John Hendrix is a Managing Director in the Investment Banking Group at Sandler O’Neill + Partners, L.P. He specializes in providing strategic advice to insurance brokers, underwriters and service providers and has over 20 years of experience as an investment banker to the financial services industry.
Mr. Hendrix’s recent transaction experience at Sandler O’Neill includes the divestiture of First Merchants Insurance Services by First Merchants Corporation, the sale of American Benefits Consulting to Alliant Insurance Services, the divestiture of Comp Options Insurance Company by Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Florida, the sponsored demutualization and sale of Medmarc Mutual Insurance Company to ProAssurance Corporation and the acquisition of the policies of Healthcare Providers Insurance Exchange by Medical Mutual Holdings.
Prior to joining Sandler O’Neill in 2004, Mr. Hendrix spent five years in the insurance investment banking group at Banc of America Securities, where he worked on a broad range of securities underwriting and merger and acquisition transactions for the insurance industry. Prior to this, he worked in the financial institutions investment banking group at PaineWebber, where he focused on insurance and asset management companies. Mr. Hendrix began his career at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in the Department of Bank Supervision and Regulation.
Mr. Hendrix graduated cum laude from Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts in History. He also holds an M.B.A. from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.