Santander Completes Acquisition of Amherst Pierpont

Santander Holdings USA, Inc. (“SHUSA” or “Santander US”) has completed the acquisition of Amherst Pierpont Securities LLC (“Amherst Pierpont”), a market-leading fixed-income broker-dealer, through the acquisition of its parent holding company, Pierpont Capital Holdings LLC. Effective April 11th, 2022, Amherst Pierpont is now a part of Santander’s Corporate & Investment Banking (“Santander CIB”) global business and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Santander US.

The acquisition of Amherst Pierpont significantly enhances Santander CIB’s infrastructure and capabilities in the market-making of US fixed income securities. The addition of Amherst Pierpont’s franchise strengthens Santander’s platform to include self-clearing of fixed income securities and expands its structuring and advisory capabilities for asset originators in the real estate and specialty finance markets. The combined platform of Santander and APS has strong capabilities in corporate debt and securities finance across the US and emerging markets. Amherst Pierpont was designated a Primary Dealer by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in 2019 and, prior to its acquisition by Santander US, was one of only three non-bank-affiliated entities to hold that designation. The acquisition creates a comprehensive suite of fixed-income products that will drive deeper and more valuable relationships across the APS and Santander respective client bases.

Read acquisition announcement (July 15, 2021) here: Santander to Acquire Amherst Pierpont

Amherst Pierpont is a global fixed income specialized broker-dealer providing institutional clients with access to a premier fixed-income capital markets franchise. Our experienced team of professionals, backed by a powerful data and analytics platform, delivers customized solutions and strategy to meet our clients’ investment objectives.

As of May 6th, 2019, APS has been selected as one of 24 Primary Dealers to serve as a trading counterparty to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. (Read Press Release)

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