Crystal Simpson

Managing Director | New York
Global Advisory | Capital Markets Advisory | Equity Capital Markets

Crystal Simpson is a managing director in the firm’s advisory business and heads the Energy Equity Capital Markets group, which includes sustainable energy & clean technology, oil & gas, power & utilities, mining and chemicals. She focuses on the origination and execution of public and private equity and equity-like transactions.

Ms. Simpson has worked with energy companies for more than 20 years. Prior to joining Evercore, she was managing director at Barclays and co-head of the natural resources equity capital markets group. She joined Lehman Brothers in 2001 as part of the natural resources coverage group and gained extensive experience across the spectrum of investment banking transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and capital raises.

Ms. Simpson has spent over 17 years in equity capital markets, originating and executing initial public offerings, follow-ons, equity-linked offerings, private investments in public equities (PIPEs), private convertible preferred offerings and pre-IPO private capital for energy companies.

Through the course of her career, she has led more than 500 energy equity offerings in a bookrun capacity. Since 2012, she has led over 225 offerings as bookrunner, raising in excess of $110 billion. Of those, she acted in a lead left or active bookrunner capacity on more than 125, raising $60 billion. She has led many first-of-its-kind transactions, including new structures and taking companies in new industry subsectors public.

Ms. Simpson graduated from Washington & Lee University, earning a Bachelor of Science in business administration and accounting alongside a double-major in broadcast journalism.