We provide investment banking, research, sales and trading, asset and wealth management, public finance, insurance, private capital, and family office services.
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 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.
Our reputation as a leading independent financial services firm is built on the stability of our longstanding and highly experienced senior executives.
We are committed to corporate philanthropy; economic and financial literacy advocacy; and diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.
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.
We host many highly informative meetings each year with clients, industry decision makers, and thought leaders across the U.S. and in Europe.
Lars Friemann is a Managing Director in Stephens' 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.