Scott LaRue currently serves as vice chairman of investment banking at Piper Sandler.
Prior to assuming his current responsibilities, LaRue served for eleven years as global co-head of investment banking and capital markets. He joined Piper Sandler in 2003 and spent much of his career covering the consumer sector, ultimately serving as co-head of Piper Sandler consumer investment banking. LaRue was also a founding member and continues to serve on the investment committee for the Piper Sandler merchant banking group.
In the course of LaRue’s 30 years in the investment banking industry, he has completed numerous transactions across a wide range of industries including packaged goods, food and beverage, agribusiness, retailing, real estate, gaming, lodging and diversified industrials. His extensive background in corporate finance includes mergers and acquisitions, public stock offerings, leveraged finance, asset securitizations and public and private debt offerings.
Prior to joining Piper Sandler, LaRue led the food and beverage industry team at CSFB/DLJ, where he was the firm’s senior consumer product banker on the West Coast. Before that, he was a managing director at Bank of America Securities.
LaRue is a graduate of the University of Southern California.