Investment Banking

Our senior bankers have an average of over 25 years of Wall Street experience at firms including Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, JP Morgan, and Citigroup. They are particularly focused on clients’ needs in the following areas:

  • Debt Capital Markets
  • Equity Capital Markets
  • Advisory
  • Financial Strategies
  • Corporate Share Repurchase

Our expertise spans a wide range of sectors, including consumer and retail, energy, financial institutions, financial sponsors, industrials, media, communications and information services, real estate, gaming and lodging, and technology.

Meet Our Team

For performance information email us at:
info@ramirezco.com


Banking

  • Lawrence Goldman
  • Managing Director
  • (212) 248-1214
  • Sector Focus:
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Technology
  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Consumer Products, Restaurants, Retailing, x
  • Financial Sponsors
  • Robert Hong
  • Managing Director
  • (212) 378-7135
  • Sector Focus:
  • Banks and Financials
  • Telecom
  • Media
  • Technology
  • Financial Sponsors
  • Raymond O’Connor
  • Managing Director
  • (212) 248-1215
  • Sector Focus:
  • Utilities
  • Technology
  • Oil & Gas, Energy
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Financial Sponsors

Financial Strategy Group

Syndicate

Debt Capital Markets

The Debt Capital Markets Group offers underwriting and distribution of fixed income securities including corporate bonds, preferred stocks and hybrids, asset-backed securities, and U.S. agency unsecured debt and mortgages. Our investor base consists of unique retail and Tier 3 investors as well as the largest Tier 1 and Tier 2 investors in the country. The group typically underwrites and participates in syndicates for over 100 new issue transactions annually.

  • Participated in new issue corporate debt transactions totaling over $1.0 trillion for a total of 460 issues during the previous 5 years (2015 – 2019)
  • Book-runner of 17 corporate transactions for nine issuers since 2010, including a $400 million offering for San Diego Gas in May 2019
  • Participated in debt and equity capital markets transactions for approximately 400 different companies over the past decade, including more than 25 percent of the global Fortune 500

Equity Capital Markets

The Equity Capital Markets Group offers banking, underwriting and financial strategies services to corporations. The Firm's equity underwritings include spin-offs, private equity sponsored transactions, equity recapitalizations by financial institutions, traditional initial public offerings (IPOs) and follow-on offerings.

  • Co-manager or underwriter in eight of the 10 largest U.S. equity new issue transactions of all time
  • Participated in approximately 150 equity transactions including 42 IPO’s during the five year period from 2015 – 2019

Advisory

The Ramirez Advisory team provides strategic advice to a number of U.S.-regulated utilities and state and local governments. Our Financial Strategy Group provides analytical support for M&A transactions and advisory assignments.

Financial Strategies

The Financial Strategies Group (FSG) assists the Firm’s Investment Banking Clients on empirical finance topics such as optimal capital structure and cost of capital, shareholder payout policies, drivers of credit ratings and debt capacity, maturity and forex structure of liabilities, valuation of complex securities including M&A related hybrids and executive stock options, new product development, “unusual and complex” projects, and econometric analyses. FSG addresses topics de jour by publishing relevant articles (e.g. SOFR-LIBOR transition, ultra-long bonds) and authors the Quarterly Macroeconomic Review.

Institutional Equities

The Institutional Equity Group is an experienced team of equity sales and trading professionals that puts clients first and produces value-added results. Our seasoned Equity team offers performance-enhancing products and services for agency only trade execution as well as distribution of underwritten equity offerings to institutions, pension funds, corporations, plan sponsors and money managers.

  • All trading is executed on our Financial Information Exchange (FIX)-compliant New York desk
  • Equity execution in listed, over-the-counter (OTC) and international markets
  • A suite of sophisticated and unique algorithm trading strategies
  • Team averages over 25 years of experience to handle orders on a manual basis
  • Program/basket trading
  • Corporate share repurchase

Corporate Share Repurchase

Ramirez is also well-versed in corporate share repurchase (CSR) transactions, having worked with Fortune 100 companies on at least 85 of such agreements with 165 million shares traded over the past five years. Every share repurchase is handled by a senior equity professional and makes use of our algorithmic trading group.

