Sandler O'Neill and Partners

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Sandler O’Neill + Partners, L.P., is a well-respected full-service investment banking firm and broker-dealer focused on the financial services sector. It is headquartered in New York City, and has offices in Boston, Chicago, San Francisco and Atlanta.

The firm provides investment banking services to financial institutions and their investors. Its services include merger and acquisition advisory, capital markets, fixed income and equity trading and sales, equity research, balance sheet management, mortgage finance, and consulting services. It has retained its private partnership structure and it perennially ranks among the top advisers on bank and thrift mergers as well as in capital raising.

It operates a mortgage finance operation and a registered investment adviser based in Memphis, Sandler O’Neill Advisers L.P. Sandler O’Neill consists of over 300 professionals.


Sandler O’Neill + Partners, L.P. was founded in 1988 by Herman S. Sandler and Thomas F. O'Neill along with several other executives from Wall Street firms.

Today, the firm ranks among the highest in many sectors such as financial services and mergers and acquisitions. Some numbers from 2013 are attached:

September 11[edit]

On September 11, 2001 the firm lost 66 of its 171 Principals and employees in the terrorist attacks that destroyed the World Trade Center. Among them were Herman S. Sandler and Chris Quackenbush, who started the firm’s investment banking practice, and Welles Crowther, an equities trader who saved at least 12 people. The company also lost its entire computer system and nearly all of its records in the destruction.

On September 17, 2001 Sandler O’Neill announced it was open for business.

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