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.

Financial Institutions Group

Depository

We have an exceptionally strong track record of successfully serving the M&A and capital markets needs of regional banks and thrifts, commercial finance companies, mortgage lenders, and other depository institutions.

Our senior bankers work as a team to provide expert market intelligence, advisory and execution services while aligning with clients as partners and not competitors. We truly understand the depository space, and are highly active with a wide range of private and public companies that come to us for everything from IPOs and private placements to mergers and acquisitions.

Featured Transaction

  • Equity Capital Markets

    Follow-on Offering

    $50 Million

    Equity Capital Markets

    Business First Bancshares, Inc.

    Sole Book Running Manager

    Depository

    Public Companies

    $50 Million

    10/12/2022

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  • M&A Advisory

    Has Agreed To Merge With

    $342 Million

    M&A Advisory

    First Bancshares Of Texas, Inc.

    Financial Advisor

    Depository

    Public Companies

    $342 Million

    10/11/2022

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  • M&A Advisory

    Has Agreed To Merge With

    $229 Million

    M&A Advisory

    Lone Star State Bancshares, Inc.

    Financial Advisor

    Depository

    Public Companies

    $229 Million

    10/11/2022

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  • Equity Capital Markets

    Initial Public Offering

    $34 Million

    Equity Capital Markets

    LINKBANCORP, Inc.

    Lead Left Bookrunner

    Depository

    Public Companies

    $34 Million

    09/13/2022

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  • Debt Capital Markets

    Preferred Equity Offering

    $115 Million

    Debt Capital Markets

    Midland States Bancorp, Inc.

    Co-manager

    Depository

    Public Companies

    $115 Million

    08/24/2022

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  • Debt Capital Markets

    Subordinated Notes

    $75 Million

    Debt Capital Markets

    Five Star Bancorp

    Co-Placement Agent

    Depository

    Public Companies

    $75 Million

    08/17/2022

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  • M&A Advisory

    Has Agreed To Acquire

    M&A Advisory

    Highland Bank

    financial advisor

    Depository

    Public Companies

    Not Disclosed

    08/17/2022

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  • M&A Advisory

    Has Agreed To Acquire

    $98 Million

    M&A Advisory

    MVB Financial Corp.

    Financial Advisor and Fairness Opinion

    Depository

    Public Companies

    $98 Million

    08/12/2022

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Senior Bankers