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To all clients:

Samuel A. Ramirez & Company, Inc. (Ramirez & Company) continues to monitor all federal, state, and local COVID-19 guidance. Currently all employees are working remotely. The firm is operating business as usual, providing all products, services and capabilities for our clients across the globe. We will continue to provide updates to you, as needed, in the coming days and weeks.

For more information, please refer to the Ramirez & Co. Business Continuity Client Disclosure: ramirezco.com/BusinessContinuity. If you have any questions, please contact your Sales or Relationship Manager or email info@ramirezco.com.

Ramirez & Company, Inc. Management

At Ramirez we firmly stand united in the fight against racial injustices and the marginalization of minority communities. As a minority owned firm we are committed to ensuring that future generations do not have to face these obstacles and we believe that we all need to work together to make America a more just and fair country. Ramirez understands that Black Lives Matter and that more progress needs to be made to change the fundamental problems of racial and class inequalities in housing, education, healthcare and our justice system. This is a critical moment in time and it is imperative we collectively take the steps to make change and move the needle.


CEO Letter to Employees Addressing this Crisis

Diversity Statement

Ramirez Charity and Community Involvement Statement

June 8, 2020

Dear Ramirez Employees:

I want to let you know that I - and all of Ramirez leadership - stand with the Black Community. We are sickened by what happened to George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and the other recent victims of horrible racial violence the past few years and for many years before these events. We abhor the systemic racism and social injustices in America that Black and Brown people are subjected to. We stand with the peaceful protestors and agree that we all need to work together to make America a more just and fair country. As a first generation American Puerto Rican, I understand the issues minorities today are facing. I have been fortunate to be a successful entrepreneur, but while growing our firm I have had to confront many cases of discrimination and inequality in the American business world. Fifty years ago I remember being told not to name the firm Ramirez, because "no-one would do business with a Hispanic firm." I understand the progress that has been made, but much more progress needs to be made to change the fundamental problems of racial and class inequities in housing, education, healthcare and our justice system. This is a critical moment in time and it is imperative we collectively take the steps to make change and move the needle. There is no tolerance at Ramirez for racial discrimination of any type and, at a minimum, it is our responsibility and obligation to increase our outreach to the minority community in our charitable giving, internships, hiring, and professional development programs. To that end we will:


We will work together as a company on ideas for how to be most effective in making change. Thank you to all of you who make Ramirez a success and we welcome and appreciate your ideas.
More to come.
Sam Ramirez
Founder & CEO - Samuel A. Ramirez & Co., Inc.

Diversity Statement:

As one of the oldest and largest Hispanic institutions on Wall Street, we are proud of our origins and strive to lead the way in benefiting those most in need. Being 92% minority owned & 100% employee owned, we take pride that 100% of our regional offices are being led by a minority or military veteran. When focusing on the senior leadership roles at Ramirez & Co and Ramirez Asset Management there is an impressive 60% minority representation. We believe that this diverse workforce is a key ingredient to our success and thus over the last ten year periods 40+% of all new hires have been minorities. We have a robust internal program that provides junior minority employees mentorship opportunities with senior leaders that help them navigate the industry and advance within the firm. This pipeline of talent starts with our intern program where over the last ten years 65% of all interns have been minorities with the current class being representative of that. Overall 40+% of the total Ramirez family is composed of minorities.

We are committed to continuing to be industry leaders in the inclusion of minorities in the financial industry and firmly believe that this is a key part of our future success.

Charitable Giving Statement:

Now more than ever is the time to concentrate on giving to causes that have the potential to improve our country and create the most value for future generations. Over the last five years Ramirez has focused our giving to organizations whose missions include the education of minority populations, community support, healthcare and mentorship programs. A total of over 100 charities with 18+ unique causes were supported with almost $850k+ in total donations made. Ramirez is committed to increasing our support of organizations that are focused on racial and class inequities in housing, education, healthcare and our justice system.