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.

Our People

Lars Friemann

Managing Director

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Health & Life Sciences
Lars Friemann

Lars Friemann is a Managing Director in Stephens Europe's Frankfurt Office. He has over 15 years corporate finance experience, advising a wide range of financial investors, entrepreneurs, family offices and private companies on national and cross-border M&A transactions (sellside and buyside), fundraisings and fairness opinions. Lars leads the Healthcare coverage efforts in Europe and has a particular focus on medical technology and retail healthcare.

Prior to joining Stephens in 2021, Lars worked at Harris Williams in Frankfurt, where he co-founded the German office and was part of the global Healthcare group. Lars started his career at Close Brothers (now DC Advisory).

Lars graduated as Diplom-Kaufmann from European Business School (ebs) in Oestrich-Winkel and holds an MBA from the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business at University of Pittsburgh.

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