Norm Colbert joined Canaccord Genuity through the acquisition of Petsky Prunier and focuses on mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, and private placement transactions. He is active in the firm’s industry practice areas and has substantial experience in structuring and selling a wide variety of securities, including preferred and common stock, convertible debt, senior and subordinate notes, and bank debt. Over his career, Norm has raised in excess of $30 billion in transactions ranging in size from $10 million to over $1 billion.
Prior to joining Petsky Prunier, Norm was a managing director in the M&A group and the global head of JP Morgan’s Private Placement Group from 1999 to 2008. At JP Morgan, Norm managed the largest dedicated private placement practice on Wall Street with offices in San Francisco, New York, and London and raised in excess of $25 billion in capital across all industries. Prior to JP Morgan, Norm was the head of Hambrecht & Quist’s Private Placement Group, focused primarily on raising capital for companies in the growth areas of the economy, including technology, media, telecommunication, business and information services, and healthcare companies.
Norm holds a B.A. in economics (with distinction and Phi Beta Kappa) from Northwestern University and an M.B.A. (with distinction and Beta Gamma Sigma) from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.