Who We Are

What We Do

We provide investment banking, research, sales and trading, asset and wealth management, public finance, insurance, private capital, and family office services.

About Us

We are a family-owned financial services firm that values client relationships, long-term stability, and supporting the communities where we live and work.

The Stephens Story

The idea of family defines our culture, because each of us knows that our reputation is on the line as if our own name was on the door.

Leadership

Our reputation as a leading independent financial services firm is built on the stability of our longstanding and highly experienced senior executives.

Impact Initiatives

We are committed to corporate philanthropy; economic and financial literacy advocacy; and diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.

Our Brand Ambassadors

Stephens is proud to sponsor the PGA TOUR, LPGA Tour, and PGA TOUR Champions careers, as well as applaud the philanthropic endeavors, of our Brand Ambassadors.

Making Connections

We host many highly informative meetings each year with clients, industry decision makers, and thought leaders across the U.S. and in Europe.

Consumer

Restaurants

We have extensive experience providing M&A, public and private debt and equity capital raising and capital solutions for companies in the restaurant space. We work with public and private companies, from franchisees and franchisors to company-owned concepts.

Our senior bankers build deep relationships with decision makers at restaurant businesses as well as family office and private equity firms on the buy side and sell side. In addition to successfully meeting the needs of large companies, we are committed to serving smaller companies throughout their growth cycle, including founder and family-owned businesses.

Featured Transactions

  • M&A Advisory

    Has Been Acquired By

    $13.5 Million

    M&A Advisory

    Village Inn and Bakers Square

    Advisor

    Restaurants

    Financial Sponsors

    $13.5 Million

    07/30/2021

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  • Equity Capital Markets

    Follow-On Offering

    $50 Million

    Equity Capital Markets

    Kura Sushi USA, Inc.

    Book-Running Manager

    Restaurants

    Public Companies

    $50 Million

    07/21/2021

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  • M&A Advisory

    Has Been Sold To

    M&A Advisory

    Zaxby's

    Financial Advisor

    Restaurants

    Private Company Advisory

    Private Companies

    Not Disclosed

    12/28/2020

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  • M&A Advisory

    Has Been Acquired By

    M&A Advisory

    QK Holdings, LLC

    Financial Advisor

    Restaurants

    Private Companies

    Not Disclosed

    09/05/2019

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