional Investor League Table
By Number of Transactions:

Investor Name
Transaction Count
Total Amount Invested
Empery Asset Management LP 12$ 22,095,554
Coliseum Capital Management, LLC4$ 113,250,001
Wolverine Asset Management4$ 7,534,028
Sabby Management, LLC4$ 6,039,999
Broadfin Capital, LLC4$ 2,999,999
Iroquois Capital L.P.4$ 574,375
LH Financial Services Corporation4$ 250,000
Luxor Capital Group3$ 36,496,622
Adage Capital Partners GP, LLC3$ 24,401,748
Perceptive Advisors, LLC3$ 3,000,396
Hudson Bay Capital Management L.P.3$ 2,549,167
Cormorant Asset Management, LLC3$ 263,250
EIG Global Energy Partners2$ 750,000,000
Anchorage Advisors LLC2$ 249,999,995
Prudential Capital Group2$ 225,000,000
Johnson & Johnson, Inc. (NYSE:JNJ)2$ 75,000,003
Hercules Tech. Growth Capital, Inc.2$ 45,000,000
MTP Energy Management LLC (Magnetar)2$ 34,500,005
Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Inc.2$ 24,999,976
GSO Capital Partners LP2$ 24,006,400
Brilliant King Group Limited2$ 24,000,000
Goldman Sachs & Co.2$ 12,382,705
Magnetar Financial LLC2$ 10,000,011
Poseidon Sports Limited2$ 6,000,000
T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc.2$ 5,499,091

Investor rankings exclude all 144-A Offerings, Equity Lines of Credit, At the Market Transactions, Rights Offerings, Bought Deals, and all PIPE transactions conducted by foreign issuers that trade in the U.S. on the Pink Sheets. Investors classified as Corporate Investors and Insurance Companies have been excluded from this ranking. Data is for closed and definitive agreement transactions reported as of 4/07/15.

The Q1 2015 PIPE Market Issuer Counsel League Table
By Number of Transactions:

Legal CounselTransaction Count Total Amount Advised
Cooley LLP 5$ 128,315,990
Sichenzia Ross Friedman Ference, LLP5$ 103,927,995
Greenberg Traurig, LLP5$ 84,854,996
Goodwin Procter, LLP4$ 36,450,002
Paul Hastings LLP4$ 30,671,125
Vinson & Elkins, LLP3$ 1,230,720,848
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr, LLP3$ 193,995,000
TroyGould PC3$ 113,349,999
Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton, LLP3$ 100,112,493
Latham & Watkins, LLP3$ 74,087,496
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP3$ 59,952,303
Haynes and Boone, LLP3$ 31,166,470
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, PC3$ 25,500,000
DLA Piper3$ 18,897,463
Akerman LLP2$ 138,499,042
Ropes & Gray2$ 88,749,990
Alston & Bird, LLP2$ 82,860,713
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP2$ 61,000,005
Morrison & Foerster, LLP2$ 40,250,000
Norton Rose Fulbright2$ 39,000,000
Pillsbury, Winthrop, Shaw & Pittman, LLP2$ 36,800,000
Schulte Roth & Zabel, LLP2$ 35,000,000
Clifford Chance US, LLP2$ 24,999,976
McMillan LLP2$ 16,671,857
Loeb & Loeb, LLP2$15,388,250

Legal counsel rankings exclude all 144-A Offerings, Equity Lines of Credit, At the Market Transactions, Rights Offerings, Bought Deals, and all PIPE transactions conducted by foreign issuers that trade in the U.S. on the Pink Sheets. Data is for closed and definitive agreement transactions reported as of 4/07/15.

