Stifel Financial Corp., a financial services holding company headquartered in St. Louis, Mo., has purchased Torreya Partners LLC, an independent mergers and acquisitions and private capital advisory firm serving the global life sciences industry.

Founded in 2007, Torreya is focused on life sciences including biotechnology and pharmaceuticals. Torreya also offers advisory services across divestitures and joint ventures, royalty monetization, licensing agreements and private capital raising. The company has a team of over 40 professionals located in New York, London and Mumbai, India.

 “In addition to sharing common values and a client-first approach, we have been impressed by the Stifel team’s proven results and continued momentum across the healthcare sector” comments Tim Opler, Torreya managing director. “Together, we are well positioned to serve clients and execute transactions that lead to medical advances and ultimately improve people’s lives.”