Piper Sandler Companies, an investment bank, has bought DBO Partners, a technology investment banking firm located in the San Francisco Bay area.

DBO Partners has led several mergers and acquisitions and capital-raising transactions for its clients in the technology sector, including software, security, engineering, semiconductors and infrastructure and emerging technology. DBO Partners’ general partner advisory services adds a new capability for Piper Sandler’s financial sponsor clients.

“The combination of Piper Sandler and DBO’s technology practices significantly expands our ability to serve clients in an increasingly tech-centric world,” comments Mike Dillahunt, global co-head of investment banking and capital markets at Piper Sandler.

Piper Sandler was advised by Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz served as legal advisor and KBW served as financial advisor to DBO Partners in connection with the transaction.