The Q1 2015 PIPE Market Investor Counsel League Table
By Number of Transactions:

Legal Counsel Transaction Count Total Amount Advised
Schulte Roth & Zabel, LLP 23$ 509,706,063
Kelley Drye & Warren, LLP4$ 17,093,056
Paul Hastings LLP3$ 97,500,000
Kirkland & Ellis2$ 999,999,995
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP2$ 999,999,995
Willkie, Farr & Gallagher2$ 136,123,942
Carey Olsen2$ 24,999,976
Greenberg Traurig, LLP2$ 16,912,500
Peter J. Weisman, PC2$ 9,318,056
Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP2$ 4,900,500
Thompson & Knight, LLP1$ 440,000,000
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP1$ 24,813,000
Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP1$ 15,000,000
Klee, Tuchin, Bogdanoff & Stern LLP1$ 15,000,000
Simpson Thacher Bartlett, LLP1$ 15,000,000
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson1$ 14,667,960
Goodmans, LLP1$ 12,989,740
Haynes and Boone, LLP1$ 12,989,740
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP1$ 10,000,000
Mayer Brown LLP1$ 9,350,000
Lowenstein Sandler LLP1$ 5,584,963
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati1$ 5,000,000
Dorsey & Whitney, LLP1$ 3,250,000
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, PC1$ 1,464,000
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP1$ 1,000,000

Legal counsel rankings exclude all 144-A Offerings, Equity Lines of Credit, At the Market Transactions, Rights Offerings, Bought Deals, and all PIPE transactions conducted by foreign issuers that trade in the U.S. on the Pink Sheets. Data is for closed and definitive agreement transactions reported as of 4/07/15.

The Q1 2015 PIPE Market Placement Agent Counsel League Table
By Number of Transactions:

Legal Counsel
Transaction Count Total Amount Advised
Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP 13$ 85,985,144
Goodwin Procter, LLP9$ 267,706,983
Latham & Watkins, LLP5$ 214,852,814
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP5$ 28,112,310
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, PC4$ 193,357,441
Cooley LLP2$ 76,749,992
LeClairRyan, PC2$ 71,828,997
K&L Gates LLP2$ 45,999,995
Proskauer Rose, LLP2$ 41,199,998
Torys, LLP2$ 37,374,997
Sichenzia Ross Friedman Ference, LLP2$ 23,449,998
Lowenstein Sandler LLP2$ 22,743,860
Duane Morris, LLP2$ 9,711,249
Graubard Miller2$ 5,100,000
Kendall, Koenig & Oelsner, PC1$ 650,000,000
Vinson & Elkins, LLP1$ 500,000,000
Norton Rose Fulbright1$ 60,000,000
Covington & Burling1$ 56,000,000
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP1$ 54,999,996
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP1$ 49,995,000
Choate, Hall & Stewart, LLP1$ 37,000,000
Porter & Hedges, LLP1$ 27,500,000
McDermott, Will & Emery1$ 22,999,997
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP1$ 21,499,998
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP1$ 15,112,500

Legal counsel rankings exclude all 144-A Offerings, Equity Lines of Credit, At the Market Transactions, Rights Offerings, Bought Deals, and all PIPE transactions conducted by foreign issuers that trade in the U.S. on the Pink Sheets. Data is for closed and definitive agreement transactions reported as of 4/07/15.

About PlacementTracker
PlacementTracker, a flagship product of Sagient Research Systems, is well recognized as the leading provider of research, data, and analytics covering the PIPE market (Private Investment in Public Equity). With data on every private placement since January 1, 1995, PlacementTracker's web-based platform provides subscribers with an easy to use, comprehensive means to: evaluate PIPE transactions & investors, perform quick transaction pricing, identify potential issuers and investors, and compile comparable transaction, investor & agent statistics. PlacementTracker's dynamically updating League Tables are available online at: http://www.placementtracker.com/leaguetables.cfm.

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About Sagient Research Systems
Sagient Research Systems is a publisher of specialized research and data. They develop and sell proprietary research products to global enterprises, including investment banks, mutual and hedge funds, pharmaceutical companies, academic institutions, and government agencies. In each of 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2012 Sagient Research was named to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies. In 2012, Sagient was acquired by Informa Plc (LON:INF).

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