Investment Banking

Hardin Bethea

Senior Vice President

Expertise: Industrial
Sector Focus: Transportation & Logistics

Direct: (407) 212-7517


Mr. Bethea joined Stephens in February 2018 as Senior Vice President. Prior to joining Stephens, Mr. Bethea was a Director at Blackhill Partners, where he led the firm’s global maritime industry practice in both healthy and distressed circumstances. In the last five years, he has advised private placements of debt and equity securities related to the maritime industry totaling more than $1.2 billion, and currently serves as an advisor to several private equity firms regarding their investment in maritime and related transportation infrastructure sectors. Prior to joining Blackhill, Mr. Bethea founded HSB Capital Corp to provide strategic and financial advisory services primarily to maritime companies and their stakeholders.

He began his career as a Credit Products Analyst in the Global Corporate and Investment Banking division of Bank of America covering transportation, industrial and business services industry clients. Mr. Bethea subsequently worked for six years as a Senior Analyst and Portfolio Manager with a $7 billion institutional investment advisory firm primarily covering industrial, commodity and maritime industry investments.

Mr. Bethea received his B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Richmond with concentrations in Finance and International Business. He received his Master of International Business Studies, cum laude, from the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina.

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